The rest of the best.
Our 2013 Best of Houston issue is almost here, and in many cases, picking the best item in many of the categories was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next sev ... More >>
Unless you've been living in a cave for the past few weeks, you've no doubt heard about the famous Ramen Burger -- a burger slapped between two pan-fried ramen "buns" invented by Keizo Shimamoto and sold at the Smorgasburg food market in Brooklyn. It's a bit of a phenomenon. It's been written abou ... More >>
This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. Just as Katharine Shilcutt did before her, and Robb Walsh before that, Kaitlin will eat and learn as she goes, compiling a list of the 100 dishes she th ... More >>
I love that the Market Street and Woodlands Waterway areas are growing with new shops and restaurants, so I had to check out the new burger joint next door to Hubbell & Hudson. BurgerFi is a chain burger restaurant based in Florida that just opened its first Texas location in The Woodlands. Known f ... More >>
At this point, it's fair to say that The Burger Guys is an established part of Houston's healthy handful of bright-burning burger stars, though their original outpost clings to the far west side of that constellation. Open since last fall, the downtown location, the subject of this week's Café Revi ... 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 >>
Inside the shady dining room at Shuttle Burgers, inflatable space shuttles and cartoonishly fat airplanes twirl slowly at the end of fishing wire suspended from the mottled ceiling tiles. In one corner, a crackling television set's handwritten paper sign implores guests: "Don't change the channel! T ... More >>
Bismillah Cafe specializes in spicy fusion-Pakistani food, going as hot as you dare to go.
We held off posting the result for the 2013 Burger Bracket until today, April 2, so that none of you would think the Final 4 were an April Fool's Day joke. Because check out some of those dark horses up there: brand-new icehouse The Refinery over old-school, homespun Stanton's Family Bites, or fancy ... More >>
Easter is less than a week away, so if you haven't planned your Easter dinner yet, now is the time to do so. Rather than having the typical honey-baked ham or a smorgasbord of deviled eggs, many homes will celebrate with a delicate, tender and elegant piece of meat such as lamb. Lamb is not the eas ... More >>
Let the March madness begin: Our Sweet 16 semi-finalists have been chosen for the 2013 Burger Bracket, which will narrow down 16 of the best burgers in Houston to a Final Four round over the next month. Those Final Four will bring their A-game to the final Burger Bracket match-up on Saturday, April ... More >>
Don't have the time or gas money to burn driving out to legendary barbecue spots like Smitty's, Kreuz, Franklin, Snow's or Louie Mueller, but have a hankering for classic Central Texas-style 'cue? You're in luck, then, because highly-regarded pitmaster John Mueller is headed to Houston for a one-day ... More >>
Dallas Street joint a work in progress, but with great potential.
Our third Food Truck Friday event is this coming Friday, November 2. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the House of Dereon (2204 Crawford) we'll be featuring four of Houston's finest food trucks -- Koagie Hots, Flaming Patties, Kay's Kitchen and Zeapod Cakery -- along with free beverages from our friends at ... More >>
We may not have an In-N-Out Burger in Houston yet, but that doesn't mean you can't take a walk on the wild side at home. Check out how to make the juicy, oozy, gooey, mustard-grilled and secret-sauce-topped Animal Style Double-Double burger. (Hopefully, this can tide us over until one shows up in ... More >>
Just in time for the throes of August, Smashburger is rolling out some new items that just might help finish out the summer with a bang. Best of all, the base price of everything on the menu is $6.99 or less. (Of course, there are plenty of add-ons, so feel free to create that $10 burger if you want ... More >>
If you have a Kitchen Aid stand mixer, you can bypass the mystery behind what is in your ground meat and use the meat grinder attachment to make beef or chicken burger patties, and ground beef for pasta sauce, lasagna or taco night. This wonderful attachment allows you to use your favorite cut of me ... More >>
I've been exploring the Best Things I Ever Ate around town, from French fries like Harry's feta-topped version to dips like Beaver's barbecue brisket loaded Smoky Queso. This time, I've stumbled upon the city's best Chicken Sandwich at none other than the convenience store-turned-neighborhood gem: ... More >>
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 co ... More >>
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 co ... More >>
In the aftermath of the somewhat frivolous "pink slime" scare, the Houston Independent School District wanted to make damn sure people knew it wasn't purchasing boneless lean beef trimmings (a.k.a. lean finely textured beef) for it school lunch programs. Or, at least, HISD thought it wasn't. HISD h ... More >>
I am not a native Houstonian, so perhaps that's why I'm boggled by the cult status Whataburger has built for itself. What is so good about this burger? Why is it that people crave it? I've had debates and chats with several local foodie friends, who insisted that Whataburger is an awesome burger ... More >>
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 >>
Now that our Burger Bracket judges have all finished signing their new endorsement deals with Lipitor, the Final 4 have been chosen. Each of the Final 4 burgers represents a favorite Houston style of burger: Fast Food, Extreme, Veggie and Fancy-Pants burgers. And all will compete against each other ... More >>
Facundo Cafe is a one-stop shop for your car, your appetite and more.
Photo by FotoosVanRobinCooking low and slow can make the Moroccan Spiced Stew that much better. If you have extra time and a tagine, go for it.Romantic seafood dinner. Check. Chocolate. Check. Roses. Check. Chocolate mousse. Check. Champagne. Check. Eating leftover chocolate all freaking week ... More >>
For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. Houston ... More >>
When the first locations of California-based burger chain In-N-Out Burger opened in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, emotions ran high. Perhaps too high. One notable woman wept loudly into her fries as she exclaimed, "Pinch me, it doesn't feel real!" It felt very real to me as I waited in a line ou ... More >>
John KielyHouston has many of the best hamburgers in America, but my favorite fast-food burger comes from Blake's, a New Mexico chain whose Lotaburger with green chile and cheese is iconic. Blake's motto speaks for itself: "If you are what you eat, you are awesome." However, Blake's is a on ... More >>
One of my favorite lunch destinations these days is the parking lot at Inversion on Montrose. I usually check Twitter to see which food truck is there, and it's often one of my favorites: Bernie's Burger Bus or H-Town StrEATs are commonly found tucked into the shade from Inversion's massive c ... More >>
Photos by Troy FieldsEvery burger is better with onion rings.Have a blind date coming up? Need to eat dinner with someone who's really bad at making small talk? Eliminate that awkward initial silence by agonizing over the list of burger options at The Counter! I know this sounds like an unus ... More >>
Illustration by Monica FuentesOur Burger Bracket mascot. Think of him as our Uncle Sam.Do you love eating burgers? Do you love judging things? Do you have the time and stomach capacity to do both over the next couple of weeks? Then we want you! The first annual Eating Our Words Burger Bra ... More >>
Photo by Urban MixerMini lamb burgers are even better with curried green apples on top.Now that the threat of Snowpocalypse 2011 has finally passed, grocery stores should be free[er] once again and you can start making your final preparations if you're hosting a Super Bowl party. However, if ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseBurger Park -- a humble, low-slung burger joint on MLK that can appear abandoned on quiet days -- turns out anywhere from 400 to 500 burgers a day. One needs only to go to Burger Park around dinner time, before it closes at 7:30 p.m., to see the building spring to life. ... More >>
The milkshakes may come with bacon and the burgers with foie gras, but there's no pretension here.
Readers respond to problems at HCC.
The bacon cheeseburger at this Cypress roadhouse Rockwell Tavern blows all of Texas Monthly's favorite Houston burgers out of the water.
Slow Food Burgers
Exotic meat dishes are tops at Himalaya
The burgers at Moores Double Horn Grill make our food critic do a double take
Bask in the glow of this glorious sandwich