Taco Cabana

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Consumer Reports Names the Best and Worst Fast Food Restaurants in America, and the Results are Surprising

    Last week we published an article about good, old-fashioned, roadside-style Texas burgers, and in this story, we might have insinuated that there are a lot of crappy fast food burgers out there. One commenter called us out on it, writing: "I would also argue that McDonald's does not serve a poor exc ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 23, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2013

    Top 10 drive-throughs in Houston.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2013: Top Ten Drive-Throughs

    Our 2013 Best of HoustonĀ® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we're rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next several ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 12, 2013

    Rest of the Best 2013

    The top 10 late-night dining restaurants in Houston.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Rest of the Best 2013: Top Ten Late-Night Restaurants

    Our 2013 Best of HoustonĀ® winners have been announced, but in many cases picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next sever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    My Fastest Favorites: Top Ten Fast Foods

    A funny thing happened when I sat down to compile a list of my favorite fast food items: I couldn't think of that many that actually come from fast food restaurants. Don't get me wrong, there are a few -- some burgers, and of course I included my go-to fast food taco -- but most of my real favorites ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    This Week in Food Blogs: Origin Stories, Yelp Feuds and Frito Pie

    Houstonia: The folks over at Houstonia were conducting some really interesting reporting on Monday, and decided to go the Buzzfeed route with an entertaining list. John Nova Lomax scoured fast-food companies' histories to uncover fun and surprising facts about your favorite joints. Among the interes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    2012: The Year in Openings and Closings

    Here it is. The wooly mammoth of a post that we provide to you as a public service every year. All of 2012's openings and closings, listed by month, without fanfare or commentary. This is just the nitty gritty of every single restaurant whose doors have shut or opened in the last 12 months. Enjoy. ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 6, 2012

    Uncommonly Keen

    The 10 best restaurants in the Upper Kirby district.

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Heights Walmart Opened Over the Weekend; Redefines "Local"

    Jeff Randall, the store manager for the new Walmart that just opened on Yale Street over the weekend, is incredibly eager and affable as he leads me around the giant Supercenter that covers 150,000 square feet of retail space -- and roughly triple that in a parking lot outside that the Walmart share ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Friday Night: Childish Gambino At House Of Blues

    Childish Gambino House of Blues April 6, 2012 "Real G's only; don't fuck up my alphabet." -- Childish Gambino, "It's On" Childish Gambino is Donald Glover and Donald Glover is Troy from a television show called Community and Troy from a television show called Community is funny as eff and that's g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Dear Santa: Christmas Wishes For Houston's Music Scene

    Rocks Off has been a very, very good boy this year.​Editor's Pick: Dear Santa, I would like everyone involved with music in Houston - the musicians, the press, clubowners, promoters, fans, etc. - to take themselves a little less seriously next year. I know music is some people's whole lives, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Happy Anniversary, Nirvana's Nevermind

    ​This past Friday, a significant musical anniversary came and went with barely a peep. It was only 19 years to the day the last album to cause a legitimate sea change in popular music - both the industry and the art - was released. Rocks Off knows that was a few days ago, but hey, we had a bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Desayuno at Honduras Maya

    Photo by luisd22209A traditional Honduran breakfast in Tegucigalpa​When it comes to breakfast, Hondurans have a slight leg up on Americans. Just as Americans venerate a big, hearty breakfast (which we, in reality, very rarely have time for anymore), so do Hondurans. The difference is, Honduran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Odd Pair: Tortillas & Queso

    ​The last Odd Pair caused quite a stir not because of the wine choice but because of the fast food choice - Taco Bell crunch tacos. Despite the fact that the point of this feature is not the junk food choices but pairing them with wine, we took your suggestion. This week, we pair Taco Cabana's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Memories of Mai's

    Photo by Longhorn Nation​As the whole world knows by now, popular Midtown Vietnamese Restaurant Mai's caught fire yesterday. This Houston institution is so popular, the fire has even gained national coverage outside of the culinary community, which is quite an amazing feat. So why do we mour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    How About Some SXSW Day Parties? A LOT of SXSW Day Parties?

    We here at Rocks Off are only about a week away from chafed inner thighs, weird Japanese punk bands puking in hotel pools and sweating out our morning mojitos while walking to an art space off 4th Street. South By Southwest is now only a week away. It was all fun and games in December when we were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007
  • News

    August 24, 2006

    Hog Wild

    Feral pigs are ugly, destructive and mean. Some people in Texas just love to trap, stab or shoot them. Or put them in rodeos. With dogs.

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Answering the Musical Question

    Wesley Willis's ghost in the machine pays rock 'n' roll tribute to notorious Houstonians

  • Dining

    July 29, 2004

    Wild or Mild

    Houston's most elusive taco truck serves up hot goat grease

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Double Standards?

    Plus: Defining Moment, Egg on the Face, Get Off Death Row!

  • Music

    July 12, 2001

    Sacred Blues

    Blues 2 Joy writes a new testament for the devil's music

  • Dining

    February 3, 2000


    Field of Dreams? Perry "Lucky" Thompson might score with The Field House

  • Dining

    September 24, 1998
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    July 23, 1998
  • News

    December 26, 1996
  • Dining

    December 14, 1995

    Back to Nature

    Redwood Grill gets down to basics in an original way