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  • Sparkling Leftovers

    published December 25, 2003

    Tip for Obsessive Holiday DecoratorsChampagne cocktails look great in glasses rimmed with red or green sugar (the kind you put on Christmas... More >>

  • Ancient Eggplant

    published December 18, 2003

    Ephesus GrillMeze tabagi$7.99 Iskender kabob$10.99 Patlican kabob$10.99 Mixed... More >>

  • Italian Bubba

    published December 11, 2003

    Damian Mandola looked fat and happy at the Texas Book Festival in Austin last month, where he was showing off his new book, Ciao... More >>

  • Cosmopolitan Confit

    published December 4, 2003

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  • Stinky Food

    published November 27, 2003

    Chicken with basil$6.75 Fried funky bean curd$3.25 Salt-baked pepper shrimp $8.50 Marinated seaweed$1.50 Mussels$9.95 More >>

  • Tamale Morning

    published November 20, 2003

    On Saturday morning at 10:30, there are around a dozen people eating tamales and drinking atole in the steamy little restaurant called... More >>

  • Slow Down for Crabs

    published November 13, 2003

    Our order of six blue crabs arrives just as King of the Hill starts. My daughter Julia and I are seated at a table out on the porch of... More >>

  • Shooting Bambi's Mom

    published November 6, 2003

    About 60 yards away, a fat doe is trying to hide in a cluster of scrub oaks. I can see her through the scope, but with all the leaves in the way,... More >>

  • Venison Recipes for Gourmet Environmentalists

    published November 6, 2003

    Venison Stock or Demi-Glace The French base their fabulous sauces on stocks, which are meat broths made from bones. These stocks can be... More >>

  • My Pork Belly Future

    published November 6, 2003

    The wooden bowl full of warm milk, poached eggs and white bread comes with a slice of queso fresco on the side. You tear up the cheese and... More >>

  • The Best Freedom Restaurant in Town?

    published October 30, 2003

    In a rave review of the new restaurant called Rouge (812 Westheimer, 713-520-7955), Houston Chronicle critic Alison Cook says, "For what I... More >>

  • NYBBQ

    published October 23, 2003

    On my way to host the Houston Press Restaurant Radio Show one Friday afternoon, I stopped by Vic's Backyard Bar-B-Q Barn on... More >>

  • Cancún Cuisine

    published October 16, 2003

    Cascadas Cantina y Restaurante Nachos frijoles$6 Nachos a Las Cascadas$10 Cheese enchiladas$6 Stuffed avocado... More >>

  • Sandwich On Demand

    published October 16, 2003

    Hutchins Street in old Chinatown is one of those thoroughfares that most people drive down only when they're lost. The street was once home to... More >>

  • A Tale of Two Critics

    published October 9, 2003

    "The french fries are awful," Alison Cook whispers. I pick one up off her plate and eat it. She's trying the chicken wings and french fries at... More >>

  • Frankincense and Popcorn

    published October 2, 2003

    Our hostess spoons frankincense resin over a red-hot charcoal briquette in the ceremonial burner on our table, and a cloud of fragrant smoke... More >>

  • Pavlovian Pork Chops

    published September 25, 2003

    Lunch special$5.95 Hamburger$5.95 Catfish sandwich$4.95 Vegetables$1.60 Peach cobbler$2 More >>

  • Bordering on Bennigan's

    published September 11, 2003

    At Morgan's on Montrose, the restaurant that has replaced the Redwood Grill, the Asian tuna salad comes on a pale green rectangular plate.... More >>

  • Mexico City Tex-Mex

    published September 4, 2003

    Tlacoyos turn out to be fried pielike ovals of masa dough filled with beans and then baked. There are three of them on the plate, covered... More >>

  • Only 200 Served

    published August 28, 2003

    You like hamburgers?" plumber Bill Beatty asks me conspiratorially as we stand in line at Guy's Meat Market on Old Spanish Trail. It's not... More >>

  • Barbecued Squid

    published August 21, 2003

    The squid was just an afterthought. The bulgogi (marinated rib eye) and bulgalbi (marinated boneless short ribs) would probably have been plenty... More >>

  • History's at Steak

    published August 14, 2003

    There is a pleasant aroma inside Brenner's Steakhouse and it isn't my medium-rare New York strip: I sent the steak back. My dining... More >>

  • Chaat Room

    published August 7, 2003

    The plump Indian lady at the front counter of Bombay Sweets & Pure Vegetarian Restaurant on Hillcroft is shouting something across the... More >>

  • Food Fitness Center

    published July 31, 2003

    There are plenty of dense, chewy Chinese brown mushrooms tossed with the penne pasta. And just as I requested, the tomato sauce is heavily spiked... More >>

  • Sausage Delivery Systems

    published July 24, 2003

    The pizza crust was crispy with big yeast bubbles. The tomato sauce was spicy. And the loose Italian sausage spread over the top was kicking up... More >>

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