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  • City Hall Farmers Market: Get Your Last-Minute Food Gifts

    published Dec 21, 2010

    The very last City Hall Farmers Market of the year is taking place tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in its usual location, surrounding the pool directly in front of City Hall. The market will be taking... More >>

  • McDonald's Now Serving Oatmeal: Fast Food Is Dead, Long Live Fast Food!
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    McDonald's Now Serving Oatmeal: Fast Food Is Dead, Long Live Fast Food!

    published Dec 21, 2010

    That's right: McDonald's, long the bastion of unhealthy yet filling breakfasts, is now serving oatmeal. Seemingly in response to Starbucks' decision back in 2008 to start offering oatmeal in addition... More >>

  • Where Are We Drinking?

    published Dec 21, 2010

    This is a bar's bar if there ever was one. No green apple martinis here, no pink cosmopolitans. Just good, quality beer and liquor. Think you know where we're drinking this week? Leave your best gues... More >>

  • Unfortunate-Looking Dessert Proves Quite Tasty
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    Unfortunate-Looking Dessert Proves Quite Tasty

    published Dec 20, 2010

    "I'm not eating that. It looks disgusting." My boyfriend shoved the Styrofoam bowl back across the table at me, its contents jiggling slightly as he did. Inside the bowl were five spheres coated in a... More >>

  • The Nation's BBQ Capital According to Google, and It Ain't Texas
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    The Nation's BBQ Capital According to Google, and It Ain't Texas

    published Dec 20, 2010

    Last week, we showed you how Google has been actively tracking food and drink trends since at least 2004 and how 2010 was the year of pizza (at least according to your search patterns and the number o... More >>

  • Where Are We Eating?

    published Dec 20, 2010

    You don't usually see this burger establishment's French fries highlighted -- usually all the praise is reserved for the burgers themselves -- but this Flickr photographer felt the fries at this popul... More >>

  • An Afternoon Breakfast at Ziggy's
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    An Afternoon Breakfast at Ziggy's

    published Dec 17, 2010

    After a very long week, nothing makes me happier than sleeping in as long as possible and then eating a leisurely breakfast around mid-day. Unhappily, it's difficult to find breakfast past, say, noon ... More >>

  • Openings & Closings
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    Openings & Closings

    published Dec 17, 2010

    As they seem wont to do nearly every year or so, Late Nite Pie (302 Tuam, 713-529-5522) has shut down once again. Boarded up windows and a sign indicating that the restaurant has been closed for non-p... More >>

  • Upcoming Food Events
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    Upcoming Food Events

    published Dec 17, 2010

    We all know that Santa Claus travels far and wide to make his Christmas deliveries, even if you don't have a chimney in your house. But did you know that he even travels underwater? The Downtown Aqua... More >>

  • Hooch for the Holidays: Wine Suggestions from the Experts
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    Hooch for the Holidays: Wine Suggestions from the Experts

    published Dec 16, 2010

    Justin Vann and Jonathan Honefenger are two men who know their wine. I turned to these two Houston experts -- Vann is the beer and wine manager at Central Market and Honefenger, once the sommelier at... More >>

  • R.I.P.: A Toast to the Restaurants We'll Miss the Most
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    R.I.P.: A Toast to the Restaurants We'll Miss the Most

    published Dec 16, 2010

    While toasts are usually reserved for happier events or for New Year's Eve, we thought it appropriate to toast the dearly departed restaurants which closed this past year, wishing those who had to clo... More >>

  • Recipe: Salted Pistachio Brittle

    published Dec 16, 2010

    Yesterday, I gave you my mother's recipe for truly excellent Christmas fudge, the kind that'll make people hound you for tins of it year after year. Today, for those with less of a sweet tooth, here's... More >>

  • Recipe: Mom's Christmas Fudge
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    Recipe: Mom's Christmas Fudge

    published Dec 15, 2010

    My mother is known for many things, but chief among them are her Christmas baked goods, including this family recipe for fudge. Each year, lucky friends and family make out with a tin or two. And unti... More >>

  • A Prix-Fixe Dinner at an East End <i>Banh Mi</i> Shop
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    A Prix-Fixe Dinner at an East End Banh Mi Shop

    published Dec 15, 2010

    If blog entries could have a deck in addition to the headline seen above, in this case the deck would be: "Plus: The Best Red Velvet Cake Outside of My Mother's House." I continue to be amazed -- stu... More >>

  • Bistro Banh Mi

    published December 16, 2010

    See more beautiful photos from Cafe TH's kitchen and dining room More >>

  • Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    published Dec 15, 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 >>

  • Restaurants We're Excited About for 2011
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    Restaurants We're Excited About for 2011

    published Dec 14, 2010

    For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, right? Well, for all the new restaurants that disappointed us in 2010, there are many more coming in 2011 that we're awaiting with baited bre... More >>

  • A Different Chicken Soup at Pho Ga Dakao
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    A Different Chicken Soup at Pho Ga Dakao

    published Dec 14, 2010

    Chances are that if you've eaten pho, the popular Vietnamese soup, you've only eaten pho bo. That is, you've only eaten beef pho. There are many reasons why beef pho is more popular than its counterp... More >>

  • Where Are We Drinking?

    published Dec 14, 2010

    No, seriously. Where are we drinking? Because I don't recognize this place at all. Maybe one of our readers will and can clue us in to where the scene below took place. In the meantime, I'll be tracki... More >>

  • The Top 10 Google Searches for 2010: Food & Drink Edition
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    The Top 10 Google Searches for 2010: Food & Drink Edition

    published Dec 13, 2010

    On a particularly creepy episode of Conspiracy Theory -- yes, the one with Governor Jesse Ventura and the Blond Ponytail of Better Days -- a cornered spokesperson for a government Fusion Center told p... More >>

  • Neil Bigmista Strawder Returns to Texas for a Good Cause
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    Neil "Bigmista" Strawder Returns to Texas for a Good Cause

    published Dec 13, 2010

    "My momma told me the church was gonna have a celebrity barbecue," recalled Neil "Bigmista" Strawder as he stood heads and shoulders above everyone else in the St. Augustine Episcopal Church's sunny k... More >>

  • Where Are We Eating?
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    Where Are We Eating?

    published Dec 13, 2010

    A table full of color, chaos and chopsticks. Does this scene look familiar to you? Think you know where we're eating this week? Leave your best guess in the comments section below.... More >>

  • Upcoming Events

    published Dec 10, 2010

    Head down to Galveston this Saturday, December 11, to raise money for a very good cause and meet a 'cue-lebrity at the same time. Neil "Bigmista" Strawder, contestant on TLC's BBQ Pitmasters and owner... More >>

  • Openings & Closings
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    Openings & Closings

    published Dec 10, 2010

    More great news for the Heights this week as it was announced that D'Amico's Italian Market has set its sights on White Oak Boulevard for its second location. The popular restaurant has been operating... More >>

  • Breakfast with Santa Claus at Yale Street Grill
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    Breakfast with Santa Claus at Yale Street Grill

    published Dec 10, 2010

    As mentioned earlier this week, Yale Street Grill (2100 Yale, 713-861-3113) is one of my favorite places to grab a low-key breakfast. But not just for chicken fried steak. I can still remember the fi... More >>

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