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  • Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    published Dec 21, 2011

    The Loop Scoop: Sammy's Wild Game Grill, the dog-and-burger joint, is still busy adding new exotic meats to its menu. This week, The Loop Scoop tried out one of its kangaroo burgers and came away surp... More >>

  • Valentines for Soldiers: Send Your Love (and Baked Goods) to Our Troops

    published Dec 20, 2011

    Although Christmas and New Year's Eve are right around the corner, we're already thinking of Valentine's Day here at Eating Our Words. And that's because this year's Valentines For Soldiers event on M... More >>

  • Finger Licking Good

    published December 22, 2011

    Check out the colorful kitchen and interior of Finger Licking Bukateria, More >>

  • Restaurants (and More) That We're Excited About for 2012
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    Restaurants (and More) That We're Excited About for 2012

    published Dec 20, 2011

    As a testament to how syrupy-slow the building, planning and permitting process can be for restaurants in Houston, three -- yes, three -- of the restaurants we were excited about for 2011 are making a... More >>

  • Where Are We Drinking?

    published Dec 20, 2011

    Even though the guy in this photo is drinking an Aquafina, this newly reopened bar in one of the city's hottest neighborhoods serves alcohol too -- including some seriously strong mixed drinks. Even b... More >>

  • The Biggest Grocery Store Openings of 2011
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    The Biggest Grocery Store Openings of 2011

    published Dec 19, 2011

    Frequent commenter and fellow food blogger Misha Govstehyn once asked, on Twitter, why Eating Our Words covers so many grocery store openings. There couldn't possibly be that many people who cared, he... More >>

  • Tequila & Tamales: And the Winners Were...

    published Dec 19, 2011

    From the moment I saw Chef Tommy Birdwell's tamales plated and handed over to eager guests, I knew he'd brought his A-game to last Thursday night's Tequila & Tamales event at Xuco Xicana. Each corn hu... More >>

  • Where Are We Eating?

    published Dec 19, 2011

    A plate of dazzling green curry will warm your soul on even the dullest, most humid winter's day. Especially this green curry, which is as spicy as it comes. And it's a festive shade of Christmas gree... More >>

  • Upcoming Events: Money Cats and Date Nights

    published Dec 16, 2011

    Isn't it romantic? Haven is offering a December-long special for lovebirds (or, hell, for two people who feel platonically about one another but also like to eat great food): Date Night. For $80 (exc... More >>

  • Openings & Closings: Coming Home to Roost
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    Openings & Closings: Coming Home to Roost

    published Dec 16, 2011

    This week brings a lot of sad news, so we'll get that out of the way first. Ripping the Band-Aid off and all that... Three restaurants closed this past week, two of which we actually liked. One of th... More >>

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

    published Dec 16, 2011

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

  • Come In from the Cold: 10 Great Cold-Weather Soups in Houston
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    Come In from the Cold: 10 Great Cold-Weather Soups in Houston

    published Dec 15, 2011

    It's an unseasonally balmy 79 degrees today, as Houston continues its defiant trend of refusing to allow a third season into town. (You know the old adage: Houston has two seasons, summer and February... More >>

  • Fort Bend Brewing Brings One More Craft Brewery to Town
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    Fort Bend Brewing Brings One More Craft Brewery to Town

    published Dec 15, 2011

    First Houston, then Conroe, then Katy. Now Sugar Land is getting a craft brewery of its own -- Fort Bend Brewing -- and the momentum created by the rash of brewery openings in 2011 seems determined to... More >>

  • Tim Love and Tequila Take Over <i>Top Chef: Texas</i>
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    Tim Love and Tequila Take Over Top Chef: Texas

    published Dec 15, 2011

    Seven episodes in, and I'm sorry to report that none of the challenges thus far have involved the contestants being forced to shoot their own horses and grill them over a fire of cactus paddles. What ... More >>

  • The Top 10 Cookbooks of 2011: Texas Edition
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    The Top 10 Cookbooks of 2011: Texas Edition

    published Dec 14, 2011

    This is neither a list of the all-time best cookbooks of the year, nor is it a list of the best Texan cookbooks of the year. It's a combination of both. Because odds are that if you're giving a cookbo... More >>

  • Prosper at 5 AM: The Stories Behind the Dishes at Mala Sichuan Bistro

    published Dec 14, 2011

    Prosper at 5 AM. Top Notch Pot of the Outlaws. Four Joy Lion Head. Couple's Lung Slices. Ants on the Tree. Mala Sichuan Bistro -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- has some of the most cr... More >>

  • Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    published Dec 14, 2011

    J.C. Reid, Texas: Chris has made his international food writing debut in a big way: with a spread in Qatar Airways's in-flight magazine, Oryx. The restaurant he profiled? Philippe, which has been gett... More >>

  • Five Years Later: Food Trends That Fizzled Out

    published Dec 13, 2011

    It's that time of year again: No, not the time when society's ever-emphasized consumerism is rammed even more forcefully down our gullets, disguised in festive Christmas trimmings and manipulative Coc... More >>

  • Sichuan Bucket List

    published December 15, 2011

    Step inside the kitchen at Mala to see its... More >>

  • Skittles Burger? Forget That Noise. Here's How to Make an M&Ms Burger
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    Skittles Burger? Forget That Noise. Here's How to Make an M&Ms Burger

    published Dec 13, 2011

    By now, most of the Internet has seen the Skittles burger: the candy creation that somehow manages to make a compressed disc of purple-colored fructose look like a hamburger patty in a sugar simulacru... More >>

  • Where Are We Drinking?

    published Dec 13, 2011

    This is no ordinary smoothie: This is a super-charged, good-for-you shake that happens to taste like white chocolate...despite being made mostly of veggies. Chalk it up to creamy avocado in combinatio... More >>

  • A Tale of Two Dinners: Ava Kitchen & Whiskey Bar vs. The Modular
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    A Tale of Two Dinners: Ava Kitchen & Whiskey Bar vs. The Modular

    published Dec 12, 2011

    One is a highbrow full-fledged restaurant -- a "brick-and-mortar" place, to use the parlance of the day -- owned and operated by heavyweight restaurateurs. The other is a cobbled-together food truck, ... More >>

  • Local Landmarks Dominate the 3rd Annual Gingerbread Build-Off
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    Local Landmarks Dominate the 3rd Annual Gingerbread Build-Off

    published Dec 12, 2011

    For David Stagg, Caitlin Kaluza and the rest of their team from Schipul, their gingerbread house was meant to evoke emotions: a vintage Alabama Theatre, captured in a moment already past, showcasing b... More >>

  • Where Are We Eating?

    published Dec 12, 2011

    This plate of pork meatballs has the unusual name of Four Joy Lion Head at this new Chinatown restaurant. And while there's no lion head to be found in the giant meatballs, there is a lot of joy. Look... More >>

  • Upcoming Events: Galveston Gets Craft Beer and Its Own Restaurant Week

    published Dec 09, 2011

    Have you marked off next Thursday, December 15, in your calendar? Good, because the RSVP list for our Tequila & Tamales event is filling up fast. As with Wingtoberfest, the Tequila & Tamales tasting... More >>

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