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1998 Stories by Eric Lawlor

Archives: 1998
  • Loud and Strong

    published October 22, 1998

    There are restaurants -- and it's my good fortune to have eaten in some of them -- that offer not just good food but spectacle as well: views of... More >>

  • Downtown and Down-home

    published October 15, 1998

    There are better restaurants than Treebeards, certainly, but I don't know of any that are held in higher regard. Treebeards is that rare case, a... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published October 15, 1998

    The shrimp and pork crepe ($8.95) at Dalat Vietnamese Bistro (3241 Southwest Freeway, 669-9375) is a piece of work any way you cut it. And believe... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published October 8, 1998

    The waiter at Cazadores (12323 Kingsride, 465-9377) was no help at all. "What do you recommend?" I asked. "Senor," he said, "I recommend... More >>

  • Winning Combinations

    published October 8, 1998

    Fusion continues to gather steam, so much of it that I can see the day when the passion for seeing compatibilities where, very often, none exist,... More >>

  • Taking No Chances

    published October 1, 1998

    Visiting Cafe Chino for the first time, we were seated in front of a massive and handsome floral arrangement containing some very substantial... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published October 1, 1998

    In Italy, a bowl of minestrone is as good as a road map. If the soup contains lots of tomatoes, you're in the Italian south; if it contains beans,... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published September 24, 1998

    Don't go looking for Tikka in your world atlas. I did, and couldn't find it. There's a very good reason for that. Tikka is not a place. It's a... More >>

  • The Accidental Italian

    published September 17, 1998

    There are several things you should know about the owner of Nick's Pasta Place. First, her name isn't Nick. It's Gina. And she's not Italian. Gina... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published September 17, 1998

    My hair is falling out, my nails are brittle, and my eyes have lost their luster. (Or what little luster they had.) Do you think my eating nothing... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published September 10, 1998

    Seeking bliss? There are several options available to you. There's a nice Cistercian monastery I can recommend, and I know of a really good... More >>

  • Sweet Surprise

    published September 10, 1998

    Only once can I remember my mother giving me advice. On the morning of my tenth birthday, she drew me to her heaving bosom -- well, I picture it... More >>

  • The Food Experience

    published September 3, 1998

    At Copeland's of New Orleans, every table is emblazoned with the restaurant's name in large gold letters -- useful, I suppose, should you suffer a... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published September 3, 1998

    Ducks greet you when you enter Bistro Cuisine (4925 West Alabama, 871-9722). But don't let that worry you. They're the ceramic kind and never... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published August 27, 1998

    I don't own a car myself. I never have. But were all drive-throughs as good as Thai Racha (10085 Long Point, 464-7607), I'd seriously consider... More >>

  • Don't Worry, Be Happy

    published August 27, 1998

    We'd told The Sundance Grill to expect us at 8 o'clock, but driving down to Seabrook, we got hopelessly lost and arrived some 20 minutes late.... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published August 20, 1998

    Seeing it from the street, you'd never guess that Otilia's (7710 Long Point, 681-7203) is a Mexican restaurant. That's because it's housed in what... More >>

  • Setting a New Standard

    published August 20, 1998

    I'll try to be calm, but I can't promise I'll succeed because, in the past seven days, I've been to Tasca twice, and the experience both times....... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published August 13, 1998

    I know there's a rock-and-roll heaven. I've been there. And I know there's a pizza heaven, too. I've been there, also. Want to find these pearly... More >>

  • Mix Master

    published August 13, 1998

    Considering that Pignetti's is still in diapers -- it opened in early July -- this is a place remarkable for its poise. But once in a while, it... More >>

  • A Different Kind of Steak House

    published August 6, 1998

    I don't normally like steak houses. The spectacle of men, most of whom don't know a good steak from a bad one, happily forking out $30 for a... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published August 6, 1998

    Mortadella may be new to you. It was to me. A lightly smoked Italian sausage -- usually ham, though there are pork and beef versions as well --... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published July 30, 1998

    There's no telling what you're going to find at Chapultepec Mexican Restaurant (813 Richmond, 522-2365). The last time I was there, a Howard Stern... More >>

  • Pleasure Palace

    published July 30, 1998

    Over the years, Aleppo has suffered any number of setbacks. This city in northern Syria was, at various times, controlled by the Hittites, held by... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published July 23, 1998

    It's not true, as some have suggested, that I grew up eating steak and kidney pie. What I did grow up eating was another pub-grub mainstay, the... More >>

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