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Memorial Day

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    25 Dishes and Drinks to Make This Summer

    Now that we are past Memorial Day weekend, it is (un)officially summertime -- time for swimming, playing outside, cooking delicious meals and treats, and mixing up drinks. We have 25 dishes and drinks for you to make all summer long. Some are classic and some will help expand your palate. Make some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Beer Can Chicken & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    SPF 100: Memorial Day Should Bring Heat and Sunshine

    If Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, our weather is certainly going to cooperate. After a few unseasonably cool weeks and a couple good rainstorms to help ease concerns over drought, it appears as though we have finally broken through into typical Houston summer weather. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend

    Memorial Day Prep and Kolache Breakfast at Revival Market Saturday, 8 a.m. 550 Heights Boulevard If you've got a lot of prep work for a Memorial Day weekend cookout, Revival Market is giving you an incentive to get out of the house and get going this Saturday morning. The special Saturday breakfast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Top Five-ish Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: Memorial Day Edition

    As a general rule, unless your team is in the NBA playoffs (I'd say NHL, but most of you wouldn't even know what I was talking about), this time of year can be pretty boring for sports fans. Baseball is still early in the year. There isn't the hint of football save OTAs and college sports are nearly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    How to Make a Drunk Watermelon and Be the Hit of Your Memorial Day Party

    Note: This is a reprint from last year. This almost goes without saying, but very few things complement an afternoon of barbecuing or grilling like a slice of ice-cold watermelon and a pleasant buzz. That's where Drunk Watermelons come in. A slice of Drunk Watermelon is the best of both worlds: s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    How To: Cornish Hens Under a Brick

    With Memorial Day just a few days away, it's time to plan what you're going to grill to celebrate this wonderful outdoor holiday. While everyone else is probably going to be grilling burgers, hot dogs and chicken, be a little different and grill Cornish hens under a brick. Like most people, you pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Under $20 Bordeaux for Memorial Day, Earthy the Way I Like It

    "Fruit forward" and "fruit bomb" are descriptors commonly used to describe "big" red wines, the kind you want to break out for Memorial Day, when you're going to be grilling and smoking. And hey, I've got nothing against fruit: Wine is made from fruit and it should taste like fruit. If it doesn't t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest: Snow Cone Cupcakes

    The "Food & Drink" section of Pinterest always has recipes that make you think, "hmm, would this actually work? or actually taste good?" That's why I am here -- to answer these questions for you and bring you weird, wacky and fun recipes from Pinterest. This week, looking through the Pinterest feed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Aromatic White Wines for the Foods of Summer

    Salade niçoise is a favorite summer dish at our house (and I've already made it twice since Memorial Day). Its simple summer flavors, combined with chunky olive oil-cured tuna and gently hard-boiled eggs, make for a nearly perfect balance of lightness and substance. While Bandol rosé is always g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Comment of the Day: In Honor of Memorial Day?

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Muscadet: A Best Value Summer White Wine

    On a conference call with New York and Chicago last week, my colleagues were surprised to learn that it's already hitting 90 degrees Fahrenheit here along the Gulf Coast. They're still wearing evening sweaters, they said. I'm already in flip-flops and bathing trunks (even though we don't have a pool ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    The Heat Is On: Temps Will Feel Like Summer Has Arrived This Week

    Welcome to summer, Houston! While the actual beginning to summer is next month, Memorial Day is the unofficial signal that the hot weather is coming and every place you like to go for coffee will be packed with kids out of school. For Houstonians, it also marks the time of year when we begin to migr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    5 Ridiculous/Offensive Memorial Day Commercials

    Some businesses are jerks for pimping a junk heap on wheels on Memorial Day. Others are silly for trying to sell sexual innuendo-heavy mattresses ("firm," "spread out," "not squishy") on a day that's supposed to be all about giving it up to American servicemen and women. Then there are these super- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    5 Memorial Day Pornos to Honor Our Country

    Every Memorial Day, networks run marathons of classic war movies that dramatize the tragedies and victories our brave veterans experienced in service to their country. You bet we'll be watching Saving Private Ryan, Platoon, The Longest Day and a host of others. But you know what else we'll be watchi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    Summer's Here: The 11 Best Flag-Bikini Photos from Our Collection

    Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and that means it's time for women to break out the bikinis. Sometimes, this bikini-breakening-out can mean a display of pride in their native land, whether that involves American-flag bikinis, Confederate-flag bikinis, Texas-flag bikinis or b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    For Memorial Day: 10 Great Surprise Soldier Reunions (VIDEO)

    Memorial Day is, of course, the day we honor those soldiers, sailors, airmen (of both sexes) and Marines who have given that last full measure of devotion. Luckily, most who serve do not have to do that. They sacrifice time with friends and family and put themselves in danger, but they do make it h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Celebrate Memorial Day with A Festive Fruit Pizza

    Memorial Day is just around the corner. With my brother, a U.S. Marine (oorah!), currently back home from his first deployment in Afghanistan, the holiday is near and dear to my heart. Wanting to make something special to celebrate and honor all those who have served and who continue to serve in ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Oyster Po' Boy with Remoulade: Only One Wine Will Do

    At our house, we're already cranking up the A/C and bracing for the Texas summer. But with the arrival of the heat also comes my favorite time of our yearly gastronomic cycle, when fried and grilled foods are guiltlessly consumed in mass quantities. Summertime holidays -- from Memorial Day to the ... More >>

  • News

    June 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    DEFCON Dining: Niko Niko's

    Photos by Nicholas L. HallPita quesadillas: an unexpected hit.​I didn't grill on Memorial Day. I spent the day celebrating a family member's birthday, in an apartment too small for the extended gathering it held. There was only cake to eat. By the time the festivities were over, the entire fam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    Top 5 Sporting Events in Memorial Day History

    Ernie Banks' immortal words used to mean something each Memorial Day.​A month from now (hell, even a second after it concludes), nobody is going to remember and/or care about the Houston Astros' Memorial Day clash with the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field. Overall, it's a pretty lame sports day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    Guess Those Hands: The Real Food Network Challenge

    These look more like real chefs' hands, but that's a topic of discussion for another day.​It's Memorial Day. You've eaten too much today and gotten too much sun, so you've retreated back indoors to the cold comfort of your computer screen. We understand. Believe me, we understand. And to that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    Comment of the Day: White Pride

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Drunk Watermelon: The Memorial Day Classic

    Photo by mynameissharshaAll of this watermelon could be vastly improved with the addition of vodka.​This almost goes without saying, but very few things complement an afternoon of barbecuing or grilling like a slice of ice-cold watermelon and a pleasant buzz. That's where Drunk Watermelons com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Get Your Grill Face On: The Eating Our Words Memorial Day Contest

    Photo by Randy RobertsonBonus points if you can get someone at your party to wear a hat just like this.​Many of you will no doubt be spending Memorial Day in a backyard somewhere -- maybe not even your own -- grilling and barbecuing the day away. And since you're already going to be doing bot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Have A KKK Memorial Day

    Come one, come (not really) all​If your white-power group is having trouble finding cool Memorial Day rallies where you can wave the stars 'n stripes 'n swastikas, then we suggest you check out reputable racist-friendly website Stormfront.org for cool holiday ideas. We especially recommend tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Rocks Off Open For Bidness On Memorial Day

    someecards.com​James McMurtry, "Memorial Day": Rocks Off has no idea what we're going to be doing on Memorial Day; we just know we're not going to be here, as in the office. We suspect Leon's Lounge will be involved somehow, because it usually is. But you should be here, as in on this very ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    May 14 -- 20: The Week in Photos

    Each week, we take a dip into the Houston Press Flickr pool and see what our talented photographers have been up to. Lots of events are happening around town this May. From the Art Car festivities to Memorial Day celebrations, we want to see your hottest shots. Just drop them in our photo group righ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Five Healthy Burger Alternatives

    karitsu.​With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner, it may be tempting to heat up the grill and cook up a giant burger. However, the holiday also marks the start of bathing suit season. Whether you are trying to lose a few or are looking for some interesting alternatives to another bori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    May 7 -- 13: The Week in Photos

    Each week, we take a dip into the Houston Press Flickr pool and see what our talented photographers have been up to. Lots of events are happened around town this May. From the Art car festivities to Memorial Day celebrations, we want to see your hottest shots. Just drop them in our photo group right ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Recipe: Mojitos

    ​Rum and I recently made nice, after a long period of not speaking, following some bad experiences in younger days with the unfortunate combination of Malibu and pineapple juice in excess. Ah, youth. It didn't seem fair to write off a type of alcohol forever, so a quick trip to Spec's saw me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Chris Stokes, U.S. Marine, Gets His Stolen Medals Back In Memorial Day Miracle (Of Sorts)

    One bad Memorial Day followed by one good one​A year ago, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Chris Stokes was tubing in New Braunfels. His vehicle, parked at the Landa Park Rec Center, was broken into while he and his wife were on the river.Among the items stolen -- Stokes' Marine honor medals. Bummer o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Where Are We Eating?

