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Katharine Shilcutt

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    November 27, 2014

    The 5 Best Happy Hours in Garden Oaks/Oak Forest

    If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced win ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Peak Season: Five Standout Corn Dishes in Houston

    Do you know what time it is, friends? It's corn time! What exactly is corn time? We're not quite sure because made it up! But we do know that starting this month and into the late summer, good old fashioned corn is in peak season. That means our favorite corn dishes just got that much sweeter. With ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    Spring in Houston: 5 Standout Artichoke Dishes Around Town

    We don't know about you, but we've got a little bit of spring (veggie) fever over here. We've already looked at the best places to get your asparagus on, but this week, artichokes are the name of the game. The ever-versatile vegetable, which is native to the Mediterranean, has a peak season that r ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Rice Village (Save Room For Some Dessert)

    We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town. So far, we've covered Montrose, River Oaks, Midtown, Upper Kirby, and EaDo. Today, we're looking at the shopping mecca that is Rice Village. Here's our list of the best cheap (under $10) lunch spots that ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 "Fancy" Food Trucks

    Talk about an agonizing list to write. Houston food trucks have never been more clever, more inventive or more consistently enjoyable than they are right now. (The most recent sold-out Haute Wheels food truck festival can surely attest to that.) A few years of winnowing out dilettantes since the fir ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Korean Cuisine

    To say that Koreans like beef is an understatement. To say that Koreans love their beef as much as Texans do is getting closer. South Koreans eat about 20 pounds of beef per person year, and although that number is much lower than the average U.S. consumption of 60 pounds per person, it's a number t ... More >>

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    July 13, 2012

    Houston's Top 10 French Fries for National French Fry Day

    I think I'm firmly on record as thinking that most National ______ Days are dumb. But there are a few I'm happy to celebrate, like National Tequila Day (coming up on July 23) or the recently passed National Fried Chicken Day. That short list also includes National French Fry Day, because I will neve ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Eating Our Words Burger Bracket: The 2012 Judges

    ​March Madness is upon us, and you know what that means, EOW Nation: It's Burger Bracket time. Katharine Shilcutt put out a call for judges last week, and after careful, admittedly capricious, consideration, we've chosen the teams. Without further ado: Team Burgerteers, for managing to work ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Katharine Shilcutt posted her Top 5 Coffee Hacks, and wouldn't you know it? Some of y'all didn't agree with her and wrote in to tell us how it's done. One commenter, going by "Lol," really upped the ante: This is nothing. I grow my own coffee from seeds, harvest the beans, roast them using ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Katharine Shilcutt filed an exclusive report on the new restaurant opening downtown, The Dark Horse, which will be serving human lardo. Commenter Evan Vinumguy T. had more info on the mysterious Chef Hamish, having worked with him in the past: I was the wine director for Chef Hamish ye ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Katharine Shilcutt wrote about the concept for Greatfull Taco in "Self-Described Elitist Asshole to Open Restaurant." But one commenter - who goes by the gracious handle of Shut Up and Eat! - didn't see what the big deal was: "Elitist asshole to open a restaurant?" Pfft. That busines ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Katharine Shilcutt Nominated for a National James Beard Award

    Houston Press food critic Katharine Shilcutt has been nominated for a James Beard Award in the Multimedia Food Feature category for "Designer Meats" and the accompanying video "Butchering 101 with Chris Shepherd." The story describes how Houston chefs are curing and preserving their own meats, allo ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Happy 3.14 Day: A Parade of Pie Porn

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttBayou Goo at the House of Pies​In honor of Pi Day (March 14, 3.14, you get it...), we've put together a sumptuous selection in slideshow form of our favorite pies from the Internet. Yes, you can get incredibly tasty pies right here in Houston from places like House ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Katharine Shilcutt counted down her top 10 places to eat crawfish, and commenter Matt wrote in about the proper way to do things: I believe Calliope's also seasons the water (that's what the owner told me, I look forward to trying them). I'm from New Orleans and will never understand w ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Banishing Bugs with Bay Leaves

    Photo by Katharine Shilcutt​Boric acid kills roaches (among other creepy-crawlies). Which is great if you want to dispose of roach carcasses and enjoy crafting little tinfoil boats and filling them with white powder, gleefully placing them in enticing spots like kitchen cupboards, the insectic ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Katharine Shilcutt gave readers a primer on how to eat crawfish, getting commenter Trisch ready for the season: Fond memories of many a bug battle! My sister and I once went to a crawfish/baseball event with a $20 entry fee. At first, the organizers refused to serve more than one plate ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    On the Cleaning and Care of Copper

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttWho needs a $70 bowl stand when you have accidentally if lovingly made dents that serve the same purpose?​Outside of your classic cast iron cookware, one of the best investments you can make -- especially if you're a baker -- is in copper. It conducts and holds heat ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    A Gallon of Ghee

