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Eating Out

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    We've Narrowed Down the Most Underrated Restaurants...Vote Now!

    Remember last week when we asked you to tell us what you thought were the most underrated restaurants in Houston? Yeah, well you gave us a lot of responses. Like, almost too many. And they were all different. No single restaurant received more than five votes. You people are all over the place! T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Show Houston Off: We Share Our Favorite Places to Bring Out-of-Towners for Food & Drinks

    Early spring may just be one of the nicest times to visit our city. It's usually when the influx of family and friends trying to escape their drawn-out winters get a quick hello in before the sun scorches the Houston earth for the unforeseeable future. And for me, one of the most important things a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 23, Fluffernutters at Fluff Bake Bar

    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 person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Openings & Closings: El Gran Malo Announces Move & Killen's BBQ Finally Opens

    The popular tequila bar and gastrocantina El Gran Malo held its final day of food service on Sunday, February 23, after its National Margarita Day celebration on Saturday. However, according to Houstonia's food blog, Gastronaut, El Gran Malo is not gone for good. It's just moving. Kevin Naderi of Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Surf & Turf Special at Fleming's & A Beer Class For Ladies Only

    From now until April 13, each Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar location will offer its signature three-course filet and lobster-pairing dish for $39.95. Begin the meal with a pan-seared scallop served atop goat cheese polenta and either the New Wedge salad complete with grape tomatoes, red onio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 24, Som Tam at Vieng Thai

    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 person ... 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.

  • Dining

    February 27, 2014

    Meet the First Families of Houston Food

    Connect the dots and you’ll find our city’s restaurant scene has been dominated by a few hardworking culinary pioneers and their descendants.

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Top 5 Dishes To Order At Ninfa's on Navigation BESIDES the Fajitas

    Some might say that if you haven't tried the fajitas at The Original Ninfa's, you haven't had fajitas. Countless critics have named the restaurant's iconic dish as one of their favorites in Houston. Thanks to the versatility of executive chef Alex Padilla, there are many other high commendable dish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    5 Authentic Chinese Dishes, Plus Where to Find Them In Houston

    Despite what the Master Wok in the food court may tell you, authentic Chinese food does not consist of ten different types of orange-tinted, deep-fried chicken. In fact, what is commonly considered "Chinese food" in the West actually originated in 1950s San Francisco, when Chinese cuisine was adapte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 25, Chips and Queso at Fusion Taco

    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 person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Kevin Naderi to Face Off at Iron Fork Against...

    We have secured a second chef for the third annual Iron Fork competition at this year's Menu of Menus Extravaganza. This brave fellow will be competing against Kevin Naderi of Roost in a secret-ingredient cooking challenge moderated by Randy Evans of Haven to determine which of them is the Iron Fork ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 26, Spicy Miso Ramen at Soma Sushi

    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 person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Cover Story: The First Families of Houston Food

    Back in late January, I compiled a blog post about the histories of some of Houston's most important restaurant families. I happen to love history, but I assumed most readers would be more interested in reading about the latest restaurant openings or cheap food in the Heights or which chef moved whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 27, Kim Cheese Fries at Coreanos

    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 person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Rodeo's Best Bites Competition Crowns the Winners

    "I have a fun fact for those of you in the judging room tonight," came the voice over the loudspeaker. The three dozen or so people judging the Best Bites portion of the Rodeo Uncorked!® Roundup competition stopped talking in anticipation. "If you eat all 81 food samples and all the wine samples w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Adios 1252 Tapas in Uptown & Hello Taco in The Woodlands

    While it's not a restaurant, it's still a notable closing. B4-U-Eat, an online Houston restaurant guide, announced its own closure on Monday, February 17. For the past 23 years, B4-U-Eat has provided Houstonians with a variety of updates for restaurant openings and closings, reviews and events listi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Saint Genevieve's Party Brunch: Like a Club, With Mimosas

