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Eating Out

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    More Places to Watch the World Cup and the U.S./Belgium Game Today in Houston

    Though the World Cup is more than halfway over, there's no sense yet that the fervor is dying down--particularly as the home team (that's 'Merica, y'all) is still in the running. A few weeks ago, we compiled a list of some of the best spots in town to watch the games with a cold beer and (more oft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 84, Chai Pie at Pondicheri

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Summer Travels: Tea-Smoked Eel at San Francisco's Mission Chinese Food

    What's the best thing about attending a good friend's wedding in Mendocino country, California? The excuse to fly into San Francisco early and partake of its amazing food offerings. (A close second: wine-tasting in Napa and Sonoma.) I have been lucky enough to visit San Francisco about a half doz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Celebrate the Fourth of July with Food and Drink at These Hot Spots

    Where will you be when the fireworks go off? The elaborate annual fireworks display over the city of Houston known as Freedom Over Texas can be seen by those gathered for the city's festivities in Eleanor Tinsley Park as well as by revelers throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. It's important t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Roll Call! Bernie's Burger Bus Brick & Mortar Restaurant Now Open

    For a couple of weeks now, Bernie's Burger Bus--the restaurant, not the fleet of burger-flinging school buses roaming the city--has been holding a very quiet soft opening. No announcements were made, but the doors were unlocked, and if you wandered in for a bite, chances are the cooks would take the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Openings & Closings: The Honeymoon Is Open

    Boil House, located at 606 East 11th Street in the Heights, closed just as quickly as it opened. The crawfish restaurant opened its doors on May 9, but because crawfish season has ended, Boil House decided to close until mudbugs become available again, a.k.a. next year. On June 20, Boil House posted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Are Restaurants That Don't Take Reservations Shutting Out Certain Guests?

    Recently, my editor posed a question: Why don't some restaurants that clearly get a lot of business take reservations? I explained that individual restaurants likely have different reasons for that choice, but that it's becoming an increasingly popular option. First come, first served. She went on ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 26, 2014

    Chic, Upscale and Authentic Thai at Songkran Thai Kitchen

    Every now and then it'll surprise you.

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 85, Tacos at Taqueria Maya Quiché

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    The 5 Best Brunch Spots in the Galleria

    In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded Bloody Marys, we have no shortage of awesome spots to get our brunch on. Keeping later hours and killer cocktails in mind, we'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    New Houston Fare at Jonathan's The Rub Reflects Houston's Diverse Community

    It's safe to say that Houston is a melting pot with a restaurant scene reflects that diversity. Chef Jonathan Levine of Jonathan's The Rub acknowledged that fact six years ago when he added the New Houston Fare section to his menu, which, to him, portrays the current Houston food scene. Levine come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Issue at Woodlands Salata Raises Question: Should You Bring Outside Food to Restaurants?

    On Friday, the Chronicle's Syd Kearney reported on a brouhaha going down on Facebook. Apparently two mothers and their kids had gone to Salata, a fast casual salad restaurant with locations all over Houston, and encountered an issue when they sat down to eat their meals. Employees of the Market Str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Houston's Best Flaming Dishes and Drinks (in Honor of Pride Week)

    Everybody loves a good show at dinner, and in honor of Pride Week here in Houston, we're looking at some of the most flamboyant flammable dishes in town. To flambé a dish is to do more than merely set food in a pan on fire. In order for something to be flambéed, sauce containing alcohol must be l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    The Five Best Underrated Breakfast Spots (According to You)

    This was a tight and contentious race, if e'er I saw one. Much of the discussion revolved around what is or is not an underrated spot for the most important meal of the day. For example, some of you posited that Down House might be the most underrated because you absolutely love it and fear it does ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Beyond Brunch: Canopy Shines After 5 p.m.

