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John DeMers

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Largest Food and Wine Fest in Texas Returns to Sugar Land Next Week

    The 11th Annual Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair is back with a slew of events sure to tickle your taste buds and whet your whistle. As always, the event, which organizers describe as a "celebration of all that is good, gooey, sweet, savory, bubbly, hoppy and simply irresistible," will feature numerous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    This Week in Food Blogs: Chicken Wings, Caribbean Fare and Breakfast All Day

    Hank On Food: Evidently, though we here at Eating Our Words missed National Wing Day on Monday, Hank On Food was on the ball. Or, if you will, on the wing. Anyway, Hank wrote a great round up of local spots to get wings. Some of them are wing restaurants and some of them aren't wing-focused, but sti ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 28, 2013

    Praise the Lord and Pass the Pints

    Houston's 10 best beer bars

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Taco USA Takes The Woodlands

    There were lots of good scoops this week from around the city, so let's get straight to the action. Eater Houston editor Eric Sandler reports that pastry chef Roy Shvartzapel -- who's worked in kitchens from El Bulli to Bouchon -- plans to open an "avant garde and modern approach to the cafe experi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: "The Most Electrifying Food Destination in America" is Houston

    GQ: In the first of a few national spotlights on Houston this week (did you see the James Beard Award nominations yesterday? hot damn!), GQ's head food writer Alan Richman lists the 12 most outstanding restaurants of 2013 (early in the year though it may be.) and gives two of the spots to Houston re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: You Can Run, But You Can't Hide from MSG

    Robb Walsh: In case you missed the news when it was first announced back in early December, Robb Walsh will be taking up the food critic reins again at the upcoming Houstonia Magazine. Walsh has posted the full press release at his website along with a link to the magazine's website, which is still ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 17, 2013

    30 Essential Texas Restaurants

    Eat here before you die.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Camp Brisket and Nutty Frenchmen

    Washington Post: The latest out-of-state paper to tackle Houston's bustling food scene is the Washington Post, in which writer Martha Miller visits a handful of our most popular restaurants and describes the city as "Silk Road meets Texas Bravado." Sarah Rufca at CultureMap called Martha's summation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    10 Dishes We're Excited About on Houston Restaurants' New Fall Menus

    Roost Bistro is one of the restaurants with an exciting fall menu. Fall means looking forward to more than just oyster season, chili cook-offs and pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks. It means that plenty of our favorite restaurants (and, yes, bars too) across the city are issuing new seasonal menus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Lunfast, Roznovsky's and Pop-Up Opium Dens

    Weapons Grade: Justin Vann, sommelier at Oxheart, continues to write some of the most interesting and enlightening prose-poetry about what it means to work in the service industry. "Tell me what I'm tasting in this pourover." "Can you believe who they hired for their sous?" "Why don't you do another ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Hop Heads and the Siren Call of Duck Poutine

    CultureMap: Each month, Ruthie Johnson Miller compiles a handy list to the 10 hottest restaurants in the city for CultureMap. Whether they be newly opened or just newly interesting, these are the 10 places she suggests checking out in August. Arbitrary Criticism: New chef Chandler Rothbard must alr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Tequila Tragedies and the Three Faces of Saba

    Eat My Words: Talk about unfortunate timing... Texas Monthly's Patricia Sharpe had a terrific interview with chef David Guerrero of Samba Grille in which the chef discussed his brain cancer, Houston attitudes toward Peruvian flavors and learning to taste again after a stroke. ...and then Samba Grill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: BevNaps and Designated Hipster Seating

    Delicious Mischief: If you have been lucky enough to get your hands on some dewberries -- one of the great edible treats in the Texas summers -- radio host John DeMers has a great idea for what you should do with them... Make dewberry cobbler, of course. Blue Jean Gourmet: Speaking of terrific Texa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    This Week in Food Blogs: Reformed Shitshows and Santorini on the Run

    Delicious Mischief: If I didn't have a lady-poker-and-fried-chicken night all lined up for this past Sunday, you can bet I would have been at Triniti for its dinner collaboration with the Mercury Baroque string ensemble. Fine dining with courses orchestrated to match a series of classical movements? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Brand-New Beer Bars and Capri in Spring

