Summer is a time to relax, enjoy the weather and eat some really good food. Thank goodness we live in a city bursting with opportunities to satisfy our adventurous food cravings. We have listed ten food-centric tasks for you to do this summer. Think of it as a bucket list. Get all of these things ... More >>
It seems that Brussels sprouts have had a comeback as of late. And rightfully so. Not only are the leafy, miniature cabbage-like greens delicious steamed, roasted, fried, or raw; they also have fantastic health benefits -- including both cholesterol-lowering and cancer-preventing agents. Thankfully, ... More >>
Do your non-Texan friends wonder why you call every soda a coke, even if it's a Dr Pepper? Do they ask you why you only suggest restaurants that serve barbecue, Tex-Mex or comfort food? Or do they have no clue what you're talking about when you say the word, "kolache"? These things don't make you we ... More >>
One of my fondest memories of traveling to Paris was buying a baguette that was as tall as I was. My mother and I gathered slices of prosciutto, pont l'Eveque cheese, apples, strawberries and grapes from a farmers market to make a picnic lunch behind the Eiffel Tower - all we needed was some bread. ... More >>
We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town. So far, we've covered Montrose, River Oaks, Midtown, Upper Kirby, EaDo, and Rice Village. With head honcho Ninfa's on Navigation, its newly aquired neighbor El Tiempo, and plenty of hole-in-the-wall joint ... More >>
The more casual sister of Morton's the Steakhouse.
An evening of highs and lows.
Sicilian homestyle cooking at Ciao Bello.
Where have you been all my life?
My favorite thing about the summer is buying fresh, in season, produce from farmers markets. The beauty of Houston is that we are blessed with so many -- and ones that are open just about every single day. Here are ten farmers markets in and around the Houston area for you to frequent this summer, ... More >>
How many times have you thought, "I'm in the mood for a Whopper but I don't want to drive all the way to Burger King?" Probably not that often. But in case you have -- Burger King to the rescue. Last week, Burger King announced its installment of a Burger King delivery service that started in Chica ... More >>
Paleo-friendly restaurant menus abound in Houston.
Houston's 10 most romantic restaurants.
In case you hadn't heard, Valentine's Day falls on a Thursday this year. And in next week's print edition, our own Christina Uticone will have a round-up of all the Valentine's Day dinner deals and special menus you can shake a dozen roses at. This is not that round-up. There are 10 types of people ... More >>
Chopped has to be one of the best culinary competition shows on TV, today. It's filled with excitement as contestants from all over the country open up a basket full of mystery ingredients that you (and probably the competitors) would never put together in a dish. The four selected chefs for each e ... More >>
Roy de la Garza on what's next.
"Just. Can't." So went fellow EOW blogger Christina Uticone's response to my post about the exclusive release of Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza in the UK, Pizza Hut's latest creation. She wasn't alone, either. But apparently, according to a press contact at Pizza Hut, "American pizza fans are furiou ... More >>
OC Weekly: In response to our response to his original post (how meta) on the five most influential American cities in Mexican cuisine, the OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano admits that Houston has been influential in the development of Mexican cuisine. Just not in the ways that you're thinking. Delicio ... More >>
Leap Day William is coming to town next week! Valentino Vin Bar is celebrating the quadrennial Leap Day on February 29 with a $29 all-inclusive lunch. That $29 will get you three courses -- soup, pizza and dessert -- and even includes tax, tip and valet. Just remember to wear yellow and blue. (Not r ... More >>
A few months ago, I watched as mouth-watering photos of ceviches and tiraditos and steaks and seafood came marching through my Twitter stream. They were all from Samba Grille, where the downtown steakhouse with a strong South American twist was doing a media tasting. The photos from my friends atte ... More >>
Christina UticoneFlame broiled burgers? Now that's a whopper.When I saw the commercial for the new Burger King California WHOPPER I thought: "Hey, I like guacamole! And hey, I think I used to like WHOPPERS, too!" And since my last experience at Burger King had been so surprisingly positive, I ... More >>
Christina UticoneBurger King breakfast buffet for $4.21.As I was pulling into Burger King on Kirby I noticed the McDonald's across the street. My husband had requested a McMuffin, but since I was in a hurry and already approaching the BK drive-through, I decided to stick with BK. When I pla ... More >>
Photos by Christina UticoneAntone's dolmas are tightly rolled, and come with a refreshing little salad.A recent invitation to Antone's Famous Po'Boys for a media tasting finally forced me out of my "I-only-eat-po'boys-at BB's" rut. The visit turned out to be full of surprises--and I don't jus ... More >>
Tres leches from Samba Grille.I asked my fellow food bloggers to choose their three favorite desserts in Houston. Let's take a look at what they said. Geri Maria Harris 1. Churros and Hot Chocolate from Hugo's 2. Flan from El Rey 3. 5 Nut Brownie from Hillstone (formerly Houston's) Geri's ... More >>