It is said that Giacomo Girolamo Casanova, the notorious 18th-century lover, ate 50 oysters each morning for breakfast to increase his sexual stamina. Earlier, herbalist Nicholas Culpepper wrote that asparagus "stirs up lust in man and woman." And back before we even had a word for aphrodisiac, the ... More >>
What is it? The word pomegranate was derived from the Latin words "pomum" (apple) and "granatus" (seeded) - and if you've ever seen one opened up, you know this is an apt description. Mostly grown for the U.S. market in Californian orchards for their juice, a few of the intact fruits make it ... More >>
HGO brilliantly conjures the magic and majesty of Handel.
I probably didn't need to remind you that today is the 174th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, where Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory over the forces of General Antonio López de Santa Anna. The battle brought an end to the bloody Texas Revolution, and made siestas unfashiona ... More >>
Hair Balls was cleaning out our closet the other day and, right there next to our old Little League uniform and a fossilized finger-bone of Jimmy Hoffa, was a stack of old Mad Libs books. It unleashed a flood of memories -- staying up past bedtime with friends, laughing like fools as we co ... More >>
Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to email@example.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: B L A C K I E, "I Write On Money" Wire To Wire Dizzee Rascal was released from custody following ... More >>
An epic story turns human -- and fallible -- in Oliver Stone's Alexander
What to order at the Indian seafood restaurant Fish N' More
Cafe Bijan makes treats so good, somebody's grandma must've made them
As crunch time nears, the Astros keep fans in suspense
Where have all the Turkish restaurants been? Hiding in plain sight as "Mediterranean" cafes.
Global Groove's Wednesday-night jam puts the hump back in hump day
Diners at Garson can now feast on Persian food without being hit on
Le Moulin European Bakery
Slainte -- Bronx Bar -- Lucia's Garden -- Sur La Table
Houston's best undiscovered cuisine unfolds along the Hillcroft strip