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  • Cedar Creek is a Blend of Dry and Onion

    published December 25, 2008

    If you guessed the new Cedar Creek (1034 W. 20th St., 713-808 9623) has the same ownership as Onion Creek and Dry Creek, you guessed... More >>

  • Open up at Beaucoup Wings N Wings

    published December 25, 2008

    The dish called "crawfish bread" ($5.99) at Beaucoup Wings N Wings (3511 Elgin, 713-751-1705) is better than it sounds. A cross between... More >>

  • The Broken Spoke

    published December 18, 2008

    Don't be surprised if you see lots of bikes parked outside The Broken Spoke (1809 Washington, 713-863-7029) — that's what the... More >>

  • Taste of Tuscany at McCormick & Schmick's

    published December 18, 2008

    In its simplest form, the Italian appetizer called bruschetta is toasted bread scraped with garlic, drizzled with olive oil and topped with... More >>

  • Chef Robert Gadsby Is Back With Bedford

    published December 11, 2008

    The long-awaited return of Chef Robert Gadsby is ­finally here with his new place, which he named Bedford (1001 Studewood,... More >>

  • Spice It Up at Sauté Bistro

    published December 11, 2008

    Many times dishes don't live up to their menu descriptions. But at Sauté Bistro (2303 Richmond, 713-522-2106), the menu doesn't live... More >>

  • A New McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant

    published December 4, 2008

    Ira Royal, general manager of the new McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant (1201 Fannin, 713-658-8100), has spent more than 20 years... More >>

  • Chaat House

    published December 4, 2008

    Want to chaat? "Chaat" is a Hindi word that means to "lick" or "taste." It is also a popular street snack eaten all over... More >>

  • Potent Cocktail at Guayaba Latin Grill

    published November 27, 2008

    At Guayaba Latin Grill (1603 N. West­green Blvd., 281-829-2555), the ceviche de calamares sud americano ($8.95) is... More >>

  • New Goode Company Barbeque

    published November 27, 2008

    "We've got about 9,000 square feet out here, and what's nice about the country is that you have a little more room to work with." That's how... More >>

  • From Té to Sauté World Bistro

    published November 20, 2008

    Connie Lacobie met her husband Kevin in 1982, when they both attended the University of Houston. A few years ago, they opened Té House... More >>

  • Mixta It Up at Benny's Mexican Cafe & Bar

    published November 20, 2008

    The super mixta platter ($38.99) at Benny's Mexican Cafe & Bar (13320 Westheimer, 281-870-1107), meant for two people, will easily feed... More >>

  • Bistro des Amis

    published November 13, 2008

    Odile de Maindreville and her brother, Bernard Cuillier, are from Biarritz, in the southwestern edge of France, on the border with Spain's... More >>

  • What's Hot at Komart Marketplace

    published November 13, 2008

    When the folks at Komart Marketplace (1049 Gessner, 713-984-2277) refer to dish No. 5, the dolsot bibimbop ($5), as "hot pot," they... More >>

  • Textile in the Heights

    published November 6, 2008

    The long-awaited debut of Scott Tycer's Textile (611 W. 22nd St., 832-209-7174) is finally upon us. Tycer, of course, brought... More >>

  • Mooyah Burgers and Fries and La Torretta Del Lago

    published October 30, 2008

    Eric Paquin owns Mooyah Burgers and Fries (300 Bay Area Blvd., 281-338-7305) with partner Ken Phelps. When Paquin saw his first Mooyah... More >>

  • Fabulous Flavor at Sophia

    published October 30, 2008

    The mussels ($10) at Sophia (1601 W. Main, 713-942-7970) fill their entire shells. Plump and juicy, they're almost too much to eat in... More >>

  • Sweet Temptation in the Heights

    published October 23, 2008

    Ignacio Soraiano has just opened Sweet Temptation (1594 Airline, 713-861-0300) in the Heights. "There's not another Italian restaurant... More >>

  • Shabu Chic at Shabu House

    published October 23, 2008

    Japanese shabu is similar to the Vietnamese noodle soup pho and the Chinese hot pot. As with many things Japanese, there is quite a... More >>

  • Bring Your Dog to Saint Dane's Bar & Grille

    published October 16, 2008

    From the name Saint Dane's Bar & Grille (502 Elgin, 713-807-7040) and the way dogs wander around like they own the place, you might... More >>

  • Simple Sweetbreads at La Tapa Tapa Restaurant & Lounge

    published October 16, 2008

    Many people are repulsed by the concept of eating sweetbreads, which is the thymus gland, generally of a sheep. That's one reason they're... More >>

  • Missing Vowel at Luigi's Pizzeria

    published October 9, 2008

    Bruce Ward, proprietor of Luigi's Pizzeria (3700 Al­meda, 281-793-3333), seems an unlikely person to open a pizza place. After... More >>

  • Get Some Tail at Under the Bridge

    published October 9, 2008

    When you order the smothered oxtail ($12.99) at Under the Bridge (6202 Highway 6 South, 281-564-0202), you may not be able to clean your... More >>

  • New Barnaby's Location Outside The Loop

    published October 2, 2008

    Back in 1996, Jeff Gale was tired of being a waiter, so he opened a small restaurant in the Montrose and named it after his favorite childhood... More >>

  • Get Grilled at Culinary Kreations Cafe

    published October 2, 2008

    When you order the fish poor boy ($8.99) at Culinary Kreations Cafe (4830 Almeda, 713-520-6093), be prepared for a grilling. First, it's... More >>

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