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The Balkans

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    The United States of Desserts: New York Cheesecake

    In this series, we examine the history and origins of famous sweets, confections and desserts associated with American states. Cheesecake, like everything else of merit in this world, was invented in America, specifically, New York City. NOT. (I bet I had you there for a second. Relax (for now) an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Champagne In A Can And The French 75

    Can an inexpensive sparkling wine be used successfully in a cocktail?

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Prayer for Me, But Not for Thee: The Supreme Court Hears Argument on the New Legislative Prayer Case

    Case Name: Town of Greece v. Galloway What this Case is About? The First Amendment, more specifically the Establishment Clause (the government cannot establish a state religion) in the First Amendment. The town Greece, New York is outside of Rochester and has a population of approximately 100,000. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Brane Poledica, Quattro and Vinoteca General Manager

    What does he do? Brane Poledica is the general manager at Quattro and Vinoteca at the Four Seasons Hotel. A native of Bosnia, he moved to Houston in 1996 after fleeing the war in his home country. His duties include everything from increasing revenue, promotions, marketing, booking bands for the re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Wild Moccasins Tapped to Open Of Montreal's Spring U.S. Tour

    Houston's Wild Moccasins have been hand-picked by Of Montreal to be the main support act on their Athens-based friends' three-week spring U.S. theater tour, New West Records announced Thursday. The two indie-pop bands have developed a similar sound -- drawing on elements of psychedelic '60s pop and ... More >>

  • Film

    March 21, 2013

    Gimme the Loot: NYCDIY

    The sweet small pleasures of Gimme the Loot.

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Jordan Rethmeier: That's One Helluva Big Catfish, Dude

    Catfish for dinner!! For the next month and a half. That's what would have been on the menu at the Jordan Rethmeier home after he reeled in a massive ol' blue catfish at Lake Zebco this weekend, except he released the fish back to the (relative) deep. Lake Zebco, in Athens, is the Texas Parks & Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Five Art Masterworks That Should Be Metal Album Covers

    It's not often that you get the opportunity to combine masterpieces of painting and metal. It's not completely unfounded, considering Guns N' Roses copped from Raphael's School of Athens for the cover of their Use Your Illusion set. But it's rare, like mixing pro wrestling and classical literature. ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 10, 2013

    War/Photography

    Images of battles won and lost paint us all with the brush of brutality at a searing, resonating MFAH exhibit.

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    A Quiet Moment With the Very Loud B L A C K I E

    See also Craig Hlavaty's review of B L A C K I E's new album GEN. To go with the Houston Press Music Awards issue, this week's feature story is a profile of B L A C K I E (all caps, with spaces), a noise musician that's a little too rap to be classified as a noise musician and way noisy to be class ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Houston Music Showcase: A Semi-Talk With B L A C K I E

    See also Craig Hlavaty's review of B L A C K I E's new album GEN. This week brings us the Houston Press Music Awards and the feature story is a profile of B L A C K I E (all caps, with spaces), a noise musician that's a little too rap to be classified as a noise musician and way noisy to be classi ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Taste Perversion: Artichokes and Wine

    "Taste perversion" is what the scientists call it. The expression refers to the way that foods (or drugs) can affect taste after they have been consumed. In the wine world, artichokes are considered one of the greatest offenders. The issue is caused by a component called cynarin (after the Latin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Project Runway All-Stars: The United Nations Challenge

    This week on PRAS: Kara's departure has the designers chattering about who does and does not "deserve" to be an All-Star, and the design gang visits the United Nations where they are assigned a challenge based on and inspired by international flags. Anyone else want to see the challenge where the de ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2012

    All Shook Up

    The Alabama Shakes ride their momentum right into Houston.

  • Calendar

    January 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Odd Pair: Wine and Soup

    Photos by Jeremy Parzen.​Whether we're making Tuscan ribollita, Mexican tortilla soup, or French soupe à l'oignon, wine is always a key ingredient at our house (where there's always a spare cup of wine in the kitchen). And while the sugar is the main component of the wine that adds flavor to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Odd Pair: Spaghetti and Meatballs and a High-Plains Greek Rosé

    ​Who can resist classic, homemade spaghetti and meatballs? Even the most snooty Italophiles among us, those who turn their noses up at blasphemous Italian-American cuisine citing the god of Authenticity, are easily corrupted when it comes to this dish, which evokes a cinematically rich swath o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Debt Ceiling: The 10 Worst Tweets From the Texas GOP Congressional Delegation

