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Memorial Day

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Coachella Before Coachella: The 1983 US Festival

    US Festival 1983: Days 1-3 Directed by Glen Aveni MVD Visuals, 135 minutes, $19.95 In 1982, flush with cash, Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak wanted to throw "a big party" and create an '80s version of Woodstock that would combine a music festival with displays and demonstrations about emerg ... 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

    August 30, 2013

    Top 10 Biker Bars In And Around Houston

    As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... 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

    May 20, 2013

    Win Tickets to Scoremore's Jambalaya Festival Right Now

    Normally Rocks Off's first post of every week is our selections for the best shows happening in Houston for that given Monday through Thursday. This week we'd like to try something a little different. Houston being what it is (a city we love, of course), the weekday live-music options can be somewh ... 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

    July 3, 2012

    The 10 Greatest Summer Concerts I Never Saw

    Well, kids, summer has arrived. If you have ever noticed, all the good concerts seem to come during the summer -- with May being more like a pre-show. My parents, when I was younger, took me to many concerts at some of these venues, mainly Contemporary Christian concerts. I myself had only been to ... 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 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

    September 2, 2011

    Missing: Very Expensive (Tacky?) UH Cougar Jewelry

    Crime StoppersCougar Pride​Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information on a big Memorial Day heist in the ritzy Broadacres neighborhood. The victims are anxious to get their jewelry back, and who could blame them? We, too, would be desperately missing our UH loh precious-jewel-encrust ... 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

    May 31, 2011

    Jason Isbell, Americana Heir Apparent, Won't Run From Country

    Joshua Black Wilkins/All Eyes Media​It seemed a bit odd to be talking to Jason Isbell on Memorial Day. Lonesome, Onry and Mean had just watched a YouTube clip of Isbell doing "Dress Blues," his tribute to a high-school friend who died in Iraq. And with a daughter who did her tour of duty in A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Astro Jordan Lyles' Big League Debut Is Tonight, So I'm Actually Making A Point To Watch

    Jordan Lyles: Either clean-shaven, or doesn't need to shave yet.​As Tuesdays in the ho-hum, post-Memorial Day part of the calendar go, this one actually has a few juicy television nuggets tonight -- Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Heat and the Mavericks, the season premiere of America's G ... 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

    May 19, 2011

    Food Fight: Potato Salad

    Nielsen's Deli​Potato salad is not, strictly speaking, an American concept, but the mayonnaise-based version that most of us know and love is in fact American - or at least its origins are murky enough that we might as well claim it. And claim it we do -- in some towns it's illegal to hold a s ... 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

    June 3, 2010

    Texans Cheerleaders On Tour: Inspiration From Led Zep And The Air Force

    Nourishment in several languages​The Texans cheerleaders are headed to Japan on a USO tour, because our brave service members want to hear what Matt Schaub is really like. Or maybe they want to look at cheerleaders.Texans cheerleader Lindsay (as always, first names only to deter stalker creeps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Galveston Beaches, Bars, Hotels Had Big Weekend (Also: From Iran, The Most Unintenionally Funny Galveston Doomsday Scenario)

    A true lifeguard rocks the Sam Elliott `stache​It could be the bad economy and high gas prices, it could be the oil spill that's avoided Texas (so far), it could be that the relatively cold winter had people yearning for the beach -- whatever it was, Galveston had a banner Memorial Day Weekend.Pet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    La Roux Puts House Of Blues Under Its Electro-Pop Thumb

    Photos by Jason Wolter​ The past year has been a year of renewal for pop music when it comes to new roles for women. In these previous 12 months, the archetype of what a female pop singer is supposed to look and sound like has been completely gutted and reconstituted, leaving room for the more inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Top 8 Post-2000 Soldier Songs

    ​Like 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

    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​As 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

    Game Time: Roy Oswalt -- Is It Possible He's Pitching Just a Little Too Well?

    cutline​Sending all of you off with a brief nugget to ponder as you begin your drunken, Memorial Day haze. Here goes....As of this morning, these are the things we know:1.) The Astros suck; they're 16-31, and they rank last in the National League in every statistical (as in numbers) and subjective ... 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 >>

  • Dining

    June 5, 2008
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    June 26, 1997

    Soft and Crabby

    Summer's the right time for many things -- but none better than soft-shell supping

  • Dining

    June 19, 1997

    Capital Idea

    Is one more palace of red meat one too many? If it's the Capital Grille, the answer is no.

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