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Katharine Shilcutt

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    The 5 Best Brunch Spots in Memorial

    In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded Bloody Marys, we have no shortage of awesome spots to get our brunch on. Keeping later hours and killer cocktails in mind, we'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    The 5 Best Brunch Spots in Rice Village

    In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded Bloody Marys, we have no shortage of awesome spots to get our brunch on. Keeping later hours and killer cocktails in mind, we'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Confusion at Osteria Mazzantini

    Unlike past weeks, this week was filled with upsetting and shocking closings. First, let's start with Osteria Mazzantini. On Tuesday, July 1, chef and owner John Sheely informed CultureMap Houston that his newest restaurant, Osteria Mazzantini, which opened in August 2013, would serve its last meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Paella with Rice Krispies & Hot Dogs for Breakfast

    Chewing and Reviewing: Eleven XI has a new summer menu and the folks of Chewing and Reviewing were the first diners to taste the offerings. They tried the Texas Turducken, quail stuffed with braised pork shank, pickled jalapeno and bacon, sitting on top of creamed corn. The couple capped it all off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    The 5 Best Brunch Spots in Washington Corridor

    In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded Bloody Marys, we have no shortage of awesome spots to get our brunch on. Keeping later hours and killer cocktails in mind, we'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Animal-Style Fries at Bismillah Chaat: California Meets Pakistan

    What if I told you that you could get animal-style fries in Houston? What if I told you that those famously messy, cheese-and-onion-slathered fries topped with a final heart-stopping glug of Thousand Island dressing weren't at a brand-new In-N-Out Burger, but at a chaat house in Little India? And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    So Delicious, a Caveman Could Eat It: 10 Paleo-Friendly Restaurant Menus in Houston

    It's reader request time around here, and this week's reader request was for a list of paleo-friendly restaurants around Houston. (See, you do love our lists. Yes you do.) Although I don't personally adhere to the paleo diet, many of my good friends do. Here's an explanation of the nutritional regi ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 17, 2013

    Keep Those Resolutions

    20 terrific restaurants for eating healthy while staying social.

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    What Does "Comfort Food" Mean Across the World?

    "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are." -- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin A lot of people have a problem with the term "comfort food." It's far too arbitrary, they argue. It changes from one part of the world to the next. Ice cream and brownies aren't nearly as popular in China as ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 10, 2013

    Do the Curry Crawl

    The top 10 restaurants in Little India.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    The 10 Best New Houston Restaurants of 2012

    If I had to pick one word to describe the mad, exciting rush of restaurant activity that's defined 2012, it would be this: exhilarating. Followed closely by: exhausting. Trying to keep up with every single new restaurant that's flung open its doors exuberance -- welcoming the city's burgeoning food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in Rice Village

    We're tackling the city's neighborhoods one by one now that the Best of Houston issue is out. First was Montrose, then the Heights and now Rice Village, an area that's absolutely saturated with great restaurants. One of the best things about the saturation in Rice Village is how easy it is to park ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 20, 2012

    A Fire at the Broken Spoke

    Roy de la Garza on what's next.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Handicapping Houston Restaurant Week: Your Guide to the Best Deals and Meals

    UPDATE: In grand Houston Restaurant Weeks tradition (which used to be just "Houston Restaurant Week," no plural at the end), HRW has been extended once again this year. The month-long dining-for-charity eatstravaganza will run through Labor Day weekend. The last day to get your $20 lunches and $35 d ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 5, 2012

    1981 and Now

    The Top 12 Texas Junk Foods.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Openings & Closings: The All-Montrose Edition

    It's all Montrose, all the time this week: Nearly every bit of restaurant scoop for the past several days has come out of the Montrose, starting with an announcement last night from the owners of the Eatsie Boys food truck: "EBOY BREAKING NEWS: We have signed a lease in Mmmontrose. Eboy 3.0 storefro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Comment of the Day: $1,000 Is a Lot of Money to a Lot of People

    ​Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Not So Enamored with H-E-B

    ​Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Comment of the Day: AY, Mami!

    ​Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Comment of the Day: A Late-Night Favorite

    ​Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Comment of the Day: The 72-Gallon Pint Glass

    ​Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Dudebro

    ​Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Comment of the Day: In Defense of Jujubes

    ​Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Those Whispering Sausages

    Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In return, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Sending Food Back to the Kitchen

    ​Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Comments of the Day: Tortoise-Like Service?

    ​Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Out-Whataburgered?

    ​Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In re ... More >>

  • News

    July 14, 2011

    Montrose Muffled

    Residents take sides on bar noise issue.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Katharine Shilcutt confirmed that the Health Dept. outlawed customers bringing dogs to Moon Tower Inn, much to our collective chagrin. One commenter, Zippy, made some good points: I get not bringing dogs INTO restaurants, but the rule against having dogs on patios is ridiculous. And i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Katharine Shilcutt sampled this year's calorie-packed rodeo offerings, so you don't have to, at the Gold Buckle Foodie Awards. One of her fellow judges called the chicken-fried bacon "stupid," but commenter Ed T. disagreed: I happen to be a fan of CFB. Done well, it is worthy of being the L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Katharine Shilcutt reported on a terrible latte from Black Hole Café, and judging from the reader comments, she isn't the only one who's found the coffee drinks lacking at the new Montrose hangout. For one, commenter Roxanne Werner didn't have a great experience: I had a Chai Latte t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Katharine Shilcutt posted "The United States of Soda," which got a good discussion going and led to some comments about beer and geography. Reader Megan had a few thoughts: Hell yeah! Green River! Still can only find it in Illinois and one diner in Des Moines, IA. Way too sweet on its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    First Look at Cafe España

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttCafe España's version of a tortilla española.​The rap music playing on the speakers was not a good first sign, nor was the smell of raw sewage that permeated the dining room at Cafe España last week. My dining partner and I threw each other tentative glances as w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Comment of the Day: Happy New Year's!

