Dennis Abrams


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  • 17 years ago

    In a world fraught with ambiguity and doubt, one thing can be stated with absolute certainty: Teuscher champagne truffles are the finest chocolates on the planet. A buttercream core flavored with Dom Pérignon champagne is surrounded by a la...

  • 17 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    The legend of 1512 West Alabama has developed like a spellbinding gothic novel, beginning with a few blessedly naive souls who refused to believe in the "curse" and progressing through a series of "grisly discoveries" that have forced the entire t...

  • 17 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    In his classic book The Physiology of Taste, writer Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin boldly stated, "The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a star." In the same bold spirit of overstatement, we'd like to sugge...

  • 17 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    I have a confession to make: I'm a big-city food snob. So when I was told that there was a great Spanish restaurant in Katy, my initial reaction was, at best, one of skepticism. Its chance for greatness, I harshly estimated, was about equal to fin...

  • 17 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    The Humpty Dumpling Café had its work cut out to overcome some major biases on my part. First, there's the restaurant's name. I hate it. I mean, I really, really hate it. It was, I think, Thoreau who said, "Beware all restaurants bearing ov...

  • 18 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    To: Zumm Escudier, executive chef, Angelika Cafe and Bar From: Dennis Abrams, Houston Press Subject: Groveling Mr. Escudier, I may owe you an apology. As I'm sure you remember, I wrote a rather scathing review of the former New Renata's (see "Out ...


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