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  • Alfreda's Cafeteria

    published July 5, 2007

    The oxtails at Alfreda's Cafeteria (5101 Almeda, 713-523-6462) are served as a "meat and three" — protein with three sides, plus... More >>

  • Picazo Restaurant

    published June 28, 2007

    Butternut squash is one of those vegetables that need something extra to make them taste good. At Picazo Restaurant (1421 Preston,... More >>

  • Mak Chin

    published June 21, 2007

    The chocolate green tea cheesecake ($4) at Mak Chin (1511 Shepherd, 713-861-9888) has a decadent, dark, Oreo cookie base. The dense,... More >>

  • Bamboo House

    published June 14, 2007

    Small strips of nori (seaweed) encircle each of the four crispy salmon rolls ($6.50) at Bamboo House (540 Waugh, 713-522-3442),... More >>

  • Ponzo's

    published June 7, 2007

    Be prepared to wait 40 to 45 minutes when you order The Sicilian ($12.95) at Ponzo's (2515 Bagby, 713-526-2426), but it's worth the wait. Since it... More >>

  • Grand Luxe

    published May 31, 2007

    The lemon meringue pie ($5.95) at Grand Luxe (5000 Westheimer, 713-626-1700) is shaped like a giant Hershey's kiss. At the base is a crusty... More >>

  • Oporto

    published May 24, 2007

    The salada de bacalhau ($8) is one of the many tapas plates available at Oporto (3833 Richmond, 713-621-1114) after 5 p.m. It... More >>

  • Amici

    published May 17, 2007

    In Italy, the dish stracciatella might arrive at your table in one of three ways. It can be a type of Mozzarella cheese, a type of ice... More >>

  • Lucio's

    published May 3, 2007

    At Lucio's (905 Taft, 713-523-9958), the pork chop ($20) is one of the best — and least expensive — ever. Wrapped in crispy fried... More >>

  • Salento

    published April 26, 2007

    Sometimes, the simple things in life are the best, like the brie sandwich ($5.50) at Salento (2407 Rice, 713-528-7478). It's nothing more... More >>

  • 17

    published April 19, 2007

    Pulled pork is common at barbecue restaurants, but you can also find it at the upscale 17 (1117 Prairie, 832-200-8800). There, the pulled... More >>

  • Pappasito's

    published April 12, 2007

    There's no need to toss day-old Mexican bolillos (rolls). Restaurateurs turn them into bread pudding, or capirotada, which is... More >>

  • Crapitto's Cucina Italiana

    published April 5, 2007

    The unforgettable seafood ravioli ($17.95) at Crapitto's Cucina Italiana (2400 Mid Lane, 713-961-1161) combine delicate, homemade egg... More >>

  • t'afia

    published March 29, 2007

    On Tuesdays through Thursdays at t'afia (3701 Travis, 713-524-6922), there's a special surprise for customers who try the mini b3r ranch... More >>

  • Reggae Hut Cafe

    published March 22, 2007

    Short of a trip to Jamaica, the best way to experience the country's cuisine is to try the jerk chicken ($8.50) at Reggae Hut Cafe (4814... More >>

  • Pesce

    published March 15, 2007

    Arborio is the rice used to make risotto, but it's not likely you'll recognize it in the arborio-crusted diver scallops ($15) at Pesce... More >>

  • Turquoise Grill

    published March 8, 2007

    Domino's has nothing on the Turkish lahmajun pizza (a.k.a. lahmacun pide) ($5.99) at Turquoise Grill (3701 Kirby, 713-526-3800). Lahmajun... More >>

  • Mexican, Through and Through

    published March 1, 2007

    The homemade corn tamale cakes ($4.99) at Gringo's (12330 Southwest Freeway, 281-980-7482) may remind you of the cuisines of several... More >>

  • Boil and Reduce

    published February 22, 2007

    According to Larousse Gastronomique, the name of the classic French fish soup bouillabaisse is derived from two words: bouillir (to... More >>

  • Nacho ordinary nachos

    published February 15, 2007

    The oyster nachos ($5.99) at Fish City Grill (15980 City Walk, Sugar Land, 281-494-3474) are unusual. What makes this most addictive treat so... More >>

  • Either Way, You Win

    published February 8, 2007

    Whether you order the naughty cake or the jolt cake ($8.49) at Spencer's for Steaks and Chops inside the Hilton Americas Hotel (1600 Lamar,... More >>

  • From Mexico City with Love

    published February 1, 2007

    The menu at Tortas Las Llardas (6001 Hillcroft, 713-272-7008) proudly proclaims in Spanish: "Now Houston can try the authentic and famous... More >>

  • Posh Pizza

    published January 25, 2007

    Chef Marco Wiles of Da Marco is taking pizza to new heights at his Dolce Vita Pizzeria & Enoteca (500 Westheimer, 713-520-8222) with... More >>

  • Craving Chocolate

    published January 18, 2007

    A recent issue of The Food Institute Report highlighting top dining trends for 2007 predicts that chocolate will soon be appearing in many more... More >>

  • Nice Salade

    published January 11, 2007

    As one might expect, salade Niçoise means a salad in the style of Nice, in the south of France, made with ingredients found there.... More >>

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