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Cajun and Creole Food and Cooking

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    October 10, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Kolaches & Klobasneks at Revival Market

    Kolaches & Klobasneks @ Revival Market Saturday, 8 a.m. 550 Heights Kolache Saturday is back at Revival Market. Starting at 8 a.m., the specialty grocery store/cafe will serve a variety of kolaches and klobasneks. Arrive early to make sure you get the flavors you want. Revival Market will serve pum ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    New Houston Fare at Jonathan's The Rub Reflects Houston's Diverse Community

    It's safe to say that Houston is a melting pot with a restaurant scene reflects that diversity. Chef Jonathan Levine of Jonathan's The Rub acknowledged that fact six years ago when he added the New Houston Fare section to his menu, which, to him, portrays the current Houston food scene. Levine come ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    Food with Soul at Soul Cat Cuisine

    "It's the oldest food in Houston," Robert Stokes told me, without any hint of sarcasm in his voice. I laughed anyway. "She thinks I'm kidding," he said, seemingly flabbergasted. "This gumbo and red beans and rice got my people through slavery! You better believe me! It's the real deal." Stokes, t ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    The Ultimate Hot Sauce Taste Test

    There's evidence that people in the Amazon basin were eating chili peppers as much as 6,100 years ago. Shortly thereafter, from what we can tell, native South Americans began domesticating the plant with the fiery hot fruit. They weren't content to simply forage for it. They needed it at all times. ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 22, 2014

    Grace's, Which Serves Everything, Is Johnny Carrabba's Last Hurrah

    A confusing menu and sky-high prices make Johnny Carrabba’s tribute to his grandmother good, not great.

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    February 28, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Honor Texas With BBQ, Steak & Beer

    Food Truck Friday @ Houston Press Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 2603 La Branch When lunch time rolls around, we're hungry, and we expect you are, too. Cure those hunger pains with something comforting and something that simply hits the spot. The Golden Grill will be pulling up to our office today at 11 ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday Celebrations Galore

    On Monday, February 24, Vic & Anthony's will host a special five-course wine dinner featuring wines from the Michael David Winery, the overall top winery at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition for 2014. All of the selections for the evening are Double Gold winners. Th ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Clear Lake

    We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town (See the complete list at the end of the post). This week, we're moving toward the shores to the Clear Lake/NASA area. With plenty of old-time favorites and a couple of newer spots in the mix, here's our l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Go Take-Out and Let Houston Restaurants Do the Work for You This Thanksgiving

    The Thanksgiving holiday is all about spending time with family and eating entirely too much food. But how to maximize both of those goals? With take-out, of course! Many Houston restaurants are offering full Thanksgiving feasts to-go, so you don't need to lift a finger (except maybe to do the dish ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013

    Cheap and Good Eats: The Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Montrose

    Montrose has its fair share of fantastic dining, from upscale classics Mark's and Hugo's to trendy new kids on the block Uchi and Underbelly. But don't be fooled, there are also plenty of amazing, hole-in-the-wall eateries in this 'hood. Today, we're focusing on the small joints that offer the bes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Gumbo, White Linen and...Ice Luges?

    Grand Opening & Half Way to Mardi Gras Party @ Mojeauxs Louisiana Drinkery Saturday, 11 a.m. to Sunday, 2 a.m. 2024 Rusk St. Get ready to stuff your face with gumbo and dance to some Zydeco at Mojeauxs Louisiana Drinkery's grand opening on Saturday. The party begins at 11 a.m. with live music and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Win Tickets to Scoremore's Jambalaya Festival Right Now

    Normally Rocks Off's first post of every week is our selections for the best shows happening in Houston for that given Monday through Thursday. This week we'd like to try something a little different. Houston being what it is (a city we love, of course), the weekday live-music options can be somewh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Zombie Crawls, Crawfish Boils and Kolaches -- All for Charity

    Kolache Benefit for West, Texas Saturday, 8 a.m. Revival Market, 550 Heights Boulevard Revival Market will be selling its delicious, housemade kolaches and klobosneks for breakfast tomorrow morning starting at 8 a.m., with 50 percent of the proceeds going to benefit victims of the fertilizer plant ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 14, 2013

    Crazy for Crawfish

    Houston's 10 best mudbug joints.

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    March 5, 2013

    Bigger Crawfish Are Here: A Roundup of Houston's 10 Best Mudbug Spots

    We're at the part of the crawfish season when peeling becomes less laborious, where miniature-lobster-sized crustaceans replace the teensy mudbugs that filled your bucket just weeks ago. This is the perfect time to strap on a bib and stock up on moist towelettes for high-yield shell peeling. Since ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2013

    Eating Our Hearts Out

    100 Favorite dishes in the Bayou City

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    December 6, 2012

    Uncommonly Keen

    The 10 best restaurants in the Upper Kirby district.

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    October 4, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012

    No. 1, Korean Braised Goat and Dumplings at Underbelly.

