Wows crowd at Brazos Bookstore.
Brooklyn Athletic Club celebrates with its Americana menu mixing gourmet and comfort food delivered in generous portions.
When the corner lot on Richmond Avenue that was once home to Zimm's Little Deck opened up, restaurateur Shepard Ross pounced. He telephoned Chef Jeff Axline in Austin and once again, the two of them partnered for a new venture. In an homage to Brooklyn and Houston, the Brooklyn Athletic Club has e ... More >>
Click to view the full, final menu from Feast. Feast's friends and fans packed the little house at 219 Westheimer for a final taste of hearty delights such as fish and scallop pie and coq au vin. The sold-out final night was a fitting end for a place that convinced Houstonians that offal was not aw ... More >>
Let's just get to the sad news, first. Feast is closing today. The wonderful and beloved restaurant, however, is having a yard sale to get rid of, well, everything. Head on over on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.-ish and Monday, June 17 from 10 a.m. until dusk to snag something from the re ... More >>
As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>
Treat Dad to Something Sweet and Something with Meat.
Sushi Chef Chris Kinjo offers exotic fish, delicious sashimi and some of the best nigiri sushi in town.
Blue Jean Gourmet: If you're looking for the perfect summer dessert, look no further. Blue Jean Gourmet made a peach and blackberry cobbler with freshly picked peaches and blackberries. The sweetness of soft peaches combined with the tart, yet subtly sweet, blackberries makes for the ultimate cobble ... More >>
Houston Restaurant Weeks is less than two months away and is gearing up to raise funds for the Houston Food Bank, once again, beginning August 1 and lasting through Labor Day to September 2. This year will mark the tenth year of installment, after launching in 2003. While the complete list of resta ... More >>
Summer has started for most kids in Houston, which means more time spent with family, especially when it comes to eating out. Urbanspoon released its list of "Most Popular Family-Friendly Restaurants" and guess what? One Houston location made the list. Gina's Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria is one of ... More >>
This week has been full of openings and few closings. So let's just get the bad news over with. Houston Avenue Bar, aka Re:Hab Houston, informed the public that its lease is up and will be closing the first week of July. The Houston Chronicle reported that management already has a new location thou ... More >>
There's really no other way to say this. The wine prices at Brasserie 19 on West Gray are insane. And that's not just the California-speak of my youth creeping into my wine blogging. They are insane, crazy, nuts, cuckoo, mad, screw-loose, and just downright non compos mentis.
Unlike Mother's Day, Father's Day is not filled with champagne and mimosa brunches, or frou-frou breakfasts-in-bed. But, that doesn't mean you can't take your dad out for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even cupcakes this Father's Day. Show Dad how much you love him by filling his stomach with deliciou ... More >>
Pi Pizza truck reflects on its unique promotion.
Sushi Club of Houston President Carl Rosa has taken Houstonians to Japan since 2007. Rosa takes three groups throughout the year to visit the beautiful land of Japan, tour areas you won't find in a typical traveler's guidebook and taste the best cuisine Japan has to offer. In August, a group of 16 ... More >>
This is the first part of a three-part Chef Chat series. Parts two and three will run in this same space on Thursday and Friday. Korean food is full of flavor and texture, its tastiness so addictive that it brought national attention to LA's @kogibbq truck, whose claim to fame was Korean barbecue-s ... More >>
Brennan's of Houston may not come up in conversation as a go-to place for happy hour, but it should. During happy hour, which takes place in their Courtyard Bar, Brennan's offers a 7-7-7 menu that includes seven cocktails, seven wines, and seven appetizers, all for just $7. And the great thing ab ... More >>
Even though the peak lunch hours at Bowl Café are usually hopping with customers, I still feel like it's one of my "secret spots" in the city. While I enjoy their menu of salads, soups, sandwiches, and pizzas year-round, summer is my favorite time to visit and my trips to Bowl increase in frequency ... More >>
The month of May has seen many restaurants and bars come and go, including a few surprises and an earlier good-bye from a well-loved restaurant, but this week fortunately brought more openings than closings. As Mai Pham reported, Seasons 52 opened last week on Thursday offering a menu filled with i ... More >>
Fleetwood Mac is coming to Houston next week and Quattro has your before and after meal plans already set. If you're still trying to figure out what to eat before and after the concert, have no fear, Quattro is here with its pre-concert menu offering. The pre-concert three-course menu is filled wit ... More >>
UPDATE: The four firefighters taken to the hospital died as the result of injuries and smoke inhalation according to reports. One of them was a 24-year-old rookie, Anne Sullivan. Original entry: Multiple outlets are reporting a five-alarm fire at the Bhojan Restaurant at 6855 Southwest Freeway. Th ... More >>
What does that mean for Houston?
Surviving its critics' predictions, this restaurant continues to thrive in Houston, folllowing a most atypical path to attract the city's diners.
More than tunnels and tourist traps.