    ​We're going to end the year here at Eating Our Words on a positive note. Katharine Shilcutt listed the top ten EOW posts of 2010, and commenter Albert Nurick left her some well-deserved words of encouragement: Brava! You had a great run in 2010. Looking forward to what comes from your twist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Comment of the Day: Tell Us How You Really Feel Edition

    ​We love you guys when you're sweet, wishing our writers a Merry Christmas and all. But we also love it when you get bitchy. Commenter Clement, you told us how you really feel about some of the changes to our city's restaurant scene, detailed in a post by Katharine Shilcutt: Prediction: Nu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Gravitas For Lunch; No Dinner Needed

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttVenison chili, made cuter merely by the tiny vessel in which it's served.​Gravitas seems to be doing its best to fly under the radar these days. With the high-profile departure of executive chef Jason Gould in August 2009, and owner Scott Tycer's recent decision to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Tower Theater Gets A Fancy Facelift

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttHalf of the new marquee installed and in place.​Back in November 2009, the Hollywood Video store that occupied the erstwhile Tower Theater on Westheimer at Waugh closed for good. Since then, the property has sat vacant, the same sad way as the Alabama Theater has been e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    iFest: Eat This. Don't Eat That.

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​This year's International Festival is a whirlwind of sights, smells and sounds, most of those emanating from the massive food court that's sprung up on the lawn around the reflecting pool at City Hall. As iFest grows, so -- it seems -- does the variety of food offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Silence Of The Hams

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThis was a pig at one time.​Sad to report that I'm not clever enough to have come up with that little pun on my own (or even, "It puts the BBQ sauce on its skin, or else it gets the hose again!" - a friend came up with that gem shortly afterwards). No, the credit fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Top Ten Kitchen Essentials

    A while back, Katharine Shilcutt wrote about her top 10 must-haves for her kitchen. Well, not everyone has the same kitchen needs, so here's a little different perspective. We find that a lot of specifics, like mixing/prep bowls, can be overcome by having mismatched dishes, and we are even guilty of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Rosenberg Home To The Newest And Biggest Kroger Concept Store

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt Fresh tortillas on one end of the store...​ You'd think that a 123,000-square-foot grocery store that also sells jewelry, toys, small appliances, linens, home accessories and furniture (yes, furniture) would be overwhelming. After all, Eating Our Words once had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Broadcast News -- Press Members Attempt To Rock

    You probably thought you were watching a Josie & the Pussycats remake last night on 39 News. Instead, it was the Houston Press Rocks Off Lego Rock Band party, with our Katharine Shilcutt, Craig Hlavaty and John Gray -- along with a random audience member -- attempting musical greatness.

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Saying Yes to Yelapa

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​It looks like the curse may have been lifted from 2303 Richmond. The location has seen many restaurants come and go over the years, some which have had achingly short lifespans. Most recently, it was the home of The Chimney (for a few short months) and before that, Sau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    A Vegan Dinner at a Meatatarium

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttAppetizers: sweet potato chips and truffled carrots, radishes and turnips​Vegans may take our cheese (and milk and meat and butter and even honey), but they may never take...our truffles. This seemed to be the rallying cry on Monday night at Beaver's Ice House as seven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    They Live! Houston's 2nd Annual Zombie Walk

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​The undead arose from their graves and took to the streets of Montrose (where else?) on Saturday night, shuffling and moaning their way through the city in support of Tillman Troops. In between scavenging the flesh off dead bodies and searching for brains, zombies can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    You Can't Handle the Heat: The 19th Annual Austin Hot Sauce Festival

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttFour different salsas, none of them fit for human consumption.​There was a point, roughly around the 84th salsa that I'd consumed, when I was absolutely certain that I was about to see the face of God. If I were a Simpsons character, this would have been when I'd just c ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Veggie Heaven

    Farmers' markets take over Houston.

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttPictured: Damn fine pie. Not pictured: Laura Palmer, Log Lady, backwards-talking jazz dwarf Welcome back to the weekly Eating Our Words round-up! This week started out with more Cinco de Mayo fare and the triumphant return of Robb Walsh with his Top 5 Cinco de Mayo Mariach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    The Christmas That Gift Baskets Forgot

    Usually, by this this time in December each year, offices around the country are swimming in gift baskets from Harry & David, boxes of chocolate from Godiva, or crates of summer sausage and cheddar cheese.  But this year, anecdotal evidence suggests that the recession has put the kibosh on ... More >>

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