    While many restaurants are particularly pleasant during certain times of the day, Canopy has, I think, been unnecessarily designated as "best for brunch" by many Houstonians, including, at one point, myself. I am definitely a fan of their sweet and savory morning fare, especially the challah french ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Where to Eat, Drink and Caffeinate During Houston Pride Week 2014

    Since 1979, Pride Houston has been celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and their allies with Pride Week, and this year, the Carnivale-themed bash is bigger than ever. Beginning Friday, June 20, venues across the city will host events honoring our LGBT community, culminat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Burger Specials & Taco Tuesday

    Beginning Monday, June 23, RDG Bar Annie will offer weekly summer specials during its Summer Food & Drink Series. First up is the Beer & Burger Menu, available from June 23 through June 29. For $29.50, each customer will be served three courses. Start with white gazpacho, or a celery root and drie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Get Hoppy With Us

    Houston Press Hoppy Hour @ MKT Bar Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. 1001 Austin Join the Houston Press at MKT Bar tonight for Hoppy Hour featuring four Karbach brews: Love Street Summer Seasonal, Weisse Versa Wheat, Hop Delusion and Weekend Warrior Pale Ale. Sip on a beer flight for $7, or throw in food p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Houston Restaurant Weeks Returns this Summer With New Prices

    For many Houstonians, Houston Restaurant Weeks provides an opportunity to eat out at some of the city's best restaurants at a more affordable cost than usual while simultaneously contributing money to the Houston Food Bank. It's always a great time to get out and enjoy all the delicious food Houston ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 19, 2014

    Farm-to-Table-Light: Embrace Dish Society For What it is, Not What it Could Be

    Dish Society touts its farm-to-table mentality and offers good food, albeit with a few detours.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 87, Calamari at Lillo & Ella

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    The 5 Best Brunch Spots in Midtown

    In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded Bloody Marys, we have no shortage of awesome spots to get our brunch on. Keeping later hours and killer cocktails in mind, we'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Finding A Scotch Egg in Houston for (Almost) Every Day of the Week

    It's not the most appetizing-looking dish. The hard boiled egg in the center is usually possessed of a runny yolk that oozes a bit when you cut through the crisp brown outer layer and the crumbly pink or brown middle. Before you cut it, it looks like an oversized meatball, but it's the stuff on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Peak Season: Five Standout Tomato Dishes in Houston

    If there's ever a time to savor garden-fresh tomatoes, it's summertime. So we're taking a look at some in-season tomato plates that can not be missed. From gazpacho salad to tomato tacos, here are Five Must Try Tomato Dishes:

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Corner Table Announces Ja'Nel Witt as New Executive Chef

    On the heels of chef/partner Bruce Molzan's "amicable" departure from Corner Table comes news that the restaurant has hired former Hell's Kitchen winner Ja'Nel Witt to take over as executive chef. According to a press release sent out Thursday morning, Witt joined Corner Table on Monday, June 16. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Ten Best Bloody Marys

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners were announced a while back, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we're continuing to round up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories. Bon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Where Are Houston's Female Sommeliers?

    Quick, name all of the female sommeliers in Houston. OK, if you can't name all of them, name at least ten. Trick question. Here in Houston, we have six: Vanessa Trevino-Boyd (60 Degrees Mastercrafted), Samantha Porter (freelancing), Kelly McCloud (Camerata), Annette Amaya (Cru Wine Bar), Angie Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Have A Hot Dog This Summer

    Urban Swank: Paulie's may be known for its incredible spaghetti and sugar cookies, as noted by Joanna O'Leary, but this Houston family-owned restaurant serves up many more tasty dishes you need to try. O'Leary suggests everyone begins their meal with the simple bucatini amatraciana, or an indulgent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Local Versus Global: In the Battle of Where Your Food Comes From, Who's Winning?

    This week's cafe review takes a look at Dish Society, a cute new restaurant concept brought to Houston by an Austinite disappointed by the lack of healthy fast-casual restaurants with a sustainable focus. As part of Dish Society's mission, a large portion of the ingredients they use and the drinks t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    How Houston Cooks: Kraftsmen Baking Keeps H-Town Fed Day and Night

    Every other week, we'll be bringing you videos that take a behind-the-scenes look at restaurants, breweries, marketplaces, bars and any other spots that define Houston food and drink. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. There are always great smells coming out of the old Oriental Textile Mill, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Goro & Gun's Summer Menu Goes Far Beyond Ramen

    It had been almost a year since my last meal at Goro & Gun when I received an invite to taste items from their new summer menu. Given my enthusiasm for their cocktails (delicious) and chicken wings (properly crispy), I was curious to look beyond the ramen dishes for which G&G is known and explore so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    The Worst Restaurant Names in Houston

    With Pho King, Pho Kim and Crapitto's closed, what restaurants are there left in Houston to ridicule? Plenty, it turns out. The conversation at a recent media dinner turned to bad restaurant names when we started discussing the current contender for worst moniker: TABLE. Only a few of us had been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Vibrant Food and Atmosphere at D'Amico's

    The second conclusion I came to after dinner at D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe is that "bustling" and "relaxing" aren't mutually exclusive descriptors for a restaurant environment. The first conclusion was that D'Amico's provides its patrons with painstakingly crafted Italian food and fastidious ser ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 12, 2014

    Hughie’s Offers Inconsistent Food and Long Waits, but the Crowds Keep Coming

    For every hit at Hughie’s, there's a big ol’ miss.

