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John Edge

  • Dining

    April 18, 2013

    Here, Eat This

    A beginner's guide to Argentine cuisine.

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Argentine Cuisine

    For this week's edition of Here, Eat This, we venture into South America, where hardy Houstonians possessed of a hearty appetite will find much to love in the pampas of Argentina. See also: - Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Nigerian Cuisine - Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Korean Cuisi ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2013

    Eating Our Hearts Out

    100 Favorite dishes in the Bayou City

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    A Love Letter to Houston Food (and a Map to Guide You)

    In this week's cover story "Eating Our Hearts Out," we've once again rounded up all of the 100 Favorite Dishes from the prior year in one convenient spot -- dishes which exemplify Houston's status as "the South's new Creole city," "Mutt City," or whichever moniker you choose to apply to the City of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes: Our Love Letter to Houston Food

    Over at our food blog, Eating...Our Words, we count down our 100 Favorite Dishes in Houston each year for your gustatory pleasure. And in this week's cover story "Eating Our Hearts Out," we've once again rounded up all of those dishes from the prior year in one convenient spot -- dishes which exemp ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 13, 2012

    Let's Get Greasy

    The 10 best fried chicken joints in Houston.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Fried Chicken

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Churro Porn and Houston as Mutt City

    Robb Walsh: In his continuing series on where Texas cuisine is headed, Robb Walsh talks to Underbelly chef Chris Shepherd about Houston's role as a "new Creole city," citing a recent article by Southern food writer John T. Edge called "Savoring Mutt City." (Mutt City is us, by the way -- and it's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 30, Fried Chicken at Barbecue Inn

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: Bryan Caswell, Randy Evans, Danny Trace

    In Houston, the restaurant community is so tight that everyone has worked together in some shape or form over the years. For this week's Where the Chefs Eat, we check in with chefs Bryan Caswell, Randy Evans, and Danny Trace. Evans is affiliated with a bunch of local chefs thanks to his time at B ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    April 16, 2012

    Barbecue Inn Serves Some of America's Best Fried Chicken, Says Food & Wine

    ...to which Houston responds, "Well, yeah." Also: "Now go try Frenchy's." We usually don't write up every single "Best Of" listicle that comes our way here at Eating Our Words, but we considered today's fried chicken announcement from Food & Wine a public service reminder that Barbecue Inn does, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Crawfish Across the World

    Ground crawfish powder, one of the "mother" spices in Nigerian cooking.​Louisianans like to think they've got the world on a string when it comes to crawfish, with small towns like Breaux Bridge laying claim to titles such as "Crawfish Capital of the World." But there are a few people in Niger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Chingo Bling Gets New York Times Love - Food Love

    Marco TorresChingo Bling, sans tamales in L.A.​Hey, guess what? A Houston musician finally got some love from The New York Times - not the semi-weekly Texas Tribune spread printed special for the paper's Lone Star press run, but the actual Gray Lady herself. Guess what else? It's in the food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Chingo Bling Unlocks Hollywood's Key Club

    When last we left Chingo Bling in Los Angeles, he was at his agent's Beverly Hills office, holding out for a better offer for a proposed September tour... Photos by Marco TorresChingo Bling and John T. Edge (right) wait in Latino 96.3's lobby.​FRIDAY, MAY 6 Latino 96.3 studios, Los Angeles, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Chingo Bling: The Tamale King's Whirlwind L.A. Media Blitz

    Photos by Marco TorresChingo Bling outside Hollywood's Key Club​Fresh off the heels of his sold out show at Houston's House of Blues, Chingo Bling was booked to perform at Hollywood's world-famous Key Club. The Tamale Kingpin invited Rocks Off to tag along and document the concert and his sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Reporting from the Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium: "Taco Trucks and Crepes Trailers: Modern Texas Foodways"

    Street food is picking up steam across the country, and Houston is no exception. During the Southern Foodways Alliance symposium last weekend, attendees were invited to view the exhibit "Taco Trucks and Crepes Trailers: Modern Texas Foodways" at the University of Mississippi's Gammill Gallery, runni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Reporting from the Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium: Cultures Converging on the Houston Restaurant Scene

    Robb WalshHamburguesa estilo Monterrey.​The Southern Foodways Alliance "Global South" symposium last weekend explored Southern culture and tradition beyond geographic boundaries. After Chingo Bling spoke about worlds colliding in Mexican American hop-hop, former Houston Press writer Robb Walsh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #5 Fried Chicken at Barbecue Inn

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #83 El Ultimo Taco Truck's Breakfast Tacos, Longpoint and Antoine

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    The Mexicanization of the Hot Dog

    ​In Houston, as in Chicago, Los Angeles and Denver, Mexican-style hot dogs have been increasing in popularity. But when the mainstream hot dog chain James Coney Island introduced a Sonoran hot dog last year, you could feel the seismic shift as the tectonic plates of German and Mexican culture ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Brisa Cocina's Salchi-Burger

    ​I had a salchi-burger at Brisa Cocina Mexicana on San Felipe yesterday. What a lovely example of restaurant fare inspired by street food. The hamburger was topped with a thin slice of ham, jalapeño sausage slices, and melted cheese, and served on a toasted bun spread with refried beans and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Elated over Elote

    ​Elote con crema, or "corn in a cup," is a popular way to eat corn-on-the-cob at the little stands and taco trucks that serve roasted corn around the city. The corn-on-the-cob cocktail is made by slicing roasted corn fresh off the cob and mixing it in a cup with such condiments as Mexican sour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Taco Truck Gourmet: Eating with Edge

    ​Noted food writer and Southern Foodways Alliance founder John T. Edge was in town this week researching a new book about street food. Edge already knows his way around Houston pretty well after putting on a Potlikker Film Festival event at the Saint Arnold's Brewery a couple of summers ago. E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Taco Truck Gourmet: Frito Pie

    Food writer extraordinaire John T. Edge is in Houston checking out taco trucks for a new book he is working on about American street food. I took him to visit some trucks on Longpoint. At the Refresqueria Rio Verde truck, I saw a hand-painted sign for Frito Pie and decided to order one. Here's a vid ... More >>

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    October 28, 2008
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    September 8, 2008
  • Dining

    June 21, 2007

    I Love CFS: 25 Lovable Chicken-Fried Steaks

    Who invented the CFS? There are a lot of competing theories. Whose do you love? Better try them all to be sure.

  • Dining

    July 20, 2006

    Fish on its Laurels

    Gaido's in Galveston doesn't always live up to its storied reputation

  • News

    September 8, 2005

    Katrina & The Waves

    Houston gets hit with its own hurricane surge

  • Dining

    August 25, 2005

    Texas Burger Binge

    Our food critic reports on the state of the Texas burger -- and recommends 18 you need to try immediately

  • Dining

    October 28, 2004

    Fried in the Heights

    At Barbecue Inn, the 'cue is tasty, but the fried chicken rocks

  • Dining

    August 5, 2004

    Southern-Fried Asian to Go

    Exploring Houston's "you buy, we fry" seafood joints

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