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    October 2, 2014

    4 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes For the Fall

    Slow cookers are one of those appliances that most people seem to own, but only use for a handful of dishes, primarily of the chili or pot roast variety. There's nothing wrong with that, I love crock pot roasts and chili. There is something beautiful about being able to fill the slow cooker with in ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014

    The Midtown Banh Mi Showdown

    Settling the banh mi question once and for all.

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    May 14, 2014

    The Ultimate Midtown Bánh Mì Taste Test

    Because the Houston Press office is in Midtown, I eat a lot of bánh mì. Need a light lunch? Bánh mì. In a hurry? Bánh mì. Craving meat, veggies and carbs? Bánh mì. Want something spicy? Bánh mì. It's my go-to meal to satisfy just about any lunchtime criteria. Unfortunately for someone ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 8, 2014

    Where to Eat on Mother's Day 2014 in Houston

    Take your mother out this year.

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    March 27, 2014

    At Rosemont Social Club Brunch Isn't Just a Meal, It's an Atmosphere

    The Rosemont Social Club, if you haven't yet been, leaves quite an impression--even before you get to brunch. (But you should get to brunch, and soon.) Entering through the "secret" back door, your first look is of the downstairs bar and the giant, turquoise-upholstered captain's chairs that surroun ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    10 Items To Buy At Hubbell & Hudson Market Before It Closes

    A few months ago, Hubbell & Hudson Market was hopping with shoppers. The entrance was filled with fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, displays of gorgeous bouquets and shelves of holiday-themed treats. As you walked through the store, you were greeted with samples of artisanal cheeses and meats, f ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    It's Time To Make Your Very Own Panettone

    Each country has its own traditional dishes and desserts for Christmas and the holidays. The French make Thirteen Desserts of Provence, Germans make Christstollen, Brits make Christmas pudding and Italians make panettone. This sweet bread originated in Milan (or so the story is told) and has become ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013

    The Ultimate Leftover Turkey Sandwiches (Part III): Get Ready for Delicious Friday

    Shit ton of leftover turkey? Us too. It happens to the best of us. The anticipation of the Thanksgiving meal is so great that, by the time we sit down to eat it, our multiple (and completely necessary) taste tests of everything in the kitchen have completely eliminated any room for the star of the ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Pizzas

    The rest of the best 2013.

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    September 10, 2013

    First Look At Reserve 101's Food Menu

    These days food is a necessity at bars to keep customers throughout the afternoon, evening and night. Reserve 101 finally added a food menu so customers didn't feel the need to leave in search of food after sipping on whiskey and crafty cocktails. Co-owners Mike Raymond and Steve Long had been wan ... More >>

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    September 2, 2013

    Top 5 Symbolic Foods of Rosh Hashanah

    At Sunday, this Wednesday, Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the High Holy Days, one of the most important times of the year for observant Jews, and with this holiday, comes many traditions and rituals. Some of the more fascinating (and, might I say, delicious) customs involve the consumption of ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    The Mr. Monkey Pie at Boheme

    Jalapeño and bacon pizza. Need I say more? Fine, I will: smoked jalapeño and thick-cut, double-wide bacon on my pizza. Oh, and pillows of creamy ricotta, specks of woodsy rosemary, blankets of milky mozzarella, and a healthy slather of subtly sweet, slightly tart tomato sauce. Imagine all of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Buttermilk Fried Chicken & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    New Wendy's Flatbreads: Smoky Honey Mustard Edition

    Undaunted by the Burger King veggie and turkey burger debacle I have been perusing various fast food websites in search of a healthy treat. When I happened upon the new Wendy's Flatbread sandwiches my interest was piqued. Offered in two flavors -- Asiago Ranch and Smoky Honey Mustard -- I liked the ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    Here, Eat This

    A beginner's guide to Indian cuisine.

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    March 25, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Fish Tacos, Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa and More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Indian Cuisine

    Say you've decided to be spontaneous and embark on a new culinary adventure, sampling a brand new cuisine for the very first time. Good for you! You deserve a virtual high five. But what do you order? This is a common concern among people who've either decided to try something new or are outright a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week? Apple, Bacon, & Onion Flatbread More!

