Houston's 10 Best Patios
The tiny, peckish crawfish I ate over the weekend at The Hideaway on Dunvale -- my preferred spot for crawfish -- would seem to indicate that although crawfish are available in Houston, crawfish season has not yet truly arrived. This is a point of contention every year among crawfish lovers, who cl ... More >>
For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants.
Today Jason Bargas shared 10 tips for eating MREs, having become an expert on the subject after Katrina. Commenter Jim offered a suggestion of his own: Sloppy Joe MRE Jalapeno Cheddar "spread" (looks like yellow toothpaste coming out of the pouch) yellow mustard on torta loaves or hambu ... More >>
A new Heights restaurant is part upscale cafe, part coffee shop and part bar.
Readers debate the real Mayor of Montrose.
Get yer free mini burgers!Fans of Little Bitty Burger Barn's burgers will be happy to hear about the email we received from owner Ricardo Luna about today's special at the restaurant: We are excited to announce that on Friday, 5/20, from 6PM-8PM, we will be giving away free 1/4 Basic Burger ... More >>
Photos by Troy FieldsChicken-fried rabbit at Bootsie's.Bootsie's Heritage Cafe is the little restaurant in Tomball that's turning out food to set the rest of Houston topsy-turvy. When I took my first vacation since starting at the Houston Press as the food critic, EOW blogger Jason Bargas t ... More >>
Bargas rolling out the crawfish at a recent boil.If EOW blogger and Louisiana native Jason Bargas's posts on how to put together the perfect crawfish boil have made your mouth water and your jaw ache just thinking of those spicy little bugs, we've got a treat for you. Bargas is co-hosting a ... More >>
Today Jason Bargas reminisced about the time he drank some Miller High Lifes and decided to open a food truck, then asked readers about their ideas for food truck names. Commenter T. J. Cookwell seemed to have a list at the ready, judging from this quick reply: Nacho O'Queso's (Tex-Mex) ... More >>
Jason BargasMonday morning found me in Conroe helping out a friend, which meant that I was outside of my comfort zone of Inner Loop luncheries. My web search sorcery pointed me to McKenzie's Barbeque. The McKenzie family birthed the restaurant in Huntsville in 1992, with the Frazier Road lo ... More >>
Jason BargasIt's time to get your boil on now that you've got the gear. You will receive lots of advice from friends, neighbors, your in-laws and anyone else who thinks that they know what they're doing. Boiling crawfish is just like any other form of Louisiana cooking. It's equal parts re ... More >>
Jason BargasLeft, Kata Robata. Right, Ouisie's.Grits have been an integral part of my life since I could gum food. Naturally, I was eager to get my gums (and teef) on the grits concoctions at Thursday evening's Kiss My Grits Gulf Coast Throwdown. Young Texans Against Cancer cobbled together H ... More >>
New York Bagel & Coffee Shop.Over the past few weeks, some readers have taken offense to certain Top 5 lists, and how they only reflect the opinions of the writer constructing each list. With the help of my fellow food bloggers, we'll now bring you a slightly different take on the Top 5s -- a ... More >>
Many claim the hyperbolic title - cakes, pies, layer desserts and the like - but few truly live up to the name. Here's a list we put together (from a solicitation of all the EOW bloggers) that could claim the description truthfully. 5. Paula Deen's "Is it really better than sex?" Cake While ... More >>
Jason Bargas Click here to view the chart full-size.If you have to attend a Thanksgiving meal, then you have to make a Creamy White Deliciousness Pie - at least according to this handy flow chart, which we've assembled to help you navigate the holiday. Fill your quota of Kickass Points (Coo ... More >>
Photos by Blake WhitakerOn the way to our first ever game-show tryout today, we saw what we took at the time to be cosmic encouragement. Competing for space in Airline Drive's forest of signage was the Moonlight Inn marquee, which spoke to us: "You are awake. Don't dream it -- do it." Of cour ... More >>
A big congratulations is in order to the Houstonist blog for the get of the month. The blog, after many failed attempts, was finally able to get Roger Clemens to go on the record and answer reader questions about his career, his future, and of course, Brian McNamee and the Mitchell Report. And ... More >>