• Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    The Finer Points of Turntable Science, According to DJ QBert

    If any ever decided to erect a Mount Rushmore-like monument dedicated to DJs and turntablism, DJ QBert's face would definitely be one of the chosen few on the side of that mountain. A pioneer of the craft of scratching, juggling and mixing, QBert visited Fitzgerald's Wednesday night on his "Extrater ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Houston's Best Flaming Dishes and Drinks (in Honor of Pride Week)

    Everybody loves a good show at dinner, and in honor of Pride Week here in Houston, we're looking at some of the most flamboyant flammable dishes in town. To flambé a dish is to do more than merely set food in a pan on fire. In order for something to be flambéed, sauce containing alcohol must be l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    I Want to Sue My Hairdresser. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! WHILE I WAS SERVING MY COUNTRY MY WIFE MOVED ANOTHER MAN INTO OUR HOUSE AND SERVED HIM Dear W ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 24, 2013

    Mellow Mushroom's Kaleidoscope Pies

    The pizza is worth the wait and the craft beer is not bad either.

  • Dining

    December 6, 2012

    Uncommonly Keen

    The 10 best restaurants in the Upper Kirby district.

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Witchcraft, Underdogs and Blacksmiths: November 2012 in Openings & Closings

    On my way home a few nights ago, I noticed that a hunch I'd had was true: Bibas Brooklyn Express had closed after only six short months in business on Main Street. I'd noticed the lights off for a few days, and a new spread of brown paper in the windows meant only one thing. B4-U-Eat reports that th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    How to Make Beer Ice Cream

    It's tough to make a case for drinking thick, heavy porters and stouts during the sweltering summer months. So here's a better idea: Make ice cream with them. Beer ice cream is nothing new; restaurants have been serving Guinness ice cream for years. Sweet, creamy beers like porters and stouts actua ... More >>

  • Music

    January 5, 2012

    Real Men

    Lukas Nelson and his drummer Anthony LoGerfo talk friendship, music and life on the road.

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    The 2012 Katy Perry Fantasy Relationship Draft: Which Rappers & Rockers Should She Date Next?

    ​The pop and tabloid world was rocked last Friday as we got word that Russell Brand was divorcing his wife of 14 months, Katy Perry, smack in the middle of the holiday season. The pair spent Christmas apart, with Perry cavorting in Maui in a bikini - yes, there are boob shoots - and Brand repo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Your Biggest Fan: When Rockers Get Stalkers

    cinemafestival/​This past week a statement by pop institution Madonna helped put away one of her newest stalkers, Polish citizen Grzegorz Matlok, who broke into Madge's London home and the residence of her ex-hubby Guy Ritchie. Madonna submitted the statement to Southwark Crown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Chef Chat Part 2, Cunninghame West of Valentino Restaurant

    Chef Cunninghame West in the kitchen​Yesterday, Chef Cunninghame West told us about some of his adventures in Maui and Santa Barbara after he graduated high school. You can read about it here. Today, we talk about how he came to be at Valentino. EOW: After Santa Barbara, I understand you sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Cunninghame West of Valentino Restaurant Remembers When He Was Homeless, But Had a Porsche

    Photo Courtesy of Michelle LeBlancCunninghame West, Executive Chef at Valentino Restaurant​Earlier this year at the Italian Expo, Cunninghame West, Executive Chef at Valentino Restaurant in the Hotel Derek, won the fan vote for most entertaining. Alongside Owner and Executive Chef Luciano Pel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Hicham Nafaa of Majorca Bistro & Tapas

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderHicham Nafaa, owner/chef of Majorca Bistro & Tapas​The walls of Majorca Bistro & Tapas are deep red, accented with hand-painted bullfighting frescoes. Soft flamenco music pulses through the low-lit dining room. Majorca is Midtown's brand-new tapas restaurant, and from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Hula Mama's: Paradise in a Double Wide

    Brittanie SheyKeep your eyes on the hands.​The writer at Eater who declared last week that tiki is dead might want to get out of New York for a while. This weekend in Ft. Lauderdale, tikiphiles will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Hukilau at the historic Mai Kai (also celebrating it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Brew Blog: Maui Brewing Co. Coconut Porter

