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Foods

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Arancini

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're learning about the Southern-Italian street food, arancini. Meaning "little oranges" in Italian, arancini are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Best and Worse Halloween Candy of the Last 5 Years

    In 2009, J.C. Reid (who now handles barbecue coverage for the Houston Chronicle) wrote a memorable post called "Top 5 Creepiest Halloween Candy" in which zit poppers, box of boogers and scab-a-roni were some of the attention-getting highlights. In referencing the scab-a-roni (do they even make tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    A Few Answers to Common Questions About Meat

    I've spent the last few years working in meat markets and the meat departments of specialty grocery stores, and have encountered a lot of confused people in that time. In a lot of cases, that confusion is understandable. There is a lot of bad information floating around about meat. Just searching on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Review: Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse Thrives in a Crowded Field

    "Would you like to try our picanha? It's our most prized cut of meat," says the server dressed in a tan-colored shirt with a red scarf around his neck. He holds the three-foot metal skewer just to the side of your plate, close enough so that you can see the juices glistening over the charred edges o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Baker Spotlight: Annie Rupani, Chocolatier and Owner of Cacao & Cardamom

    Annie Rupani makes some of the most beautiful chocolates you have ever seen; each creation is like a work of art. After graduating from Boston University with a degree in Anthropology and Religion, she set her sights on becoming a lawyer. And like every person studying for the LSATs, she found ways ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Chicken-Fried Steak

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're covering a Texas-bred Southern essential, Chicken-Fried Steak. Though it really needs no explanation, chicken- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    First Look at eT Craft Burgers & Beer in Northwest Houston

    Fans of the mini double-patty burgers from eT Premium Grill in the tunnels below the JP Morgan Chase tower now have a larger location to frequent in Northwest Houston. eT Craft Burgers & Beer opened in Cypress on September 25 and features a much larger space than the restaurant downtown. It's a welc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Loco Moco

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're sharing a recipe for loco moco. Loco moco is a Hawaiian dish typically consisting of white rice topped with ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    4 Ways to Make a Better Homemade Pizza

    Most people in this country love pizza. On any given day, 13 percent of the country's population eats the tasty Italian culinary treat in one form or another. Despite its European origin, it's difficult to imagine a time when pizza wasn't a major part of the American food scene. Unsurprisingly, piz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Cheese is Your Friend

    Gastronaut: Change up your regular cheeseburger order at Sam's Deli Diner and opt for a cheesesteak instead. Katharine Shilcutt writes in this Gastronaut post that the Texas cheesesteak at Sam's is one of the best dishes the diner offers. A hoagie roll is stuffed with lots and lots of roast beef, gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    10 Comforting Recipes to Make This Fall

    Ah, fall season. A time for cooler temperatures and heartier meals. Some of my favorite meals in the fall center around a warm, comforting dish usually while watching a football game. Unfortunately, everyone gets to celebrate the autumnal seasonal sooner than our portion of Texas does, but that does ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Braised Beef Kreplach

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, in honor of the upcoming Jewish High Holidays Rosh Hashanah (beginning this Wednesday) and Yom Kippur (beginning Frid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    My Preferred Hangover Cure, and More, at Juan Mon's International Sandwiches

    Juan Mon's is unassuming. Driving down Taft Street, you could easily miss it, and probably have already: From that vantage point, the view of the restaurant is mostly that of an alcove evidently once intended as a drive-thru, where a food truck which has clearly fallen out of use resides, and weeds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    MALK Offers All-Natural Plant-Based Milks to Houston

    Alternative milks, such as soy, almond and coconut, have become a lot more popular over the years. Those who are lactose intolerant or don't eat products from animals have opted for plant-based products, such as the aforementioned variations on milk. August Vega has been making alternative milks fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    First Look at Skinny Rita's Grille

    Tex-Mex and Latin cuisine gets a bad rap for being high in calories, fat, sodium and everything else in between. After a bowl of chips (that never becomes empty) plus guacamole, queso, sizzling fajita meat and veggies doused in oil, several flour tortillas, cheese, sour cream, beans (refried or char ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Eat This: Parrilla Mixta at Sal y Pimienta

    Tucked away in a quiet corner of CityCentre next to The Tasting Room and across from the much more grandiose Texas de Brazil is Sal y Pimienta. A new project by Gianfranco Percovich (one of the original founders of Tango and Malbec) the restaurant opened this past May, offering South American cuisin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Review: Gyu-Kaku Brings Japanese Barbecue to Houston in Style

