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Kaitlin Steinberg

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 72, Shorty Mac at H-Town StrEATs

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    Celebrating the Seafood Tower at Reef

    When I think of seafood towers, I think of overly elaborate presentations that will arrive before me with the same pizazz as the excitable cartoon food in Beauty and the Beast's "Be Our Guest." Shrimp and crabs will be practically jumping off the top tier in anticipation, and clams and oysters will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Ten Best Hot Dogs

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners were announced a while back, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we're continuing to round up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories. Bon ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014

    The Best Houston Beers for Summer

    The sun is brutal and the air is thick and humid, and there's only one way to combat the Houston summer slump: Cold beer. Fortunately, there are a number of breweries in our fair city, each of which has devised a special summer beer for the season. Some of them are released every year as soon as th ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014

    The Five Best Hidden Restaurant Gems in Westchase

    You know how sometimes people complain about having to leave the 610 Loop? I used to be one of them. I used to bitch and moan about leaving the comfort of Montrose or Midtown, even if it meant exploring something new and awesome, just because I hated fighting the inevitable traffic on the Southwest ... More >>

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    May 15, 2014

    The Five Best Hidden Restaurant Gems in Spring Branch

    Oh, Long Point Road. You are a foodie's dream destination. There are consummate favorites Vieng Thai and El Hidalguense. There's Korea House, one of the most popular Korean restaurants in town, and Tacos Del Julio, home of greasy but delicious trompo. Detour a little and you'll find Polonia, Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 97, Mi Quang at Simply Pho

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    5 Best Brunch Spots in Montrose

    In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded bloody Mary's, we have no shortage of awesome spots to get our brunch on. We'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots around town. Starting with one of our favorite ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    The Five Best Hidden Restaurant Gems in Hillcroft

    Two weeks ago, I highlighted some of my favorite relatively unknown restaurants in Chinatown for your eating pleasure. There are so many spots there, it was hard to narrow it down to just five, but before I revisit even more delicious and authentic hole-in-the-wall eateries on Bellaire Boulevard, I ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014
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    February 17, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 30, Ice Cream in a Cone from Fat Cat Creamery

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus® issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Popcorn is the New Cupcake: The 10 Best Flavors at Houston's Popcorn Bar

    Cupcakes have had their heyday, and now it's time to move on. The desserts first grew in popularity--according to Business Insider--in 2000, when Carrie and Miranda ate cupcakes at Magnolia Bakeryin an episode of "Sex and the City." Sprinkles Cupcakes was one of the first (if not the first) cupcak ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 23, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2013

    Top 10 drive-throughs in Houston.

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    January 17, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Say It Ain't So, Hubbell & Hudson

    For those living in Spring and The Woodlands, this week brought sad news about two establishments. The first tale of woe concerns Koya Asian Kitchen in Spring. In one of the saddest restaurant closing announcements we have seen, Koya Asian Kitchen posted on Facebook that the barely three-month-old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Long Awaited Fish & The Knife Might Be No More

    The year 2014 is here and we are gearing up for a multitude of restaurants to open and to bring their culinary styles to the Houston dining scene. For most, it'll be a while before they open, but two are almost ready. In Kaitlin Steinberg's post about the ten highly anticipated restaurants of 2014, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 54, Kimchi Koagie at Koagie Hots

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 26, 2013

    Five Houston Culinary Splurges

    Treat yourself to a decadent holiday feast.

