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    October 15, 2014

    Fan Fighting League! Red River Shootout Edition

    In the pantheon of college football rivalries, few have the combination of tradition and bitter hatred of the Red River Shootout between Oklahoma and Texas. (NOTE: I refuse to call it by the more politically correct Red River Rivalry, as if somehow including the word Shootout means that the irresp ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    10 Places for Boozy Milkshakes in Houston

    Milkshakes are good, but boozy shakes are so much better. The traditional blend of milk, ice cream and syrups makes for an enjoyably sweet refreshment, but the extra splash of tequila, rum or beer just takes it to a new level. When you're in the mood for an alcoholic drink, but are simultaneously c ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    First Look at Red Dessert Dive & Coffee Shop

    Adding to the Houston bakery boom is Red Dessert Dive & Coffee Shop, located at the corner of Studemont and East 11th Street in the Heights. Owner Jessica Lusk decided to expand her at-home cupcake business, Stella Bakes, (Stella was Lusk's grandmother's name), and create Red Dessert Dive (her red-h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Has Largest 20-Day Record

    Despite the strange weather we've been seeing, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo did pretty darn good this year. First, the overall attendance hit 2,485,721 visitors. Rodeo officials won't be able to look back on 2014 as the biggest attendance year ever -- that distinction belongs to 2013 when ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014
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    January 21, 2014

    It Won't Kill You: Top 5 Hamburger Helper Flavors

    Before you turn up your nose and think, "God Lord, who eats Hamburger Helper?," consider the fact that General Mills did like a billion in sales last year and I'm willing to bet at least a percentage of that (re: millions of dollars) was from their boxed dinner product line. And if flavor prolifera ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    Season's Eatings in December 1913: Memories of Christmas Past

    As a Victorianist, I'm often nostalgic for a past I've never experienced. The material trappings of the late 19th century and early 20th century fascinate me, and while I certainly don't want to return to a time of corsets and cholera epidemics, I still long for some of the culinary traditions of ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Top 5 Alternative Birthday Cakes To Try In Houston

    Every September I am reminded of the fact that a disproportionate number of my friends and family are Virgos. I guess like attracts like since I am also born under this star sign and almost (one day apart) share a birthday with my husband. In any event, this month is pleasantly riddled with celebra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    I Went For a Sugar Babies Cupcake, I Got a Whoopie Pie Instead

    My daughter had her vaccination last week after turning four-years-old. Even a kid that likes to play doctor for hours on end and owns her own pair of miniature scrubs doesn't like shots, though. So there was the usual screaming and looks of reproach that you would expect. I did the only thing I kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Top 5 Cheesecakes To Try in Houston

    Cheesecake--be it New York-style, Chicago-style, vegan, or savory--is a pretty wonderful invention and I wish I could kiss the Greek who came up with the first recipe. Because, seriously, cheese on its own is one of the best thing in the world and praise the lord someone managed to make it even mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Kir Cocktail & Variations

    The silver lining to good friends moving out of town is that they bring all their leftover liquor to your house. This gesture not only leads to the farewell cookout you host for them involving a dangerous "create your own cocktail" station but also facilitates further experimentation in the weeks to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    A Cooler Confection: The Icebox Cake

    "Keep cool" is one of my mantras given my sometimes fiery temperament. This phrase becomes doubly appropriate during the summer months, especially in the realm of home baking. Although other times of the year I relish making and eating rich, comforting desserts, I can't stomach always piping hot b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Five Foods That Make You Happy and Others That Make You Sad

    We have all heard the saying, you are what you eat. This common phrase implies that the types of foods you consume directly correlates with your outer appearance. But your food affects your body in more ways than one. Researchers have conducted experiments and studies to discover how foods make an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Top 5 Pumpkin-Flavored Grocery Store Foods

    In years past, I've had much fun scouring Houston for pumpkin dishes at local restaurants. Many are available again this fall if you're intent on going out to get your squash on. For homebody pumpkin lovers (or just people fascinated by seasonal products), I offer these top five pumpkin-flavored foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    National Cookie Month: Make a "Pizookie"

