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Eating Out

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    November 27, 2014

    The 5 Best Happy Hours in Garden Oaks/Oak Forest

    If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced win ... More >>

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    November 26, 2014

    Can a Bad Valet Ruin a Restaurant Experience?

    Whether it be good or bad, does the experience with a restaurant valet belong as part of a review? That was a question Houston Press Editor-in-chief Margaret Downing and I struggled with after my visits to KUU. In January 2010, former restaurant critic Robb Walsh decided that it did upon going to ... More >>

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    November 26, 2014

    The Ultimate Chef's Table: An Evening at Kipper Club Test Kitchen

    Kipper Club Test Kitchen is housed in what one might call an alternative space. There is no parking, so you have to park offsite and shuttle to your dinner, and once you arrive, you're at a Shell gas station. Literally. Next to the gas station convenience store, there's a sign that says "Tippy's So ... More >>

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    November 25, 2014

    Review: KUU Needs to Work on Consistently Good Cooking, but the Seafood is Wonderful

    The kanpaccio, a word play on "carpaccio" and "kanpachi," or mature amberjack, is a dish that delights every taste bud. Rich slices of fish, shaped into rosettes, gather a bit of heat from small green slices of fresh Thai pepper before being bounced back and forth between the salinity of tobiko and ... More >>

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    November 24, 2014

    Fish & The Knife's Owners Close It To Rethink Its Life

    Life is full of odd coincidences. I was at brunch with friends on Saturday. We were talking about restaurants, as we often do. One mentioned the Fish & The Knife and asked if I'd ever been. I replied that I had not. "Oh, it's just awful," she lamented, "and they have this weird nightclub thing going ... More >>

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    November 21, 2014

    Triniti's New Seasonal Menu a Lovely, Leisurely Taste of Fall

    Every meal at Triniti makes an impact. From a dinner with coworkers, to cocktails with girlfriends, to an anniversary brunch with out-of-town family, each meal exceeds the last in both beauty and flavor. We've never left the table at Triniti without a newcomer commenting on the lovely décor, and we ... More >>

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    November 20, 2014

    The 5 Best Happy Hours Near Highland Village

    If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced win ... More >>

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    November 20, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Joe Cervantez of Killen's Steakhouse

    After four-and-a-half years at Brennan's of Houston, Joe Cervantez made a bold move, accepting an executive chef position at Killen's Steakhouse in Pearland. Yesterday in Part 1 of our Chef Chat, we talked with him about his very early start in restaurants and what it was like to work in a hotel. ... More >>

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    November 20, 2014

    Doc's Motorworks Westheimer Offers Quality Bar Food and Drink in a Unique Venue

    Doc's, a small chain started in Austin with three locations, has expanded to Houston. Last night, there was a soft opening at Doc's Motorworks Westheimer with food, drinks and a staff ready to answer questions about their new restaurant. The decor was labeled as a "DYI" aesthetic: Much of the bar' ... More >>

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    November 19, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Joe Cervantez of Killen's Steakhouse

    Ronnie Killen has made a big name for himself, not just in Pearland, where his eponymous Killen's Steakhouse is located, but across the Houston area and the United States. He has been a guest chef at the Beard House and, just within this past week, Killen's Steakhouse was on Open Table's Diners' Cho ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    Kipper Club Test Kitchen To Host Forbes Five-Star Chef Zachary Ladwig

    It's early days still in the life of the Kipper Club Test Kitchen. The kitchen space by the Treadsack Group (Down House, D&T Drive Inn, Sugar & Rice Magazine) launched quietly in August, where it has been playing host to a rotating roster of guest chefs. "We built it as a space that the chefs coul ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    Review: Pax Americana Focuses on Food From This Country in a Quietly Spectacular Way

    It's a nearly religious experience when Pax Americana's chef, Adam Dorris, takes one simple ingredient and builds a dish around it that highlights its inherent goodness. Take, for example, the beautiful deep red confit carrots, lightly sweetened with sorghum, that recline in the most lovely way atop ... More >>