    Frida Kahlo once said, "I tried to drown my sorrows but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling." If those sorrows are going to learn to swim, they're going to have to do so in the pitchers of bottomless mimosas flying past our heads at record spee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday Celebrations Galore

    On Monday, February 24, Vic & Anthony's will host a special five-course wine dinner featuring wines from the Michael David Winery, the overall top winery at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition for 2014. All of the selections for the evening are Double Gold winners. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Houston Celebrates Multiple James Beard Award Nominations for 2014

    The prestigious James Beard Award semifinalists were announced this week, and Houston is represented well by four individuals and one bar in three different categories. Anvil Bar & Refuge was nominated for Outstanding Bar Program for the third consecutive year, while Chris Shepherd, Hugo Ortega and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 28, Fried Cauliflower at Roost

    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 person ... More >>

  • Music

    February 20, 2014

    Sunday Best

    Saint Genevieve is a worthy heir to La Strada’s brunchy madness.

  • Dining

    February 20, 2014

    Sur Latin Peruvian Cuisine

    A first look at this new restaurant.

  • Dining

    February 20, 2014

    Each Meal Is a Production at The Pass

    The nightly show is worthy of 'The French Chef.'

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    How to Order a Bottle of Wine in a Restaurant (Without Feeling Like an Idiot)

    Please click here for previous entries in our "how-to wine" series. How can I put this delicately? I get treated like shit by sommeliers more often than I'd like to admit. I guess I just have a face that screams wine idiot. It's hard to believe, but sadly, it's true. As much as I hate to write ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    First Look at LA Crawfish's New Location, Now Open in Greenway

    Popular Vietnamese-and-crawfish spot LA Crawfish has expanded its empire inside the loop with its newest location on Richmond. Taking over the old Kobecue spot in the Greenway Shopping Center, the franchise location, which opened just last month, is serving the same bags of buttery, garlic-loaded cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    The Most Underrated Restaurants in Houston...According to You

    Recently, we stumbled across CultureMap's article about the most overrated restaurants in Houston. In it, Eric Sandler called out Uchi, Underbelly, Mark's, Mai's, Haven, The Breakfast Klub, Torchy's Tacos, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, Houston's and Reef as restaurants whose "execution doesn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Win Two VIP Tickets to Menu of Menus and Iron Fork

    Tickets are selling quickly for this year's Menu of Menus Extravaganza, which will be held at Silver Street Station on April 8. The event will feature more than 40 local restaurants with incredible free samples as well as the annual Iron Fork competition, which will pit last year's champ, Kevin Nade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 29, Caesar Wedge Salad at Provisions

    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 person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Tony's Still Wows Nearly 50 Years After First Opening

    With newer, hipper Italian restaurants opening in Houston every year, it can be easy to overlook the fine-dining behemoth that is Tony's in favor of something, perhaps, less dated. But this would be a mistake. Tony's opened in 1965 as a mom-and-pop Italian eatery serving hearty bowls of pasta and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    The Corner Table and City Parking Ordinance Saga Continues

    A handful of folks who live next to the popular River Oaks eatery Corner Table say the restaurant's customers are crowding the streets with parked cars because the restaurant doesn't have enough parking spots -- in violation of the city parking ordinance. Sure, this might be one of those issues to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 30, Ice Cream in a Cone from Fat Cat Creamery

    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 person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    Top Ten Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Houston

    Recently, our music blog listed the top ten bars where your dog is welcome, and we thought, hey, why should the bars get all the canine love? Thanks to Paws on Patios, an organization started in 2010 that made it possible for Houston restaurants to get permitting from the city to allow dogs at outdo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Fish & The Knife Finally Opens; Gigi's Closes

    The week was filled with openings and upcoming restaurant announcements, as well as one notable closing. Gigi's Asian Bistro and Dumpling Bar has closed after serving customers classic Asian dishes and dumplings for six years inside the Galleria. Houston Chronicle's Greg Morago reported that the res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 31, Cochito con Mole Xico at Hugo's