    October is National Cookie Month, so what better way to celebrate than with an at-home pizookie? Thank you BJ's Brewhouse for introducing me to one of the best cookies in a skillet with ice cream dessert. When BJ's came to Waco a few months ago, we all jumped for joy because we finally had access to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Top 5 Special Edition Halloween Candies

    As the fall holiday season approaches, Halloween-themed candies are popping up on grocery shelves and fueling my addiction to limited/special-edition products. Here are five that deserve some space in your trick-or-treat sack. 5. Ghost DOTS. While regular DOTS never really made me kick up my heels ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Top 5 Halloween Treats of Yesteryear

    Remember Halloween of yesteryear? Those decades when costumes weren't necessarily slutty and Oreo cookies came in one variety? Probably not, unless you're a Baby Boomer. If you've ever wondered what America's favorite October holiday (sorry, Columbus) was like in the 1940s and 1950s, here are five ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    Happy National Trail Mix Day: The Ultimate Guide to Build the Perfect Trail Mix

    The beauty of trail mix is that you can put all sorts of ingredients together to make an ultimate and flavorful snack. The trick is putting together a cohesive mix. So, in celebration of National Trail Mix Day, I have put together a guide to building the perfect trail mix, ensuring that you will m ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    $7 or Less: Smashburger Tempts with New Dishes

    Just in time for the throes of August, Smashburger is rolling out some new items that just might help finish out the summer with a bang. Best of all, the base price of everything on the menu is $6.99 or less. (Of course, there are plenty of add-ons, so feel free to create that $10 burger if you want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Walking Through The Five Stages Of Grief With Ghostface Killah

    This weekend, my father and I had a falling-out. The specifics of the exchange will not advance the narrative in any meaningful way. You just need to know that he felt one way about something and I felt another way about that same thing, and we let each other know that neither agreed with the othe ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    Duncan Hines Frosting Creations

    Even before the cupcake craze, I was fascinated with inventive frosting flavors. My wedding cake had maple cream icing (amazing), and I have fond memories of the first time I tasted green tea frosting (thank you, college roommate). In the past, I've made my own alternative flavors at home (ginge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    When Are Food Knock-offs Distasteful?

    If your Girl Scout Cookie of choice is the Samoa, then you might be happy to know that these goodies are NOT only available through green-uniformed girl children and for $3-4 a pop. Keebler offers a nearly identical version called "Coconut Dreams," which are available year-round and often on sale ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    ​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've only recently discovered that there is a vegetable called "rocket" and it is not nearly as awesome as it sounds. It's supposed to taste like adventure and wonder, not like bitter spinach.We started the week off right with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    7 Insane Foods We'd Like to See At the Rodeo

    Every year at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, it seems like the food just keeps getting crazier and crazier. Fried Oreos? Pizza on a stick? Zany! And yet somehow it just doesn't go far enough. We thought up some ideas to truly shatter the border between flavor and insanity. With any luck, some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Loose Bulls & Heifers on the Rampage: Five Video Examples

    A heifer got loose at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo yesterday, causing some quick escapes by passers-by and round-up efforts by the cowboys in attendance. It's not the first time this has happened at the HLS&R, but cows/bulls running loose isn't limited to Houston. They can break out anywhe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Gourdough's in Austin

    ​Homer Simpson and I have two things in common. First, we have both been exposed to above-average levels of nuclear radiation (he from working at the Springfield Power Plant, and me from having grown up very close to Three-Mile Island). Second, we both really, really like donuts. I've often ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    All That and a Bag of Chips: Top 5 Jalapeno Chips

    ​As everyone knows, we're about to enter the season of overindulgence; belts will be loosened, sugar stocks will go up, and gym attendance will go down. I'm personally not stricken with a sweet tooth; my favorite guilty pleasures are of the savory kind. Greasy fries and crispy onion rings rank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    The "Big O" at Dessert Gallery Bakery & Café

    ​In a recent post, I referred to a certain dessert shop as "the town's only establishment solely dedicated to my drug [chocolate]." While this might be true, I realized I would be a fool to ignore what wonderful things other fancy local bakeries were doing with cocoa and cake. So I decided ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Sundae Sundays: Baskin-Robbins

