"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 >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>