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  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Taco Bell's New Quesarito Makes Me Reconsider Fast Food Loyalties

    I have distinct loyalties where fast food is concerned. I grew up in Corpus Christi, birthplace of Whataburger. The first Texas-based fast food chain opened on Ayers Street in 1950 and quickly spread like an orange and white wildfire across the city. When I was in high school, I'd walk to Whataburg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Taco Bell Hack With McDonald's Habanero Ranch Sauce

    If a Cool Ranch taco is good, then what about a Habanero Ranch taco?

  • Culture

    February 27, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    The 10 Craziest Raver Costumes On Holy Ship!!! 2014

    Note: this article was written by Kat Bein of Rocks Off's Miami New Times sister blog Crossfade. Crazy costumes have always been a big part of the electronic-music party scene. But these days, you're nobody unless you're pretending to be somebody you're really not. Perhaps it's the sense of anonym ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Top 5 Nastiest Fast Food Desserts (Who Came Up With These Atrocious Foods?)

    As Christina Uticone has so skillfully showed us, not all fast food is created equal. And the good, the bad, and the ugly can also be found in the dessert section of the menu. Here are my top 5 nastiest fast food desserts. 5. Apple Pie (McDonald's). Not the worst, but could be better. Could be a ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Taco Bell Unleashes Chocolate Taco Dessert Kit on Unwitting Masses

    When you Google "dessert taco," all sorts of interesting and visually appealing images pop up. There are the cinnamon sugar-coated fried flour tortilla versions stuffed with fresh fruit. There are ones designed to look like savory tacos, but which are actually made of sugar cookies, shredded coconut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    New Taco Bell Smothered Chicken Burrito (Okay, and a Fiery Doritos Taco Loco)

    At the intersection of "hung over" and "empty fridge" we recently took a hard right-hand turn into Taco Bell. It seems like there are different kinds of hangovers: McDonald's hangovers, Taco Bell hangovers, plain-pasta-all-day hangovers, and so on. A Taco Bell hangover is the "creeper." You wake up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Top 5 New Fast Food Menu Items You Should Try

    Crazy concoctions and brand new menu items seem to be popping up in just about every fast food restaurant these days. Throughout the summer, many quick-service chains introduced new items in hopes of luring customers. After last week's announcement of several new menu items, we decided to put togeth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Our Reaction to the New Taco Bell "Waffle Taco" in GIF Form

    When we first heard that Taco Bell was launching a new breakfast menu, we were intrigued. And, being Houstonians, naturally assumed that this breakfast menu at Taco Bell would include breakfast tacos. Foolishness and folly. Instead, we were pained to discover, Taco Bell is making another kind of br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Taco Bell's Cantina Bell Burrito Hits, and Misses

    Last summer I tried out a Cantina Bell Salad at Taco Bell, and enjoyed it quite a bit. I have been meaning to try the burrito from the same menu since then, but never got around to it. After a weekend of hard-partying with friends, I was looking for a hangover-busting fast food treat that wasn't a c ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 24, 2013

    The Dan Marino Restaurants

    The 13 restaurants that nearly made our 30 essential Texas restaurants list.

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Taco Bell Loaded Grillers Deliver Varying Degrees of Success

    The only reason I was interested in checking out the new Taco Bell Loaded Grillers is because I find the commercial for them completely puzzling. In it, Taco Bell promises you will never have to share your appetizers again -- grrr! sharing! -- with their single-serve "loaded grillers" that deliver t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    5 Chain Food Trucks We Wish Existed

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    New Taco Bell Cantina Bell Salads Hit the Mark

    I had had my eye on the Cantina Bell™ menu at Taco Bell for several weeks, and finally had the opportunity to try something over the weekend. The menu features three "Cantina bowl" salads -- chicken, steak, and veggie -- as well as a Cantina Burrito, and "chips and sides" that include guacamole, ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 14, 2012
  • News

    January 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Brew Blog: Brewdog/3 Floyds Bitch Please

    In my brief tenure here on Brew Blog, I've had to reconsider a number of opinions. Mostly, it's the simple nature of a shifting palate, slowly changing to accommodate a broader and deeper range of beer in its many expressive forms. Flavors I once actively disliked, I've grown to love. Beers that, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Elaborate Ocean's 11-Style East Texas Bank Heist Nets $70

    Frankie Blue Eyes would have been ashamed to tip a bellboy the tiny sum these East Texas bandits stole​A crew of East Texas bank raiders could use a good freshening-up on the concept of costs vs. benefits. If this report from KTRE is any indication, the unknown suspects who raided the town o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Getting Serious about Tortillas

    ​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 re ... More >>

  • Music

    March 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Top 10 Fallen Fast Food Items

    Much has been made in the past few weeks about the McRib, McDonald's exalted ground pork and barbecue sauce wonder. You may remember it first hitting America's mouths in the early '80s, not selling extremely well, and only coming back every now and then. It returned briefly in 1994 as the "Brontos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Top 5 Worst Fast Food Commercials

    Fast food commercials are often complete head scratchers, reaching new levels of stupidity and crudeness. Here are five fairly recent offenders. 5. Taco Bell's Shrimp Blogger When's the last time you've seen a non-annoying Taco Bell ad? You haven't, they don't exist. This one is borderline rece ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Locked Bar: Rocbar Goes On Hiatus

