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    January 1, 2014

    What To Drink After You Drank Too Much: Top 5 Liquid Holiday Hangover Cures

    Throwing back a tipple or two during the holidays may be par for the course, but if you find yourself less than chipper the following morning, consider bingeing on something other than ethanol to regain your holiday cheer. Here are my top five favorite liquid cures for the dreaded holiday hangover. ... More >>

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    July 4, 2013

    Top 5 High Volume Cocktails

    The renewed interest in classic cocktails has necessitated changes in drinking practices, specifically with regards to consumption rate. A potent mixed drink comprising half a cup or less of liquid is a beverage to be consumed in small, infrequent sips. Unless, of course, you're comfortable gettin ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    Is the Atlantic League Expanding to The Woodlands? Maybe

    The Atlantic League exists because the New York Mets didn't want the New York Yankees to have a minor league team in Long Island. Bud Selig had yet to become Major League Baseball commissioner for life and Fay Vincent had been forced out by the major league owners. So with nobody around to block the ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    Long Island Iced Teas, Lone Star State-Style at Marquis II

    In response to last week's paean post on the Long Island Iced Tea, commenter Chris suggested that I check out the Texas Teas proffered at Marquis II. He added: Report back on the experience, because it's tough not to get wasted starting the night with one of those. That, sir, is a challenge I mu ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Long Live the Long Island Iced Tea

    I have many fond memories of Long Island, home to one of my favorite branches of the O'Leary family, including my wonderful cousins Julie and Deirdre. As a child, I was in awe of their sparkling wit and giggled constantly at their wonderful stories and convincing impressions. If I managed to make t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Business as Usual at Music Town CDs & Records, Since 1979

    When James May unlocks the doors to Music Town each day at noon, his little shop on Stuebner Airline across from Klein High School is mainly filled with CDs, new and used vinyl and an enormous amount of cassettes. When he first opened the shop in 1979, the sign actually said "Music Town Records and ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    October, Crisp Air and Squashes Galore

    Pumpkins, squashes and gourds; you are seeing them at the doorway of every grocery store in town. Little tiny ones, giant ones, bumpy ones, long ones and fat ones: Are they all edible, do you just decorate with them, or do you carve them for Halloween? With names like Carnival, Long Island Cheese, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    According to This, San Antonio Has a Better Music Scene Than Houston

    Like any and all lists, the Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI)'s list regarding the best music scenes in the country will leave most of you passing out side-eyes and stares. Easy to spot and digest, Nashville, New York and Los Angeles ranked 1-3, but after that it's a complete flaming crapshoot. Th ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012
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    November 10, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Give Us the Izzy

    ​Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In re ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Tea Time at the New Marquis II

    Photo by Paul KnightThe unchanged Long Island, sitting on the pre-renovation bar​Seeing people smoking outside of the newly renovated Marquis II is strange enough to distract you from the other changes, like the exterior coat of dark paint and the windows that make the place seem less like the ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 2, 2010

    Island Style

    Danton's Galveston Island Tea

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    December 1, 2010

    Stirred & Shaken: Danton's Galveston Island Tea

    Troy Fields​When you eat a fresh raw oyster, it's still alive. A month after my grandfather ate his last serving of raw oysters, he was not. Bacteria caused the fatal infection, but a weakened immune system was really to blame. Despite reminders of the health risks, he wouldn't be denied oyste ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Compulsory Calorie Counting

    loop_ohOh, shut up.​Thanksgiving in New York: After gorging myself at my aunt's Long Island Thanksgiving feast, my family and I went into the city to troll around the Public Library, admire the window displays at Macy's, eat a juicy buffalo burger at Ted's Montana Grill, and go see "Time Stand ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Five Reasons Not to Shop on Black Friday

    Ho Ho Ho! Merry Shopping Free-For-All!​Every year around this time in the United States, we celebrate a day so important, so American that it brings people together like no other day can. Around 3 a.m. this Friday, bleary-eyed shopaholics will power into retail outlets all over the country in ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 12, 2010
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    August 11, 2010

    Stirred & Shaken: Feast's Campari and Soda

    Troy Fields ​While my three tablemates at Feast (219 West­heimer, 713-529-7788) were trying to decide on entrées, I was spending quality time with the cocktail menu. The much-lauded rustic European restaurant has assembled a nice list, with Manhattan and martini mainstays, more obscure class ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Drinking Your Dinner: 5 Calorie-Laden Classic Cocktails

    Photo by coffeegeek​Vintage cocktails are undeniably the booze craze of the moment. Blame it on Mad Men. Blame it on "getting back to our roots" and people starting victory gardens once again. Blame it on books like Ted Haigh's Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails. But classic cocktails are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Maybe The Gulf Oil Spill Isn't All Bad

