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Al Aseel

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Like That Chain Restaurant? Try This Local One Instead (Part II)

    Maybe your friend is obsessed with Cheesecake Factory. Maybe your kids scream for nuggets every time you pass Chik-fil-A (we don't blame them), but you don't exactly agree with their politics. Maybe you're just in one giant, chain-restaurant-filled eating rut. We've urged you to step away from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Burgers Off the Beaten Path: The Hideaway

    I keep finding new reasons to love The Hideaway on Dunvale, and therefore new reasons to drive west on Richmond until I hit Dunvale -- a corner of the city's that is actually rife with terrific reasons to head west. In the strip center across Richmond from The Hideaway, you'll find two of the best ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2013

    Eating Our Hearts Out

    100 Favorite dishes in the Bayou City

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Ruchi's, Cedars, Le Peep and More

    There's not much to draw from in the city's health inspection records this week, and that's all right. Forcing Houston's inspectors and restaurant owners to keep dancing during the holidays would have been wrong, like mixing lean with Diet Sprite. Of the few places that got looks last week, Ruchi' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    All 52 Restaurant Reviews of 2012, Broken Down and Mapped Out

    View 2012 Restaurant Reviews in a larger map. In 2012, I reviewed 50 restaurants. Jeremy Parzen and Mai Pham graciously stepped in when I went on vacation two weeks, filling in for me and each writing a full restaurant review of their own. Together, the three of us wrote one restaurant review for e ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 13, 2012

    Let's Get Greasy

    The 10 best fried chicken joints in Houston.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Fried Chicken

    "What's your favorite fried chicken in Houston?" I asked my mother a few days ago over the phone, curious to see if I'd overlooked any old favorites on the top 10 list I was compiling. A sixth generation Texan, my mother has lived here for more than three decades and cooks for a living. Needless to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Is Houston Diverse Enough?

    Lushtastic: Beer blogger Leslie Sprague has a preview of the city's newest craft beer bar from the owners of Liberty Station: Cottonwood. And if Sprague's write-up is any indication, Cottonwood is going to kill it. On the food end, there will be a full menu of burgers and mussels from Cottonwood che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 54, Roast Beef Sandwich at Local Foods

    This year leading up to our annual Best of HoustonĀ® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 55, Palestinian Chicken at Al Aseel

    This year leading up to our annual Best of HoustonĀ® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 5, 2012

    Birds of Bethlehem

    New Palestinian restaurant Al Aseel is turning out some wonderful roasted chicken.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Palestinian Chicken at Al Aseel: Yes, It's Real

    In this week's cafe review of Palestinian diner Al Aseel, I referred to an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm called "Palestinian Chicken" in which Larry David's character on the HBO show finds a Middle Eastern restaurant serving the best grilled chicken he's ever tasted. David, a Jew, keeps eating th ... More >>

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