Basque Country

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    A Fantastic Rosé for Houston to Call Its Own

    Americans have a truly unique relationship with rosé. During the 1970s and 1980s, when middle-class Americans were becoming wine-aware for the first time in our nation's history, the wine industry aggressively marketed cheaply made "blush" wines to the masses. Lancers Rosé, Mateus Rosé, and "Whi ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 16, 2013

    The Pho-ndamentals

    A beginner's guide to Vietnamese cuisine.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Bistros

    How do you define a bistro? If you're going to stick to the traditional Parisian definition, a bistro (or bistrot) is a small, tidy restaurant that serves inexpensive wine and simple dishes in a modest price range. Those dishes are traditionally French "comfort food" recipes like coq au vin, boeuf ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 25, 2012

    The Humble Deli Sandwich

    Houston's top 10 versions.

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in Rice Village

    We're tackling the city's neighborhoods one by one now that the Best of Houston issue is out. First was Montrose, then the Heights and now Rice Village, an area that's absolutely saturated with great restaurants. One of the best things about the saturation in Rice Village is how easy it is to park ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    A Basque Wine for Slimy Okra

    Even in East Texas, where fried okra is to the culinary landscape what George the Gator is to Peggy's on the Bayou, people simply can't tell you what okra tastes like. My wife Tracie P, an accomplished gastronome and native of Orange, Texas (where she grew up frying her okra in Nanna's cast-iron sk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Odd Pair: What Wine to Serve with Frito Pie?

    There is perhaps no dish that inspires connoisseurship among Texans as much as Frito Pie. Shrouded in mystique and lore, this mighty staple of rigorously authentic Texas gastronomy, speaks to the citizens of our state like no other in our culinary canon. By combining indigenous ingredients and form ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Odd Pair: Guacamole and a Wine from the Basque Country

    ​Who doesn't love guacamole? If there's someone out there who doesn't, they've never been to Texas, where I believe it is illegal not to like guacamole. As a native Southern Californian who got to Texas as quick as I could, I feel right at home in this state where guacamole is as American as a ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 17, 2010

    Sangria and Serrano

    Tintos does some things right, but skip the paella.

  • Culture

    October 15, 2009
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    January 15, 2009
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    November 13, 2008
  • Culture

    December 7, 2006
  • Calendar

    March 3, 2005
  • Dining

    February 24, 2005

    It's Le Bombe

    A new restaurant has Republican bigwigs dancing on the grave of the French boycott

  • News

    February 12, 2004

    Ship Wrecked

    A Houston firm certified the oil tanker Prestige as good to go. It broke apart in the Atlantic, causing the worst environmental disaster in Spanish history.