    "Just 15 to 20 seconds per side," said our server as she delivered a plate of toro beef tare to the table. One of the several meat selections that came with our course menu for two, this looked different from the rest. Heavily striated with fat, the thin strips looked a lot like bacon. When placed o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2014

    Five Burger and Local Craft Beer Pairings for Labor Day

    Most of us will spend our Labor Day outside by the pool (weather permitting) and will likely use the grill to make our lunch or dinner. Barbecue ribs and steaks are great Labor Day meals, but so are burgers. And what goes best with burgers? Well, fries, of course, but the other major accompaniment i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2014

    Dish of the Week: The Chicago-Style Hot Dog

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're sharing one of the best ways to pump up your last days of summer hot dogs: The Chicago-Style Dog. In Chicago, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    The 10 Best Places for Desserts in Houston

    Sometimes you just want something sweet and when you get that sugar craving, you have to satisfy it right then and there. Baking cookies or brownies takes too long and that small piece of chocolate you have in your pantry just won't do it for you. But, there are multiple places around town serving u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Review: Hubbell & Hudson has Lost Some of its Spark Along with its Market

    You can't see inside the market at Hubbell & Hudson anymore. The expansive windows that allowed pedestrians to view the bounty of fruits, vegetables, breads and meats are now fogged and glazed. The elevator that used to drop you off at the floral department now dumps you out onto the Woodlands Water ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Houston Restaurant Weeks: La Casa Del Caballo

    What they're up to for Houston Restaurant Weeks: La Casa del Caballo is back on the list of restaurants this year and are offering both lunch and dinner. Lunch is three courses for $20, with first course options of two different kinds of soup, or a salad. Entrees include a 6oz ribeye, chicken breas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Spice Up Labor Day with Bravado Spice Hot Sauces

    Cruising the hot sauce aisle at Whole Foods Market, I stumbled upon the three Bravado Spice sauces: Jalapeno & Green Apple, Pineapple & Habanero, and Ghost Pepper & Blueberry, increasing in heat. With varying levels of heat and sweetness, all three hot sauces are great accompaniments to chips and gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Chocolate Wasted Ice Cream & Treats Truck Hits The Houston Streets Friday

    Remember when you were a kid and would hear the jingle of the ice cream truck coming down the street? Nowadays, we tend to get our ice cream and popsicles from either the grocery store or one of the various ice cream shops around town. Yes, these are great, but what happened to the right to your n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    The Five Best Underrated Greasy Spoons (According to You)

    After reading your comments and tallying your votes for the most underrated greasy spoons in Houston, I've come to a conclusion: We don't have enough greasy spoons here. There are several big ones that get all the credit and a few lesser-known ones with small but devoted contingents of fans. So he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Torchy's Tacos Challenges You to Earn the Burn

    This month, Torchy's Tacos features four spicy tacos of the month. Each week, the fast-casual Tex-Mex spot releases a special taco, and as the weeks progress, each one gets spicier. And when we say spicier, we mean hot as hell. The first week, Torchy's unveiled The Barn Burner. It's a simple taco f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Review: Punk's Simple Southern May Be Trying a Little Too Hard, But Don't Miss the Biscuits

    As we placed our order, the server's eyes grew wider and wider, and his hand moved furiously across his notepad, attempting to keep up with our laundry list of desired appetizers. When we were finally finished, he stepped back and looked at us -- two people who had just ordered enough food to feed t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    The Olajuwon at Kahn's Deli Is A Slam Dunk

    Although Kahn's Delicatessen has been serving sizable "real sandwiches" to the Houston community since 1945, the restaurant is often overlooked in favor of powerhouse delis such as Kenny & Ziggy's. H-towners should spread the love to Kahn's, which also knows a thing or two about what to put betwee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Closures & Confusion in The Heights

    The Heights just couldn't catch a break this week. City Oven, located at 2802 White Oak, took down its signage and began clearing out the restaurant on Sunday, July 20. City Oven was owned by HUSA Management, Inc., who also owns Local Pour, Baker Street Pub & Grill in Rice Village, Watson's House of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Sushi Sunday Funday at Kubo's Sushi Bar & Grill

    They don't call it Sunday Funday for nothing. Kubo's Sushi Bar & Grill in Rice Village offers up excellent sushi plates, bento boxes and seafood appetizers every day of the week, but the best time to enjoy these Japanese bites is Sunday, when Happy Hour is offered from the minute Kubo's opens at noo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    5 Best Chocolate Ice Cream Flavor Variations To Try

