Jason Bargas

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  • 4 years ago | Dining Deals

    Thanksgiving is over. If you're fortunate, you were surrounded by family and buried in a deluge of smoked, broiled and baked meats with side dishes stacked to the ceiling. You likely ate at least two celebratory meals at two family locations due t...

  • 4 years ago | Local Spotlight

    Many of us find ourselves rushing between work and home on weekday evenings with little time for determining take-out options, let alone actually cooking, which is why I was so stoked to see the flyer taped to the El Rey drive-thru window announci...

  • 4 years ago | Recipes

    Six years ago, citizens of the Gulf Coast were starting to understand the immediate implications of their world post Hurricane Katrina. Power had been out since the storm made landfall, which meant that refrigeration systems were inoperable, food ...

  • 4 years ago | Off the Wall

    I love pizza of all varieties: Chicago-style, New York slices, mass-market chains and local Houston joints. But my favorite pizza is homemade, because it's fun to do. Baking a pizza in the oven intimidates me, probably because my oven sucks and my...

  • 4 years ago | Recipes

    Grits are a breakfast staple, but one of my friends refuses to cook them, saying "It's too much of a pain in the ass to cook grits for one." She's right. Although simple to cook in theory, the amount of standing, stirring and cleaning is a bit muc...

  • 4 years ago | Breakfast

    Down House has been seating folks for breakfast and lunch for approaching three weeks now. But, the restaurant is still in its soft-opening period despite running a wait during lunch this week. In fact, according to General Manager Forrest deSpain...

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