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2001 Stories by Melanie Knight

Archives: 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Patty Melt

    published December 13, 2001

    We couldn't be more pleased to see a place use "fusion" in its name yet offer nary an Asian dish. Not that Fusion Café (2442 Times... More >>

  • Squashing the Competition

    published November 22, 2001

    Cleburne Cafeteria (3606 Bissonnet, 713-667-2386) once sported a retro school-cafeteria feel. Unfortunately, when it was rebuilt after a... More >>

  • Mm-mmm Good

    published November 15, 2001

    Mm-mmm good: With such a long list of fabulously fresh seafood -- hardly any of it fried -- it may seem odd to focus on a soup dish at... More >>

  • Green Peace

    published November 8, 2001

    For a shot of Southern comfort that soothes the soul better than booze, head for Frankie B. Mandola's Steaks and Burgers (5333 Kirby,... More >>

  • Road Warrior

    published October 18, 2001

    In Bellaire's battle of the burger, victory may be within the grasp of the rebellious Roadster Grill (5210 Bissonnet, 713-432-1800). Boldly... More >>

  • True Colors

    published October 11, 2001

    The first clue that the Nachos Jorge ($7.45) at Pico's Mexican Restaurant (5941 Bellaire Boulevard, 713-662-8383) are not your basic... More >>

  • Pig Latin

    published September 13, 2001

    From the curvy wall of windows, elegantly draped with gauzy curtains, to the retro salsa beat, Bossa (610 Main Street, 713-223-2622) is... More >>

  • Danke Schön

    published September 6, 2001

    We can only say thank you to Brenner's (10911 Katy Freeway, 713-465-2901) for offering an alternative to the national meat of Texas --... More >>

  • Cattle Drive

    published August 23, 2001

    While there's no shortage of Inner Loop restaurants ready to rustle up red meat, we recommend a drive to the new Ruth's Chris (14135... More >>

  • Delicious Dive

    published August 9, 2001

    The exterior of Barnacle's (9401 South Gessner, 713-777-0620) doesn't even begin to hint at what's in store inside. This deceivingly decrepit... More >>

  • Rib Ticklers

    published August 2, 2001

    The in-laws may be fodder for jokes, but the barbecue is no laughing matter at Brother-in-Law's (503 Freeport Street, 713-453-2676). This... More >>

  • Bad Kitty

    published July 12, 2001

    You might say that the Red Cat Jazz Café suffers from an identity crisis. Is it one of Houston's hip new downtown nightspots or one... More >>

  • Heat Stroke

    published July 12, 2001

    Summer in Houston is all about seeking cold comfort, not another excuse to sweat. But trust us, you won't mind wiping your brow once or twice for... More >>

  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    published July 5, 2001

    Just as I took my first bite of the steaming salsa at Noche Cocina y Bar, my husband, Brad, said, "Is it the chips or the sauce that tastes... More >>

  • Mosquito Bite

    published June 14, 2001

    Though the cool, contemporary decor of Mosquito Café (628 14th Street, Galveston, 409-763-1010) is completely nonthreatening, its... More >>

  • Très Simple

    published May 31, 2001

    The most basic -- and inexpensive -- dish at Café Descours (1330 D Wirt Road, 713-681-8894) also happens to be the best dish at this... More >>

  • The Naked Truth

    published April 5, 2001

    Too many helpings of the signature sweet from Morton's of Chicago [5000 Westheimer, (713)629-1946], and Lady Godiva would not be so quick... More >>

  • Can You Say Adobe?

    published March 29, 2001

    To anyone who has seen Jan Hooks's hilarious turn as an Alamo tour guide in Pee-wee's Big Adventure, it may be difficult to keep a straight... More >>

  • Show Time!

    published March 22, 2001

    Even if the menu offered nothing of substance, it would be worth a visit to Zula just to look at the place. When it opened in the historic... More >>

  • Mussel-bound

    published January 4, 2001

    Deciding on an appetizer can be a heavyweight decision at Farrago [318 West Gray, (713)523-6404]. Specializing in fusion cuisine, the... More >>

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