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    July 17, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 79, Campechana de Mariscos at Goode Co. Seafood

    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 >>

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    May 28, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: A Spicy, Meaty Burger at Hobbit Cafe & Saint Arnold's New Brew

    A Little Leaven: When you take a trip to a different country, or even a different state, you usually find a favorite dish, treat or snack that you can only have when you're in that area. Stacy reminisced about the corn Popsicles she had 15 years ago while on a mission trip in Beijing. Every time she ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 30, Ice Cream in a Cone from Fat Cat Creamery

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus® issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of person ... More >>

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    February 4, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 36, Fried Mini Fish at House of Bowls

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus® issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of person ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 41, Biscuit with Crème Fraîche and Marmalade at Blacksmith

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus® issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of person ... More >>

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    November 7, 2013

    Bivalve Season Is Here

    Houston restaurants are ready to get shucking.

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    October 31, 2013

    Oyster Season Opens On November 1, And Local Restaurants Are Ready To Get Shucking

    "He first selected the smallest one ... and then bowed his head as though he were saying grace. Opening his mouth very wide, he struggled for a moment, after which all was over. I shall never forget the comic look of despair he cast upon the other five over-occupied shells. I asked him how he felt. ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Where to Eat on Father's Day

    Treat Dad to Something Sweet and Something with Meat.

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    June 7, 2013

    Where to Eat on Father's Day 2013: Treat Dad to Something Sweet & Something with Meat

    Unlike Mother's Day, Father's Day is not filled with champagne and mimosa brunches, or frou-frou breakfasts-in-bed. But, that doesn't mean you can't take your dad out for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even cupcakes this Father's Day. Show Dad how much you love him by filling his stomach with deliciou ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Wild Game Cook-off, Art Cars & Food Trucks, a Craw-wish Boil and a Mother's Day Reminder

    Yaga's Wild Game BBQ Cook-off Saturday, 8 a.m. Pier 21, Galveston Island Yaga's has been one of the most consistent fixtures on downtown Galveston's Strand for decades, and this year the restaurant is celebrating its 17th annual Yaga's Wild Game BBQ Cook-off by raising its millionth dollar for Galv ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Cinco de My-Oh-My-Oh

    If you don't already have plans for Sunday, May 5, look no further: Houston has muchas fiestas for Cinco de Mayo -- so many, in fact, that our own Abby Downing-Beaver has a whole guide to spending your Cinco in style. Activities include everything from the annual Cinco de Mayo Parade downtown on Su ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Praise the Lord and Pass the Pints

    Houston's 10 best beer bars

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    August 28, 2012

    An Invigorating Brunch at a Reinvigorated Down House

    "I can't believe this was only $14," I marveled as I left a $20 on the table at Down House after occupying one of its booths for several hours over brunch this past Sunday morning. We'd just eaten two huge plates of excellent food -- much of it from local producers -- accompanied by a carafe of Fren ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    Dining Out on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day​It's allegedly the most wonderful time of the year. But we're guessing whomever penned that phrase never spent Christmas Eve amid the pandemonium of wide-eyed, frantic shoppers desperately trying to cross those last few names off of the shopping list, or stayed up until the wee ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    Thanksgiving Day Dining and Takeout Options: Because Washing Dishes Sucks

    madfishestheblog.comTurkey Day doesn't have to be terrifying. ​Recently we read an article on "Facebook Depression," which is essentially a feeling of general malaise attributed to the constant comparison of one's own turbulent, unexciting existence to the seemingly glamorous and worry-free li ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Second Time's the Charm at Goode Company Hamburgers & Taqueria

    ​When I wrote about my initial failure to get a rare burger at Goode Company Taqueria , many of you wrote in with your thoughts, including Levi Goode, who defended his business's commitment to cooking burgers to order: "This was a misstep on our part when your order was placed, our sincere apo ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Off the Wall: Now That's a Po-Boy

    ​Last week, Katharine Shilcutt wrote about her experience at Zimm's Little Deck. In it, she mentioned her fondness for Calliope's Po-Boy, and the commenters agreed. TonyC had this to say: "I can't recommend Calliope's enough. A little bit of Louisiana right here in Houston." I'm sold.

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    February 7, 2011

    A Rare Request at Goode Company Hamburgers & Taqueria

    ​In my ongoing quest to sample Houston's burger offerings, I made my first visit to Goode Company Hamburgers & Taqueria, where I enjoyed my two-thirds-pound burger with Swiss cheese and grilled onions. But getting it cooked rare was a colossal pain in the ass. The clerk and I had the followi ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    Top 5: I-10 Eats

    Robb Walsh ​I continue my search for the best eateries off major highway arteries. This time around, let's check out I-10. This list includes restaurants right off I-10, between Loop 610 and Beltway 8. 5. Five Guys Burger & Fries Save the speech, devout burger lovers. This chain is good, ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    The Perfect Christmas Gift: Goode Company Pecan Pie​Need a gift that is outrageously Texan that you can send to an out-of-stater without having to do much more than click a mouse? My choice, beyond all others, is a Goode Company pecan pie. You don't even really have to be a thoughtful person to send one. Say what you wi ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    Top 5 Local Ideas: The Gift of Lone Star Deliciousness

