Click to view the full, final menu from Feast. Feast's friends and fans packed the little house at 219 Westheimer for a final taste of hearty delights such as fish and scallop pie and coq au vin. The sold-out final night was a fitting end for a place that convinced Houstonians that offal was not aw ... More >>
Houston's 10 best classic food trucks.
La Guadalupana is one of Montrose's most beloved Mexican restaurants, a charming family-run bakery that also happens to turn out top-notch Mexican breakfasts every day of the week. And soon, it could become one of Pasadena's most beloved restaurants too. Owner Trancito Diaz told our own Francisco M ... More >>
The Original Timmy Chan's on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (a.k.a. Timmy Chan's Chicken & Rice) may have only been inspected by the City of Houston Health Department once since November 2010, but that inspection didn't turn up anything that we'd call remotely offensive. And that Timmy Chan's on M ... More >>
Pool's closed today, and all summerEight swimming pool pools and seven community centers won't open this summer and about 750 city employees will be laid off under the new budget proposed by Mayor Annise Parker today.The fire and police departments avoided layoffs. "Developing this budget h ... More >>
The Boneyard is a barking good time for man and his best friend.
Photo by Tam VoI don't think they serve beets in prison.But that's the status update that more or less freaked out half of the Houston food community when they saw it posted on her Facebook wall earlier today: Thought I'd send the lunch menu from jail (long story, blame the health dept) but ... More >>
Above: Jason "Muffin Man" Perry speaks, um, passionately at a Houston City Council meeting on September 28, 2010. Sitting at home one August day in the Montrose, I watched as a young man walked up and down my street, rolling up flyers and sticking them into gates and doors up and down Hyde Park. H ... More >>
The Houston Health Department requires that every taco truck must visit a commissary to dump waste, refill the tanks with potable water and sanitize the kitchen every 24 hours. Each truck has to carry receipts for these daily services and display a current Health Department inspection sticker ... More >>
Inspecting a hotel kitchen is a tall order, and hotel food services are usually represented on any given bi-weekly tally of health code violators published by the Houston Health Department. Those hotel restaurants ordered to clean up their acts this month in our fair city include: The Inter ... More >>
Eating Our Words recently became acquainted with and enamored with Capital Sales, a "scratch-and-dent" grocery store on the corner of Almeda and Binz. The sign out front declares discounts to 30 to 60 percent on a wide variety of goods, and once inside, you discover it's no lie. We love to st ... More >>
Believe it or not, trolling the Houston Health Department website for tidbits about dirty floors, missing hand-washing signs and spoiled animal parts is not always an invigorating activity. But sometimes, as Blanche Dubois says, there's God. Take a look at page one under Full Service Restaur ... More >>
This week's hall of health-code-violating shame includes restaurants previously reviewed, mentioned, discussed or otherwise examined in the Houston Press. Back in September 2004, Press food critic Robb Walsh said to forget about the then-ubiquitous South Beach bitch of a diet and eat up at The Sac ... More >>
This week's roundup feature retail bakeries cited by the health department for sugar-dusted food-service blunders during the past two weeks. On the wholesale front, Sammy's Bakery (11331 Bissonnet) was caught with an overflowing garbage container in its food service area There are also no paper tow ... More >>
HISD has announced two schools have closed until further notice because of possible -- but not confirmed -- cases of swine flu.Harvard Elementary and Hamilton Middle School, both in the Heights, are the schools."Late last night the City of Houston Health Department informed HISD Superintendent Abela ... More >>
Mexican "tacos de trompo" are getting hard to find because the Health Department says they're illegal
Another new sports facility, another round of hype
You like fresh salmon? So do marine parasites.
Is a businessman's problem a preview of the poop ahead?
A movie star's claim of a cancer cure spreads Cat's Claw fever through the city
A Mexican folk remedy stymies attempts to cleanse Houston of a heavy metal
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