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    The Five Best Hidden Restaurant Gems in Katy

    When I mentioned to a few friends that I was spending a lot of time recently exploring good ol' Katy, Texas, I got the same response over and over: "Katy? Oh. I'm sorry." Initially I was sorry too. The rush hour drive in a car without air conditioning in June was my own fault. The veritable restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 89, Garden Sammie at Local Foods

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    The 5 Best Brunch Spots in River Oaks

    In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded Bloody Marys, we have no shortage of awesome spots to get our brunch on. Keeping later hours and killer cocktails in mind, we'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Korean Al-Bap: A Party in a Hot Stone Bowl

    A few years ago I spent some time in Korea, and I absolutely fell in love with the food. Things I thought I wouldn't enjoy--kimchi with fish for breakfast, noodles made of mung bean jelly, fried squid on a skewer--are dishes I now crave when I'm feeling nostalgic for my time in that beautiful countr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's 10 Best Chicken-Fried Steaks

    Growing up, chicken-fried steak was my favorite meal. I always requested it on my birthday and when my family dined at Luther's BBQ (may it rest in peace), there was no doubt in my mind I would order the CFS with crispy onion strings, corn and Texas toast. Ask any Texan what they think about chick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Dear Artisan Toast Craze: Please Don't Come to Houston

    Houston tends to be a little late to the game, food-trend-wise. The whole food truck-trend didn't really take off here until 2011, long after the gourmet meal on wheels had become popular in places like Los Angeles and New York. We're still going gaga over cupcakes, a trend that felt played out ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Paella with Rice Krispies & Hot Dogs for Breakfast

    Chewing and Reviewing: Eleven XI has a new summer menu and the folks of Chewing and Reviewing were the first diners to taste the offerings. They tried the Texas Turducken, quail stuffed with braised pork shank, pickled jalapeno and bacon, sitting on top of creamed corn. The couple capped it all off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    The Best Spots to Watch the World Cup (And Toast to Every Goal) in Houston

    It's the most wonderful time of the year for soccer fans--The World Cup! The 2014 FIFA World Cup is being held in Brazil June 12 through July 13. Even though most of us won't have the opportunity to be there for all the international excitement, there are plenty of chances to watch the games and ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 90, Barbecued Salmon Salad at Brooks Family BBQ

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    First Look at Regal Seafood: Watch This Chef Carve a Duck

    If you're looking for a new place to sample Cantonese cuisine, venture out of the loop to Stafford and visit the new Regal Seafood (12350 Southwest Fwy, Stafford, TX) restaurant. Owned by the same people who opened up E-Tao in the Galleria, Regal quietly opened a few months ago on the southbound Sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Upper Kirby is Getting a Face Lift

    It's been a sad past few weeks for the Upper Kirby restaurant scene. Brio Tuscan Grille (3029 Kirby) shuttered just after Cafe Express, Roak, Hendrick's Pub and OTC Patio Bar, all in the same area, closed. Swamplot reports that a moving crew arrived on Sunday, June 1, to pack everything up. There's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    What's The Deal With Upper Kirby?

    Nearly every evening I run up and down Kirby Drive, taking in the sights (elderly couples ambling into Carrabba's; valets standing around bored in West Ave), the sounds (car horns honking as drivers make abrupt right turns into the Whole Foods parking lot) and the smells (garlic, fry oil, diesel fue ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 5, 2014

    The Five Best New Food Trucks in Houston 2014

    Armed with only a truck and a dream (well, and a batch of recipes), these food entrepreneurs continue to fan out across Houston.

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 91, Smoked Salmon Waffle at The Waffle Bus

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    The 5 Best Brunch Spots in Upper Kirby

    In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded Bloody Marys, we have no shortage of awesome spots to get our brunch on. Keeping later hours and killer cocktails in mind, we'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots ... 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 >>

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