Deli Foods

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Cheese is Your Friend

    Gastronaut: Change up your regular cheeseburger order at Sam's Deli Diner and opt for a cheesesteak instead. Katharine Shilcutt writes in this Gastronaut post that the Texas cheesesteak at Sam's is one of the best dishes the diner offers. A hoagie roll is stuffed with lots and lots of roast beef, gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    My Preferred Hangover Cure, and More, at Juan Mon's International Sandwiches

    Juan Mon's is unassuming. Driving down Taft Street, you could easily miss it, and probably have already: From that vantage point, the view of the restaurant is mostly that of an alcove evidently once intended as a drive-thru, where a food truck which has clearly fallen out of use resides, and weeds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    The Five Best Underrated Greasy Spoons (According to You)

    After reading your comments and tallying your votes for the most underrated greasy spoons in Houston, I've come to a conclusion: We don't have enough greasy spoons here. There are several big ones that get all the credit and a few lesser-known ones with small but devoted contingents of fans. So he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    The Olajuwon at Kahn's Deli Is A Slam Dunk

    Although Kahn's Delicatessen has been serving sizable "real sandwiches" to the Houston community since 1945, the restaurant is often overlooked in favor of powerhouse delis such as Kenny & Ziggy's. H-towners should spread the love to Kahn's, which also knows a thing or two about what to put betwee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Where to Eat on Father's Day in Houston 2014

    Father's Day is less than two weeks away and it will be here before you know it. Houston restaurants are gearing up for the big day, and so should you. On Sunday, June 15, various establishments will offer celebratory brunches, lunches and dinners along with some drink specials. Check out our round ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Oscar Mayer's New Coldcuts Are Really Spicy and That's No Bologna

    "That's some spicy sliced turkey," is not a phrase I ever anticipated coming out of my mouth. But, then, I also didn't anticipate really liking a sandwich involving cold cuts. While I'm a big fan of Italian deli meats, I've never really latched onto to the standard American sliced turkey, ham, etc. ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 17, 2014

    Is There Room in the Neighborhood for Heights General Store?

    Newcomer wants its down-home, fresh approach to succeed.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Dish of the Week: The Cuban Sandwich

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. When it come to classic sandwiches, the pressed Cuban sandwich is easily one of the best. Made with roast pork, ham, Swiss chees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Got Corned Beef? Here Are 5 Delicious Ways to Use The Leftovers

    One of the best things about St. Patty's Day -- besides the green beer, Irish soda bread, and pistachio cake that you convinced yourself was an acceptable breakfast -- is most definitely corned beef and cabbage. Though it's about as Irish as spaghetti, the dish has become a Saint Patrick's Day tradi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Like That Chain Restaurant? Try This Local One Instead (Part II)

    Maybe your friend is obsessed with Cheesecake Factory. Maybe your kids scream for nuggets every time you pass Chik-fil-A (we don't blame them), but you don't exactly agree with their politics. Maybe you're just in one giant, chain-restaurant-filled eating rut. We've urged you to step away from the ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 27, 2014

    The Inventive Frankfurters at Good Dog Houston Think Outside the Bun

    This food truck turned brick and mortar restaurant is best in show.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    A Repast With A Rich Past: The Hot Pastrami Sandwich

    If you grew up in a delicatessen desert, as I did, then you're probably familiar with the feeling of complete abject ignorance you experience when forced to choose between different cold-cut sandwiches. Up until my early twenties, I could differentiate pretty much only ham, turkey, and bologna, beca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Mexican Breakfast Cooking Class, Galveston Restaurant Week & A Montrose Walking Food Tour

    Three words: free wine tasting. In honor of France's Feast of the Epiphany, French Country Wines will host a wine tasting on Wednesday, January 8 from 5 until 7 p.m. featuring three wines and slices of La Galette des Rois, otherwise known as the King's Cake. Enjoy tastings of Baur Pinot Gris 2011, M ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 28, 2013

    Top 10 Ice Cream Spots

    Rest of the best 2013.

