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Louisiana

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Houston's Top 10 Mardi Gras Bars

    10. THE CREOLE BAR AND GRILL All the college kids from both TSU and U of H Main hang out at the Creole for some killer Louisiana food and equally killer Louisiana imbibing. With a huge patio and sweet jazz playing most days, it may not offer the crushing madness of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Louisiana Gets a Golden Nugget, So Texas Gets a Casino Concert Roundup

    Soon it will be be easier to drop those dolla-dolla bills at yet another Louisiana casino. This time it comes to us courtesy of a Texas native, the white tiger-loving Landry's captain, Tilman Fertitta. Earlier this month, Fertitta announced that he has brokered a deal to acquire the property of La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    True Blood: Plastiscines Are In Fact Good

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Even when a show is having a great season, as True Blood is, you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Bigger Crawfish Are Here: A Roundup of Houston's 10 Best Mudbug Spots

    We're at the part of the crawfish season when peeling becomes less laborious, where miniature-lobster-sized crustaceans replace the teensy mudbugs that filled your bucket just weeks ago. This is the perfect time to strap on a bib and stock up on moist towelettes for high-yield shell peeling. Since ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Crawfish Season Comes Earlier Each Year, Thanks to Massive Houston Demand

    The tiny, peckish crawfish I ate over the weekend at The Hideaway on Dunvale -- my preferred spot for crawfish -- would seem to indicate that although crawfish are available in Houston, crawfish season has not yet truly arrived. This is a point of contention every year among crawfish lovers, who cl ... More >>

  • News

    February 21, 2013

    Zack Kopplin, The 19-Year-Old Face of the Anti-Creationist Movement

    Having fought his battles in Louisiana, the Rice University student is now ready for Texas and any move to put faux science in the public schools here.

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    A&M's Bumpy Start To The SEC Era: La. Tech Game Postponed

    So the Aggies have turned tail and decided they can't face the mighty Louisiana Tech (looking it up....looking it up...BULLDOGS!) in the first game of the school's SEC Era. And yeah, we know La Tech is not part of the SEC, but it is in SEC Country and it is the first game A&M was scheduled to play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Louisiana Senate Votes to Beg Roger Goodell to Unsuspend Saints Players and Coaches

    Let me preface what I am about to say by noting that I love the State of Louisiana. I don't think I've ever had a bad trip to the state. It's one of my favorite places to visit, complete with otherworldly cuisine, ultra-accessible alcohol and gambling, and unintentional comedy galore. In short, I a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    The Cool Fronts, The Wild Fires and the High Pressure Shuffle

    Sad drought makes The Boss sad.​With apologies to Bruce Springsteen for a weak attempt at borrowing his album title, the truth is our weather has been about as crazy and out of control as a three-hour rock show, except instead of booming speakers, girls flashing the stage and a ring of pot smo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Crawfish Across the World

    Ground crawfish powder, one of the "mother" spices in Nigerian cooking.​Louisianans like to think they've got the world on a string when it comes to crawfish, with small towns like Breaux Bridge laying claim to titles such as "Crawfish Capital of the World." But there are a few people in Niger ... More >>

  • Music

    July 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Lions And Tigers And Bearfighters, Oh My!

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. ​If Rocks Off had a nickel for every time we were compared to Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz we would definitely be wondering how we went ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Lucinda Williams, Spearhead, Kronos Quartet Headed To iFest

    ​The Houston International Festival, better known as iFest, announced its 2011 lineup late Thursday night. Here are some of the highlights: FRIDAY, APRIL 29 World Stage: Kronos Quartet feat. Homayun Sakhi; Houston Youth Symphony String Quartet; Houston Grand Opera SATURDAY, APRIL 30 World ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Another Oil Rig Explosion In Gulf

    Another oil rig has exploded in the Gulf, injuring one person and raising fears of another massive leak.All the 13 workers on board have been accounted for. Officials are not sure if any oil is leaking from the rig, which is about 80 miles south of Louisiana's Vermilion Bay.The Department of Homelan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Froggie Goes a Grilling

    Grilled frog legs with cornbread and purple hull peas: a Texas summer dinner.​At least one of the bizarre conclusions drawn by some readers from last week's post about the impending "foodie backlash" was that I hate frog legs. More specifically, that I hate local frog legs and the restaurants ... More >>

  • Music

    June 17, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Sampler Plate: This Week In Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Fork and Cork: Greg Morago reports on the rumors swirling around Textile lately ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 29, 2010

    Hot Little Crabs

    Popcorn crabs at Sushi Raku

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Where Are We Eating?

    Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. We love the way this pairing is working out already: a jalapeno cheeseburger with Louisiana hot sauce, and a glass of white wine for good measure. This is the way you eat a hamburger, folks -- with all caution and rules thrown to the wind. Think you know where we're e ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 21, 2010

    Tasty Tentacles

    Octopus a la Plancha at Ibiza

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Catfish at Tony's in Baton Rouge

    ​ We went to Baton Rouge, Louisiana on a road trip this holiday season to see some family, and our sister told us about a grocery that filets live catfish and fries them to order. I dropped everything and beelined it for Tony's Seafood & Deli. Sure enough, near the entrance there is a huge c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Australian Cookie Ignites Debate Over "Creole," To The Bafflement Of Houston Creoles

    ‚ÄčIt's a never-ending debate around these parts. What is Creole? Is it the same as Cajun? If not, why not? And let's say you were an Australian supermarket chain and were looking for a name for your in-house generic rip-off of the Oreo, and you decided to call it the "Creole Cream." Should you exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Australian Oreo Cookie Ripoff Ignites Debate Over "Creole," To The Bafflement Of Houston Creoles

    ‚ÄčIt's a never-ending debate around these parts. What is Creole? Is it the same as Cajun? If not, why not? And let's say you were an Australian supermarket chain and were looking for a name for your in-house generic rip-off of the Oreo, and you decided to call it the "Creole Cream." Should you ex ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009
  • Dining

    August 27, 2009

    Bang-Up Job

    Pistolettes at Louisiana Creole Cafe

  • Dining

    July 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Gulf Shrimp Season Ending This Week

    Gulf shrimp season is over as of this Friday, May 15. It is scheduled to resume in mid-July. "The closure is designed to allow these small shrimp to grow to a larger, more valuable size before they are vulnerable to harvest," said Robin Riechers, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Coastal Fisherie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    A Sweeter Sweet Potato

    That's a fine little yam, ma'am," I told Tara Smith, the LSU AgCenter's sweet potato extension specialist and coordinator of the Sweet Potato Reseach Station in Chase, Louisiana. I had just finished a taste test comparing Evangeline (left), a new variety of sweet potato developed by the LSU sweet p ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 6, 2008
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    April 3, 2008

    Bayou City Cajun Festival

    Will it be eat first and dance later, or vice versa, at this zydeco party?

  • Dining

    April 3, 2008

    Crawfish Cravings at Swampy's Cajun Shack

    Cheap mudbugs and cold beer are the main attractions at this laid-back Katy Cajun restaurant

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2007
  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    Dirtfoot

    concert preview

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2007
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    July 12, 2007
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    April 30, 2007
  • Dining

    May 18, 2006

    Elite Dirty Martini

    The Magnolia Hotel

  • Dining

    October 6, 2005

    Cajun Cave

    At Roadhouse dance hall, the party starts at 2 p.m. every Saturday

  • Dining

    August 4, 2005
  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best (Big) Menu

    The Cheesecake Factory

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • News

    August 23, 2001

    War Dance

    Alabama-Coushatta Indians are shedding their passive ways in big bets on land claims and casinos. But some fear they could be gambling away their great tribal heritage.

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Swamp Thing

    Out of the soup of southern Louisiana comes a collection of Cajun all-stars with an indescribably sweet sound

  • Dining

    July 13, 2000

    Wake-up Call

    Ragin Cajun Daiquiri

  • Dining

    June 22, 2000

    Mudbugs: The Dirty Truth

    The dirt on crawfish

  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    Swamp Ghosts

    Racial tensions still haunt Geno Delafose's Louisiana stomping ground

  • Dining

    November 25, 1999

    Cajunese Cuisine?

    Super Steak & More takes a stroll through Louisiana, via Vietnam

  • Dining

    March 4, 1999
  • Calendar

    October 9, 1997
  • Music

    September 29, 1994
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