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2000 Stories by Robb Walsh

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  • Rapture in a Glass

    published July 20, 2000

    The urge to genuflect comes over me when I enter Mark's [1658 Westheimer, (713)523-3800], the cutting-edge American cuisine restaurant... More >>

  • Veg Out

    published July 13, 2000

    Sev potato puri comes in a little red and white paper boat, the kind ballpark nachos are served in. With the chips underneath and the... More >>

  • Wake-up Call

    published July 13, 2000

    The LSU pennants and the employee T-shirts emblazoned with giant crawfish and the slogan "Just Suck It" make it clear that you have crossed... More >>

  • Utopia, Texas

    published July 6, 2000

    "Buffalo witz cheese, medium rare," slurred the cute twentysomething girl who took my order. Her pierced tongue was decorated with a bluish metal... More >>

  • Nutty Rita

    published July 6, 2000

    Forties-era swing music and gleaming dark-wood booths with wine-red leather upholstery greet you at the front door of Truluck's Steak and... More >>

  • The Mother Flavor

    published June 29, 2000

    "Super Tortas, Taqueria, Huaraches." These words are painted in bright green letters on the side of La Bamba Meat Market. They catch my eye... More >>

  • The Sicilian Freeze-out

    published June 29, 2000

    There's a tree branch sticking out of the wall at Birraporetti's in the River Oaks Shopping Center [1907 West Gray, (713)529-9191]. It's... More >>

  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game Cafe

    published June 22, 2000

    On the TV monitor at Ruggles at Enron Field, we were watching Chris Holt put on an amazing performance against the Philadelphia Phillies.... More >>

  • Mudbugs: The Dirty Truth

    published June 22, 2000

    They were my first crawfish of the season, and they brought back fond memories of Louisiana love affairs and eating Cajun food in the car. (If you... More >>

  • Tropical Breeze

    published June 22, 2000

    Behind the planters of dark green mother-in-law's tongues and the hand-crafted equipale chairs stretches the long, gleaming wooden bar... More >>

  • Peter Pan Cuisine

    published June 15, 2000

    When Tony recognizes my celebrity dining partners, he bounds over to our table and starts pumping their hands. Since I am reviewing anonymously,... More >>

  • Booze in a Blender

    published June 15, 2000

    Sitting in a white plastic beach chair under a thatched grass palapa, watching the palm trees sway in the tropical breeze with this... More >>

  • Multicultural Masala

    published June 8, 2000

    Abdul picks up the Styrofoam bowl and begins eating the spicy pink yogurt with a plastic spoon, so I follow his lead. The cold yogurt soup has... More >>

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