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2001 Stories by Paul Galvani

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  • More Than a Mere Schmear

    published December 20, 2001

    I've bought my bagels at the Hot Bagel Shop on South Shepherd for as long as I can remember. Not only do they have the best bagels in town, but... More >>

  • Go Dutch

    published December 6, 2001

    At least once a year, I make a pilgrimage to Spring for licorice. Not the long, twisted, sweet ropes you might think of as licorice, but the real... More >>

  • Cuff Links

    published November 29, 2001

    Cuff links: The calzones at Romano's Italian Restaurant (1528 West Gray, 713-526-1182) come in two varieties: mozzarella and ricotta... More >>

  • That's offal!

    published November 1, 2001

    I enjoy watching the look of disbelief on people's faces when I tell them that I eat sweetbreads and then proceed to explain what they are. After... More >>

  • Double Your Pleasure

    published July 26, 2001

    Employing the theory that if one dessert is good then two are even better, we humbly offer a recent discovery: the carrot cheesecake ($6.25) at... More >>

  • Black and White

    published July 19, 2001

    At Arcodoro (5000 Westheimer, 713-621-6888), the city's only Sardinian restaurant, they take pearly white Arborio rice and cook it in squid... More >>

  • Hats Off

    published July 5, 2001

    On the southwest side of town, there's a tiny Jewish bakery with a French name, owned by a Hispanic woman, where they make hamantaschen (75 cents... More >>

  • Olive Pit

    published May 24, 2001

    There's nothing drab about the olive bar ($6.99 per pound) at Whole Foods Market (2955 Kirby Drive, 713-520-1937), since these oily little... More >>

  • Scone Crazy

    published May 10, 2001

    It's a pity that the Schlotzsky's Marketplace [2929 Kirby Drive, (713)807-9800] is the only location with an in-store bakery and coffee... More >>

  • A Slice of Heaven

    published April 26, 2001

    We were intrigued by the shrimp-and-crab cheesecake ($9.95) at La Griglia [2002 West Gray, (713)526-4700], and since there would appear no... More >>

  • Smells Fishy

    published March 15, 2001

    It's easy to call the bacalao ($8.95), or salt cod, served at Tex Chick [712 1/2 Fairview, (713)528-4708] the best in town, because... More >>

  • Morro from Heaven

    published February 15, 2001

    For those who pay homage to the stone crab by making regular pilgrimages to Joe's in Miami Beach, you may be heartened to know that you can find... More >>

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