    Just as good as a Hawaiian vacation. Right?​My sisters in law are in Maui this week. They're vegetarians. And teetotalers. And afraid of foods with weird names. I have no doubt they're doing it wrong. They wanted us to go with them, but I didn't have $10,000 to spend on a tropical vacation. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Christie Laverne Hawkins: Bryan Woman Demands Dealer Upgrades On Stolen Truck

    Photo courtesy Brazos County SOChristie Hawkins, not to be messed with​Christie Laverne Hawkins might not be the brightest thief in College Station, but never let it be said that she suffers from a lack of nerve.Police in Aggieland says the 35-year-old Bryan resident not only stole a pick-up truck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    PETA Searches for Sexy Vegetarians, Finds Two Living in Houston

    Photos courtesy of PETA​Now that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is over, those fun-filled folks at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have turned their attention to promoting sex, vitality and good muscle fiber among humans who do not eat meat. As part of PETA's national ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    PETA Searches for Sexy Vegetarians, Finds Two Living in Houston

    Photos courtesy of PETA​Now that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is over, those fun-filled folks at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have turned their attention to promoting sex, vitality and good muscle fiber among humans who do not eat meat. As part of PETA's national ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Our New Favorite Blogger Is Also Her Own Favorite Blogger

    ​To say that "fashion columnist" Leslie Tyler-Fink is arrogant, thoughtless and elitist is probably being too kind. A recent ellipses-filled "Glam Life" column is filled with air-headed socialite idiocies that sound like dialogue written for Zsa Zsa Gabor's character on Green Acres.Exa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2009

    Egg Cetera: Conroe's Organic Outpost

      Hidden away in an easily-missed, non-descript building next to Conroe High School is one of the best restaurants in town, and I don't say that lightly.  Egg Cetera is exactly the type of restaurant we need more of, but its uniqueness only makes it that much more special. Egg Cet ... More >>

  • Music

    February 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Local Guitarist's Wife Dies in Hawaii Swimming Accident

    Tragedy has struck a long-standing member of Houston's musical community. Elizabeth Danheim, 43-year old wife of Eric Danheim, died Jan.30 while swimming in Hawaii. Eric Danheim, who also worked under the alias Eddie Lee Dale, has been a fixture on the Houston roots-music scene for over  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2008

    Get Lit: Pot Culture: The A-Z Guide to Stoner Language and Life, by Shirley Halperin & Steve Bloom

    In the beginning, God populated the planet with lush foliage. Then he gave us the sweet leaf and it was good…real good. And thus the weed of wonder begat Louis Armstrong…who begat Cheech and Chong…who begat Jeff Spicoli…who begat Snoop Dogg…and, well, uh, man, who’s got the Twinkies? In ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 30, 2006
  • Dining

    July 13, 2006

    Tasty Tacos

    Kona Grill

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Scenes from a Picnic

    Willie, Dylan, Kinky and the Ghost of Bob Willis descends on Fort Worth. Wack is there too.

  • Film

    August 5, 2004

    Wet Kisses

    Riding Giants gushes over the legends of "big wave" surfing

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2004

    Don't Just Watch

    Get involved at "Participate"

  • Music

    July 8, 2004

    Various Artists

    Music from Coffee and Cigarettes (Milan)

  • Dining

    April 22, 2004

    Fantastic Fusion

    Mantra's Mike Potowski seems to delight in turning culture clashes into culinary fashion statements

  • Music

    May 9, 2002

    Living in Harmony

    Global Groove's Wednesday-night jam puts the hump back in hump day

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2001

    Rose, By Any Other Name

    Jim Rose got a makeover, but he still has fans rolling in the aisles

  • Dining

    November 30, 2000

    Asian In-fusion

    East meets West

  • Culture

    August 3, 2000

    The Talking Penis

    Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    Hawaiian at Heart

    One Texas hula school proves to skeptical islanders that dancers do sometimes wear socks

  • Dining

    March 16, 2000

    Drowning in Marinara

    The last thing downtown needs is another mediocre Italian eatery like Brothers Petronella

  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

  • Calendar

    June 23, 1994