Okay, time to get down to business. While it's perfectly acceptable to give out candy devoid of cocoa at Halloween, we all know chocolate is the name of the game on October 31. Whether you're being modest and giving out fun-size or miniature versions, or are going whole hog (probably in a not-so-sub ... More >>
Hey, look on the bright side. For every shitty type of candy there is out there, there are five more that are just mediocre. Har. Seriously, however, there's a world of great sweets to choose from when it comes to filling your treat-or-treat bowl. Here are ten of our favorite non-chocolate candies ( ... More >>
When a Reddit user was presented with a "special request box" at the time of booking a room at the Woodlands Resort, he decided to have some fun with the hotel staff. He left the following request in the online form box: "Three red M&Ms on the counter. Not packages, just three single M&Ms. One for m ... More >>
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 >>
Pi Pizza truck reflects on its unique promotion.
Summer entertaining doesn't have to be limited to the grill. Escape the heat with a movie marathon complete with a DIY Popcorn Bar. All you'll need is freshly popped corn, paper bags or popcorn buckets, and a few fun toppings. Use chalkboards or cardboard to make your own signs, and let guests top ... More >>
Like candy? Easter should be your second favorite day of the year (after Halloween) given the plethora of special and/or limited edition confections that emerge in celebration of the holiday. Last October I scoured the shelves for the best varieties for All Hallow's Eve, I've done the same this Marc ... More >>
No sooner have the Christmas M&Ms been cleared from the shelves of Kroger then scores of red and pink chocolate boxes appear in preparation for Valentine's Day. I used to fight such excessively early celebrations. Now, I just kind of embrace it. In the spirit of the upcoming heart-themed holiday an ... More >>
And do Mexicans eat chocolates?
Let's face it, eating Halloween candy plain can get old really fast. Sure, we all love the variety in miniature chocolate bars, the fun size packs of M&Ms and Skittles or the endless amounts of candy corn, but sometimes we need to spice things up a bit. Here's my top five list of ways to use your H ... More >>
Let's face it, many national food holidays are silly and dumb, but we all get a little bit excited when we find out we have an excuse to indulge. Since today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, you can't help but smile, because what's better than the combination of a soft cookie/cake/whatever that ... More >>
After years of preparation, unprecedented security, and a Mitt Romney gaffe or two, the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London get underway about 3 p.m. Houston time. At the same time, multitudes will gather in nearby Hyde Park for a free concert with Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, ... More >>
Wait, no, it's not an ice cream burger. It's a Brrrger. BRRRger. Jesus Christ. Carl's Jr. is testing this confection in a few California locations and yes, it looks ridiculous, but I also think I'm...jealous. I'd like to try it. I mean, I like a good ice cream sandwich just as much as anyone. (Wit ... More >>
Ever since National Popcorn Day, I've sort of been on a popcorn kick. After all the savories, the Parmesan dill and Spicy Cajun, I had a hankering for something sweet. I was never a big fan of that pseudo-homemade Act II caramel corn. It was always so goopy, and the caramel was never distributed eve ... More >>
Man or Astro-Man? discuss their time on Earth.
