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Photo by Paul KnightThe Place: Marquis II2631 Bissonnet St. 713-522-2090The Deals: Most drinks are $1 cheaper than normal. Cans of Pearl Light and PBR are $2.50. Also nightly drink specials. The Hours: Monday through Friday 5-9 p.m.The Scene: A man to our left at the bar at Marquis II, the popula ... More >>
Photo by Kyle MayAll these martinis and you've only spent $3!Two things make me happy during the holidays after a long day of Christmas shopping and mall crowd fighting: cocktails and saving money. Plenty of Houston bars and restaurants offer happy hours. But -- as we've seen in Paul Knight' ... More >>
Paul KnightRocks Off just got an email from Leon's owner Pete Mitchell, who also owns Under the Volcano, saying the historic Midtown bar will be back open at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Mitchell leased Leon's in January, and pretty much has been renovating it ever since. That should have given him plen ... More >>
Photo by Paul KnightThe Place: Khon's2808 Milam St. 713-523-7775www.khonsbar.comThe Hours: Seven days a week, 4-7 p.m.The Deals: All drinks are $1 cheaper than normal. Except Lone Stars, which are always $2. The Scene: Our trip to Khon's actually started about a week earlier, when someone at Spec ... More >>
METRO execs won't be commuting after all.
Mystery fans mourn the passing of a Houston bookseller
Poor picture quality aside, this was a fine burger specimen.I confess to not having very high expectations when Hefley's (138 West Gray), opened recently in the old Luling BBQ location in Midtown. Perhaps it was due to the former tenant's proclivity for really poor Texas food, perhaps it was ... More >>
Photos by Paul KnightThe Place: Hefley's 138 West Gray St. 713-527-8100The Hours: Monday through Friday 4-7 p.m. All day Wednesday. The Deals: Domestic beers are $2.50 and imports are a dollar more. There are also nightly drink and food specials, like 25 cent wings on Wednesday. Happy hour is all ... More >>
Readers respond to "Over The Line"
A Facebook page for the victims
Photo by Paul KnightThe Place: Tony Mandola's Gulf Coast Kitchen1962 West Gray St. 713-528-3474www.tonymandolas.comThe Hours: Monday through Friday 2-6 p.m.The Deals: Domestic bottles are $2, pints of Bud Light are $2.75, and pints of Ziegenbock are $3. House wines are $3.75 and select wines are ... More >>
Metro ain't happy with usLast week's cover story didn't go over too well at Metro; maybe that's not too surprising since it was entitled "Train Wreck: How Metro and it's president Frank Wilson got so far off track."George Smalley, the agency's head of communications and marketing, responded ... More >>
College Station, the San Francisco of Texas
Readers respond to our feature on the championship Yates basketball team.
Photos by Paul KnightThis has got to be embarrassing. In a repeat performance, a Metro bus and rail train today collided in the same spot -- in front of Metro's downtown headquarters -- where a Metro bus and rail train collided about a month ago. A couple days after the last one, Metro released a ... More >>
Plus: Readers reaction to Wild on Washington.
The Press reported on the Prius long ago.
Photos by Paul KnightThe wheelchair ramp leading to the front door of Mardi Gras Grill was packed with people, waiting to get in the small bar and restaurant on Tuesday evening.The bar was so packed that the options were to wait for a table with the people outside on the ramp, elbow through ... More >>
Plus: Why are Mormons annoyed with Houston?
Hi there, Minsa! Take your seat next to Sun Maid raisins and Land-O-Lakes butter in the "Totally Bangable Food Mascots" section. Welcome back to the weekly round-up here at Eating Our Words, where we're waiting until there's a public health care option to organize our Inappropriately Fried Fo ... More >>
SQUIRT! Haha, caughtcha nappin'! Welcome back to the weekly round-up here at Eating Our Words, where today we're contemplating the design of the turtle, and thinking perhaps creatures known for making good soup shouldn't be walking around with their own bowl strapped to their backs. We're als ... More >>
Does a headline that draws attention to a story always have to be politically correct?