    Photo by Katharine Shilcutt​Among the other wondrous things you can find at Costco these days is this half-gallon container of ghee, or clarified butter. The gigantic jar you see above cost just a hair under $10. Considering the price of butter at the grocery store -- four sticks of Land o' L ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Katharine Shilcutt celebrated the Chinese New Year this weekend, indulging in some tasty-sounding takoyaki. Commenter foongfest missed that delicacy, but did manage to snag something else he liked: My winner for the day? Taiwanese sausages. Yes, it was probably just cooked up pre-packaged s ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​With the 2011 Snowpocalypse on the way, Katharine Shilcutt reported on Houstonians stocking up so they can hunker down. Commenter Caroline Trum was among them: I got my shopping done early, $40 for groceries at HEB, $80 for booze at Spec's. The proper food-to-alcohol ratio for a snow day. ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today the intrepid Katharine Shilcutt brought EOW readers something they didn't know was missing from their lives - the edible condom. And it was... horrifying. Commenter Houston Reader wasn't pleased: I'm all for creating awareness of very serious causes but I do not need a dirty looking co ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today we published Katharine Shilcutt's "United States of Beer," and of course, expected beer nerds the country over to go apeshit. We closed our eyes and landed our arrow on a typical comment from one of them: Congratulations. This is the stupidest thing I've seen all day. MGD 64? WTH? I' ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    The Lasagna at Ponte Vecchio: Enough Chances

    ​At the end of last year, Katharine Shilcutt requested feedback from EOW readers. She wanted to know what you'd like to see more of in 2011. Two commenters, Kyle and Ash, indicated that they'd like to see more coverage on downtown eateries, with a focus on tunnel fare. As a fellow downtown wor ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Cheap Oysters, Cold Beer and a Boat

    Katharine Shilcutt​Like many other Houstonians, I love a good oyster. Most of the time I prefer them cold, slimy, raw - topped with a bit of cocktail sauce and a squeeze of lemon - slurped directly from the shell. Luckily for me, Houston is a prime place to go oyster slurping, in price and av ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Rice Ideas Men Like

    ​Katharine Shilcutt posted an ad for rice featuring a woman who plans to introduce the unexpected into her marriage...by serving her husband rice. But as commenter Rebecca Hadley pointed out, the ad doesn't mention the most important aspect of man-pleasing-through-rice: Ah ... but it didn't ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Odd Pair: Fried Green Tomatoes and Cuvee

    ​Last Thursday, Katharine Shilcutt got us desperately scrambling to find some good fried green tomatoes before the summer ends (soft weeping). We found ourselves at the bar at Max's Wine Dive (4720 Washington Avenue) begging the chef to make us a plate of our favorite hot-weather food and then ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Top 10 Restaurants in Montrose

    It's a little bit insane to try and narrow down all of the food options in the Montrose area to a "top 10." This list, as with all others, is personal and also imperfect. Such an exercise will surely lead to impassioned protests of "How could you be so stupid as to have missed _____?" and insults of ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Katharine Shilcutt Will Be the Next Food Critic at the Houston Press

    Kid Katharine says, "Seconds, please." ​She sat through and videotaped the complete butchering of a pig. She also authored our June 10 cover story that went with the video, about how local restaurateurs are curing their own meats. She organized a Cupcake Smackdown that pitted 11 professional ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    Smokey Fire Just East Of Downtown

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​Office-dwellers downtown might have thought the George R. Brown Convention Center was on fire this afternoon, as smoke from that area burgeoned up. Instead it was an abandoned commercial building on the other side of 59, at Polk and St. Emmanuel, that was the site of ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    iFest: Of Drew Brees and Discount Perfume

    Photo by Jason Wolter​Every year since 1971, iFest has grown. And every year, it becomes less and less distinguishable from any other festival in Houston, for better or for worse. This year's iFest spans two weekends and roughly ten city blocks around City Hall. It's filled with more sights, s ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    The Appeal of Banana Leaf

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttStir-fried egg noodles with seafood: a crowd pleaser.​It's been a little over six months since we reviewed Banana Leaf (9889 Bellaire Boulevard, Suite 311) -- the cozy outpost of Malaysian cuisine in New Chinatown -- and it occurred to us over the weekend that we ha ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    On the Question of PB&J

    ​After reading Katharine Shilcutt's screed on the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich, we thought we'd weigh in. Packing a lunch box for a kid in pre-kindergarten might sound like an easy matter. But here at our test kitchens, we follow exacting rules for the creation of peanut butter a ... More >>

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    December 2, 2009

    Crave Cupcakes for the Holidays

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttCrave Cupcakes in Uptown Park dropped a dozen cupcakes off at Eating...Our Words this morning to give us a chance to try out its special holiday flavors: gingerbread with cream cheese frosting and eggnog with nutmeg frosting (with a perky green and red holly replica on to ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    Man Food for Your Man Cave

