• Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Nevermind Chick-Fil-A: Check Out the Chick-On-Chick Action at Beaver's

    National Same-Sex Kiss Day may be taking place today in Chick-Fil-A's across the country as gay rights supporters challenge Chick-Fil-A COO Dan Cathy's stance against gay marriage (to be clear, Cathy's views don't necessarily reflect the opinions of individual Chick-Fil-A restaurants, which are owne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Acoustic Devils Go Flogging On The Road With Molly

    When Pete Bernard received a package postmarked from Lynchburg, Tenn., he may have felt his mouth watering. That particular point of origin is the well-known home of the Jack Daniels distillery and indeed, inside the singer/guitarist for The Devil Makes Three found inside a little "thank you" from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    A Chat with Jeff Arnett, Master Distiller at Jack Daniel's

    Jack and Coke. Love it or hate it, it's a staple in Houston bars, and not having Old No. 7 on hand might get you a dirty look or two. Jack Daniel's, however, is much more than a mix-in. It's made in the oldest licensed distillery in the United States, and is the subject of more than one country song ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Jack Daniel's If You Please: A Musical Sour Mash Salute

    Q: What do musicians call a diminished fifth? A: An empty bottle of Jack Daniel's. ​Someone at Dirt Bar thinks today may be Jack Daniel's birthday. The Jack Daniel, inventor of the sour mash whiskey and favored rock and roll stage prop. Although they admit they can't be sure - "while he made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Angry Easter Bunnies

    Good Friday? How about great Friday? Here at Rocks Off we try to ensure that each and every Friday our readers get a full and healthy dose of local music news set to tide them over until we return. So without further ado, we present the newest installment of Magnolia City Mixtape. ​The soundt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Fishing By A Superfund Site Will Get You Noticed

    Somebody's watching you, and it's not just the four-eyed fish​Were you fishing along the San Jacinto Battleground of Lynchburg Ferry this weekend? Did you get the feeling you were being watched?You probably dismissed it as "Well, yeah, if I'm enough of an idiot to fish in these polluted waters, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Game Time: Tennessee Whiskey -- Jack Daniel vs Willie Wonka

    caption goes here​Having just returned from vacation literally about eight minutes ago, today's pearls of wisdom will not be sports-related (sports resumes in this space tomorrow). In my best efforts to derive some sort of synergy out of the 18-hour odyssey I just endured (Elkhart, IN to Houst ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 27, 2009

    Battleground Fried Shrimp

    The Monument Inn continues an old tradition of dining on hallowed ground.

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Monument Inn: All You Can Eat Seafood

    Photo by Robb Walsh​Elouise Adams Jones, the founder of Ouisie's Table restaurant, dropped me a note in the mail recently. She had just read the account of my admission into the 15 Dozen Club at the Acme Oyster House in New Orleans. Ouisie confessed that when she was 16 years old, she ate 12 d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    All-You-Can-Eat Seafood at the Monument Inn

    Photos by Robb WalshThe all-you-can-eat seafood dinner at the Monument Inn starts with a basket of boiled shrimp and a plate of oysters on the half shell, then continues with a basket of fried seafood. The basket is deceptive -- it's a lot deeper than it looks. There were around three dozen fried oy ... More >>

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    Dark Water

    A reporter, a photographer and canoeist Tom Helm paddle from the Galleria to Galveston Bay by canoe and kayak, finding beauty, danger and urban debris in equal measure

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Ferry


  • Calendar

    August 12, 1999

    Urban Comedian

    Anthony Clark at the Laff Stop

  • Music

    July 22, 1999


    Ozomatli, dc Talk, The New Morty Show

  • Film

    August 8, 1996