Our 2013 Best of Houston® 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 seve ... More >>
There's just no getting around it: Americans have a love affair with soft drinks. Dr Pepper, Sprite, Coke, Pepsi, Fanta - you name it, we love it. It's a soft drink love fest -- until we remember all the calories that soft drinks contain, and the fact that those sugar- and calorie-filled beverages p ... More >>
Soda fountains are not as popular today as they were in the 1950s or '60s, but who doesn't love a good, old ice cream float? Creamy and sweet ice cream dunked into a fizzy and bubbly soda satisfy any sugary craving. Tomorrow, June 30, is National Ice Cream Soda Day, so here are five unique ice cre ... More >>
PRO TIP: Never trust these things. Never ever.Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've filled a vacationing co-worker's cubicle with gummi bears. Ah, delicious whimsy! Good thing it's cooled off a little; last time we tried this back in July, she came back to a ... More >>
Above: "Pizza al Trancio" (Pizza by the Slice) in Rome, paired with Coca Cola. Here in the U.S., we don't think of it as an "odd pair." But in Italy, homeland of pizza and a country where wine is considered an essential element of healthy dining, pizza and wine are rarely if ever paired. Do ... More >>
When asked what factors had shaped his palate and his wine collection when he first began collecting fine wine, rockstar (literally, not just figuratively) and winemaker Maynard James Keenan answered: "Mountain Dew and Doritos. Like most American kids, that's what I grew up on." This was a fe ... More >>
Betty White enjoys a Snickers.For someone who watches the biggest television event in America strictly for the breaks, last year was a bummer. Betty White's Snicker's ad, and the Kia commercial featuring a posse of partying toys were two standouts in a year of boring, sexist and outright dumb ... More >>
There's no denying that Texas stands out from the rest of the 50 states in size, shape and personality. We're an inherently proud and individualistic people. I often demonstrated this during a time when I worked with a group of people from more than 22 countries. In a simplistic way of catego ... More >>
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 >>
A couple of years ago She Said was in Oslo, Norway, where she saw an exhibit by artist Tacita Dean chronicling the mysterious voyage of Donald Crowhurst. Dean found and photographed the Teignmouth Electron, the boat Crowhurst apparently abandoned, and collected newspaper articles from the circum ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttRumors have been swirling for weeks of The Rockwood Room's imminent demise. Yet a dinner at the swanky, Rat Pack-y joint on Wednesday night left me not only curious about the basis of these rumors, but also pleased by a meal fit for Frank Sinatra. The first time I ... More >>
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 >>
Photo by Robb WalshThe taco truck is a revered and venerable institution in Houston, enjoyed by day laborers and lawyers alike. Whether grabbing breakfast tacos in the morning, a quick lunch while you stand in the shade of the truck or enjoying a weekend picnic-style lunch outside a farmers' market ... More >>
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This Baylor medical "expert" cashed in on infomercials. Now he's showing how things go better with Coke.
Football season never ends
Friday, October 10
DJ Witnes hosts a new hip-hop show on KPFT
The Neville Brothers have toiled long and hard to win freedom from prisons of the body and mind.
Jody Hughes -- Japanic
A lack of lodging. Snarled transportation. Searing summer heat. No matter. Houston boosters say the Bayou City will be unbeatable in the bidding for the 2012 Olympics.
December 31, 1998 - January 6, 1999
Drink up, kids. Keep those soda dollars coming.
For years, the city has been promising housing for the poor. But those promises have been trampled by politics and a desire for quick profits.