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  • 14 years ago | Special Events

    Special Advertising Supplement Holiday shopping doesnt have to be a mall-only affair. Indeed, Houston offers a profusion of options for those times when you feel like strolling from store to store outdoors. And with our mild winters, sometimes out...

  • 14 years ago | Special Events

    Special Advertising Supplement Picture this scenario: The gift you thought was perfect ends up being a dud. Your girlfriend was expecting an engagement ring, and you got her a gas can. Or maybe your best friend had her handy heart set on a tool ki...

  • 14 years ago

    The panini, like pizza, is an Italian import; and like we did with those mozzarella pies, Americans have found many different ways to approach this sandwich. Fusion is the name of the game at Café Botticelli [306 West Gray, (713)533-1140], ...

  • 14 years ago

    Restaurateur Anthony Russo visibly wrestled with his angst as he told a court last week about the incredible infidelity of his former business confidant. Glancing toward the frail young man in the white chef's smock, Russo recalled when he gave Ji...

  • 15 years ago

    A number of adults still cling to the childhood habit of shunning spinach, no matter how many trendy chefs stuff it into cheesy enchiladas. And who can blame us? When improperly cooked, spinach leaves can be so soggy and bitter that even Popeye wo...

  • 15 years ago

    French immigrants in New Orleans may have invented the pecan pie, but Southern cooks perfected it. Just check out the interpretation offered up by Ouisie's Table [3939 San Felipe, (713)528-2264]. Served warm, this holiday classic is topped with cr...