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New Year's

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    One Day Into 2014, The Internet Gives Us Coolest And Lamest Houston Texan Pictures

    For a 2-14 team, the Texans should be plenty newsworthy over the next few months. They have a head coaching search that should officially conclude with an announcement on Thursday that Bill O'Brien is coming to Houston, and they have the number one overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, which should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Wake Up On New Year's Day With Less Of A Hangover

    Water and Sprite are the best prevention of a hangover

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    New Year's Lucky Foods: Ensure A Prosperous & Fortunate 2014

    What's the best way to start the New Year on the right foot? With food, of course. Each country and region has its own special "lucky" foods to eat on New Year's Eve and Day. In the southern portion of the United States, it is common to have a plate of black-eyed peas, cabbage, ham (in some way, sha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    93.7 FM Now Marching to a New Beat

    As many of you now know, around noon today 93.7 FM ceased to become a classic-rock station -- good riddance, some say -- and flipped formats to hip-hop and R&B, rechristening itself "The Beat." Thus far, according to 937thebeathouston.com, songs have included Sevyn Streeter and Chris Brown's "It Wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Bars to Cure Your New Year's Eve Hangover

    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

    December 27, 2013

    5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Food Truck Friday, Free Champagne Tasting

    Food Truck Friday @ Houston Press Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 2603 La Branch Bare Bowls Kitchen is up next in the Food Truck Fridays series at the Houston Press. The truck will be serving lunch from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. outside our offices. Come by and grab a Yucatan Bowl with banana leaf-roasted pork, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Where to Eat on New Year's Eve and Day 2013

    Making plans for New Year's Eve celebrations can be hectic and stressful, but that's why an array of Houston restaurants have opened their doors to help you ring in the New Year with lots of food, dancing, music and, of course, Champagne toasts at midnight. Treat yourself to an amazing last meal of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2013

    Christmas Weather: Cold and Sunny for Christmas Week

    As the jolly fat man makes his way towards the southern part of the U.S., he must breathe a sigh of relief. After all, he's spent a bunch of his night in Europe, Russia and the northeastern U.S. -- we'll forget for the moment about his trip to Africa. By the time he gets to Houston, it must be downr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Five Do's & Don'ts For Tax Day 2013, Including Watching Lots Of Sitcoms

    Another April, another (goddamn) Tax Day. The annual rite of paying taxes has been buffed up to a science by the media -- on no other day will you hear the team "Uncle Sam" used so often -- and all the people who have somehow forgotten this day was coming will be reminded ad nauseam. Still, ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    5 Essential Foods for a Lucky, Healthy, Prosperous New Year, with Recipes

    All throughout the world, different cultures have their own way of celebrating and ushering in the New Year. (And, of course, not everyone celebrates the New Year on January 1.) And while most Texans are familiar with the idea of having a pot of black-eyed peas or Hoppin' John on New Year's Day, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Ring in the New Year: Where to Eat on New Year's Eve and Day 2012

    It's time to start making plans for New Year's Eve and Day, if you haven't already. Houston restaurants are opening their doors for you and your friends and family to celebrate the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013 with a delicious meal and champagne toasts at the strike of midnight. Many locations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Wet, Winter Weather Continues Right Through the New Year

    If you looked outside Thursday and wondered to yourself, "What is this liquid falling from the sky?" don't feel too bad. It's been a pretty dry fall and winter thus far, so when we started seeing some misty rain Thursday afternoon, as ugly as it may have been, it was a welcome sight. By Friday afte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Post-Holiday Diet Cleanse: Leek Soup

    As the year winds down and all we have left to celebrate is New Year's, everyone says they will start their "New Year's Diet." It usually starts with cutting out sweets and trying to work out in some capacity each day, but let's be honest, that effort quickly dies and our New Year's resolution to h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Ring in the New Year: Where to Eat on New Year's Eve and Day 2012

    Yes, Christmas isn't here yet, but it's time to start making plans for New Year's Eve and Day. Houston restaurants are opening their doors for you and your friends and family to celebrate the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013 with a delicious meal and champagne toasts at the strike of midnight. Man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Mugshot Etiquette 101: Don't Smile Unless You Did Something Cool

    Every day here at Hair Balls we get to see great, sad, and dumbfounding mugshots from around the state of Texas. We sure do have a lot of criminals in the Lone Star State. Makes me fearful of seceding in 2025. REWIND: Sean Payne: Humble Man Too Drunk To Pose for His Mugshot REWIND: Michael Jordan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Good Band Name