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God, there could be anything in there. You first. No, please, we insist. Let us know if it's filled with spiders, because that means we're having that stupid nightmare again. Welcome back to the weekly round-up here at Eating Our Words, where we've built a little fort out of our vast stockpil ... More >>
Photos by Paul KnightThe cab drivers were restless, sitting in their cars and vans along the street next to the Greyhound Bus Station near downtown. "This is the slowest Christmas I've ever seen," Joseph Keener, a cab driver, told Hair Balls. "We're sitting out here talking about stuff that happe ... More >>
Photos by Paul KnightThe large group of drunk people on the patio at Ruby Tequila's somehow managed to open the garage door that separates the bar from the outdoor area, and when they threw it open, letting in a cold blast of air, another large group of drunk people inside yelled in unison, ... More >>
So wait... someone who doesn't live in a dorm sells Frito Pie made with Doritos? Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where today's snowfall has got us breaking out the 55-gallon drum of chicken soup. We started the week off with Greenway Barista's daring proclamati ... More >>
Photos by Paul KnightStanding in the rain on Saturday afternoon, watching Katy High School play Atascocita in a playoff game, Hair Balls remembered something we read on the Washington Post NFL blog this past week. This question, about the Dallas Cowboys, was asked: "Why are the Cowboys So Hated? ... More >>
Photos by Paul KnightAfter the high school football playoff schedule was released last week, Hair Balls was ready to jump on the Galveston Ball High bandwagon and follow the team on what we hoped would be a miracle playoff run. Ball had already exceeded expectations by making the playoffs, c ... More >>
Photos by Paul KnightHair Balls traveled to a high school football game this weekend with a native Pennsylvanian to see how high school football in that state matches up against high school football in Texas. We went to Rosenberg to watch a Saturday night match up between the B.F. Terry Ran ... More >>
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Smallpox vaccination scars are sexy as hell.Welcome back to the weekly roundup at Eating Our Words, where we never roll less than three sous-chefs deep, y'all. Paul Knight started off the week by attending the Grand Opening of Lucky Strike Lanes and sampling their grub. We'll spare you the in ... More >>
Hopia baboy is a lard-based Filipino pastry, not the name of the new Sigur Ros album.Welcome back to Eating Our Words' weekly round-up, where we separate the wheat from the chaff and then have Robb Walsh make us a bitchin' spiced blackberry chaffshake. We started off the week with some gou ... More >>
Photo by Paul KnightHair Balls traveled to HISD's Barnett Stadium on Friday to check out the James Madison Marlins play the Jake Yates Lions, a refreshing change of pace from last week's Battle of the Super Suburbs. Madison and Yates are apparently old rivals, and we went to the game with high ex ... More >>
Readers rejoice over the acquittal of an innocent man
Where: Hank's Ice Cream, 9291 South Main, 713-665-5103 What $7 will get you: We tried to utilize the full expense allotment. We failed. The banana split comes in at $5.50, which includes tax and three toppings. We went for more toppings, but the girl behind the counter refused to charge for them. W ... More >>
Katharine Shilcutt ate all this chicken and did not save any for you.Welcome back to the weekly Eating Our Words round-up, where the food is well-prepared, plentiful and, more often than not, weird as all hell. To start with, Robb Walsh introduced us to the concept of a Wal-Mart supermercado, ... More >>
Photo by Jay FrancisJapanese peppers: God's own napalmWelcome back to our weekly food blog round-up. This has been an unusually delicious week for all of you, because, like the universe, it begins and ends with me. Yes, Monday kicked off with my in-depth investigation into the roll-slowing prowess o ... More >>
Plus: Our very own Will Hunting
Photo by Paul KnightWhere: Bubba's Texas Burger Shack, 5230 Westpark Dr., 713-661-1622 What $7 gets you: Your pick from ten burgers made with beef or buffalo. Bubba's has a long list of other menu items, like a bowl of chili or patty melt, but it's no chili shack. Any place that has "Bubba's," "T ... More >>
Not coming to anywhere near you
Photo by Paul Knight Young Problemz, a self-described "supergroup" of local rap talent, joined Mike Jones Monday evening at the Arena Theatre, and the group's "Boi" was one of the high points, if not the high point of the night. The five Houston-bred performers - Chyco, Just-O, JM, J Yung and Star S ... More >>
Photo by Paul KnightIt's been a rough two weeks for the Houston Fire Department.Two firefighters died Easter morning inside a burning house, trying to rescue a married couple that wasn't there, and on March 30, two fire trucks collided in Montrose while responding to fire that didn't exist, injuring ... More >>
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Still on death row, though