    In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, we're celebrating our rights as Texans to barbecue. Do the sausage links below look familiar to you? Think you know where we're eating on our day off from work? ​Leave your best guess in the comments section below, then go and fire up the smoker for yourself! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    For Memorial Day: Five Best Graveside Scenes

    Memoral Day is the time we honor those who gave their lives for their country, and families everywhere will be going to graves to leave something for the young boys who "never saw gray hair."Hollywood has always been fond of graveside scenes, of course, especially for war movies. The web is full of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    11 Songs Sean Hannity Won't Be Listening To Today

    ​Today Americans celebrate Memorial Day, honoring the military servicemen and women that have passed while serving our country. The holiday is definitely not as flashy or as popular as Independence Day in July, seeing that there are no Memorial Day fireworks or picnics. It's not stuck in November ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Party Down:The Funniest Show You're Not Watching

    Who watches the Starz network? Who even knows if they have the Starz network on their cable lineup?Starz, though, is the place to go to see the funniest TV show you should be watching -- Party Down, the story of actors in a dysfunctional catering service.It's just pretty hilarious. And consider it o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Give Me No Man's Land: 5 Songs For The Fallen

    ​Today is Memorial Day, and Rocks Off would like to honor our brave and beloved dead as we honor everything - through music. At no time in American history have there not been men and women in life-threatening danger trying to protect us, whether it was a declared war or not. This is a sacrifice w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    BBQ Porn: Miles of Meat

    Photo by Robb Walsh​In honor of the bevy of barbecuing that will undoubtedly be taking place this Memorial Day Weekend, we've combed our photo archives as well as the Houston Press Flickr pool and put together a slideshow of the most mouth-watering meats we could find. If you don't feel like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Five Worst Memorial Day Weekend Movies

    Memorial Day weekend officially marks the beginning of summer, and the beginning of summer blockbuster-movie season.Recently studios have been pushing the blockbuster season earlier and earlier -- Iron Man 2 has been out for months, it seems -- but Memorial Day Weekend is still a date where they pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Memorial Day Party Planning, Part 3

    ​The weekend is upon us (praise be!), and Memorial Day deliciousness lies ahead. You've invited the people and bought your preliminary supplies, so your workload should be pretty straightforward. Here's a couple of food ideas, plus a quick checklist:

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    The Week In Photos

    It's time for our weekly dip into the cool waters of the Houston Press Flickr pool, in preparation for the steaming hot Memorial Day Weekend ahead. Want to see your work featured here? Dive into the pool yourself and submit your photos! As usual, for more information about a subject or photographer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    What Rocks Off Is Cooking Up For Memorial Day

    First of all, a bit of news: John Mayer is playing the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion with Owl City Sunday, September 5. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5 at livenation.com. Yay. Now, Rocks Off knows many of you are anxious to start your Memorial Day weekend - and many of you already hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Memorial Day Party Planning, Part 2

    ​Last week we gave you some tips on planning your Memorial Day party. Today we talk supply acquisition. You invited the crowd over, now you've got to feed them. Of course, the party should be fun for everyone. Stressing out over the perfect party isn't worth it, but neither is finding yourself ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Memorial Day Party Planning, Part 1 of 3

    ​Say you want to have some people over for Memorial Day. You'd like to class things up a bit beyond ordering pizza and setting out donuts, but you don't want to slave away or spend a fortune prepping an elaborate spread, either. Fear not; with a little planning, a happy medium can be achieved.

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Memorial Day Road Trip Food

    ​Memorial Day Weekend is the start of the grand summer road-trip season -- long, sweaty drives to see family, attend weddings, visit a new city, or just get away. Heat is no deterrent; in fact, part of our distinctly American pleasure is that feeling of freedom which comes on a long stretch of ... More >>

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    May 25, 2006
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