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    Shrimp Puffy Tacos at El Real

    My current favorite entree at El Real is not even on the menu (yet). This confused me the first time I tried to order this dish, because I had seen it on the El Real website. After scanning the menu a few times, I thought perhaps I had missed the boat. The SHRIMP boat. HAH! (Tumbleweed.) Okay, mov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Dunkin Donuts Flatbread Breakfast Sandwich Falls...Flat

    We had lived in Houston for many months before I realized there was, in fact, a Dunkin Donuts in this city. I love Dunkin Donuts -- love, love, love it. You have to understand, I grew up in a town where cute little boutique coffee shops just don't exist (or at least, exist sporadically -- there is o ... More >>

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    April 30, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week?

    I love cooking for my fiancé and for myself, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up aimlessly wandering the supermarket and wasting half the ingredients that I've bought (and I HATE food wasters...I'm lookin' at you!). Enter What's Cooking Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    The Global Burger: India

    I love a good burger. While I always enjoy the regular patty on a bun with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and ketchup (as long as it's cooked at least medium rare), sometimes I like to put a twist or two on tradition. In this series of posts, I'm globalizing the burger by revamping it according to other ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Recipe: Flourless Cloud Bread

    I gave up bread for Lent, which has been a huge pain in the ass because bread is a major component of pretty much everything I think is delicious. I'm the girl who snags a loaf of warm, fresh-baked french bread from the bakery at the beginning of a shopping trip and ends up throwing a practically em ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    Super Bowl Snack for a Crowd: Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Super Bowl Sunday is here. I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait to watch the G-men beat the living $@*! out of the Patriots (God, I hate Tom Brady). But before we watch the big game, I'll need to prepare for the second most exciting act of the day: the food. Of course, when I think footbal ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    What's Cooking This Week

    Last week's Broiled Halibut and Skirt Steak Chimichurri really hit the spot. This week I'll be dabbling in the world of fusion cuisine with a pizza made on naan and an Italian stuffed meatloaf with garlic snow peas. Just be thankful I'm not making Chicken Tikka Lasagna...actually, that sounds delici ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Exceptional H-E-B Store Brands

    John Kiely​I banned store brands shortly after high school, after spending less money on a large jar of strawberry jam, and getting sparsely fruited corn-syrupy red sludge. I saved one dollar and tossed out three. But last year I observed, then participated in a blind taste test of five raspb ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    What's Cooking This Week?

    Photo by Brooke ViggianoNext time I'm making a bread bowl.​Another week, another menu. Last week, I enjoyed a delicious cream of tomato soup and an equally awesome fried egg BLT. I enjoyed them so much, actually, that I'm putting another soup and grilled sandwich in the plans for this week. If ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    My 10 Favorite Houston Sandwiches

    Photo by Troy FieldsMy favorite bread for my favorite sandwich.​Like Ginny Braud, I love sandwiches. Let me say that again: I LOVE sandwiches. Everyone who knows me knows this. It's become almost embarrassing given the fact that I'm on the wrong side of 40 and I still get giddy over a food ite ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    French-Toasted Tortilla

    Photo by John Kiely​When Joseph French, an innkeeper in Albany, New York, invented French toast in 1724, he became an early practitioner of the American affinity to dip food in batter and fry it in fat. The oil has gotten deeper since then, the food more exotic, leading inevitably to the Texa ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Happy National Guacamole Day!

    ​Friday, September 16, is National Guacamole Day, according to Naturally, we're marking the occasion by stuffing heaps of chunky guac into our...guac-holes while listening to the Guacamole Song. It would be inappropriate to celebrate any other way. While I have absolutely not ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Beyond the Bakery: Lebanese Breakfast at Cedars

    Photos by Troy FieldsBreakfast here is literally fresh from the oven.​In this week's cafe review, we trek out to Richmond and Dunvale to investigate the offerings at Cedars Bakery. Because despite the name, there's much more to enjoy at this Lebanese bakery besides the pita bread. The bakery' ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Food Fight: Battle Reuben Sandwich

