Because it's not fair to give a full cafe review to a restaurant before it's been open for at least three months, we bring you First Looks at new restaurants around Houston to see what they're doing right so far and what they still need to work on.
The new Union Kitchen replaced a Hunan Emperor tha ... More >>
I don't quite understand how after four years of living in Houston, I only just visited The Union Kitchen. And it's only five minutes from my school. Shameful, shameful.
My "good restaurant" radar finally picked up on the restaurant after I stumbled on some enticing online photos of its appetizer ... More >>
Photo by John KielyClassic cocktails are called that, not because they're old, but because they are delicious. Most of them can be ordered at any well-stocked bar, and some of them--such as a Negroni, Sazerac, or Martini--can be ordered with swagger.
However, there's some classic cocktails ... More >>
After mastering a tartly correct margarita three years ago, I decided to keep going, and make every classic cocktail that doesn't involve weird liquor. Sixty-nine, so far.
As I searched bartending sites, mixology blogs, culinary forums, print stuff and liquor reviews, these bottles of gin, v ... More >>
Geri Maria HarrisYesterday I reviewed RR's recipe for Vodka Cream Sauce. With a few easy additions, it turned out to be a deliciously simple sauce that is perfect for any weeknight dinner. Below is her recipe along with my suggestions for making it the Absolut best. That pun's for you Racha ... More >>
Who doesn't love Rachael Ray -- with her big smile, bouncy hair and corny jokes? Even if you find her constant perkiness annoying, she's too nice too really hate. And her 30 Minute Meals show is often good for a meal idea or two. I've been watching it on and off for years, so when I saw her c ... More >>
I've always preferred brunettes. Aside from making me not a gentleman, this simply meant I favored Jaclyn Smith over Farrah Fawcett, Lynda Carter (or JoAnna Cameron) to Deidre Hall, Yasmine Bleeth to Gena Lee Nolin, and Jane Seymour over, well...just about any of the other Bond Girls.
Given ... More >>
Photo by Troy FieldsMy friend Hassan describes the differences between the new The Gallant Knight (2511 Bissonnet, 713-942-9940) and the old location like this: "It used to be way smaller, and white people would actually dance." She's right — most patrons are out on the patio, drinking ... More >>
Photo by Troy Fields"The best things in life are free, so let your mind and soul be free. Only you can hold yourself back." I was reading that piece of bathroom graffiti at The Next Door (2020 Waugh, 713-520-1712), head twisted toward the wall behind me, when I realized I was nearly pissing o ... More >>
Photo by Troy FieldsWhen I eat expensive sushi, it's usually at family dinners honoring special occasions — my little brother coming down from Austin for Mom's birthday, my little brother getting out of city lockup, my little brother beating that misdemeanor drug charge. (Lesson learned ... More >>
Dear jaded consumer: These two Houston artists are now competing for your attention. They sell ads, they're making a vodka billboard, and their client list includes Budweiser and Target. They call it art, but what advertisers want to know is, will it work