29-95: Can a national media outlet really name the "top" restaurants across the country without putting in the legwork that people such as barbecue blogger Daniel Vaughn do, driving over 10,000 miles to visit 'cue joints for his book Prophets of Smoked Meat? That's the question Syd Kearney asks in a ... More >>
What differentiates a "classic" food truck from those on last week's list of Houston's Top 10 "Fancy" Food Trucks? For starters, a classic food truck has been around for at least a few years prior to the gourmet food truck craze -- if not a decade longer. Classic food trucks are usually found at th ... More >>
Houston's 10 best classic food trucks.
The food truck scene in Houston is in flux, to be sure. New trucks have entered the scene as recently as the past month while long-term players have seemingly vanished off the face of the earth. Driving southbound on Montrose, you can even spot this phenomenon in action for yourself. An active truck ... More >>
This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>
Mikkel Borg Bjergsø and Jakob MielckeMikkel Borg Bjergsø moved around the crowd last night at the Night After Monsters beer tasting like a virtual unknown. Clad in a red plaid shirt and a scruffy beard, Mikkel looked more like any other Montrose resident who'd walked over to Whole Foods for ... More >>
The Press hands out its first Houston Web Awards.
Monterrey expats flock to Tacos del Julio.
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttLeft to right: Jay Rascoe, J.R. Cohen and Dan Joyce, brothers in beards (and tacos).Jay Rascoe, J.R. Cohen and Dan Joyce are all familiar faces in Houston's social media community. Rascoe, best known for his food blog, Guns and Tacos, is even a bit of a food celebr ... 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. New York Times: It's not often we lead off the weekly Sampler Plate with someth ... More >>
After new owners take over a Houston haunt, the engaging music is intact, but the food is not.
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. Dear Judy, F.Y.E.: This food blogger has been at it longer than most in town, w ... More >>
Menudo will cure what ails you.Over a bowl of menudo during a recent lunch at Mucho Mexico -- the subject of this week's rather unfavorable cafe review -- Jay Rascoe and I ruminated about our favorite spots in town for menudo, the ruddy, fatty soup that's filled with hominy and honeycomb-like ... More >>
Cartoon does not reflect reality (most of the time).In a city as large as Houston and with as many culinary options as we're blessed with, it's no surprise that the food blogging community here is large and diverse. Say what you want about food bloggers: that we're arrogant, obtrusive know-i ... More >>
Ponying up to the new bar at Grand Prize.The bartenders were all punch-drunk tired and most of the patrons were just plain drunk. The lightbulbs were red and the jukebox blessedly didn't have an Internet connection. The air conditioning was cold and the patio was filled with smoke. The drinks ... More >>
Photos by Jay RascoeThis past Saturday would have been Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's 43rd birthday, and to celebrate, a band of some of Houston's best indie and hardcore cats got together to throw down a set of covers at Big Star Bar in the Heights, billing themselves as Danneurysm. Opening wit ... More >>
Two high-volume taquerias have a lot to say about Houston tacos.