    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 person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Get Hungry and Get Ready for the Menu of Menus Extravaganza 2014

    I hope everyone is over the whole new year dieting thing by now, because the 12th annual Menu of Menus Extravaganza is coming up soon, and, as always, there will be a lot of food. Join us on April 8, 2014, at Silver Street Station from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for samples from more than 40 area restauran ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Will You Be My Valentine, Houston? 10 Reasons to Fall in Love With the City's Food Scene

    Yes, yes, we've all bitched at some time in our lives that Valentine's Day is an arbitrary holiday created by greeting card companies to make money while simultaneously forcing single people to re-examine their sorry existences, and because of this, we've all become huge grouches. Until, that is, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    First Look: Drexel House is Working Out the Kinks

    At first look, I wondered if we'd mistakenly walked into a frozen yogurt place. Similar to the ubiquitous "froyo" spots, Drexel House, recently opened in Highland Village, was super small, modern in style, and had no real decoration apart from its lighting fixtures and chalkboard wall listing its me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Fish & the Knife Opens Today

    The almost austere, minimalist Fish & the Knife sign on the Westheimer-facing part of the building may be prominent, but it doesn't properly hint at the beauty that awaits inside. And if anything can be said about the Fish & the Knife, which has been under construction since 2010, it is that it is u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Get 'Em in Peak Season: 5 Standout Brussels Sprout Dishes To Try in Houston

    It seems that Brussels sprouts have had a comeback as of late. And rightfully so. Not only are the leafy, miniature cabbage-like greens delicious steamed, roasted, fried, or raw; they also have fantastic health benefits -- including both cholesterol-lowering and cancer-preventing agents. Thankfully, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 32, Carnitas at Molina's Cantina

    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 person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    First Look at Sur Latin Peruvian Cuisine

    You could say that discovering hole-in-the-wall places is a favorite pastime of mine. I love stumbling onto small, family-owned gems, where the cook is the dad or the brother or the uncle or the mother, the server and hostess is wife or mother or sister, and the waitstaff is the daughter or cousin o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Have Your Pizza for Breakfast at These Five Eateries

    Some mornings, you just want pizza for breakfast. And we're not talking about leftover Domino's from your post-bar 3:00 a.m. bad decision. We're talking fresh-out-of-the-oven, hot and bubbling breakfast pizza. And because Houston is such a wonderful, wonderful place, you can get your fix of bright ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Eat Your Heart Out: Top Eight Buffets in Houston for the Valentine-less

    Sometimes Valentine's Day is magical and filled with love, laughter and deep, romantic, meaningful moments with your special someone. And sometimes you're alone, and all you want to do is drown your sorrows in as much food (and wine) as humanly possible. Often, this is accomplished by buying a whole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 33, Taleggio Pizza at Dolce Vita

    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 person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2014

    Executive Chef Grant Gordon Leaves Vallone Family

    As CultureMap first reported yesterday, Grant Gordon has decided to step down as executive chef of both Tony's and the recently opened Vallone's steakhouse in Gateway Memorial City. This announcement comes just a week after Eater reported that Vallone's beverage director Evan Turner is also leaving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Make A Valentine's Date With Beer & Cheese at Saint Arnold Brewery

    Let Central Market's cooking school staff help you choose which wine(s) to have for your Valentine's Day feast. Sign up for Wine Workshop: Wines for Valentine's Day, which will take place on Monday, February 10, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The Central Market experts will be on hand to discuss the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: You've Got Some Brunchin' to Do

    Food Truck Friday @ Houston Press Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 2603 La Branch How does a bowl of slow-braised beef with collard greens, mashed potatoes and crispy onion strings sound for lunch? Or how about a bowl of roasted sweet corn, fried black beans, aji verde chili, avocado cream, heirloom tomato ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 34, Chiles de Padron Asados at Caracol

    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 person ... More >>

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