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1996 Stories by Joanne Harrison

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  • Dish

    published December 26, 1996

    Talking Turkey (Sort Of) Take a chicken. Bone it. Stuff it with cornbread stuffing. Slather it with Cajun sausage, or maybe crawfish... More >>

  • Seriously French

    published December 26, 1996

    When I hear that an eating establishment is one of only four Relais Gourmand organization restaurants in North America, and that the seriously... More >>

  • Island Dreams

    published December 19, 1996

    When the Reggae Hut's owners say they serve up "authentic Jamaican food and vibe," they aren't exaggerating. Like the gentle motion of waves in... More >>

  • Dish

    published December 19, 1996

    Pay Now, Eat Later This time of year, everybody in town tries to find a new way to get you to part with your money. So it's not surprising... More >>

  • A Night in Old Moscow

    published December 12, 1996

    I've spent a fair amount of time in Eastern Europe, but I haven't been anywhere like Svetlana since that night long ago when I went to a Red Army... More >>

  • Dish

    published December 12, 1996

    Doing the Time Warp Houston's full of contempo-wannabe restaurants where the cuisine is clever and the decor ab-fab to say the least;... More >>

  • South of the Sabine

    published December 5, 1996

    For close to two decades, the venerable Sunset Tea Room just off Kirby was the venue of choice for the sort of Houstonians who, at other times,... More >>

  • Dish

    published December 5, 1996

    Sadler Moves On Bill Sadler has done it again. Early last month, the restaurant entrepreneur who built the River Cafe into a success, and... More >>

  • Heavy Mettle

    published November 21, 1996

    Nobody has ever accused German food of exhibiting a minimalist sensibility. The hearty meat and potato dishes that make up the cuisine's canon are... More >>

  • Dish

    published November 21, 1996

    Perfectly Simple Ethnic encomiums are the watchword this week. So let us now sing the praises of Niko-Niko's, the odd little Greek joint... More >>

  • Pedigree Counts

    published November 14, 1996

    Just ask the Freudians: The strongest human urges are the need to eat and the drive to reproduce. It's a textbook case of psychology in action: As... More >>

  • Bonjour, Neighbor

    published November 7, 1996

    There are plenty of restaurants in Houston that call themselves bistros, but most of them do so simply because they think the word adds a certain... More >>

  • Dish

    published November 7, 1996

    Heavenly Hopes This summer, when the quondam church on the lower reaches of Westheimer gave up its identity as Dream Merchant, clothier to... More >>

  • Back to the Classics

    published October 31, 1996

    This spring, when customers wandered into the venerable Massa's in search of a fix of time-honored Gulf Coast fare, what they got instead was a... More >>

  • Dish

    published October 31, 1996

    Location, Location ... Is there such a thing as a restaurant location jinx? If you look at what's passed through 3009 Post Oak Boulevard,... More >>

  • Back to Wok

    published October 17, 1996

    When Daniel Wong's innovative, multiregional Chinese kitchen on Richmond and the Lu family's funky Vietnam restaurant near the corner of Main and... More >>

  • Dish

    published October 10, 1996

    Clashing Caesars Once again, local gourmand Guy Stout has put out the call to chefs across Houston, asking them to gather up their romaine... More >>

  • Collage Cuisine

    published October 10, 1996

    There are no traditional crostini at Crostini -- and that's good news. It's telling that nobody in the ambitious kitchen of this self-described... More >>

  • Steamy Stuff

    published October 3, 1996

    When we heard recently that Don Tako had degenerated into a steam table operation, we were concerned. This unpretentious, Mexican, neighborhood... More >>

  • Hook, Line and Stinker

    published October 3, 1996

    We live in the era of restaurants as entertainment. Don't accept that? Then take a trip down the Richmond Strip past Chuy's (Mexican fiesta!),... More >>

  • Hogg Heaven?

    published September 12, 1996

    Because downtown Houston at night has been a culinary wasteland since sometime early in the Nixon administration, the advent of an ambitious new... More >>

  • Sticking to Tradition

    published August 29, 1996

    At the Golden Room, lunch and dinner are served twice -- once for the diners inside, and once for the ghosts who live in the graceful little red... More >>

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