    Looking to spread Texas-size cheer to friends and family out of state? Need a universally appealing present for employees or clients? Below are five suggestions for food gifts chock full of local flavor and appeal. The "DJ Special." Original BBQ Sauce, Jalapeño Garlic BBQ Sauce, Heavy Garlic BBQ Sa ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Top 5 Houston Food Signs

    Photos by Kevin Shalin​There are so many Houston eating establishments, and thus, so many signs. But these are the best. 5. Antonio's Flying Pizza (2920 Hillcroft) There's nothing not to like about this sign. It has all the characteristics you look for--big, bright, eye-catching lights, a ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    A Side Lover's Lament

    ilovememphis​Stop right there before you head down to comment land at the bottom of the page and write, "You don't go to barbecue restaurants for the sides." Don't even think of writing that -- it's just a dumb thing to say. If barbecue restaurants don't want to be judged on their sides, then ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #4 Campechana at Goode Company Seafood

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    We Have Our 4th Of July Contest Winners!! Probably Not You!!

    Photo by allison_b216​Thanks to everyone for the great response to our Fourth of July photo contest.You went out, you saw, you clicked, you uploaded to our Flickr page.And two of you won prizes. First place went to allison_b216 who, in addition to taking the winning shot, took the photo to t ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Don't Forget Our 4th Of July Photo Contest -- Free Food For The Winner!!

    Photo by AlphaTangoBravo/Adam Baker Fifty bucks of free food​Are you getting off tomorrow or Monday for the Fourth? There seems to be differing theories out there.Here in Hair Balls land, we're calling tomorrow the Fourth -- we'll still be posting plenty of stuff, so be sure to check in, th ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    The 4th Of July Is Coming: Break Out The Cameras And Win Prizes

    Free food and drink for the winners!!​The 4th of July is a holiday made for cameras, and we want to see your work.Take your best pictures showing the essence of the 4th -- whether it's a backyard barbecue, fireworks, or a drunk uncle knocking over lawn furniture -- and upload them to the Houston P ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Meat Glory at the 3rd Annual BBQ Smackdown

    ​Last Saturday was the third annual Houston Chowhound BBQ Smackdown, a hard-nosed, meat-a-rrific event that pits six area barbecue joints against one another in a blind tasting for pit-master glory. Eighty attendees once again filled the Pearl Bar on Washington to grab a slice of brisket and a ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Salad City

    Green papaya salad at Asia Market​It can be a struggle to find a good salad in a town so fanatical for Tex-Mex. And barbecue. And burgers. But we know they're out there somewhere. It's still early enough in January that you might not have broken all of your New Year's resolutions... So where d ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    Bolillo's Campechanas

    ​As my friend Barry Popik explains, the word "campechanas" first entered the Texas food lexicon in the 1930s as the name for the flaky Mexican pastries that crumble into sweet flakes when you bite them. The glazed rectangles are similar in texture to the French "elephant ears." The pastries ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    Odd Pair: Barbecue Beef Sandwiches & Malbec

    ​Everyone knows that you usually pair red wine with beef. But what if that beef is brisket and it's smothered in tangy barbecue sauce? The pairing gets a little more interesting. Wanting to get as far away from Thanksgiving leftovers as possible, we picked up Goode Company sliced beef sandw ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Pecan Pie in a Jar

    ​Let's start by saying that Pecan Pie in a Jar is not meant to be eaten directly from the jar. One spoonful and I was sure this taste test was over before it began, but upon further review of the fine print, it turned out you actually need eggs to make it remotely edible. Was it better than m ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Saint Arnold's Celebrates Their 15th Anniversary With the First Annual Beer Olympics

    Photos by Jeff BalkeSunday's bracing heat and thick humidity didn't stop the hundreds of beer lovers who turned out to help local microbrewery Saint Arnold celebrate its 15th anniversary while feasting on barbecue and watching the spectacle that was the first annual Beer Olympics. Emcee Lennie Ambr ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009
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    November 27, 2008
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    October 22, 2008

    Fundraiser for the Koonce Family

    Everybody who’s anybody in the Houston food scene will be at The Beacon at 1212 Prairie Street on Thursday, October 23, at the giant benefit dinner for wine guy James Koonce and his four year-old daughter Katharine, who both suffered serious burns in the Brennan’s fire. The party goes from 4:30 ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008
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    September 15, 2008

    Places That Are Open -- Constantly Updated

    We've heard these places are open for business. We'll update the list as info comes in. Note: We're posting these as we get them. Some places, like supermarkets, may run out of stuff after we post. So check by phone if you can (yeah, we know), and don't hold it against us if things have changed. F ... More >>

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    May 28, 2008

    What They're Saying About Texas Q in Chicago

    Today's Chicago Sun-Times includes an article about the Houston Rodeo Barbecue Cook-Off with a sidebar on Houston barbecue joints--it mentions Pizzatola's, Thelma's, Goode Company and Gerardo's. I was happy to help out reporter Lori Rackl with a few tips about where to find different styles of Texas ... More >>

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    August 21, 2003

    Barbecued Squid

    A special dish scores as the Seoul food of Korea Garden

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    October 25, 2001

    Good Company

    Goode Company Texas Seafood

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    August 31, 2000
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    February 24, 2000


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    July 9, 1998
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    April 30, 1998
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    June 26, 1997

    Soft and Crabby

    Summer's the right time for many things -- but none better than soft-shell supping

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    January 9, 1997
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    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

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    June 29, 1995

    Goode Comfort

    In a changing world, Goode Company Seafood keeps on delivering

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