    Spec's.​ When you order a Reuben sandwich, you're telling the rest of the world (or at least anyone within 20 feet of you for the rest of the day) that they, too, will be having a Reuben. It's a strong move. I once ordered a Reuben at the legendary Brent's Deli in Northridge, California, but c ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Poor Little Rich Boys at Zimm's Little Deck

    Photo by Troy FieldsRoast beef poor boy at Calliope's.​The long and short of this week's cafe review of Zimm's Little Deck is that while the Cajun restaurant's small plates (items like Croque Monsieur balls and fried calamari) are great, the poor boys are wanting. So, too, are the "rich boys" ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Migas at La Guadalupana

    ​My sure-fire breakfast on a bleak weekend morning? Migas at La Guadalupana (2109 Dunlavy, 713-522-2301), along with a cup of cafe de olla and a tall glass of jamaica. There's very little not to love about this breakfast, especially if you treat yourself to a bite from pastry case afterward. ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Houston's Elusive Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Update: Croissant Brioche French Bakery

    ​Continuing on my hunt for Houston's perfect chewy chocolate chip cookie, I followed up on reader Meghan's suggestion to check out Croissant Brioche. (I know, I know. I still have to try Tiny Boxwood's. But they're closed Mondays.) Despite my infatuation with baked goods, I had never been to ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    Recipe: Cuban Picadillo Enchiladas

    Will Merydith​It is essential to have a few recipes in your repertoire that are simple to make, you generally have the ingredients for on hand, and taste great in a matter of minutes. This makes life so much easier when guests unexpectedly drop by or you decide to host an impromptu dinner par ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Puri Bliss

    Feasting at Sweet n Namkin and Salaam Namaste.

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    August 19, 2010

    Honduras in Houston

    A too-small dining scene gets a welcome addition.

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    November 6, 2009

    Late Night Scene: Taco Cabana

    Photo by rpongsaj​Okay, confession: It's been years since I went to a Taco Cabana without the aid of a much-needed designated driver. But the bell tolls for all of us, and tonight it's my turn to drunk-sit and someone else's turn to drag me there for tortillas and queso. Walking into the Kir ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Fadi's Brick Oven Flatbread

    When you walk in the front door of the new Fadi's Mediterranean restaurant in West Houston, you are looking into the business end of a gorgeous Renato pizza oven. And Fadi's doesn't even make pizza. The new state-of-the-art Fadi's, which is located in the Shadowbriar Shopping Center on Westheimer ju ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Cheese Enchiladas with Chili and Queso

    So let's just say you had some chili con carne and chili con queso on hand for one reason or another this weekend. (Who said anything about football?) If you also happened to have some yellow corn tortillas, you would have all the makings of one of my favorite Tex-Mex creations, Palmetto Inn's #10 M ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Baba Ghanoush at Cafe Rita

    George Sarikhanian, the Armenian-Lebanese owner of Cafe Rita (along with his eponymous wife, Rita), doesn't act remotely surprised when I tell him that his baba ghanoush is the best I've ever had.  "Of course it is," he exclaims good-naturedly in his thick Lebanese accent.  "Why ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 11, 2007

    Doña Tere Mexican Restaurant

    If you're looking for a tamal fix, try this authentic Mexican restaurant on Beechnut

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    April 5, 2007

    Café Pita +

    Bosnian food is a delicious cross between Turkish and Slavic cuisine

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    January 22, 2007

    Nice Asados

    All photos by Robb Walsh When I reviewed a school bus selling Monterrey-style roasted chicken on the East Side, a reader named "Jason" recommended I try the blue school buses that sell roasted chicken on Long Point. El Norteo is the name of the Long Point roasted chicken dynasty. And "pollo ... More >>

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    November 24, 2006

    Turkey: The Day After

    Your turkey could look like this, thanks to Kapoor. We're certainly not trying to get all Good Housekeeping on you. Hell, we all love the venerable day-after-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich. But if you're looking for something more than white meat on mayo, try a few of these recipes that some local ... More >>

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    December 13, 2001

    Panettone in a Pear Tree

    Carlo Molinaro reminisces about Italian holiday traditions

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    August 12, 1999

    It's the Little Things

    Carter & Cooley

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