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Greek Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    A Preview of the Whole Foods Post Oak Store with Dinner, Beer, and a Chat

    Next month, a new Whole Foods Market location is opening in the Galleria area that promises, for the time being, to be the biggest Whole Foods in Houston. Inside Whole Foods Post Oak will be the company's first brewery-- according to Whole Foods, the first in-store brewery of any kind in the grocery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Pub Night at Saint Arnold & More

    Pub Night @ Saint Arnold Brewery Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 2000 Lyons The October Pub Night at Saint Arnold Brewing Co. has arrived. From 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., the brewery will serve as a bar so you can purchase your beers by the glass or the bottle. As always, there's no entry fee for Pub Night. Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Clear Lake

    We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town (See the complete list at the end of the post). This week, we're moving toward the shores to the Clear Lake/NASA area. With plenty of old-time favorites and a couple of newer spots in the mix, here's our l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Houston's Top 5 Places for Greek Pastries

    When someone mentions Greek sweets and baked goods, nine times out of ten your mind will go straight to baklava. And there's no shame in that! The sticky, sweet, nutty and flaky dessert puts a smile on everyone's face. But, there's more to Greek bakeries than baklava. Much more. Houston may not be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Christine Ha's Pop-Up Dinner, Family Fun Day & More

    Kemah Greek Food and Wine Festival @ Kemah Bridge Friday-Sunday 604 Bradford Ave., Kemah Feast on gyros, souvlaki, tyropita and falafal all weekend long at the Kemah Greek Food and Wine Festival. Each day is filled with a variety of activities and attractions, including the Toga Fun Run 5K Saturday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Between Cocktails and Cookies There's Anisette

    Summer, I think, is the best time to read Hemingway. I'm hot and perpetually dehydrated, so the fact that everyone is downing drinks like there's no tomorrow is appealing if not more understandable. I also like to imagine the sweaty languor I experience after running errands in the hot sun is proba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Kabobs on the Grill & 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 meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Mini Chicken Meatballs, Skinny Fettucini Alfredo & 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 meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Get Out! Eat Lunch at Pinewood Cafe

    Pinewood Café in Hermann Park has officially become one of my favorite places to have lunch. I love the proximity to my home, the generous amount of indoor and outdoor seating, and the excellent menu. I wrote about them for Fast Times a while ago, and have continued to frequent the café, finding m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Muddled Mediterranean at La Fendee

    I keep a list pinned up in my office of places Houston Press commenters suggest I try -- and it's a long one, because you guys are opinionated! I love it, though, because it usually leads me to excellent foods at restaurants I have yet to try. Needing a place to go for Fast Times, but looking for a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    March 19, 2012

    Stick It Truck Serves Up a Dose of Festival Fun

    There's something about putting food on a stick that makes it more fun. Perhaps it's the bite-size pieces. Maybe it's being able to gnaw the tasty morsels directly off a skewer. Eschewing knives, forks and plates gives a sense of freedom to the whole act of eating. I think the folks running the St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    What's Cooking This Week?

    Last week I enjoyed my meals with a nice touch of both summer and fall. But this week, I've been truly inspired. Ever since my love affair with baklava as a child, I've been lurvin' Greek food. And since last weekend's Greek Festival has gotten me all excited, I've added some Mediterranean flair to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Eggplant

    pj_in_oz​What is it? Dubbed "aubergine" by the French, the eggplant is part of the nightshades family and is a fruit related to the tomato and bell pepper. Native to India, it has since spread to many other world cuisines, including Chinese, Mediterranean, African, Italian and French. Ther ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 1, 2011

    Mezze in the Montrose

    At Byzantio, sit back with a drink, enjoy the good food and ignore the uneven service.

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Octavio Madrigal of Theo's Restaurant

    Octavio Madrigal is the chef at Theo's.​Yesterday, we caught up with Theo's owner Ted Mousoudakis and chef Octavio Madrigal about Theo's many iterations. One thing has remained the same: the food. Eating Our Words: What's your favorite dish to cook here? Octavio Madrigal: I would say the gyr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Octavio Madrigal of Theo's Restaurant

    Octavio Madrigal is the chef at Theo's.​One's A Meal, the beloved Greek spot in Montrose, has seen some changes this year. It has a new owner (Ted "Theo" Mousoudakis), a new name (Theo's), and best of all, a beer and wine liquor license that kicks in today. The food never stops at this 24/7 re ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 3, 2011

    Pita in the Park

    Niko Niko's outpost offers standards, surrounded by skyscrapers.