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttA Skittles burger is just a McDonald's quarter-pounder. This is a towering Texas-style burger. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.By now, most of the Internet has seen the Skittles burger: the candy creation that somehow manages to make a compressed disc of pur ... More >>
Joanna O'LearyI don't think I could fit a whole one of these in my mouth.Since the beginning of summer I've consumed an inordinate amount of chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers, most often in the form of Campfire Bars. And I since I so worship this glorious trifecta, I can't believ ... More >>
ITO EN, you're all that I wanted in a tea.The next time someone calls you a picky eater, direct them to Weezer's backstage rider for their 2010 tour. Weezer demands that both regular and Canadian bacon be available for breakfast, that there be almond butter but no peanut butter, that there m ... More >>
These days, my Easter candy consumption is less "get up early and hunt for my Easter basket" and more "stay up late stuffing my face with Easter treats." I was at H-E-B the other day, and I spent half an hour browsing the Easter display to see what's going on in the world of Easter candy. Not ... More >>
Graphics by Monica FuentesPeeps and Cadbury Eggs might be the two most divisive Easter candies on shelves today. Loving or hating either one can easily be decried as heresy from staunch Peep apologists or Cadbury defenders. People don't seem to be as passionate about things like Reese's Peanu ... More >>
Here at Eating Our Words, we all like the green ones. In true Mardi Gras fashion, this week Eating Our Words was a celebration of excess. After all, we kicked it off with a gallon of butter and a call to judge our Burger Brackets. Your enthusiasm for beef is overwhelming (and I want one of t ... More >>
naathasWe all have our favorite color of M&M. The one that you reach for first when there is a big bowl of candy staring at you. I have even heard about people who will only eat certain colors and then throw away the rest. While I think that's a bit extreme, I admit that I like to segregat ... More >>
Christmas movies aren't all about plaintive children and heartfelt homecomings. Some of the best culinary scenes in cinema occur in seasonal flicks. Here are five to feast your eyes on: 5. Macaulay Culkin's monstrous ice cream sundae in Home Alone. Abandoned for the holidays by his distracted fa ... More >>
Giacomo Puccini (left) and Arturo ToscaniniPeople who know nothing about opera know one of two names. The first is Wagner, whom most of us are familiar with because Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd danced around singing "Kill the Wabbit" to the tune of "Ride of the Valkries." The other is Giacomo P ... More >>
Everyone probably knows that top-selling bands like Van Halen routinely demand everything short of the moon and stars for their tour contract and rider, but specifically No Brown M&Ms. Some bands have a schedule for required nourishment, or in Rush's case, for booze. The "Weekly Booze Schedul ... More >>
Laugh all you want -- he's getting a Bentley for his birthdayThe Situation is in town!! He's here for a show, but you probably already knew that. Hey, hey -- that's not an insult. We're not saying you're the kind of person who follows The Situation's career or anything. Just that you're a d ... More >>
If you were ever a fan of Sex and the City, you may recall the episode from season four in which the women recount their "secret single behavior" -- the things each of them did when their boyfriends, lovers or husbands weren't around. Carrie admitted that her "SSS" was standing around in the ... More >>
We all look forward to various seasons. For some it's crawfish, oyster, or softshell crab season. For others, it's barbecue season. For us, it's Easter candy season. After all, Easter candy is better than the candies of all other holidays combined. Oh we'll grant you that Halloween has some winners ... More >>
This Valentine's Day, you won't find the nostalgic Sweethearts of elementary school crushes past. Instead, you'll find a new, fruitier version of these classic American icons. After 145 years, NECCO has decided to "upgrade" the flavors of its conversation hearts. Here is a list of the new fla ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Passive-Aggressive NotesTwo things happened this week that predicated this post. Number one: We brought a vegetable tray to our weekly staff meeting. This was onerous enough in and of itself, as the Houston Press staffers are accustomed to chips and cookies of indeterminate ... More >>
Yup, it's a dessert again, just like Thanksgiving. Something about the holidays ignites my inner sugar lunatic.Happy Holidays! And no, that's not just political correctness talking; there happens to be plenty of holidays besides Christmas in December, including St. Stephen's Day and the Emperor's ... More >>
Photo by Liana LopezYeah, we've all heard about the blonde who couldn't call 911 because there wasn't an "11" button on her phone. The one who took her scarf back to the store because it was too tight. The one who hates eating M&Ms because they're so damn hard to peel.The new HEB at Buffalo S ... More >>
I, for one, welcome our new McFlurry overlords.It's hot as balls in Houston. You can do your best to hurry from air-conditioned house to air-conditioned car to air-conditioned movie theater / bar / restaurant / etc., but at some point you're going to be forced to spend more than 30 seconds out ... More >>
The proper presentation for mat kimchee should mirror as closely as possible the appearance of an exploded chicken.Welcome back once again to the weekly round-up at Eating Our Words, where we've found a way to put gravy on pretty much everything (you just have to tell people it's "some kinda sauce") ... More >>
This is the new late-night place to be if you like poor boys, grits and gravy, and breakfast in the middle of the night.
Crystal Stilts hails from Brooklyn, N.Y., and specializes in the sort of shoegaze-indebted garage rock that's so dangerously laid back it's just short of comatose. I've never caught 'em live, but my guess is that their shows are rapturous, daze-inducing events - religious drone-pop experiences, ... More >>
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