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Lauren Marmaduke

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Clumsy Butcher: Bobby Heugel and Company Announce New Restaurant Group and New Downtown Tequila Bar

    It was bound to happen. After opening so many concepts in only four years -- and taking over operations of two other longtime Houston institutions -- Bobby Heugel, Kevin Floyd and Michael Burnett have announced the creation of restaurant group Clumsy Butcher to hem everything into one tidy package. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    St. John's/River Oaks Land Deal Said to Include Blanco's

    The Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday that private River Oaks prep school St. John's has purchased a 13-acre tract of land that includes Blanco's, central Houston's only remaining traditional country-western music venue (or "honky-tonk"). However, the school's headmaster said there were no immediat ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 9, 2012

    We Love Food

    Our 100 favorite dishes in Houston.

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    Chafing 101: Rocks Off's 2011 Music Festival Odyssey

    Music festivals are now a part of our lives, just like deadlines, angry commenters, lack of sleep, and eye fatigue. And eating at our desk. That sucks. But at least we have food and a desk, right? Rocks Off ventured all over the state -- OK, really mostly Austin -- to cover festivals for the blog. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Upcoming Events: Lend a Helping Hand on Thanksgiving

    "Serving" can take on many meanings at Thanksgiving.​Thanksgiving is what? It's next week? Wait, are you serious? If you, like me, are terrible at planning (or knowing what week of the month it currently is), turn to Lauren Marmaduke's excellent guide to dining out on Thanksgiving Day or orde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2011

    BestFest: Honky Tonk Brothers Draw Blood, Carolyn Wonderland Laps The Field

    Photos by Jason WolterThe Honky Tonk Blood Brothers​The Home Brew stage served up a buffet of local talent with Johnny Falstaff, John Evans, Southern Backtones' Hank Schyma, and Craig Kinsey of the Sideshow Tramps, otherwise known as the Honky Tonk Blood Brothers. Each member of the quartet tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2011

    BestFest: thelastplaceyoulook Rolls In The Deep & All That Jazz

    Photos by GroovehouseHair of the Dog: thelastplaceyoulook's Nava​If you missed Hell City Kings, the first band that played today, you missed out on a really religious experience. That could have been because frontman Josh Wolf made the set look like a Christian summer camp. Since it was so ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2011

    BestFest: Chamillionaire, Starmaker; The Tontons, New Stars

    Marc BrubakerKing Koopa: Talent scout in his spare time.​God Almighty, that cool front did not last anywhere near long enough. The crowd seems to be in pretty good spirits, but it's just past the hottest part of the day right now and fatigue is starting to show. It's better now - ed. People a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Delicious Oven-Cooked Barbecue Brisket... Seriously

    The un-holy alliance of brisket burger and Four Loko.​Okay, before you go on and on about how "real brisket is smoked by manly men with manly intentions" and all that, let me just preface this by saying my father did the majority of the cooking in our house and made one of the most incredible ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Crawfish and Jambalaya Stuffed Chicken...from Buc-ee's

    Lauren MarmadukeFine dining from the mother of all gas stations. ​My girlfriends and I have started a ritual of semi-weekly get-togethers over beer, wine and a home-cooked meal. On the menu last week was a Crawfish and Jambalaya Stuffed Chicken a friend picked up at an interstate gas station on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Tunnel Explorer: Freshii

    ​Not long ago, I mentioned over in Shiftwork Bites (God rest its soul) that my business unit had moved offices. Now on the other end of downtown, I have whole stretches of previously unexplored tunnel to roam, in search of the best Houston's subterranean restaurateurs have to offer. Of course, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Want to see someone carve Prince William's face in this cheese? Of course you do.​Yes, it's Easter weekend, which means -- for some of you -- an extra day off and making extravagant dining plans for Sunday which involve uncomfortable clothing and your aunt who wears too much perfume. If you do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Favorite 3: Chain Restaurants

    Fleming's.​ Lauren Marmaduke 1. Chipotle Mexican Grill 2. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 3. Armadillo Palace Lauren's Take: I have a hard-on for foods that come wrapped in tortillas and flatbread. The compact cylindrical packaging makes Chipotle's burritos an ideal lunch option fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Odd Pair: Pop Rocks and Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label

    ​Lauren Marmaduke dispelled the urban legend involving pop rocks, death and soda, which got me thinking about a potentially even deadlier combination: pop Rocks and Champagne. Now, I love my inexpensive bubbly wines, but when I'm pairing it with a culinary behemoth like Pop Rocks, I spare no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Lauren Marmaduke reported this morning on the eastward move of California's famous In-N-Out Burger chain, where it's expected to open at least half a dozen of its burgers stands in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Houstonians weren't bothered by this "snub," to say the least. Take commenter ... More >>

  • News

    March 10, 2011

    Pomplamoose: A Real Revolution?

