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  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Upscale Burgers and New BBQ for the Northwest

    Russell Weil at "Eat More Burgers" went to Vic & Anthony's on Friday (the only day they're open for lunch) to check out their burgers. They're an affordable luxury at this high-end steakhouse. Although the restaurant has been known to occasionally produce some wicked, over-the-top variants (ghost pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    The 10 Best Coffee Shops in Houston

    For most of us, our day hasn't started until we take our first sip of coffee in the morning. America seriously runs on this stuff. No wonder people call it "liquid gold." Gone are the days where Starbucks is the end-all-be-all place to grab a cup of Joe, especially in Houston. This city is beyond b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    The Gold Cup at Catalina Coffee: Single Cup, Hand-Brewed For You

    Catalina Coffee is an excellent place to relax, sip on your choice drink and nibble on a pastry. The calming environment of hipster baristas throwing together lattes, espressos and cappuccinos like it is second nature makes your visits to Catalina on Washington worthwhile. While the folks behind the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Cobblers, Coffee Ice Cream & Burgers, Oh My!

    Adventures in a New(ish) City: Even though she grew up in Houston, her first visit to The Original Ninfa's on Navigation was two weeks ago. Her and her friends started with the queso (of course!), then she ordered the soft corn shrimp tacos with bacon-wrapped shrimp, shredded Jack cheese and cabbage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Caffeine Crawl Hopes To Make a Splash In Houston on Saturday

    In Houston, we have experienced our fair share of pub crawls, but there's one drink we haven't gotten to crawl for, and that's coffee. Missouri-based boutique marketing company The LAB created Caffeine Crawl in 2011. The event spread through the country, reaching a variety of cities (Kansas City, D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Top 10 Late-Night Coffee Shops in Houston

    Houston's love affair with coffee shops doesn't seem to be in any danger of dying out. And this time of year, with classes at colleges and high schools starting up again and students looking for places to study (or not), coffee shops are swinging back into high gear -- especially those open into the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Allow Us to Plug One of Our Photographers For a Second

    We've said it before, and will say it again, but one of the things we're proudest of here at Rocks Off are the gifted concert photographers we get to work with. So when one of them puts together an exhibit of work - most of which appeared in these very digital pages - it's the least we can do to thr ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 30, 2013

    Max's Wine Dive Moving to Montrose

    What does that mean for Houston?

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Get Your Caffeine Fix Without the Heat

    I've always hated the phrase "movers and shakers," but if applied literally, it's an accurate description of our city right now. With locals running around town implacably, outpacing frequent mentions from national publications (which have taken to calling us the new "it" city), it's easy to forget ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Fat Cat Creamery Opening an Ice Cream Parlor in the Heights

    Supplicant prayers to the food gods were answered more quickly than usual this week, as Fat Cat Creamery announced plans to open a full-service ice cream parlor just two days after Joanna O'Leary's plea for an old-fashioned, over-the-top ice cream shop in Houston. For years, the Fat Cat Creamery ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. Celebrates One Year in the Bayou City

    Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co., Houston's youngest fully-operational brewery, celebrated its one-year anniversary this past Saturday with a few hundred of its closest friends. The party was held on-site at Buffalo Bayou's warehouse location near Shepherd and I-10, featuring exclusive beers, live music a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Sorry Houston, No Farm-Fresh Milk for You

    Here's a riddle: why would a dairy choose to stop selling milk to Houston resellers for $5 a gallon and instead sell it all to a giant co-op for a mere $1.62 a gallon? The answer? Unbearable pressure. Local milk producer Way Back When Dairy, run by the Ganskey family, has become a valued resourc ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 9, 2012

    Keep Cool and Caffeinated

    Houston's ten best iced coffee crinks

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Keep Cool and Caffeinated: Houston's Top 10 Iced Coffee Drinks

    August is nearly here, and the summer ain't getting any cooler. But at least your coffee can. I'm not the type of person who can make it through a morning without getting caffeinated, but it requires a special kind of fortitude to grimly chug a few cups of hot coffee when beads of sweat are already ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 76, Spinach Danish from Angela's Oven

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2012

    Deep Thoughts

    Benjamin Wesley follows a gig with the renowned Jandek with his own CD release.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Foodies, Your Photo Show Is Here

    Alex Gregg is not only an award-winning bartender at Anvil; he is also a professional photographer, and he recently put his skills to work last October at the very popular Les Sauvages Supper Club dinners. The fruits of his labor are now on display at Catalina Coffee on Washington Avenue.

