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  • Where Are We Eating?

    published May 26, 2009

    Sunday is the Lord's Day at this beloved Houston restaurant. Can you guess where we're eating this week? Only those with a keen eye and an adventurous palate will figure out this week's entry.... More >>

  • Upcoming Events

    published May 22, 2009

    Memorial Day is upon us and - aside from a day off - the pickings are pretty slim for activities. Traditionally a weekend for grilling, pool parties or trips to the beach, the holiday isn't particula... More >>

  • Things I Saw at Einstein Bros. Bagels That Make Me Question Humanity
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    Things I Saw at Einstein Bros. Bagels That Make Me Question Humanity

    published May 22, 2009

    The Einstein Bros. Bagels shop at Kimberley and Beltway 8 is attractive to me for many reasons. It's literally right across the street from my house; the Sumatra coffee is strong, dark and delicious; ... More >>

  • Openings and Closings

    published May 21, 2009

    In addition to the plethora of ethnic cuisine available in Houston, we now have a new entry on the ever-expanding list: Australian food. While Oz isn't exactly known for its culinary heritage (Vegemit... More >>

  • Bacon vs. Tofu: The Battle That Never Was
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    Bacon vs. Tofu: The Battle That Never Was

    published May 21, 2009

    The Feed, the food blog at Time Out New York, has had the enviable task of judging a series of home-cooked meal competitions lately. Chili Takedown, Curry Takedown, Bacon Takedown and - most recently ... More >>

  • Veggie Heaven

    published May 21, 2009

    There was a time when Houstonians on the prowl for farm-fresh produce were limited to produce stands on the side of country roads or to the... More >>

  • Health Department Roundup: Bizarre Names Edition
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    Health Department Roundup: Bizarre Names Edition

    published May 20, 2009

    There are restaurants that simply sound unappealing based on their name alone; the presence of health department violations certainly doesn't help bolster that appeal. This week, we're featuring plac... More >>

  • A Delicious Recipe for Success

    published May 20, 2009

    It was a gorgeous summer night in the gardens of a stately West University mansion, and Monica Pope was serving a most unlikely dish to the well-to-do types at the table: scrapple. A dozen enraptured ... More >>

  • GQ's Alan Richman Names 25 Best Pizzas; Unsurprisingly, Ignores Most Everything Outside of New York and Chicago

    published May 19, 2009

    Pepperoni lovers across the nation are already salivating over food guru Alan Richman's latest article in GQ magazine, which hits newsstands today. In it, Richman delivers his verdict on the 25 best p... More >>

  • Where Are We Eating?

    published May 19, 2009

    Although you wouldn't traditionally eat at this establishment's bar, far too much would be given away by showing its dining room.  Can you guess where we're eating this week? Hints abound in t... More >>

  • Snackshot: Dahi Poori

    published May 18, 2009

    Today's savory Snackshot comes to us from shnewell and Indika. From the photographer's description: "The dahi poori appetizer at Indika on Westheimer. Each one is like a little puff of deliciousne... More >>

  • Coming Up Next...

    published May 15, 2009

    The city's gearing up for the 2009 Food and Wine Week in The Woodlands at the end of May, but there's still plenty to do in the meantime.Saint Arnold Twitter Crawl:  If you aren't on Twitter, you... More >>

  • Openings and Closings

    published May 15, 2009

    Recent restaurant openings around Houston indicate that seafood and the seashore are the buzzwords of the day. Several new restaurants have cropped up in Galveston, among them Boudreaux's ... More >>

  • Recession Lunching at Feast
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    Recession Lunching at Feast

    published May 14, 2009

    Feast's abundant lunch specials put other recession dining features to shame. Every weekday at lunch, Feast puts together a menu with two courses for $12.95 or three courses for $15.95. Last Wedne... More >>

  • Gulf Shrimp Season Ending This Week

    published May 14, 2009

    Gulf shrimp season is over as of this Friday, May 15. It is scheduled to resume in mid-July. "The closure is designed to allow these small shrimp to grow to a larger, more valuable size before they a... More >>

  • Health Department Roundup: Giant Candle Edition
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    Health Department Roundup: Giant Candle Edition

    published May 13, 2009

    The violations in the Health Department's online reports aren't always clear (what exactly does "Unapproved use of 'V' threads on food contact surface" mean?), and they'll sometimes test your gag refl... More >>

  • Where Are We Eating?

    published May 11, 2009

    Two weeks of too easy has led to a (hopefully) harder entry for this week's Where Are We Eating?  The rules are the same: guess the restaurant featured in the photo below and leave your answ... More >>

  • Snackshot: Muffaletta Burger

    published May 11, 2009

    This week's Snackshot comes to us courtesy of Erika Ray and Hubcap Grill: From the photographer's description: "Now, Michael is from New Orleans and knows his muffalettas. He knows the difference ... More >>

  • Rubber Chickens and Ping Pong Balls: The Best of the Art Car Parade

    published May 10, 2009

    Yesterday's 22nd annual Art Car Parade was crowded and sweltering, but at least there were giant roaches on wheels. Check out our video from the parade to see our choices for Best Animal Art Cars, Be... More >>

  • The Steam Table Special at Country Kitchen
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    The Steam Table Special at Country Kitchen

    published May 07, 2009

    Passing by Country Kitchen on 11th Street in Timbergrove Manor, you could be forgiven for thinking that it's closed and long-abandoned.  The paint is peeling off the 1960s-era sign out front; the... More >>

  • Treat Mom Right on Mother's Day
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    Treat Mom Right on Mother's Day

    published May 06, 2009

    Mother's Day is quickly approaching, and if you've already made plans to take your dear, sainted mother out to a lovely meal on Sunday...wonderful! You're ahead of about 90 percent of us. Make ... More >>

  • Manena's Magic

    published May 7, 2009

    The sense of being transported to a small pastry shop in Buenos Aires is unexpected and welcome as you stand in front of the mesmerizing pastry... More >>

  • Feliz Cinco: It's Taco Porn!

    published May 05, 2009

    It's a little-known fact that if you're good all year, the Cinco de Mayo fairy will come to your house in the afternoon while you're indulging in a siesta and leave behind a present for this most feli... More >>

  • Where Are We Eating?

    published May 04, 2009

    Welcome back to another week of Where Are We Eating?  We hope you enjoyed last week's inaugural edition and are hungry for more. If you found last week's entries to be too easy, th... More >>

  • Snackshot: Waffle Maker

    published May 04, 2009

    This week's sweet Snackshot comes to us courtesy of groovehouse and Brasil. From the photographer's description: "$4 Waffle with Fruit from Brasil. Worth every penny. Olive and Feta Scone in the back... More >>

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