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Memorial Day

  • Film

    June 5, 2014

    Summer Movies Don’t Have to Suck

    Flicks to look into on the edge of tomorrow — and the next months

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Mixtape Monday: Post-FPSF Edition

    Last week, naturally, Memorial Day and all the BBQ destruction that came with it sort of derailed our weekly look at Houston's rap scene, but never fear. This week we've got De'Wayne Jackson and Donnie Houston, RetroKash, and Yves to deal with for the week. You might add this to some of your FPSF po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    The First Pool Dunk Zapruder Analysis Tells Us "Summer Is Here!"

    While the official start of summer according to things like the earth's rotation, the solstice, and the gods is June 21, the symbolic start to the summer, in most places, is Memorial Day weekend. Except in Houston where summer officially starts when the temperature reaches 90 for the first time of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2014

    The Five Best Shows In Houston This Week: Old 97's, Zakk Wylde, Kashmere Stage Band, etc.

    Debonair Lounge Cafe 4212, May 26 Since approximately Labor Day 2013 -- so about six months now -- the only way to get each week off on a good foot has been at this Museum District oasis of cool. Debonair Lounge has already welcomed a who's who of Houston's hottest young hip-hop and R&B performers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Eat Sushi for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

    Each Monday, Osteria Mazzantini hosts "Mussel Madness" from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Make after work plans on Monday, May 19, to eat half-price mussels at Osteria Mazzantini at the bar or on the patio. For $9, each guest will receive cozze (black mussels) tossed with garlic, parsley and a pomodoro sauce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Ten Best Alternatives to Beer (For Those Non-Hop Heads Among Us)

    With the summer and Memorial Day approaching it's time to gather 'round the grill with friends and family and a nice cold brewski. Unless, of course, you're one of those crazy many people who just don't really dig beer. For folks like you, there's always wine, of course, and cocktails, but those ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Openings & Closings: It's Good To Have You Back, MF Sushi

    Last week ended with sad news when local baker, Jody Stevens, lost her home in a fire. Thankfully she was not at her home during the fire, but she lost everything inside her home, including the the tools she uses for her cake business, Jodycakes. Various restaurateurs and chefs have created fundrais ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    MLB Says Hello To Replay Review, Enters Modern Times

    Major League Baseball adopted new replay rules yesterday, and these rules will be in place for Opening Day. Just about any play can be reviewed (except for ball and strike calls and the neighborhood play at second base). The new rules are far from perfect as MLB is adopting the NFL's idiotic challen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Why the Rodeo Is Houston's Coachella

    The past week or so, music news has been dominated by two big announcements: first the 2014 lineup of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in the California desert about three months from now, and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's entertainers for its 83rd season this coming March. On the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    A Cooler Confection: The Icebox Cake

    "Keep cool" is one of my mantras given my sometimes fiery temperament. This phrase becomes doubly appropriate during the summer months, especially in the realm of home baking. Although other times of the year I relish making and eating rich, comforting desserts, I can't stomach always piping hot b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Summer of Johnny: Manziel Says, "Get Your Guns Up!"

    As best I can tell, having been a citizen (like all of us) on Planet Manziel (better known as Earth) for the better part of six months now, really dating back to his circus touchdown pass to Ryan Swope against Alabama, new and exciting chapters in the Adventures of Johnny Football generally involve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Weather Week: Heat, Rain, Possible Severe Weather But Probably No Tornadoes

    It's tough not to think about weather after the devastating tornadoes that hit Oklahoma the last two days. The probably F-5 tornado that struck Moore just south of Oklahoma City could be one of the largest on record, an incredible two miles wide at its peak. Tornadoes are certainly nature's most ins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    Hank Williams Jr.'s Top 10 Patriotic Lyrics

    As 2012 reaches the halfway point, one of the most gratifying musical comebacks has been none other than Bocephus himself, Hank Williams Jr. It's not a very long list, either - the Beach Boys, Fiona Apple, and now the late-breaking Blur; we're still not sure Chris Brown and Beach House count as "com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    The 4th Of July On A Wednesday: Maximum Dysfunction For The Work Week

    Everybody loves the 4th of July, at least in America, but if there's one time we don't love it as much as others, it's when it falls on a Wednesday. Other holidays can be easily adjusted. Memorial Day, the sacred date we set aside to honor those who gave their last full measure of devotion? Fuck i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Open Letter to Revival Market: More Kolaches, Please!

