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  • Booze in a Blender

    published October 5, 2000

    The salsa rhythms pouring out of the sound system at Bossa, downtown's trendy new Cuban bar and nuevo Latino restaurant [610 Main Street,... More >>

  • Mama's Got a Brand-new Bag

    published September 28, 2000

    Part three of a six-part series Maria Lagunas is slapping dough balls into tortillas. I stand... More >>

  • Booze in a Blender

    published September 28, 2000

    Neon lights and old paintings of matadors and señoritas with fans decorate the walls of El Meson [2425 University Boulevard, (713)522-9306]... More >>

  • The Spy Who Loved Meat

    published September 21, 2000

    My blind date, Zelda, is meeting me at Matahari, an Indonesian restaurant on Dairy Ashford. The restaurant is decorated with puppets and... More >>

  • Booze in a Blender

    published September 21, 2000

    Chuy's [2706 Westheimer, (713)524-1700] is the perfect place to ponder the connection between Elvis Presley and fine Tex-Mex. The Elvis shrine at... More >>

  • Oh, Danny Boy

    published September 14, 2000

    Two sunny-side-up eggs are the center of a glorious breakfast mandala. Radiating outward from the innocent whites and yellows is a dark and... More >>

  • Booze in a Blender

    published September 14, 2000

    The back of the bar at Urbana [3407 Montrose, (713)521-1086] is decorated with a modern stained-glass window with jagged shapes of green, blue and... More >>

  • Trend-scendent

    published September 7, 2000

    The gazpacho tastes fizzy. I think it has started to ferment. This is a common problem with uncooked soups that have been stored in the... More >>

  • Booze in a Blender

    published September 7, 2000

    Beneath the fluttering fronds of the palapa, bartender Jorge Flores is emptying bottle after bottle of tequila into a plastic container. The... More >>

  • Combination Plates

    published August 31, 2000

    In the good old days, Texans went to "Mexican restaurants" and ate "Mexican food." Then in 1972, The Cuisines of Mexico, an influential... More >>

  • Date Drinks

    published August 31, 2000

    There was a gorgeous red Yamaha parked on the sidewalk in front of Slider's Bar and Daiquiris [1424B Westheimer, (713)528-2788]. It was the sort... More >>

  • The Art of Smoke

    published August 24, 2000

    There are three men sitting on a bench in front of Dozier's Grocery on FM 359 in rural Fulshear. I pause on the wood-plank front porch to read the... More >>

  • Greater Houston's Greatest Pits

    published August 24, 2000

    1. Austin's Barbecue Eagle Lake, (979)234-5250. Established: Store opened circa 1950 Type of pit:... More >>

  • Godfather on Ice

    published August 24, 2000

    It's nine o'clock at night on the Kemah Boardwalk, and it's still unbearably hot. I'm sitting in a deck chair outside the Bamboo Bar of the... More >>

  • Loco for Loroco

    published August 17, 2000

    At a vacant lot at the corner of Hillcroft and Bissonnet a garage sale is in progress. I ask several people standing around the cash table... More >>

  • Time Capsule

    published August 17, 2000

    Adorned with souvenir plates from states such as California and Florida, the walls at Mama's Cafe [6019 Westheimer, (713)266-8514] are... More >>

  • The ABCs of DNA

    published August 17, 2000

    Robert Del Grande, president and executive chef, Cafe Express Food Group Q. You may be the only chef in America with a Ph.D. in... More >>

  • Immigration Problems

    published August 10, 2000

    Alberto Falchetti worked as a waiter at some of Houston's best eateries in the 1970s. While he toiled at Tony's and elsewhere, he dreamed of... More >>

  • Berry Simple

    published August 10, 2000

    A map of Mexico supplied by a beer company hangs by the bar, but the music comes from Motown. There's nobody on the bandstand, but the girl in... More >>

  • Ethnic Explorer

    published August 3, 2000

    The jellyfish is nice and crunchy. Long slices of the transparent sea creature are marinated in a rice vinegar dressing with lots of fresh ginger.... More >>

  • Astroturf in a Glass

    published August 3, 2000

    El Tiempo Cantina Tres Caballos [502 Main, (713)221-1695] is a restaurant with a lot of names. I translate the Spanish in my head: the... More >>

  • Pralines and Pushcarts

    published July 27, 2000

    The gastronomic fossils of early Tex-Mex can still be found in Houston More >>

  • Raging Hormones

    published July 27, 2000

    Speaking off the toque: Frédéric Perrier, chef and owner of Café Perrier, 4304 Westheimer,... More >>

  • Gelato Bravo

    published July 27, 2000

    The bar is massive; the mirror is framed by dark wood columns with carved capitals. With his swooping gray mustache and barrel chest,... More >>

  • Virtual 'Cue

    published July 20, 2000

    The neon sign above the front door of Lyndon's Pit Bar-B-Q reads, "Open Pit." But there is no fragrant smoke wafting through the... More >>

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