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  • Taco Palenque

    published December 30, 2010

    "My father and I have the same name, but he's known as Pancho," says Juan Francisco Ochoa, owner of the new Mexican fast-food restaurant Taco... More >>

  • Cheesefake

    published December 30, 2010

    You may wonder why anyone would want to make a "cheesecake" without cheese. The answer is simple: It gives those on a nondairy diet the... More >>

  • Decco Cafe

    published December 23, 2010

    When you first see the new Decco Cafe (5120 Woodway, 281-963-8273) in the Decorative Center on Woodway, you can't help but be struck by the... More >>

  • Arancini at Union Kitchen

    published December 23, 2010

    One of the specialties of Sicily is arancini, or little oranges. At Union Kitchen (4057 Bellaire, 713-661-0025), J's Arancini ($7) are more... More >>

  • TQLA

    published December 16, 2010

    The latest restaurant to open on Washington, TQLA (4601 Washington, 281-501-3237), specializes in — you guessed it — tequila.... More >>

  • Just Plum Good at Toyama Japanese Restaurant

    published December 16, 2010

    Plum may be a lesser-known ice cream flavor, but at Toyama Japanese Restaurant (2802 S. Shepherd, 713-528-8528), it's the perfect end to a... More >>

  • Barcadia

    published December 9, 2010

    Brooke Humphries of Dallas, the owner of Barcadia (2600 Travis, 713-523-2525), has been in the nightclub and bar business for 20 years. "I... More >>

  • Blissful Ecstasy

    published December 9, 2010

    If you stake all of your reputation on just one dish, you'd better make sure it's the best there is. This is definitely the case at the recently... More >>

  • Piola

    published December 2, 2010

    The Piola franchise is headquartered in Treviso in the Veneto region of Italy and was started by two brothers in 1986. One of the brothers married... More >>

  • Latin Bites

    published December 2, 2010

    At Chef Roberto Castre's new Latin Bites (1302 Nance, 713-229-8369), you'll find a ceviche bar not unlike a sushi bar at Japanese... More >>

  • Bread Pudding at Jamaica House

    published November 25, 2010

    The decadent JM Bread Pudding ($6) at Jamaica House (6357 Westheimer, 713-339-1004) isn't exactly what you'd expect, but it is damn good.... More >>

  • J'Ouvert Caribbean Cafe

    published November 25, 2010

    Johnathan Phillips, the general manager of the new J'Ouvert Caribbean Cafe (3030 Travis, 713-521-1313) in Midtown, says the restaurant's... More >>

  • Bistro Catron

    published July 15, 2010

    Doug Catron was the financial guy for Frank Triola at Azzarelli's and when Triola decided to sell it, Catron and a couple of other investors... More >>

  • That's A Wrap

    published July 15, 2010

    The Blini Beef ($7.95) at Im­pe­ria Bar & Grill (12151 Westheimer, 281-558-8222), a new restaurant specializing in Russian... More >>

  • Korma Sutra

    published July 8, 2010

    Simran Patel is owner and executive chef of Korma Sutra (706 Main, 713-229-8200). "It's obviously a play on words," she explains. "The Kama... More >>

  • Unexpected Treat

    published July 8, 2010

    You wouldn't normally expect to find blueberry croissant bread pudding ($6) on the menu of a Chinese restaurant, let alone such an excellent... More >>

  • Heights West

    published July 1, 2010

    For someone with no restaurant experience, Connie Masterson sure seems to know what she's talking about and, more important, what she wants. "I... More >>

  • Hot Shrimp

    published July 1, 2010

    There's a dish at Brio Tuscan Grille (12808 Queensbury Ln., 713-973-9610) that demands attention, from the moment you see it on the menu... More >>

  • Bella Italiano

    published June 24, 2010

    Faisal Hussein and his partner Bill Nakanishi recently opened Bella Italiano (14642 Memorial, 281-493-2903), where Tokyo Steakhouse used to... More >>

  • So Much Meat

    published June 24, 2010

    Saldivia's South American Grill (10234 Westheimer, 713-782-9494) comes with so much meat, even two people will have a hard time finishing... More >>

  • Sushi Tora

    published June 17, 2010

    Ken Takagi and his mother own the successful Coco's Yakitori Sushi Bar on Westheimer. Now Takagi has opened another sushi bar called Sushi... More >>

  • Don't Miss Dish

    published June 17, 2010

    Hats off to Cyclone Anaya's Mexican Kitchen (1710 Durham, 713-862-3209) for coming up with the perfect way to add lump crabmeat to Tex-Mex:... More >>

  • Las Ventanas

    published June 10, 2010

    It was a sad day for Houston when Las Alamedas closed its doors in January 2009 because of a dispute with the landlord. George Sneider and his son... More >>

  • Boucherie Reverie

    published June 10, 2010

    The Louisiana Boucherie ($22) at Brennan's (3300 Smith, 713-522-9711) is a meat lover's dream that's a pretty good representation of... More >>

  • Jonathan's Grill/Pampanga's

    published June 3, 2010

    Maria Canlas and her three brothers, who have always dreamed of owning their own restaurant, have opened Jonathan's Grill/Pampanga's (8388... More >>

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