David Luna

  • 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 >>

  • Dining

    February 21, 2013

    Dinner and a Show

    Houston's 10 best restaurants for pre-theater dining.

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    February 14, 2013

    Dinner and a Show: Houston's Top 10 Restaurants for Pre-Theater Dining

    Chances are that if you're heading downtown for a night out at the opera, or the symphony or the Alley, you're not simply grabbing McDonald's on your way -- you want to make an evening of this, as well you should. Many restaurants have done away with theater menus, meaning you'll have to order judi ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 31, 2013

    Line & Lariat Goes from Surf to Turf

    Line & Lariat offers an exceptional menu showcasing some of the best foods in this state's culinary history. Now it just needs some customers.

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    January 30, 2013

    The Third Time's a Charm for Line & Lariat

    It occurred to me -- perhaps too late -- that the owners of Line & Lariat, which is the subject of this week's cafe review, may not appreciate my saying that there's a confusing lack of diners at the downtown restaurant. After all, one of my friends recently noted: Houston diners are afraid to eat a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Superbowl Recipe: Beer-Braised Pork Tostadas from Chef David Luna at Line & Lariat

    The first time I tasted chef David Luna's beer-braised pork tostada at Line & Lariat, I thought it was some of the best bar food I'd found in Houston. The pork had been braised in local brewery Karbach's Rodeo Clown and paired perfectly with the pint of Sympathy for the Lager -- also from Karbach -- ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 22, 2012

    Dining Out on Turkey Day

    Our guide to restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    To Order Fish on Mondays or Not: How Valid Are the "Rules" of Ordering in Restaurants?

    You've heard the old adages about dining pitfalls to avoid: Don't order fish on Mondays. (It's all left over from Friday's seafood shipment, goes the tale, and you don't want gross, slimy salmon.) Don't eat the bread in the bread basket. (It's supposedly recycled from table to table, people say.) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Dining Out on Turkey Day: Where to Eat This Thanksgiving

    Let's face it, sometimes a "home-cooked" meal in a restaurant is better than anything we can whip up at home. Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most difficult, time-consuming and stressful meals to make if you don't normally cook meals at home. But, there's one thing to be thankful for this year, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Openings & Closings: Ménage à Foie

    Photo courtesy of FacebookSomething much cooler is coming to the old Zula's space downtown...​Two big blows of bad news shook the food community this week: Yelapa Playa Mexicana announced its closure, and Moon Tower Inn decided to take a three-month break to remodel. The writing had been on t ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 18, 2011

    Breakfast on the Beltway

    Flora & Muse offers charming, European-style bistro fare.

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    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

    September 13, 2010

    A Warm Welcome for Flora & Muse

    ​"I'm surprised at how many people have already been coming on a regular basis," Hayri Gurbuz told me with a huge smile on his face yesterday afternoon. Part owner of Flora & Muse (12860 Queensbury), the newest addition to CityCentre's growing ranks of high-end, high-concept restaurants, the T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Openings & Closings

    David Luna at Flora & Muse, his new restaurant.​Add another unlikely mobile food vendor to the list of food trucks now rolling through Houston's streets: Hubcap Grill's fire engine-red truck had its grand unveiling last night in the parking lot of Christy's Donuts at West Gray and Montrose. Th ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 24, 2009

    Shade at Canopy

    The dish of Claire Smith's newest restaurant

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    October 16, 2008
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    June 25, 2007
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    June 25, 2007

    Endless CFS

    My e-mail box is filling up fast. “Robb, have you tried the CFS at the Old West in Denton? It is probably the best one I have ever eaten,” wrote David Luna. Burleigh Nevills wrote, “Beef N bun restaurant on West Fuqua wasn't on your list....hmmm.” And Walter Hammock thoughtfully observed, ... More >>