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2010

    44th Annual Greek Festival

    Houston enjoys its annual opa celebration

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Top 5 Houston Food Festivals

    Photo by Raindrop Turkish HousePile that plate high at the Turkish Festival​Houston may not put on festivals on the scale of Taste of Chicago or even Taste of Buffalo (no, seriously; it's the nation's second largest food festival), but the festivals that we do put on each year offer some fine ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 12, 2010

    Midtown Moussaka

    Breakfast and more at Harry's

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    $7 at Canary Café and Grill

    ​Where: Canary Cafe and Grill, 3511 Elgin St., 77004, 713-658-0088 What $7 gets you: A pretty hefty Greek salad with gyro meat or a sandwich combo (falafel, kabobs, shawarma, or gyros) with fries and a drink. The first time we tried Canary Café and Grill, it was at the end of last semester ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Food Fight: Battle Gyro

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​To be fair, the gyro is as much American as it is Greek. It was introduced to both Greece and America around the same time in the mid 20th century, based on the Turkish doner kebab (which is what you'd order if you wanted a gyro in Britain, by the by). And althoug ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Houston's Eccentric Super Gyros

    The Ekko's gas station and Greek deli on Richmond and South Rice founded by former airline pilot Steve Bouboudakis was the subject of this week's Café review. But Steve's gas station gyro stand is hardly the only wacky Greek venue in town. Houston Greek restaurants are beloved both for great food a ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 8, 2009
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    November 20, 2008

    42nd Annual Greek Festival

    Is that a souvlaki in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007

    $13 at Fadi's Mediterranean Grill

    Where: Fadi's Mediterranean Grill, 4738 Beechnut, 713-666-4644 (and 8383 Westheimer, 713-532-0666) What $13 gets you: Lots of good-for-you Mediterranean food, including a healthy number of vegetarian choices. During our lunchtime visit I went with the spinach pie ($2.99), three sides (Greek salad, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 4, 2007

    Original Greek Festival

    Dance the Tsamiko after you eat your souvlaki

  • Dining

    November 16, 2006

    Greek Heros

    The Hot Rod Grandma is cooking up some fabulous Greek food and stunning sandwiches over in Bellaire

  • Dining

    July 6, 2006

    Branzini with Bouzouki

    Alexander the Great Greek Restaurant brings you the best of old and new Greek cuisine

  • Dining

    June 29, 2006

    My Big Fat Greek Moussaka

    The Pappas brothers wed their fast-food sensibility to their own culture

  • Dining

    March 16, 2006

    Smoke Signal

    Byzantio Cafe & Bar

  • Dining

    December 1, 2005

    Unexpected Treasure

    Yia Yia Mary's Greek Kitchen

  • Calendar

    November 11, 2004

    Style Council

    Macy's Impulse party is all about chic shopping

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Calendar

    October 2, 2003

    Mazes in the Maize

    Dewberry Farm invites you to get lost

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Sports Bar

    Live Sports Café

  • Dining

    September 25, 2003

    Niko Niko's

    Ancient Cuisine

  • Dining

    December 19, 2002

    Not That Turkey

    Where have all the Turkish restaurants been? Hiding in plain sight as "Mediterranean" cafes.

  • Dining

    April 11, 2002

    Greek Mixology

    Mykonos Island's Nepenthe

  • Dining

    November 22, 2001

    Squashing the Competition

    Cleburne Cafeteria

  • Dining

    May 24, 2001

    Olive Pit

    Whole Foods Market

  • Dining

    October 5, 2000

    Grecian Formula

    Mykonos Island

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Greek Restaurant

    Mykonos Island Restaurant

  • Dining

    December 9, 1999

    Ode to a Grecian Way

    Opa! Greek Restaurant: If the food doesn't win you, the floor show will

  • Dining

    November 21, 1996
  • Dining

    June 20, 1996

    Ethnic Island

    In Clear Lake's sea of sameness, Cafe Nasa is a fine place to set aground

  • Dining

    March 7, 1996

    Eat Your Spinach!

    Bibas Greek Restaurant makes Popeye's staple a general favorite

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