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    March 24, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Chicken Tikka Masala

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. Chicken tikka masala is a popular restaurant dish made up of chicken tikka -- or bits of yogurt-marinated chicken baked in a cl ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    Trapped: There Are No Simple Solutions to Houston's Traffic Crisis

    The crazy, complicated conundrum of Houston traffic.

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    The Three Worst Houston Freeway Interchanges

    Last week when I wrote about the most treacherous on ramps to freeways, many of you suggested connections between freeways as possible additions. Since I was sticking with entrances from side streets, I skipped out on freeway interchanges, but there are three in particular that are such a mess, they ... More >>

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    February 19, 2014

    Houston's 10 Most Treacherous Freeway Entrance Ramps

    When discussing Houston traffic, it is unfair to compare the city with more compact places around the country. We are spread out, more like LA than Chicago. That means freeways and lots of them. Unlike places in the northeast, the vast majority of these multi-lane deathtraps are not toll roads;mea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Sting & Paul Simon at Toyota Center, 2/8/2014

    Sting & Paul Simon Toyota Center February 8, 2014 If politics makes for strange bedfellows, consider two aging Rock and Roll Hall of Famers trying to figure out what to do next. On paper the idea of Sting and Paul Simon on tour together might seem strange, a random pairing driven by some unknowable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Kill 'Em All and the Origins of Thrash

    Twenty-nine years ago today, Metallica released their debut album on Megaforce Records, Kill 'Em All. It wasn't a smash success initially--Mötley Crüe were the reigning kings of metal on the West Coast in 1983, and Kill 'Em All wouldn't go gold for another six years. By that time, of course, Metal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Old Habits Die Hard: 6 Texas Beers to Try

    Texans are a stubborn bunch. Proud and headstrong, we hold our beliefs as closely as just about anyone. Sometimes we do it out of tradition, and other times simply out of habit. What other excuse do we have for still executing the mentally handicapped and eating at Saltgrass Steak House? Old habits ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Top 5 Gifts for Wine Lovers

    Photo by Jeremy Parzen.Decanters by Riedel take wine service to a higher level of aesthetic pleasure. ​If you're ever invited to dine in someone's home in France, please don't bring a bottle of wine. Nothing will spur a French host to recoil in abject dishonor and displeasure than the gift of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Last Night: Sting At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Sting Verizon Wireless Theater November 17, 2011 Photos by Jason Wolter​Sting gets a lot of shit that Rocks Off has frankly never really understood. Is it the myriad social causes? The way he expected you to know who Chaucer was? The tantric sex thing? We're not going to sit here and defend a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Fiery Crash at Edloe on Northbound 59

    Grace OdomThe skeleton remains of burned-out (non-)Chevrolets​Traffic is beginning to clear after a fiery wreck on northbound U.S. 59 at Edloe. Here's a look at what once was a serviceable car. Channel 39's Twitter feed reports "Major accident/car fire at 59 @ Newcastle. Two people transporte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Brewery Lineup Posted Here: Brewmasters International Beer Festival

    Marty.FMYes, this is a Homer beer-label mosaic. ​This morning I was visited by the Beer Fairy. If you haven't had the pleasure, just imagine a miniature Mike Ditka, aviator glasses and all, in a non-descript sports jersey and tutu yelling "Da Beers!" The reason for tiny Ditka's visit: Da Brewm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Brew Blog: Rogue Ales' Hazelnut Brown Nectar

    ​This week we have no historical justification for trying Rogue Ales' Hazelnut Brown Nectar (though the brewery's own Oregon became a state in the first half of next month 151 years ago). We assume you'll take comfort, in lieu of a lesson, in the justification being food-related. While home o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    Dante Calzini Opens Ponte Vecchio in Downtown

    Ponte Vecchio (507 Dallas) recently opened in downtown Houston. In Italian, it is known as a tavola calda, or hot table, restaurant, where customers choose their meals from a variety of daily offerings at the counter, then bring them to the table themselves. Florentine chef Dante Calzini, who sinc ... More >>

  • Film

    March 6, 2008
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    September 18, 2003

    The Good, the Bad and the Humidity

    Eleven artists work up a show about Houston past and present

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Sloppy Joes

    For Austin's Weary Boys, energy and exuberance trump technique

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    September 21, 2000
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    May 6, 1999
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    January 15, 1998
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    November 21, 1996

    Sweating to the Aussies

    Tap Dogs invites you to get down with guys from down under

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    October 17, 1996
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