Our Texas chefs not only come from Texas but from all over the world and bring their culinary homes with them -- fortunately for us. Lone Star Chefs by John DeMers and Julie Soefer highlights 13 outstanding and diverse Texas masters. This book is part biography, part cookbook and part restaurant gu ... More >>
You know, people used to care about packaging back in the day. Not like now. And by "care," we mean throw any odd -- the odder the better, it seems -- label on your farm's fruit and vegetable boxes. Texas, of course, had a big agricultural economy when all this was going on, so locally produced lab ... More >>
I realize that it's nowhere near Christmas, despite the Second Baptist billboard on I-10 advertising their Christmas church services (which you apparently have to purchase a ticket to attend? WTF?!) that make me want to claw my own eyes out with rage every time I drive past it. It's not even ... More >>
Sexy Pancakes would be a terrific name for a funk band. Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where man cook meat with fire. This includes cooking froggie with fire, which, while delicious, look disturbingly like a bunch of little naked half-people on the grill there. Y ... More >>
The Junior League of Houston was once a group of affluent ladies who lunch who came together at the Tea Room to plan out their charitable contributions. Today the Junior League of Houston is comprised of a much more diverse crowd; they are working women from all walks of life, bound by a genu ... More >>
A revived Houston institution proves inconsistent.
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttClick here for a slideshowTonight, the dining room at Brennan's will be filled once again with the happy sounds of clattering plates, clinking wine glasses and content diners after a 17-month rebuilding process. The beloved Houston institution, which first opened i ... More >>
Pardon us, but we're about to impart some useful, seasoned knowledge on you. Don't get too accustomed to it, however. We'll return to our regularly scheduled programming of a wee bit of technology talk with a whole lot of intertwined innuendo in no time.But for today, we educate. Our topic? E ... More >>
We have seen some white rappers in our time. But they don't come much whiter than Nick Kosir, morning weatherman on Beaumont's Fox station. This apparently is Kosir's third rap weathercast (Follow his tweets where he pimps himself heavily here.) It's about on the level of some slightly tipsy Junior ... More >>
Much like the beef stroganoff on the buffet table, yesterday's mayoral forum was safe and unassuming. It was a packed banquet room of business attire for the luncheon, which the Rotary Club of Houston hosted at the Junior League. Candidates sat side-to-side at a table on stage. Roy Mor ... More >>
Photo by Ed Schipul Brennan's, the morning after the fire that ravaged it on September 21, 2008. One of the more visible and poignant victims of Hurricane Ike's wrath last year was Brennan's, the family-run restaurant that had served turtle soup and Bananas Foster to Houstonians from their Sm ... More >>
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