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New Year's

  • Dining

    January 9, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    The First Asteroid of 2014 Hit Earth!

    Those who were anxiously awaiting the big arrival didn't have to wait long. Less than an hour into brand new 2014, Central Standard Time, Asteroid 2014 AA was spotted at the Catalina Sky Survey, Lunar & Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona streaking across the sky, according to a NASA releas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Long Awaited Fish & The Knife Might Be No More

    The year 2014 is here and we are gearing up for a multitude of restaurants to open and to bring their culinary styles to the Houston dining scene. For most, it'll be a while before they open, but two are almost ready. In Kaitlin Steinberg's post about the ten highly anticipated restaurants of 2014, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2014

    What to Expect Your First Year as a New Band

    Somewhere, some kid unwrapped his or her first guitar this Christmas. And, maybe he or she found a few other kids who also received instruments -- or at least Guitar Center gift cards -- and have decided to form a band. It's an exciting time. You come together, bonded by the notion of changing the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Kimchi Bibimbap, Hangover Chicken Soup & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week -- my meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    App of the Week: Coin Combines Payment Cards, Cures Exploding Wallet Syndrome

    Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the dreaded I Hate Myself Tuesday have come and gone, but Christmas is still weeks away and there is still shopping left to be done for most of us. As we race around to stores and browse through websites, the wallet comes out over and over again. For most of us, that m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Mike Aresco, Commissioner Of The Conference Stew That U of H Is In Now, Speaks

    On the college football calendar nowadays, everything seemingly has its own season. Years ago, before social media, before a thousand television channels, before those channels shelling out billions of dollars for broadcasting rights, there were essentially two college football seasons: the regular ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Salads: Not Your Diet's Best Friend

    Whenever someone says they are on a diet, look for them to eat more salads. With the base of every salad being a leafy green, it's understandable why dieters migrate to the salad bar or choose a salad on a menu when dining out. But dieters, be warned -- the salad bar is not your diet's best friend. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Houston's Top 5 Punk Bars

    5. LOLA'S DEPOT It it possible for a place to look run-down -- in a good way? Some who wax nostalgic about Lola's wasteland preeminence as the place to score drugs in the '80s now joke of it as a "neighborhood bar," offering such high-class amenities as ATM machines. Remnants of the old Lola's exi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Getting In Shape for 2013: Eating Healthy Is Easy (or "a Snap," If You're Into Puns) at Snap Kitchen

    Not to get all TMI on you, guys, but I need to lose some serious weight. Here's the long and short of it: I am only a little over five feet tall, but I weigh close to 200 pounds. That's venturing into Weeble territory, aesthetically speaking, not to mention the strain that it's putting on my health. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    Happy New Year: Rocks Off's Personal Resolutions for 2013

    Recently Rocks Off challenged our writers to make a personal New Year's resolution as a music fan for 2013. These brave souls actually did. Alexa Crenshaw: I should build a solid record collection, and not just let the few albums I own remain in decoration collecting dust. I also should cut back on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Five of the Least Important Reasons Not to Drive Drunk on New Year's Eve

    We all know driving drunk is dumb. We all know doing it is dangerous and literally kills a lot of people every year. We also know it is completely avoidable. With New Year's Eve coming up, the drunkiest holiday of the year, it is time for us all to reacquaint ourselves with the concepts of a designa ... More >>

  • Year End

    December 27, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: There's Someone Out There for Everyone, Maggie Rita's

    29-95: It's a New Year's Day must to indulge in a restorative brunch after a night of festivities. 29-95's Syd Kearney has an excellent list of places to do so, including plenty of favorites in and out of the Loop. Eater Houston: Speaking of...here's another very handy list, this one for all the ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Kiss Me Baby: Macy's Bringing Giant Mistletoe To Houston

    As part of Downtown Houston's annual Holiday Spectacular, Macy's is bringing 15-foot candy cane with a 4-foot hanging piece of mistletoe to Houston for a five-stop tour. Beware ladies, creepsters all over town will no doubt be doubling-down to somehow get your unsuspecting ass under this thing to g ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2012

    Kaskade's Moment

    On-the-go DJ/producer might be electronica's very own superhero.

