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  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    The Best and Worst of ACL Fest, Weekend 2

    Best 17-Year-Old Who Rocked Oh Lorde! This lovely New Zealand native is the real deal, and stole Weekend 2 with her windpipes, big hair and humility. The crowd at the Retail Me Not Stage was one of the largest of the festival, with everyone in awe of this youngster's performance and singing along. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 College Bars

    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

    September 5, 2013

    Flat Screens, Game Day Specials, TD Shots More: Where To Watch The Texans Season Opener This Monday Night

    The Texan's quest for the championship starts on the road this Monday, as they face off against the Chargers at 9:20 p.m. CT. This is all the more reason to get out and watch the game at one of Houston's awesome sports bars. Because we love nothing more than wings, JJ Watt's ass football, and our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    D&T Drive Inn - An Old Dog with New Tricks

    The grand opening of the "new" D&T Drive Inn has been a year and a half in the making. Down House co-owners Chris Cusack and Joey Treadway acquired the bar in early 2012 and have been working on transforming the once divey ice house on Enid and Calvacade into a slicker version of itself. D&T is st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Urban Dictionary's Top 10 Musician Slang Terms

    Fapulous 1. Orgasmic, amazing, awesome. 2. Really, really hot. "Did you see that ass?" 'Yeah. It was Fapulous!" "Urban Dictionary is flat-out fapulous." And it's true. Urban Dictionary is fapulous, always available to help a blogger out with a never-ending supply user-submitted definitions th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Match the Anticipated Crowds For Selected RodeoHouston Concerts

    This week's RodeoHouston lineup announcement officially kicked off 2013 for Houston's party people and rodeo fans. The lineup is dependable as always, with your standard country acts, classic-rockers, kiddie-pop acts, R&B, and norteño offerings making up the month of music. Sadly, once again this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Like That Chain Restaurant? Try This Local One Instead

    In the last couple of weeks, we've explored fun and funky Texas wines to drink in lieu of old standbys like Cabernet and Chardonnay and we've showcased local beers that can be enlisted to help wean your friends off adjunct lagers made by giant corporations. And just like we all have loved ones that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Creative Pizza and Crafty Pints at That Pizza Place On Ella

    I'll admit that I wouldn't have been quite as drawn to That Pizza Place On Ella -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- were it not for the marquee above, which crows that the pizza joint has the largest beer selection in Oak Forest Larger than Petrol Station? I thought. Surely not. Either way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness: How the Hell Did We All Become Allergic to Food?

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating...Our Words, where we're lobbying for Texas to move to a mimosa-based economy. Basically, 50 mimosas would be worth a dollar. Somebody better lock down this public transportation thing and soon. We started the week off right with a look at Oxheart, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Hops, Ham and the Hall Family Haggadah: He'Brew Genesis

    I'm Catholic. My parents converted shortly after they got married. My dad got his PhD from Catholic University of America. He teaches at a Catholic university renowned for its Thomistic Studies program. My brothers and I attended Catholic schools all the way through. High school was an all-boys affa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Lesson Learned: Crawfish Don't Belong on a Buffet

    By the time you read this, I will be on a plane home to Houston from Las Vegas, where I will have hopefully won $1,000,000 off a nickel slot machine and eaten at the Wicked Spoon -- which, from what I can tell in the April edition of Saveur, looks like the coolest damn buffet in the world. I say ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Crazy for Crawfish at The Hideaway

    I'll make this short and sweet, because let's just get straight to the point here: The Hideaway on Dunvale served me the best and the largest crawfish I've had all season this past Sunday afternoon. We ate ten pounds, all said and done. And at $5.99 a pound (with corn and potatoes), it just might be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Rocks Off's Ultra-Hip Rodeo Concert Guide: Blake Shelton

    Date: March 7 Name: Blake Shelton AKA: "Mr. Miranda Lambert" Genre: Cheatin' country

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2012

    The Hair Balls Super Bowl Live Blog: Remember To Piss

    In some alternate universe, the streets of Houston are currently bathed in Miller Lite, Reliant Stadium and every bar in town is a watch party, with even the homeless folks are wearing soiled Texans jerseys. But alas, our Houston Texans only made it into the second round of the playoffs, and here we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Sunday Funday Showdown: Pub Fiction vs. Blackfinn American Grille

