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  • The Key to the Kitchen: Coppa's Female Executive Chef, Brandi Key, Is No Novelty Act

    published Nov 30, 2011

    November 3 was National Men Make Dinner Day, one of an increasingly nonsensical line of national holidays that are being trotted out in larger numbers every year. This particular holiday was especiall... More >>

  • Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    published Nov 30, 2011

    2 Dine For: New food blog alert! You can now catch our own Christina Uticone over at new Houston food blog 2 Dine For (don't worry; she's still writing for EOW, too), where she and fellow writer Joshu... More >>

  • Yao Ming: Basketball Player, Shark Saver, Wine Maker
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    Yao Ming: Basketball Player, Shark Saver, Wine Maker

    published Nov 29, 2011

    The last time we wrote about Yao Ming, it was to cover the former Houston Rockets center's fight against shark fin soup consumption in his home country, China, where the soup is considered a luxury an... More >>

  • Casual Coppa

    published December 1, 2011

    Coppa'a interior has been described as "Sophia Loren meets Louis Prima." More >>

  • The 5 Dirtiest Lines from <i>Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory</i>
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    The 5 Dirtiest Lines from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    published Nov 29, 2011

    Like a lot of kids, I grew up watching Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory all year round -- but especially during the holidays. The movie is, to me, the best adaptation of a Roald Dahl book so far (... More >>

  • Where Are We Drinking?

    published Nov 29, 2011

    At this BYOB spot, you can drink your beer from the bottle or pour it into one of the charming Ball jars normally used for water or homemade aguas frescas. Does the scene below look familiar to you? T... More >>

  • First Look at Biba's Kitbar
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    First Look at Biba's Kitbar

    published Nov 28, 2011

    No, none of those words above are typos. That's how the "new" Bibas is styling itself these days: Biba's Kitbar. Kitbar is apparently a portmanteau of the words "kitchen" and "bar," and thankfully doe... More >>

  • <i>Lucky Peach</i> Discovers and Covers <i>Ike Jime</i> in Second Issue
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    Lucky Peach Discovers and Covers Ike Jime in Second Issue

    published Nov 28, 2011

    Lucky Peach is the new food magazine from the cool kids at McSweeney's, part Gourmet for hipsters and part zine. It's not always appetizing -- the latest [and only the magazine's second] issue feature... More >>

  • Where Are We Eating?

    published Nov 28, 2011

    If you like hot cereal for breakfast -- whether it be Cream of Wheat, Malt-O-Meal, grits or oatmeal -- you'll probably like uppma, too. This hot breakfast cereal is made with cornmeal and cauliflower.... More >>

  • Upcoming Events: Chef Swaps and Smorgasbords
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    Upcoming Events: Chef Swaps and Smorgasbords

    published Nov 25, 2011

    The Swedish invented the smörgåsbord, and they don't mess around -- and certainly not at Christmas. On Friday, December 9, IKEA will be hosting a traditional Swedish julbord, the Christmas version... More >>

  • Openings & Closings: Food Trucks and Football-Shaped Bars
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    Openings & Closings: Food Trucks and Football-Shaped Bars

    published Nov 25, 2011

    As we reported earlier this week, Houston is getting three new out-of-town chains soon. Will you be patronizing any of them? Austin-based Torchy's Tacos will be opening on December 7 in the old Grate... More >>

  • The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Pho

    published Nov 25, 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 >>

  • Tequila y Tamales: Come Judge Them Both With Us In December

    published Nov 24, 2011

    Here in Houston, it's not Christmas without tamales. And nothing goes better with tamales on a cold night than a warming shot of tequila. So head out to Xuco Xicana on Thursday, December 15, from 6 t... More >>

  • The 10 Best Food-Centric TV Episodes on Netflix, For Your Post-Thanksgiving Food Coma
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    The 10 Best Food-Centric TV Episodes on Netflix, For Your Post-Thanksgiving Food Coma

    published Nov 24, 2011

    Before I had cable, I invested in Netflix's streaming video service. It continues to be the best $7 I spend each month, despite the service's recent, public misadventures. And anyway, Netflix is where... More >>

  • Chiles and Chili: The Most Obvious Episode of <i>Top Chef: Texas</i> Yet
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    Chiles and Chili: The Most Obvious Episode of Top Chef: Texas Yet

    published Nov 24, 2011

    Above is is how I imagine the initial planning meetings for Top Chef: Texas went. I'm also imagining future episodes where the contestants will be forced to shoot their own horses and grill them over ... More >>

  • Whatever Happened to the Mai Tai? 5 Out-of-Fashion Cocktails
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    Whatever Happened to the Mai Tai? 5 Out-of-Fashion Cocktails

    published Nov 23, 2011

    Earlier this week, CBS News reported that -- finally -- Tiki drinks are coming back in fashion. The story delighted folks like our web editor, Brittanie Shey, who is still convinced that the fantastic... More >>

  • Green Seed Vegan and The Eat Gallery: A Perfect Pair

    published Nov 23, 2011

    For most of the week, Matti Merrell and her husband Rodney Perry cook out of the little, cabbage-green food truck that's parked on Wheeler near Dowling. Their truck, Green Seed Vegan, is one of the fe... More >>

  • Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    published Nov 23, 2011

    Slate: In one of the most interesting pieces I read all week, Slate's Benjamin Phelan explains that one of the main reasons that Colorado can now consider pizza a vegetable is that there really is no ... More >>

  • Burger House Heading to Houston: Will a Dallas Burger Joint Make It Here?
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    Burger House Heading to Houston: Will a Dallas Burger Joint Make It Here?

    published Nov 22, 2011

    Burger House -- the oldest continually operating burger joint in Dallas -- was opened in 1951 on Hillcrest Avenue, just down the street from Southern Methodist University. It remains there to this day... More >>

  • Good Seed

    published November 24, 2011

    Take a sneak peek inside the food truck... More >>

  • R.I.P. Andrew Rebori, Longtime Houston Restaurateur
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    R.I.P. Andrew Rebori, Longtime Houston Restaurateur

    published Nov 22, 2011

    Andrew Rebori was most recently known for running the cozy Just Dinner supper club on Dunlavy, the same restaurant that graciously hosted the very first pop-up dinners from chefs Seth Siegel-Gardner, ... More >>

  • Central Market's Justin Vann on His 5 Favorite Holiday Beers
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    Central Market's Justin Vann on His 5 Favorite Holiday Beers

    published Nov 22, 2011

    Two weeks ago, we featured our favorite local beers to take home for the Thanksgiving holidays. This week, we turn to Central Market's beer badass Justin Vann for his thoughts on the five best craft ... More >>

  • Where Are We Drinking?

    published Nov 22, 2011

    Sometimes, a bar is so familiar that you only have to catch a gauzy glimpse of its bottles and taps to know it instantly. Is this bar ringing those bells for you? Think you know where we're drinking t... More >>

  • Torchy's Tacos Opening at 7 a.m. on December 7
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    Torchy's Tacos Opening at 7 a.m. on December 7

    published Nov 21, 2011

    Christmas comes early this year for fans of the Austin-based Torchy's Tacos. The Houston location is opening at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, December 7, in the former location of Greatfull Taco at 2411 S. She... More >>

  • Get Fresh: Our Interactive Map of Houston's Farmers Markets
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    Get Fresh: Our Interactive Map of Houston's Farmers Markets

    published Nov 21, 2011

    Houston just welcomed two new farmers markets to town: one at HCC Southwest's campus and one at Sugar Land's Town Square. And although our individual markets might not [yet] be as large as the ones in... More >>

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