    Readers on our profile of the indie band.

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Comments of the Day

    ​After reading the comments of Lauren Marmaduke's "Pork No Longer 'The Other White Meat,'" we had to look up both "long pig" and "clerihew." Pork's unpopular new slogan inspired some other efforts, like these from Francois Boisjoli: I would have gone with: "Pork - The Taste of Human Flesh, W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Lauren Marmaduke reported on a bill that, if passed, would allow Texas businesses to sell hard alcohol on Sundays, leading to a debate in the comments on whether or not such a move would really result in more sales. But for at least one commenter, chef504, it wasn't about that: I don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Eating Our Words nation was turned on by the new skinny Pepsi can Lauren Marmaduke wrote about, National Eating Disorder Association be damned. But commenter Ali wasn't letting the svelte soda get to her: Well, it is Pepsi. They've got to drum up some sort of marketing ridiculousness ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Comments of the Day

    ​Lauren Marmaduke reported on the blue stuff in some "blueberry" food products not being actual blueberries, and some of our commenters expressed their displeasure with the industry. Said Gaspar Ramsey: Horsehockey. Food manufacturers use fake ingredients because they are trying to scam the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Food Safety Modernization Act Passes, But at What Cost?

    This...probably won't happen to your friendly local farm. Geez, Alex Jones...​Yesterday afternoon, President Obama signed what's being called "one of the most expansive food regulation bills in living memory," the Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA), effectively creating a new arm of the Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttLearn all about tequila in TQLA's free monthly tequila classes.​As you know, today is New Year's Eve. Huzzah! And those of you without plans for tonight need look no further than our great New Year's Eve guide and Lauren Marmaduke's suggestions for where to eat out t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Comment of the Day

    ​We here at Eating Our Words don't shy away from service journalism, letting you know where to eat on New Year's Eve and such. Another service? Letting you know you're not crazy. When Lauren Marmaduke wrote "Study Finds Women Think About Food Almost as Often as Men Think About Sex," at least ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Shiftwork Bites: Guest Chef Edition

    ​In the comments section of my last Shiftwork Bites post, reader Maria opined that my coworkers had better be sufficiently grateful for my efforts in the kitchen(ette). Usually, their thankfulness is displayed by their willingness to do our actual job while I go about the task of feeding us. O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    All I Want for Christmas Is...Ah, Hell, I Know Nobody's Spending: Top 5 Cheap Kitchen Gadgets

    Last week, Lauren Marmaduke threw out a few not so subtle hints for her friends and family, regarding what she'd like to find under her Christmas tree this year. I took one look at her excellent list, and decided right away that nobody in my family likes me enough to lay out that kind of cash. For t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    Photo courtesy of incycleCome get some this weekend.​Head down to Galveston this Saturday, December 11, to raise money for a very good cause and meet a 'cue-lebrity at the same time. Neil "Bigmista" Strawder, contestant on TLC's BBQ Pitmasters and owner of nationally acclaimed Bigmista's Barbe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    5 Desserts That Are Actually Better Than Sex

    ​Many claim the hyperbolic title - cakes, pies, layer desserts and the like - but few truly live up to the name. Here's a list we put together (from a solicitation of all the EOW bloggers) that could claim the description truthfully. 5. Paula Deen's "Is it really better than sex?" Cake While ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010

    The Honore System

    State Rep reacts to Fifth Ward Saints.

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    Wine and beer lovers, now is your time. This weekend, the inaugural Houston Wine Fest kicks off at Sam Houston Park starting on Saturday, September 25, at noon and continues through Sunday evening. A $35 one-day ticket gets you a glass and five tasting tickets, while a $65 two-day pass gets you 10 ... More >>

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