• Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    My First Taste of Italy: Cutlets, Avocado & Cream

    When I wrote about how to spend the day in Italy while not leaving Houston, I constantly reminisced about my summer in Florence. Luckily, my mom and I were able to explore Florence together a couple days before my study abroad program began, and the first meal we had was the best meal we had. After ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Where the Chefs Eat: Benjy Mason, Mark Decker, Richard Knight

    This week, our Where the Chefs Eat series visits the The Heights-area chefs of Treadsack, the restaurant group that includes the ever popular Down House, D & T Drive Inn, and the opening-in-the-near-future Hunky Dory and Foreign Correspondents. We asked them the regular questions, and we got some am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    The Trick to Examining Color and Opacity in Wine

    The color of wine can be one of the wine lover's greatest pleasures. And whether the old-man piss of an orange wine or the Bologna red of a Nebbiolo (like the Barolo in the image above), the hue of wine not only delivers aesthetic reward but also serves as a gauge of the wine's fitness. Whenever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Last Night: Cloud Nothings At Fitzgerald's

    Cloud Nothings, A Classic Education, The Boxing Lesson Fitzgeralds February 23, 2012 It's only February and 2012 is shaping up to be a big year for Cleveland's Cloud Nothings. Their new album Attack on Memory is garnering raves from critics and fans alike, having been the first release of the year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    My Bologna Has a First Name: It's F-O-R-G-O-T-T-E-N

    To be fair, I would only buy this stuff because I think clowns are delicious.​Scores of Americans were once on a first-name basis with bologna. A generation was raised on the sausage's popular commercials and on the meat itself, usually sandwiched simply between two pieces of white bread and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Katharine Shilcutt wondered whatever happened to bologna, and reader response ran the gamut. Some think the processed wonder is gross and/or unhealthy, but others, like stwilhelm, still think it's still a winner: Bologna is a secret, guilty pleasure of mine! Two pieces of bread, spre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    25 Essential Eponymous Albums

    ​Eponymous: (of a literary work, film, etc) named after its central character or creator: The Stooges' eponymous debut album. On this day in 1983, a young woman from Michigan who had recently given up on a career as a hard-rock singer released her first album of electronic dance-pop, an album ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Real Lambrusco from the Land of Bologna

    ​In Emilia-Romagna (Italy), the land of real Lambrusco, good eating isn't just a way of life... It isn't just a religion... It is a sine qua non, a that without which life simply could not exist. When you live in Emilia-Romagna, Italy's richest region, where there is a higher number of pigs ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 21, 2011

    Capri in Spring

    Little restaurant outside town turns out spectacular Italian food.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Celebrate Elvis' 76th Birthday with a Feast Fit for the King

    Stuff that diet indeed, Mr. Presley.​I'll never forget my first trip to Graceland. Memphis is a magical city in and of itself -- Civil War sites, steamboats, Beale Street, the Smithsonian Museum of Rock & Soul, amazing meals at the Inn at Hunt Phelan -- but there's something about the great, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Halloween Pranks: A Complete 16-Part Guide, By An Expert

    They have an egg ban, go goo g'joob​They say that idle hands are the devil's tools, and that line is proven to be true most every weekend while you are a teenager. Growing up I found myself in a strange, marauding gang of girls and boys who lived to pull pranks on stranger's houses, and a handful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #24 Pasta with White Truffles at Da Marco

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Pasta with Truffles, a Bargain at $110 a Bowl

    ​I split a bowl of pasta topped with huge slices of a white Alba truffles with a lunchmate at Da Marco over the holidays. A bowl of tagliatelle and truffles goes for $125 at dinner. It's only $110 at lunch, so we paid a mere $55 each for the ethereal experience. The flavor is like nothing else ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    New Year's Pigs' Trotters

    ​This weekend, Da Marco will be serving zampone, the stuffed pig's foot that's traditionally eaten on New Year's in Italy. Da Marco is serving the zampone with lentils and the mustard-marinated fruit called mostarda. December 31 is called La Festa di San Silvestro in Italy. You eat lentils, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    $13 at DNR European Café and Deli

    Where: DNR European Café and Deli, 4621 Montrose Blvd, 713-529-0367 What $13 will get you: That's way more than you ever need to spend here. We tried anyway. Take the quintessential European fast food joint--the döner kebab stand, which was invented in Berlin by Turkish immigrants--Americanize i ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 8, 2007

    Oporto Café

    This Portuguese wine, tapas and espresso bar on Richmond doesn't take itself too seriously

  • Dining

    March 2, 2006

    The Crudo at Bice

    A new excuse to go to the Galleria and play dress-up

  • Dining

    February 23, 2006

    How Sweet It Is

    Marco Wiles is knocking them dead with his new casual pizzeria in Montrose

  • Dining

    May 8, 2003

    Ice Cream Sandwich

    Nundini Food Store's panini are good, but their gelati are great

  • Dining

    December 30, 1993

    The Houston Press 1993 Menu from Hell

    Abandon all hope, all ye who swallow here