Carla Soriano

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    How Did Restaurants Do During Houston Restaurant Weeks 2014?

    Houston Restaurant Weeks came to a close on Monday, September 1. The total amount of money raised from the approximately 165 participating restaurants has not been announced yet, but we spoke with a few restaurant general managers/owners about their experience during HRW this year to get some feedba ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    The 5 Best Happy Hours in Midtown

    If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced win ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    10 Places for Boozy Milkshakes in Houston

    Milkshakes are good, but boozy shakes are so much better. The traditional blend of milk, ice cream and syrups makes for an enjoyably sweet refreshment, but the extra splash of tequila, rum or beer just takes it to a new level. When you're in the mood for an alcoholic drink, but are simultaneously c ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    Five Food-Centric Things To Do With Dad on Father's Day

    Father's Day in the Dunn household typically starts with my mother, brother and me making my dad his favorite breakfast dish: pancakes. Tall stacks of buttermilk and blueberry pancakes topped with butter and lots of maple syrup always made him a happy camper. Throw in some crispy, crunchy bacon, flu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Snack on Meatballs & Watch a Movie on The Lawn

    H-E-B Movie Night @ Discovery Green Friday, 7:45 p.m. 1500 McKinney Spend the evening at Discovery Green during the H-E-B Movie Night featuring Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on the lawn during this free event. Spaghetti Warehouse will provide meatballs fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    January 29, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Your Water's Lemon Wedge Might Be Contaminated

    Urban Swank: The ladies of Urban Swank checked out Nara's Korean Grill Room and have the 411 on the restaurant, especially what their favorite menu items are. During their visit they enjoyed a variety of Korean BBQ items such as the rib eye (bulgogi) and pork belly (kurobata samgyup sal). Each meat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Top Ten Milkshakes

    Our 2013 Best of HoustonĀ® 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're rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next several ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 5, 2013

    Time Magazine's 'Gods of Food' Feature Ignites Debate

    Scores of great female chefs are ignored.

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    November 29, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Worhals Closes In A Flash, BurgerFi Ventures to Sugar Land & Vallone's Welcomes Its First Diners

    Being the week of Thanksgiving, it's no surprise that it's been a slow one for restaurant openings and closings. Thanksgiving Day was a sad one for anyone hoping to bring a pie from House of Pies on Kirby to the dinner table. After its roof caught fire a few weeks ago, the Kirby location was forced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Something Delicious and New Has Joined My Slider Trio at Little Big's

    Last time I stopped by Little Big's, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the slider joint had a new(ish) addition to the menu: hot dog sliders. When did this happen? Apparently earlier this year. But you wouldn't know unless you stopped in, as the restaurant hasn't updated their website or Fac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Cold Front Pool Party, Brewfest & More

    Samuel Adams Fall Beer Dinner @ The Palm Friday, 6:30 p.m. 6100 Westheimer The Palm is hosting a four-course fall dinner paired with Samuel Adams beers. The night begins with a reception at which Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL will be served with crostini topped with caramelized onions, apple chutne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Houston Press Brewfest Presale Tickets Go On Sale Today

    No, it's not quite on par with Oktoberfest in Munich, but it's pretty damn close! The Houston Press Brewfest will take place at Silver Street Station on Saturday, October 5 from 2 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with Lucky's Pub. The event features more than 30 beers on tap including local craft brews and ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 11, 2013

    Here, Eat This

    A beginner's guide to Nigerian cuisine.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Manly Cupcakes Can't Cut It

    How many Malaysian restaurants does it take to feed Houston? If you guessed two, you're correct. Proving that Houstonians like their Malaysian food in one single flavor -- Banana Leaf flavor -- newcomer Asam Laksa Malaysian closed this week in Chinatown. It could have also had something to do with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Quails and 'Que

    Urban Swank: What were your favorite meals of 2012? The Urban Swank girls -- along with fellow food bloggers Hank On Food and our own Carla Soriano -- round up their own magical meals, including the spaghetti carbonara from Coppa, jar-jar duck from Uchi and foie gras torchon from Brasserie 19. Eate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in Midtown

