Culturemap Houston: Eric Sandler posted the lowdown on The Bird House and it's especially worth mentioning now. H-Town StrEATs food truck chefs Jason Hill and Matt Opaleski have opened what's essentially a long-term fried chicken pop-up. It's in the space that normally houses Boil House at 606 East ... More >>
Snout to Tail Heritage Pig Dinner @ Hotel Derek Friday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 2525 West Loop South Feast on five pork courses at Hotel Derek during the Snout to Tail Heritage Pig Dinner tonight at 6 p.m. Each course features cuts from a hog from Local Heritage Pork, along with whiskey pairings from Yell ... More >>
What happens when you get the Sugar Hooker and H-Town StrEATs together for breakfast? LOTS OF KOLACHES. This Saturday, June 28, Rebecca Masson (a.k.a. the Sugar Hooker) of Fluff Bake Bar and Jason Hill and Matt Opaleski of food truck H-Town StrEATs are teaming up at Southside Espresso to present ... More >>
With Pho King, Pho Kim and Crapitto's closed, what restaurants are there left in Houston to ridicule? Plenty, it turns out. The conversation at a recent media dinner turned to bad restaurant names when we started discussing the current contender for worst moniker: TABLE. Only a few of us had been ... More >>
Back when the idea was first germinating, Houston wasn't up on the whole gourmet doughnut thing. We had the old standbys like B&B Donuts, Shipley and Christie's, and some forays into the wilder side of fried dough with River Oaks Donuts and Pena's Donut Heaven (home of our local version of the cronu ... More >>
Just as the warmer weather, longer days and lack of school bring out the blockbuster films in Hollywood-land, summer is generally a time to welcome a slew of new blockbuster restaurants in Houston. Last summer was fairly slow for restaurant openings, but this year is poised to shake up the H-town di ... More >>
Fresh on the heels of the recent Kiss My Grits throwdown last week, I wondered: What kind of creativity would Houston's gourmet food trucks bring to the table for this year's 3rd Annual Curry Crawl throw down competition at Straits Asian Bistro? The answer was easy: A whole heck of a lot. In all, ... More >>
A beginner's guide to Argentine cuisine.
Talk about an agonizing list to write. Houston food trucks have never been more clever, more inventive or more consistently enjoyable than they are right now. (The most recent sold-out Haute Wheels food truck festival can surely attest to that.) A few years of winnowing out dilettantes since the fir ... More >>
Supplicant prayers to the food gods were answered more quickly than usual this week, as Fat Cat Creamery announced plans to open a full-service ice cream parlor just two days after Joanna O'Leary's plea for an old-fashioned, over-the-top ice cream shop in Houston. For years, the Fat Cat Creamery ha ... More >>
Celebrate 20 years of artist studios at Lawndale Art Center and five years of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program with Tasteful Art, a special tasting event featuring local contemporary artists and chefs at the historic and beautiful Hofheinz House (3900 Milam). Lawndale is bringing culinary artists ... More >>
A guide to light rail lunching in Houston.
Grand Prize Bar has been more than just a bar since it opened nearly two years ago -- it's had a culinary history of its own nearly since its birth. Only a few months after Grand Prize began shaking up its first cocktails in July 2010, chef Adam Dorris and his cooking partner Will Walsh began servin ... More >>
Salt, tequila and lime
C'mon now. Of course it's not. The H-Town StrEATs truck may not have a fancy wrap like Happy Endings or a slick paint job like the Rice Box Truck. But it's still far from "ugly." That doesn't stop some folks from thinking so, however (and -- hey -- beauty is subjective by its very nature). Owners M ... More >>
Pastry chef, Top Chef Just Desserts contestant, and hometown girl Rebecca Masson loves dogs. "If I could save them all myself, I would," she said as she thanked all those who had generously donated time and funds for the Lucky Dog Rescue charity. This past Sunday, her Sweet and Savory fundraiser a ... More >>
It's shaping up to be a busy couple of weeks around here as "Spring" "comes" to Houston. God, shoot me now. I can't make it to August like this. Ahem. Tomorrow, get your hands dirty at the 2012 Crawfish Festival in the Heights. Admission is free and Dr. Gleem Car Wash -- you know, the one that hou ... More >>
Some years back, Michael Haaga played a bill with Hot Hot Heat and Louis XIV at the Engine Room. Haaga thought that Louis XIV, a then-buzzed about band, was pretty good. “I liked what I heard from them at the sound check,” he remembers. And backstage, Haaga told them so, and in his remembering ... More >>
Monday, June 13, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.