Lennie Ambrose

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  • 4 years ago | On the Menu

    With Academy Awards season upon us again, I have a recommendation for your Oscar party, sure to increase the number of folks in your social network, and that, my friends, is Bombay Pizza Company downtown. I've wanted to try the Indian-Italian fusi...

  • 4 years ago | On the Menu

    Forget about chili -- I can't think of a more hotly debated dish (in this part of the world, at least) than gumbo. Restaurant gumbo is totally different from homemade gumbo, and homemade gumbo is totally different all along the Gulf Coast stretch ...

  • 4 years ago | Breakfast

    Having visited El Tiempo many times, at a recent Valentine's Day brunch I decided to change up my usual order of eggs and enchiladas with pecan pancakes and try something different. I spotted pork chops on the breakfast back page and suspected I'd...

  • 4 years ago | Booze

    When local rum expert and distiller Kelly Railean decided to venture into other types of spirits, she knew exactly where she wanted to go next. The problem was, what to call her new venture? There are "Texas tequilas" cropping up all over the stat...

  • 4 years ago | On the Menu

    Of all the places one might have expected Houston nomadic chef Jason Gould to end up, Cyclone Anaya's might have been one of the last. When I think of the Midtown location of the slightly upscale Mexican restaurant, my first thoughts have always b...

  • 4 years ago | Season's Eating

    There's many a king cake flavor available this year at Whole Foods, which provided us with three of the newer ones to sample. "There are different flavors of king cake? I thought it was just sort of like apple pie," said one of my coworkers when I...