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  • Southern-Fried Asian to Go

    published August 5, 2004

    J&J Seafood Market More >>

  • Wild or Mild

    published July 29, 2004

    The luminous orange grease tints the white bowl above the dark red broth. I unwrap the aluminum foil that contains the warm corn tortillas and... More >>

  • Bogotá's Best Birds

    published July 22, 2004

    Pollo Riko Dodo's Chicken Pollo Riko Whole roasted chicken$8.29 Half-chicken$4.69 Half-chicken and two sides$6.09... More >>

  • The 19th Oasis

    published July 15, 2004

    Tuna carpaccio $12 Duck confit spring roll $6.50 Beef tenderloin $26.50 Wasabi-crusted grouper $19 Chicken-fried pork... More >>

  • Curry for the Laddies

    published July 8, 2004

    London Sizzler Tandoori Bar & Grill London Sizzler Tandoori Bar & Grill Tandoori mixed grill$13.50 Onion bhaji$2.95 Butter... More >>

  • African Hideaway

    published July 1, 2004

    Kifto $7.95 Yedoro wot $7.95 Gomen $4.95 Kik wet $4.95 Vegetarian combo $7.95 Meat combo $8.95 More >>

  • Wine-Geek Chic

    published June 17, 2004

    When I walk up to La Vista on Fountain View carrying a bottle of wine, I notice a poster in the window that says the restaurant has applied... More >>

  • Dry-Aged Discrimination

    published June 10, 2004

    Flames are shooting out of the high-tech stainless-steel broiler at The Capital Grille on Westheimer. And thanks to the open design... More >>

  • All the Way to the Bank

    published June 10, 2004

    The rumor making the rounds is that celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten gets a million dollars to show up five days a year at Bank by... More >>

  • Ceviche Heaven

    published June 3, 2004

    The red snapper in the ceviche at Pezcalato, the new Peruvian restaurant on Richmond, is so soft, I wonder if it's been ground up like... More >>

  • A Cheesy Controversy

    published June 3, 2004

    People are complaining that the new owners of Los Tios have messed up the chile con queso. So I stop by the Los Tios on Beechnut to check it out.... More >>

  • Plano Tex-Mex

    published May 27, 2004

    Fajitas $11.75 Bistec tampiquena $20.95 Chicken and mushrooms $12.75 Shrimp with chile and garlic $16.95 Lunch... More >>

  • Pacific Rim Shot

    published May 20, 2004

    Grilled oysters $10 Shrimp and avocado $9 Hot-and-sour soup $5 Shrimp à la Hunan $22 Duck à la Jadeite $28 More >>

  • Meat and Tomatoes

    published May 13, 2004

    5851 Westheimer, 713-266-0909. Hours: Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.... More >>

  • Shrimp N' Ice Cream

    published May 6, 2004

    The shrimp masala sounds good, so I order some for lunch. "Hot or mild?" the guy behind the counter at Fish N' More asks.... More >>

  • Blaze of Glory

    published April 29, 2004

    The interior of Jarro Cafe on Gessner is pleasantly air- conditioned. But veteran ethnic-food explorer Jay Francis (see " More >>

  • Fantastic Fusion

    published April 22, 2004

    Chunks of ahi tuna are seared on the outside and red and raw in the center. They're scattered along a skinny, plank-shaped cracker teetering on a... More >>

  • Juicy Juxtaposition

    published April 15, 2004

    Igor is dousing his gyro wrap with a bright red salsa that tastes like a combination of roasted red peppers and cayenne powder. He has made... More >>

  • Freezer Burned

    published April 8, 2004

    Moore's Double Horn Grill More >>

  • Burrito Wrap-Up

    published April 8, 2004

    Nobody behind the counter at Chipotle Mexican Grill on Kirby speaks English. A friend and I order a carnitas burrito and a... More >>

  • Baklava Bravissimo

    published April 1, 2004

    Our hostess waits patiently behind the walk-up counter while the four of us stare at the pretty pictures of kabob plates mounted on the wall above... More >>

  • Sex, Death and Oysters

    published March 25, 2004

    As I draw my cocktail fork across it, the delicate creature contracts almost imperceptibly. Then I stab the quivering mouthful and slide it onto... More >>

  • Sunnyside Sup

    published March 25, 2004

    Reid's Barbecue More >>

  • Jekyll & Hydesky

    published March 18, 2004

    The bartender at the new Smith & Wollensky steak house on Westheimer pours a generous dose of Beefeater gin into an ice-filled... More >>

  • Monica Hits Midtown

    published March 11, 2004

    A slice of dark purple duck prosciutto, a little sweet blood orange, some crunchy fennel and a sip of a "yellow fever" cocktail -- that's all it... More >>

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