    Tweets don't fail me now​As the GOP debates whether it wants the Tea Party to drive it (and the country) off a cliff by playing games with the debt ceiling, we looked to Twitter for the updates from our state's congresssional delegation. Oddly, the Republicans didn't tweet anything like "Yes, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Ponderosa Gives House Of Blues A Mouthful

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Rocks Off is usually ambivalent, at best, about restaurant shows. One of the few times we're not interested in live music at all is when we're eating, and we imagine we're hardly the only person who feels that way. Strolling violinists and mariachi groups especially get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    For Flag Day: The 10 Worst National Flags

    We don't just hate certain American state flags here; we also hate the following ten foreign abominations of design, symmetry and good taste. It is less our opinion than it is scientific fact that these are, without a doubt, the ten worst national flags in the world. 10.St. Lucia Does this flag re ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2011
  • Film

    December 23, 2010

    Lost at the Chateau Marmont

    From party girl to Oscar winner, Sofia Coppola's journey to Somewhere.

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Mia Kat Is Building A Scene, Not An Empire

    ​There are magical times and places when in music history, points both chronological and geographical where everything came together to birth first a scene, then a movement. We're talking about times like the early '80s when the Sunset Strip birthed hair metal, or when Seattle and Athens, Ga., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    It would be easier to keep Godzilla out of your neighborhood.​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where discussions on where to go for lunch routinely erupt into violence, the way our comments section almost did over our article on food vs. service. Some believe that, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Random Ingredient: Octopus

    ​What is it? With the World Cup finally coming to a close, there's been a lot of chatter about a certain cephalopod named Paul that resides in Germany. With all due respect to the "octopus oracle," we present today's random ingredient. Octopi are actually in the mollusk family. They're eaten ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2010

    Apollo Travels the Globe

    Go across the pond and back again with the chamber music ensemble

  • Calendar

    May 27, 2010

    The Girl, the Grouch and the Goat

    It's another comedy from the composer of Urinetown

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2010

    15th Annual Festival of Greece

    And you thought there was only one Greek festival in town

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2010

    Le conseguenze dell’amore

    Paolo Sorrentino's Italian comedy examines lives unlived

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Sampler Plate: This Week In Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Not Eating Out in New York: While this isn't a local blog, we've quickly fallen ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 5, 2009

    3rd Annual Turkic Cultures & Children's Festival

    Spend the weekend celebrating Turkish traditions

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2009

    Spotlight on Contemporary Greek Cinema

    Six filmmakers are showcased as the best Greece has to offer

  • News

    September 24, 2009

    Superthief

    Joshua Paul Calhoun likes to take things...BIG things

  • Calendar

    September 10, 2009
  • Dining

    May 14, 2009

    Magical Mystery Tour

    Exotic fisherman's plate at Jonathan's The Rub

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Digitalia: You Ain't No Picasso

    Not many people can appreciate the subtle brilliance of Kermit T. Frog's "The Rainbow Connection." Yes, that song from The Muppet Movie. Nor are there many outlets for people willing to listen to anyone who dares to cover Tone-Loc's "Wild Thing." But that's just some of the fun you'll find over on Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2008

    Post-1990 Holiday Songs That Don't Blow

    This list was damn near impossible to compile. The criteria: original holiday songs recorded after 1990. There aren't many tunes that qualify, and of the ones that do, few of them are worth listening to. Like fake marshmallow froth atop a cup of instant cocoa, here's the crème de la crème of the l ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2008

    The Color Purple

    Thank You, Oprah!

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    A World Tour of Honey

    Those who know me know I hate high fructose syrup sweeteners and avoid products that contain them whenever possible. Lately I've been having a lot of fun trying different honeys from around the world. There was the delicious Tej (Ethiopian honey wine) that I enjoyed at the Blue Nile, for example. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008
  • Dining

    May 3, 2007

    Five Wines That'll Blow Your Mind

    The Vintage Mirrors the Year

  • Dining

    April 5, 2007

    Café Pita +

    Bosnian food is a delicious cross between Turkish and Slavic cuisine

  • Dining

    October 27, 2005

    Special Spears

    Post Oak Grill

  • Dining

    September 25, 2003

    Niko Niko's

    Ancient Cuisine

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    June 7, 2001
  • Dining

    May 24, 2001

    Olive Pit

    Whole Foods Market

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    April 9, 1998
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