    ​What a difference a three-day weekend makes. Okay, not really. The Gulf oil spill is still out of control, with BP attempting another half-assed Hail Mary this week and the relief wells that promise the best chance at diminishing the catastrophe still two months off. Depending on who you ask, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    13 Things You'll Never Hear At Anvil

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttTry ordering a real Manhattan at your Golden Tee Palace.​I found myself explaining to a friend last night that my entire philosophy and approach toward bars now that I've gotten older can be summed up by one question: Does it have a Golden Tee machine? If the answer ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    Beyonce Baby Rumors Freeze Internet; Allen Oldies Band Wows New York Times; Justin Bieber, Future Bull Rider

    ​ This ROCK SOLID SOURCE claims Beyoncé is preggo. Uh huh. However, it's being re-reported by publications like the New York Post and The Daily Swarm... so maybe it's legit? Speaking of rock solid sources, the Allen Oldies Band got a nice little write-up in this New York Times SXSW recap: "L ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010

    Wine Me Up: Houston's Top 5 Cougar Dens

    ​There are few things in this life that young Rocks Off loves more than a gang of cougars on the town spilling wine on the ground and trying to light the wrong end of a borrowed cigarette whilst slurring in our direction that she likes our tattoos before drunkenly pawing at us. We think it's a men ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Idol Beat: A Lot of Hot Air In the Windy City

    ​So here we are with our pants on the ground, in the second week of American Idol, and it'll be another month before auditions end. At first I was pleasantly surprised to find that last night's episode was just an hour: I did my time in the trenches with Dancing With the Stars and assumed tha ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    American Idol: A Lot of Hot Air in the Windy City

    ​So here we are with our pants on the ground, in the second week of American Idol, and it'll be another month before auditions end. At first I was pleasantly surprised to find that last night's episode was just an hour: I did my time in the trenches with Dancing With the Stars and assumed that ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 7, 2010

    Stirred and Shaken

    Rebels Honky Tonk's Mother-Effer

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    January 6, 2010

    Stirred and Shaken: Rebels Honky Tonk's Mother-Effer

    Photo by Troy Fields​At Rebels Honky Tonk (5002 Washington, 713-862-7172), the classics are relegated to the bathroom. The record jackets mounted on the men's-room wall feature the likes of Willie Nelson and Marty Robbins, but on a recent Wednesday night a couple KILT-FM DJs were pumping nothi ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 31, 2009
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    December 30, 2009

    Stirred and Shaken: Howl at the Moon's Tennessee Tea

    Photo by Troy Fields​The musical act is the main draw at Howl at the Moon (612 Hadley, 713-658-9700), a dueling-piano bar in Midtown (and in Scottsdale, Charlotte, Baltimore, etc.). The bar features a stable of multi-instrumentalists whose job it is to work the crowd while plunking out up-temp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Flashback: Taking Back Sunday at House of Blues

    Groovehouse​ Long Island emo veterans Taking Back Sunday brought the reborn sounds of their latest album New Again to House of Blues Monday night with uplifting Floridians Anberlin in tow. Stay tuned for a review.

  • Music

    October 29, 2009
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    July 16, 2009

    Hell on Earth

    Long Island hardcore quartet This Is Hell thrashes till the sun goes down.

  • Dining

    June 11, 2009
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    April 28, 2009

    Eyeballin': Vanilla Fudge, Live: When Two Worlds Collide

    Vanilla Fudge Live: When Two Worlds Collide (ABC Records)Vanilla Fudge is best known for 1967's heavy, slow and psychedelic version of the Supremes' Motown classic "You Keep Me Hangin' On," and even diehard classic-rock fans might be skeptical about this recent concert which features only half of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Marquis II, Blanco's and Elvis

    Anyone else getting a little tired of Michael Phelps? No, sure, the dude is awesome. The best. For real. But we don't see why he and his mom keep getting interviewed over and over again. We know it feels great for them. We know she's proud. We know he plans to come back in 2012. Bravo. Now let's get ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008
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    March 16, 2008
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    October 15, 2007
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    June 21, 2007



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    February 1, 2007

    Cred Sheet

    Stuff you need to know to avoid musical ostracism

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    December 28, 2006



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    September 21, 2006
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    April 27, 2006
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    November 11, 2004

    De La Soul

    The Grind Date (Sanctuary)

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    September 30, 2004

    A Tale of Two Titties

    The Nightfly is befuddled by Rice Village mating rituals

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    DJ Skribble

    Saturday, January 31

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    December 12, 2002

    Wendy Liebman

    December 12-14

  • Dining

    October 17, 2002

    Fish Tales

    St. Pete's Dancing Marlin's Long Island Iced Tea

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Deadheads Redux

    moe. picks up where Garcia and Co. left off

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    August 12, 1999
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    February 19, 1998
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