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Geri Maria Harris

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    March 12, 2014

    The Most Underrated Restaurant in Houston Is...

    Well, friends, more than 1300 of you voted on the most underrated restaurant in Houston. Thanks for letting your opinion be known. Some of you weren't happy with the poll choices, but remember, those came from you, not me. So you have only yourselves to blame. But really, I thought all of the opti ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    The First Families of Houston Food: Why We Eat the Way We Eat in H-Town

    Houston is a town inundated with great restaurants, but in tracing the city's history, you discover that many of the big names in the restaurant industry are related to each other in some way, whether by blood or business. Some families have continued to stick with their own, too, but to live and c ... More >>

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    December 11, 2013

    Rest of the Best 2013: Houston's Top Five Mexican Bakeries

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, and in most 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'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next sever ... More >>

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    January 1, 2013

    Top 10 Restaurants in Houston's Little India

    As we enter the new year, I'm trying to make good on a few resolutions starting on the very first day of 2013. And one of those is to get outside the Loop a bit more -- even though a great bounty of amazing restaurants have opened inside the Loop in the last 12 months -- and back to exploring the re ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    Hot Cross Buns: Houston's 10 Best Bakeries

    Get your green waffles at Parisian Bakery III.​My friend Dr. Ricky has long said that there should be a comprehensive list of all the wonderful ethnic bakeries in town. I don't disagree, and in fact that's a list for another time. Today, however, we're focusing on all the different forms and ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Odd Pair: Chocolate Bunnies and Etoile Brut Rose

    Geri Maria Harris​Easter is fast approaching and for the good people of the world, that means a focus on traditional activities like spending time with the family and attending church. For heathens like me, it means a new excuse for eating and drinking. While out running errands, I found myse ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Nona Sivley Demonstrates TV-Worthy Cooking at Rice Epicurean

    Geri Maria Harris​Last week ended on a high note when Hell's Kitchen Season 8 winner Nona Sivley left her chef de cuisine post at LA Market to head over to Rice Epicurean and cook up a big, steaming bowl of loaded potato soup. The audience was atwitter with an interesting mix of dedicated Hell's ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Top 5: Indian Restaurants

    Dawn W. SimmonsMogul.​After naming a Southern Indian eatery as my top vegetarian-friendly restaurant pick, I started to think about what makes an Indian restaurant good. I'm a huge fan of bread, so fresh, golden bubbly naan is always important, as are creamy paneer, high-quality meats, perfec ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Off the Wall: A Torta at Gorditas Aguascalientes

    ​This Top 5 from Geri Maria Harris on the city's best Mexican restaurants drew comments in the triple digits -- a perfect place to find a good one. Sweetmomo1's response was short and sweet: "Gorditas aguascalientes!!!" I decided to keep things simple and order the milanesa torta -- my equi ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Bangkok Soft-Shell Crabs at Nidda Thai Cuisine

    ​Geri Maria Harris's recent post on Houston's Top 5 Thai Restaurants definitely included one of my favorites: Nidda. Geri named stir-fried eggplant and the Nidda Shrimp as standout dishes; to that list I would add the Bangkok Soft-Shell Crabs. I'm always seeking out my favorite crustacean ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Holy sh*t. We posted a Top 5 list, and the majority of readers...AGREED WITH IT. This comment from Bruce R on Geri Maria Harris's list of her top Mexican restaurants was typical: GMH, I'm thinking maybe you nailed it and there will be no controversy at all. Yep, yep, yep, yep, and yep. Thos ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Off the Wall: Awesomeness at Oishii

    ​Last week's Off the Wall proved to be disastrous. Looking to get back on track, I turned Geri Maria Harris's Top 5 Sushi Restaurants piece, which drew plenty of opinions on places that should have, but didn't, crack the list. This comment from Scarwars caught my attention, "Agree on Kata and ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Lighter Fare Abounds on Max's Wine Dive Spring Menu

    Photos by Geri Maria HarrisEnglish cucumber salad, one of Max's new lighter options for spring.​Although many of the classics have remained on the menu at Max's Wine Dive (i.e., the Texas "Haute" dog, Southern fried chicken, gator beignets), Chef Michael Pellegrino has updated his selections f ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​This morning, Geri Maria Harris listed her Top 5 sushi restaurants in Houston and -- as with any Top 5 or Top 10 list -- everyone weighed in with their own "left out" restaurants. But one reader, angrybaker, took issue with the name of the post itself, not necessarily the contents: While I ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Comment of the Day: The Doc and the Gazelle

    ​Today Geri Maria Harris reported on the Twiga Terrace Restaurant in the zoo's new African Forest. And Doc Ricky had some ideas he thinks would work better than Twiga's veggie burgers and three-cheese sandwiches: Nice to have an African theme, but why doesn't it extend to the food? Perfect t ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Recipe: South Texas Asian Pesto

    ​One of the most important things in cooking is learning to let ingredients speak for themselves. Too often, we as cooks take the position of alchemists, laboring under the false belief that we must be transformative, to make things other than what they are, better in some way. When gifted w ... More >>

  • News

    September 9, 2010

    Foreign Relations

    Readers debate asylum for Mexicans.

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    July 8, 2010

    Recipe Review: Rachael Ray's You Won't Be Single for Long Vodka-Cream Sauce: Part 2

    Geri Maria Harris​Yesterday I reviewed RR's recipe for Vodka Cream Sauce. With a few easy additions, it turned out to be a deliciously simple sauce that is perfect for any weeknight dinner. Below is her recipe along with my suggestions for making it the Absolut best. That pun's for you Racha ... More >>

  • News

    July 1, 2010

    Police Problems

    Readers respond to problems at HCC.

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    January 22, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Hi there, Minsa! Take your seat next to Sun Maid raisins and Land-O-Lakes butter in the "Totally Bangable Food Mascots" section.​ Welcome back to the weekly round-up here at Eating Our Words, where we're waiting until there's a public health care option to organize our Inappropriately Fried Fo ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    SQUIRT! Haha, caughtcha nappin'!​ Welcome back to the weekly round-up here at Eating Our Words, where today we're contemplating the design of the turtle, and thinking perhaps creatures known for making good soup shouldn't be walking around with their own bowl strapped to their backs. We're als ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    God, there could be anything in there. You first. No, please, we insist. Let us know if it's filled with spiders, because that means we're having that stupid nightmare again.​ Welcome back to the weekly round-up here at Eating Our Words, where we've built a little fort out of our vast stockpil ... More >>

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