Arnaldo Richards

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    Pico's Reveals Its New Logo and Plans For a Holiday Tamale Stand

    It's about to get easier than ever to pick up tamales from Pico's for the holidays. The news came during the rollout celebration of a bigger, bolder Pico's logo yesterday. The tamale stand will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on November 28-30, the weekends of December 6 and 13 and then again from D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 82, Chiles en Nogada Tradicionales at Pico's Mex-Mex

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 13, 2014

    Roost Bistro Debuts New Dishes

    It may be the best yet.

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Openings & Closings: It's The Year of The Bakery

    Hubbell & Hudson Market's official last day is Wednesday, March 12, but according to CultureMap's Eric Sandler, from the looks of the market it could close much sooner. Whether it is on or before March 12, Hubbell & Hudson Market is closing. The Kitchen and Bistro are not going anywhere, though. In ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 20, 2014

    Sur Latin Peruvian Cuisine

    A first look at this new restaurant.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Fish & The Knife Finally Opens; Gigi's Closes

    The week was filled with openings and upcoming restaurant announcements, as well as one notable closing. Gigi's Asian Bistro and Dumpling Bar has closed after serving customers classic Asian dishes and dumplings for six years inside the Galleria. Houston Chronicle's Greg Morago reported that the res ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 27, 2013

    Finally Discovering Down House

    Where have you been all my life?

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Houston Gets a Food Truck Park & Many Restaurants Reopen

    This week brought more openings and reopenings than closings, so let's start with some reopenings. Eater Houston reports that Marfreless, the makeout bar that closed in March of this year, posted an announcement on its website on June 14 that it will be reopening at the same location in River Oaks ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 4, 2013

    Here, Eat This

    A beginner's guide to Korean cuisine.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Pico's Mex-Mex and More Are Movin' On Up

    If this week's roundup of openings and closings had a theme song, it would be "Movin' On Up" from The Jeffersons. Pico's Mex-Mex is doing just that, by vacating its old Bellaire location to move into the recently closed Maggie Rita's at Richmond and Kirby. The Houston Chronicle's Alison Cook broke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Tequila Experts at the Izkali Tequila Launch

    Ana BlomeierArnaldo Richards (left) F. Paul Pacult (center) Alex Richards (right)​Have you ever been in a meeting so mind-numbing, you wish you had a shot of tequila to wake up your brain? Then imagine the pleasure of a fascinating talk at Hilton Post Oak, which actually featured tequila. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Amazing Menudo at Pico's Mex-Mex

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttPico's offered an outstanding assortment of Mexican brunch items.​Pico's Mex-Mex in Bellaire sure knows how to throw a hell of an anniversary party. This past Sunday, the beloved Mexican restaurant celebrated 26 years in business by setting up tents and chafing dish ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009

    Mexican Street Food Festival

    It's the Day of the Dead, so live it up with some authentic south-of-the-border cuisine

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Openings and Closings

    ​Word hit this week that Las Alamedas -- the landmark Spanish restaurant that mysteriously shut down earlier this year -- will be reopening again soon, but not in the same location. The owners have leased a space in Katy's La Centerra, the town square-style development near Cinco Ranch. The restau ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 13, 2009

    Keep on Trucking

    The tacos at this Bellaire Boulevard taquería might remind you of the ones you get from a taco truck.

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Follow Friday for Houston Food Hounds

    Photo courtesy of @bakerella In the world of Twitter -- the love-it-or-hate-it microblogging service -- Fridays are known as "Follow Friday," a day devoted to suggesting new or interesting users for your friends to follow. Depending on who you follow, your Twitter stream will be inundated on Friday ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 16, 1999


    Pico-boo. Now you see Don Pico's. Now you don't.