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  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Passaporto Italia Kicks Off At Central Market: Buon Appetito!

    Italy has arrived at Central Market. Passaporto Italia kicked off on Wednesday, April 30, with a Prosecco tasting, followed by the "Italy Meets Texas" Sip and Stroll event on Thursday, May 1. For the next 11 days, Central Market will be filled with authentic Italian products, wine, coffee, cheese, p ... More >>

  • Film

    October 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Forgotten Houston for Kids: AstroWorld, the One That Got Away

    When I was compiling the Houston Bucket List in July and August, I found myself returning to places in my mind that no longer existed. Because so many of these were memories from my childhood it's no surprise that most of them were specifically for kids. It got me thinking we should remember these p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Summer Of Johnny: Adventures In Austin, Lessons In Trolling

    Saturday night, I went to a live podcast recording for some standup comedian buddies of mine. The show was at Outlaw Dave's bar over on Washington and my buddies are four very funny guys collectively known as the "Whiskey Brothers," or as I call them "The Four Horsemen of Dick Jokes." At one point ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    BurgerFi: Saving The Environment One Bad Dish At A Time

    I love that the Market Street and Woodlands Waterway areas are growing with new shops and restaurants, so I had to check out the new burger joint next door to Hubbell & Hudson. BurgerFi is a chain burger restaurant based in Florida that just opened its first Texas location in The Woodlands. Known f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Seasonal Special at Sammy's Wild Game Grill: Camel Burger

    I was intent on ordering the antelope. Sammy's Wild Game Grill offers a variety of exotic meatstuffs, but I wanted to try something really, well, wild. The last time I remember seeing the word "antelope" on the menu was eight-odd years at Jiko in Walt Disney World. But at the time I went for someth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Cheap Flights to Disney World Start in February on Spirit Airlines

    Spirit Airlines, an ultra-low fare airline based in Florida, announced it will begin daily nonstop flights between Orlando and Houston on Valentine's Day this year. Hair Balls did a quick check of the cost for a round trip ticket to Orlando in February and found a fare of $118.79. By comparison, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Finally -- an Interactive Exhibit of Third World Poverty!

    Screw Disneyworld: this year, Hair Balls is forgoing the traditional theme park experience to explore the sights and sounds of abject third world poverty at Houston Baptist University November 14-17. Yep, that's right: a traveling interactive exhibit by Compassion International, which touts itself ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Johan Schuster of Charivari, On Cooking Throughout Europe, What He Would Prepare Each Season, and Who He Would Want to Prepare His Last Meal

    Johan Schuster Charivari Restaurant 2521 Bagby 713-521-7231 This is Part 2 in a three part Chef Chat series. You can read Parts 1 here and Part 3 in this same space on Friday. EOW: When did you start cooking? JS: I've been doing this for 34 years. We were three brothers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    My Trip to Napa Valley: Part I

    I'm pretty sure I fell in love with Napa. It's like an alcoholic's wine lover's Disneyworld; a dream land filled with picturesque landscape, a fantastic crisp breeze and some of the world's best wine at your fingertips, ripe for the taking. And the food scene; well, it's TDF. I was lucky enough t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Frozen Greek Yogurt Bananas

    My favorite ice cream treat at Disney World is the frozen chocolate banana. I've always loved the combination of chocolate and banana, and I love it even more when it's coated with crushed pecans, almonds, cashews...pretty much any kind of nut. This week on Pinterest I found a recipe for frozen ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Dynamo Food Update

    BBVA Stadium, the shiny new home of your very own Houston Dynamo (and TSU) has announced its primary vendor, and it's not Aramark. Levy Restaurants, the same company that currently does the Rockets' food offerings, will be handling the food concessions at the new stadium. If you've never had any o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Law and Order: Top 10 Best (Or Worst) Musicians' Arrests

    Nobody is above the law - not even musicians even though some of them may think they are. However, some of their outrageous behavior has become legendary. Others have spawned rumors, killed their careers and/or made them the butt of many jokes. In fact, this makes me wonder why there is not a cele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Lobsters and Clams at Bistro Le Cep

    Anamaris Cousins PriceLobster Clambake​A typical clambake is built on a bed of seaweed and stones, then heated on a pit or grill over firewood. The ingredients will include a variety of seafood, such as clams, mussels and lobster; much like in a crawfish boil, potatoes, corn and sausage are of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Gothic Council Applies For The Perfect Job

    ​Joblessness in the United States remains an ever-present fear for Americans who worry about their employment options in the face of a sluggish economic recovery. Having recently gone through it ourselves, let us tell you that the stress of not knowing for sure where your next check is coming ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 24, 2011

    Staying for Supper

    Natachee's on Main has finally come into its own.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Christina Aguilera's National Anthem: Better Than Carl Lewis', Anyway

    ​Today, Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are presumably on their way to Disney World, the Pittsburgh Steelers are praying Ben Roethlisberger did not do anything in the many, many strip clubs of the greater Metroplex to bring on a repeat of his season-opening four-game sus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Four Myths About Super Bowl Radio Row

    ​I got to cross another item off of my list of radio career "firsts" this past week, attending my first Radio Row in Dallas for this year's Super Bowl from Monday through Wednesday. For someone that grew up on sports talk radio, the feeling I got walking around Radio Row was the same feelin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (Or Cat): Back To School Edition

