Miller High Life

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Hey, Millennials: You're Partying All Wrong. Here's How.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Christian Lopez, Overtaxed Yankee Fan, The Sequel (Where He Becomes A Charity)

    Christian Lopez: Now sponsored by the champagne of bottled beers​That'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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Houston Runners Take on The Beer Mile

    Brittanie Shey​There'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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Guerilla Barfare: Becks Prime and West Alabama Icehouse

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    13 Things You'll Never Hear At Anvil

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    The Bar at River Oaks Theatre

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Late Night Scene: Dollar Beer Night and Hot Dogs at Cecil's

    ​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).

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Goodbye, Roll'n

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    The Polo Empire

    Photo courtesy of Polo's​On 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 >>

  • Dining

    December 31, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Stirred and Shaken: Howl at the Moon's Tennessee Tea

    Photo by Troy Fields​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Late Night Scene: Saint Dane's

    Fried Oreos​We 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Listology: War Master's Dream Metal Festival

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    A Taste of the Divine

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttThe rare creature herself, captured in the wild​To 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 >>

  • Music

    May 28, 2009
  • Music

    January 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Thrift Store Cowboy: Garth Brooks, Sonic Youth and Yaz

    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 >>

  • News

    January 10, 2008

    Immigration: Luck of the Draw

    Some Cubans in Houston find work right away, others languish withoutEnglish skills

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2007

    Sole of Houston: This One's for Rory Miggins

    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 >>

  • Music

    May 17, 2007
  • Music

    May 11, 2006

    Patriot Game

    What's a real American to do on Cinco de Mayo?