Soft Drinks

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Ten Best Alternatives to Beer (For Those Non-Hop Heads Among Us)

    With the summer and Memorial Day approaching it's time to gather 'round the grill with friends and family and a nice cold brewski. Unless, of course, you're one of those crazy many people who just don't really dig beer. For folks like you, there's always wine, of course, and cocktails, but those ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Top 5 Asian Sodas That You Should Try

    Soda may be almost as American as apple pie, but that doesn't mean the rest of the world isn't making a good show of producing their own noteworthy varieties of pop. Special props go to Asia (yes, the whole continent), whose diverse component countries have come up with some wicked good soda brands. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Carbonation & Candy at Rocket Fizz

    It's no secret I'm passionate about potables, especially the adults-only kind. But love of liquids also extends to soda, especially during the summer when I tend to crave the unique sweet burn of a carbonated beverage. So I when first walked into Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop in Rice Village ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Need More Camo in Your Life? Spruce Up Your License Plate for a Good Cause

    If you've never felt the need to accessorize every last thing in your life, you may have no idea about the world of options that exist when it comes to license plate customization. We're not just talking the six-letter/number message you can display, either; there are over 140 license plate backgrou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Has Tyler, the Creator Finally Gone Too Far?

    Tyler, the Creator has never been known for being a sensitive man. Quite the opposite, he's known for unambiguous lyrics about controversial and disturbing subjects such as rape, murder, homophobia, and infanticide. One of his most infamous lyrics is from the song "Tron Cat," where he promises to "r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Energy Drinks Are a Crock of Crap, But You Knew That...Right?

    On the front page of yesterday's New York Times was the headline: Energy Drinks Promise Edge, But Experts Say Proof Is Scant. And not that people feeding their babies Mountain Dew out of a bottle nor concocting go-go juice for their kids, Honey Boo Boo-style, will notice or care what the New York T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    It's National Chili Week: Top 5 Unusual Chili Ingredients

    Every region has its own rendition of chili. New Mexico has green chili (interesting), Cincinnati has spaghetti with chili (still don't understand) and Texas puts meat in its chili (definitely the best). I always love classic chili with beef or sirloin (I'm a Texas girl, what can I say?), but somet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Halloween Treats: Glow-in-the-Dark Cupcakes

    Cobwebs, witches, monsters and other creepy things always get incorporated into Halloween desserts. But, if you want to take your cupcakes to a whole new level, try making them glow in the dark. I love looking up fun recipes for Halloween. For some reason, themed food and desserts always catch my e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    If New York City Bans Big Gulps, Here Are 5 Texan Foods Worth Banning, Too

    In the latest blow to common sense, New York City has moved to ban Big Gulps -- the extra-large soft drinks of the type you usually see in Styrofoam cups triple the size of a human's normal stomach capacity, or anything more than 16 ounces in capacity (which is close to the size of a McDonald's smal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Here's The Pitch: Top 10 Commercials Starring Musicians

    Madonna's infamous "Like a Prayer" Pepsi ad, 1989​Every now and then, name-brand companies need a little extra pizzazz when it comes to advertising, and often they turn to the music world to do this. Either way, it's a win-win situation for both the artist and the company because the artist us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Treasure of the Communal Refrigerator: A&W Float Soda

    A&W Float, where did you come from?​Like many apartment complexes, my husband's building has a "lounge" area with free wifi, a kitchen, and a communal fridge. I say "communal," because all residents are welcome to store food in it and it seems to be the general understanding that unlabeled, u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Heavy Fuel: How to Drink Like a Rock Star

    If you want to be a real rock star, you can go ahead and forget about those Red Bull and vodkas you're so fond of. Legit rockers are fueled by bigger, harder and flat-out weirder doses of alcohol than the mere mortals hitting on the bartender at your local watering hole. Sure, a few of our musical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    How To: Drink Like a Rock Star

    Sure, most rock stars are probably happy with any bottle that happens to be within reach. Some rock stars, however, prefer to refine and perfect their booze intake, settling on a signature cocktail that suits their outsized personalities and consequence-free lifestyles. Rocks Off salutes these exc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    On the Rocks: Cocktails Named After Musicians for New Year's Eve

    Have a G.G. Allin and bring in the New Year indecently!​Everything is more exciting, sometimes even redeeming, when it has a cool name: Sexual acts, alcoholic beverages, movies, albums, etc. OK, maybe just sexual acts and drinks. Since there are thousands of sites that have the former covere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Sexist or Silly?

    Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In return, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Where Are We Eating?

    What you see below is a hot dog, believe it or not. At this restaurant, they've been experimenting with battering their Akaushi beef hot dogs in tempura, then frying them up to four times to achieve the perfect crunchy consistency. These monster dogs are served with housemade Dr Pepper ketchup and S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    A Cooler Coke: Waialua Soda Works Pineapple Natural Soda

    Simplicity is a good idea. With simplicity comes focus; with focus comes deliciousness. At least that's the theory. It's certainly what lead me to pick up a bottle of Waialua Soda Works Pineapple Natural Soda the other day. I was milling around the deli area of the Midtown Spec's, trying to grab so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Cafe Luz Offers More Than Just Coffee: Handmade Sodas and Fresh Food Head Downtown

