I'm a writer, here a word meaning one broke-ass dude. That said, broke-ass dudes still have to eat, and they can even still eat out on occasion if they plan the trip well. Today I'm going to pass along five of the little tips that I've developed that will allow you to enjoy the luxury of not heating ... More >>
This is the first part of a two-part series. Check back with us tomorrow to read Part 2. From the moment it opened, Goro & Gun seemed to suffer an identity crisis. The place that was supposed to be the first authentic ramen shop in Houston couldn't seem to offer the ramen that people wanted, and di ... More >>
I've never worked as a waiter, waitress, hostess, manager or chef, but I like to think I can recognize when a customer is being an asshole. I'm betting you probably can too. We've all seen the guy who chooses to yell at the top of his lungs on a cell phone in a small, crowded restaurant or the pare ... More >>
Beginning bright and early Wednesday morning, 18-year-old football players far and wide will finalize in writing their plans on where they will ply their trade for the next three to five years, causing high blood pressure in adults three times their age coast to coast and dragging the fax machine in ... More >>
Beyonce, the queen of all showbiz, is expected to officially be named the halftime headliner at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans sometime today after MTV broke the news Tuesday afternoon. The choice seems fairly sensible. There are precious few pop stars of her magnitude out there right now, although ... More >>
No. 1, Korean Braised Goat and Dumplings at Underbelly.
A few weeks ago, I was riding my bike past an otherwise quiet hotel parking lot on the edge of EaDo when I spotted it: a Taco Bell-branded food truck. The truck was dormant, its driver perhaps holed up in the cheap hotel, and I've yet to see the truck since. I wonder if it was just passing through H ... More >>
Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating...Our Words, where the chicken 'n' waffles phenomenon has us throwing waffles on everything. Steak 'n' waffles, barley soup 'n' waffles, asparagus 'n' waffles...We just don't care anymore. We started the week off right with Haven's take on the Big M ... More >>
We may not have an In-N-Out Burger in Houston yet, but that doesn't mean you can't take a walk on the wild side at home. Check out how to make the juicy, oozy, gooey, mustard-grilled and secret-sauce-topped Animal Style Double-Double burger. (Hopefully, this can tide us over until one shows up in ... More >>
Try this local one instead.
If you know me (and probably 80 percent of America, the obese portion at least), you know I lurve me some Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits. They are little delicate clouds of cheesy, puffy, buttery, garlicky goodness. These infamous pre-dinner freebies are morsels of the gods; heaven-sent, or more ... More >>
In the last couple of weeks, we've explored fun and funky Texas wines to drink in lieu of old standbys like Cabernet and Chardonnay and we've showcased local beers that can be enlisted to help wean your friends off adjunct lagers made by giant corporations. And just like we all have loved ones that ... More >>
On a recent road trip to Chicago, my girlfriend and I wound up eating far more Wendy's than normal people should. Driving through small towns and with options limited, sometimes fast food is the preferable option to the local truck stop with all the windowless vans parked out back. I rarely eat fa ... More >>
Since I first read the Grand Forks Herald article last night -- "Long-awaited Olive Garden receives warm welcome" -- it's made its way around the Internet as an object of fascination faster than faked cell phone pictures of Christina Hendricks's breasts. "An Onion-worthy, rave review of...Olive Gar ... More >>
Dante Higgins Warehouse Live March 6, 2012 In the grand scheme of things, any time an artist is holding an album-release concert you know the crowd will be eating out of the palm of his hand while dismissing the offers from everyone else. You know this, I know this. There's no way around it. For a ... More >>
Dining out is something we all love to do. I would have a hard time imagining the reader of this blog who is an exception. My manners, at least when I'm at home, fly pretty fast and loose. Get it? I fart at the table. So what, who cares? When I'm in public, though, I tend to try to turn up t ... More >>
Photo by Brooke ViggianoCheesy shortbready cracker things, come to mama!Sometimes, I find myself drawn to a restaurant not for what's on the menu, but for what is placed on the table in front of me before I even open the menu. You know what I'm talking about. It's sometimes even the best part ... More >>
Photo by djfpaagmanRed Lobster's shrimp swimming in their natural habitat: butter.Recently, during a particularly rowdy Sunday Funday, a three-second flash across the screen of Red Lobster's famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits caught the attention of a few friends of mine. The Red Lobster commercial ... More >>
Ten years ago today it began. A Friday that didn't seem to hold any particular weather interest, maybe some rain, and then -- if you were in the wrong spot -- a rain to end all rains, it seems. Portions of Houston flooded like never before; other parts of the area didn't get hit much harder ... More >>
Every now and then, I'm reminded of a restaurant that I used to eat at, but haven't been to in a long time. Last weekend, I went to Red Lobster with my mother. As we walked through the entrance, I had a feeling of warm nostalgia flood through me. We used to eat here all the time when I was ... More >>
Cheddar Bay Biscuits: You know you love them.I'm not talking about bad restaurants as in "that dumpy place down by the shipping lanes that Uncle Johnnie once saw a rat in" or "that place charges $50 a person and looks down their noses at you while they serve boring hotel food." I'm talking ab ... More >>
Quickie-mart junk food, roast "beef" from Arby's and Cheddar Bay Biscuits from Red Lobster were what we ate around the holidays when I was growing up back in Florida. Sure, Christmas Day had the usual suspects of turkey and cornbread dressing, but before Christmas and after, we bowed down to ... More >>
BrintamMeet the chef. There are food snobs all around us. Heck, you might be one of them. Look for these signs: 5. The Sandra Lee Effect You think Sandra Lee is a hack just because she's Sandra Lee. And you think this without ever really having watched her show. Don't get me wrong, I can't s ... More >>
boost ventilatorBasically an entire goddamn Grand Slam Breakfast between two slices of bread.In the recent kerfluffle regarding Denny's new sandwich, the Fried Cheese Melt, we seem to have forgotten that it's far from the only reason to be afraid of the 24-hour restaurant chain. Allow us to r ... More >>
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them discuss issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayThis Week's Panel: V-Zilla, Nosaprise, Preemo, Yung Redd, hasHBrown Not In ... More >>
Don't you sometimes want to kick off your Sunday shoes, get in touch with your feminine side and prance around the kitchen like Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa? Yeah...me neither. But I do enjoy trying out her recipes. This one came from her book Back to Basics, page 228. This was my first ... More >>
You're a man. You like beer. In fact, hurray, beer! But just because you are a virile male doesn't mean that you can't glance over at the girl holding a beverage with a delightful fruit skewer and think, "Gee, that looks fun and refreshing, I'll order that next!" Right? Wrong! There are certain cock ... More >>
If you're a child of the '80s, much of your misspent youth was misspent in front of the television taking in shows like Mr. Wizard and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But just as those classic TV shows from your childhood have remained with you all these years, so have the equally classic commercials. ... More >>
Gulf shrimp season is over as of this Friday, May 15. It is scheduled to resume in mid-July. "The closure is designed to allow these small shrimp to grow to a larger, more valuable size before they are vulnerable to harvest," said Robin Riechers, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Coastal Fisherie ... More >>
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