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

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

    Photo by Kevin O'MaraA reminder of what our No. 3 pick used to look like.​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 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Upcoming Events: Support Local, Eat Bacon

    Coming up next weekend: Gird your pork-loving loins.​At Georgia's Farm to Market, SLGT doesn't just mean "Support Local, Grow Together." It also means "Saturday Local Get Together," when the market hosts its weekly Local Life Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This Saturday, chow down on Georgi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Cafe Luz Offers More Than Just Coffee: Handmade Sodas and Fresh Food Head Downtown

    Cafe Luz's giant lightbulb was painted by Borrego herself.​Downtown has a new coffee shop as of this morning at 6:30 a.m. That's when Frank Freeman opened the doors of Cafe Luz at 907 Franklin, his new venture with Lucrece Borrego and Jesus Acosta, who also own Kitchen Incubator. Cafe Luz is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    F*** You, Yelper: Yelp Reviews as Beat-Style Poetry

    ​Perhaps it wasn't the intention of the person who started Fuck You, Yelper to frame random snippets of sadly hysterical Yelp reviews for comparison to anti-intellectual Beatnik poetry. But I can't help seeing each post -- a few lines plucked, sometimes but not always, from a longer review -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​In the comments of Nick Hall's post on a whiskey class at Anvil, Bobby Heugel mentioned that there are plenty of bars and restaurants around town also deserving of acclaim. Asked by another commenter to elaborate, he did, and it's a pretty good list: I'm done after this because I don't usua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Comments of the Day: Bloggers Edition

    ​Today's most interesting comments were actually by Eating Our Words bloggers, and they were on a Where Are We Eating? post. I know. Weird. Anyway, Christine Ha's comment concerned the frustrating service she received at Catalina Coffee, while Nick Hall wrote in with a heartwarming tale about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    10 Houston Restaurants Every Out-Of-Towner Should Visit

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttTexas barbecue done right at Gatlin's.​On Wednesday afternoon, I mused that some day I hoped for visitors to Houston to feel as excited about our dining scene as I was about New York City's. The sheer breadth and depth of ethnic and regional cuisines present here is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Brunch at Cyclone Anaya's in Midtown

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​I was giddy with the simple pleasure of walking to Cyclone Anaya's last Sunday morning, a brilliant sunshiney morning meant for strolling and patio dining. And even though we passed a dead rat and several homeless people on the way, it was still a lovely walk. Cyc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    ​As you may have read and seen around the Internet, this Sunday is Linda's Block Party at 1834 Westheimer, a fundraising event to help defray medical costs for Linda Salinas. Salinas, a local bartender and sommelier, was injured in a scooter accident on Sunday night, and the Houston restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Houston Restaurant and Bar Industry Rallies for One of Its Own

    FacebookLinda Salinas, before shaving her mustache.​Linda Salinas is a talented sommelier and bartender. She's worked at and with some of Houston's best bars and restaurants: Voice, Anvil, Branch Water Tavern, Bootsie's, Beaver's, 13 Celsius and Kata Robata. She is a fixture within the industr ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 24, 2011

    Where to Get Your Caffeine Fix

    The Top Ten Coffeehouses in Houston

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    The Top 10 Coffee Houses in Houston

    Photo by Gary R. WiseGreenway Coffee, one of Houston's leading coffee houses.​Last week's First Look at Black Hole Cafe prompted some interesting discussions in the comments section, namely a lively debate about the merits of weighing a just-opened coffee house against other, more established ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    A Cajeta Latte at Antidote

    ​As I'm sure is the case with most of this city's caffeine-addled coffee addicts, I am a creature of habit. I frequent the same coffee shop, and I order the same thing. It's not without cause, as I've found what I believe to be the perfect coffee creation in the Cortado served at Catalina Coff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Searching for the Perfect Muffin

    The muffins at Stone Mill Bakers.​We were getting a little tired of mediocrity, okay? We'd been in Houston six months and still hadn't found a muffin that did any better than a B-minus, or maybe a B, depending on how poorly the other idiot pupils graded on the curve. Sure, there are great br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Hand Making Coffee at Home

    ​With the holidays coming up and family and friends coming home and visiting, it's time to pull out your old coffee maker. Or is it? There are some great ways to coffee by hand-brewing it with different devices. The apparatus you choose can alter the way even a single-origin coffee can taste. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Steam Punks: Baristas Throw Down at Houston's First Latte Art Competition

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttSilence Huang points out good and bad characteristics on a calibration cup of latte.​Judging a latte art competition is deceptively difficult, as we found out on Friday night. Silence Huang, one of our fellow judges and a master barista from Taiwan, drew careful diagram ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    MEATSPLOSION!​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've finally secured the patent on sourdough incense. This week started off with a bang, when Greenway Barista slammed the Luling City Market on Richmond, which is actually unaffiliated with the actual market in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Are You Drinking Stale Coffee?

    ​Have you been to your local cafe and noticed how the coffee just seems to always taste better? You buy some coffee for the house, and the really pronounced flavors just don't come out the same. It may be stale. Old. Decomposed. You wouldn't purchase bananas that are already past their prime, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2009

    David Brown: “20/40”

    David Brown makes art with his iPhone

  • News

    October 16, 2008
  • Music

    August 14, 2008