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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Eat here before you die.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Little restaurant outside town turns out spectacular Italian food.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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