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Cajun and Creole Food and Cooking

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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 >>

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    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 31, 2013

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in EaDo (You Won't Be Sorry)

    We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town. So far, we've covered Montrose, River Oaks, Midtown, and Upper Kirby. Today, we're sharing our thoughts on the little section of the city known as East Downtown (or EaDo for all of you non-haters). Here' ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    Top 5 Soul Food Restaurants in Houston

    If I had to choose a single cuisine for my final meal, soul food would be a top contender. I don't much care that the medical establishment says it's not so great for my health, and actually, I don't much believe them either. How can what makes my soul (and my stomach) sing not in some way help my b ... 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 >>

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    September 6, 2013

    The Southern Tailgating Cookbook Helps Satisfy All Your Culinary Tailgate Needs

    Food photographer Taylor Mathis has spent the last three football seasons right in the thick of all the rivalry and school spirit, but he's only been to one game. Instead of watching college athletes toss around the pigskin, Mathis joins tailgaters in eating pig skin. And gumbo. And ribs. And just a ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    April 5, 2013

    In the Home Stretch for Menu of Menus: A Few Tickets Left

    With just a few days left before this year's Houston Press Menu of Menus, coming this Tuesday night, fewer than 50 General Admission tickets and fewer than 100 VIP tickets remain. General admission tickets are $50 ($60 at the door) and VIP are $90. Menu of Menus kicks off at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, A ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Michiru Sushi, Nazif's Turkish Grill, Artisans and More Added to 2013 Menu of Menus Lineup

    Menu of Menus is less than a week away, and we have a spread of new restaurants that have been added to the tasting line-up: Artisans Cuisine & Savior-Faire Green Seed Vegan Gumbo Express.com House of Blues Los Cucos Michiru Sushi Nazif's Turkish Grill Sorrel Urban Bistro If you haven't made it ou ... 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 >>

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    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 28, 2012

    Openings & Closings: September 2012, Plus Picking a New Name for Calliope's Po-Boy

    After a supremely busy seven days for restaurant news last week, this week let up a little bit -- but not by much. Starting off the week was news that chef Erin Smith is leaving Plonk. Her last day will be October 13 and after a brief trip to visit family, Smith will be back in Houston looking for h ... More >>

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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 >>

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    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 >>

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    August 24, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 25, Shrimp and Grits at Shade

    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 7, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 81, Grilled Shrimp Po-boy at Pappadeaux

    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 >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Crawfish Across the World

    Ground crawfish powder, one of the "mother" spices in Nigerian cooking.​Louisianans like to think they've got the world on a string when it comes to crawfish, with small towns like Breaux Bridge laying claim to titles such as "Crawfish Capital of the World." But there are a few people in Niger ... More >>

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    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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    May 17, 2011

    Boiling at Big Star: What Goes Better With Beer Than Crawfish?

    Bargas rolling out the crawfish at a recent boil.​If EOW blogger and Louisiana native Jason Bargas's posts on how to put together the perfect crawfish boil have made your mouth water and your jaw ache just thinking of those spicy little bugs, we've got a treat for you. Bargas is co-hosting a ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    Bloody Marys and Blues at Danton's Sunday Brunch

    You've never had a Bloody Mary like the one at Danton's.​I tend to like gospel brunches in theory. It's the execution that is often uneven. At the House of Blues, the show itself is usually fabulous, but the food is overpriced and weary. While at Stubbs in Austin, on the other hand, the food ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Want to see someone carve Prince William's face in this cheese? Of course you do.​Yes, it's Easter weekend, which means -- for some of you -- an extra day off and making extravagant dining plans for Sunday which involve uncomfortable clothing and your aunt who wears too much perfume. If you do ... 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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    March 9, 2011

    The Oddly Endearing Idiosyncrasies of MerCheri's

    Photos by Troy Fields$3 ball of boudin, sir?​Back in January, I was so taken by the thrill of finding these amazing boudin balls at MerCheri's in Pearland Town Center -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- than I completely overlooked one important issue: The balls, while wonderful, were ... 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 >>

  • 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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    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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    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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    April 15, 1999

    Hot Plate

    By Margaret L. Briggs

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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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