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    November 14, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Only Two Weeks Left For Houston's Most Dog-Friendly Bar

    There's awful news for Houston dog owners. As initially noted by Syd Kearney at the Houston Chronicle, pup-friendly bar Boneyard Drinkery announced on its Facebook page that it is closing on November 30. It was Houston's first combination bar and dog park. It's another sad chapter in a story we're h ... More >>

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    November 14, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Celebrate 1 Year with Union Kitchen - Kingwood

    Earlier this week, Julep launched a month-long happy hour featuring classic libations that pay homage to the spirit of the South. From now until Deember 9, get a taste of 30 cocktails -- including Mississippi Punch, which references the popular sport of boxing in the South; and the Meyer Lemon Thund ... More >>

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    November 13, 2014

    The 5 Best Happy Hours in River Oaks

    If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced win ... More >>

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    November 13, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Samuel Beier of Tony Mandola's

    When we left off in Part 1 of our Chef Chat with Samuel Beier, he had just completed a long stint under Jean-Georges Vongerichten at Spice Market and Market restaurants in Atlanta. It was his second time to work for the world-renowned French chef. The first time being at the defunct Bank in Hotel Ic ... More >>

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    November 12, 2014

    First Look at Radio Milano, A New Italian Concept Inside the Hotel Sorella at CityCentre

    Just barely two weeks old, Radio Milano, the new new Italian concept taking over the spot that used to house Bistro Alex in the Hotel Sorella at CityCentre, is giving established Italian restaurants in Houston a run for their money. A lot of it has to do with the restaurant's executive chef, Jose H ... More >>

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    November 11, 2014

    Pico's Reveals Its New Logo and Plans For a Holiday Tamale Stand

    It's about to get easier than ever to pick up tamales from Pico's for the holidays. The news came during the rollout celebration of a bigger, bolder Pico's logo yesterday. The tamale stand will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on November 28-30, the weekends of December 6 and 13 and then again from D ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    Paul's Kitchen: From Biscuits to Beef Tartare and Beyond

    In the beginning, there were biscuits. Dense with butter flavor and lightly toasted, both were served with a mild red pepper jelly more sweet than spicy and lighter-than-air unsalted whipped butter. We dug in and wanted to request another serving, but held back, because, well you don't go to Paul's ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014

    The 5 Best Happy Hours in Rice Village

    If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced win ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Frédéric Perrier of Aura, Hoggs N Chicks and Coco Pazzo

    When we left off on Part 1 of our Chef Chat with Fréderic Perrier, he'd just relocated Aura from a small, quaint, New England-style shopping center to modern, bustling, trendy Sugar Land Town Square. While all the old favorites menu items are there, the experience is different now--not better or wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Upscale Burgers and New BBQ for the Northwest

    Russell Weil at "Eat More Burgers" went to Vic & Anthony's on Friday (the only day they're open for lunch) to check out their burgers. They're an affordable luxury at this high-end steakhouse. Although the restaurant has been known to occasionally produce some wicked, over-the-top variants (ghost pe ... More >>

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    November 5, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Frédéric Perrier of Aura Brasserie and Coco Pazzo

    Chef Frédéric Perrier has owned, co-owned and cooked in Houston area restaurants for more than 20 years. He developed a fan base and garnered critical acclaim with his inside-the-Loop restaurants Grille 5515 and Perrier Café. In time, the rigors of driving to his home in Missouri City night after ... More >>

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    October 31, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Real Estate Realities Vs. El Tiempo 1308 Cantina

    When other parts of the country have suffered economic downturns in recent years, Houston's economy has fortunately remained stable. One ironic and sad side effect of that durability is the climbing real estate prices. There are more profitable things that landowners can do than lease restaurants. ... More >>

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    October 31, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Halloween Bashes & Post-Halloween Hangovers

    8th Annual Montrose Crawl @ Multiple Locations Friday, 7 p.m. Westheimer between Dunlavy and Montrose Get your costume ready and head over to Westeimer for Houston's most epic Halloween Bar Crawl, where you'll hit more than 11 restaurants and bars (and two food trucks) between Dunlavy and Montrose ... More >>

