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1998 Stories by Eric Lawlor

Archives: 1998
  • Latina Nueva

    published July 23, 1998

    Yes, I admit it, I'm gullible, but when a restaurant calls itself Amazon 2050 A.D., I expect rain forest, chattering monkeys, tree frogs,... More >>

  • Modest Mex

    published July 16, 1998

    I like Bocados very much, though it can sometimes be tough on the nerves. Because the door has a tendency to stick, it's a struggle just getting... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published July 16, 1998

    How do I spell relief? The way everyone does: B-R-E-A-D P-U-D-D-I-N-G. There's lots of great bread pudding in Houston. It's one of the reasons I... More >>

  • Down-Home Delights

    published July 9, 1998

    Describing The Heart and Soul Cafe to a friend, I mentioned that the place was owned and operated by two sisters. "Don't tell me," he said. "One's... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published July 9, 1998

    Do you know what's wrong with Houston? We don't sweat enough. That's why I'm so devoted to the huevos rancheros ($4.95) at Goode Company... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published July 2, 1998

    I'm not sure what I find so compelling about the barbecue sandwich ($3.35) served at Demeris (2911 South Shepherd, 529-7326, and branches). It... More >>

  • Eats for the Beach

    published July 2, 1998

    I remember the time -- not ten years ago -- when I had to plead with people to listen to the Gipsy Kings. Now they're everywhere, invading... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published June 25, 1998

    I was quite put off by the idea of eating oxtails. They seemed so unprepossessing. Until I remembered all the other unprepossessing things I've... More >>

  • Ten Years of Provence

    published June 25, 1998

    When's the last time you were greeted in Italian when you visited an Italian restaurant? Can't remember, right? Another question: Have you ever... More >>

  • Dining a la Disco

    published June 18, 1998

    Talk about a misalliance! Sempers describes itself as a supper club/discotheque, and while I have nothing but praise for the club -- the food is... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published June 18, 1998

    Do quail quail? They do when I'm around, for the very good reason that I can't get enough of them. The mesquite-grilled quail at Rancho Tejas are... More >>

  • Sports Injera

    published June 11, 1998

    The iconography is eclectic at The Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant. On a wall behind the television is a picture of Emperor Haile Selassie,... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published June 11, 1998

    Oh-oh! Wouldn't you know it? Just when I thought I'd laid to rest the last of my obsessions, up crops a new one. This time it's caramanolas ($6)... More >>

  • Southern Surprises

    published June 4, 1998

    A funny thing happened on the way to Sabine. Just as I'd reached the restaurant, the door was thrown open suddenly and the chef, one hand... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published June 4, 1998

    Boy, but they're clean at Cafe Latina (1972 Fairview, 528-8304). Before you're allowed to sit at one of the spotless tables, don't be surprised if... More >>

  • Bliss at Bayou City

    published May 28, 1998

    Dishes have been named for sopranos (peach Melba), actresses (crepes suzettes), ballerinas (Pavlova), novelists (Chateaubriand), entrepreneurs... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published May 28, 1998

    I don't understand the antipathy with which some people regard lamb. Lamb is a gift from a beneficent God. And if you doubt that, you owe it to... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published May 21, 1998

    It's the small things, I find, that keep one going: a decent bagel once in a while; a good grilled-cheese sandwich; and the occasional bowl of... More >>

  • Dish

    published May 21, 1998

    Mudbug Madness It's an ill wind indeed that blows nobody good. Forget what El Nino has done to leafy lettuce, and give thanks that it's... More >>

  • Testosterone Mex

    published May 21, 1998

    I'm worried about Charlie Watkins, the owner/chef at Sierra Grill. I think he's having a midlife crisis. I don't know Watkins personally,... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published May 14, 1998

    I'm not going to claim that Riva's (1117 Missouri, 529-3450) serves the best meatball sandwich ($4.50) in the whole damn solar system. That would... More >>

  • Rao Now

    published May 14, 1998

    When Tony Rao bought the River Oaks Grill recently, who could have imagined the harm it would do nice Burt Lancaster? One of the restaurant's best... More >>

  • Chips, Salsa -- and Merengue

    published May 7, 1998

    I should begin, I suppose, by apologizing to the -- well, let's play safe and call them the Fabers. Sorry, guys. We stole your table. Truthfully,... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published May 7, 1998

    Sick to death of nachos? So am I. There's no avoiding them anymore. I hear they're even cropping up at bridge parties. Ugh! And as for those corn... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published April 30, 1998

    I don't know what you do when you're depressed. Me? I head for Goode Company Bar-B-Que (5109 Kirby Drive, 522-2530). Have you noticed how happy... More >>

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