Y'all Facebooked and Tweeted your little hearts out about fried chicken and for that, we thank you! It was a tight race, with Spanish Village and Jones Fried Chicken just barely missing out on the top 5. And though reader Deborah Swanson was campaigning for her "mama's" fried chicken, she just did ... More >>
Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, but in many cases picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next sever ... More >>
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 >>
As the club scene along Washington Avenue fades into obscurity, I've been glad to see that the restaurant scene has done the exact opposite. Stalwarts such as Laredo Taqueria and Los Dos Amigos have remained in business while pioneers like Max's Wine Dive and Molina's -- two of the first "new" rest ... More >>
Houston's 10 best mudbug joints.
If you've been looking for former Eating...Our Words contributor and Zilla Street Eats chef Jason Kerr lately, look no further: Kerr is the new chef at the recently opened second location of Hollister Grill on Washington Avenue. According to Eater Houston, the menu at this newer Hollister Grill is b ... More >>
"What's your favorite fried chicken in Houston?" I asked my mother a few days ago over the phone, curious to see if I'd overlooked any old favorites on the top 10 list I was compiling. A sixth generation Texan, my mother has lived here for more than three decades and cooks for a living. Needless to ... More >>
After eating somewhere in the ball park of 12 Robin's Eggs today, with my stomach getting that sour, sickly feeling from too much sugar, I realized a few things: First: There's a little fat kid living inside of me. And second: I came to grips with the fact that I, like everyone else on this strange ... More >>
Photo by GroovehouseI wonder if the Montrose Beer & Gun Club still meets at Rudyard's...Looking for a food truck festival that doesn't charge admission and that offers plenty of seating? Head to Noel Furniture -- of all places -- today, starting at 11 a.m. Until 1 p.m., some of the city's be ... More >>
Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Barleyvine: The termination of House Bill 602 in the Texas legislature last wee ... More >>
There isn't much to salivate over at the Men's Club.
In the past, when occasional Eating Our Words blogger Jason Kerr wasn't dishing up fine French cuisine at Café Rabelais, he was hanging out with his BFF Anthony Bourdain at Jones Hall. Well, now he has a new way to keep himself occupied at night - running a food truck. The mobile cuisine g ... More >>
Our own Jason Kerr got some praise today for his Zilla Street Eats food truck. Commenter Nate pointed out some things Jason's doing well: Their mac and cheese is really, really, really good. The fries are the best in Houston, especially with the "secret sauce". And using fresh, hot jalapen ... More >>
Gnashing of teeth and rending of clothes accompanied news that we'd no longer be able to enjoy Sabetta's homemade sausage and peppers.This week, we start our countdown of 2010 restaurant openings and closings, counting down the restaurants that opened in 2010 after great advance buzz only to ... More >>
One of the most important things in cooking is learning to let ingredients speak for themselves. Too often, we as cooks take the position of alchemists, laboring under the false belief that we must be transformative, to make things other than what they are, better in some way. When gifted w ... More >>
Halloween night, while most Houstonians were busy trick or treating, a few gathered at Animal Farm Center in Cat Spring for a decadent afternoon and evening. Jason Kerr (a chef and an EOW contributor) was on hand to serve up food brought in fresh from local vendors, including produce harveste ... More >>
Jason Kerr's review a few months back on the "black jack burger" at Polk Street Pub put this restaurant on my burger radar. After forcing my "meating" companion to navigate through is downtown Houston, we arrived at Polk Street Pub just at the end of happy hour (Monday through Friday, 4 to ... More >>
Because you've smoked an unbelievable amount of pot?Yesterday, Jason Kerr delivered a heartfelt sonnet to a jar of baconnaise, a combination bacon-and-mayonnaise condiment that he seemed to enjoy but which would almost certainly give me nightmares. Sure, I'll have bacon and mayonnaise together on ... More >>
An ode to baconnaise by Jason Kerr.I spent the day Thinking about Baconaise French Fries could be the way Maybe a BLT, can't say Bacon and mayonnaise It is all the craze Spreading Pork for days Sandwiches will be a phase But fish sticks will stay Even with all the praise Your cholesterol won' ... More >>
The burger dwarfs the economy-size pickle jar next to it.A 15-pound burger. Just saying the phrase isn't enough to indicate exactly how massive of a burger that is. Fifteen pounds - and that's just the meat. Twenty-four slices of American cheese. An entire head of lettuce. A 15-pound burger ... More >>
Jason KerrSmoky quail-and-bacon-wrapped shrimp fajitasWe got caught up in the World Cup frenzy at Fajita Flats (2929 Fondren, 713-789-3338), drinking margaritas and Coronas, and eating fajitas. Every time a team scored a goal or came close to scoring, the entire restaurant erupted -- entire t ... More >>
In Houston, more and more chefs are curing their own pig products
Readers respond to "On Hold"
And viewers of our chef tats piece weigh in on the ink.
Hi there, Minsa! Take your seat next to Sun Maid raisins and Land-O-Lakes butter in the "Totally Bangable Food Mascots" section. Welcome back to the weekly round-up here at Eating Our Words, where we're waiting until there's a public health care option to organize our Inappropriately Fried Fo ... More >>
SQUIRT! Haha, caughtcha nappin'! Welcome back to the weekly round-up here at Eating Our Words, where today we're contemplating the design of the turtle, and thinking perhaps creatures known for making good soup shouldn't be walking around with their own bowl strapped to their backs. We're als ... More >>
Readers disagree that involuntary commitment is a bad thing.
Superbanana slumbers innocently, unaware that he will soon face his fearsome arch-nemesis: Krypto-Monkey. Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've decided to keep all these sausage and cheese Christmas gift baskets for ourselves. Jane Catherine Collins certainl ... More >>
Are Houston concert fans really all that bad?
So wait... someone who doesn't live in a dorm sells Frito Pie made with Doritos? Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where today's snowfall has got us breaking out the 55-gallon drum of chicken soup. We started the week off with Greenway Barista's daring proclamati ... More >>
That stuff flowing from the faucet is safe, cheap and environmental
Good old Jason Kerr. An ordinary night out for our former Stirred & Shaken drinks columnist includes passing out in the bushes and snoring at the dinner table. You have to love this man! Besides being a fan of fermented beverages, Kerr is into food (in fact, he’s a chef), which is why we asked h ... More >>
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