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    October 30, 2014

    Dine Out on Turkey Day: Where to Eat This Thanksgiving in Houston

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner -- and if you aren't planning on burning your house down with a turkey fryer (again) or you just don't feel like cooking, you're going to need some ideas on where to eat. Well you've come to the right place, friends. From casual options and brunches to fancy ... More >>

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    October 30, 2014

    A Much Overdue First Visit to Tony Mandola's

    As a self-identified "foodie" and food writer, there's little excuse I can offer for never having visited Tony Mandola's during my seven-plus years in Houston. "Mistakes were made," as they say, and it was only a few days ago that my inaugural meal took place. Note, "inaugural," not initial, because ... More >>

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    October 30, 2014

    The 5 Best Happy Hours in the East End

    If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced win ... More >>

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    October 30, 2014

    6 Tips for a Parent Making Separate Meals for Everyone

    Maybe you're one of those people that makes the family dinner and says, "This is what we're having. If you don't like it, you don't eat." I admire that sort of fortitude, but I am paying a penance form being a picky pain in the ass as a child. Now I prepare three dinners every night. One is for me, ... More >>

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    October 30, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Kevin Naderi of Lillo & Ella and Roost

    In Part 1 of our chat with Kevin Naderi, he related a fond memory of the special Persian dinners he made at Roost alongside his mom and grandmother. Does cooking run in the family? In Part 2, we find out and along the way delve into some deeper issues that affect many of Houston's independent restau ... More >>

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    October 28, 2014

    Review: Dosi Takes a Lighthearted, Unpretentious Approach to its Food

    The smoked Spanish mackerel at Dosi Restaurant Soju Bar looks like pop art on a plate. Bite-size rectangles of luminescent filet as tender as one could wish for are each garnished with a strip of lardo so thin that it's translucent. Rolls made of equally thin strips of celery stand on end, adding ... More >>

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    October 24, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Jose Hernandez Re-emerges At Radio Milano

    Good news for Houston foodies: after his short but lauded stint as executive chef at La Balance in Katy, Jose Hernandez has re-emerged in a big way. Houston Business Journal reports that his new place, Radio Milano, opens in CityCentre today. This follows up his temporary role as Etoile's sous chef. ... More >>

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    October 23, 2014

    The 5 Best Happy Hours Near the Museum District

    If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced win ... More >>

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    October 23, 2014

    Houston Restaurant Weeks 2014 Registers Another Good Year

    Houston Restaurants Weeks which took up the month of August has raised more than $1.6 million in donation commitments to the Houston Food Bank, it was announced Wednesday. According to the event's organizers, chief among them Houston radio and TV personality Cleverley Stone, this translates to mor ... More >>

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    October 23, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Erin Smith of Main Kitchen at JW Marriott

    Yesterday we did the first part of our interview with Erin Smith of Main Street Kitchen. EOW: Why did you end up leaving Plonk? ES: Plonk was the first restaurant I worked at when I moved back to Houston and I had no idea what the food scene was going to be like. Not having lived here for 10 year ... More >>

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    October 22, 2014

    Review: The Honeymoon Will Get You Up in the Morning and Carry You Home Late at Night

    In the wake of neighboring Goro & Gun's transition from a restaurant with a killer bar into the more streamlined bar-only concept Moving Sidewalk, it may seem odd that The Honeymoon Café & Bar is positioning itself as a sort of one-stop shop for downtown residents and visitors. Goro's split persona ... More >>

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    October 22, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Erin Smith of Main Kitchen at JW Marriott

    Erin Smith is one of only a handful of female executive chefs in Houston. She first caught attention for the menu that was tailored for the extensive wine focus at Plonk! Bistro. She made headlines when she joined Clumsy Butcher group to conceptualize the initial menu for the newly opened Blacksmith ... More >>

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    October 21, 2014

    Mala By Morning: Blacksmith and Mala Sichuan's Chinese Breakfast and Donut Pop-up

