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Paris

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Summer Food Book Reading List: Read About Food & Eat It Too

    Summer is almost here, and what goes hand-in-hand with a lazy day at the pool or the beach? Why an excellent book, of course! Rather than getting strangely addicted to whatever sensational novel is released (I'm talking about you, 50 Shades of Grey), kick back and relax on the beach or at the pool ... More >>

  • Film

    April 3, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    How To: Crepes -- Step By Step Sweet & Savory With a Vine

    The first time I was introduced to crepes was at IHOP. Sure, I was eight years old and I thought they were the best thing I have ever eaten, but my entire perspective of crepes changed when I ate these delicate, ultra-thin pancakes in Paris. Let me tell you, IHOP has nothing on these. Ever since my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    The Hottest Censored Album Covers, 1981-Present (NSFW)

    Longtime readers of Rocks Off might remember that back in 2009 we ran thorough look at censored album covers that spanned the years of 1966 to 1980, with two more recent covers at the end. Of course, album covers didn't stop being censored just as frequently after 1980, and the two examples in our f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    The Sweet Life in Paris: Makes Me Want to Move There, Too

    After moving to Paris in 2004, David Lebovitz experienced everything that any foreigner living in Paris would expect to encounter: different lifestyles, different norms and different food. In his book, The Sweet Life in Paris, Lebovitz recounts events that shaped him as an American living in Paris, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Pepper Jacks the Old Cabo Space and We Wrap Up May

    Because sometimes around EOW, we like to take a little poetic license with things, here is the past week's restaurant news presented in some merry iambic pentameter: Though downtown's lost a Mexican rest'rant, Fear not because another soon will haunt The Cabo space with patio sublime: Pepper Jacks ... More >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2012
  • Calendar

    May 5, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle French Onion Soup

    Croissant Brioche.​Every now and then, the temperature actually falls below 75 degrees, and when it does, I start getting in the mood for some French onion soup. This battle pits two places (Croissant Brioche and Au Petit Paris) that are within minutes of one another. Special thanks to comme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    The Pâté de Paris Sandwich from Spec's

    ​If you have never had the pleasure of eating a sandwich from Spec's Midtown, you are missing out. The deli in the back is amazing. It has burgers, chili cheese dogs and sandwiches that will blow your mind. I recently got the Pâté de Paris sandwich for $6.99.

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2010

    Rent

    This Broadway musical isn’t 5,026,600 minutes long, though you might wish it was

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2010

    Rent

    This Broadway musical isn’t 5,026,600 minutes long, though you might wish it was

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Stravinsky's Rite Of Spring: The Buzzfest Of Its Day

    ​This weekend, the Houston Symphony performs Igor Stravinsky's ballet Rite of Spring, which, before it was featured alongside a bunch of dying dinosaurs in Walt Disney's Fantasia, was probably most famous for sparking a full-blown riot upon its premiere in Paris in May 1913. Seriously - check out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Sunday Mornings at Indika

    ​After a friend's passionate recommendation, we recently visited Indika (516 Westheimer) to sample its Sunday-morning bottomless brunch offerings. Though we absolutely adore dinner at Indika and often have naughty dreams about the candied cashew-topped rice pudding, we held a healthy amount of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Captivating Crepes

    ​Street vendors in Houston are like championship sports teams: They're rare, they're captivating, and we'd sure like more of 'em around town. That's why we were so ecstatic to find Melange Creperie workin' the corner of Studewood and 10½ Street last Saturday in honor of Lights in the Heights. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2009

    Ars Lyrica: A Musical Offering

    Houston ensemble specializes in kicking it very old school

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Late Night Scene: Chez Beignet

    Photo by portmanteaus​At night, the glowing red signs in the oversized Chinatown parking lot where Chez Beignet (10623 Bellaire Blvd) sits have an ominous quality. But with vibrant yellow umbrellas over the patio tables and strands of miniature icicle lights surrounding the doorway, Chez Beign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Classic Rock Corner: Living Colour's The Paris Concert

    Living Colour The Paris Concert To order on Amazon.com, click here www.myspace.com/livingcolourmusicOne of the most criminally underrated rock bands of the '80s and '90s - remembered by too many just for their Day-Glo outfits, painted guitars and big hit "Cult of Personality" - Living Colour has be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    MySpaced Out: Vive La France!

    Les KiffeursFrance is easily one of my favorite MySpace music destinations. I've stumbled on so much cool stuff I've had to start keeping a notebook. Here are a few of the most interesting artists I've tuned in to lately. Les Kiffeurs (Paris): Loosely translating as people who like to take pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Happy Birthday Lou Reed

    He's 67 today, and still "Vicious"... Live in Paris, 1974

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2008

    Michael Scott

    The author of The Magician reminds us that some legends are true

  • Culture

    May 29, 2008

    Isn't It a Pity: The Gershwins' An American in Paris

    The Alley Theatre presents a plodding world premiere

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2008

    The Gershwins’ An American in Paris

    The Alley Theatre mounts a world premiere

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 23, 2007
  • Calendar

    August 9, 2007

    Madame de…

    What goes around, comes around

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2007

    “A Modern Patronage: de Menil Gifts to American and European Museums”

    From Warhol prints to African artifacts, the de Menils stocked museums around the globe

  • News

    April 19, 2007

    Snap Big Shots

    And the Winner Is...

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2006

    This Is the Day

    You're not really gonna let Paris beat you in the civic responsibility department, are you? Today's the last day to register to vote, people. We don't care if you plan on voting for Guv Goodhair, Mr. Excitement, Grandma or Kinky — just vote, for chrissakes. (Okay, actually we do care a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2006
  • Culture

    September 15, 2005

    Over Eating

    An Empty Plate will leave you satisfied

  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    La Vie en Rose, Avec Juliette

    The Nightfly finds the French most pleasant. Maybe it's the company he keeps.

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Steal These Albums

    The ten most dangerous and radical hip-hop records of all time

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2005

    French Kissed

    Hollywood Frame Gallery goes Gallic with "March de Triomphe"

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Music

    April 15, 2004

    I Want My Old-School Hip-hop

    How come there's no Pharcyde or De La Soul on the dial?

  • Film

    August 21, 2003

    Too Cute Kate

    Hudson and Watts cheese it up in France for Le Divorce

  • Culture

    April 24, 2003

    True Love Too Late

    Renée Fleming and HGO prove up to the challenge of La Traviata

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Local Girl Gone Bad

    Socialite Sanam Soudavar

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    Sacré Bleu Bayou!

    France takes center stage at the Houston International Festival

  • Dining

    August 10, 2000

    Raising the Bar Too High

    Pâtisserie Descours sets itself up for failure with its lofty ambitions

  • Culture

    December 31, 1998

    Nuit Prowler

    In the 1930s, Paris was quite a city. And Brassai was quite a photographer.

  • Calendar

    December 17, 1998

    Night & Day

    December 17 - 23, 1998

  • Culture

    September 3, 1998

    Made in the USA

    Shaham shines in a salute to American Composers

  • Calendar

    July 23, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 23 - 29, 1998

  • Culture

    July 25, 1996

    A Juicy Steak

    Cowboys, cowgirls and a little vegan lust hit the trail

  • Music

    July 25, 1996
  • Film

    January 12, 1995
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