    After an entire season of Sunday Fundays enjoyed watching football (and cursing loudly as Sanchez throws yet another interception), I am ready to report back on my findings. Each Sunday, you can find me and a group of rowdy friends either occupying a large booth at Pub Fiction or huddled around the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Happy Hour Scene: Maple Leaf Pub

    ​The Place: The Maple Leaf Pub 514 Elgin 713-520-6464 The Deals: $3 wells; $2.50 pints of Miller Lite and Bud Light; various other weekly and daily specials, including cheap shots of the day and $3 martinis on Mondays, which also feature bingo. The Hours: 3 to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    RIP, Bubba Smith: The 10 Best Miller Lite "Tastes Great" Ads

    Yesterday was a bad day for Miller Lite. Ad Age reported they're in a serious sales slump, and ex-NFLer Bubba Smith died. The defensive end (who spent some time with the Oilers) was part of Miller Lite's famous "tastes great / less filling" ads, which featured retired athletes and offbeat semi-cele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Happy Hour Scene: Hendricks Pub & Eatery

    ​ The Place: Hendricks Pub & Eatery 3320 Kirby 713-522-1500 The Deals: $1 off drafts and wells The Hours: 3 to 7 p.m. The Scene: Have you ever tried repeating a word until it begins to sound like a series of meaningless noises? We feel like we're halfway there with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Happy Hour Scene: Rushing Lizzard's

    ​The Place: Lizzard's Pub 2715 Sackett 713-529-4610 The Deals: $2.75 wells and domestics The Hours: 2 to 8 p.m. The Scene: According to its sign, Lizzard's Pub has been around since 1976. In Houston bar years, that's enough to earn it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Shawn Outlaw of Simone on Sunset

    ​Simone on Sunset is fully loaded with approximately 35 off-the-beaten-path beers (no, you won't find a Miller Light here), all the usual-suspect spirits, and a few hard-to-come-by bottles, such as the Ransom Old Tom Gin that Katharine Shilcutt recently enjoyed here. Whether you're out for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2011

    SXSW With LOM: Gourds Kill, Grandfather Child Wins, Candy Golde Shines

    Donica ChristensenWhat the Gourds saw from the stage at Friday's Vanguard Records party​Day Two found Lonesome Onry and Mean at the Vanguard Records day party, where the label was intent on showcasing several of its newest acts. While Viva Voce may not be the best band name ever, the Pixies-is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Where Are We Drinking?

    Miller Lite pint glasses and a few scattered, leftover Christmas decorations. If this place doesn't scream "come as you are," I don't know what does. Think you can guess where we're throwing a few back this week? ​Leave your best guess in the comments section below.

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Bartender Chat: Buck Baker of Jackson's Watering Hole

    ​Buck Baker has been bartending around Houston for 15 years. After graduating from the University of Mississippi, he came back to Houston to work at McElroy's Irish Pub. McElroy became his mentor, and he quickly went from bar back to bartender to now bar owner of Jackson's Watering Hole (1205 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: Dog House Tavern

    ​The Place: Dog House Tavern2517 Bagby St. 713-520-1118The Hours: Monday through Friday, 3-7 p.m. The Deals: Domestic drafts and bottles are $2.50. Import drafts are $3, and wells are $3.50. Lone Star and Mickey's are $2. The Scene: "This is my religion!" a young man said as he stood at the ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys' Latest Distraction Gimmick: Lap Dances

    Shoulda put this on the giant hi-def​What is it with Dallas football fans that makes a monstrosity of a football stadium want them to have public sex?First it was the boffing on the bathroom stalls. Now it's the front-row lap dance.This woman, obviously bored with whatever ass-kicking the Cowboys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Houston Texans: Five Possible 2010 Theme Songs

    ​If you haven't been able to tell by the depleted charcoal supplies and life-size bikini-model cutouts by the Miller Lite at your neighborhood grocery store (provided it's not Whole Foods), it's almost football season. Houstonians greet this time of year with the same unbridled jubilation they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Four Incredibly Stupid Beer Gimmicks

