April 6th, 2011

H-Town Showdown: #1 Riding Out a Hurricane vs. #8 Antiquing in The Heights/Montrose

Welcome to our H-Town Showdown series. Our brackets are seeded and the contenders for the title are ready to go. Each Wednesday we’ll present another match-up. There will be four weeks of voting for each competition in each round. So rally up your friends, followers and fans. This will be a true test of attrition.

We’ve been holding out on you, Loopsters. When we set up the bracket for the H-Town Showdown, we kept one quarter all to ourselves. We wanted to show you how witty random we could be. Unfortunately, it’s taken us a long time to even figure what our “????” quarter of the bracket would even hold. Thanks to Marc, the #1 seed was never in question: Riding out a Hurricane. Can our #8 choice – Antiquing in The Heights and Montrose – take down the behemoth?

Only your votes can make a difference…


Seed #1: Riding Out a Hurricane
Living on the third coast brings it’s own brand of worries. Most specifically, we have to keep an eye on any eyes developing in the Gulf of Mexico. When they do, what do you do? Run to the highlands scared? Hellz no. You bunker down, fill the bathtub with water, stock up on beer supplies and get ready to duke it out with nature’s best. Ike, the last storm to roll through Houston, brought the city to a grinding halt. Curfews, power outages, lack of rations… it was Marshal Law and the Marshal’s name was Ike. You know what? We loved every minute of it. Even with all the demolition going on around town, we showed our resilience and had a week-long hurrication to prove we could make it.


Seed #8: Antiquing in The Heights and Montrose
Before reality TV shoved a bunch of junk related programming down our throats with American Pickers, Pawn Stars, Hardcore Pawn, Auction Kings, et al., two spots in Houston were already making the junk of others their own treasure. Montrose and the Heights are notorious for their antique shops selling some of the most unique stuff you can find in Grandma’s attic. What’s that you say? You want a 17th century dowry chest? We’ve got you covered. A doll you wouldn’t let your daughter withing 15 feet of? We have one of those too. We also have baseball cards, Hootie and the Blowfish 45s and some of the ugliest stuff from the 1980s you could never want.

[Voting ends April 27th at 12PM]
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Voting still open for:
#4 Rudyard’s British Pub vs. #5 Catalina Coffee
#2 Anvil Bar & Refuge vs. #7 Kenneally’s Irish Pub

— Paul


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