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Turkey

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Rice Village (Save Room For Some Dessert)

    We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town. So far, we've covered Montrose, River Oaks, Midtown, Upper Kirby, and EaDo. Today, we're looking at the shopping mecca that is Rice Village. Here's our list of the best cheap (under $10) lunch spots that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Declawing Cats, Banned in Many Countries, Is Thriving in the United States

    So your cat just slashed your prized Australian aborigine drum set. Or maybe that cute as a button kitten you got just a few weeks ago took out the wall paper in your den. No problem: just have your cat declawed and all that goes away. You'll never have to worry about home destruction or battling wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Buffalo and Turkey Burgers Make Successful Debut At Skeeter's Mesquite Grill

    Last time I attempted to go to Skeeter's Mesquite Grill for a burger I was sidelined by a case of food poisoning. History did not repeat itself, thank goodness, and a few weeks later I was able to try their new Anniversary Burger. What made me most recently return to Skeeter's was the opportunit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Burger King Takes a Swing at "Healthy" Turkey, Veggie Burgers

    "Being lazy" and "eating healthy" do not exactly go together like peanut butter and jelly. So imagine my excitement when I saw Burger King advertising both a turkey and a veggie burger. Huzzah! I can exert zero effort and enjoy healthy-ish fast food? Sounds too good to be true!* I'm not one of thos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Houston's Best Ribs, Tex-Mex and Steaks -- According to You, Social Media Maven

    What if you could ask social media sites such as Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook and TripAdvisor what Tex-Mex restaurant they'd recommend as the best in Houston? All at once? Without having to mess with the whole following people and enduring their boring status updates part? Triposo is here for you. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    FFL Highlights (Fan Fighting League) -- Special Turkish Wheelchair Basketball Exhibition Bout

    Much has been made over the last decade or two of the rise of popularity (and skill, quite frankly) in international basketball. Many trace it back to the 1992 USA Dream Team's ceremonious romp through the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Ask any international star today between the age of 30 and ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2012

    2012 Turkeys of the Year

    Puffed up, plucked and ready for roasting, here's this year's best of the worst.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • News

    November 24, 2011

    Turkeys of the Year 2011

    We combed through an abundance of riches this year to bring you the best of the worst

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    My 10 Favorite Houston Sandwiches

    Photo by Troy FieldsMy favorite bread for my favorite sandwich.​Like Ginny Braud, I love sandwiches. Let me say that again: I LOVE sandwiches. Everyone who knows me knows this. It's become almost embarrassing given the fact that I'm on the wrong side of 40 and I still get giddy over a food ite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Nominate Your 2011 Turkeys of the Year

    Let the speculating and the nominating begin.​It's November, and that can mean a couple of things: Optimism still reigns about the Texans, the weather's bearable and it's time to start thinking about which local eminences should be named a Houston Press Turkey of the Year. Once again we'll be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    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. Sunset: Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winner and food critic for our sister pap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    The NBA Lockout X-Factor: Turkey (The Country, Not The Meat)

    I mean listen, we're sitting here talking about Turkey​On the surface, the NFL and NBA lockouts are the same thing -- owners are closing the doors on their own leagues so they can negotiate a more beneficial collective bargaining agreement with the respective players unions. However, as most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Top 10 Worst Food Comas Ever

    Jesus VDangerous: Mexican pastries.​Postprandial somnolence is the scientific term for a food coma. How do I know this? Because I looked it up on my phone on Thanksgiving Day while I was slowly getting under the covers at my parents house that afternoon, swearing to myself that I was just "res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Top 5 Kitchen Gadgets to Throw Out

    :SalihanOf course, you can always keep your turkey baster but use it to wind yarn. ​Yesterday I looked at kitchen gadgets that truly have a positive impact on our culinary creations. Even though they may require some assembly and clean-up, they are well worth the energy and expenditure. Today, ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010

    2010 Turkeys of the Year

    Metro chief Frank Wilson is our biggest gobbler.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Runner-Up Turkey Of The Year: Rick Perry

    Rick Perry: One race he couldn't win​It's just one day from the 2010 Turkeys of the Year issue, where we honor what is best in Turkeydom for the past year. This will be our eighth edition of the awards, and as always competition is stiff. Building up to the grand announcement of the winners, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Turkeys Of The Year: A History, In Chart Form

    Suitable for framing (not this, the chart after the jump)​The Houston Press Turkey of the Year awards have been around since 2003, when a loaf of bread cost ___, when theatergoers thrilled to ________ and when a spunky young athlete named _______ first stepped out as a rookie. (You can Google ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Gummi Bear

    ​Not all gummi bears are created equal. Some people - including certain unnamed members of my family - do not seem to be aware of this, and blithely purchase generic gummi bears from supermarket bulk bins. While it's hard to get angry at someone who buys you candy, off-brand gummis have a cons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Turkeys Of The Year 2010: We Need Your Nominees

    Illustration by Chad CroweCecil Cooper's not around to get picked anymore​November is just around here so that means....temperatures should drop below the 90s at some point? We're just hoping.It also means it's time to dole out the Houston Press' coveted Turkey of the Year awards, a tradition that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Spare a Square: Public Restroom Survival Kit Kills Germs for Under 15 Bucks

