Millennials, you still do all the drugs and have all the sex, but I have to break it to you -- #realtalk -- you do not know how to party. And it's bringing me down. Heading over to what's supposed to be the "jam," hosted by 24-year-old "scenesters," I always hope that there won't be finger foods b ... More >>
Christian Lopez: Now sponsored by the champagne of bottled beersThat's it, you win, Christian Lopez. I give up. You all remember, Christian Lopez, right? (It's only been like 24 hours since I last wrote about him. Please tell me you remember.) Just in case, Lopez was the ample Yankee fan wh ... More >>
Brittanie SheyThere's competitive eating, and then there's competitive eating, or in the case of the Beer Mile, competitive drinking. The concept is simple: chug a beer as fast as you can, then run a ¼ mile. Do that four times, and you've completed the beer mile. First person to cross the fi ... More >>
There's been some debate lately about Becks Prime. Some people like it; some don't see the appeal. But I am definitely a fan. The Becks Prime TKO -- a chili burger with shredded cheddar -- is pretty amazing.
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttTry ordering a real Manhattan at your Golden Tee Palace.I found myself explaining to a friend last night that my entire philosophy and approach toward bars now that I've gotten older can be summed up by one question: Does it have a Golden Tee machine? If the answer ... More >>
We recently caught a showing of Crazy Heart at River Oaks Theatre on West Gray. You know what we love about this theater? You can buy a beer here, and we don't mean in a paper cup - you can purchase a beer like you would in a bar, Heineken for $5 to enjoy with a decent bag of popcorn. And the ... More >>
We recently went to Cecil's on West Gray to indulge in dollar Lone Star Monday. We always forget that whenever a bar has cheap beer nights, the crowds are thick and it's hard as hell to get a beer. The trick is to order six at a time (thanks Andy).
We recently dropped into the Roll'n for a shot and a beer -- a Miller High Life, to be exact -- and found out that they are closing this weekend. That's it. No more dive bar on San Felipe. After 41 years, the "old man" is finally giving up the Roll'n due to lease increases. I have had the pri ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Polo'sOn a recent trip to Polo's Signature for some drinks at the bar, we were sent out some appetizers from the kitchen from Chef Adam, who previously worked for Mark Cox. We got a platter of crispy calamari slathered in sweet Italian cherry peppers with a meyer lemon aioli ... More >>
Photo by Troy FieldsThe musical act is the main draw at Howl at the Moon (612 Hadley, 713-658-9700), a dueling-piano bar in Midtown (and in Scottsdale, Charlotte, Baltimore, etc.). The bar features a stable of multi-instrumentalists whose job it is to work the crowd while plunking out up-temp ... More >>
Fried OreosWe could probably tell you every bar inside the loop that serves Miller High Life, the champagne of beers. We're happy to report that Saint Dane's (502 Elgin) is one of these bars. But it also serves shots in plastic cups, which is a personal peeve of ours. We mean, is this a frat ... More >>
This weekend, Houston becomes the grindcore and death-metal capitol of the country for two days with Houston Noisefest 2009, starting tonight at the Atomic Café and concluding tomorrow night at the White Swan. Bands from California, Ohio and as far as Washington State are heading down here to r ... More >>
Photo by Katharine ShilcuttThe rare creature herself, captured in the wildTo paraphrase Wayne Campbell, Saint Arnold's Divine Reserve No. 8 is "a fox. In France, she'd be called la renard. Hunted, with only her cunning to protect her." And hunted she truly is. The extremely limited-productio ... More >>
Location: Salvation Army, 3620 Broadway, Pearland Thrift stores are a museum of random genius. Where else can one find a faded D.A.R.E. t-shirt and a pair of soiled leather pants? Each trip is a chance for magic. Rocks Off spent some time at the Salvation Army out in the badlands of Pearland last ... More >>
Some Cubans in Houston find work right away, others languish withoutEnglish skills
Click here for a slideshow. This installment of the Sole of Houston takes us to the Southeast side of town. There were a lot of firsts to this walk. For starters, it was the first that had a theme – since it took us through Rory Miggins’s old stomping grounds, we dedicated the walk to him. The ... More >>
Who loves the sun?
What's a real American to do on Cinco de Mayo?