Jason Bargas

  • Dining

    March 7, 2013

    Sitting Pretty

    Houston's 10 Best Patios

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Crawfish Season Comes Earlier Each Year, Thanks to Massive Houston Demand

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Pho

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of HoustonĀ® 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.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​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 >>

  • Dining

    August 4, 2011

    Full House

    A new Heights restaurant is part upscale cafe, part coffee shop and part bar.

  • News

    June 2, 2011

    Charles in Charge

    Readers debate the real Mayor of Montrose.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Bootsie's Heritage Cafe: Behind the Review

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Boiling at Big Star: What Goes Better With Beer Than Crawfish?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    McKenzie's BBQ Delivers Great Taste at a Great Price

    Jason Bargas​Monday 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    How-to Guide for Boiling Crawfish

    Jason Bargas​It'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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Kata Robata Chefs Take Inaugural Kiss My Grits Throwdown Title

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Favorite Three: Breakfast Spots

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    5 Desserts That Are Actually Better Than Sex

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Your Handy Thanksgiving Flow Chart, Plus Bonus Recipe for Creamy White Deliciousness

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Realizing You Don't Have What It Takes To Want To Be A Millionaire

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Clemens Answers Blog Readers' Questions, Reveals Nothing

    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 >>