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  • Aging with Grace (and Science)

    published August 30, 2001

    The drab industrial decor at Greenbriar Chophouse blends in perfectly with its office-building location next door to Kinko's, but it... More >>

  • August Meals

    published August 30, 2001

    Houston should seriously consider adopting the siesta. Northern customs, like working from nine to five, are probably inappropriate for our... More >>

  • Shellfish Behavior

    published August 23, 2001

    The three-and-a-half-pound lobster is seductively presented with the tail cut into easily accessible halves, the massive claws pre-cracked, and... More >>

  • Bagels Rip My Flesh

    published August 16, 2001

    Reuben: $5.85 Fish plate with nova: $7.25 Fish platter for two: $16.75 Chopped liver luncheon plate: $5.20 More >>

  • La Bonne Vie Outside the Loop

    published August 9, 2001

    I've never done this before," says the black-clad woman in the backseat as we slow down to pay the toll at the Westheimer exit on Beltway... More >>

  • Waiting for a Train

    published August 9, 2001

    The opening of Enron Field and the accompanying boom in bars and restaurants have given everybody a little taste of what it would be like to have... More >>

  • A Matter of Fat

    published August 2, 2001

    American steaks: First of a three-part series Our waiter is an older man in a white waiter's jacket, a black tie and a long white... More >>

  • Roll with It

    published July 26, 2001

    His knife is a blur as Yo, the sushi chef, chops a pile of assorted scraps into a fine mess of fish burger. I am trying to figure out why Sushi... More >>

  • North Guadalajara

    published July 19, 2001

    Bright shades of clashing yellow and blue paint throb in the blinding summer sun. The tropical color scheme of Fonda Dona Maria's exterior... More >>

  • The State of Things

    published July 19, 2001

    When The Confederate House changed its name in June, an era ended in Houston. The oil paintings of Confederate generals are gone now. So is... More >>

  • Free Fire Zone

    published June 28, 2001

    The ambience seems more MTV game show than Upper Kirby restaurant: The chandeliers drip Lucite icicles. Limp Bizkit throbs from the sound system,... More >>

  • Toque Off

    published June 28, 2001

    Alberto Baffoni is an Italian chef who worked for eight years in Washington, D.C., before coming to Houston to open his own restaurant. At... More >>

  • Beyond Benihana

    published June 21, 2001

    That's eatertainment: Second of a two-part series A young man in chef's whites and an apron arrived at our teppanyaki table... More >>

  • The Highs and Low Country

    published June 14, 2001

    Diunna Greenleaf launches into a stirring rendition of "Amazing Grace" as we nibble on mini biscuits and corn bread squares. Judging by the crowd,... More >>

  • The Thais That Bind

    published June 14, 2001

    Dalat Vietnamese Bistro recently changed its name to Mekong River (3241 Southwest Freeway, 713-669-9375) and expanded its menu to... More >>

  • A Matter of Grape Concern

    published June 7, 2001

    An iceberg wedge already has retro appeal; served with French, ranch or Thousand Island, it recalls the 1960s, an era of more innocent salads. But... More >>

  • Food with Thought

    published May 31, 2001

    Pat Brown and I are standing in front of an empty seafood case. Brown is the general manager of Central Market, which opens to the public... More >>

  • Stirred and Shaken

    published May 31, 2001

    Many thanks to all the Houston bartenders who served me imaginative libations over the past year. Stirring and shaking will henceforth be... More >>

  • The Things We Still Carry

    published May 24, 2001

    The lunch patrons today at Cuisine de L'Orient (Thien Kim) are all Vietnamese or Vietnamese-Americans, and every occupied table has a... More >>

  • Stirred and Shaken

    published May 24, 2001

    The days are getting longer; the sun is still bright as happy hour draws to a close at 7 p.m. We're just in time for a discount cocktail at Solero... More >>

  • Remembrance of Eggs Past

    published May 17, 2001

    The eggs over easy at Lankford Grocery and Market are cooked slowly so they stay tender; the yolks are perfect, not too runny and not a bit... More >>

  • Stirred and Shaken

    published May 17, 2001

    The handle on the front door of The Davenport [2115 Richmond Avenue, (713)520-1140] is shaped like a martini glass. It's an apt greeting to one of... More >>

  • The Aroma of Authenticity

    published May 10, 2001

    When you walk in the front door of El Hidalguense, the scent of mutton commands your attention. Or is it goat? The restaurant's specialties... More >>

  • Stirred and Shaken

    published May 10, 2001

    The ratty carpet and neon beer signs were so inviting, I couldn't resist crashing Susie's welcome-home party at the Hunter's Pub [10549 South Post... More >>

  • Blockbuster Fare

    published May 3, 2001

    A large martini glass is filled with a seafood slaw made with shredded napa cabbage, jumbo lump crab, lobster meat, chopped shrimp, avocado and... More >>

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