Rest of the best 2013.
Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category 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 seve ... More >>
One of my biggest cereal weaknesses is Cap'n Crunch. Next to Froot Loops, it is one of those cereal boxes I just can't keep my hands out of. Because I love me some Cap'n Crunch cereal, I decided to find a creative way to incorporate it into another favorite breakfast dish of mine, French toast. Aft ... More >>
To say I have a sweet tooth is perhaps the understatement of the century. I could easily live on chocolate chip cookies and have been known to fight children for the corner piece of a sheet cake (best icing-to-cake ratio). Although I get away with eating more brownies and pie and donuts than the a ... More >>
Are you still segregating your cereals in this day and age? Tsk, tsk. The homogeneous cereal consumption experience is not nearly as fun as mixing your Post with your Kellog's with your General Mills. Diversify your breakfast with these five dry cereal combinations: 5. Dulce de Leche Cheerios Ap ... More >>
It was Saturday morning, and I was hot. As in super caliente, sweat dripping down my back, and cheeks flushed to a bright pink uncomfortable kind of hot. I'd just fought my way through the entrance of the Free Press Summer Fest so that I could be on time for the Fancy Pants, ultra-exclusive $175 per ... More >>
The 10 best fried chicken joints in Houston.
"What's your favorite fried chicken in Houston?" I asked my mother a few days ago over the phone, curious to see if I'd overlooked any old favorites on the top 10 list I was compiling. A sixth generation Texan, my mother has lived here for more than three decades and cooks for a living. Needless to ... More >>
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 >>
...to which Houston responds, "Well, yeah." Also: "Now go try Frenchy's." We usually don't write up every single "Best Of" listicle that comes our way here at Eating Our Words, but we considered today's fried chicken announcement from Food & Wine a public service reminder that Barbecue Inn does, in ... More >>
No matter how well-educated one becomes about food, some cravings never go away. Some are born in childhood. My husband complained for years when Grape Tang was discontinued and gets bizarre cravings for the crime against nature called "circus peanuts." Supposedly, it's a candy; a mind-boggling, rub ... More >>
Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we firmly believe that crawfish have been mollycoddled for far too long in this city. With that in mind, get prepared for this crawfish season with a little primer from our own Katharine Shilcutt. It's simple, easy-to-follow, and - f ... More >>
Our 100 favorite dishes in Houston.
It was bound to happen some day: the inevitable marriage between peanut butter and Cheerios. Since the late 1970s, the cereal has expanded its flavors to include Honey Nut, Apple Cinnamon, Multi-Grain, Frosted, and Dulce de Leche. Regular Cheerios don't do anything for me, and I've found the afore ... More >>
Photo by proszowski.comComfort baked in a gratin dish.Whether you're sad, sick, tired or lonely, sometimes you just need a little bit of comfort in your life. Productive people go for a run, others head to the nearest mall for a shoe fix, and some, they wallow in a hot piping bowl of (insert ... More >>
Photo by Joanna O'LearyBoo! I'm orange.Since Halloween is my favorite holiday, I'm more than thrilled that what was once a one-day celebration has now become a whole season in its own right. Despite my usual aversion to processed food, I'm also tickled pink (orange?) by the plethora of Hallow ... More >>
Oh, Quisp, where hast thou gone?I love factory food as much as the next guy in Target, so I'm always surprised when million-dollar marketing efforts by executives in gleaming Chicago towers end up on the clearance shelf at 15 percent off. I actually bought Quisp. This cereal was discontinued ... More >>
Photo by Katharine ShilcuttThe Viola Lee taco is suitable for vegetarians and vegetable-loving carnivores alike.Although I love making fried green tomatoes at home, I'm not that good at it. But when summer gets in full swing, I begin to crave the things like mad. And luckily, this year, an in ... More >>
Photo illustration by Monica FuentesBWAHAHAHAHA! Hell yes.Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've been trying to get Opie and Anthony to re-tweet scandalous pictures of our manscaped junk all day, but so far, no dice. Come on, guys. Help a loyal listener with ... More >>
kshilcuttFung's Kitchen.Travel & Leisure recently named Houston as America's Best Burger City. But as many Houstonians would tell the nation, Houston is known for much more than just burgers. It's a melting pot of culture and cuisine, and thus offers awesome dishes beyond the typical burger ... More >>
Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Great Food Houston: It seems like downtown has no shortage of fabulous little L ... More >>
Photo by Tam VoFried green tomatoesWe conclude our visit with Chef Jamie Zelko of Zelko Bistro with tastings of two of her dishes. First up are Chef Zelko's fried green tomatoes. She batters thick slices of Texas green tomatoes in buttermilk, seasons them with Creole spices, and then fries ... More >>
Photo by Tam VoWe had a great time catching up with one of Houston's hottest and humblest chefs at her cozy bistro in the Heights. Eating Our Words: So we've been hearing a lot about your fried green tomatoes. Why is there so much buzz about them? Zelko: I really don't know. I can't tell y ... More >>
Rob Krentz's family talks about the life and death of the murdered Arizona rancher.
Photos by Marco Torres For more images from the show, see our slideshow here. 9:10 p.m.: Goodness gracious. House of Blues is stuffed to the gills tonight. And it appears that all races love alt-rap. 9:13: Is it really so much to ask that venues that have no seating to arrange for some type of he ... More >>
Acai berries, whole grain, probiotics and fiber are about to be usurped by flaxseed. Once seen mostly in specialty health food stores and used as an additive to salads, breads and soups, flaxseed-infused products are making their way to the same store shelves that stock things like Cheez-Whi ... More >>
Berripop is the current designer drug in a long line of addictive frozen yogurts. The consistency is smooth and creamy, with surprisingly few calories. The locations at Greenway and Uptown Park rotate flavors rather haphazardly, keeping customers on their toes and checking in regularly for t ... More >>
Whatever its name, Avant Garden is a cornerstone of bohemian Houston.
Photo by J.C. ReidThe pecans are held together with a sickeningly sweet cream made from sugar and nightmares.Welcome back to Eating Our Words' weekly round-up, where we try to put the week in some kind of perspective for you, before you go out on the weekend and obliterate it all. Monday was Memori ... More >>
Photo courtesy of www.planetdan.netGiant Sno Ball: every stoner's dream come trueThere are many great and glorious foodstuffs in the world, foodstuffs that are widely acclaimed and highly prized: caviar, bacon, oysters, cheeseburgers, foie gras and fiddlehead ferns. And then there are those th ... More >>
Run over cancer at the Komen Houston Race for the Cure