White Oak

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Closures & Confusion in The Heights

    The Heights just couldn't catch a break this week. City Oven, located at 2802 White Oak, took down its signage and began clearing out the restaurant on Sunday, July 20. City Oven was owned by HUSA Management, Inc., who also owns Local Pour, Baker Street Pub & Grill in Rice Village, Watson's House of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Coffee & Mini Desserts at Happy Fatz

    Just around the corner from Revival Market on White Oak, you will find an adorable house serving hot dogs, sweets and coffee concoctions. Yes, I am talking about Happy Fatz. Heights residents and many Houstonians are familiar with this cafe's interesting hot dog creations -- it received the No. 10 ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 1, 2014

    The Food at Coltivare Is Almost Worth the Wait

    New Heights restaurant has a gardens but doesn't have reservations.

  • Calendar

    November 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    This Week's Cafe Review: Stuffing Meatballs and Filling Niches at the Casual and Good City Oven

    Before I ordered, I got the inside scoop on City Oven from someone who works there. The appetizers and sides are generally great, she said, but the portion sizes are too small. The pizza's not bad either, but the oven accommodates only three pies at a time, so sometimes there's quite a long wait for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    How Many Building Temples From Death Fest Band Logos Can You Decipher?

    Despite punishing eardrums for more than three decades, death metal remains a decidedly underground movement. That's mostly by design, obviously -- the genre's bloody and extreme artwork, cruelly downtuned guitars and horrific, indecipherable lyrics are intended to provoke as much as they captivate. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Top 10 Bars, Clubs & Ice Houses In Greater Heights

    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 >>

  • Dining

    March 21, 2013

    So Delicious, a Caveman Could Eat It

    Paleo-friendly restaurant menus abound in Houston.

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Coltivare Trying to Cultivate Community Support

    Two new establishments looking to make a positive impact in the Heights have been stymied by the same foe in the last few months: variance request issues. Both the upcoming Coltivare from Revival Market team Morgan Weber and Ryan Pera as well as the under-construction brewery Town in City Brewing wa ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 28, 2013

    Praise the Lord and Pass the Pints

    Houston's 10 best beer bars

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Where to Eat During Lent 2013: 40 Days of Meatless Meals, Vegetables & Fish

    Lenten season is upon us. Many people have decided to give up something that they love in their lives, and most of the time that something ends up being food or drink. I'm talking about beer, chocolate, candy, coffee and meat. Devout Catholics also abstain from meat throughout the Lent season, so, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Ken Bridge Opening New Cantina Concept at White Oak and Studewood

    I am convinced that Ken Bridge has figured out a way to subsist on thousands of micro-naps during the day, like Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock. It's the only way I can think of how Bridge must manage the handful of restaurant concepts he's successfully grown throughout Houston. His company, Delicious Conce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Del Frisco's, Sylvia's, Underbelly and More

    Underbelly and Hay Merchant (1100 Westheimer) apparently get two-for-one deals because they share a butcher shop and their kitchens touch. (Touch more like this, less like this.) Either way, an inspector turned up just one violation during a visit last week - food stored in unclean or uncovered cont ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    9 Cool & Cheap Things To Do This Weekend

    Dozens of local rock, blues, jazz, folk and jam acts take over Dan Electro's Guitar Bar in the Heights for the completely free annual South by Due East festival, tonight through Monday. Door times are 5 p.m. Tonight and Monday, 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. DJ duo Ceeplus Bad Knives and Mr. Castillo ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2012

    Mall Mixologists

    There's a bar in the Galleria. It is excellent. Is your mind blown?

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Your Wallet's New Mortal Enemy: Heights Vinyl On White Oak

    Photos By Craig Hlavaty​The scene was bustling at Heights Vinyl on Saturday, as Houston's newest record store opened it's doors with complementary beer, DJs and bands, and crates of great vinyl to sift through. The store's location on White Oak, just yards from Fitzgerald's and all the new r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    The original WKDHMM​Some familiar places in the roundup today. Which, of course, isn't really a good thing. The Counter (4601 Washington) didn't have a -- gasp, pearl-clutch -- heat-measuring device to test the temperature of the final rinse of its dishwashing machine. Oh, and also, "Poisonou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution: Proposed Houston Noise Ordinance Would Ticket Venues Without The Use Of Sound Meters

    If you like your music loud -- legally loud -- you might think about heading to City Council this week. The council will be considering revisions to the city's noise ordinance, the most controversial of which is a provision that says police can hand out tickets even if they don't have a sound meter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Heights Vinyl Prepares To Plant Its Flag

    Photos by Marc BrubakerSuite D of this White Oak strip center will house Houston's next record store.​Houston vinyl enthusiasts will soon have a new spot to score their drug of choice. Avid collectors may have come across notices advertising a "Big Pre-Opening 45 Sale" for a mysterious locale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Duck Breast