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    New Year's Eve Dining (What's Open, Deals and Hangover Fixes for the Following Day)

    Yeah, yeah, we know. New Year's Eve is supposed to be a time of reflection filled with hope and promise for the coming year, a time to move forward and leave our struggles in the past. But for those of us resolving to lose weight in 2012, New Year's Eve is a lot like Fat Tuesday -- a last hurrah of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    5 Ridiculously Cute Kitchen Gifts

    www.kitchensonthesquare.com​If you know a home cook whose kitchen looks like Pee Wee's Playhouse or someone who might actually wear a pink, polka-dotted apron, these ridiculously adorable gifts for the kitchen are just the thing. 5. Scrubber Duckie When only having a rubber duckie in the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Local State Senator Pushing for Sunday Liquor Sales in Texas

    pamlaneSunday Funday indeed.​Such times as these - the economy in recession, federal and state governments mired in debt, and more than 8 percent unemployment - are leading state lawmakers around the country to question the financial logistics of blue laws restricting any business from operati ... More >>

  • News

    January 13, 2011

    Facebook v. Leaky Boob

    Houston mom in a FB face-off.

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    College Football Bowls -- This Week's Best Bets

    The color, the pageantry of college football​Since it's Week 17 of the NFL season, we're changing it up a little bit this week. I don't know about people who actually know what they're doing when it comes to wagering, but my experience with the NFL in Week 17 is that it's a good time to stay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Alternative Party Chips

    ​When it comes to the all-American pairing of football and snack food, New Year's Day doesn't have the same cachet as Super Sunday ®, especially now that the bowl season extends until January 10 and most of the big-time bowls that used to be New Year's Day fixtures are scattered throughout th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    New Year's Brunch Star: Crab Strata

    ​For those (very few) of you who will wake up on New Year's Day sans debilitating hangover, this crab strata recipe would make an excellent brunch to start out the new year. Surprisingly light in texture, yet full of flavor and absolutely filling, it would pair wonderfully with some pepper ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Ticket City, New Era Pinstripe? What Happened To The Real Bowl Games?

    What kind of name is New Era Pinstripe Bowl?​It's possible that I'm getting old and becoming one of those grumpy old dudes who think that everything was better during his day. That caveat out of the way, I've got to ask: am I the only one around here who remembers when the New Year's Day bow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Five Fortuitous New Year's Foods

    A30_TsitikaEat grapes for smooth sailing in 2011. ​Not like you need any excuse to stuff yourself during the holidays, but take heed of what you eat around December 31st if you're interested in a little extra good fortune. Depending on who you ask, certain foods -- if consumed on New Year's -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    New Year's Eve: The Blogging Will Continue Until Morale Improves

    ​This weird year could only end weirdly, and that's what it's doing, with some people getting Thursday and Friday off, some people just Friday, and -- we assume -- some poor souls being told "Hey, New Year's is on Saturday, tough luck." (We assume many in that last category lack sufficient wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    NFL & College Football -- Weekend's Best Bets

    When it comes to college football, I'm not a staunch traditionalist. I believe the season is more compelling when the longtime powers are strong (Translation: Texas, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Miami all being mediocre is, to me, a bad thing.), and yet I picked Boise State before the season ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Top 5 Groceries You Buy and Then Throw Away

    We go into the grocery store with the best of intentions, usually... I mean, assuming we're not violating the cardinal rule, "Never grocery shop while hungry." We try to plan out our meals to some degree, and think of all kinds of great things we can cook with various ingredients. But outside the gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Chinese New Year: The Year of the Tiger

    ​This Saturday, February 13, marks the Chinese New Year's Eve. Valentine's Day will usher in the Year of the Tiger, whose zodiac symbol is marked by a fondness for bread and poultry (turkey sandwiches, anyone?). Although the most traditional way to spend Chinese New Year's Eve is by cleaning y ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (or Cat): Resolution Time

    New year. New decade. New mayor. New director of the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care. But same old problem: Too many awesome dogs and cats stuck behind bars, the clock ticking as they wait for a good home. Hair Balls is hoping that, along with the traditional new year's resolutions of goin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    He Said She Said: Our Musical Resolutions for 2010, Part 2