In a recent Food & Wine article, restaurant editor Kate Krader called Houston "America's newest capital of great food" and listed 10 of her favorite dishes/drinks in our city to underscore her point. They included the Vietnamese Wagyu meatballs at Underbelly, the blackstrap rum daiquiri at Charity S ... More >>
Seasons 52, the new restaurant located in the new Millennium complex on Westheimer adjacent to Bo Concept, is opening to the public today. "The name Seasons 52 represents the 52 weeks of the year," said Reuben Rolf, the managing partner. "Every week, our menu offers a side panel of new dishes that ... More >>
Bocca Deli is just one of a handful of restaurants that's reinvigorating the sleepy Northside as the City of Houston finishes laying the tracks for a light rail line that will eventually run through this quiet area north of downtown. A few blocks away on Fulton, Radical Eats is challenging carnivor ... More >>
Fried eggs and truffle oil as toppings may be old hat to foodies these days. We're easily distracted creatures who paw like needle-clawed kittens at every new bauble that comes along. But back in the rollicking days of the mid-2000s, the novelty had not yet worn thin and restaurants like Max's Wine ... More >>
Weeks like this one make it hard to believe I'm actually leaving this post next Friday, because what a whirlwind of activity we've seen in the last seven days. First is news of four exciting new bars heading to downtown, north downtown and Montrose. Two of those bars are from the Clumsy Butcher tea ... More >>
Wednesday wine tastings at French Country Wines are changing up a bit, but don't worry - the popular evening event isn't going anywhere. Husband-and-wife team Phyllis Adatto and Tim Smith have changed the hours of the weekly wine tasting, which will now take place every Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 ... More >>
Bellissimo is the Heights-area trattoria with a tinge of taqueria.
A beginner's guide to Vietnamese cuisine.
New restaurants and bars are opening in downtown Houston faster than we can keep up, thanks to a renaissance around the Market Square Park area that's bringing new life to downtown's north side. But that's not the only part of downtown that's blossoming -- nor are those new restaurants the only game ... More >>
29-95: Can a national media outlet really name the "top" restaurants across the country without putting in the legwork that people such as barbecue blogger Daniel Vaughn do, driving over 10,000 miles to visit 'cue joints for his book Prophets of Smoked Meat? That's the question Syd Kearney asks in a ... More >>
A little more than two years ago, I had dinner at a Heights-area restaurant serving Italian-Mexican fusion cuisine and endured a less than appealing meal with two friends. The saving grace of La Casa de Frida was our sweet server, a jovial man who treated us like family. So when I kept hearing buzz ... More >>
People unfamiliar with African cuisines often tend to lump them all in together: East African, West African, North African...what's the difference? We don't lump French and Spanish food together simply because they share a border, however, nor do we regard Indian and Chinese as the same because they ... More >>
"It's hog killin' weather," my grandmother announced in weary voice, her East Texas twang hobbling the words as they spilled out. It's hawg killun waythuh. She sat her purse down on the kitchen counter and shuffled into the living room as my mother closed the garage door behind us with a sigh. No on ... More >>
So you managed to take your mother somewhere halfway nice for Mother's Day this past Sunday. Congratulations. I'm sure she's happy just to spend time with you. But what's this? You've forgotten to pick up a card? All this planning will be for nothing! Except if you were dining at the Lazy Dog Cafe ... More >>
The last time I visited with chef L.J. Wiley was in March. That's when the prodigal chef was busy hosting a pop-up dinner called "Yelapagain" with his former employees and colleagues from Yelapa, the modern Mexican restaurant Wiley helmed to critical acclaim before departing for New York City in 201 ... More >>
Secret menus at some of our favorite fast food, quick-service restaurants like Burger King, Sonic, Chipotle and McDonald's are not so secret anymore, and now you can add Panera Bread to that list. Like most secret menus go, the items off the menu are usually unhealthy, loaded with calories/carbs/fat ... More >>
It was a busy week for openings, so we'll kick things off this Friday with some happy news. Eleven XI, the new restaurant helmed by chef Kevin Bryant, opened this past Tuesday night...and it already has three Yelp reviews. The location at 607 West Gray had to be extensively renovated to turn the f ... More >>
Yaga's Wild Game BBQ Cook-off Saturday, 8 a.m. Pier 21, Galveston Island Yaga's has been one of the most consistent fixtures on downtown Galveston's Strand for decades, and this year the restaurant is celebrating its 17th annual Yaga's Wild Game BBQ Cook-off by raising its millionth dollar for Galv ... More >>
This is last part of a three-part chef chat series. If you missed our previous posts, you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This week, we chatted with Riccardo Palazzo-Giorgio, the executive chef and partner at Hawthorn in Upper Kirby, a restaurant that is literally a hidden gem because its phy ... More >>
Houston's 10 best Tex-Mex restaurants.
From burgers to brunch to beer: Witchcraft Tavern & Provision Co. is anything but simple.
How do you define a bistro? If you're going to stick to the traditional Parisian definition, a bistro (or bistrot) is a small, tidy restaurant that serves inexpensive wine and simple dishes in a modest price range. Those dishes are traditionally French "comfort food" recipes like coq au vin, boeuf ... More >>
This is Part 2 of a three-part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space Friday. EOW: So, Hawthorn. How did you get involved in this project? It was a different concept before. RPG: The original owners intended this on being a private dining facility. They had so ma ... More >>
Just skip the damn brunch. First, I should say I am not a mother. To the best of my knowledge, I have not sired any children. No one asks me to sign permission slips or make them lunch or take them to T-ball practice. Some may claim then that I have no way of knowing when and what moms want to ea ... More >>
Lately, I've been finding the best beers in some unexpected places. On Monday night, it was a jaw-dropping line-up at the brand-new D&T Drive Inn, where the guys behind Down House have renovated a neighborhood icehouse and installed a huge tap wall of eccentric draft beers to rival the records in i ... More >>