    "I'll have the treasure chest cereal, the empress ribs, the golden coin omelet, the pork hock with bok choy, and the point and kill mouthwatering chicken." This was our initial order, which was quickly followed by "Just add the congee to that. Oh, and the calamondin cake donut and the sichuan pepper ... More >>

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    October 21, 2014

    The Last Bite: Rebecca Masson Is Throwing Her Final Sweet & Savory Fundraiser Dinner for Lucky Dog Rescue

    What started out as a fun fundraising event for the Lucky Dog Rescue charity has taken on a life of its own. Pastry Chef Rebecca Masson's Sweet & Savory charity dinners have become legendary. And this Sunday, she will hold her last one, which promises to be grand in every way. "So basically, when w ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    Openings & Closings: An Unexpectedly Speedy Goodbye From Van Loc

    As reported Wednesday, Van Loc has unexpectedly closed much earlier than anticipated. The owners told us last week that it would close "before Thanksgiving." Well, that turned out to be last Wednesday. Van Loc opened way back in 1986 and was one of the first Vietnamese restaurants in Houston. While ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Big Brews and Free Burgers

    Big Brew, the nation's second largest craft beer festival, is coming to Houston from October 20 through October 26. The week-long celebration will feature more than ,000 craft beers from more than 40 Texas breweries along with a different event each day. Kick off the party with one of three beer din ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Tastes from Around the Globe

    Happy Hour @ Underbelly Starting Thursday, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close 1100 Westheimer Beginning today, Chef Chris Shepherd will pay tribute to his fellow chefs and friends around the country by "covering" some of their most influential dishes. "I've learned so much from other chefs," ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    Where to Celebrate National Pasta Day in Houston

    National Pasta Day is today -- a reminder, if not an incentive, for for pasta lovers all around town to indulge. Houston has many excellent restaurants where one can celebrate. For a taste of stellar house-made pappardelle bolognese, Best of Houston Italian Restaurant winner Ciao Bello is the pla ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    Underbelly Is Playing a List of "Covers" at Happy Hour

    Between 3 p.m. and dinnertime, it can be tough to find a place to eat. Many restaurants close after lunch and reopen at dinner. Underbelly's wine bar, however, stays open even when the main dining room is closed, and thanks to a new happy hour menu, there's an opportunity to go on a journey across A ... More >>

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    October 16, 2014

    The 5 Best Happy Hours in Shady Acres

    If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced win ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Review: Nara Sushi & Korean Kitchen Only has a few Good Surprises

    Several restaurants, namely Ava, Trenza and Katsuya by Starck, all tried to make a go of it at West Ave. Even having big chef names attached, like Robert del Grande and Katsuya Uechi, did not help these restaurants succeed. West Ave may be great for residents, but it's an awful design for business v ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: 'tis the Season For Pumpkin Doughnuts

    Hank On Food: This past Saturday, Hank traveled to the Third Ward and visited with Myrtle Jackson of Not Jus' Donuts. Besides finding a mighty fine sweet potato pie, he gets a lesson in the trials of replicating the recipes of great Southern cooks, many of whom did not actually write them down. Alon ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Van Loc Closes Earlier Than Expected -- As In Today

    Van Loc restaurant, whose surprise announcement last week that it was closing sometime before Thanksgiving, closed today around the noon hour. The sign posted on the door thanked customers for their support through the years. On Tuesday night, the restaurant was packed with people who were obvio ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    First Look at Springbok, A South African Gastropub in Downtown Houston

    Located on Main Street, just around the corner from The Flying Saucer in the heart of downtown, is the cool new South African bar and gastropub, Springbok. Named after a type of African antelope and the South African rugby team of the same name, it's fitting that the decor includes wall mounted anim ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Celebrate International Curry Week at The Springbok

    The Springbok will celebrate International Curry Week from October 13 until October 17; this event is typically celebrated around the world with special events from participating restaurants. Pete Walker, owner of The Springbok, wants to make International Curry Week an annual event in Houston next ... More >>

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