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Chase Budinger's Painfully Awkward Dialogue with P-Diddy at the NBA Slam Dunk Contest (w/ VIDEO)

    The logical evolution of most things brings about positive change. This is especially true in the world of sports and entertainment. Think about anything in either of those realms which you consume, and ask yourself, "Is this experience better now than it was 25 years ago?" For almost everything, be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Do You Know Who Killed Edlyn Villegas?

    Police and Crime Stoppers are looking for the people behind the brutal murder of a 36-year-old woman whose nude and badly beaten body was found near a Pasadena bayou New Year's Day. Edlyn Villegas had gotten into a verbal altercation at a nightclub late the night before, police say. Her body was f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Top 5 Ways to Clean Out Your Colon: Detoxing Debunked

    By now you have either disregarded your New Year's resolutions with a long list of very convincing reasons (I actually enjoy being unemployed) or you haven't even started them yet. If cutting back on the excess was on your list of things to do in 2012, it's certainly not too late to start. When we s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    A New Year's Sunday Brunch at Hugo's

    Photos by Mai PhamVery inviting: a gorgeous shrimp and avocado salad ​It's rare that I have the opportunity to eat brunch on Sundays. I'm usually one of those up-till-the-wee-hour-of-the-morning types, so getting up early on a Sunday is just not part of my regular agenda. But this last Sunda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Where Are We Drinking?

    Our New Year's resolution was to learn how to bartend like Tom Cruise in Cocktail. What was yours? ​Leave us alone. We're still working on it. Just guess the bar in the comments section below.

  • Year End

    December 29, 2011

    Ta-ta, 2011

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

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Your Bus & Rail Is Free on New Year's Eve

    If your New Year's Eve plans include drinking past the point where it'd be wise to get behind the wheel, Metro's got your back. All buses and light rail are free from 6 p.m. New Year's Eve until 6 a.m. New Year's Day, the agency announced. Metro says it "wants to help individuals celebrating the a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    OH HAI 2012: Ten Indie Tunes To Ring In Your New Year

    Nothin' like a brand-spankin', shiny new year. It's a time to reflect on the past twelve months and for the next twelve, make ridiculous resolutions (drink and drive less, limit walks of shame to two per week, pay child support, stop cutting own bangs, eat more fruit...snacks) we know we won't keep. ... More >>

  • Year End

    December 22, 2011

    Ta-ta, 2011

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

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Why We Love to Hate the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission

    Image via Westerville Public Libary (Westerville, Ohio).To understand our state's peculiar relationship with alcohol, we need to look back to the early post-Prohibition era when the TABC was founded (1935).​In the wake of a recent post on the absurdity of wine shipping regulation in Texas, a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    30 Seconds With Dahvie Vanity of Blood on the Dance Floor

    After taking a moment to mop the bodily fluid from our lap top, we fired off an email to Dahvie Vanity of the morbid electronica masters Blood on the Dance Floor to see what we could bleed out of him in 30 seconds. ​Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Dahvie Vanity: My opinion on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    LaTasha Stauts: Lady Gangsta from Southwest Side Faces Three Aggravated Assault Charges

    LaTasha Stauts: Sounds like she's a member​LaTasha Danyelle Stauts is back behind bars, and at least three women are breathing a sigh of relief. Stauts, 23, is accused of punching two of them in the face with a pair of brass knuckles and menacing the third with a knife. Court documents imply ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Jason Bourque and Daniel McAllister: East Texas Church Arsonists Sentenced to Life

    Courtesy Smith County SO Daniel George McAllister and Jason Robert Bourque​The crimes that East Texans Jason Robert Bourque and Daniel George McAllister were convicted of last month were disgusting indeed. The two young men, sometimes working together and other times apart, admitted to torchin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Philippe Schmit of Philippe

    ​Very soon, masses of curious and hungry Houstonians will get what they've been patiently waiting for. Next week, Philippe Schmit will unveil his debut restaurant, Philippe, in the Galleria area after two-and-a-half years of meticulous planning. Philippe, otherwise known as the French Cowboy, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Blue Jean Gourmet: Former EOW blogger Nishta Mehra's first post of 2011 on her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Hudson Lounge: Still No Agreement On What Happened

    Photo by Roy OdomThe HPD car that showed up as the Hudson Lounge party broke up​Hudson Lounge. Again. Yesterday on Hair Balls and on the music blog, Rocks Off, we summarized the Hudson Lounge ordeal that has gripped Houston nightlife patrons, with accusations of racism and exclusionary pract ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Hudson Lounge Situation Still Clear As Mud

    ​The fallout from the December 28 "Hydeout at the Hudson" party continues to fester. As you probably know by now, the party organizers say Hudson Lounge's owner threw them out and shut down the chichi Rice Village club because they were black, while the staff contends it was because too many p ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 30, 2010

    It's the Final Countdown

    2011 is almost here — how will you ring it in?

