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  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Chuck's Eat the Street Comes to Houston in July--Here's a Preview of the Food-Filled Episode

    "Houston has a lot of people and a lot of money," Chuck Hughes says. "Fortunately or unfortunately, you need people and money for restaurants. Houston has everything going for it." This was a surprise to Hughes when he visited Houston at the end of May to tape his Cooking Channel show, Chuck's Eat ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 6, 2014

    Move Over, Cupcakes

    Macarons have taken your place.

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    The Modular Food Truck is Back, Better than Ever

    Though incredibly popular and well received by critics, The Modular food truck (actually a trailer) had a surprisingly short run. It opened in 2011, helmed by Joshua Martinez and Lyle Bento. At the time, Martinez was fresh off a stint as general manager of Kata Robata, and Bento was an up-and-coming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Ranch Bakery Returns, and a Beloved Food Truck Will Soon Be Back

    It has been quite a slow week for restaurant openings and closings. In fact, there weren't any notable closings that we heard about. So, let's get right to the openings. CultureMap Houston's Eric Sandler reports that Ranch Bakery has reopened inside Cypress's The Backyard Smokehouse. The bakery reo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Chicken & Waffles and Chili in Galveston

    Food Truck Friday @ Houston Press Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 2603 La Branch It's that time of week again -- Food Truck Friday! And this time St. John's Fire food truck will be rolling into the parking lot outside the Houston Press office. Come get your spice on with St. John's signature fiery items, su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Eat St. Crews Roll into Houston This Weekend: Show Some Food Truck Love and Enjoy Free Bites

    Film crews for the popular Cooking Channel show Eat St. roll into town starting this Saturday for or a multi-day shooting fest that will feature six of Houston's best gourmet food trucks. The show is returning to Houston after a successful shoot here in April. The filming schedule and locations are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 82, Grilled Ahi Tuna at St. John's Fire

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of her pers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    MetroCooking Houston Features Paula Deen, Her Sons & More

    It's the first time Paula Deen will make a cooking demonstration-public appearance since early this summer when those nasty racism allegations surfaced, but it's not the first time she has appeared in The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertainment Houston Show. This weekend at Reliant Stadium, Paula Deen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Houston Food Trucks Featured on Eat St.: We Compile Our Own Houston-Centric Episode

    Although the Cooking Channel was ostensibly created to air the kind of cooking-oriented shows that the Food Network used to air -- remember those shows where chefs actually showed you how to make food? -- it can't help itself from presenting more Food Network-y shows like Eat St., which describes it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    The Supersizers Go... Is the Best TV Show You're Not Watching

    I was digging through Hulu for old episodes of Kitchen Nightmares -- the best TV show to fold laundry to, bar none -- when I found it: my new television obsession. The Supersizers Go... is shamefully hidden deep within Hulu's bowels, when it should be front and center. It's far more than just a foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    What Was That Dish on That Show I Saw? There's an App for That

    You're in Las Vegas, and it's dinner time. Sure, there are hundreds of hotel restaurants you could try -- some of them even worth it -- but you are remembering a restaurant you saw on the Food Network. It was on The Best Thing I Ever Ate, and it was about a Chinese place with a very spicy dish that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Chef G. Garvin Road Trips to Houston, Pit Stops at Pizzitola's: The Episode Airs Tonight

    With his trademark Southern flair and down-to-earth flavor, G. Garvin spotlights Houston's own Pizzitola's, home of real barbecue and famous for fall-off-the-bone ribs, tonight. Airing tonight on The Cooking Channel, Road Trip With G. Garvin takes in "The Best of the Bayou," with the Atlanta nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Subterranean Sushi and Pizzitola's Pits

    Swamplot: Craft beer lovers are about to have a whole lot more to love in Houston, reports real estate blog Swamplot. Premium Draught will be moving into the old Kaboom Books space next to Antidote Coffee in the Heights, while Cottonwood Bar will be moving in down the block from Shepherd Park Draugh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    The 5 Sexiest Celebrity Chefs: Ladies Edition

    We've taken a look at the Sexiest Men in the Kitchen (meatballs, anyone?). Now, it's the ladies time to turn up the heat. Check out the Top 5 Hottest Female Chefs: 5. Nadia Giosia As in, "Nadia G." As in, the wild and slightly psychotic Italian but Canadian-born chef, singer, and host of Nadia G' ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 7, 2012

    The Rest of the Best

    Houston's Top 10 Patios

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Sweat and Shrimp Heads: Behind the Scenes as Eat St. Films The Modular

    It didn't matter that it was high noon on a weekday afternoon in crushing heat and humidity: The line of customers at Grand Prize wrapped from the rear of the Montrose bar all the way to the city sidewalk out front. Sweaty fans were lined up on the hot concrete in support of The Modular, the popular ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    A Taste of Reality: Top 5 Food Documentaries

    Tommy Lee Jones once didn't do a film because there was a scene in which he was supposed to eat on camera. Tommy Lee Jones doesn't eat on camera. Ever. That film was Man of the House, and it's a good thing that the producers caved to his demands, for the world would be a far, far worse place if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Dude, You Going to Eat That?: Adjectives on menus serve a much larger purpose than simply describing the food you're about to eat, says Dr. Ricky. Instead, he writes, they're "mostly a function of manipulating expectations" and driving up prices, which is exceptionally easy when you consider that ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    5 Intriguing Cocktails I Saw on TV

    www.cookingchanneltv.comBeer in a Ball. ​The Food Network and Cooking Channel have turned me into a couch potato. I wouldn't get up at 4 a.m. to watch the royal wedding, but I'll burn the midnight oil watching episode after episode of Iron Chef America and Unique Eats. Imagine my delight when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Do the Food Truck Crawl

    Photo by John SuhFood Truck Friday at the Boneyard​It sounds like the name of a new dance craze. And while you can certainly show off your skills to the music spinning from the live DJ booth, the Food Truck Crawl is much more than that. Hillary Hayden founded the event after watching a show ... More >>