This is not my week.
First, I gave in to curiosity and tried a McRib after 32 years of pointedly ignoring the restructured pork product and discovered firsthand the troubling McRib Paradox: People who turn their noses up at offal will happily consume pork hearts, tripe and scalded stomach blended w ... More >>
I made it through 32 years without tasting a McRib. Over three decades spent tasting and eating all other manner of offensive foods -- yet a McRib had never passed my lips, until last Thursday. I can't say I regret my meal. It goes deeper than that: a sense that I gave in, sheeplike, to a national p ... More >>
Every year around the holidays, it happens. Like clockwork. For as long as I've worked for or at the Houston Press. The Outback Steakhouse gingerbread martini article crawls out of the netherdepths of the Internet like some ink-stained zombie as people across the United States scour search engines f ... More >>
So went fellow EOW blogger Christina Uticone's response to my post about the exclusive release of Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza in the UK, Pizza Hut's latest creation. She wasn't alone, either.
But apparently, according to a press contact at Pizza Hut, "American pizza fans are furiou ... More >>
When word came out that David Milch was working on another series for HBO, the inevitable question arose: Would we be getting the David Milch that created the densely lyrical, critically acclaimed Deadwood? Or the David Milch responsible for the incoherent John from Cincinnati? As it turns out, Luck ... More >>
Thirty-one is officially too old to try to learn how to use Photoshop.Tomorrow, on 11-11-11, I will turn 31 years old. Last year, for my 30th birthday, my uncle sent me a Facebook message that contained only the following Pink Floyd quote and a "Happy Birthday" at the end:
So you run and you ... More >>
A nationwide test of Emergency Alert System is set for today at 1 p.m. Houston time, when a half-minute message will air on all television and radio stations. The purpose is to test out the preparedness of the system to break into radio and TV channels to give instructions and news in the eve ... More >>
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.
Photo by Travis ShinnFun fact, Rocks Off is always sort of thinking about killing ourselves. Part of it is the music we listen to, part of ... More >>
Joanna O'Leary's article from last week inspired several readers to comment on guilty food pleasures. One commenter in particular, csoakley, recommended the McRib and Jack in the Box egg rolls.
Screw the McRib, Jack in the Box has egg rolls? I had no idea, probably since I hadn't eaten th ... More >>
My cup runneth over.I realize Egypt is in chaos and everyone north of the Mason-Dixon line is going to be flash frozen like a bag of Birds Eye broccoli florets and Charlie Sheen is apparently the reincarnation of Grigori Rasputin, but that is no excuse, no excuse, for the criminal lack of att ... More >>
When Joanna O'Leary wrote that she didn't like admitting her love for Little Pappasito's, some commenters were angry, including csoakley, who wrote, "So for all of you foodies, you can all go to hell. I'm going to Pappasito's!!" But after some back and forth, csoakley decided to join the fun: ... More >>
Guess which one the Texans are!"I believe in him (defensive coordinator Frank Bush). I think we played much better defense. I think if we finished the game, we'd be talking about how much better we were. There were a lot of good things that went on. I believe in the guy. That's why he's here ... More >>
Much has been made in the past few weeks about the McRib, McDonald's exalted ground pork and barbecue sauce wonder. You may remember it first hitting America's mouths in the early '80s, not selling extremely well, and only coming back every now and then. It returned briefly in 1994 as the "Brontos ... More >>
No, a "full-on McRib" is not a euphemism for some new sexual position, but a description of my experience with the highly processed sandwich that makes an annual appearance on the McDonald's menu -- and all the high-fat, high-salt, high-sugar things that go along with it. Thanks to some inspi ... More >>
Photo illustrations by Monica FuentesBetween news that San Francisco has recently banned the sale of fast food meals that contain toys and the glorious return of the McRib, McDonald's is getting both good and bad press this week.
Both the McRib and the possible ban on Happy Meals are divisiv ... More >>
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But before they do, they've created a microsite, A1SupportGroup.com, for fans sure to mourn the loss come December 21.
Harking back to Burger King's Subservient Chicken, A1SupportGroup.com offers all the support you'll need to get through the less saucy times ahead - ... More >>