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1996 Stories by Kelley Blewster

Archives: 1996 | 1995
  • Simple Pleasures

    published July 25, 1996

    Amid the many Galleria-area lunch spots where power deals are negotiated resides a cafe suitable for eating lunch in your shirt sleeves. In fact,... More >>

  • Deli Dream

    published July 25, 1996

    Zinnante's Delicatessen is one of those unassuming neighborhood holes in the wall -- so unassuming that, though it's in my own neighborhood, I've... More >>

  • Major Macro

    published July 18, 1996

    There's something slightly out of sync about the mirrored crystal disco ball over Asian Restaurant's door. It seems inappropriate for a place with... More >>

  • Grown Up, Staying Up

    published July 18, 1996

    Upper crust: We Americans must be getting spoiled. Our taste buds have become so used to elaborately seasoned breads and upscale foods that even... More >>

  • A Place of His Own

    published July 11, 1996

    There comes a moment in everyone's life when it comes time to leave home and make one's own way in the world. For someone in a family-run... More >>

  • Russian Surprise

    published July 11, 1996

    Houston's multifarious ethnic influences never cease to amaze me. Just when I thought I was as familiar as possible with certain neighborhoods,... More >>

  • Hot Stuff

    published July 4, 1996

    It's been hard to keep up with all the upscale Italian-themed cafes that have opened in Houston in the last few months. Even more interesting is... More >>

  • Bar Food

    published July 4, 1996

    I began to wonder if we would ever get to order something to eat. The staff seemed confused -- and infected my table with that confusion -- over... More >>

  • Name Calling

    published June 27, 1996

    Anyone who's driven along Kirby Drive in the past couple of months has probably noticed a pair of restaurants that recently opened within blocks... More >>

  • New World Order

    published June 27, 1996

    To all outward appearances, the Brownstone is among the last of a dying breed: opulently decorated, overstuffed with Old World heirlooms, it looks... More >>

  • Ethnic Island

    published June 20, 1996

    It doesn't matter how much you may like it, one can still digest only so much Tex-Mex and seafood and hamburgers before harboring an irresistible... More >>

  • One-Upping Mom?

    published June 20, 1996

    As far as I'm concerned, there's always room for another home-style diner, especially if it serves chicken and dumplings as good as those to be... More >>

  • Crawfish Tales

    published June 13, 1996

    A woman I know claims to be a true expert in all that's proper and good with crawfish done right. And according to her, Itz All Good on Cullen... More >>

  • Chefs' Defection

    published June 13, 1996

    Comings and goings: About the time that the Press' recent review of benjy's hit the streets, executive chef Dennis Boitnott left the employ of... More >>

  • Tea Time

    published June 6, 1996

    The Sunset Tea Room is metamorphosing. Sure, when I ducked in on a recent weekday noon, things didn't look all that different from how they've... More >>

  • Marrakech Success

    published June 6, 1996

    My friends and I agree: we've had few dining experiences as purely pleasant as the recent evening when we watched dusk filter through the tree... More >>

  • Sunday Spice

    published May 30, 1996

    An interesting twist on the standard Sunday-brunch fare of omelets and French toast can be had at Thai Spice, the only Thai restaurant in town I... More >>

  • Heaven, or Hell?

    published May 30, 1996

    Given the duality behind the theme of the new Saints & Sinners, maybe it's appropriate that I'm of two minds about the place. At times, the... More >>

  • Hot Stuff

    published May 23, 1996

    Houston's Indian restaurants may not be as numerous as, say, our corner taquerias or our upscale Italian cafes, but there are plenty of them, and... More >>

  • Muy Mexican

    published May 23, 1996

    A relative who used to work on the east side of town has long encouraged me to visit Merida, an establishment I've driven past many a Friday night... More >>

  • Anniversary Feast

    published May 16, 1996

    The venerable A Moveable Feast, granddaddy of Houston's health food scene, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The establishment's... More >>

  • Cool, Calm and Culinary

    published May 16, 1996

    Stepping into benjy's after a few visits to our town's many mural-laden restaurant interiors is like entering a Japanese temple following a... More >>

  • Hidden Treasure

    published May 9, 1996

    Once in a great while in a Houston diner's life comes that singular moment when she stumbles upon a truly terrific divey Chinese restaurant. If... More >>

  • Tropical Twist

    published May 9, 1996

    In Houston, a town not particularly lacking in Latin-American eats, it's easy for diners to get jaded, to think that they know everything that's... More >>

  • Meat Market

    published May 2, 1996

    "It's alive!" gasped a friend. What she was talking about was part of the menu offerings being presented to her at the new Morton's of Chicago.... More >>

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