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    September 11, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 13, Ribs at Gatlin's

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Churro Porn and Houston as Mutt City

    Robb Walsh: In his continuing series on where Texas cuisine is headed, Robb Walsh talks to Underbelly chef Chris Shepherd about Houston's role as a "new Creole city," citing a recent article by Southern food writer John T. Edge called "Savoring Mutt City." (Mutt City is us, by the way -- and it's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 22, Gumbo at Danton's

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 28, Egusi at Finger Licking Bukateria

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 34, Whole-Fried Speckled Trout at Liberty Kitchen

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 65, Fried Catfish and Gumbo at Cafe-A-La

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Crawfish Joints

    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. Along wi ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Quality "Waffles" at Northwest-side Eatery

    First off, let's get something out of the way. There is no evidence that I could find that chicken and waffles originated in New Orleans, or that the town even has a particularly strong claim on the dish. Chicken and waffles is a dish that has soul food roots that may have originated in Jefferson's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Tunnel Explorer: Flavors

    I burned the roof of my mouth on this. Can irony be retroactive?​Have you ever burned the roof of your mouth, then spent the next week poking at that spot with your tongue, worrying it over and over despite the pain caused by touching the wound? I'm the type of person who does that. It's a mor ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Danton Nix of Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen

    Baked Oysters Dan Jr.​When I told my friends that I was doing a Chef Chat with Danton's, the response was almost uniform: "I love that place!" Judging from the comments on parts one and two of this Chef Chat, many readers feel the same way. Danton Nix may call himself a mere cook, but his food ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Fish Sandwich Fridays: BB's Cajun Café

    Photo by Joanna O'Leary​In honor of Lent and in an attempt to revive my own (lapsed) Catholicism, I will be reviewing a fish sandwich (loosely defined) each Friday from a local Houston restaurant. Sorry, Mickey D's fans: no Filet-o-Fish. Feel free to send in your suggestions even if you're not ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Houston's Top 10 Crawfish Joints

    Photo by Tony ChenYou must make the crawfish do a puppet dance for your amusement before eating it. Fact.​Yesterday, we showed you the proper way to eat crawfish. Today, armed with that knowledge, we're going to show you the best places to eat them in Houston. It may not officially be crawfis ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    If Executed, What Are Your Last Words And Last Meal?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Yung Redd, D-Risha, hasHBrown, Kyle Hubbard, Z-Ro, Kiotti Not Invited: ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Off the Wall: Now That's a Po-Boy

    ​Last week, Katharine Shilcutt wrote about her experience at Zimm's Little Deck. In it, she mentioned her fondness for Calliope's Po-Boy, and the commenters agreed. TonyC had this to say: "I can't recommend Calliope's enough. A little bit of Louisiana right here in Houston." I'm sold.

  • Dining

    June 10, 2010

    Boucherie Reverie

    The Louisiana Boucherie at Brennan's

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    April 2, 2009

    Tex-Cajun Cuisine at BB's Cajun Cafe

    This is the new late-night place to be if you like poor boys, grits and gravy, and breakfast in the middle of the night.

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    March 24, 2009

    With Poor Boys Like These, Who Needs Cheeseburgers?

    The oyster poor boy at BB's Cajun Cafe is right on the money. And that's not an easy thing to accomplish. To make a first class oyster poor boy, the cook needs to start with large oysters and batter them lightly--no gritty cornmeal please. Then he needs to leave the oysters in the fryer long enough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Chicken & Sausage Gumbo at Al-T's

    For Houston drivers headed east on I-10 towards Beaumont and Louisiana, the small town of Winnie, Texas is not much more than the usual collection of truck stops, McDonald's and Super 8 motels that mark such highway oases. But just as I-10 bends north towards Beaumont, if you look to the south you' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2007

    $13 at Zydeco Louisiana Diner on Pease

    Where: Zydeco Louisiana Diner, 1119 Pease, 713-759-2001 What $13 gets you: More than enough to leave you happily burping for hours. The day I visited I had the fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, cornbread and sweet tea. One friend tried the chicken fricassee, another friend tried the shr ... More >>

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    October 24, 2007

    $13 at Big Woodrow's on Chimney Rock

    Where: Big Woodrow's, 3111 Chimney Rock, 713-784-2653 What $13 gets you: Good, greasy bar food. The menu at Big Woodrow's is vast, going well beyond the standard nachos, wings and burgers. Here you can get everything from state-fair staples such as fried pickles ($3.99), fried alligator ($7.99) an ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 27, 2007

    Gringo's Grill

    Just Say Cheese

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    July 12, 2007
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    December 21, 2006

    Split Personality

    PK's Blue Water Grill has the soul of a funky fish house and the body of a fashionable seafood restaurant

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    September 28, 2006
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    January 19, 2006

    I Am the Walrus, Part 1

    Winter is prime time at Willie G's oyster bar

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    November 8, 2001

    Walker, Texas Ranger

    Carl Walker, Brennan's of Houston

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    October 11, 2001

    Chicken Run

    Try the Third Ward Creole fried-chicken shack taste test for yourself

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    July 12, 2001

    Bad Kitty

    Red Cat Jazz Café doesn't live up its promises

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    April 26, 2001

    Folk Art on Bread

    Yes, we visited that Original New Orleans Po' Boy

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    August 24, 2000
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    February 22, 1996

    Factory Approved

    Yes, the mentality's assembly line, but the Cheesecake Factory still churns out a good product

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