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Volcano Rice Wows The Crowd: Laudable New South American Dishes at Latin Bites

    The volcano rice arrived at our table to a chorus of wows: three hot stone bowls sizzling, crackling and steaming hot, with a colorful assortment of vegetables and meats arranged around a perfectly round yellow egg yolk. A Peruvian version of the Korean dolsot bibimbap, it was chef Roberto Castre's ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 14, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Doughnut Spots

    The rest of the best 2013.

  • Dining

    October 31, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Pizzas

    The rest of the best 2013.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? French Onion Soup, Roast Beef Sandwiches, and Stuffed Shells

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Cheap and Good Eats: The Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in River Oaks

    Yesterday, we brought you the Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Montrose. Today, we're moving right next-door to its upscale neighbor, River Oaks. But just because this area is a bit ritzy, don't think for a second there aren't plenty of great dining deals. Here's our list of the best cheap (under $10) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Breakfast for Dinner & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and myself, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    7 Campfire Recipes to Try This Summer, Including S'mores Two Ways

    While I'm not the most experienced camper (I went last weekend and am still convincing myself that whatever was crawling on my shoulder was not a scorpion), I do enjoy a night or two under the stars. The crackling fire. The darkness of the night. It's all so peaceful. But perhaps my favorite part o ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 23, 2013

    The Signature Sandwiches of Bocca Deli Are Fancier Than Usual

    Bocca Deli sits on the cusp of change while embracing the now of this north of downtown neighborhood.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Baked Crab Cakes & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 14, 2013

    Crazy for Crawfish

    Houston's 10 best mudbug joints.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    5 Corned Beef Dishes to Try Just In Time for St. Patty's Day

    March is finally here and that means St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. Besides celebrating this Irish holiday with lots of alcohol and green-colored food, corned beef is a staple item during this time of year. Don't just settle for a regular corned beef hash or corned beef and cabbage d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Svelte Roast Beef for Lunch at Potbelly

    My favorite lunch is a soup and sandwich. The idea of soup and salad confuses me -- why order a bowl of soup along with something you can't even dip into it? Who are you soup and salad people, anyway!? I mean, I'll do it, but only if I have a dress I really want to fit into in the immediate future. ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2013

    Eating Our Hearts Out

    100 Favorite dishes in the Bayou City

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Veggie Stuffed Stromboli & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 25, 2012

    The Humble Deli Sandwich

    Houston's top 10 versions.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

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

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2012 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 winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. For this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    The $20 Trader Joe's Challenge

    Editor's note: We asked five Eating Our Words bloggers to head to Trader Joe's with $20 and write about what they were able to get. We've gathered their stories together here. Katharine Shilcutt: Objective: Two meals for two for $20 My boyfriend and I hit Trader Joe's a little before 5 p.m. on a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 54, Roast Beef Sandwich at Local Foods

    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 >>

  • Dining

    July 5, 2012

    Local Foods True to Its Name

    Deli delivers with tasty sandwiches, soups, salads, sides and Texas-made beer and wine.

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week? Grilled BBQ Chicken Thighs, Antipasto Salad & More

    I love homemade meals with my fiancé, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't have a game plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week -- my weekl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Point-Counterpoint: The Monte Cristo Sandwich Is an Absurd Joke

    There are very few foods I don't like. It comes with the territory. And I am incredibly stubborn about the foods I dislike. By stubborn, though, I don't mean that I've pledged to hate them eternally. I mean that I will keep stubbornly trying foods I hate, year after year, just to see if perhaps my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week?

