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2009 Stories by Katharine Shilcutt

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  • Showdown at the IPA Corral

    published Jan 26, 2009

    Houston's favorite brewery, Saint Arnold, held their sold-out Second Annual One Pot Showdown yesterday afternoon on the kind of overcast, slightly chilly day that was perfect c... More >>

  • National Pie Day: Do Your Part and Have a Slice

    published Jan 23, 2009

    You may not know it, but today is National Pie Day (at least according to the folks at the American Pie Council, which, by the way...sweet gig!).  It's the 23rd anniversary of the venerate... More >>

  • Korean Corn Tea: As Bad As It Sounds

    published Jan 22, 2009

    My favorite lunchtime stop during the week is Super H Mart, the enormous Korean grocery store / food court that occupies an old Flagship Randall's off Bingle and I-10. Not only do they serve up some ... More >>

  • Kale to the Rescue

    published Jan 22, 2009

    Times like these call for food superheroes: foods that are tasty, healthy, easy to fix and -- most of all -- cheap. And, if it's your thing, easy to grow, too. And that's where kale comes in. Kal... More >>

  • McCain Bows Out

    published Jan 21, 2009

    No, not that McCain. Our own McCain's, right here in Houston. It seems the economic crisis we're currently experiencing has claimed yet another victim: McCain's Market on Heights Boulevard abruptly ... More >>

  • Little Big's Big Debut

    Little Big's Big Debut

    published Jan 21, 2009

    After much anticipation, Little Big's opened to a crowd hungry for sliders and shakes this past Wednesday night.  The restaurant, which took the place of the popular Ming's at the corner of Wes... More >>

  • Got Five Minutes and a Mug?

    published Jan 20, 2009

    Then you, too, can have a "chocolate cake" that looks like something you'd find in the lower intestine of an elephant.  Sounds tempting, right? The "Five Minute Chocolate Cake" recipe has b... More >>

  • Praise the Lord and Pass the Mimosas

    Praise the Lord and Pass the Mimosas

    published Jan 16, 2009

    Gospel Brunch at the newly-opened House of Blues is a funny thing. You're sitting in a darkened concert hall, your ears ringing from the thundering sounds that rumble through the elaborate s... More >>

  • The Grocery Store Corridor

    published Jan 16, 2009

    If you put stock in any of the numerous lists of food trends for 2009 that place "at-home cooking" as the most important trend of the new year, you'll be happy to know that Houston is continually offe... More >>

  • Carl's Jr. Coming to a Corner (and TV Screen) Near You

    published Jan 07, 2009

    From the Houston Business Journal comes news that burger franchise Carl's Jr. will be opening over 100 stores in Texas, with several planned for the Houston area.  Although it's not yet known ho... More >>

  • Craving a Sneak Preview?

    published Jan 07, 2009

    Crave Sushi, the long-anticipated late-night sushi joint in Midtown, blew past their scheduled December 2008 opening just like the equally-anticipated Little Big's and Anvil have blown past thei... More >>

  • Tweating Out

    published Jan 06, 2009

    Twitter, the microblogging and social media tool that's become increasingly popular among the technologically hip, both young and old, has literally thousands of applications.  How any one pers... More >>

  • Green Eggs at Baby Barnaby's

    published Jan 06, 2009

    January 2nd was a funny kind of day. A Friday, the day after New Year's Day, sandwiched between a citywide attempt to recover from a hangover and a weekend in which another one would soon take it... More >>

  • Baba Ghanoush at Cafe Rita

    published Jan 05, 2009

    George Sarikhanian, the Armenian-Lebanese owner of Cafe Rita (along with his eponymous wife, Rita), doesn't act remotely surprised when I tell him that his baba ghanoush is the best I've ev... More >>

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