John Katsimikis

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    First Look at Biba's Kitbar

    No, none of those words above are typos. That's how the "new" Bibas is styling itself these days: Biba's Kitbar. Kitbar is apparently a portmanteau of the words "kitchen" and "bar," and thankfully does not refer to the Urban Dictionary definition of the word. If the name is a bit of a mess, that's ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 11, 2010

    Puri Bliss

    Feasting at Sweet n Namkin and Salaam Namaste.

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Once A Meal, Always A Bibas

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttHaritos Bibas outside the new Bibas Diner, in the old Bibas' One's A Meal location.​Haritos Bibas is 77 years old, but that isn't stopping the lifelong restaurateur from opening what is -- by his estimation -- probably the 30th restaurant he's owned and operated thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Houston's Eccentric Super Gyros

    The Ekko's gas station and Greek deli on Richmond and South Rice founded by former airline pilot Steve Bouboudakis was the subject of this week's Café review. But Steve's gas station gyro stand is hardly the only wacky Greek venue in town. Houston Greek restaurants are beloved both for great food a ... More >>

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  • Dining

    June 29, 2006

    My Big Fat Greek Moussaka

    The Pappas brothers wed their fast-food sensibility to their own culture

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Houston's Food Nazis

    Some are curmudgeonly but intriguing. Others are just a bad trip to S&M land.