When I go to the original Ninfa's on Navigation, I'm regularly tempted by the monthly specials, but inevitably I revert to my old favorites such as the tacos al carbon and the shrimp and chicken fajitas. Spring, however, is a time for change and growth. The last time I cowardly opted for the safe tr ... More >>
It's been more than a century since the first Tex-Mex restaurant opened in Houston. George Caldwell brought The Original Mexican Restaurant to our city in 1907, influenced -- most agree -- by a restaurant of the same name in his hometown of San Antonio.
It would be another 20 years before Felix Mex ... More >>
What she does:
Tracy Vaught is the owner of Hugo's and Backstreet Cafe and a partner at Prego and Trevisio.
""I do all the planning, train managers, set all the standards for the restaurants, design menus," says Vaught. "Investments and charitable giving. I am the one who has political involvement ... More >>
In case your weekend doesn't revolve around the parking lot full of food trucks at Haute Wheels or all-you-can-eat brisket at the Houston Barbecue Festival, here are five other great things to eat, drink or do this weekend.
Revival Market's two-year anniversary party
Saturday, 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
550 ... More >>
Who she is:
Ellen Schwartz, better known as Chef Ellen, has been in the kitchen for as long as she can remember. A native Houstonian, she and her family have a long history in the food industry. Her father and grandfather -- a butcher -- owned the Riverside Market grocery stores since the 40's. She ... More >>
The East End is undergoing some necessary growing pains right now as a new generation of Houstonians rediscover the neighborhoods right next door to downtown. Construction of a METRO light rail to connect the East End with the main line has had Harrisburg torn up for some time, but is nearly complet ... More >>
Roost Bistro is one of the restaurants with an exciting fall menu.
Fall means looking forward to more than just oyster season, chili cook-offs and pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks. It means that plenty of our favorite restaurants (and, yes, bars too) across the city are issuing new seasonal menus ... More >>
Seriously, guys. What the living hell. This has been one of the craziest weeks for openings and closings that I can recall in a long time. So when I say prepare for a ton of news ahead, I mean it.
The biggest news of an already huge news week was word that Bobby Heugel and company are the new opera ... More >>
One of the many things that intrigues me about the Victorian era was how the general overabundance of shellfish meant foods like lobster were more fare for the hoi polloi than the aristocratic minority. This year, a bumper crop in the Northeast has once again made lobster cheaper for the masses. And ... More >>
Next Thursday night from 7 to 10 p.m., help support Foodways Texas while enjoying some terrific Texan beer and bites at the Saint Arnold brewery with Low and Slow: An Evening of Smoked Food & Film. The evening will feature short films by Keely Steenson about Texas barbecue traditions along with tast ... More >>
...except, I guess, if you ate all three at once. Then, you might be hurting.
First, let's get something straight. I don't, or didn't, go to The Original Ninfa's for burgers. If I venture out to Navigation, it's for fajitas, tacos al pastor, or maybe the seafood enchiladas.
But these times, they ... More >>
She changed diapers, bandaged scraped knees, drove to and from a million extra-curricular activities, cooked, cleaned and still managed to love you as a teenager -- taking your mom out for a nice meal is the least you can do on Mother's Day. Luckily there is no shortage of restaurants in town willin ... More >>
Inside the light and airy Relish Fine Foods.Relish Fine Foods had its grand opening this past Monday and Tuesday, and was already off to a fast start when I dropped by at 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon. The store was already sold out of all of their salads, and other prepared items were going jus ... More >>
Photo by Matthew DresdenWhich "underrated" chef made this beautiful tai ceviche?Two weeks ago, Mai Pham's excellent post about the modern Franco-Japanese cuisine Chef Jason Hauck is cooking up at Soma Sushi shed some light on the fact that Soma serves much more than just sushi, despite its na ... More >>
Pico's Mex-Mex.If Kevin Shalin's Top 5 Sandwiches was controversial, it will probably have nothing on my picks for the best Mexican eateries in a town where fajitas and 'ritas reign supreme.
Although I have no Mexican blood in my heritage, like many Houstonians, I was raised on a taco- and ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Adam GarciaThat's not a flat-screen TV. It's the curing room being framed out at Revival Market.A one-two punch of great news from the team at Revival Market (550 Heights Boulevard), which is set to open soon in the Heights space formerly inhabited by McCain's Market. Accord ... More >>