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  • Chef Monica Pope Goes to Jail (Okay, Not Really)
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    Chef Monica Pope Goes to Jail (Okay, Not Really)

    published Dec 09, 2010

    But that's the status update that more or less freaked out half of the Houston food community when they saw it posted on her Facebook wall earlier today: Thought I'd send the lunch menu from jail (lo... More >>

  • Paratha and Parrots (Yes, Parrots) at Alfa Capri

    published Dec 09, 2010

    Before meeting a friend to get dahi puri at Bansuri for Battle Dahi Puri -- it's only a snack, you know, not meant as a whole meal -- I decided to grab a bite of "real" dinner down the street so that ... More >>

  • Food Fight: Battle Dahi Puri
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    Food Fight: Battle Dahi Puri

    published Dec 09, 2010

    I have come to terms with my current obsession: dahi puri. It was sparked by the review I did of Sweet n Namkin some weeks ago and has only been growing stronger as I find more and more places around ... More >>

  • The Most Disappointing Restaurant Openings of 2010
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    The Most Disappointing Restaurant Openings of 2010

    published Dec 09, 2010

    This week, we start our countdown of 2010 restaurant openings and closings, counting down the restaurants that opened in 2010 after great advance buzz only to fall flat or -- worse -- end up dead in t... More >>

  • Meat-Up at Moon Tower Inn
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    Meat-Up at Moon Tower Inn

    published Dec 08, 2010

    In only a few months since opening, Moon Tower Inn -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- is on its way to becoming a Houston legend. Mark my words. Now, whether it's a short-lived legend or th... More >>

  • Houston's Happiest Happy Hours
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    Houston's Happiest Happy Hours

    published Dec 08, 2010

    Two things make me happy during the holidays after a long day of Christmas shopping and mall crowd fighting: cocktails and saving money. Plenty of Houston bars and restaurants offer happy hours. But ... More >>

  • Party at the Moon Tower

    published December 9, 2010

    Check out more photos of the hot dogs and horseshoes that make Moon Tower unique More >>

  • Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    published Dec 08, 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 >>

  • Cardamom, Cumin and Curries at India Grocers

    published Dec 07, 2010

    A personal chef friend of mine was in need of some specific Indian spices on Saturday morning, so we headed over to the Mahatma Gandhi district (I'm so excited that this area now has a name that I use... More >>

  • Super Strong Margaritas at Tepatitlan
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    Super Strong Margaritas at Tepatitlan

    published Dec 07, 2010

    A friend whose advice is usually beyond reproach recommended that I head to Tepatitlan (55454 Southwest Freeway, 713-349-9681) for a good, old-fashioned Tex-Mex dinner as soon as I had the chance. He ... More >>

  • Where Are We Drinking?

    published Dec 07, 2010

    That's a lot of wine! And because there's so much of it, figuring out where we're uncorking a bottle this week shouldn't be too hard. Think you know where we're drinking this week? Leave your best gu... More >>

  • The Best Restaurants to Eat Chicken Fried Steak for Breakfast
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    The Best Restaurants to Eat Chicken Fried Steak for Breakfast

    published Dec 06, 2010

    Although I certainly enjoy a good piece of chicken fried steak for dinner -- preferably served with homemade macaroni and cheese and fried okra -- there's something to be said for beginning your day w... More >>

  • One Box = Four Bottles
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    One Box = Four Bottles

    published Dec 06, 2010

    I went to a very nice party over the weekend. My friend and her mother had slaved over jambalaya and -- more importantly -- authentic Cajun gumbo for days. The house looked as if it had been professio... More >>

  • Where Are We Eating?
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    Where Are We Eating?

    published Dec 06, 2010

    We just couldn't resist using another one of these gorgeous photos. If you look carefully, you may remember where this photo was taken -- after all, it wasn't that long ago. Think you know where we're... More >>

  • <i>Elote</i> - Hold the Cup and the Cream - at No Borders
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    Elote - Hold the Cup and the Cream - at No Borders

    published Dec 03, 2010

    I have two favorite places in town for elote, that Mexican snack you can feel at least partly good about eating because -- hey! -- it's corn and corn is a vegetable (barely) and therefore good for you... More >>

  • Openings & Closings
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    Openings & Closings

    published Dec 03, 2010

    Last night saw the grand opening of Houston's newest South American restaurant, the oddly named Tango & Malbec (2800 Sage, 713-629-8646). No, it's not a supper club with cheesy dancers; it's an Argent... More >>

  • Upcoming Events

    published Dec 03, 2010

    Cova Hand-Selected Wines (5555 Washington Avenue) is celebrating five years in business and you're invited to help them do it in style. The restaurant's 5th anniversary party is this Saturday, Decembe... More >>

  • National Recall Includes Whole Foods-Brand Nutmeg
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    National Recall Includes Whole Foods-Brand Nutmeg

    published Dec 02, 2010

    Just in time for the Christmas holidays, nutmeg has been recalled. Unlike the seasonally inopportune great canned pumpkin shortage of November 2009, nutmeg will be scarce for at least a little while t... More >>

  • The 10 Most Disturbing Food-Related Tattoos (Possibly NSFW)
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    The 10 Most Disturbing Food-Related Tattoos (Possibly NSFW)

    published Dec 02, 2010

    I'm not talking about Greg Lowry's anthropomorphized meatball tattoo or Paul Rodriguez's rotten apple, two of the food tattoo featured in our Chef Tats story last year. I'm not even talking about the ... More >>

  • Calming Cravings at Shiv Sagar
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    Calming Cravings at Shiv Sagar

    published Dec 02, 2010

    The bad thing about going back to read old reviews is that I start craving certain dishes from that restaurant. This happened on Tuesday with a recent review of Sweet n Namkin and dahi puri. This isn... More >>

  • A French (Poodle) Street Wins the 3rd Annual Gingerbread Dog House Competition

    published Dec 01, 2010

    "I lived in Paris for two years; that's where I went to culinary school," explained pastry chef Rebecca Masson last night as she gestured to her entry in the 3rd annual Christmas Tail gingerbread dog ... More >>

  • See How It's Done at The Burger Guys
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    See How It's Done at The Burger Guys

    published Dec 01, 2010

    One of the great things about eating at The Burger Guys, the subject of this week's cafe review, is enjoying the open kitchen: the sights, sounds and smells cranking out of the stainless steel-dominat... More >>

  • Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    published Dec 01, 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 >>

  • Altared Amber: Saint Arnold's Second Moveable Yeast Brew Hits Taps Today
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    Altared Amber: Saint Arnold's Second "Moveable Yeast" Brew Hits Taps Today

    published Dec 01, 2010

    It tastes like someone decorated Amber Ale for Christmas, the strong scent of cloves mixing with that signature caramel sweetness: This is Altared Amber, the second in local brewery Saint Arnold's "Mo... More >>

  • Gourmet Guys

    published December 2, 2010

    See how the shakes are spun and the burgers are born behind-the-scenes at The Burger Guys More >>

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