    Every year, my mom serves up a classic Irish-American meal for St. Paddy's Day. With visitors in town, I didn't get a chance to enjoy the slow-cooked corned beef and cabbage, so I'll be making a weeknight deli sandwich version instead along with some other favorites. Here's what I'm making: Black ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Fast Times: Murphy's Deli California Panini

    When I stopped into Murphy's Deli and ordered the California Panini, the woman taking my order looked incredulous. "There's no meat on that, you know! It's only vegetables!" she said to me with a scrunched-up face. I assured her I was aware of the contents, and that I would take my chances. I was ho ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 9, 2012

    We Love Food

    Our 100 favorite dishes in Houston.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    How To: Make an Antipasto Plate

    Photo by Bruce TurnerMamma mia!​It's not a holiday in my family without a big platter of antipasti. Every holiday, my aunt Estelle brings all the goodies from an amazing deli in Brooklyn. She leaves the presentation of the plate up to my friend Marisa and me, and then, without fail, proceeds t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    First Look at Local Foods

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttStep up and order at Local Foods.​Let's get one thing out of the way first: Stop blaming benjy's for Antone's demise. I'm the first to say that I miss the old Antone's in Rice Village like I miss Elvis. So come on now: We can all agree that Antone's closed before it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    What's Cooking This Week

    Last week's Broiled Halibut and Skirt Steak Chimichurri really hit the spot. This week I'll be dabbling in the world of fusion cuisine with a pizza made on naan and an Italian stuffed meatloaf with garlic snow peas. Just be thankful I'm not making Chicken Tikka Lasagna...actually, that sounds delici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    The Ultimate Leftover Turkey Sandwiches

    Every year, by the time we're ready to sit down and enjoy the Thanksgiving meal, I've already done multiple completely necessary taste tests of nearly everything in the kitchen and I have left no room for the bird we've been slaving over for hours. I'll take a sliver of turkey with a drop of gravy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Prosciutto

    Photo by John SuhI dream of prosciutto pizza.​What is it? Pronounced "proh-SHOOT-oh," prosciutto is a thinly sliced Italian dry-cured ham. The uncooked version highlighted today is called prosciutto crudo (the cooked kind is prosciutto cotto). The most revered cuts of prosciutto come from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    My 10 Favorite Houston Sandwiches

    Photo by Troy FieldsMy favorite bread for my favorite sandwich.​Like Ginny Braud, I love sandwiches. Let me say that again: I LOVE sandwiches. Everyone who knows me knows this. It's become almost embarrassing given the fact that I'm on the wrong side of 40 and I still get giddy over a food ite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Best Thing I Ever Ate: Sandwiches

    Photo by Brooke ViggianoKenny & Ziggy's One In A Minyon - come to mama!​I've been looking into the best things I ever ate around town, kicking the list off lightly with Houston's best vegetables before diving head first into a vat full of grease with the best fried bites. Now I'll move on to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Expedition Egg Salad: Brown Bag Deli

    Joanna O'LearyThick and chunky egg salad.​In response to my last installment of Expedition Egg Salad, commenter Elizabeth Rhodes suggested I try Brown Bag Deli. Since I tend to eat out more for dinner than lunch, I had only visited Brown Bag Deli a few times. I very much enjoyed their cold-c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Yoga Fuel: Kraftsmen Garden at Kraftsmen Bakery

    Christina Uticone​Lately my life has been like a country song. My dog needed extensive, expensive surgery; I had to cancel a long-planned trip home to New York; my husband left me on our anniversary. (Don't worry, he's coming back -- just a business trip.) Just as I was wrapping up a tough wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Expedition Egg Salad: Barnaby's Cafe

    Joanna O'LearyBacon. Who knew?​I've become obsessed with egg salad, which is a little weird, because I can remember a time in my life when I hated both eggs and mayonnaise. Go figure. My post on The Far Down at The Hobbit Cafe prompted a reader tip about Nielsen's, purveyor of another praisew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Fast Times: Angus Cool Deli Sandwich at Arby's

    ​Lately, it seems like every other commercial that comes on is an Arby's ad for its new Angus Cool Deli sandwich. They can claim that their marketing dollars got at least one customer, as I found myself at the Arby's one afternoon. Arby's is not the first place that comes to mind when I get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Off the Wall: Spec's Deli Sandwiches

    ​Between the news that Dallas is finally getting a Spec's and Katharine Shilcutt posting that mouth-watering picture of their Pâté de France sandwich last week, I've been itchin' for a visit to the adult playground myself. In the comments of Shilcutt's entry, EOW reader and commenter FattyFa ... More >>

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