I imagine that before 2007, many people in the United States had never tried Absinthe. That year, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau made it legal to buy and sell in America, provided it was free of thujones, the chemical compound in wormwood that was long thought to produce the libation's ... More >>
Houston's 10 most romantic restaurants.
In case you hadn't heard, Valentine's Day falls on a Thursday this year. And in next week's print edition, our own Christina Uticone will have a round-up of all the Valentine's Day dinner deals and special menus you can shake a dozen roses at. This is not that round-up. There are 10 types of people ... More >>
A handy infographic guide to the shelf life of fruit.
Our guide to restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day
You've heard the old adages about dining pitfalls to avoid: Don't order fish on Mondays. (It's all left over from Friday's seafood shipment, goes the tale, and you don't want gross, slimy salmon.) Don't eat the bread in the bread basket. (It's supposedly recycled from table to table, people say.) ... More >>
Good news for fans of the Houston Museum of Natural Science's late, lamented Mixers & Elixers series: It's back! Well...sort of, and with a makeover. Says the Museum: "It's gotten in shape, revamped its wardrobe, learned to two-step and is a brand new event: LaB 5555." LaB 5555 kicks off its first ... More >>
This Thursday, June 7, head out to the so-called Best Block in Houston to help celebrate the birthday of a local legend, pitmaster Adam Fisher. From 6 to 10 p.m., the Continental Club will be hosting a birthday extravaganza for Fisher, whose barbecue has been a fixture at the concert venue for a doz ... More >>
"The Dinner Party." It's one of Seinfeld's more classic episodes, from a television series in which nearly every show was an instant classic. Maybe because -- at our core -- many of us agonize as George Costanza did about the etiquette of showing up empty-handed to a dinner party. ELAINE: These peo ... More >>
It's not just a punchline to a joke in that classic holiday movie, Trading Places. Now it's also a Houston food truck. L'es-Car-Go -- pronounced just like l'escargot -- will be the city's first all-French food truck. Jean-Philippe and Genevieve Guy, owners of the 14-year-old Bistro Provence in Memo ... More >>
Photo by Matthew DresdenWhich "underrated" chef made this beautiful tai ceviche?Two weeks ago, Mai Pham's excellent post about the modern Franco-Japanese cuisine Chef Jason Hauck is cooking up at Soma Sushi shed some light on the fact that Soma serves much more than just sushi, despite its na ... More >>
Lavender and fennel tartlet.The delicate squash blossom was coated and fried in a light lavender batter. The snapper was served on a bed of confit nectarines and lavender rice. The tartlet was redolent with lavender, mixed with the strongly herbal taste of fennel. Even the duck leg was glazed ... More >>