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Munich

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Wingtoberfest 2013 is Upon Us! Find Out Who's Competing for the Honor of Top Wing

    Ah, October. Time for Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Halloween parties, cold fronts and gluttinous candy consumption. Also a time for Oktoberfests around the world (and most famously in Munich, Germany -- yes, we know the only official Oktoberfest ended on October 6 this year, but still). Beer, beer, lederho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Top 8 Seasonal Texas Brews to Get You in the Fall Spirit

    Many small brewing companies love any excuse to come out with a special beer to stir up excitement among fans. The idea is that if it's available for only a short period of time each year people will want it that much more. In my case, it totally works. Every year I look forward to fall beers becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Celebrate Oktoberfest With This Beer & Cheese Soup

    In case you've been living under a rock, we have some amazing news for y'all. As of this past Saturday, Oktoberfest has begun. The 16 day festival -- held in Munich, Germany, but celebrated everywhere -- is the world's largest fair. It was first held in 1810, when all of Munich was invited to cele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Homemade (Almost) Soft Pretzels

    Despite the fact that I am not an avid beer drinker, I get very excited about local Oktoberfest activities. I minored in German and edited a travel guide to Deutschland, so I feel a sort of kinship with die Deutschen. Oktoberfest finds its origins in the early nineteenth century, when Prince Ludw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Top 10 Bars, Clubs & Ice Houses In Midtown

    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

    August 20, 2013

    Houston Press Brewfest Presale Tickets Go On Sale Today

    No, it's not quite on par with Oktoberfest in Munich, but it's pretty damn close! The Houston Press Brewfest will take place at Silver Street Station on Saturday, October 5 from 2 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with Lucky's Pub. The event features more than 30 beers on tap including local craft brews and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Uber Car Service Comes to Houston, Delivering Ice Cream, But Can It Stay?

    I knew something cool was going on when bubbles started floating past my office window. Then Abe at the front desk gave me a call. "Is there a limo selling ice cream out front?" he asked. "I don't see one...should there be?" Indeed, there should be, and indeed there was a vehicle selling ice crea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Johan Schuster of Charivari, On Cooking Throughout Europe, What He Would Prepare Each Season, and Who He Would Want to Prepare His Last Meal

    Johan Schuster Charivari Restaurant 2521 Bagby 713-521-7231 www.charivarirest.com This is Part 2 in a three part Chef Chat series. You can read Parts 1 here and Part 3 in this same space on Friday. EOW: When did you start cooking? JS: I've been doing this for 34 years. We were three brothers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Celebrate Oktoberfest Like the Germans Do at King's Biergarten -- With Beer

    When it comes to German beer on draft, there are two places to beat in Houston -- even if one of them is technically in Pearland. Closer to the heart of the city, Midtown's Bar Munich has an impressive array of taps that includes all six varieties of Hofbräu München (including their Oktoberfest b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    10 Iconic Final Concerts Plus The End Of Beatlemania

    The Beatles' concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park 46 years ago today was the end of an era for the band. Except for a famously unannounced appearance on top the Apple building two and a half years later, it would be the final live performance that the Fab Four would ever play together. It w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Occam's Razor: A Drinking Game

    Spare me your opinion on the accuracy of the attribution, or the exact translation of "entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity," and indulge me in my slightly unwarranted perversion of the spirit of the statement, but, when you get right down to it, Occam's Razor is essentially the Reinheit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Go Way Out to Eat: 5 Favorite Dining Destinations

    Food & Wine magazine recently featured a series of articles on culinary destinations, or "...the world's best food pilgrimages," as they put it. While it was indeed interesting, I must say that places like Bangkok, Rome and India are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to food travels. The ... More >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2012

    Animal Haus

    Bar Munich brings a little bit of Deutschland to Midtown.

  • Culture

    March 15, 2012

    Pot o' Parties

    Follow the rainbow to these golden St. Patrick's Day events.

  • Calendar

    March 15, 2012
  • Year End

    December 29, 2011

    Ta-ta, 2011

    Kiss the year goodbye at a hot New Year's Eve party.

