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Alison Cook

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    June 9, 2014

    The Maestro at Eatsie Boys Cafe

    I am beginning to think the law of diminishing utility does not apply to cheesesteaks. Less than 24 hours after my very good experience with the Big Kahuna from Jersey Mike's Subs I was already craving another cheesesteak. A positive comment from an EOW reader regarding the cheesesteak at Eatsie B ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Should Food Trucks Get a Fair Shake?

    29-95: Montrose mainstay Gratifi -- the newly rebranded Ziggy's -- received some much-deserved love from Houston Chronicle critic Alison Cook for its extensive burger menu, in particular the Gaucho burger. "The Argentinian-themed El Gaucho is one of those specialty burgers that succeeds beautifully ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    Sitting Pretty

    Houston's 10 Best Patios

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    February 8, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Time for El Tiempo's Big Debut and More Crawfish in Chinatown

    Are you in this for the long-haul? Good, because this week was chock-full of restaurant news -- and most of it happy news. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for a long post, starting with recaps of a few stories from earlier this week. Ryan Rouse and Brad Moore of Grand Prize Bar in Montrose and B ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Camp Brisket and Nutty Frenchmen

    Washington Post: The latest out-of-state paper to tackle Houston's bustling food scene is the Washington Post, in which writer Martha Miller visits a handful of our most popular restaurants and describes the city as "Silk Road meets Texas Bravado." Sarah Rufca at CultureMap called Martha's summation ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Virgin Kitchens and Uninformed Morons

    Dallas Observer: Although Anthony Bourdain is the most famous recent convert to Texas barbecue, Gavin Cleaver of the Dallas Observer (our sister paper) recounts his own love story with smoke and brisket in this week's feature story: "An Englishman in BBQ Sauce." City of Ate: In this second of this ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    This Week in Food Blogs: Masters of Meat and the Problem with Corn Smut

    Eater Houston: I love useful maps, and Eater Houston's recent "heat map" of the city's best brunch destinations is just that. Old favorites such as Fountain View Cafe and Hugo's mingle with newer hot spots like Boomtown Coffee. CultureMap: Equally useful is Sarah Rufca's map at CultureMap of the 10 ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Where Does a Cameroonian Fish Restaurant Hide in Houston?

    Cookmundo: Former EOW contributor John Kiely has a blog of his own, Cookmundo, and it's our featured food blog this week. I love the tagline: "Simple awesome food for the new cook," which also means you know what to expect out of Kiely's posts. Amateur cooks, let Kiely be your friendly guide to cook ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    A Fire at the Broken Spoke

    Roy de la Garza on what's next.

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    August 2, 2012

    Do It Yourself

    Top five condiments to make at home.

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    August 1, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Bycatch Gets Bigger and Brownies Bring Doom

    CultureMap: Houston Restaurant Weeks starts today, and celebrated earlier this week with a kick-off party at Momentum Audi. The Houston Press was not invited (was it something we said?), but luckily CultureMap was there to cover the event and remind folks that, above all, HRW is about raising money ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Openings & Closings: Coming Home to Roost

    An inviting patio and good crepes still weren't enough to save La Mia.​This week brings a lot of sad news, so we'll get that out of the way first. Ripping the Band-Aid off and all that... Three restaurants closed this past week, two of which we actually liked. One of them even received a glow ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Robb Walsh: Robb has been on a barbecue vision quest throughout the South -- ye ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Houston Entree: If you're still hungry for follow-up about the Houston Restaura ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Fratelli's Authentic Italian Cuisine: Culinary Surprises Abound in a Northwest Houston Shopping Center

    Insalata di Pere.​Houstonians are a funny bunch. Those that live in the suburbs have no qualms about traversing the city for a nice meal, while most inner-loopers balk at the idea of dining anywhere that requires logging more than eight minutes of freeway time. I belong to the second group, an ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Eatocracy: CNN's food blog has partnered with Food & Wine to announce the 100 n ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    ​Earlier this week on Twitter, the Chron's Alison Cook noted disapprovingly that Rico's Luchadores had experienced a makeunder: "There goes the neighborhood: Rico's Luchadores has ditched the wrestling theme for more tasteful 'Frida' motif. Say it ain't so." Indeed, Rico's has been transformed ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Meeting Spanish Village For the First Time

    A bowl of queso is all you need some days.​I made the acquaintance of Spanish Village (4720 Almeda Rd.) for the first time last night. For a lifelong Houstonian, this might seem odd and perhaps a bit heretical, but the truth is that I'd never before set foot inside the old Tex-Mex joint just s ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    A Comprehensive Guide to Houston's Food Blogs

    Cartoon does not reflect reality (most of the time).​In a city as large as Houston and with as many culinary options as we're blessed with, it's no surprise that the food blogging community here is large and diverse. Say what you want about food bloggers: that we're arrogant, obtrusive know-i ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    Losing our Voice.​Although it technically isn't a closure, it's the end of an era for Voice, the critically-acclaimed restaurant at the Hotel Icon. Chef Michael Kramer is leaving as the hotel has decided to take the restaurant in a different, slightly less upscale direction. It's a huge blow f ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    Ain't No Feud Like A Food Feud. Or Maybe There's No Feud At All

    ​Cleverley Stone is a Houston food institution. Of sorts.For some, she's a lively, well-informed foodie who offers great discounts and tips on her blog, on a weekly radio show on CNN 650 AM (Proposed Station Motto: You've Probably Never Heard Of Us), on local TV morning shows and on her Twitter.Fo ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    Ain't No Feud Like A Food Feud. Or Maybe There's No Feud At All

    ​Cleverley Stone is a Houston food institution. Of sorts.For some, she's a lively, well-informed foodie who offers great discounts and tips on her blog, on a weekly radio show on CNN 650 AM (Proposed Station Motto: You've Probably Never Heard Of Us), on local TV morning shows and on her Twitter.Fo ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Openings and Closings

    This week features not only restaurant closings and openings, but reopenings as well. The first of those, as expected, was Cafe Le Jadeite (1952 West Gray), which reopened this past Monday. Despite the fact that the name and decor have remained the same, the owners and the menu have changed. B4 ... More >>

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    November 1, 2007

    Valentino's Seafood

    A Texas shrimper is finding out how hard it is to run a seafood restaurant in Houston

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    September 30, 2004

    Lafayette's Legacy

    Denis' Seafood House outclasses the competition

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    June 15, 1995

    Diner's Notebook

    Restaurant-Go-Round

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    July 28, 1994
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    March 17, 1994
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