German Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Can You Complete The World's End Pub Crawl?

    5th Annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival @ Saengerfest Park Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 23rd and Strand, Galveston Spend your weekend in Galveston at the 5th Annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival. The weekend is filled with events and activ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Saint Arnold Brewing Company Celebrates Oktoberfest

    Looking for another Oktoberfest celebration in Houston? Saint Arnold Brewing Company will host its annual Oktoberfest party at the brewery for two nights, Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11. Both nights are separate events, so you can choose the night you'd prefer to attend. But, don't hes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Peak Season: Five Standout Apple Dishes in Houston

    Crisp, juicy apples are in season through the end of November, so now's the time to get your fall apple gorging on. From a salted caramel apple cupcake to a poached-apple salad, here are Five Must Try Apple Dishes: What: Triple Apple Bacon Pizza Where: Brasil Why wouldn't you want crisp bacon and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Put On Your Lederhosen, It's Oktoberfest Time at King's Biergarten and Restaurant

    King's Oktoberfest is right around the corner. So put on your lederhosen and head down to King's Biergarten & Restaurant for the fourth annual celebration on September 26 through September 28 at the Pearland restaurant. During the first year of King's Oktoberfest, the restaurant only had seating f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Where to Eat in Honor of the Top 8 Teams in the World Cup

    Yes, yes, we're all heartbroken over the United States' heartwrenching, nail biting loss to Belgium on Tuesday. We're bitter and angry but damn proud of our team (especially Tim Howard--hey, Superman!). Just because the home team is out of the running doesn't mean we're going to stop watching game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Wiener Schnitzel

    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. A schnitzel is an escalope, or a boneless piece of meat pounded thin using a mallet, that is lightly salted and coated in flour, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Cold Front Pool Party, Brewfest & More

    Samuel Adams Fall Beer Dinner @ The Palm Friday, 6:30 p.m. 6100 Westheimer The Palm is hosting a four-course fall dinner paired with Samuel Adams beers. The night begins with a reception at which Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL will be served with crostini topped with caramelized onions, apple chutne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    This Week in Food Blogs: Burgers, Tacos, Cupcakes and (It Wouldn't Be a Blog Roundup Without It) Beer!

    Hank on Food: Hank has been blogging up a storm lately, but one of his most useful recent entries is a review of Just Burgers up near Spring. He notes that the outside of Just Burgers is pretty nondescript, but inside it's a veritable shrine to the Texans and to burger. The menu features creatively ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Kris Jakob of Kris Bistro, On Growing Up in Texas' German Country, and The Art of Curing Sausage

    This is the first part of a three-part Chef Chat series. Check back with us for parts two and three, which will run in this same space Thursday and Friday. Kris Jakob is frowning in concentration, looking a bit intimidating. He's concentrating ferociously on his plating, and I'm trying to snap a ca ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 25, 2013

    From Tacos to Tikka Masala

    Houston's 10 best classic food trucks.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to German Cuisine

    Modern-day Texans may not see much German influence when they look around, but the indirect effects of decades of German settlement still linger in large pockets of the state. The first waves of German immigration began in the 1830s ahead of the European Revolutions of 1848 that sent floods of Fort ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 28, 2013

    Dumplings to Die for at Charivari

    The best of continental cuisine all in one beautiful, good mix.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    German Food Truck Der Brat Bus Seeks Funding on Kickstarter, Hopes to Make Houston Home

    Despite Texas' solidly German heritage, Houston boasts only a handful of restaurants, a fact I've often lamented. If my favorite spot, King's Biergarten, were any closer to town, I would probably spend way too much time there. Though the cuisine might seem a bit antiquated by today's standards, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Chicken Paprikas, Black Bean Quesadillas & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week -- my weekly mea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week? Bagels, Lox and Schmear More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week -- my weekly meal ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 18, 2012

    Fit for a King

    A Pearland biergarten serves up tasty Austrian-German food and lots of fun.

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Celebrate Oktoberfest Like the Germans Do at King's Biergarten -- With Beer

    When it comes to German beer on draft, there are two places to beat in Houston -- even if one of them is technically in Pearland. Closer to the heart of the city, Midtown's Bar Munich has an impressive array of taps that includes all six varieties of Hofbräu München (including their Oktoberfest b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Where Are We Eating? Clue: Bratwurst and Beer

    Sometimes we all have to indulge our inner German and enjoy some Würste mit Bier. And the platter you see below is one of the finest ways to do so, with ample servings of warm German potato salad, sauerkraut, spicy mustard, bread that's served soft and hot and -- of course -- two kinds of sausages. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Oktoberfest 2011: Where to Binge on Beer and Brats