    CultureMap: Craft beer fans have been waiting patiently for Mongoose versus Cobra to open since news of the Midtown beer bar broke earlier this year. Sarah Rufca has news on its impending opening -- any day now! -- and what you can expect in the newly renovated space. Home.: In an intimate, touchin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Fat City Houston: Believe it or not, this year's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes is ramping back up again for 2012, starting tomorrow. Until then, refresh your palate with Fat City's continued and detailed and often hilarious examination of the items we included on 2011's list. CultureMap: If this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    New York Times: Rest assured that even if you have to travel outside the great state of Texas, there are at least a handful of places across the country that do Texas barbecue right -- even in Los Angeles and New York City. Writing for the New York Times, local foodie J.C. Reid tells us all about th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    OC Weekly: In response to our response to his original post (how meta) on the five most influential American cities in Mexican cuisine, the OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano admits that Houston has been influential in the development of Mexican cuisine. Just not in the ways that you're thinking. Delicio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Free Press Houston: Hate Yelp? Then you'll love Jay's screed against the restaurant review website over at Free Press Houston. In his essay, Jay -- who's better known as the blogger behind Guns & Tacos -- says that biggest problem with Yelp that its "platform is dependent on malicious activity, whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    The Top 10 Cookbooks of 2011: Texas Edition

    ​This is neither a list of the all-time best cookbooks of the year, nor is it a list of the best Texan cookbooks of the year. It's a combination of both. Because odds are that if you're giving a cookbook as a gift this year, it's either going to be to a fellow Texan or because you're a Texan l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Upcoming Events: Learn the Holiday Skills Your Parents Never Taught You

    Learn to make a gingerbread house you can actually eat.​Get lit this month, with several book signings from authors both local and national. First up is Jack Bishop, host of one of TV's best cooking shows, America's Test Kitchen, and editor of America's Test Kitchen, the show's just-as-awesome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    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. Food Republic: Remember that trio of Pilot Light dinners from Seth Siegel-Gardn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    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. Saveur: First and most importantly, congratulations to two of our regularly fea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Meat Sundaes and Deep-Fried Moon Pies: It's Rodeo Season!

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttPulled pork sundaes at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. For more photos, check out our slideshow.​Hot beef sundaes are nothing new; in fact, we wrote about them back in March 2009, when the popular meat-and-potatoes parfait was taking to the streets of Nebraska ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Walking in a Gingerbread Wonderland

    Photos by Groovehouse‚ÄčIf it didn't feel like Christmastime yet on Tuesday night with a slight chill in the air, the sight that greeted us as we walked into Voice put us right in the holiday mood: delicately and immaculately designed gingerbread houses all in a row, next to a glimmering Chri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Food Fight at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    Photo by Margaret Downing Click here for plenty more photos of fried goodness. The food was carefully laid out on each judge's plate. First up, a beef burrito taco. We had palate cleansers (pickles, crackers and green grapes) and water at the ready. Cameras were clicking and video was running ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Food Fight at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    Photo by Margaret Downing Click here for plenty more photos of fried goodness. The food was carefully laid out on each judge's plate. First up, a beef burrito taco. We had palate cleansers (pickles, crackers and green grapes) and water at the ready. Cameras were clicking and video was running ... More >>

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    September 30, 2004

    On the Case

    Our new TV series is ready to roll

  • News

    December 19, 2002

    Houston, 24/7

    The new all-Houston, all-the-time news station hits the air

  • Dining

    December 12, 2002

    Drink Pink

    Rosé champagnes compete in our third annual sparkler shoot-out

  • News

    August 8, 2002

    Banjo Blues

    A Chronicle writer gets canned for running a Web site

  • Dining

    February 28, 2002

    Noodle-Gazing

    A five-part journey into Houston's fusion scene starts with some noodles

  • Dining

    October 25, 2001

    Patriotic Excess

    Luxurious Vallone’s most interesting new menu items arean early casualty of the war

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