    School's only been in session for two days, yet some teachers are already piling on the homework. This isn't a huge deal for home-schooled kids, who pretty just much have to memorize which animals God created on which day, but it can be a real pain in the neck for those in public school.The dogs in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Meet The Rhodes Kids, Houston's Mobbed-Up '70s Family Band

    ​The early 70's was a glorious time for the "family showband." The Cowsills started it all a few years earlier, and the lifestyle was soon immortalized on the screen by the fictionalized Partridge Family. But for every group like the Osmonds or the Jackson 5, there were dozens of others, perha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Solange Knowles Admits She's A "Blipster"

    ​ As a white thirtysomething male who digs Merle Haggard, Al Green and Skynyrd, Rocks Off is well aware our hipster cred is pretty much in the toilet. Even the bands we do like that were once considered at least kinda "cool" - Wilco, Spoon, Phoenix - now share air time with Jack Johnson and the Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    We Have An Air Date For Kemah's Extreme Makeover

    Photo by Lee Riner​In January workers descended on a Kemah home hard hit by Ike, a place where Larry and Melissa Beach have raised a passel of foster kids and quite a few of their own.The CenterPoint lineman's salary was stretched thin enough without paying for home repairs, but in this case he di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Win Passes To Hot Tub Time Machine, And Learn Of Strange Things From The `80s

    Hot Tub Time Machine takes us back to a simpler time; a time before every nano-second of our lives needed to be tweeted; a time when all a gal needed to fit in with the cool kids was a bitchin' pair of leg-warmers.Here's a list of some 1980s icons we'd like to see make a comeback. Or maybe it's a li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Houston Welcomes Back an Old Friend

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttClick here for a slideshow​Tonight, the dining room at Brennan's will be filled once again with the happy sounds of clattering plates, clinking wine glasses and content diners after a 17-month rebuilding process. The beloved Houston institution, which first opened i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Extreme Makeover: Kemah Edition

    Photos by Lee Riner / Click here for a slideshow​The Kemah Boardwalk has been hopping more than usual lately -- and in a weird way, some of it's because of Hurricane Ike ("You Bastard!")It's not gawkers hoping to see debris everywhere, 16 months later. Although we did see a large, phallic-shaped e ... More >>

  • Music

    June 25, 2009

    Pay for Play

    Superstar session drummer and Dadaist marketing genius Josh Freese (Devo, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals) sells himself, his famous friends and all-you-can-eat shrimp at Sizzler to promote his new album.

  • Music

    June 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Idol Beat: The Final 36, Group 1 Results

    When contestants on romantic/superficial reality shows are sent packing - when Flav withholds a clock, Tila Tequila declares that you've lost your shot at "love," or whatever - it's tough to empathize with the teary-eyed rejects, because by now the audience recognizes their exile as temporary, a ste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    McGowen Green in Midtown?

    For years I have walked, driven, and ridden trains and buses past the so-called Midtown Superblock, the four-block long and one or two-block wide vacant swath bordered on the east and west by Main and Travis and the north and south by McGowen and Tuam. And I have always had the same thought: Wouldn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2008

    Get Lit: Instamatic Karma: Photographs of John Lennon, by May Pang

    In Beatles lore, a woman named May Pang is forever linked to the phrase “Lost Weekend.” That 1973 “weekend,” which lasted 18 months, is when John Lennon left Yoko Ono and, according to legend, wandered drunkenly in a haze until she took him back. (He was thrown out of LA’s Troubador nightc ... More >>

  • Film

    January 10, 2008

    Grace Is Gone

    A Marine mom dies in Iraq

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2008
  • Calendar

    July 19, 2007

    Ridley Pearson

    Mystery writer discusses Killer Weekend and more

  • Dining

    August 17, 2006
  • Culture

    January 26, 2006

    Grave Matters

    The MFAH gives life to a provocative exhibition of Latin American art

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2004

    Don't Pass Glass

    Twelve artists show us what the clear stuff can do

  • News

    June 17, 2004

    Sign Language

    Traffic problems? One woman's novel guide to getting city action

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    One Hundred Million Reasons to Go See Great White

    "Once Bitten Twice Shy" ain't one of 'em

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2004

    Pats and Cats Bring It Back

    The biggest of them all returns to Houston

  • Dining

    December 20, 2001

    Who Stollen Christmas?

    Joe Mannke gives us the dish on German food

  • Dining

    March 11, 1999

    Return of the Hunchback

    The decor's still Gothic. Butnow the chef's Peruvian, and the food's Italian.

  • Calendar

    December 10, 1998

    Night & Day

    December 10 - 16, 1998

  • Calendar

    January 8, 1998
  • Culture

    November 27, 1997

    Worlds of Wonder

    Cirque du Soleil makes you want to run away with the circus

  • Culture

    July 4, 1996

    Crossed Cultures

    Is "A" for Asia, America -- or both?

  • Calendar

    March 28, 1996
  • Culture

    March 21, 1996

    England's Edge

    "Brilliant!" shows brilliantly what's happening across the Atlantic

  • Music

    March 21, 1996
  • Culture

    January 26, 1995

    Moon Shots

    At the MFA, lunar imagery blurs the line between science and art

  • News

    February 3, 1994

    Just Don't Breathe It

    What Houstonians can -- and probably won't -- do to clean up the air they drive through

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