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  • Mom's Hand Restaurant

    published August 2, 2007

    I leaned forward over the bowl full of deep red broth and springy noodles to keep them from dripping all over. I even tried to fend off the soup... More >>

  • Red Basil Thai Fusion Cuisine

    published July 26, 2007

    The beef sushi appetizer at Red Basil Thai Fusion Cuisine on Westheimer was topped with medium-rare filet mignon. It was shaped like the... More >>

  • 5 Wines That Will Blow Your Mind

    published July 26, 2007

    Recommending wines that people can't find in stores is pointless, according to Andrew Adams, owner and wine buyer at The... More >>

  • Sandy's Produce Market

    published July 19, 2007

    It's like some surreal dreamscape," my lunchmate observed, looking out over the interior of Sandy's Produce Market on the Katy Freeway near... More >>

  • Nirvana Indian Restaurant

    published July 12, 2007

    he chicken "phal" at Nirvana Indian Restaurant on Memorial came with big tender chunks of boneless white-meat chicken in an... More >>

  • T-Bone Tom's Steakhouse Restaurant

    published July 5, 2007

    Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tom's Backyard hours: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily... More >>

  • La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

    published June 28, 2007

    Above the door of the original La Fiesta on Katy Freeway and Bunker Hill, there's a Schlitz beer poster. It's a photo of a caballero in a... More >>

  • 5 Wines That'll Blow Your Mind

    published June 28, 2007

    We asked Michael Housewright, the self-described "head wine nerd" at Max's Wine Dive, to let us in on his wine-buying philosophy. He responded... More >>

  • I Love CFS

    published June 21, 2007

    The crust on Granny's chicken-fried steak was so thick, it looked like the meat was coated with cornflakes. The varying shades of gold and brown... More >>

  • I Love CFS: 25 Lovable Chicken-Fried Steaks

    published June 21, 2007

    SOUTHERN-STYLE CFS "Chicken-fried steak is considered a Southern staple," according to the Tulsa World. Food historians who... More >>

  • Blake's BBQ and Burgers

    published June 21, 2007

    The third hamburger I got at Blake's BBQ and Burgers on Jeanetta was just about perfect. When I bit into it, the juicy meat, melted... More >>

  • Bob's Steak & Chop House

    published June 14, 2007

    There are two things I loved about the humongous porterhouse steak I ate on my first visit to Bob's Steak & Chop House. Number one, the... More >>

  • Le Viet Restaurant & Bar

    published June 7, 2007

    Banh xeo does not mean "slightly deflated yellow football" in Vietnamese, though that's what the version at Le Viet restaurant on... More >>

  • Venetian Bistro & Pastry Shop

    published May 31, 2007

    The delicate crust on the cheese pastry at Venetian Bistro & Pastry Shop on Bellaire shatters into tender, buttery flakes as soon as I take... More >>

  • Fu Fu Cafe

    published May 24, 2007

    My first soup dumpling was a disappointment. You get four to an order at Fu Fu Cafe on Bellaire, and they come to the table extremely hot.... More >>

  • Five Wines That'll Blow Your Mind

    published May 24, 2007

    Ever since the movie Sideways, Americans have been drinking more Pinot Noir and less Merlot. Are we crazy to be taking wine advice from... More >>

  • Bissonnet Grill

    published May 17, 2007

    A funky aroma enveloped our table at the Bissonnet Grill, a new fast-casual eatery on Bissonnet near the corner of Kirby. It smelled like... More >>

  • Kasra Persian Grill

    published May 10, 2007

    Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 10 p.m. Sundays. Hummus: $4.50... More >>

  • Five Wines That'll Blow Your Mind

    published May 10, 2007

    Why drink wine this time of year anyway? Why not just stick with beer? We asked Backstreet Café and Hugo's wine guy, certified sommelier... More >>

  • Armandos

    published May 3, 2007

    At a wheeled cart beside our table, an elderly Hispanic gentleman in a server's uniform stretched the hot strings of cheese high above the... More >>

  • Five Wines That'll Blow Your Mind

    published May 3, 2007

    The 1992 vintage and the 1993 vintage of the same wine from the same winery can taste dramatically different. It's all about the sun and the... More >>

  • Alice's Diner

    published April 26, 2007

    The “Alice's Deluxe Hamburger” at Alice's Diner on Beechnut comes on a toasted sesame-seed bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles,... More >>

  • Yatra Brasserie

    published April 19, 2007

    The first time I ate lunch at Yatra Brasserie, the cool new Indian restaurant on Main Street, I was delighted to see an innovative... More >>

  • Wines

    published April 19, 2007

    Wine is supposed to be relaxing, not anxiety-inducing. So how do you pick a wine from all those pages and pages of foreign names on the wine... More >>

  • Fish Gone Wild

    published April 12, 2007

    There is a sign that reads "Wild Kitchen, London and Cajun Style" in front of a new restaurant on Stella Link. Combinations like... More >>

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