    Dear Revival Market, I love Kolache Saturday, and it's all your fault. For inventing it. And for making the kolaches very, very delicious. Please make them every Saturday. Love, Christina Do you guys think that will work? Because I'm completely obsessed with Kolache Saturday, after Revival Market ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Comcast Customer Service: A Horror Tale, Part 2

    For about a year, things were actually fine with my Comcast service. But then I moved apartments, which means I had to transfer my cable to the new pad, which means I had to call Comcast customer service, which means there's a part two of what may become a multi-part epic. Before all of that, it se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    Happy Memorial Day: 10 Songs To Honor Our Veterans

    Memorial Day, the last Monday of May is a federal holiday originated to commemorate our country's fallen soldiers. Yes, some view it as a work holiday and a good time to barbecue, but our veterans would have to disagree. To honor our vets, we put together a playlist this day in remembrance of those ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    Get Grilling: A Memorial Day Barbecue Roundup

    Like most red-blooded Americans, I'll be grilling out with my family today in celebration of Memorial Day. (You're not barbecuing? COMMIE. McCarthy is coming for you.) So while I'm out back helping my dad tend to his famous pork butt, here are a few links to help you enjoy the day in style -- with e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Southern Star in Northern Houston and Wino Wednesdays

    If you don't quite know how to pair wines with Indian food, let Narin's Bombay Brasserie be your guide at its upcoming Summer Wine Dinner on June 7. Chef Gary Grewal will be serving an array of Indian dishes, all matched with international wines from Republic National sommelier Brett Walters. The f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Galveston Pleasure Pier Opens Just in Time for Memorial Day

    Be sure to check out our pictures of the Pleasure Pier and our Summer Guide story on its construction and history. You can barely tell that the Flagship was ever there. The past-its-prime hotel, which was destroyed in 2008 by Hurricane Ike, has been replaced by Landry's new Galveston Island Pleasur ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Hofmann Sausage Co: Texas Is About to Get Real ... Hotdogs! If You Live in Dallas Can You Bring Me Some?

    So if you are from Upstate New York (like me), and if you love hot dogs (like me), and you live in Texas (like me), then you probably really, really miss Hofmann hot dogs. Like me. Because when I tell you I miss Hofmann hot dogs, I mean that I miss them super-duper terribly, especially when holidays ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Things To Do This Weekend: Crawfish, Scott H. Biram, Blaggards, Etc.

    It's crawfish season, as Rocks Off may have mentioned recently. All weekend - today through Sunday, in other words - the Houston Blues Society is sponsoring the stage at the Kemah Crawfish Festival, featuring dependable locals such as Mojofromopolis, the Paul Ramirez Band, Texas Johnny Brown, Don Ke ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Tilman Fertitta's Galveston Pleasure Pier Is Taking Shape

    TILMAN FERTITTA WILL NOT BE DENIED. He promised Galveston a (no doubt overpriced) "Pleasure Pier" by Memorial Day, and it looks like he's well on the way. The new amusement park, built on the site of the old Flagship Hotel, is expected to draw three million visitors a year. Our Allison McPhail was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Rape, Scandal, Greed and Cockfighting -- The 2011 Sports Year In Review

    2011: Penn State's horrible year​You know how, in the series 24, the way a season unfolds? How just when you think there has been some sort of resolution to the bad guys being bottled up, right then and there a new (often worse) layer is introduced, and ultimately in like Hour 22 Jack Bauer wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Joel Gregoire: One-Man Metal Extravaganza

    ​If there is anything that Rocks Off loves about the modern music era it's that the ability of individual people to put out their own elaborate albums has never been easier. Meet Joel Gregoire, an instrumental metal maestro by trade and former member of Stride. He's releasing his new album Der ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    "WTF is a churro?"​Last week we couldn't bring you the roundup because the city slacked on updating its inspection records. The most logical explanation is the Memorial Day holiday threw off the schedules of those responsible for updating the site. But we're more inclined to believe that god i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Closing of Independence Heights Pool Will Leave Some Kids Desperate

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderThe Independence Heights pool is closed for business. ​Off of 35th and Main lies the heart of Independence Heights, a historically black neighborhood that's getting screwed by the mayor's proposed budget. If all is passed according to plan, the community center and the ... More >>

