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2003 Stories by Robb Walsh

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  • Gem on Jones

    published February 27, 2003

    A large party at the front of the restaurant is getting a lot of attention. A Taste of Portugal's chef jokes with them as he carries dishes... More >>

  • Say Cheez

    published February 20, 2003

    The Villanova, Temple and Penn State pennants on the wall give me a good feeling about Jake's Philly Steaks. Even more reassuring is the... More >>

  • Eat Your Heart Out

    published February 13, 2003

    Valentine's Day is a holiday for love and" restaurant specials. For downtown dinner and dancing, start with the special menu at Zula and finish... More >>

  • Teachings of the Pope

    published February 13, 2003

    We're still shivering when the waitress brings our menus. Maybe it's the January chill that causes us both to want the dish called winter curry,... More >>

  • Dining by Demographic

    published February 6, 2003

    Our waiter stops by and moves his lips. The noise level in the packed dining room at Fleming's, the new steak house on Alabama, is so high... More >>

  • No Satisfaction

    published February 6, 2003

    After their recent concert at Reliant Stadium, the Rolling Stones called Da Marco (1520 Westheimer, 713-807-8857) looking for a table. Da Marco... More >>

  • Taiwan's Tapioca Attack

    published January 30, 2003

    The young Asian woman behind the counter at Lollicup whips up my jasmine tea and my date's mango slushy at blinding speed. "Tapioca?"... More >>

  • Goat Doughnuts Go Global

    published January 23, 2003

    The sky is deep blue and bright outside the plate-glass window at Hot Breads bakery on Hillcroft. On the shopping center sidewalk, a young... More >>

  • Barbecue Breakout

    published January 23, 2003

    Sandwiches That You Will Like was the name of the PBS documentary that aired on January 8. Produced by KQED in Pittsburgh, the show... More >>

  • Globalization's McBacklash

    published January 16, 2003

    At 11:52 a.m., I ease into the line of cars waiting to pull in to the parking lot of the new fried chicken franchise Pollo Campero. The... More >>

  • New Digs, Old Tricks

    published January 9, 2003

    In 1924, the year the Sam Houston Hotel first opened, Damon Runyon was America's best-read journalist. With an incredible eye for detail, Runyon... More >>

  • Feeling Lucky?

    published January 2, 2003

    It's lunchtime and all ten tables at the Lucky Pot noodle shop are taken. Aside from me and my dining companion, the only other Anglo in... More >>

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