Nicholas L. Hall
1 day ago | Restaurant Reviews
The banh mi: a sandwich whose very ubiquity in Houston might suggest that one is much like another, with only minor differences setting the good apart from the great. This is both true and not true, and the version at Les Ba’Get Vietnamese Café le...
22 days ago | DEFCON Dining
Dining out with children is an exercise in situational awareness. Each experience is unique, with different variables leading to different possible outcomes, DEFCON-like in their escalating threat levels. Keen observation, forward planning and pri...
28 days ago | Restaurant News
Back on the 13th (713 for life), I turned 34. It's not a milestone year by any measure, and I'm not one for such frippery as "birthday months." Still, my family wanted to celebrate. They insisted on marking the occasion with dessert, as is traditi...
1 month ago | Restaurant Reviews
Newk’s Eatery surprised me. It also fell exactly in line with my expectations. That these two results can sit side by side, effectively describing my experiences at one restaurant, is a bit surprising in itself. Especially when talking about fast-...
2 months ago | Random Ephemera
My wife is fond of randomness. Odd little surprises showing up on our doorstep has become a pretty consistent thing over the past few years, from sample packs of lip gloss for her and the girls to what amounts to pint-sized pulp fiction for the ba...
2 months ago | Restaurant Reviews
On a balmy June night just starting to turn pleasant, a hair before dusk, the patio at The Barking Pig is dotted with couples and families. At one table, a pair of tweens ignore each other over iPhones. A toddler, perched in a stroller, picks from...