• Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Recipe: Indian Meatloaf

    The most logical way to make use of my husband's over-abundance of Indian spices would be to make some sort of Indian dish. But that particular evening I was feeling not so logical (thanks, perhaps, to the consumption of a glass of a very full-bodied petite sirah). I wanted Indian food. But I also w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Cadbury Switcharoo: Americans Settle For Second-Best From The Same Chocolate Maker

    Why is a British Cadbury Milk different from an American one.

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Battle Ketchup: Heinz Vs. Whataburger

    Some readers were understandably miffed that I ragged on HEB's Whataburger "Fries" without actually conducting a taste test. (The product description provided more than enough material for extended sarcasm.) And while I'm very willing to ridicule HEB for selling Whataburger mustard and ketchup, cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    How Do You Dress Your Dog?

    So often while watching Mad Men I am completely gobsmacked by the way things used to be in the olden times. I mean, wow -- smoking while you're pregnant? Referring to pot as grass? Crazy pants. I thought had seen it all until season 6, episode four ("The Collaborators") when Don gets stoned and tel ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 21, 2013

    Dinner and a Show

    Houston's 10 best restaurants for pre-theater dining.

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Houston's 10 Best British Pubs: Close Your Eyes and Think of England

    You'll notice several things upon entering a British pub for the first time, especially if your only pub experiences to date have been in the States: The pubs are clean, bright and welcoming. The food is usually quite good. And pubs are family-friendly places -- for the most part -- which makes sens ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 4, 2012
  • Dining

    August 2, 2012

    Do It Yourself

    Top five condiments to make at home.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Top 5 Condiments You Should Make at Home

    My wife is a recovering ketchup junkie. When we first got married, she would break my heart every night around 6 p.m. As soon as dinner hit the table, it was doused in ketchup. Wild mushroom risotto? Ketchup. Red beans and rice? Ketchup. Meatloaf with a ketchup glaze? Actually, she ate that with app ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Fresh-Squeezed Juices at H-E-B

    I'm smitten with the W. Alabama H-E-B, in part because of its wide selection of Heinz products. Although I also have been admiring H-E-B's fresh-squeezed juice bar, it wasn't until last week that I actually confirmed the rainbow assortment of flavors did (at least in two cases) taste as good as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness: Fancy-Ass Nobel-Type Prize-Winning Pizza and More

    Welcome back to the weekend roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're actually kind of looking forward to two straight days of festival food this weekend. It'll be a welcome vacation from reality and sanity. We started the week off right with a look at the many, many, many different varieties o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Screw Heinz! How to Make Homemade Ketchup

    I've looked countless ketchup lovers dead in the eye, proudly exclaiming "I don't like ketchup, I just don't get the hype," and smiling sinisterly as their jaws dropped. I know you Texas bunch would agree with me (at least on the burger front). But the truth is, I actually do enjoy ketchup - just th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    The Eight Toughest Soldiers Texas Ever Produced (Featuring Heroism, Betrayal & Many Dead Bodies)

    Audie Murphy, starring in the story of his own life​Our war heroes are presented to us in different varieties. There are those we create for ourselves, in the mold of what we think a hero should be: David Crockett (nobody but Walt Disney called him Davey), astride the ramparts at the Alamo goi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Odd Pair: What Wine Do You Serve with Doritos?

    ​When asked what factors had shaped his palate and his wine collection when he first began collecting fine wine, rockstar (literally, not just figuratively) and winemaker Maynard James Keenan answered: "Mountain Dew and Doritos. Like most American kids, that's what I grew up on." This was a fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    When To Go Gourmet

    Photo by huggingthecoastMacaroni and cheese martini is taking the concept too far, to be fair.​The trend toward taking basic comfort foods and "gourmet-izing" them isn't new. In 2006, the New York Times was already lamenting the addition of "complex blends of pungent, unaged, rind-washed and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Beef Pavilion Burger at Polk Street Pub

    ​Jason Kerr's review a few months back on the "black jack burger" at Polk Street Pub put this restaurant on my burger radar. After forcing my "meating" companion to navigate through is downtown Houston, we arrived at Polk Street Pub just at the end of happy hour (Monday through Friday, 4 to ... 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

    October 18, 2008

    Your Curry Home Companions

    Here are some ideas if you're thinking about taking a break from America's favorite condiment, ketchup. First up is....ketchup. But with a difference. I came across All Gold at Leibman's. It's from South Africa, uses cane sugar as the sweetener instead of high fructose corn syrup, doesn’t have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2006
  • Blogs

    November 24, 2006

    Turkey: The Day After

    Your turkey could look like this, thanks to Kapoor. We're certainly not trying to get all Good Housekeeping on you. Hell, we all love the venerable day-after-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich. But if you're looking for something more than white meat on mayo, try a few of these recipes that some local ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 5, 2005

    There's No Place Like Home

    Especially when you're eating at Montrose Diner, where the food's subpar and the wait's long

  • Culture

    March 6, 2003

    Choose Wisely

    And avoid Theater LaB's Worth & Choice

  • Dining

    September 16, 1999

    East Meets Best

    Scott Chen opened Houston's top Chinese restaurant. Now he wants to run Houston's top restaurant. Period.

  • Dining

    June 24, 1999

    Sweet Sorrow

    You can't eat everything but at Cafe Perrier, you want to try

  • News

    April 23, 1998

    A Bitter Pill

    A Houston inventor says alcohol-free medicines aren't alcohol-free at all, and could harm you

  • Dining

    August 22, 1996

    Deep-fried Country

    At Hickory Hollow, what fills your ears is as fine as what fills your mouth