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  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Houston Ranks Low in Health, Fitness Survey (But We're Better Than Dallas!)

    It might be all that BBQ, the late-night bar hopping, or the fact it just makes more sense to drive wherever you have to go (we really wish we had the adventurous spirit of you daily bicycle riders), but Houston recently ranked not too far from the bottom of the American Fitness Index. The report ... More >>

  • Film

    October 31, 2013
  • Culture

    July 11, 2013
  • Culture

    July 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    The Best and Worst of Electric Daisy Carnival 2013

    Note: Once again this year, Rocks Off is proud to share our L.A. sister blog West Coast Sound's coverage of this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. If there is any lingering question about the mass popularity of electronic music, one need look no further than Electric Daisy Carnival. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Sugarbaby's Shutters, but Porch Swing Desserts Swings Open

    When one oven door closes, another opens (or something like that): Sugarbaby's Cupcake Boutique ceased operations this past Saturday, May 18. The bakery inside the bright pink-and-green building on Shepherd thanked its fans on Twitter for all their years of support: "Sold out for our last day. It wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Why Electric Daisy Carnival Texas Should Be In Houston

    The largest music festival in the United States in terms of attendance is not Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, or Austin City Limits. While each sees thousands of music fans pass through the gates every year, the real attendance champ is Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. The 2012 version of the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Macy's, Houston Celebrate Carlos Santana's Style

    Twenty years ago, while digging through my father's music collection, I found an album that I still regard as one of my all-time favorites. The crying guitar notes and inspired Latin rhythms I heard that afternoon were a vast departure from the corridos and cumbias I was almost exclusively listening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Alternative Names for Eva Longoria and Tilman Fertitta's "Female-Oriented" Steakhouse

    This afternoon, CultureMap announced that Houston restaurant kingpin Tilman Fertitta would be teaming up with Eva Longoria and Morton's to create a Las Vegas steakhouse that will "create a feeling of empowerment, especially for female guests." SHe -- yes, that's the name; no, there's not a typo the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Bernie's Burger Bus Invited to the World Food Championships in Las Vegas

    We're issuing a belated thank you to everyone who came out to The Distillery back in April for the 2012 Houston Press Burger Bracket, and another round of congratulations for the winner -- Bernie's Burger Bus. Why? Because our Burger Bracket -- now in its second year -- was identified as "one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Blind Items and Other "Fun" Activities

    A busier week than last gives us some bad news, some intriguing news, some good news and a couple of interesting blind items. Let's get that bad news out of the way first. Samba Grille closed last Saturday evening after service. The downtown restaurant -- which won our 2011 Best of Houston® award ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2012

    Kaskade's Moment

    On-the-go DJ/producer might be electronica's very own superhero.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    The Night After Cancellation, EDC Closes Fest With Massive Turnout

    See also: EDC Vegas Pulls Plug on Music Due to High Winds Organizers of the second annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas declared the three-day party a success , despite high-winds that cut its marquee night short on Saturday. Promoters say a whopping 115,000 people were in attendance on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Happy Birthday Dusty Hill: ZZ Top's Bottom-End Boogie Man

    ZZ Top's Dusty Hill turns 63 years old on Sunday, but who's counting? The Dust and his band mates have been around pretty much forever, with more than four decades of sold-out shows around the world under their belts. If Hill spends another 43 years playing his Fender bass in perfect precision with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Dolce Delights Is Beautiful, and Here Are Some Photos to Prove It

    I'm just getting acquainted with Dolce Delights, the three-month-old patisserie next door to Sushi Raku in Midtown, but I'm already smitten after one croissant and a cup of coffee. It's charming that way, with a light-filled dining room that encourages lingering in cozy, wool-covered chairs or a gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating... Our Words, where we're currently writing page 355 of a lengthy treatise on the many misapplications of the word "zesty" throughout history. We started the week off right with a look at dining outside the loop, and we'd say not to let one isolated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Anders Behring Breivik: Oslo Killer Is A Fan Of Texas

    Anders Behring Breivik: Fan of the Lone Star State​The Burn Down Blog is either braver or more insane than us, and it was partially waded through the 1,500-page manifesto left behind by Anders Behring Breivik, the lunatic who massacred Norwegians. It turns out he likes us!! yay? I did enjo ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Renato De Pirro of Ristorante Cavour

