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2000 Stories by Brenda Tavakoli

Archives: 2001 | 2000
  • Well, Blow Me Down

    published December 28, 2000

    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... More >>

  • No Flakes Allowed

    published December 7, 2000

    French immigrants in New Orleans may have invented the pecan pie, but Southern cooks perfected it. Just check out the interpretation offered up by... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published October 12, 2000

    Bibas Greek Pizza [5526 Memorial Drive, (713)861-2266] had the right idea in naming its Aphrodite pizza after the Greek goddess of love.... More >>

  • Beating the Autumn Heat

    published September 28, 2000

    The calendar may claim it's fall, but you can't fool Houstonians. Here, autumn is merely an extension of summer, disguised as months appropriately... More >>

  • Nothing Small About It

    published August 3, 2000

    "This is why women get fat," Eva said. She slid her fork aside in surrender, her initial lust for the chocolate "zuccoto" cake at Maggiano's... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published June 15, 2000

    Dreaming in Chocolate: If I could design one dessert to satisfy all of my cravings, it'd look suspiciously like the Choco Coco layer... More >>

  • Stick a Fork in It

    published April 20, 2000

    Fondue's popularity peaked, more or less, in the '70s, which explains why nearly everyone I told about my long-forked foray at The Melting... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published April 6, 2000

    The menu board at Café Express [3200 Kirby Drive, (713)522-3994; 1422 West Gray, (713)522-3100], that neck-stiffening list... More >>

Archives: 2001 | 2000