Erika is a freelance food writer, photographer and contributor to the Houston Press who particularly enjoys exploring the many unique sweet spots around Houston. She is constantly on the hunt for exceptional pad thai, vegetarian dumplings and pancakes.
6 days ago | Local Spotlight
At Osso & Kristalla, light pours through the floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the bar, providing an airy dining space that's almost reminiscent of an atrium. At the head of the restaurant, the thick slab of marble and slatted beams ascendi...
12 days ago | Lists
Certainly no one would ever dub Houston the vegetarian capital of the U.S., yet there is a surprising number of ways to eat creative, meatless meals thanks to the diverse restaurant options in Houston. The following restaurants not only offer qual...
29 days ago | Lists
While walking through a Mexican bakery generally yields a chaotic sensory experience of breads, cakes, pastries and cookies of all shapes, colors and sizes, the essence of most Mexican pan dulce can be boiled down to just a few basic doughs. There...
1 month ago | Sweets
In my mind, a good sweet shop has to stand on two main pillars: great-tasting offerings and an enticing variety. Friendly staff, an appealing aesthetic and cute packaging are just icing on the cake. Some of the following shops lean more toward bak...
2 months ago | Bakeries
I must confess: I'm a secret sucker for Valentine's Day. It's not that I support commercialized displays of love, .but I am kind of all about that clearance chocolate (Day-after holiday, 50% off shelf at Kroger #holla). I've often found that the k...
2 months ago | Sweets
Love or hate Valentine's Day, it's hard to deny the prime excuse to consume sugar that is February 14. From special edition ice cream flavors to truffles to smoked chocolate cake, if romance = sugar, we've got you covered. Catentine's Day from Fat...