If you spend any time in the comments section of our blogs, you may have already noticed that some people have "Editor" or "Community Manager" next to their usernames. Well, there's a new badge on the block, and it's called the "Vocalizer." Check out some examples from our sister papers, the Phoenix New Times and Denver Westword, below.
Ever since Taco Bell introduced the Doritos Locos Tacos in 2012 (Nacho Cheese) and again in 2013 (Cool Ranch), the Internet has lost its collective shit for Doritos. Our own Christina Uticone got the chip-induced fever and reviewed both flavors herself and rumor has it that Frito Lay is making a Doritos-Locos-flavored Doritos -- which just kind of blows our minds, but we digress...
Knowing that the Internet wouldn't let the madness stop at Taco Bell, we went on the hunt for some of the wildest Doritos creations out there. We figured y'all were crazy...and boy, were we right.
Check out these 5 InsaneGenius Kinda Awesome Doritos Ideas:
Although Maggie Rita's has now closed all but one of its Houston locations, the flagging Tex-Mex chain continues to redefine the phrase "can't win for losing." Seemingly looking to get in a parting shot...anywhere...at anyone...Maggie Rita's lashed out at a Houston woman this week on Facebook.
Amanda Newman is a northwest Houston resident who posted last Thursday on Maggie Rita's Facebook page that she was glad the restaurants were closing. "Insulting Houston before we tried your food," she wrote, "was kinda 'dee-de-deee' of you."
Maggie Rita's responded to Newman the following Tuesday with this gem: "I thought fat people were suppose [sic] to be jolly!"
I love Bayou Place. I really do. I love the idea of clustering great restaurants and bars in one development in such close proximity to some of the city's iconic cultural institutions: the Wortham, the Alley Theatre, Jones Hall and the new Houston Ballet. And tucked right into Bayou Place is the Bayou Music Center, home to the Houston Roller Derby and some truly great touring acts (I've seen everyone from Stone Temple Pilots to the Pixies there).
Except not according to Bayou Place's Web site.
The woefully out-of-date Web site for one of downtown Houston's biggest developments still lists the venue as "Verizon Wireless Theater." It's been more than a year since the Bayou Music Center was called Verizon Wireless, but that's not the only outdated item on the Web site.
If you are confused by that statement, stop reading now. We are no longer friends. (Jk, you can keep reading.)
This Sunday is a special day. Yes, I know it's Easter Sunday and that is a very special day to many, but that is not what I'm talking about here.
I'm talking about the battle for the Iron Throne...A Storm of Swords...the season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones. If you haven't seen HBO's hit show based on George R.R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, that's okay -- there's still time! Just On Demand or Netflix the shit out of seasons 1 and 2 right now.
I don't know about you guys, but I'm freaking pumped. Pumped enough to borrow my sister's Daenerys costume and throw myself a party full of GoT-inspired snacks and libations.
Join me in my Feast of Ice and Fire, but beware: There are spoilers ahead for those who haven't enjoyed the books or seasons 1 and 2 of the TV show quite yet.
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 that whole following-people-and-enduring-their-boring-status-updates part?
Triposo is here for you.
Triposo is a travel adviser Web site created by some ex-Google smart guys who also happen to have developed a ton -- 85 at last count -- of cool travel guide apps as well as individual travel apps for a slew of different international destinations from Tokyo to Turkey.
As part of its travel guides, Triposo combs social media in each city to determine the best spots for sightseeing, shacking up, getting cultured and -- of course -- eating and drinking. It lists those bars and restaurants in order of most popular -- i.e., mentioned most frequently and most positively according to social media chatter -- which you can then sort by cuisine and distance.
An undercover camera crew in Farmers Branch -- a small suburb of Dallas -- filming the ABC show What Would You Do? in a typically small-town diner found something they didn't expect in Texas: customers repeatedly standing up for a gay couple bullied by a waitress in front of their children.
Although the video itself is two years old, it's been making its way around the Internet once again in the last couple of days. And just because you may have seen it before doesn't make the customers' responses any less heartwarming.
The host of What Would You Do?, John Quinones, pointed out that half of the diner guests in Texas stood up for the two gay couples (one male couple and one female couple -- all four of whom were actors, although at least one was actually gay). This stood in stark contrast to the same set-up in New York, where only a scant handful of nearby patrons said anything to the bullying waitress (also an actress).
Of course, not everyone saw the customers' reactions in such a positive light.