    Did you know the U.S. Government publishes a list each year of popular American New Year's Resolutions? No. 1 is "lose weight," and No. 2 is "manage debt" which shows the kind of fucked-up priorities we as Americans have as we finish this decade off with the worst recession since the Depression. Su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Top 5 Best Bloody Marys to Ring in the New Year

    Let's be honest. You don't feel so hot after last night's New Year's Eve celebration. When you downed your last champagne cocktail at two a.m., the world was your oyster. This morning, the thought of oysters makes you nauseous. Never fear. We will help you find that spicy cure-all to help you ring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    2009 Concert Rewind: ACL, Before, During and After the "Shit-Mud"

    Mark C. Austin​ This is the very, very, very, very last thing Rocks Off has to do before we're off New Year's Eve, New Year's Day and the whole blessed weekend after that, so we'll tell you what: Click right here and feast on our copious ACL '09 coverage to your heart's content. We are so outta he ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 31, 2009
  • Culture

    December 31, 2009

    Buh-Bye 2009

    Where to celebrate the dawn of a new year: Our guide to the best events in town.

  • Dining

    December 31, 2009

    Lucky Black-Eyed Peas

    If you don't eat black-eyed peas this New Year's Day, next year could be really unlucky. Luckily, there's Family Discount Food.

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Five Best New Year's Eves In The Movies

    The New Year's Eve countdown is only hours away. The built-in suspense of it all, along with the opportunity for pathos via a lonely celebrant, or a doomed couple exuding cheery optimism, has been catnip for moviemakers.There have been some great New Year's Eves in the movies. Here are five of the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    New Year's Pigs' Trotters

    ​This weekend, Da Marco will be serving zampone, the stuffed pig's foot that's traditionally eaten on New Year's in Italy. Da Marco is serving the zampone with lentils and the mustard-marinated fruit called mostarda. December 31 is called La Festa di San Silvestro in Italy. You eat lentils, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Please Pass the Peas

    ​In this week's Café Review, we visit Family Discount Food Store, a salvage grocery store in the Fifth Ward with a soul food buffet restaurant in the back. The place will be open New Year's Day, and it serves black-eyed peas and cabbage along with the other traditional New Year's Day food -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    If Santa Couldn't Stop Our Posting, Then New Year's Doesn't Have A Chance

    Tomorrow is probably one of the days when the least work gets done -- all eyes are on the clock from the get-go. Recognizing this, we've been given Thursday and Friday off.Recognizing your need for diversion, however, we will not be going dark.Look for posts tomorrow and Friday. As you prepare for y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Braving The Crowds On New Year's Eve? Here's Where To Do It

    ​So you've decided not to take any of our advice to stay home on New Year's Eve and cook a nice, memorable dinner. You're either brave or foolhardy and have somehow come to the conclusion that it's an awesome idea to ford the river of amateurs and drunks that will be coursing through the stree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Party Like It's 2009

    ​Before you peruse our exhaustive guide to the best New Year's Eve parties in the city, we suggest you flip through our best party pics of 2009 to give you guidance and inspiration. And for your New Year's Resolution? Party even harder, Houston.

  • Culture

    December 24, 2009

    Buh-Bye 2009

    Where to celebrate the dawn of a new year: Our guide to the best events in town.

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Retro Active: U2 Will Be With You Again

    Bono and Luciano Pavarotti, "Ave Maria" Every year, at almost exactly this time, if you're like me, you can't get U2's goddamned "New Year's Day" out of your head. And, if you're like me, it drives you insane, not because of the quality of the song, but ... well, yeah, it is the quality of the song. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Top 9 Reasons to Stay Home for 2009

    Can't decide on your plans for New Year's? Or whether you want to have plans? Hair Balls has come up with nine reasons to ring in the New Year in your own humble abode. Cheers. 1. The booze is free. Well, at least it is after you buy it from the store and bring it home, but you know what we mean. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Order your Holiday Oysters Now

    The French eat more oysters per capita than anybody in the Western world. And 80% of the oysters in France are eaten during the holiday season--from a few days before Christmas until a little after New Year's Day. Why? Because oysters are at their peak this time of year. And they go so well with the ... More >>

  • Year End

    December 18, 2008

    HOUSTON PRESS NEW YEAR'S EVE GUIDE

    Kiss 2008 goodbye in style

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2006
  • Dining

    January 3, 2002

    Rassol Relief

    The Russian General Store's Rassol

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