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  • Upcoming Events: Butchering on the Brazos

    published Dec 30, 2011

    Still not sure what you're doing tomorrow night? We've got you taken care of. New Year's Eve dining options New Year's Eve open-to-the-public-for-a-price parties New Year's Eve events that don't ... More >>

  • Openings & Closings 2011: The Fast & Furious Year In Review

    published Dec 30, 2011

    This post is not a grand proclamation on the state of Houston's dining scene, nor is it an homage to the now-closed restaurants we'll miss the most. It's also not a post on the best new restaurants o... More >>

  • The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Ice Creams

    published Dec 30, 2011

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those cate... More >>

  • Keep On Truckin': Ladybird

    published Dec 29, 2011

    Earlier this week, Sarah Rufca's article at CultureMap inspired me to get out and try several of the new food trucks that have hit the streets lately. I'm already currently obsessed with The Rice Box ... More >>

  • 10 Things You Didn't Know About Champagne
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    10 Things You Didn't Know About Champagne

    published Dec 29, 2011

    If you're anything like me, you don't know how to make graceful small talk at parties without resorting to an awkward recitation of facts within your narrow range of interest: Ethiopian food, maps, th... More >>

  • Invasive Black Tiger Shrimp On the Rise in the Gulf of Mexico
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    Invasive Black Tiger Shrimp On the Rise in the Gulf of Mexico

    published Dec 29, 2011

    Black tiger shrimp are monsters, the kind of creatures that make you think that maybe "jumbo shrimp" isn't such an oxymoron after all. The distinctive black-and-orange-striped shrimp can grow to more ... More >>

  • The 10 Best New Restaurants of 2011
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    The 10 Best New Restaurants of 2011

    published Dec 28, 2011

    The challenge in choosing 10 of the best restaurants to open in Houston each year is a daunting one: Many of the restaurants I think are "the best" have little to nothing to do with each other, making... More >>

  • Ring in the New Year with French-Texan Flair at Philippe

    published Dec 28, 2011

    Chef Philippe Schmit calls himself "the French cowboy." It's a self-assigned nickname that can also apply to the overall aesthetic at his namesake restaurant, Philippe, which is the subject of this we... More >>

  • Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    published Dec 28, 2011

    Weapons Grade: Read this post even if you don't read any of the others this week. This one illustrates everything right with Houston's young culinary scene right now. "Houston is the city that taught ... More >>

  • The Biggest Disappointments of 2011
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    The Biggest Disappointments of 2011

    published Dec 27, 2011

    I think that 2012 is shaping up to be Houston's year, after a long 2011 featuring false starts, delayed openings, unexpected closings and failures to launch. That's not to say that 2011 didn't have i... More >>

  • All About Schmit

    published December 29, 2011

    Take a trip through Philippe's elegantly-appointed... More >>

  • First Look at Roost

    published Dec 27, 2011

    Roost is still BYOB for the time being, while new owner Kevin Naderi sorts out the last of his licensing issues.This is absolutely to your advantage, as the hatchling cafe, which only opened on Decemb... More >>

  • Where Are We Drinking?

    published Dec 27, 2011

    This extremely well-equipped downtown bar is located in an unusual spot, one perfect for taking in a popular Christmas break activity. And by "well-equipped," we mean this place has many bars in town ... More >>

  • The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Neighborhood Bars
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    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Neighborhood Bars

    published Dec 26, 2011

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those cate... More >>

  • Bring Back Boxing Day

    published Dec 26, 2011

    Today is Boxing Day. Okay, maybe not over here. Boxing Day, December 26, is traditionally a British holiday, although it's also now celebrated in countries such as Canada and Australia. Boxing Day in... More >>

  • Where Are We Eating?

    published Dec 26, 2011

    The spread of pita, baba ganoush, tabouleh, quail and lamb kebab below comes from a place very appropriate for the day after Christmas: a restaurant whose calling card reads "The Taste of Bethlehem" u... More >>

  • Merry Christmas from Eating Our Words and the Houston Press (and Paula Deen)

    published Dec 25, 2011

    Illustration by Monica Fuentes... More >>

  • Upcoming Events: Not Too Late for New Year's Plans

    published Dec 23, 2011

    Next week, we'll have a complete round-up of New Year's Eve dinners and dining events. But this week, we're spotlighting three favorites to include in Upcoming Events -- make your reservations now! J... More >>

  • Openings & Closings: Refined Refineries

    published Dec 23, 2011

    As if the news that Dallas's Burger House and Colorado's Elevation Burger are coming to town wasn't enough, Houston's getting another interesting-looking addition to its vast burger scene: The Refiner... More >>

  • The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Hot Dogs
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    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Hot Dogs

    published Dec 23, 2011

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those cate... More >>

  • <i>Southern Living</i>'s Paula Disbrowe on Houston as One of the South's Tastiest Cities
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    Southern Living's Paula Disbrowe on Houston as One of the South's Tastiest Cities

    published Dec 22, 2011

    Southern Living's senior travel editor Paula Disbrowe knows Texas. The chef and food writer will be celebrating her 10th year of living in the Lone Star State this coming January, and was happy to re... More >>

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

    published Dec 22, 2011

    Houston lost quite a few restaurants this year, but we were lucky to have many more open in their place. Stay tuned for next week's year-long wrap-up of every single opening and closing in town (it's ... More >>

  • Twitter and Tales from Everyone's Childhood on <i>Top Chef: Texas</i>
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    Twitter and Tales from Everyone's Childhood on Top Chef: Texas

    published Dec 22, 2011

    ​I left a dinner tonight at Roost earlier than I would have liked -- I really need to stop making dinner plans on Wednesday night, but my job more or less necessitates that I eat out every night -- ... More >>

  • Christmas Traditions: Mom's Best Fudge

    published Dec 21, 2011

    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 >>

  • Of Fufu and Roux: A Nigerian-American Love Story
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    Of Fufu and Roux: A Nigerian-American Love Story

    published Dec 21, 2011

    Last Friday morning, I was rushing around my nine-by-six kitchen and tearing out the contents of the cupboards like a poltergeist. I was running late for our holiday luncheon at work and still needed ... More >>

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