Quattro is continuing its popular pre-concert dinner series with special menus coming up for both the Rihanna performance on April 15 and the Carrie Underwood show on April 23 - both at the Toyota Center, which is only a couple of short blocks away.
The award-winning Italian restaurant inside the F ... More >>
"My dream is to be an honor roll student. My other dream is to be on Home Makeover: Home Edition. I just wish they would come and rescue us from our house ... I want my kids to have a better life than I do: have more food, a bigger house with no mold. Get to do what they want to do, and need to do, ... More >>
Every other month, Moez El-Shohdi travels through the greater Middle East. Stretching from Morocco to Pakistan, El-Shohdi dots the landscape, visiting models he helped perfect through his work in Cairo. He examines the factory sprung in Riyadh. He tours the facilities in Damascus. He makes sure that ... More >>
On August 15, culinarians across the country will be celebrating what would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday. Hoping to recruit at least one million people into the celebration, her original publisher - Alfred A. Knopf - has begun JC100, a celebration of Julia's legacy in the 100 days leading ... More >>
I hear the Texans lost on Sunday. I say "hear" because I couldn't bear the stress of watching the playoff game, and instead spent the afternoon away from all televisions and Internet-enabled phones at a living history museum in Lafayette, where the locals were already smarting after the Saints' loss ... More >>
If I were asked to create my own burger to be featured on a menu, it would contain blue cheese and bacon -- and would preferably be served on a locally-baked bun; none of this soggy Sunbeam business.
So imagine my surprise when I heard that Little Bitty Burger Barn owner Ricardo Luna had not ... More >>
Photo by Roswitha VoglerStone presenting a check to the Houston Food Bank signed with her own name, a point of contention from last year's Houston Restaurant WeekAlong with nearly everyone else in the city who participated in last year's super-extended Houston Restaurant Week, we joked that - ... More >>
As mentioned yesterday, Lunar New Year will be celebrated this weekend across the city and in Chinatown in particular. The city's two biggest events will both take place near each other tomorrow, Saturday, February 5, so you can hit both if you can't make up your mind.
The Chinese Community ... More >>
Although Texas has weathered the economic downturn better than most states, that's small consolation to those residents still unable to feed their families. According to research published by the Food Research and Action Center earlier this year, Texas has the 13th-highest rate of food hardsh ... More >>
The coming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are a time when we all enjoy thinking about the massive spreads of food we'll eat with our families, how we'll abandon all pretense of formality and wear stretch pants to the dinner table and how we'll enjoy leftovers while watching endless footb ... More >>
Fresh meat at Samba GrillePhoto by Gary R. WiseThis Sunday, celebrate Labor Day by enjoying the labors of others at Under the Volcano's 13th Annual Chili Cook-Off. The cauldrons will be boiling all day, but the public are invited out to dig in from 4 to 9 p.m. at the popular Rice Village bar. ... More >>
Houston Restaurant Week is here once again, the annual benefit to assist the Houston Food Bank. And this year, "week" is a misnomer: Houston Restaurant Week runs from August 1 through August 21, giving you nearly an entire month to dine out at some of Houston's best restaurants, all while hel ... More >>
Movin' on up, to the east sideHey, Houston -- you are about to be home to the largest food bank in the nation!!Congratulations?On the one hand, it's great that the Houston Food Bank will take over the old Sysco Foods warehouse on the Loop and have plenty of room. On the other hand, it'd be even b ... More >>
Photo by J.C. ReidA visitor to Macy's at Memorial City Mall last Wednesday would have been surprised at the more than 100 people -- many of them young women -- lined up in the Kitchen and Home area. Were the Jonas Brothers endorsing a line of tableware? No, but it was a rock star of sorts -- ... More >>
The Bureau of Animal Regulation and Control vaccinated only eight percent of animals on entry between July 2008 and January 2009, according to a BARC supplement asking for additional funding from the city.
"Best industry standard is to vaccinate all animals entering a shelter, to minimize ... More >>
More than anywhere else the country, children in Texas don't know where they'll get their next meal.That's according to a recent study by Feeding America, the nation's food-bank network, which analyzed stats on "household food insecurity" published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. According to ... More >>
Photo courtesy Houston Food BankIf you think tossing out all the potentially tainted peanut products in your pantry sucks, imagine having to pitch two tons of the stuff.That's what the Houston Food Bank has been up to for the past month. Thanks to the salmonella scare, the organization has been forc ... More >>
The World Affairs Council of Houston
is best known for holding public events featuring foreign policy
heavyweights such as former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and James
However two upcoming programs will extend the Council's reach into food-related subjects.