    Photo by Matthew DresdenRistorante Cavour executive chef Renato De Pirro.​Last April, Renato De Pirro took over for David Denis as executive chef at Ristorante Cavour, the jewel box of a restaurant inside Uptown Park's Hotel Granduca. Whereas the Provence-born Denis had turned out sumptuous Fr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 17, 2011
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    March 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Tilman Fertitta: ATMs for Gold Bars Are Genius

    Tilman Fertitta knows a hot trend when he sees one​Most people, when they read about the Florida ATM that disbursed bars of gold instead of cash, thought, "Good Lord, that is possibly the most idiotic thing I've ever heard in my life. And that includes the Matrix sequels." Tilman Fertitta, th ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 31, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Shamrock Hotel, We Hardly Knew Ye

    Today at 9 am, near the corner of Main & Holcombe, a small group of dedicated fans will once again pour out some Irish whiskey and toast the demise of the Shamrock Hotel.Today marks the 60th anniversary of the legendary hotel's opening. The dream of Texas oilman Glenn McCarthy, the place epitomi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Of Course They're Building A "Green" Hotel In Houston

    When you think Houston, you definitely think "green." You think unabashed commitment to the environment. You think "The Portland of the South."At least you do, apparently, if you're Starwood Hotels, that branch of the Sheraton company.Starwood has announced  they're opening a series of "green h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Intercontinental a Xanadu of Healthy Food, Group Somehow Says

    Houston has never really been known for its healthy eating, what with all the "Fattest City" this and the "Most Fast Food" that.But it appears there's one area where we are not totally in the grip of the fried-food cabal: The airport.Bush Intercontinental Airport came in fourth in a nationwide surve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Intercontinental A Xanadu Of Healthy Food, Group Somehow Says

    Houston has never really been known for its healthy eating, what with all the "Fattest City" this and the "Most Fast Food" that.But it appears there's one area where we are not totally in the grip of the fried-food cabal: The airport.Bush Intercontinental Airport came in fourth in a nationwide surve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2008

    Kolaches! The Field Trip

    Sausage, barbecued chicken, buttered potatoes, sauerkraut, sweet tea, polka music and kolaches! The East Bernard Kolache-Klobase Festival was already kicked into high gear when we got there at noon. The Shiner Hobo Band was playing at the outdoor venue. Inside everyone was gearing up for The Vraz ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2008

    Future Shock: the iTaser

    Listen to tunes while you tase

  • Music

    December 27, 2007
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 25, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Somebody Help Bob Goulet

    I wish that when cool celebrities were sick or needed transplants, we the public could nominate banal and vapid celebrities as donors. Like when Joe Strummer died, couldn’t we have traded him for Scott Stapp? I would’ve gladly traded Chad Kroeger for 40 more fabulous years of Dimebag Darrell pla ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2007

    How (Not) to Name Your Band

    The Adjective Nouns

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 30, 2007

    $13 at Ocean Palace

    Where: Ocean Palace, 11215 Bellaire Blvd, 281-988-8898 What $13 gets you: A feast of chicken feet in a Vegas-like atmosphere Part of the beauty of dim sum is picking and choosing from the constant flow of metal carts by your table. It’s nice to see your food before you eat it, but you don’ ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2007

    Houston Texans

    Our upcoming season predictions

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2007

    Sweat Science

    Houston is Number 12 on the Old Spice list of the nation’s sweatiest cities. Phoenix took top honors, followed by Las Vegas, Dallas, Tucson, San Antonio, Waco, Shreveport, Austin, Oklahoma City and Corpus Christi. (Yep, that’s a lot of Texas sweat.) Three years ago Houston was Number Six on th ... More >>

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Esquivel

    The Sights and Sounds of Esquivel!

  • Dining

    December 30, 2004

    Le Grand Cheesecake

    The Vegas version of Venice, or Vienna, or someplace

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2004

    High Rollers

    The party is tall and sexy at Forbidden City

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2004

    Deeply Felt

    Lonestar Pool League welcomes straight shooters

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Old Masters and Young Guns

    Filmmaking in 2002 wasn't just for the boys

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    Sporting News

    Astros losing more than just games

  • Culture

    October 28, 1999

    The Antihero

    Is Bill Davenport's art stupid? Yeah. Brilliant? That, too.

  • Film

    July 8, 1999

    Empty Innocence

    Pretty images and sound can't overcome a pointless film

  • Film

    May 21, 1998

    Contact High

    Fear and Loathing is the latest in Terry Gilliam's cinematic revolution

  • Music

    October 31, 1996
  • Dining

    January 19, 1995

    Vietnamese Variety

    Song Long gets cooking with Vietnam's colonial heritage

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