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John Mariani

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    John Mariani Comes Clean About Houston, and He Really Likes Lucille's

    Yesterday we told you about Esquire's list of the best new restaurants in the U.S. for 2013. And we lamented the fact that, while two Dallas restaurants made the cut, no Houston eateries were on the list. Imagine our delight, then, when Esquire's food and travel correspondent and the author of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Houston Snubbed on Esquire's List of Best New Restaurants

    Remember back in August, when Bon Appétit magazine named The Pass & Provisions the sixth-best new restaurant in America. Boy, were we proud of our homeboys Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrence Gallivan. On Monday, Esquire magazine came out with its own list of the best new restaurant in 2013, and you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Lobster Rolls Are the Main Attraction at Maine-ly Sandwiches

    One of the first known recipes for lobster comes from Apicius, a Roman cookbook dating to around 400 A.D. that's organized quite like a modern cookbook into ten chapters. In "Thalassa," the chapter on the sea, Apicius provides recipes for dishes including boiled lobster with cumin sauce, lobster wit ... 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 >>

  • Dining

    January 17, 2013

    30 Essential Texas Restaurants

    Eat here before you die.

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain, Part 2: Layovers, Twitter, Ruth Bourdain and the Dangers of Boredom

    Yesterday, we caught up with Anthony Bourdain -- chef, author, TV host, publisher and recent Texas barbecue convert. We talked about his love affair with Austin (he used the word "quirky" twice, if you're counting) and his disdain for Dallas Morning News critic Leslie Brenner, why restaurants servi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    What's Your Signature Cocktail?

    Noted food writer and Esquire food critic John Mariani was in Houston recently, only a few months after proclaiming that ours was one of his favorite restaurant cities: "On occasion, when asked what are America's best restaurant cities," he wrote on his personal website, "I have sometimes surprised ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    How Influential Was Houston In the Development of Mexican Food In the U.S.?

    Not influential enough, it would seem. At our sister paper in Orange County, "Ask A Mexican" columnist Gustavo Arellano has compiled a list of the "most influential cities in the development of Mexican food in the United States." Spoiler alert: Dallas and San Antonio are on there, but not Houston. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    John Mariani: The food critic for Esquire, John Mariani, has joined a host of people supporting Houston's food scene as one of the current best in the nation. And while it's nice to have greater national recognition of this type, I'll admit to being confused about the restaurants Mariani cited for h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Zelko Bistro Puts Female Winemakers and Craft Beer Front and Center

    Photo by Tam VoChef Jamie Zelko.​Zelko Bistro, although it's only been open for less than two years, has already garnered a reputation for its wine list: Aggressively priced, the list offers an excellent selection of wines between $28 and $46 a bottle. Chef and owner Jamie Zelko wanted it that ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 21, 2011

    Capri in Spring

    Little restaurant outside town turns out spectacular Italian food.

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    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. Great Food Houston: Former EOW blogger Ruthie Johnson posts on her personal foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Esquire Magazine Food Critic Revisits Houston, Questions Raised Again (Updated)

    If you're a baseball fan you love or hate the Yankees; if you're a football fan you love or hate the Cowboys; if you're a restaurant fan you love or hate John Mariani of Esquire magazine.Mariani is a widely popular writer who regularly provides lists of "20 Best New Restaurants" or stuff like that f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Esquire Magazine Food Critic Revisits Houston, Questions Raised Again (Updated)

    If you're a baseball fan you love or hate the Yankees; if you're a football fan you love or hate the Cowboys; if you're a restaurant fan you love or hate John Mariani of Esquire magazine.Mariani is a widely popular writer who regularly provides lists of "20 Best New Restaurants" or stuff like that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    And No You Can’t Send Food Up a Dumb Waiter, Even in the Finest Restaurants

    Chef Michael Kramer; Sandy Collet, director of sales and marketing for Hotel ICON; and Ludovic Poirer, general manager Last night was a celebration at Voice, the restaurant in the Hotel Icon known for its basement wine cellar and kitchen and its sterling food at the bar. Famed restaurant critic ... More >>

  • News

    October 20, 2005

    Toy Story

    An HPD sex-toy crackdown goes limp

  • Dining

    July 21, 2005

    Brain Food

    You may puzzle over the menu at Robert Gadsby's Noé, but you'll love the clever chow

  • Dining

    December 16, 2004

    The Great Gadsby

    One of Hollywood's top cooking stars is moving to Houston

  • News

    October 21, 2004

    Cooked Book

    The real chefs' surprise is who made it -- or didn't -- into Culinary Capital

  • News

    September 18, 2003
  • Dining

    January 9, 2003

    New Digs, Old Tricks

    The Riviera Grill has moved downtown, but it doesn't know how to make an urban statement

  • Dining

    August 30, 2001

    Choking the Critic

    Why is the Chronicle so sour on hiring a full-time restaurant reviewer?

  • Dining

    April 12, 2001

    Still Your Father's Tony's

    When Tony's gets rid of its outdated attitudes, we'll have some reason to go back

  • Dining

    December 2, 1999

    Damming Up Sabine

    Local Restaurant News

  • News

    November 18, 1999
  • Dining

    September 16, 1999

    East Meets Best

    Scott Chen opened Houston's top Chinese restaurant. Now he wants to run Houston's top restaurant. Period.

  • Dining

    December 17, 1998
  • Dining

    October 23, 1997

    Hotel Haute

    John Sheely's Riviera Grill shows that even a chain hotel can host first-class food

  • Dining

    October 31, 1996
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