    Cafe Luz's giant lightbulb was painted by Borrego herself.​Downtown has a new coffee shop as of this morning at 6:30 a.m. That's when Frank Freeman opened the doors of Cafe Luz at 907 Franklin, his new venture with Lucrece Borrego and Jesus Acosta, who also own Kitchen Incubator. Cafe Luz is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Photo by Mike Overall*sigh* Let the hoarding commence.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're going to launch a class-action lawsuit against Diet Dr Pepper for not tasting more like real Dr Pepper. We'll probably be defeated in court by the Dr Pepper lawyers p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Katharine Shilcutt wrote about Dr Pepper sort of suing itself - that is, parent company Dr Pepper Snapple suing the Dublin Dr Pepper plant for allegedly violating the terms of its franchise agreement. Which led commenter Stuart Reb Donald to present his theory about what's going on: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    What to Feed That Flu

    IslesPunkFan​With the temperature climbing steadily toward the hellish heat of Houston summer, I could've sworn I'd escaped the flu season unscathed. If only I was so lucky. I got sick, making it hard to taste anything. And as someone who loves food, this was especially unfortunate. I knew ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 27, 2011

    Another Time

    Rosenberg soda fountain offers nostalgia to diners.

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Top Five Non-Alcoholic Beers

    Lukas VermeerThere's non-alcoholic beer in here somewhere. ​The city's beer nerds are all excited for Houston Beer Week. But for some random reason, this brew celebration has just made me crave my favorite non-alcoholic "beers." Here are my Top Five: 5. Birch Beer. Earlier this year I blogged ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Cocktail Recipe: The Merlotte's Neckbiter

    ​This Sunday marks the Season Three finale of the smash HBO hit True Blood. Several people are hosting parties, and I've even heard rumors of bar screenings. Whether you'll be at home watching alone in the dark or sharing this occasion with friends, it is imperative to set the right tone. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2010

    Urban Food Legends - Part 2: Dew Shrinks Testes, Red Bull Tumors and KFC Mutants

    Deez nutz. Mountain Dew shrinks 'em.​According to, an urban legend is "a frightening untrue story in which the storyteller insists is true, but has no evidence to back up." The tales below are three of the wildest, weirdest and most unfounded urban legends ever to hit the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Urban Food Legends - Part I: Deadly Pop Rocks, Undead Twinkies and Corrosive Coca-Cola

    They didn't blow up Mikey and they won't kill you either.​It would be convenient to say that urban legends and myths can be traced back to some shred of a fact, but the disturbing truth is that some, especially the more entertaining rumors, appear to have no real logical foundation whatsoever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    The Anachronistic Chef: Egg Cream

    jenniferrt66Junior's in Brooklyn still makes egg creams. ​This is one in a series of posts in which I sample recipes from the days of yore (i.e., not the 1990s). The dishes featured were mainstays of 19th-, 18th- and even 17th-century tables, but for one reason or another (unusual taste, archa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Top 5 Cheesiest Soft Drink Commercials

    Coca-Cola Hilltop Commercial Thirty years ago, Coca-Cola imagined itself as the arbiter of world peace. Let's just buy the world a Coke and everything will be hunky-dory. Today, America is often despised as a "Coca-Cola" culture, and Coke itself is blamed for the skyrocketing rates of obesity and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    For Flu Season: The Top 5 Comfort Foods and Drinks

    It's official: flu season is here and it's hit with a vengeance. Television news reports deliver frightening messages from the Director of Health and Human Services while we're forced to watch Matt Lauer get a flu shot on the Today Show, and our moms keep calling us to remind us to get plenty of res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    The New Q: Smoke-Braising

    Photo by Robb WalshThere's no reason that you have to choose between braising and barbecuing. While working on a new backyard barbecue cookbook, I discovered that the two techniques can be combined with awesome results. Start off by smoking or grilling the meat. Next, prepare a braising liquid in th ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 25, 2008
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    June 22, 2008
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    September 7, 2007
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    September 7, 2007

    $13 at Gabby’s Barbecue and Ribs

    Where: Gabby’s Barbecue and Ribs, 3101 N. Shepherd, 713-864-5049 What $13 gets you: A sampler plate ($9.99), a soft drink ($1.69) and your own police detail (priceless) I’ve never been to Gabby’s on a weeknight without seeing at least two cops inside. This joint must be giving the po-po so ... More >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    What's in Your Favorite Singer's Backseat?

    John Popper, Chingo Bling and John Mayer

  • Dining

    March 22, 2007

    The Mink

    The Washington Apple

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2007

    Re: The Curious Incident of the Frog Head in the Diet Coke

    Photos by Monica Fuentes Shepherd resident Mario Lopez dropped by the Houston Press offices today to show us the now infamous bottle of Diet Coke in which he says he found a frog's head. First things first: We'd like to apologize for our snark in this post. We had no idea how freakin' difficul ... More >>

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    January 31, 2007
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    November 16, 2006



  • News

    July 20, 2006

    Image of the Week

    Monkey Quincy and Billy Don Ivey

  • Dining

    June 15, 2006

    Malibu Punch

    The Gallant Knight

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    June 1, 2006


    Leon's Lounge

  • Dining

    July 15, 2004

    Hot Plate

    Ben & Jerry's

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2004

    Call It What You Want

    The Texas Beach Party is off the hook

  • News

    July 24, 2003

    Game On

    Young warriors gather for battles in cyberspace

  • Dining

    May 2, 2002

    Summer Love

    The Continental Club's Summer's Sister

  • Dining

    February 21, 2002
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    August 16, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    The Hong Kong Disco's Seven & Seven

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Music

    September 14, 1995

    A Band's Dissolve

    Banana Blender Surprise calls it quits or do they?

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