    Although Midtown may be more well-known for its bars and late-night clubs, there isn't a shortage of good food to be found -- even if the neighborhood is steadily losing many of the Vietnamese restaurants that once saturated the area. In keeping with Midtown's current incarnation as the drinking-ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Hail Caesar Salad! 28th Annual My Table Magazine Caeser Salad Competition

    What makes for a good caesar salad? Is it fresh, crunchy romaine lettuce? Are home-made, well-seasoned croutons the secret? Is it the perfect amount of lemon juice, olive oil, egg, garlic and pepper? Perhaps the quality and quantity of the parmesan cheese that tops it? Maybe it's the notorious ancho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Too Bad It Rained: Top 5 Fried Foods I Wish I Had Tasted at the State Fair of Texas

    Unfortunately, it rained literally all day long in Dallas on Saturday. Which just so happened to be the day I planned to attend the State Fair of Texas. There were many things I was looking forward to doing. I wanted to see Big Tex, ride the Ferris Wheel, watch the pig races and enjoy the fireworks ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    The Golden Noodle: A Mac N' Cheese Smackdown

    I should have worn my stretchy pants. I should have known better. Yet, there I found myself, trying macaroni and cheese after macaroni and cheese with no end in sight, trying harder and harder after every bite to keep a poised, lady-like posture while simultaneously using every inkling of strength t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Recipes from the Swanky Casa de Don Julio Event: a Salute to Mexican Independence Day

    Slowly but surely, I am making my way around the world via Houston's diverse restaurants and special events. Last week, I was taken on a trip to India by way of Kiran's. A couple of days later, I had the pleasure of being transported to Mexico by way of Casa de Don Julio, a ritzy event put on by Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    A (Very Nearly) Comprehensive Guide to Houston's Food Trucks

    Last week, one of our Twitter followers made a special request: a guide to all the nearly 50 food trucks currently roaming around town that use Twitter -- along with their Twitter handles. So @sarahnoid, this list is for you. Food trucks are sorted alphabetically, along with their primary type of c ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012

    Flaming Young

    Ten food-related words you need to stop misspelling

  • Dining

    June 21, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat

    Grant Gordon, Matt Marcus and Kevin Naderi

  • Dining

    June 7, 2012

    The Rest of the Best

    Houston's Top 10 Patios

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    May 30, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Milkshakes

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of HoustonĀ® 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. Milkshak ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    La Lupita Lives Up to Its Tagline: "No Tex. Just Mex."

    Upon stepping through La Lupita's heavy, black-iron door, you're greeted with rustic shelves holding tequila and baskets of colorful produce; a lively painting of La Virgen de Guadalupe; and a bright-red ceiling centerpiece made of hand-blown glass hearts. A grand spiral staircase with a wrought-iro ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Burger & Beer "Flight" at The Counter

    Burgers and beer. What's not to like about them individually? And as a pair? You can unconditionally count on this food and beverage combination to satisfy your hunger and thirst and always put a smile on your face. Knowing what a fantastic duo they make, The Counter, the burger joint transplanted f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Nationally Acclaimed Coreano's Food Truck Has Landed in Houston

    Coreano's food truck's overwhelmingly tasty offerings made their first Bayou City appearance on Saturday, March 3. The restaurant on wheels, which offers an exciting hybrid of Korean and Mexican ingredients and cooking styles, was recently named the No. 1 food truck in Texas and No. 8 in the nation ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    Hospitality Reigned Over Hate at Hubcap Grill's Yuck Felp Party

    Hubcap Grill's Anti-Yelp party, held this past Sunday, had everything a stellar party should have: delicious food, a fantastic beer selection, beautiful people, excellent music, gorgeous weather, and a couple of visits by the police. Hipsters, foodies, and fun-loving adults traveled from far and nea ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    Roundup of the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Competition

    The World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest. I knew I'd arrived when a hazy cloud of smoke, emitted by hundreds of barbecue pits, impaired my vision and bewitched my senses. My destination was confirmed when I spotted cowboy-hat and boot-clad guys and gals descending on Reliant Park in masses, as if ... More >>