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Rocbar Houston, our city's fauxiest faux rock and roll bar, located above Verizon Wireless Theater and the Hard Rock Cafe in the Bayou Place complex, has shuttered its doors after four years in the game. The club, claiming it is temporarily shutting down for retooling, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Chron Arts Writer's "How To Deal With Me" Memo Goes National

    NO chit-chat with the critic, please​Douglas Britt is the arts critic of the Houston Chronicle who, somewhat recently, was also ordered to shoulder part of the paper's society coverage.As a result, he's apparently desperate to manage his time better. So he wrote a 1,400-word memo to arts instituti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    You've Been Kanyed: 16 Musicians Soon To Become Verbs

    Marco TorresEveryone was completely Gagaed when James Lee took several hostages at the Discovery Channel's headquarters earlier this week.​Some names become synonymous with an action - just ask Thomas Crapper. With the overwhelming fame of some superstars being beamed at us day in and day out, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Taco Bell's Cantina Tacos v. Laredo's Taqueria

    theimpulsivebuy​The advertisements for Taco Bell's new Cantina Tacos really caught my eye: corn tortillas stuffed with slow-cooked pork, fresh cilantro and onions, wrapped in foil with a lime wedge. I mean, really? We are in the land of taquerias. Would anybody really rather eat Taco Bell then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Could Rocks Off Last An Entire Hour On The Washington Wave?

    Marco Torres​Note: The Wave is a jitney that rides up and down Washington Ave. dropping people off whereever they please. It's cool if you're drunk. It's the worst place on earth if you're not. 4:11 p.m.: So Friday night, Houston Press music editor Chris Gray called and said, "Hey, I had an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Last Night: Kesha At House of Blues

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Kesha House of Blues July 26, 2010 If Lady Gaga is Chipotle, arguably the trendiest gourmet fast-food burrito on Earth, then Kesha is a frozen gas-station burrito. The kind that you buy drunk while you have gas on your hands, and ends up burning your mouth and you tast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Odd Pair: Taco Bell Crunchy Tacos

    ​In Houston, we love our Mexican food. Whether it's Ninfa's on Navigation or Lupe Tortilla, we can't get enough of the stuff. The promise of a margarita and queso-drenched chips makes any Houstonian drool. But what do you do when you're craving Mexican food after all the restaurants are clo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Stopping in El Pupusodromo

    ​We have always been a big fan of businesses that occupy old Taco Bell buildings. It seems like those adobe buildings with the arc windows in front are everywhere. They usually become other restaurants, but we have seen everything from a dentist office to donut shops move in. El Pupusodromo ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 28, 2010

    Brain Tacos or Cheesy Migas?

    Two high-volume taquerias have a lot to say about Houston tacos.

  • Culture

    January 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Top Five Taco Bell Moments

    Taco Bell founder Glen Bell passed away on Sunday at the age of 86. Bell opened his first restaurant in 1948 and launched Taco Bell in 1962. Taco Bell, now owned by Yum! Brands, is the largest Mexican fast-food chain in the US. Every week, it feeds more than 36.8 million people. In honor of Glen Bel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Black Friday Beat: 5 Worst Mall Foods

    Photo by pyxopotamus Auntie Anne's pretzel going down the hatch...​When you're out there in the trenches this coming Black Friday, let it be known that we're thinking fondly of you. Waging war with high prices, reaping the bounty of sweet sales victory, dragging sacks of consumer electroni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Ten Classic Restaurant Commercials from the 1980s

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    $13 at DNR European Café and Deli

    Where: DNR European Café and Deli, 4621 Montrose Blvd, 713-529-0367 What $13 will get you: That's way more than you ever need to spend here. We tried anyway. Take the quintessential European fast food joint--the döner kebab stand, which was invented in Berlin by Turkish immigrants--Americanize i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Turning the Screw: Von Won, Lil O, Ludacris, Flo Rida, the Roots, Suge Knight, Too $hort, The Kanye, Ghostface Killah and 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 Thanks, homies.       (Churchy) Single of the Week:  "I Love You," Von Won     Wire To Wire     ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    Robb Walsh Visits the First Taco Bell in Monterrey

    The Mexican slogan: Taco Bell is something else. MONTERREY, Oct. 27 -- Studying the menu above the counter of the new Taco Bell in the Plaza Bella Mall in Monterrey, Mexico, I am drawing a blank. What the hell’s a tambache? And what’s a tacostada? Then, thanks to the photos, I start to puzzle i ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 23, 2007

    Carlos Alazraqui

    Arresting comedy by Reno 911’s Officer Garcia

  • Calendar

    May 12, 2005

    The Latino Dave

    Tired of waiting for Chappelle's Show? Pick Carlos Mencia's Mind.

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Mexican Bakery

    El Bolillo Panaderia

  • Dining

    October 5, 2000

    It's Alive!

    Frankenfoods may be genetically altered, but are they really dangerous?

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Mall-Walking

    Memorial City Mall

  • News

    December 9, 1999
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    February 25, 1999
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    May 9, 1996
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