As our sister blog Eating Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that can not reasonably be considered either a restaurant or a live- ... More >>
Right now we feel like Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park. We could have told everyone this disaster was going to happen. Maybe not as quickly and drastically as it did, but with so many butterflies flapping their wings in Peking, plus what we witnessed when we worked there in college, it was inevitable ... More >>
The owner of a historic Oak Forest ice house is suing a neighbor for assault, claiming that the man's violent threats and overall pattern of harassment are harming his business.
Plaintiff Edward Sanchez owns the Catty Corner Ice House on Wakefield Street, a storied avenue of near Northwest Side div ... More >>
"I know it when I see it." - Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, on correctly identifying pornography. Also applies to dive bars.
The dive distinction is complicated. Used to be you could stick a bar in the non-dive phylum if a web jukebox were present. But nowadays there are dives that still fee ... More >>
Photo by Rick AudetI go to Super Bowl parties every year. Not for the football, mind you. I didn't even know who was going to be in this year's Super Bowl until last night (my mother nearly stroked out upon realizing this about her only, sports-retarded child). I go for the food.
My favorite ... More >>
Petrol StationIf you're anything like us, you've just about had your fill of family by now. Head to one of these fine local watering holes tonight to catch up with friends that are in town for the holidays, blow off familial steam that's been building over the last couple of days or just wash ... More >>
What is a firkin? Well, it's half a kilderkin. But its volume of measurement is not the point here.
The relevant point is that a firkin is another name for a cask of ale. As in beer. Often, unusually excellent beer.
So it is with great pleasure that we remind you about Houston's first Firki ... More >>