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    December 26, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 55, Juicy Lucy Burger at Lowbrow

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Openings & Closings: The Burger Guys Close & Caracol Officially Opens

    It was a very unlucky day for The Burger Guys on Friday, December 13. Kaitlin Steinberg broke the news that The Burger Guys on Westheimer had officially closed. The downtown location closed in September, so this is the end of Burger Guys in Houston. Chef and owner Jake Mazzu gave this statement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 57, Macarons at Ganache Dessert Bar

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Fugu is Back at Kata Robata, While Supplies Last; I Tried It and Lived to Tell the Tale

    Every December, puffer fish get even, well, puffier, as they pack on fat to survive the chilly winter. And that's when we snatch them up and eat them. In Japan, blowfish, puffer fish and globefish are all called fugu, and their meat is a delicacy available only during the winter months. The delicac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 58, Grilled Cheese at The Golden Grill

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    Top 8 Best Limited-Edition Holiday Treats Appearing on Grocery Store Shelves NOW

    Fall has always been my favorite time of year, partially because I long for the first cold front and the changing of the leaves, and partially because fall and winter foods are my absolute favorites. As a child, I'd look forward every year to when chocolate oranges would reappear on grocery store ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Houston Bartenders Have Some Great Drinks Lined Up For Your Fall and Winter ... Cheers!

    For much of the country, fall begins with the first cold front of the season, usually in September. There's a chill in the air, the leaves begin to change color, and everyone starts looking forward to Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. In Houston, we know it's fall when Starbucks rolls out th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 70, Banana Split at Cloud 10 Creamery

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>

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    November 13, 2013

    Rest of the Best 2013: Top Ten French Fries

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer we'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next sever ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    Openings & Closings: House of Pies Shutters Temporarily, Good Dog Preps For Brick-And-Mortar & A Look At 2014

    There weren't any permanent closure announcements this week, but two restaurants are now temporarily closed - one because of a fire, and the other because of a brick-and-mortar expansion. The roof of the House of Pies on Kirby caught on fire late on Wednesday night, forcing the pie shop to temporar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 75, 'Date With A Pig' at Sparrow Bar Cookshop

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Rest of the Best 2013: Houston's Top Ten Pizzas

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® issue is here, and in many cases, picking the best item in many of the categories was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    The Best-Tasting Throat Lozenges For Cold and Flu Season

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be largely inoperative because of the government shutdown and, as the website states, "the lapse in government funding," but here at the Houston Press, we've still got your back. So sure, we can't with any medical authority tell you what this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: The Top Ten Burgers in Houston 2013

    Our 2013 Best of Houston issue is almost here, and in many cases, picking the best item in many of the categories was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next sev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Top 8 Seasonal Texas Brews to Get You in the Fall Spirit

    Many small brewing companies love any excuse to come out with a special beer to stir up excitement among fans. The idea is that if it's available for only a short period of time each year people will want it that much more. In my case, it totally works. Every year I look forward to fall beers becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    City Hall Farmers' Market Returns with Eight New Vendors

    The City Hall Farmers' Market reopened on September 20, and this week I went to see what its eight new vendors are offering, as well as what the regulars have in store for shoppers this year. The market boasts more than 35 vendors, many of which are organizations looking to spread the word about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    The Pass & Provisions Celebrates 1st Birthday with Music, Cocktails and a Whole Pig

    It's been one heck of a year for chefs Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrence Gallivan of The Pass & Provisions. They opened the fine dining and casual restaurant duo a year ago this past Sunday and celebrated with a lavish first-birthday soirée for invited guests (anyone on the restaurant's mailing list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    First Look at Voodoo Queen, the Second Ward's Newest Dive Bar

    Perhaps calling Voodoo Queen a dive bar is unfair. The drinks are carefully crafted and well thought out, and the food I've tried so far has been fantastic. The bartenders are cordial and helpful.The jukebox still works. Yet, there's something very dive-y about the newly opened Voodoo Queen that mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    First Look at Morton's Grille, the More Casual Sister of Morton's the Steakhouse

    First thing's first. Morton's Grille is being billed as the "casual yet sophisticated" version of Morton's the Steakhouse, but when I attended the media preview event, journalist uniforms (a.k.a. jeans and a T-shirt) were not in abundance. Casual is not a word I'd use to describe anything about th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    First Look at Osteria Mazzantini by Chef John Sheely