    What's better than chocolate ice cream? [For the love of god, don't say "vanilla ice cream."] Chocolate ice cream mixed with other goodies! If you're looking for a little crunchy, chewy, salty, or sweet variation in your cocoa creams, check out these five flavors: 5. Double Fudge Brownie (Dreyer's) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top Ten Breakfast Tacos (And One Burrito)

    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

    July 4, 2014

    Behemoth Burgers & Boozy Shakes at Bowlero Bowling Alley

    I grew up in The Woodlands, so many birthday parties, Saturday father-daughter dates, and outings with friends were spent at AMF Woodlands Lanes on I-45 across from The Woodlands Mall. A lot of memories were made in this bowling alley, but all of the good ones never involved food. In fact, the only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Fourth of July Barbecue Tips From Houston Pitmasters Ronnie Killen & Will Buckman

    There's no question that the Fourth of July is a barbecuing holiday. Today is the day before this meat-feast celebration, so we wanted to help you decide what to plop on the grill this year by getting expert advice and ideas from a couple Houston barbecue pitmasters. We spoke with Ronnie Killen of K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Recipe of the week: Alabama White Sauce

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. With summer in full swing, we're taking a look at a good ole' fashioned Southern BBQ stable: Alabama white sauce. Unlike most t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Ten Best Hot Dogs

    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 23, 2014

    Latin Bites Introduces Five New Cebiches for National Ceviche Day

    Nothing says summer quite like ceviche, especially when you're eating it while lounging on a warm beach with a Pisco sour in one hand. OK, so the closest beach here is Galveston, and it's not exactly a tropical paradise, but there is definitely Pisco and ceviche to be found in Houston, and the best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Steak au Poivre

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're covering the modern French beef dish, steak au poivre. Literally meaning "pepper steak," this steak is crusted ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    5 Best Soft-Shell Crab Dishes To Try In Houston

    With the advent of soft-shell crab season, many Houston restaurants are featuring specials using these supple crustaceans, while some establishments that offer soft-shell crab year-round are simply taking advantage of the fresh crop. If you've got a soft spot for soft-shell crabs, check out some of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    The United States of Desserts: Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie

    In this series, we examine the history and origins of famous sweets, confections and desserts associated with American states. Sugar. Cream. Pie. What's not to like about a dessert that combines all three elements? Residents of Indiana, aka "Hoosiers," have a particular penchant for this amalgama ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 8, 2014

    Where to Eat on Mother's Day 2014 in Houston

    Take your mother out this year.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 100, Fish Bánh Mì at La Baguette

    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

    May 5, 2014

    Taste Testing Black Bean Brownies; Yes, We Said Black Bean

    You guys, I made flourless brownies. And you'll never guess what has replaced the flour. Okay well, it's clearly in the title so you'll probably guess, but can you believe it? BLACK BEANS! How gross, I mean good, does that sound? I'll admit, I was supremely skeptical when I first saw these recipes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    10 Best Things to Buy at Mercantile in Houston

    Take one step inside Mercantile in Rice Village, or in the new location in Montrose, and you realize it's more than just a coffee shop. Mercantile, as defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary is an adjective describing something that is "of or relating to the business of buying and selling products to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Five Best Underrated Pizzas in Houston (According to You)

    In polling you, dear readers, about your favorite underrated pizzas in town, we received a number of comments that made us say "AMEN," but none quite so much as one from reader PizzaEater: "Pizza is a lot like sex," he/she wrote. "When it's good, it's amazing. When it's bad, well...it's still prett ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 1, 2014

    Five Hidden Gems to Discover in Chinatown

    Here's where you should be eating but probably aren't.

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Where to Eat on Mother's Day 2014 in Houston

    It feels like just yesterday we were rounding up the places to eat on Easter. Now, it's time to help you decide where to take Mom out on her special day. A multitude of Houston restaurants are opening up their doors on Sunday, May 11, to serve brunch, lunch and/or dinner. So be a planner and make re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    10 Best Wine Bars for Drinking AND Eating in Houston

    I'm what one might call a wine bar aficionado. I hit up spots for vino around town a lot. I usually go out around dinner time, though, and I find myself in an unfortunate predicament. I'm buzzed and starving, and the only food on the menu is a dainty $25 artisan meat and cheese platter. I get that ... More >>

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