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    A Toast to the New Year

    ​Whether you want to provide a memorable evening for your friends and family or try to impress a New Year's date, nothing classes up a joint like well-spoken, thoughtful toast. Especially if you came up with that toast yourself. Of course, not all of us have the talent and skill of Robert Bur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Looking to Ring In the New Year at a Restaurant?

    chicagofoodwhores.com​Sick of lame parties and crowded bars and a night that rarely lives up to its billing? Can't bear the thought of another New Year's Eve with Ryan Seacrest? Need a place to grab a bite before hitting the dancefloor? It's been a hard year, Houston. Why not ease your way i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Houston Aeros Prove That Stars Don't Always Shine Over Texas

    The Aeros know how Steve Martin felt​It's probably safe to say that the AHL hates the Houston Aeros. Or rather, the schedule-makers hate the Aeros. Along with playing a frightening number of three-games-in-three-nights, the Aeros have also had to deal with the month of December, in which the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Bun B Resolves To Really Grind In 2011

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Lil Flip, Killa Kyleon, K-Rino, H-Kane, Ky ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 23, 2010

    It's The Final Countdown

    2011 is almost here — how will you ring it in?

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Top 5 Kwanzaa Dishes

    soulchristmas​Kwanzaa was established in 1966 as an alternative to Christmas, Hanukkah and other winter holidays of the season. The festival was founded on seven principles designed to strengthen the African-American community and is celebrated from December 26 to January 1, with the Karamu f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Johnette Duff Knows About The Ups And Downs Of The Film Business

    Up & Down: Life in an elevator​Screenwriter/producer Johnette Duff has been dreaming about the premiere of her new film Up & Down -- literally."I dreamt that nobody woke me up in time for the premiere and so I got there late," she laughingly tells Hair Balls. "Then there were all these sce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Happy New Year!

    Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshow​What's that? New Year's has already passed? Not if you're from China, Japan, Vietnam or a number of other countries that celebrate the new year based on the lunar calendar. And to celebrate the passing of the old year, the Chinese Community Ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Where Are We Eating?

    If you haven't eaten your black eyed peas yet to celebrate New Year's (and God knows we've tried to encourage you here...), it's not too late. Provided, of course, you can guess where we're eating this week. ​Leave your best guess in the comments section below.

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Your New Year's Weekend Sports-Viewing Guide

    ​So you stayed up a bit late last night doing the whole celebrating the New Year thing. Now your head's aching, the room's spinning, and you just want to flop on the couch and watch some sports. But you don't want to have to think about what sports to watch. That's where I come in. Here's a little ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Five Pieces Of New Year's Weirdness

    As you recover from your New Year's Eve party, rest assured that no matter how weird it got, it could have gotten weirder. The changing of the year seems to bring out some odd stuff.Here are just five examples of New Year's Weirdness.This clip features Father Time getting blasted by rayguns, a whole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs for Your New Year's Eve Party

    You know when you're at a bar or a party and everything seems über-subdued, then suddenly someone pops a dollar in the jukebox or a CD in the player and it's just the right song for the moment? And then everyone hops up and does this synchronized line -ance perfectly choreographed for the song just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    5 Foods That Look the Same Coming Out As They Did Going In

    Coming straight off our admonishing post of foods to avoid if you want to keep your throat intact while throwing up on New Year's Eve, we thought we'd do a photo retrospective of foods that look exactly the same on the plate or on the street. Find yourself blowing chunks outside the House of Blues o ... More >>

  • News

    January 29, 2009

    A Digital Bathroom Wall for Pat Lykos

    Disgruntled prosecutors scribble their complaints about the new boss on a blog

  • Dining

    January 22, 2009
  • Dining

    January 12, 2006

    Forget the Food

    Go to La Strada for Sunday brunch, and the fiesta will leave you wanting more

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