Mai Pham

Mai Pham

Mai Pham is a contributing freelance food writer and food critic for the Houston Press whose adventurous palate has taken her from Argentina to Thailand and everywhere in between -- Peru, Spain, Hong Kong and more -- in pursuit of the most memorable bite. Her work appears in numerous outlets at the local, state and national level, where she is also a luxury travel correspondent for Forbes Travel Guide.

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  • 12 days ago | Festivals

    Just a few hours after a euphoric Astros parade through downtown Houston last Friday, more than 3,000 critter and food-loving fans headed to the Houston Zoo for the park’s popular culinary fundraiser, Feast with the Beasts. As in years past, this ...

  • 28 days ago | Festivals

    Just hours before the Astros clinched game seven to secure a spot in the World Series on Saturday, approximately 2,500 Houstonians were engaged in another very important past-time: eating tacos. Yep, the Houston Press's 3rd Annual Tacolandia was i...

  • 1 month ago | Restaurant News

    “I’m headed to The Pho Spot. It’s brand new — still in soft opening in Conservatory. They use a family recipe and it’s really good. I’ve been there three days in a row already, wanna come try?” my friend Jimmy said. That was last Friday evening. I...

  • 4 months ago | Bakeries

    There’s something to be said about corporate coffee and chain restaurants: Generally speaking, they will offer a comfortable and consistent experience, so that you know before you go what you’re going to get. The beauty of finding a hidden gem spo...

  • 4 months ago | Here, Eat This

    The suburbs are usually a wasteland when it comes to finding good food. There are plenty of fast food to-go options ranging from KFC to McDonald’s and Whataburger; plenty of fast casual chains too, like Panera and Pei Wei. But it’s not very often ...

  • 4 months ago | Restaurant Reviews

    At most restaurants, the daily specials spiel given by the server is something to be endured. Half the time the server delivers a forced, expressionless series of semi-memorized words, often stumbling or referring to a written cheat sheet. Richard...


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