    Hey, have you seen this stupid shit? That's right, Miller Lite has introduced the Vortex Bottle in hopes of lifting their flagging beer sales by convincing you that swishing around your beer as it pours somehow makes it taste better, as opposed to flatter. What slogans might they have rejected fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Buzzfest Brings The Noise, And The Pain

    Photos by Marc BrubakerBreak Stuff: The Bizkit is back!​ For many, many more shots of Sunday's bands, see our slideshow here. For the really fun stuff - crowd shots! - see our slideshow here. Sunday, Aftermath spent ten hours wading in Buzzfest XXIV's radio-rock and classic nu-metal at the Cynthia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    "Quieres Bailar?" Cafe Tacuba Packs 'Em In at House of Blues

    Photos by Liana Lopez​ Save a performance at last year's Latin Grammys, Mexican rock superstars Café Tacuba finally made their way back to Houston after a two-year absence with Grammy-winning tunes from their most recent album, Sino, and the light show to match. The band's show at the sold-out Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Man Food for Your Man Cave

    Eating Our Words headed over to The Guy Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center this past weekend, where we found -- as expected -- a plethora of manly products for sale, manly sports to play, manly women to ogle (wait, that came out wrong...) and manly foods to sample. Check out our favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Aftermath: Lucero's Iron-Plated Soul and Douchebag Fisticuffs at Meridian

    Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshow​ As we enter the second-to-last month of what was been an alternately amazing and confounding year for music, Aftermath has been thinking a lot about recurring themes we have encountered over the past twelve months. Seeing a rock and roll sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Watching The Dynamo On The Road: Rating The Viewing Parties

    Photo by Danny Lopez​Soccer fans in Houston have three main choices for watching the Dynamo play on the road -- the official watch party or one of the viewing parties held by the two fan clubs: the Texian Army or El Battallon.What's a fan to do? We're here to help. We're going to rate and re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Five Best Strip-Club Movies

    In concluding our tribute to the recently departed Penthouse Club, and as a service to future generations who may never know the joys of spending $9.50 for a Miller Lite or learn what a "bottle charge" is, here are some of the more memorable movies where strip joints serve as the main setting.5. Vam ... More >>

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    August 1, 2008
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    May 12, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Art Cars, Rice Village and Astros, Astros, Astros

    First off, we'd like to express sympathy to the friends and family of Tom Jones, photography curator for the Art Car Museum, who tragically was killed after this year's parade. It was a shitty end to what is always a wonderful event. Houston Art Car Parade We'll have more photos shortly, but for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    Is It Wrong to Watch "Intervention" When I'm Drunk Off My Ass?

    Is it? Is it wrong to drink Miller Lite after Miller Lite as I watch meth heads struggle with the decision to go into treatment? Maybe it is. But if it’s wrong, I don’t want to be right. I got sucked into the A&E program about addicts facing a make-or-break decision to go to rehab when it fi ... More >>

  • Music

    May 1, 2008

    There's a Fly in My Soukous

    Totally blending in at Club Kalahari

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    Seven Deadly Sins: Celebrity Edition

    In an effort to stay hip with the times (always the Vatican’s primary objective, right?), the Catholic Church has decreed that there are seven new deadly sins (now, even deadlier!) that will accompany the old-fashioned original seven we’ve all come to know and love so well. The new ones inclu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 30, 2007

    Jackie Flynn

    What’s the difference between an idiot and an imbecile?

  • News

    July 13, 2006

    Crab Man

    Meet Doug Sartin, onetime heir apparent to a Texas barbecued crab dynasty

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Viva la Revolucin!

    A rogues' gallery of rock and rollers reflects upon the USA's big day

  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    All He Wanted Was a Pabst

    The Nightfly goes out for a quiet Sunday drink and winds up in a Mexican bordello downtown

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2003

    Britannia Rules the Strand

    Galveston reanimates Victorian England for the 30th year in a row

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2003

    Puffy Shirts, Turkey Legs and Thee

    Dust off your chain mail and head out to the Texas Renaissance Festival

  • Dining

    July 5, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    The Houstonian's George Herbert Walker Bush martini

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Traditional and Trite

    Plastic and the past melt together in a field of schemes

  • Culture

    March 16, 2000

    Insecurity Complex

    FotoFest 2000 tries to cover up its deficiencies with sheer volume

  • Calendar

    January 21, 1999
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