"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are." -- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
A lot of people have a problem with the term "comfort food." It's far too arbitrary, they argue. It changes from one part of the world to the next. Ice cream and brownies aren't nearly as popular in China as ... More >>
Photos by Matthew DresdenThe lamb shank at Kiran's. Note the green vegetables.Usually, after the conversation portion of the Chef Chat (covered in parts one and two), the chef brings out a few of her specialties, or some seasonal dishes, or whatever catches her fancy that day. I then write ab ... More >>
Each week, I'll be visiting a different food truck and reviewing one of their items. Know of a particular food truck I should move to the top of my list? Let me know in the comments section.
This week, I made a stop by Fusion Taco at the Urban Harvest City Hall Market. It was my first time t ... More >>
Before meeting a friend to get dahi puri at Bansuri for Battle Dahi Puri -- it's only a snack, you know, not meant as a whole meal -- I decided to grab a bite of "real" dinner down the street so that I wouldn't be starving again at 10 p.m. and scarf down a tub of Fage yogurt because it's the ... More >>
Cold, greasy onion bhaji, gritty coconut chutney, lumpy rice and cold chicken curry are only a few of the treats we encountered on the lunch buffet at Chutneys (1010 Lamar). There was also lukewarm lentil soup and some hockey-puck idlis. A friend of mine had suggested we check out the lunch b ... More >>
Photos by Robb WalshGiant mangos are $11 for a box of six at the Airline Farmer's Marketing Association. But you can pick up a box of overripe mangos for a mere five bucks. I took two boxes of the nasty-looking fruit home last weekend and showed my assistants how to cut them up. The 12 mang ... More >>
Photos by Robb WalshMy friend Jay Francis refers to the neighborhood west of Beltway 8 between Bissonnet and Beechnut as BissBeechistan because of the excellent Pakistani restaurants found in the area. La Sani is the most famous of the bunch. But Francis is extremely fond of King's Chicken on ... More >>
Photo by Mike Giglio
Where: Pavani Indian Cuisine, 10554 Southwest Fwy., 713-272-8259
What $13 gets you: As many circuits through the buffet line as you need. Plan to make at least a few.
We walked in at 5:30 sharp, right when the place opens for dinner, which meant it was just us and the c ... More >>