    Baskin-Robbins hot fudge sundae​After my disappointing Ben & Jerry's Sundae Sunday, I was curious if any other national chain ice cream vendor offered a better alternative. Next at bat: Baskin-Robbins. I could create my own fantabulous ice cream sundae at home pretty much ensuring a terrific ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Friday Meal Deals

    ​You all know the drill by now. If you know of more deals, please share them in the comments. If Quizno's is on your selection of lunch options, this coupon will save you a buck or two, literally. Tomorrow, Saturday, August 14, Boston Market is giving away Minute Maid smoothies. No purchase ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Cover Artiste Brett Domino Is Even Better Than The Real Thing

    Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of videos deemed worthy to share. If you have something you think deserves to be video of the day, send a link to ​Sometimes you hear a cover that is so much better than the original that you wish that it had come fir ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Keaton Prescott: Live From Tropical Storm Alex

    ​Rocks Off was not happy to wake up Monday morning and find out that we would have to begin each day this week by tracking another potentially home-wrecking storm. Tropical Storm Alex is expected to cross through the southern part of the Gulf of Mexico and hit somewhere near the mouth of the Rio G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    iFest: Eat This. Don't Eat That.

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​This year's International Festival is a whirlwind of sights, smells and sounds, most of those emanating from the massive food court that's sprung up on the lawn around the reflecting pool at City Hall. As iFest grows, so -- it seems -- does the variety of food offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    St. Patty's Day Treat: Guinness Milkshakes

    accidentalhedonist​Guinness is to Ireland what St. Arnold's is to Houston: a diehard local favorite used for drinking, basting, cooking, roasting, marinating and celebrating. But mostly drinking. It's a national treasure, a regional gem, an Irishman's delight. So start your St. Patrick's Day c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    10 Deceptively Easy Dishes

    ​Boeuf bourguignon. Coq au vin. Molten chocolate cake. Fancy-sounding dishes for fancy-sounding meals, right? Whether you're impressing a date or an entire dinner party, there are certain items you can serve that will have the room applauding your culinary skills -- and have you taking it easy ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    VD Gifts: Chocolate Bar's Pizza of Love

    ​Among the many Valentine's Day specials at the Chocolate Bar on Alabama is this giant chocolate pizza topped with cinnamon hearts, nuts and sparkling white icing and adorned with chocolate cupids and twin chocolate hearts. The chocolate pizza comes in an actual pizza delivery box and sells fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    The Art of the Sandwich

    ​Blame Bite Me Houston. A simple comment this morning on Twitter about sandwiches turned into all-out war, with people choosing peanut butter over friendship, jelly over love. Mike Cortez (the man behind Bite Me Houston) stated this morning: "There should be a law that peanut butter and jelly ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (Or Cat): Last-Chance Specials

    Photos by Robyn Arouty​An open letter from some long-time Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care dogs to Mr. S. Claus, Esq. The dogs, lovingly photographed by Robyn Arouty, would like to remind everyone that the first six Hair Balls animals to be adopted come with a PetSmart giftcard. Dear Santa, W ... 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 >>

  • News

    November 5, 2009

    Selma Blair and the Ick Factor

    Hellboy actress starring in Alley play.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Some Recession Survival Tips For Houstonians

    Remember that Houston energy-industry buffer that some economists were talking about? The one that would protect us, at least for a while, from the free-falling economic recession the US (and most of the world) now finds itself in? Well, it's gone. The unemployment rate is rising, the number of n ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Fried Tamales for the Holidays

    I guess if one waits long enough, everything ends up in the deep fryer. Fried ice cream, fried Twinkies, fried Oreos, you name it. I was in Mexico recently and came across a street vendor offering tamales dorados. Deep-fried tamales. I noticed that she had to use a protective cover when she put t ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008
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    August 31, 2007
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    August 31, 2007
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    March 1, 2007


    Fried Twinkies, $5 bumper cars, Hannah Montana and the hardest working kids in Texas

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Anarchy in da USA

    Looking for the true spirit of the Ramones? Try going to an underground hip-hop show.

  • Calendar

    April 18, 2002

    Racing for Slackers

    Cyclists of all types hit the trail to raise money for MS research

  • News

    March 3, 1994

    Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women

    Now at the Rodeo: swift swine and lady trick-riders. Sorry, no flaming hoops.

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