  • 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

    What's Up Doc? Bugs Bunny's Gweatest Hits

    ​Today is not only Memorial Day, it's also the birthday of the voice behind many of the most beloved cartoon characters of all time. In his more than 50 years in Hollywood, Mel Blanc (1908-1989) gave audiences countless "Merry Melodies" via Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Photo by rdpeytonThis gumbo is from Emeril's in New Orleans; the gumbo at Under the Volcano will likely be just as good.​If you've been missing Robb Walsh, here's your chance to catch up with our former food critic outside the busy environs of his new restaurant. On June 7 and again on July 12 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Lady Gaga Sings The Big Easy Blues

    Photos by Annelia WililamsEugene Moody​Rocks Off woke up to Lady Gaga on Good Morning America this morning. It looked like she was having a little trouble with her zipline. The reason Rocks Off woke up to Lady Gaga on Good Morning America this morning, instead of Channel 13's Eyewitness News ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    ​Sometimes wonderful things are born out of our comments section and we remember for a moment just how awesome humanity can be when it comes together for a good cause. The Lemonade Day Crawl is a perfect example of that awesomeness, suggested by commenter Chris Oakley in support of National L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Weasley Brothers Coming to Houston: Ummm, Yay?

    The Weasleys: One's Fred, one's George​Comicpalooza has announced a new bunch of guests for its Memorial Day Weekend event, and the biggest news is that they include some Harry Potter stars!! Well, co-stars. Actually, let's just say they're characters. But they do show up in every film!! Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Wait a minute, where the hell are the Fritos?​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where procrastination is (note to self: think of some clever definition and insert it here later). We started the week off with one of our favorite things: a recounting of time spent jud ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2010

    "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"

    Space Center Houston puts George Lucas fans through their paces

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Top 8 Post-2000 Soldier Songs

    ‚ÄčLike many of you, Rocks Off has friends and family members who have served (or are serving) in our armed forces. Memorial Day is when we honor the sacrifice so many of them have made - and are still making - fighting America's wars. Songs about the hardships suffered by soldiers and their familie ... 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

    Texas Traveler: AmeriVespa 2010, San Antonio

    Photos by Brittanie Shey​More than 30 scooter enthusiasts from Houston spent Memorial Day weekend in San Antonio representing the Bayou City at AmeriVespa, the largest scooter rally in the nation. Now in its 17th year, the event, which takes place in a new city each year, draws scooterists fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    DWI: They're Coming For You This Weekend By Land And By Sea

    Photo by meltedplastic‚ÄčAs you make your long-weekend plans, one thing to keep in mind: Harris County is having another one of those "No Refusal" campaigns designed to nab drunk drivers...and drunk boaters."If you plan to be driving a motor vehicle or at the helm of a boat, we ask that you act sens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    NO, GODDAMMIT. You put the lime in the *COCONUT*, and you drink it all up. How many times are we gonna have to go over this, huh?​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where the dingoes ate your baby and then complained that the babies used to be so much tastier than the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Apologies if today's column seems a bit... cheesy. GET THEE TO A PUNNERY!​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're using our leftover pizza grease to lube up our Slip 'N' Slide. We started this busy week off with some tips on topping your ice cream with various ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    John Royal's Top 25 Random Baseball Facts

    There's this new list craze going around Facebook in which you list 25 random things about yourself. And the geniuses at the Big League Stew baseball blog got hold of this and made it into a list of 25 Random Things About Yourself As It Relates to Baseball. Thus... 1. I am happiest in a baseball ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    Can a Houston Texan outrap Shaq?

    Since I spend the rest of the day listening to music, most of the time I enjoy (for lack of a better word) waking up to Marc Vandermeer and Andre Ware on SportsRadio 610, even though they're both entirely too in love with the Texans. I mean, I know the Texans pay a good chunk of your salary, but com ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 5, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Mixed Media Music Series at MFAH, Astros at Minute Maid

    Welcome to a four-day week. Hell. Yeah. We hope Memorial Day treated y'all right. On with the show. 11:27 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Voxtrot, Car Stereo (Wars), The Mathletes and Skull Gang Disco played the MFAH on Saturday, May 24, for the Starbucks Mixed Media Music Series. We go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2007

    Get Your Immigrant Hands Off Our Armani!

    This angry missive arrived in our inbox the other day: I have a story idea that I find enraging. I work at the Galleria and monthly they send out a bulletin about sales figures and events. Well on the list of events they list 7 Mexican Holidays (including Mexican Independence Day, Mexican Revolutio ... More >>

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