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2010 Stories by Paul Galvani

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  • Not for Breakfast

    published June 3, 2010

    The savory omelet known in Japan as okonomiyaki can be made with many different ingredients. "Okonomi" means "what you like" and "yaki"... More >>

  • Ashka's East Meets West

    published May 27, 2010

    "Ilove to cook, so I decided I would try to make some money doing it," says Ashka Parikh of Ashka's East Meets West (1502 Durham,... More >>

  • Mushrooms Gone Wild

    published May 27, 2010

    The menu at D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe (5510 Morningside (713-526-3400) notes that the Wild Mushroom and Walnut Tortellini ($10.95) was... More >>

  • Toku Sushi

    published May 20, 2010

    Ray Lee ran restaurants for the Soma and Azuma group and also worked at Miyako and Japon before finally venturing out on his own at the new... More >>

  • Tower of Evil

    published May 20, 2010

    When the Avocado Jumbo Crab Tower ($13.95) arrives at your table at Ruggles Grill (903 Westheimer, 713-527-9400), the waiter carefully... More >>

  • BRC Gastropub

    published May 13, 2010

    "Our logo is a big red rooster, and you'll find one in the parking lot," says Lance Fegen of the new BRC Gastropub (519 Shepherd,... More >>

  • Bumbleberry Addiction

    published May 13, 2010

    We asked the waitress at Pie in the Sky Pie Company (632 W. 19th St., 713-864-3301) which pie she would choose, if it were going to be her... More >>

  • Cha Champagne & Wine Bar

    published May 6, 2010

    "I own the building, and when Raindrop Chocolate left, we already had the kitchen in place, and a good friend of ours suggested we open a... More >>

  • Fill 'er Up

    published May 6, 2010

    Most chiles rellenos at Mexican restaurants are stuffed with a ground beef mixture, but at the Cadillac Bar (1802 Shepherd,... More >>

  • South American Grill

    published April 29, 2010

    Gus Saldivia and his father "Cachito" are from Uruguay. They moved to Houston in 1977 and ran Chimi Churri's Restaurant on Bellaire in the 1990s,... More >>

  • Hot Little Crabs

    published April 29, 2010

    The popcorn crabs ($6.50) at Sushi Raku (3201 Louisiana, 713-526-8885) are so small you might almost feel guilty about eating them. Almost.... More >>

  • Shogi Hibachi Express

    published April 22, 2010

    Joanne Fu and her partner Bill Ho are part of an investment group that owns Taisho Japanese Grill & Bar, a traditional Japanese restaurant and... More >>

  • Heavenly Hummus

    published April 22, 2010

    The hummus at Mashawi Lounge (13525 Westheimer, 281-752-4440) is made with garbanzos blended until they're as smooth as can be. It's topped... More >>

  • Boogie's Chicago Style BBQ

    published April 15, 2010

    How does Lamont Wait, who goes by the name Boogie, describe Chicago-style barbecue? "It's pork rib tips over french fries with our homemade sweet... More >>

  • What a Burger

    published April 15, 2010

    The truffle Kobe burger ($15) at Table Seven Restaurant (700 Durham, 713-426-1171) is a decadent dish if there ever was one. It's... More >>

  • Pie in the Sky Pie Company

    published April 8, 2010

    "We sold 60,000 pies from our original location in Conroe, and we hope to do more with our new Heights location," says Marlene Stubler, owner of... More >>

  • Pocket Change

    published April 8, 2010

    The ham and cheese empanadas ($2.25 each) at Argentina Cafe (3055 Sage, 713-622-8877) may well be the best and least expensive snack in the city,... More >>

  • Ruggles Grill

    published April 1, 2010

    Bruce Molzan has reopened Ruggles Grill (903 Westheimer, 713-527-9400) after being forced to close due to Hurricane Ike. "It's my baby... More >>

  • Black and White

    published April 1, 2010

    The calamares en su tinto ($13.50) at Lemon Tree (207 Gray, 713-655-0430) are certainly dramatic-looking, with their contrasting... More >>

  • Snow Peas

    published March 25, 2010

    Hee Kim moved to Houston 15 years ago from South Korea and now manages the newly opened Snow Peas (1045 Blalock, 713-827-8900), a... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published March 25, 2010

    The carnitas ($5.99) at the food stall at Mi Tienda (1630 Spencer Hwy., 713-941-7550), HEB's Mexican-themed store, are delicious. They're... More >>

  • Dish: Bobbie Que's Rib Shack

    published March 18, 2010

    What does a guy from Akron, Ohio, know about barbecue? "I get asked that question a lot," says Bobbie Patterson, owner of the new Bobbie Que's... More >>

  • Simply Scrumptious

    published March 18, 2010

    The salt & pepper shrimp at Fins Seafood Sushi & Grill (2810 Westheimer, 713-750-9483) are available either as an appetizer ($7) or as a... More >>

  • Dish: Mancuso's Italian Table

    published March 11, 2010

    Why did Jerry Mancuso open Mancuso's Italian Table (2231 S. Voss, 713-953-9090)? He answers the question with a question: "Don't all... More >>

  • Hot Plate: Shah Cuisine at Basil Grill

    published March 11, 2010

    The appetizer sampler ($12) at Basil Grill (7952 Westheimer, 713-782-2745) is the perfect way to explore the wonders of Persian cuisine at... More >>

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