Carlos Rodriguez

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Have Dinner With A Former NFL Head Coach

    Pub Night @ Saint Arnold Brewery Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 2000 Lyons Pub Night returns to Saint Arnold Brewery tonight featuring a newly released Bishop's Barrel No. 7, and cask-conditioned Amber Ale Dry Hopped with Liberty and Icon Green-Texas Common. Support the Houston Roller Derby during the H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    12 Houston Chefs With Celebrity Doppelgangers: Restaurant Weeks Edition

    It's Doppelganger time! See which Houston local chef tried to steal a kiss from Natalie Portman and who plays for the MLB in his spare time. And don't forget to support Houston Restaurant Week by visiting the chef's restaurants all month long (special bonus: if you sneak into the kitchen without ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Indulge in Food & Wine This Summer with Landry's Signature Chef Series

    Ah, summer. Time for frolicking by the pool, drinking blue-colored Icees that'll turn your tongue blue, working ferociously at the gym to get your body toned, and indulging in decadent chef-driven wine pairing dinners. Yes, a summer tradition, Landry's Signature Chef Series is currently in full sw ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 27, 2013

    The 2013 Houston Web Awards: The Best Of Online Houston

    Fox26 newscaster Isiah Carey got over his embarrassment and learned to embrace the power of social media. He’s among this year’s winners, all creative users of the latest technology.

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2013

    Craft Beer Community Reacts to Death of Ash Rowell, Former Owner of Duff Beer Distribution

    Ashley "Ash" Rowell -- former owner of Duff Beer Distribution and beloved figure in Houston's craft beer community -- was shot and killed at his Montrose home this past Friday evening. Rowell answered a knock at his door around 7:45 p.m. on Friday and was shot in the doorway. According to the Houst ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 26, 2012

    Bring 'Em Back

    The 5 fast-food sides we miss most.

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    The Landry's Empire Showcases Its Holdings with a Swanky Shindig

    I returned a week ago from San Diego Comic-Con, but when I walked into the Landry's Showcase event at Inn at the Ballpark, I thought for a minute I'd been magically transported back. The first thing my eyes landed on were three big, colorful mascots. There were dozens of people milling about. There ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Dining Out Near Closing Time: How Late Is Too Late?

    How late is too late to order food at a restaurant? That was the thought that plagued me as I sped toward Jeannine's Bistro last week, determined to get in a necessary lunch of moules-frites for a post. The bistro closes for lunch at 2 p.m.; at best, I was going to make it in the door at 1:40 p.m. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 63, Macaroni and Cheese at Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse

    This year leading up to our annual Best of HoustonĀ® 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

    May 24, 2012

    Nominate Your Favorites for the 2012 Houston Web Awards

    If you love food and you live in Houston, chances are you follow at least one food truck on Twitter, one restaurant on Facebook or one beer blog (remember blogging? People still do it, and in more than 140-character bursts). The 2012 Houston Web Awards are fast approaching, which means now is the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Macaroni & Cheese

    I always brake for mac and cheese.​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 othe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Iron Forks, Mudbugs and Beer

    Big news first: Our 10th annual 2012 Menu of Menus event is coming up on April 17 from 7 to 10 p.m., and in celebration of its first decade, it'll be like no other Menu of Menus you've ever seen. We will have a line-up of 40 restaurants sampling their best dishes -- including favorites like Radical ... More >>

  • News

    June 30, 2011

    Masters of Cyberspace

    The Press hands out its first Houston Web Awards.

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Meet Houston's Most Underrated Chefs

    Photo by Matthew DresdenWhich "underrated" chef made this beautiful tai ceviche?​Two weeks ago, Mai Pham's excellent post about the modern Franco-Japanese cuisine Chef Jason Hauck is cooking up at Soma Sushi shed some light on the fact that Soma serves much more than just sushi, despite its na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttYou don't want to miss a Vic & Anthony's beer dinner.​Vic & Anthony's is continuing its popular series of beer dinners by partnering with Texas' own Real Ale for its next evening, which takes place on Friday, April 8 starting at 7 p.m. For $85 a person (tax and tip n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Lucky Ward: HPD Says He Was a Serial Killer

    HPDLucky Ward: HPD says he's strangled five victims​Houston police are saying a man they have charged with one murder is linked to four others, all strangulations. Lucky Ward, 46, had been charged with murdering a homeless woman near the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in September; today he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    What Are Houston Chefs Cooking This Thanksgiving?

    Photo by Carbon NYC​Thanksgiving: A day to gather with your loved ones and give thanks? Or a day to display your culinary prowess to friends and family? Increasingly, the emphasis has been on the latter in the past few years, as people try to dress up the traditional Thanksgiving spread and im ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Vic & Anthony's: An Exercise In Overindulgence

    Crab and meat...and crab and meat and crab and meat.​Once upon a time, when I worked in a job that required the daily donning of pantyhose and a suit, I ate at places like Vic & Anthony's on a fairly routine basis, despite never having the stamina to make it through a full meal at these types ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Strange Snacks

    ​If you were ever a fan of Sex and the City, you may recall the episode from season four in which the women recount their "secret single behavior" -- the things each of them did when their boyfriends, lovers or husbands weren't around. Carrie admitted that her "SSS" was standing around in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Carlos Rodriguez of Vic & Anthony's

    Fabio​Our interview with Carlos Rodriguez of Vic & Anthony's revealed how much work has gone into the restaurant's menu. Rodriguez spent seven months in the test kitchen developing menu items, and a panel of testers including Tilman Fertitta tested each dish. Some recipes we see today on the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Carlos Rodriguez of Vic & Anthony's

    ​Yesterday we chatted with Carlos Rodriguez about building Vic & Anthony's during the past eight years. Today we get personal...and find out about the restaurant's Vegas location. Eating Our Words: When not at work, where do you take the family? Carlos Rodriguez: I cook a whole lot at home. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Carlos Rodriguez of Vic & Anthony's

    Fabio​As we entered Tilman Fertitta's venerable mansion, Vic & Anthony's, we were greeted by his stalwart concept chef, Carlos Rodriquez. He told us about the ins and outs of this dynasty's crown jewel. Eating Our Words: How long have you been with Vic & Anthony's? Carlos Rodriguez: Since th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    An Unlikely Winner at the Mushroom Throwdown

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttThrowdown judge Gracie Cavnar prepares to sample an entry.​The big guns were brought out last night for the fourth -- and largest to date -- throwdown organized by Jenny Wang and the Houston Chowhounds: the Mushroom Throwdown at Vic & Anthony's. From the judging pane ... More >>