    Insert obligatory photo of buxom woman in a dirndl consuming lager from a stein here. (And remember: Lederhosen are Austrian, not Bavarian!)​If there's one thing that we Americans enjoy doing, it's co-opting other countries' holidays and turning them into giant boozefests for no good reason ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Roast Chicken with Bacon Spaetzle and Crispy Brussels Sprouts at Haven

    ​Chicken is usually the last thing on my mind when I go to a "nice" restaurant. I usually want to try interesting meat dishes I would never be able to replicate at home. I have come to expect, however, that even the most exotic establishments will usually offer a rather plain chicken-centric e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Fabi & Rosi in Austin

    ​As a high school exchange student in Europe about hundred years ago, I developed a fondness for schnitzel, bratwurst, and sautéed cabbage. Germanic cuisine does not always offer the most sophisticated flavors, but it certainly sticks to your bones in a way that is particuarly satisfying whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Red Cabbage

    ​What is it? Red cabbage is exactly what it sounds like. While it isn't as exotic as a lychee or Chinese broccoli, it wasn't something I ever ate growing up in Southeast Texas, so it is exotic to me. Until later in life when I experienced some tart, sweet and savory red kraut at a German rest ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2010

    Under the Volcano: Oktoberfest

    Anybody wanna polka?

  • Calendar

    September 30, 2010

    Saint Arnold’s Oktoberfest 2010

    Break out your lederhosen

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    A Cooler Coke: Almdudler

    ​Each Tuesday and Thursday for the next few weeks, we'll be taking a look at alternatives to cokes for the sticky Houston summer that lays ahead. Through the course of drinking various soft drinks and reporting back to you on them, I'll occasionally discover beverages like Vimto: something I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    A Wunderbar Feast at "Lunch With The Germans"

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​More and more, organizers are mixing music with food at the industry parties that permeate the scene during the daylight hours of SXSW. This morning, I quelled my angry stomach with a full English breakfast of grilled tomatoes, Heinz beans, egg butties and tea at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Food in Frederickburg

    Photos by Robb WalshJames DeWolf and rabbit sausageThe Hill Country town of Frederickburg is the capital of the Texas German Belt. You can pretty much tour the whole town by driving up and down Main Street. The coolest restaurant in town is Rebecca's Table next door to the Rather Sweet Bakery and Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Rodeo Food: Wurst Kabob and Deep-Fried Oreos

    Sure, I love all the cowboy junk inside the exhibit halls and the wicked-ass carnival rides at the carnival. I don't even mind teenaged FFA members screaming at me to buy a program. But by far, the best thing at our Houston rodeo is the food. All the heaping, awful, death-defying foodstuffs that h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Opa Dog

    Photo by Robb Walsh Opa’s seemed to be the official sausage supplier in Fredericksburg. Menus at German restaurants and biergartens all over town featured Opa’s bratwurst, knackwurst and “Opa sausage,” the local nickname for a coarse ground pork and beef link officially known as “Opa’s ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 21, 2007

    I Love CFS: 25 Lovable Chicken-Fried Steaks

    Who invented the CFS? There are a lot of competing theories. Whose do you love? Better try them all to be sure.

  • Dining

    February 23, 2006

    Reuben Redo

    Kahn's Deli

  • Dining

    February 9, 2006

    Brunch in the Alps

    Take a ride out to Richmond and discover the wonders of old-fashioned Swiss cooking

  • Dining

    May 12, 2005

    Wurst-Case Scenario

    Alfredo's serves up excellent German sausage and a lot of conversation

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best German Restaurant

    AnneMarie's Bistro

  • Dining

    February 14, 2002

    My Finny Valentine

    Getting misty-eyed over creamed herring and sweet German beer at AnneMarie's Bistro

  • Dining

    December 20, 2001

    Who Stollen Christmas?

    Joe Mannke gives us the dish on German food

  • Dining

    September 6, 2001

    Danke Schön


  • Dining

    February 8, 2001

    For the Love of Sauerkraut

    Somehow a restaurant from the Black Forest finds its way to Midtown

  • Dining

    January 11, 2001

    Chicken-Fried Honor

    George's civic slur

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Microbrewery

    Saint Arnold Brewing Company

  • Dining

    June 29, 2000

    Expect the Wurst


  • Dining

    August 26, 1999

    Everything Old Is New Again

    Darby's flashes back to a gentler time

  • Dining

    December 3, 1998

    Schmatz Move

    A restaurant aims to conquerHouston with Austrian open-faced sandwiches

  • Dining

    October 22, 1998
  • Dining

    December 25, 1997

    Roll Out the Barrel

    Hackemack's is a barrel of fun

  • Dining

    November 21, 1996

    Heavy Mettle

    There's nothing delicate to be found in Old Heidelberg's deliciously Teutonic soul

  • Dining

    November 17, 1994

    Into the West

    Cafe European is a suburban surprise that's worth the drive

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