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2009 Stories by Paul Galvani

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  • Looks Like Sausage, Tastes Like Shrimp

    published October 8, 2009

    The taquitos de brochetta ($15) appetizer at Churrascos (2055 Westheimer, 713-527-8300) always goes fast. At first glance, it... More >>

  • Ciao Bello

    published October 1, 2009

    Ciao Bello (5161 San Felipe, 713-960-0333) is Tony Vallone's new, moderately priced neighborhood place, just west of the Galleria. "This is... More >>

  • Heavenly Fries

    published October 1, 2009

    The b7 frites ($5) at Block 7 Wine Company (720 Shepherd, 713-572-2565) come in several shades, from yellow, to golden, to orange,... More >>

  • Giacomo's Cibo e Vino

    published September 24, 2009

    When La Mora closed in April 2006, Houston's community of Italian-food lovers was in despair. Now owner and chef Lynette Hawkins is back, this... More >>

  • Surf & Turf Burger at Sawyer Park

    published September 24, 2009

    Seafood burger: The surf & turf burger ($9.50) at Sawyer Park Sports Bar (2412 Washington, 713-863-9350) is one of those dishes that... More >>

  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit

    published September 17, 2009

    Dickey's started in Dallas in 1941. It took more than 50 years for the first franchise location to follow, but now there are around 175... More >>

  • Burger Chic

    published September 17, 2009

    There are two ways to enjoy the RDG Burger at RDG + Bar Annie (1800 Post Oak, 713-840-1111): alone ($15) or as part of a lunch special... More >>

  • Seppia Restaurant & Wine Bar

    published September 10, 2009

    Nancy Dougherty used to be the manager at Inka, before it closed after sustaining damage from Hurricane Ike. Now she works at Seppia... More >>

  • A cut above the rest

    published September 10, 2009

    In keeping with the horror-movie theme of this funky little place, Ray's Franks n More (1302 Nance, 713-224-6441), the onion rings are... More >>

  • Mantra Fine Indian Cuisine

    published September 3, 2009

    Dish Vinay Kotak is the owner of Maharaja Jewelers on Hillcroft, but he has always had a passion for food, so when his brother-in-law,... More >>

  • Pop Sensation at Masala Wok

    published September 3, 2009

    Seems like anything with a handle or a stick coming out of it is called a lollipop today. The chicken lollipops ($3.99/$7.49) at Masala Wok... More >>

  • Sawyer Park Sports Bar

    published August 27, 2009

    While many still mourn the passing of the Pig Stand on Washington, home of Houston's first drive-through, the land was too valuable for it to lie... More >>

  • Bang-Up Job

    published August 27, 2009

    There's only one place in town to enjoy pistolettes ($2.99 each), and that's Louisiana Creole Cafe (3717 Dowling, 713-807-1700). A... More >>

  • Mangola's Fine Italian Restaurant

    published August 20, 2009

    Sal Rosas has owned Mangola's Fine Italian Restaurant (11786 S. Wilcrest, 281-498-6790) since 1998, although the restaurant goes back to... More >>

  • Is It Done Yet?

    published August 20, 2009

    The kakuni pork belly ($11) at Kata Robata Sushi & Grill (3600 Kirby, 713-526-8858) is slow-braised for ten hours before being... More >>

  • Kata Robata

    published August 13, 2009

    Vietnamese restaurant Hue recently reincarnated as the Japanese Kata Robata (3600 Kirby, 713-526-8858). Dish asked Yun... More >>

  • Major decision at Bohemeo's

    published August 13, 2009

    It's hard to decide which is better, the Bo's Baja Fish Taco ($3) or the Bo's Baja Shrimp Taco ($3) at Bohemeo's (708 Telephone Rd.,... More >>

  • Sweet Lola Yogurt Bar

    published August 6, 2009

    "The first Christmas presents my husband bought for me, back in the late '70s, were a vacuum cleaner, a bicycle and a yogurt maker, so my interest... More >>

  • Breakfast bites at Tintos Spanish Restaurant & Wine Bar

    published August 6, 2009

    The morcilla del caribe ($8) at Tintos Spanish Restaurant & Wine Bar (2015 W. Gray, 713-522-1330) is part of the tapas menu,... More >>

  • Candelari's Pizzeria

    published July 30, 2009

    "I grew up in the Bellaire-West U-Rice area, and Albert Candelari was my grandfather," says Michael May, the owner and founder of... More >>

  • Double-Stuffed at Sabine River Cafe

    published July 30, 2009

    That's how you'll feel after you eat the double-stuffed crabmeat casserole ($15.99) at Sabine River Cafe (10001 Westheimer, 713-334-2353).... More >>

  • Zaika Indo-Pak Restaurant

    published July 23, 2009

    "Zaika means 'taste' in Hindi and Urdu," says Rahim Karowadia, one of the partners in the new Zaika Indo-Pak... More >>

  • Indian quesadillas at Red Lion Pub

    published July 23, 2009

    What better place to get Indian fusion food than at a good old British pub? Rumor has it that the baked tandoori chicken quesadillas ($13) at the... More >>

  • Louisiana Creole Cafe

    published July 16, 2009

    Linda Smith is affable, generous and hospitable. After Hurricane Rita, she moved to Houston from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, to rebuild her life.... More >>

  • Meat at Moe's

    published July 16, 2009

    Anyone who has been to Montreal will be familiar with its smoked meat sandwiches. At Moe's Bar & Grill (Food Court, 5000 Katy Mills Circle,... More >>

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