    If you have this kit, you CAN spare a square.​When I was only a teenager, I went on a trip with my parents and one of the stops was in Ephesus, Turkey. As I was strolling the what some consider holy grounds, I felt the need to, you know, use the little boy's room.I located a restroom and made my w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Sharon Keller: Texas Supreme Court Bravely Upholds Slap On The Wrist She Got

    She'll always have her Turkey of the Year award​Sharon Keller, presiding judge for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, was barely, barely punished in connection with a famous incident where she told lawyers trying to file appeals for a Death Row inmate "We close at 5." Hours later, the man was ex ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2010

    Sufi Soul: The Mystic Music of Islam

    William Dalrymple explores the music at the heart of Sufism

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Celestial Sandwiches - Day Five

    Turkey and brie at Kraftsmen Baking.​Here it is -- our final installment of celestial sandwiches. And though with this entry we now have listed 25 big ones, we didn't even mention all of our favorites. Yes, that's how much we love sandwiches. If you haven't seen them yet, here's Monday's, Tues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Celestial Sandwiches - Day Four

    Left Coast Chicken with Mustard Blend at Texadelphia.​This week we're offering up 25 of our favorite sandwiches. Below is today's list. And if you haven't seen them yet, here's Monday's, Tuesday's and Wednesday's. Left Coast Chicken with Mustard Blend at Texadelphia - One of our friends, a tr ... More >>

  • News

    November 26, 2009

    Turkeys of the Year

    In a highly competitive 2009 field, Governor Rick Perry is the biggest gobbler of them all.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Deep-Fried and Still Alive: 5 Culinary Practices As Cruel As the Chinese Deep-Fried Fish

    The video above is fairly graphic. Do not watch if you are faint of stomach or heart. By now, most people have seen the video circulating the Internet which features a fish that has been deep-fried, being consumed...alive. Yes, the fish is still alive during the deep-frying process and while it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Another Visit To Past Turkeys of the Year

    ​Do you remember The Alamo? Of course you don't. It was a terrible movie.But boy, did it get a lot of hype here in Texas. Papers did stories, Texas Monthly gave it a cover, and the American public gave it the finger.Which led to its inclusion as a 2004 Turkey of the Year, one in a string of years ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2009

    19th Annual Turkish Festival

    Go round and round with the whirling dervish

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2009

    Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series: Joseph O'Neill and Marilynne Robinson

    Two acclaimed authors stop in Houston to read for Inprint Series

  • Dining

    January 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 27, 2008

    Happy Thanksgiving: "Turkey in the Straw," Donald Duck and Some Messed-Up Minstrel Shit

    Surely the same as thousands - millions? - of other American children, this 1935 Walt Disney cartoon was Rocks Off's first exposure to the spirited American folk melody "Turkey in the Straw." And probably to Donald Duck, making one of his first onscreen appearances ever - note the elongated bill and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2008

    Happy Thanksgiving: A Totally Different Kind of Turkey

    This is Ajda Pekkan, who, although she looks more like Suzanne Somers, is sort of like the Cher of Turkey. This song is called "Bambaska Biri" - the words may not be familiar, but Rocks Off thinks you might just recognize the tune. - Chris Gray

  • News

    November 27, 2008

    Turkeys of the Year

    DA Chuck Rosenthal flies off with top honors

  • News

    November 22, 2007

    Turkeys of the Year: Honor Roll

    Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, Tom DeLay, Janet Jackson and Tom DeLay again

  • News

    November 22, 2007

    2007 Turkeys of the Year

    Priscilla Slade is the biggest gobbler of them all

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2007

    Coming Up: Turkeys of the Year

    Thanksgiving not only means turkeys on the plate, it means turkeys on the page. The Houston Press’s Fifth Annual Turkeys of the Year package comes out next week. And this year it’s completely Sugar Land-free!! No Tom DeLay! No Shelley “Dracula Cunt” Sekula-Gibbs!! (Sorry, Wonkette.) There ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2005

    Turkeys of the Year

    Just stuff 'em

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    Talking Turkey

    Time again to honor the best in Houston

  • Dining

    December 18, 2003

    Ancient Eggplant

    Ephesus Grill may be a new restaurant, but its cuisine is from way back in the day

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2003

    Mars on Earth

    Beat the rovers to Mars at the Space Center's new exhibit

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    Turkeys of the Year

    The worst flock-ups of 2003, starting with Big Tom himself

  • News

    September 11, 2003
  • News

    April 10, 2003

    War Is Not Hell

    The Chron's embedded reporter is far from the action

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Gut Reactions

    Plus: Catcher in the Wry, The Brown Brown Vote, Super-Kid Cynics

  • Dining

    December 19, 2002

    Not That Turkey

    Where have all the Turkish restaurants been? Hiding in plain sight as "Mediterranean" cafes.

  • Dining

    February 22, 2001

    Oil Yourself Up

    Speaking off the toque: Frixos Hrisinis

  • Dining

    September 2, 1999
  • News

    December 31, 1998
  • Dining

    December 30, 1993

    The Houston Press 1993 Menu from Hell

    Abandon all hope, all ye who swallow here

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