    Photo by John SuhHe ate it with some veggies. I ate mine straight up.​Last week, I discussed my latest addiction to Revival Market's duck. This week, I bring you the duck dish itself. What is it? Part of the poultry family, duck is fattier and and thus more succulent than its cousin, the ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Openings & Closings: June 2011

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttAssorted macarons from Petite Sweets.​This is a good time to live in Houston, folks. Never forget it. A week so filled with restaurant openings that it requires three pages (yes, I'm warning you in advance) to discuss should be proof enough of this fact. News that T ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    The rendering is now real.​Two long-awaited Houston restaurants are finally ready for their close-ups. El Real Tex-Mex Cafe, which will open for dinner service tonight, and Mai's, which will open next month after a 14-month closure due to a devastating fire. All week long, the parking lot has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Openings & Closings

    Still one of my favorite photos. Welcome back, Leon's.​More great news for the Heights this week as it was announced that D'Amico's Italian Market has set its sights on White Oak Boulevard for its second location. The popular restaurant has been operating at 5510 Morningside in Rice Village si ... More >>

  • Music

    October 14, 2010
  • Calendar

    September 23, 2010

    King Lear

    Shakespeare goes heavy metal

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: King Biscuit

    ​The Place: King Biscuit1606 White Oak Dr. 713-861-2328www.thekingbiscuit.comThe Hours: Monday through Friday, 3-7 p.m.The Deals: Bud Light and Lone Star drafts are $2, and other select drafts are 75 cents cheaper than normal. Well drinks are $4. The Scene: A happy hour for us, when we haven't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    I Heart the OC...Pizza

    ​If you have never tried the OC pizza at Onion Creek on White Oak, do yourself a favor head over there pronto and indulge in one of my favorite things on offer there. Imagine the best Stouffer's French Bread pizza in the world and then turn it up to 11.

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2010

    Just a Few Feet Away

    You never know who you'll meet--or who's already met you

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Late Night Eats: Onion Creek

    ​ Up Onion Creek without a paddle! In search of a cool patio to relax and hang out with some friends we settled on Onion Creek (3106 White Oak). They always have cool beer specials, like $2 Red Stripes on Thursday, and we walked into a $1 Pearl beer trap. And what goes better with cheap beer ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 28, 2010

    Doomsday Wrestling: Free Cake!

    Announcer Tex Lonestar is ready for a piece of the action

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    A N00b Runs the Houston Chevron Half-Marathon

    Photos by Jason McElweenie / Click here for a slideshowRunners in the marathon, some of whom dressed like Disney characters.​Every January for the last several years I have stood on a curb along Allen Parkway, cheering for my friends in the early hours of a Sunday as they competed in the Chevr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2009

    Doomsday vs. The Economy

    Wrestlers face tough times - with a vengeance

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2009

    Tonight: Windsor Drive EP Release at Fitzgerald's

    Windsor Drive Bridges EP The second EP, Bridges, from local indie darlings Windsor Drive (currently signed to Ping Pong Music) drops this Saturday at what promises to be a spectacular show. Luckily, Rocks Off managed to snag an advanced copy in electronic form so ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2008

    Improv Night at Fitzgerald’s

    All the bar’s a stage

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2008

    Tonight: Bayou Monster at Fitzgerald's

    Bayou Monster The Rising Bayou Monster has the blues-rock formula down; now it’s time to do something with it. The local quartet’s debut The Rising makes up in talent what it lacks in originality. Throaty, yearning vocals lamenting about “baby being gone” ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2008

    White Linen Night in the Heights

    Check out the latest offerings from area restaurants, businesses and galleries

  • Music

    June 26, 2008

    The Almeda-Genoa Icehouse Crawl

    Two Outta Three Ain't Bad

  • Calendar

    January 3, 2008

    Cinco de Año

    Felipe Galván y Sus Carnales celebrate the fifth of January — because why not?

  • Dining

    November 22, 2007
  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    Jimmie's Place

    Willie Nelson stories and shoeshines at Jimmie's

  • Culture

    October 12, 2006


    The Houston Press guide to all things Halloween

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    December 20, 2001

    Out of Control

    The City of Houston requires developers in the floodplain to elevate and mitigate -- build houses on higher ground and dig detention ponds for runoff. Except, not always.

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Use of Taxpayer Dollars

    Buffalo Bayou revitalization

  • News

    September 13, 2001

    Not Worth A Dam

    Clear Creek is on the rise, and local flood-protection methods have been helpless against it. Soggy residents, tired of being perpetual victims, are ready for a fight.

  • Calendar

    March 12, 1998
  • Culture

    May 11, 1995

    Baryshnikov's Baby

    White Oak may be billed as a group project, but there's no question who's the star

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