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  • FISH STICKS

    published December 21, 2006

    The cubes of tilapia in the fish kabobs ($13.99) at Pasha (2325 University, 713-592-0020) are marinated in olive oil and Turkish spices... More >>

  • NUTS FOR NUTELLA

    published December 14, 2006

    There's a certain kind of craving that only Nutella can satisfy. The spread is made by grinding hazelnuts till they're smooth, then adding sugar... More >>

  • WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO ORDER

    published December 7, 2006

    The sizzling grill ($19.95) at India's (5704 Richmond, 713-266-0131) has a little bit of everything. As the name of the dish implies, all... More >>

  • PORK TO GO

    published November 30, 2006

    Two slices of homemade sourdough bread smeared with ancho chile mayo and pickled red onions accompany the pork tenderloin sandwich ($8.50) at... More >>

  • NICE NARANJA

    published November 23, 2006

    The small portion of pasta naranja ($14.99/$19.99) at Bayou City Seafood & Pasta (4730 Richmond, 713-621-6602) is enough to feed two... More >>

  • TRIPLE TREAT TORTILLAS

    published November 16, 2006

    Pizza isn't the only thing you'll find at California Pizza Kitchen (1705 Post Oak Blvd., 713-963-9262). The place also serves an amazing... More >>

  • SOAKED SANDWICH

    published November 9, 2006

    The torta ahogada ($8.49) at Paparrucho's (3055 Sage, 713-212-3178) is an eight-inch hoagie roll covered with refried beans, filled... More >>

  • Hot Pocket

    published November 2, 2006

    Hot pocket: The zebra pasta ($28) at Sambuca (909 Texas, 713-224-5299) features a huge piece of pasta; one edge of it is turned over... More >>

  • Sweet Spiciness

    published October 26, 2006

    The pinkish-brown color of the Mezza red pepper dip ($3.95) at Mezza Grill (6100 Westheimer, 713-334-2000) makes it look a lot like chili,... More >>

  • Nutty Fish

    published October 12, 2006

    The pecan-encrusted redfish ($26) at River Oaks Grill (2630 Westheimer, 713-520-1738) is a welcome addition to the menu. Redfish is tasty... More >>

  • CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL

    published October 5, 2006

    The tom kra kai ($3.95) at Thai Sticks (4319 Montrose, 713-529-4500) is the perfect food to warm your heart, soul or any other part... More >>

  • Where You From?

    published September 28, 2006

    The eight-inch sausage in the po-boy sandwich ($3.99) at Frenchy's (3919 Scott, 713-748-2233) wears its Creole heritage on its sleeve.... More >>

  • Skipping the Skimping

    published September 21, 2006

    Skipping the skimping: At Field of Green's (2320 West Alabama, 713-533-0029), they don't skimp on quality. Take the salmon burger... More >>

  • Nothing Should Taste This Good

    published September 14, 2006

    The cheesecake milk shake ($7.29) at Katz's Deli (616 Westheimer, 713-521-3838) is no ordinary milk shake. It is liquid ecstasy. To make... More >>

  • Enchiladas Your Way

    published September 7, 2006

    At Taco Milagro (2555 Kirby, 713-522-1999), you can customize your sweet-potato-and-chard enchiladas ($6.45) at the salsa bar. Not that... More >>

  • Great Kebab

    published August 31, 2006

    The Iskender kebab ($10.49) at Istanbul Grill (5613 Morningside, 713-526-2800) is an excellent rendition of what has been dubbed the... More >>

  • Gimme Seven

    published August 24, 2006

    Don't be shocked when you see the famous "seven finger pork chop" ($23.95) at Perry's Steakhouse & Grille (2115 Town Square Place,... More >>

  • Retro Food

    published August 17, 2006

    The traditional Swiss cheese fondue ($14) at The Melting Pot (6100 Westheimer, 713-532-5011) transports diners back to the '70s, when... More >>

  • This Tart's for You

    published August 10, 2006

    Seven bucks may seem like a lot to pay for a sweet tart, but the coconut almond cream cheese tart at Tart Cafe (4411 Montrose,... More >>

  • Super Seafood Salad

    published August 3, 2006

    The insalata di mare ($9.95) at Ciro's Italian Grill (9755 Katy Freeway, 713-467-9336) is a refreshing, filling salad that's good... More >>

  • Hot and Steamy

    published July 27, 2006

    The cookies 'n cream "pizzookie" ($4.95) at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (2231 Highway 6 South, 281-242-0400) is eight inches of heaven. A... More >>

  • What a Duck

    published July 20, 2006

    The "golden duck" ($15.95) at the Golden Room (1209 Montrose, 713-524-9614) is a thing of beauty. As with many Thai dishes, the... More >>

  • Tasty Tacos

    published July 13, 2006

    The Maui tacos ($8.25) at Kona Grill (16535 Southwest Freeway, 281-242-7000) come two to a plate. Each taco is rolled tightly in a flour tortilla,... More >>

  • Where's The Fire?

    published July 6, 2006

    Don't expect actual fire when you order the flaming beef chunks ($9.95) at Vietopia (5176 Buffalo Speedway, 713-664-7303). But do expect... More >>

  • Crabs and More

    published June 29, 2006

    It's hard to find crab cakes that aren't made with lots of fillers. But at Forno's of Italy (6439 West 43rd, 713-688-8757), they're full of... More >>

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