    Opening night at Osteria Mazzantini drew a decent crowd, but the kitchen and waitstaff were well prepared for the evening's service after a week of soft opening previews with a perpetually packed house. The upscale Italian restaurant is the newest venture by Mockingbird Bistro chef/owner John She ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    5 More Awesome Things to Eat at Buc-ee's

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about my ritual of stopping by mega-convenience store Buc-ee's on my way to visit family in the Hill Country. Because I visit my folks pretty regularly, I stop at Buc-ee's a lot. It's not really a road trip unless I do. I listed the top 5 things to eat at Buc-ee's, includin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    I Made a Ramen Burger...Sort Of

    Unless you've been living in a cave for the past few weeks, you've no doubt heard about the famous Ramen Burger -- a burger slapped between two pan-fried ramen "buns" invented by Keizo Shimamoto and sold at the Smorgasburg food market in Brooklyn. It's a bit of a phenomenon. It's been written abou ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 29, 2013
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    August 21, 2013

    The 10 Worst People in Houston Restaurants

    Houstonians love food. Dining out is one of our favorite pastimes, and we embrace it like it's the official sport of Houston. We are a city of "foodies," and thanks to us, the restaurant industry is thriving. Unfortunately, this insane love of food has also spawned a culture of restaurant monsters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    This Week's Cafe Review: I'm Moving in to Adair Kitchen

    I kind of want to live at Adair Kitchen. The interior is exactly how I would decorate my living space if I had the money and the time and decided I was old enough to outgrow my all-thrift-store-finds-are-great-décor phase. It's chic and classy without being unwelcomingly fancy or upscale. It's a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    I Love Micheladas and I'm Not Ashamed: The Top 5 Micheladas in Houston

    I was first introduced to the michelada one summer in Corpus Christi. I grew up on the bayfront, but I'd never learned to surf, so a few years back, I decided it was time. My first lesson had nothing to do with the board or the waves though. Instead, my instructor handed me a michelada and explained ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat at Buc-ee's, the Convenience Store of the Gods

    Because my family lives in both Corpus and the Hill Country, I find myself on the road to and from Houston frequently. During those long, boring drives through south and central Texas, there is one thing that shines like a beacon among the run-down gas stations and cows and oil rigs: Buc-ee's. Buc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    Houston Restaurant Weeks: Haven

    What they're up to for Restaurant Weeks: Haven is offering brunch, lunch and dinner for HRW. Lunch and brunch are each $20 and include two courses (no dessert). Dinner is $45 and includes an appetizer, an entrée and dessert. Service/Atmosphere: My mother and I decided on a late dinner at Haven ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: #97 Soft Pretzel from Mongoose Versus Cobra

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. Just as Katharine Shilcutt did before her, and Robb Walsh before that, Kaitlin will eat and learn as she goes, compiling a list of the 100 dishes she th ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 1, 2013

    Pudgy Pork Dumplings and Crisp Soft-Shell Crab

    Cafe Chino proves looks can be deceiving.

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    July 31, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 99, Almond Croissant at Phoenicia

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. Just as Katharine Shilcutt did before her, and Robb Walsh before that, Kaitlin will eat and learn as she goes, compiling a list of the 1oo dishes she th ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Montrose Dishcrawl: A Culinary Tour of Fairview Street

    By the time we got to Boheme, I was pretty sure I wouldn't be able to eat another bite. We'd already "crawled" from Cuchara to Gratifi, so eating another plate of food at Boheme seemed like too much of a good thing. And then I saw the spread. Heaping piles of Bangkok Fries topped with charbroiled p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Incoming: Kaitlin Steinberg, A New Food Critic For the Houston Press

    Starting on July 8, Kaitlin Steinberg will become the new fulltime food critic at the Houston Press. Steinberg, who lives in Corpus Christi and graduated from Trinity University before going on to master's work at the University of Missouri in Colombia Columbia, has most recently been a food write ... More >>

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