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  • 5 days ago | Sweets

    The cinnamon roll, not to be confused with the sticky bun, is perhaps Sweden's greatest culinary gift to the United States. Home preparation is a challenge for even the most experienced baker, for the requisite double-rise can easily became a...

  • 27 days ago | Meat!

    Although the newly-opened dining hall Conservatory offers consumers the opportunity to sample multiple types of fare in one convenient space, one recent weekday evening I wanted it to be all Greek to me. Thus, I put on my culinary blinders to...

  • 4 months ago | On the Menu

    Walking up the stairs to the in-house bakery at Damien's Cucina Italiana, I see dead people...in a good way.  The walls are lined with photographs and memorabilia chronicling jubilant patrons and professional staff that have passed through th...

  • 5 months ago | Breakfast

    For more than two decades, the Shanahan family has been keeping Houstonians full through their home-grown catering business, Compleat Cuisine.  The full-service operation offers breakfast and lunch options tailored to customers' nutritional n...

  • 5 months ago | Booze

    Although tequila is king in Texas, Houstonians well-versed in and appreciative of the diversity in the world of mezcals will find equal variety in the rum spectrum.  White rum, for example, is too often pigeon-holed as only appropriate f...

  • 6 months ago | Sweets

    If you leave only with baklava, you're missing out.  That's the most important thing you need to know when you go to The Sweet Factory. In the dwindling daylight of a weekday afternoon, the bakery still attracted a steady stream of custo...

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