It's hard to find good help, or so the saying goes. Indeed, many of the chefs and restaurant owners I've spoken with over the years privately admit that finding good waitstaff in Houston can be a Sisyphean task: You manage to find a truly great server or two, they dazzle your diners and then -- beca ... More >>
A few weeks ago when my list of the Top 10 Chocolate Chip Cookies in Houston ran on EOW, a few readers protested the absence of Baby Barnaby's chocolate chip cookie from the list. Eric Sandler of Eater Houston notably remarked:
While Tiny Boxwoods is a totally logical choice for the top spot, th ... More >>
So, I'm not the hugest fan of BlackFinn American Grille. I think that's pretty evident from this week's cafe review, in which I found a few things to enjoy about the place -- giant mug of chocolate cake here, pretty good service there -- but not enough to outweigh the general seething mediocrity of ... More >>
Photo by Joanna O'LearyMonstrous and Magnificent: The Pumpkin Pancake at Baby Barnaby'sIn 2010, I had a grand ol' time scouring Houston for outstanding pumpkin dishes. One year later I'm older, definitely not wiser, and still in love with orange squash. So from now until Thanksgiving I'll b ... More >>
alex-sBaby Barnaby's has received no lack of attention over the years, much of it from this publication, including a Best of Houston® award for Best Breakfast and one for Best Gay-Friendly Restaurant. The food is tasty (like Katharine Shilcutt, I'm partial to the green eggs), the portions la ... More >>
January 2nd was a funny kind of day.
A Friday, the day after New Year's Day, sandwiched between a citywide attempt to recover from a hangover and a weekend in which another one would soon take its place, January 2nd was eerily quiet and sober. My grandmother and I drove aimlessly in the g ... More >>