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  • 12 years ago

    Summer eating can be defined by the cold summer rolls of Thai Spice (5117 Kelvin, 713-522-5100). Delicate and elegant, these loosely assembled rolls are magically light but complex. They are filling yet nutritious. Translucent rice paper swathes a...

  • 12 years ago

    The raspberry grilled chicken salad ($13) is not just a pretty salad singing with summery ingredients, it's a substantial meal at Mockingbird Bistro (1985 Welch, 713-533-0200). In robust Mockingbird fashion, the salad arrives piled high on a large...

  • 12 years ago

    For quick, comforting Asian pasta with panache, make a beeline to Pei Wei Asian Diner (5110 Buffalo Speedway, 713-661-0900) for "blazing noodles" ($6.45). Wide pappardelle-style noodles hit the hot wok with sizzle, and the char marks prove it. Lac...

  • 12 years ago

    What makes Stone Mill Bakers' (2518 Kirby Drive, 713-524-6600) signature curried chicken salad sandwich ($6.95) different? Everything. Start with what Stone Mill does best: bread. The freshly baked wheat slices are dense but moist, loaded with plu...

  • 12 years ago

    Tucked away between the spiffy lofts and towering town homes of Midtown, Lankford Grocery and Market (88 Dennis, 713-522-9555) is a throwback. The 1940s icehouse comes complete with wood-paneled walls, lumpy booths, plastic tablecloths, down-home ...

  • 13 years ago

    Just when you thought you had experienced all possible dessert epiphanies, the raspberry shortbread tart ($6.95) rolls along at Mark's American Cuisine (1658 Westheimer, 713-523-3800). The house-made individual pastry shell is thick and moist with...