Grains and Pasta

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Eat This: Dry-Style Beef Chow Fun at House of Bowls

    Driving on Bellaire Boulevard to get to the majority of Chinatown eateries has been a challenge for some time now. The construction on Bellaire Boulevard in areas with the densest concentration of good eats has been ongoing mercilessly for at least a year, and traffic, not to mention safety issues a ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 19, 2014

    Farm-to-Table-Light: Embrace Dish Society For What it is, Not What it Could Be

    Dish Society touts its farm-to-table mentality and offers good food, albeit with a few detours.

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top Ten Italian Restaurants

    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

    November 19, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Paul Petronella of Paulie's Talks Family, Longevity, And Good Coffee

    This is the first part of a two-part Chef Chat interview. Check back with us tomorrow to read Part 2. When we talk about neighborhood restaurants around town, Paulie's on Westheimer has been a Montrose staple for years. Celebrating its 15th year in business this year, the casual Italian restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    BurgerFi: Saving The Environment One Bad Dish At A Time

    I love that the Market Street and Woodlands Waterway areas are growing with new shops and restaurants, so I had to check out the new burger joint next door to Hubbell & Hudson. BurgerFi is a chain burger restaurant based in Florida that just opened its first Texas location in The Woodlands. Known f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Copy Cat Recipe: Coppa's Barrata Arancini

    To know me is to know that I'm freaking obsessed with Italian food. So when I first dined at Coppa Ristorante Italiano, with its brick-oven pizzas and freshly-made pastas, it was love at first sight. I had many amazing dishes that faithful night, but my favorite had to be the barrata arancini -- for ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 17, 2013

    Keep Those Resolutions

    20 terrific restaurants for eating healthy while staying social.

  • Dining

    September 20, 2012

    A Fire at the Broken Spoke

    Roy de la Garza on what's next.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    National Rice Month: Shrimp Biryani at Khyber Indian Restaurant

    September is National Rice Month, and in honor of this glorious grain, I've decided to cook and sample a few rice dishes in and around Houston. I first tried biryani when I was traveling in Andhra Pradesh, whose capital Hyderabad is especially famous for a certain variant of the dish. Biryani is t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Texas Asia Society Jade Stone Café Definitely a Gem

    As far as food is concerned, things really are looking up in the Museum District. Since I moved here in 2009, we've seen the Fine Art Food Trucks exhibit open at MFAH, giving Museum District workers and employees a daily food truck option; Green Seed Vegan opened its doors just down the road at Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Brio Brings Tuscany Inside the Loop

    When Pesce suddenly closed, news that Brio Tuscan Grille would take its place quickly followed. Brio is a national chain restaurant, this being the third location in Houston, with the others in The Woodlands and City Centre. The former Pesce space has been transformed to fit Brio's casual but chic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    The Mediterranean Diet: Listen to Mom

    It has long been common knowledge that a diet of healthy fats and lots of complex carbs, fiber and protein is sensible, but more recent nutritional findings have pointed specifically to the Mediterranean diet's advantages in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A Mediterranean diet consists of fish a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Eat Smart: Top Brain Boosting Foods

    With the multitude of mind-numbing reality television shows that I can't stop watching and people like this parading around the internet, it's become blatantly obvious; I'm getting stupider more stupider just more freaking dumb by the second. Luckily, research has shown that what you eat plays an im ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 9, 2011

    Tan Tan No. 2

    The second location offers none of the soul of the original and little consistency.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Shiftwork Bites: Lagniappe Edition

    English Pea and Ham Mousse Ravioli, English Pea and Ham Ragout, Soy Milk-Ham Nage and Nage Foam​So I lied. Kind of. My recent post really was the last actual Shiftwork Bites. It did, however, provide me with just enough material and inspiration to eke out one more piece, and for that, I'm grat ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 24, 2003
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    June 13, 2002

    Special Sauce

    Van Loc Restaurant

  • Dining

    January 6, 1994

    Working on the Chain Gang

    Carrabba's is cloning itself for national consumption. Has it kept its original flavor?