• Dining

    April 10, 2014

    Where to Eat in Houston for Easter 2014

    Your guide to holiday meals.

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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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    March 10, 2014

    Is It a Quesadilla or a Sincronizada? How to Tell, In Theory

    Hoagies vs. Grinders vs. Subs vs. Po'boys? Only in America do we have such esoteric nomenclature for sandwiches that are often virtually indistinguishable. Or not. It recently came to my attention that it's not just we Yankees who insist on distinction without a difference with regards to our cuis ... 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 >>

  • Dining

    October 31, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Pizzas

    The rest of the best 2013.

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    September 19, 2013

    Lobster, Lamb, and Beef, Oh My! Seven Stellar Sandwiches

    It's easy to get a tuna salad sandwich or a BLT these days, but sometimes you want something different, something, well, just more. I recently set out to locate the tastiest and most memorable sandwiches around Houston, and, after much work, am honored to present, for your dining pleasure, this list ... More >>

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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 >>

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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 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 >>

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    January 14, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Chicken Paprikas, Black Bean Quesadillas & 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 mea ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    A Delightful Dough at Trader Joe's

    It was inevitable, really. Eventually, I would have to eat my words here at Eating Our Words. Although I technically did not trash the Trader Joe's pizza dough I picked up a few weeks ago, I certainly implied that I didn't think it would be very good. And thankfully, I was wrong, because the dough ... More >>

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    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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    September 27, 2012

    Game Day Snacks: Spinach Dip Bread Bowls

    Football -- it's finally here! I could not be more excited to throw on a jersey, stress over my fantasy team and get a nice buzz while watching the games every weekend. But equally as important -- the food! While I love me some spinach dip, I loathe having to crowd around the bowl and fight for a s ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Russo's New York Pizzeria Mostly Delivers with Dinner Delivery

    My husband and I live in a food delivery no-man's land -- we always seem to be "just outside" of the delivery area for many restaurants. A couple of weeks ago -- starving, and with a refrigerator full of pepperoncini and expired eggs -- we hit the Internet, hoping to find a pizza delivery. We happen ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Uncover the Seedy Underbelly of Sandwich Breads with Sprouted Grain Bread

    I have a tendency to get obsessed with foods, especially when I find something healthy that I like, because left to my own devices I would probably only eat pasta with garlic and oil, pepperoncini, dark chocolate, and the occasional pizza. I discovered sprouted-grain bread back when a turkey sandwic ... 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 >>

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    April 26, 2012

    The April Steak and Crab Cake Offer at Sullivan's Steakhouse - Get It While You Still Can

    When I think of surf 'n turf, I automatically think of steak and lobster, but to many food lovers, crab is the sweeter "turf": its meat is more delicate, its fragrance more subtle, and its flavor more pleasing. Which is why, when Sullivan's Steakhouse announced its April Steak and Cake special, I m ... 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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    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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    January 25, 2012

    Fast Times: My Fit Foods

    Photos by Christina UticoneLuis' Fit Migas​The results of a recent cholesterol check had me driving straight past the drive-thru and searching for fast food that wouldn't stop my heart. Enter My Fit Foods. It wasn't just my sky-high lipid levels; I also needed to reboot my New Year's "clean ea ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Philippe Offers Luxurious To-Go Items for the Holiday Table

    Chuck Cook PhotographyTake home a pack of gravlax from Philippe to make the lovely appetizer dish on top.​Philippe (the acclaimed Galleria-area restaurant headed up by Chef Philippe Schmit) is offering a small selection of delicacies that you can buy and serve at home for the holidays. We were ... 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 8, 2011

    Fernet French Toast

    Photo by Nicholas L. HallToo far? No. Not at all.​So John Kiely beat me to the weird-French-Toast punch with his piece on French Toasted Tortillas, simultaneously making me shake my fist a la Jerry Seinfeld, muttering his name under my breath, and creating what is probably an unhealthy fixatio ... 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 2, 2011

    What's Cooking Next Week?

    Lauren ViggianoOven-baked fish tacos with homemade guacamole.​Mmm, last week's menu plan hit the spot, and we're looking forward to a fabulous long weekend followed by another week of easy cooking. Since it is a long weekend, and long weekends mean we can drink more, you may want to add a drun ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Cabrito at Casa Grande

    ​Casa Grande serves a delicious version of cabrito, or young goat. Though listed on the menu, it's not a regular item and is market-priced. Typically, a hand-lettered sign reading "Hay Cabrito" or "Cabrito Special" lets you know it's available. My recent order took about 20 minutes, but wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Canopy's Spring Revamp

    ​After hearing that Canopy had recently revamped things for the spring, I stopped by earlier this week to check it out. Surprised that the restaurant is serving a full breakfast menu every morning, I asked if it would be possible to try a little something from that menu even though it was n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 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 >>

  • Dining

    November 11, 2010

    Puri Bliss

    Feasting at Sweet n Namkin and Salaam Namaste.

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    October 14, 2010

    Mucho Mediocre

    After new owners take over a Houston haunt, the engaging music is intact, but the food is not.

  • Dining

    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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    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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    March 15, 2007
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    January 13, 2000

    A Meaty Issue

    Kahn's purports to build the best Reuben, but we have a beef with that claim

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    August 12, 1999

    It's the Little Things

    Carter & Cooley

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