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1997 Stories by Paul Galvani

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  • Tacos with Ambition

    published November 27, 1997

    The newish Taco Milagro isn't your typical family-owned Mexican joint -- not when the family in question is the del Grande/Schiller clan.... More >>

  • DiVine

    published November 20, 1997

    When I travel, I never eat in the hotel: It's an unfortunately reliable rule of thumb that memorable meals are rarely found at a place with a... More >>

  • Side Order of Chaos

    published October 2, 1997

    In every sense of the phrase, eatZi's is a happening kind of place. The high-class take-out at the corner of San Felipe and Post Oak has been open... More >>

  • A Fish Tale

    published September 25, 1997

    Some years back, the late Jacques Cousteau told a House Committee on Science that "the sea is the universal sewer." Well, if that's so, it doesn't... More >>

  • The Art of Cooking?

    published August 21, 1997

    Okay, so I was wrong. So sue me. A couple of weeks back, after a deliciously delightful experience at the University of Houston's Barron's... More >>

  • Grade A

    published August 7, 1997

    It's always seemed to me that college cuisine is perfectly defined by the three Fs: fast, fatty and forgettable. But sitting at a table at... More >>

  • Catch of the Day

    published July 10, 1997

    There are some women who, widowed at the age of 60, would simply sink into retirement. And then there's Joyce Gilbreath. After years of being a... More >>

  • Capital Idea

    published June 19, 1997

    I would love to have been a fly on the wall the day that Providence, Rhode Island-based Rare Hospitality International decided Houston was where... More >>

  • Mixed Thrill

    published June 5, 1997

    On my first visit to Kactus Cafe, I was at a loss to figure out exactly what the restaurant was trying to be. After a few more visits, I still... More >>

  • Dish

    published May 29, 1997

    A Good Cuban In Houston, it apparently takes a good Greek to know a good Cuban. That's all I could imagine when I bit into the... More >>

  • To the Tapas

    published May 15, 1997

    So far, much of the talk about the renaissance of downtown has been a lot more talk than renaissance, but in one area, at least -- food -- there's... More >>

  • Rich Stuff

    published May 8, 1997

    Nowhere is the old real estate adage about "location, location, location" more important than in the world of restaurants. Pick the wrong site for... More >>

  • Mex, Not Tex

    published April 17, 1997

    In a town filled with 99-cent taquerias, where enchiladas in their brownish-yellow sauce are king, the concept of upscale Mexican food may seem... More >>

  • Pure Peru

    published March 27, 1997

    Tito Arianzen's route to restaurant ownership may have taken him in a strange direction -- one that ran straight through the Medical Center -- but... More >>

  • A Tale of Two Houses

    published March 20, 1997

    Sometimes, what appears to be a disaster can turn out to be a blessing -- even if not everyone involved recognizes it. Linda Williams, I suspect,... More >>

  • Let's Do Diner

    published February 20, 1997

    Ever since they first appeared in 1872 as horse-drawn wagons selling nickel sandwiches at night after other restaurants had closed, diners have... More >>

  • On the Chang Gang

    published February 13, 1997

    At times, trendiness can be its own reward. That certainly seems to be the case at P.F. Chang's China Bistro, the sort of Chinese, sort of bistro,... More >>

  • Colombian Supremo

    published January 30, 1997

    Though located in a brightly lit strip center on Richmond west of Fondren, Anoranza's Tavern Restaurant is easy to miss. Because it's tucked in... More >>

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