Nicholas L. Hall
17 days ago | Restaurant News
I've lived in Houston for 22 23 years. It took me 16 of those to visit the Rothko Chapel for the first time. I didn't eat at Ninfa's on Navigation until I'd counted myself a Houstonian for nearly a decade. I still haven't eaten at Frenchy's. The l...
19 days ago | Breakfast
Morningstar is surprising. Sometimes it’s surprising in very good ways. Take, for example, the matcha sua da, David Buehrer’s tea-based spin on Houston’s favorite rocket fuel, the Vietnamese iced coffee. Evaporated soy milk sweetens vegetal, tanni...
1 month ago | Restaurant Reviews
Enoteca Rossa shows up in fits and starts, bits and pieces. Those pieces are scattered across the menu; a starter here, the filling of a pasta there. Connecting those dots, you can piece together a mostly good meal, but they still trace an incompl...
2 months ago | Burgers
At first blush, Kuma Burgers seems a little improbable: a burger counter tucked into a business center food court, run by a chef who cut his teeth in the kitchen at Oxheart, the James Beard Award-winning restaurant best known for sophisticated, ve...
2 months ago | Restaurant Reviews
There’s an unfinished feel to State Fare that lingers with you past the exposed sheetrock on the walls and the dangling Ethernet cables. That absence of the finishing touches that make a space really come together into the final vision of a restau...
2 months ago | Restaurant News
It's hard not to get excited about a phrase like "Drive-Thru Banh Mi." The Vietnamese sandwich is classic Houston convenience food, and offering it via such a convenient retrieval method sounds like an Easy Button for deliciousness. Of course, a l...