  • Year End

    December 22, 2011

    Ta-ta, 2011

    Kiss the year goodbye at a hot New Year's Eve party.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Oktoberfest 2011: Where to Binge on Beer and Brats

    Insert obligatory photo of buxom woman in a dirndl consuming lager from a stein here. (And remember: Lederhosen are Austrian, not Bavarian!)​If there's one thing that we Americans enjoy doing, it's co-opting other countries' holidays and turning them into giant boozefests for no good reason ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Brew Blog: Indian Wells Lobotomy Bock

    What's in a name? That which we call a Bock / By any other name would taste as malty.​The other night, I attended a business dinner held at the downtown outpost of the House of Blues. The meal was mediocre, but that wasn't really the point. This was a meet-and-eat event designed to smooth ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Bin Laden Mission: Six Other Notable Raids; Three That Worked And Three That Didn't

    You don't want Chuck Bronson coming after you.​There are uncountable things that could have gone wrong in the raid that ended up with Osama Bin Laden dead; operations like this usually have the odds against them. The Bin Laden raid will join the ranks of historic missions, some famous because ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 10, 2011

    In a Pinch?

    We've got you covered this St. Paddy's Day.

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Brew Blog: Great Lakes Brewery's Dortmunder Gold

    ​Listening to Wait, Wait ...Don't Tell Me on NPR a few weeks ago, a caller from Cleveland was challenged to come up with something positive about his city. After a long silence that drew plenty of laughs, he said, "Great Lakes beer." The Cleveland-based brewery is definitely one of many reaso ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2009

    Hedda Gabler

    UH theater graduate students take on the story of one cold Scandinavian

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Before We Go: Devin the Dude, ZZ Top, Camp Jam Houston, The Orb, Something Fierce and More

    Free Press Houston has added Devin the Dude, whom Rocks Off is currently trying to track down for a prospective new feature (email us, mang!) and Prince Paul to its Summer Fest August 8 and 9 in Eleanor Tinsley Park. See FPH's or Pegstar's Web sites for ticket info (hint: it's $7 per day). Yesterday ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Get Lit: The Pitchfork 500

    At last, Pitchfork has laid bare its aesthetic in book form in this old-media attempt at pop music canonization. As the cover describes, The Pitchfork 500 is “Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present,” beginning with singles released in 1977. That Pitchfork chieftains Scott Plag ... More >>

  • News

    October 30, 2008
  • Dining

    October 16, 2008

    Texas Wants Beer!

    Our state is the top beer market in the country, so why are we falling behind in the microbrewery movement?

  • News

    October 9, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    Houstonian Selling Hitler's Desk

    Houstonian Jack McConn has a desk set he wants to sell. It’s not just any old desk set, mind you. It’s the one Hitler used to sign the Munich Pact back on this day in 1938. (For those of you who skipped history class that day, the Munich Pact was an agreement by France, Britain, Italy and the up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    Negra Modelo Now on Draft in Houston (and Phoenix)

    Man, there are some times I wonder how I can get out of bed and face my working days. One such was yesterday. When our feared Web editor Keith Plocek sent out a call for “volunteers” to go taste the new-in-America draft Modelo beers, I gritted my teeth and took it for the team. As one of the old ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    February 21, 2008
  • Film

    October 18, 2007

    Rendition

    It's not torture, but this latest Mideast thriller's as conventional as they come. We're (water) bored. (Sorry.)

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Bob Schneider

    Bob Schneider performs Friday, May 11, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483. Skyblue72 and Stillife also perform.

  • Home Entertainment

    May 11, 2006
  • Culture

    February 3, 2005

    Some Serious Opera

    Idomeneo may be dry at times, but Mozart is still a genius

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best German Restaurant

    AnneMarie's Bistro

  • Dining

    February 14, 2002

    My Finny Valentine

    Getting misty-eyed over creamed herring and sweet German beer at AnneMarie's Bistro

  • Dining

    December 20, 2001

    Who Stollen Christmas?

    Joe Mannke gives us the dish on German food

  • Dining

    November 22, 2001

    The Bambi Syndrome

    Texas is overrun with native whitetails, so why do restaurants have to buy their venison from game farms?

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Letters

    A Wave of Laughter, Strip Search Horrors, Fine Frye

  • News

    January 27, 2000
  • Dining

    October 22, 1998
  • Dining

    December 25, 1997

    Roll Out the Barrel

    Hackemack's is a barrel of fun

  • Culture

    November 13, 1997

    Happy Feet

    Robert Henry Johnson likes to play, both with his dances and with his audiences

  • Music

    January 13, 1994

    My Oh My

    Can that Guy Forsyth play the blues

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