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  • Openings & Closings: December 2010
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    Openings & Closings: December 2010

    published Dec 31, 2010

    The best thing about December wasn't the Christmas presents, the Hanukkah donuts or the Festivus pole. It was the fact that, citywide, restaurant openings far outweighed restaurant closures this month... More >>

  • Upcoming Events

    published Dec 31, 2010

    As you know, today is New Year's Eve. Huzzah! And those of you without plans for tonight need look no further than our great New Year's Eve guide and Lauren Marmaduke's suggestions for where to eat ou... More >>

  • The 10 Biggest Posts of 2010
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    The 10 Biggest Posts of 2010

    published Dec 30, 2010

    With the end of the year in sight, we wanted to look back out our most viewed, most commented and overall most popular posts from the past 12 months. Some are silly, some are informative, some are tho... More >>

  • A Toast to the New Year

    published Dec 30, 2010

    Whether you want to provide a memorable evening for your friends and family or try to impress a New Year's date, nothing classes up a joint like well-spoken, thoughtful toast. Especially if you came u... More >>

  • Chime In: We Want Your New Year's Resolutions for Us
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    Chime In: We Want Your New Year's Resolutions for Us

    published Dec 30, 2010

    Earlier this month, commenter Eric left the following comment on a post about chicken pho: These are my favorite type of posts on this blog. Introduce me to an outstanding dish at an out of the way r... More >>

  • Corner Bakery Coming Back Home to Texas
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    Corner Bakery Coming Back Home to Texas

    published Dec 29, 2010

    Oddly, the only two times I've ever eaten at a Corner Bakery in my life have been on the two trips I took to Chicago. The place was close to the hotel on both visits, good for early morning breakfast ... More >>

  • Bean Pie, My Brother?
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    Bean Pie, My Brother?

    published Dec 29, 2010

    If 2011 is supposed to be the year of the pie, I would like to humbly submit the bean pie for consideration as one of the great examples of pie innovation throughout the years. At Conscious Cafe -- t... More >>

  • Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    published Dec 29, 2010

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comm... More >>

  • Stretch That Dining Dollar: Eat Fancy at Lunch
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    Stretch That Dining Dollar: Eat Fancy at Lunch

    published Dec 28, 2010

    At Da Marco, as I ate the last, sweet bites of my antelope paillard -- the barely gamy meat pounded thin and just slightly crispy at the edges, draped with caramelized peppers and finished off with a ... More >>

  • Eating to Live in the Third Ward

    published December 30, 2010

    See how that luscious salmon burger is made and check out Conscious Cafe's tranquil dining room More >>

  • Pie, Dirt and Pimento Cheese: Food Trends for 2011
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    Pie, Dirt and Pimento Cheese: Food Trends for 2011

    published Dec 28, 2010

    Back in October, Nation's Restaurant News released their annual list of predicted food trends for 2011. Some items were already cresting the horizon here in Houston two months ago: high-end junk food,... More >>

  • Where Are We Drinking?
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    Where Are We Drinking?

    published Dec 28, 2010

    A pool table and some long neck beers, hazy windows and boozy customers. It's all good here, at one of Houston's best dive bars in town. Think you know where we're shooting pool drinking this week? L... More >>

  • Share Your Christmas Gifts With Us! (Not Literally, Though)
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    Share Your Christmas Gifts With Us! (Not Literally, Though)

    published Dec 27, 2010

    Long before I ever started writing about food, I always had a copy of Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking at my desk. Yes, even when I worked in human resources. Along with two thesauruses, Webster's d... More >>

  • Republic's Jalapeno-Lime Spirit Blend: Make Your Own Spicy Margarita at Home

    published Dec 27, 2010

    Love it or hate it, I happen to like Chuy's quite a bit. Even when the line is long, even when it's full of screaming children and drunk college students. Just grab a seat at the bar and suddenly both... More >>

  • Where Are We Eating?

    published Dec 27, 2010

    If deep-fried shrimp heads don't give away this establishment, then perhaps the delicate arrangement and special salts will. Any guesses on where we're not wasting a single part of these delicious shr... More >>

  • Openings & Closings
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    Openings & Closings

    published Dec 24, 2010

    First things first. It doesn't seem like any kind of loving and righteous God would do this to us, but Cheese Berry Asian Pizza (9888 Bellaire) has closed. What kind of world is this?! While there are... More >>

  • Upcoming Events

    published Dec 24, 2010

    Happy Christmas Eve, everyone! Just a reminder that if you haven't made dinner plans for tonight, there are still plenty of Houston restaurants open. B4-U-Eat has a terrific list, complete with menus,... More >>

  • Good Food at Bad Restaurants
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    Good Food at Bad Restaurants

    published Dec 23, 2010

    I'm not talking about bad restaurants as in "that dumpy place down by the shipping lanes that Uncle Johnnie once saw a rat in" or "that place charges $50 a person and looks down their noses at you whi... More >>

  • The Best Food Photos of 2010

    published Dec 23, 2010

    I don't have children, so this analogy is about to make a lot less sense. But choosing photos for the Best Food Photos of 2010 slideshow was like trying to pick a favorite child. (I think.) Regardless... More >>

  • Almost Christmas Eve Congee

    Almost Christmas Eve Congee

    published Dec 23, 2010

    On a recent post about pho ga, the Vietnamese chicken soup, I made mention of a Chow.com graph that has predicted 2011 to be the year of congee (with regard to Asian comfort food dishes). Later on, re... More >>

  • The 10 Best New Restaurants of 2010
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    The 10 Best New Restaurants of 2010

    published Dec 22, 2010

    Trying to select only 10 restaurants out of the dozens that have opened the past year is agonizing. In a good way, of course -- Houston has been fertile ground for innovative and passionate restaurate... More >>

  • Pork and Fowl at Hoggs n' Chicks
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    Pork and Fowl at Hoggs n' Chicks

    published Dec 22, 2010

    "I don't know anything about this place," I warned my dining companion as we drove beneath a cloudless blue sky on a smooth stream of asphalt toward Hoggs n' Chicks one crispy Sunday morning. "Oh yea... More >>

  • Boudin and Dirty Rice at Pyburn's Farm Fresh Foods
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    Boudin and Dirty Rice at Pyburn's Farm Fresh Foods

    published Dec 22, 2010

    Just down FM 521, past the Humane Society but not quite to Beltway 8, is Pyburn's Farm Fresh Foods (13824 Almeda Road, 713-433-6051). One can only imagine what the area looked like when Pyburn's was e... More >>

  • Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    published Dec 22, 2010

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comm... More >>

  • Whole Hogg

    published December 23, 2010

    For a look at more of Hoggs n' Chicks juicy sandwiches and crispy salads, More >>

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