    Eating Our Words headed over to The Guy Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center this past weekend, where we found -- as expected -- a plethora of manly products for sale, manly sports to play, manly women to ogle (wait, that came out wrong...) and manly foods to sample. Check out our favorite ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    No Holds Barred Chili Cook-Off: Let the Flames Begin

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​Next Saturday, October 17, the normally bucolic grounds of Shady Tavern will be invaded by the heat-seekers and flame-throwers at the No Holds Barred Chili Cook-Off. Now in its third year, the young but increasingly popular chili cook-off will feature betwee ... More >>

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    October 4, 2009

    ACL Day Three: Hey, Dude. Maybe Think About Putting Your Shirt Back On

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​We're just saying. The shirtless look really isn't for everyone. ​And while you're at it, broseph, tell you girlfriend to pull up her board shorts so we don't all have to look at her asscrack while we're trying to jam to Black Joe Lewis. Thanks. This goes for the r ... More >>

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    October 4, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Three: Mud!

    Photo by Craig HlavatyNo, that is not Rocks Off.​At this point Rocks Off is so jaded from mud, rain, bro-dudes, and janky taxi-cab politics that Eddie Vedder himself could be standing before us and we wouldn't know him from Adam Lambert. As Willem Dafoe said in Platoon "The worm has turned for you ... More >>

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    October 4, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Three: Life Inside the Media Tent

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThe Toadies meet the mud​Media "tent" is misleading, actually. Part of the Rocks Off team has spent the better part of the three days of ACL inside the media area, attempting to identify smaller, more unknown bands as they traipse through like Roma, wrapping our laptops ... More >>

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    October 4, 2009

    ACL 2009 Snapshot: Thanks, But No Thanks

    Photo by Katharine Shilcutt​Yeah, we appreciate the offer - especially the tasteful way you've written it on a giant cardboard penis - but we think we'll tastefully decline today. Good luck at the festival though, dude.

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    October 2, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day One: Devil Horns and Bikinis

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​Every festival should have a fashion trend of its own. And while we've seen plenty of tie-dye, dreds and even some Hulk Hands, nothing beats the timeless duo of devil horns and bikinis (whether or not the girl should really be wearing one...). Enjoy some of our festiva ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day One: Festival Fashions

    Photo by Mark C. AustinA dapper trio of gentlemen​From the sublime to the ridiculous, there's no shortage of unique outfits at ACL. Below are some of our favorite fashions (no bikinis included this time) from the field so far.

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    August 31, 2009

    Anvil's 100 List: Cocktails To Try Before You Die

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt Pimm's Cup, No. 68 on Anvil's 100 List​Although only one page long, the list is daunting. Satan's Whiskers, Monkey Gland, Blood & Sand, Corpse Reviver #2, Death in the Afternoon, Widow's Kiss, El Diablo: one could almost mistake the cocktail names for santer ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Late Night Scene: House of Pies

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttBayou Goo at the House of PiesIt's an existential dilemma: What is House of Pies without a sense of irony? What if you woke up one afternoon and discovered a late-night guilty pleasure of negligible culinary quality but spectacular crowd-watching was... respectable? Since ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Room At The Inn

    Photo by Katharine Shilcutt Canapes with house-made chevre and garden herbsAs the fourth course of the meal was set in front of me, I marveled at its elegant construction but was more struck by a far subtler thing: Every ingredient in the dish had been plucked fresh from the organic garden o ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    Bikini Season Is Here; Cue The Slideshow

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttWhat is Memorial Day without bikini pictures to scroll through and rate in your typical hot/not-hot way? (Rating performed, usually, by a guy who would never, ever himself land in the "hot" category.)The weekend's weather was iffy, but that didn't stop people from heading ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    Feliz Cinco: It's Taco Porn!

    It's a little-known fact that if you're good all year, the Cinco de Mayo fairy will come to your house in the afternoon while you're indulging in a siesta and leave behind a present for this most feliz of holidays.  This year, that present is a slideshow of taco porn.  Photo by Kath ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    First They Came For Our Teabags: The Slideshow

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttWe promised, and we are Promise Keepers! (of a sort).Here's the slideshow of the tea-party protest at Jones Plaza yesterday. Check to see if you made the cut. We are not responsible, however, if the fact that your photo is posted here puts you on a Department of Homeland S ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Photo by Robb WalshWow. I'm actually intimidated... by a hamburger. What's the first thing you'd like to hear about on a Monday? Personally, a great Monday morning, to me, is when you find out there's a new bar in town serving carefully crafted cocktails. Katharine Shilcutt interviewed the proprieto ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    Chess Pie: A Southern Tradition

    Chess pie is one of those forgotten vestiges of old Southern culture, like RC Colas and Moon Pies, that hasn't yet been snapped up by nouveau foodies and made trendy again, as has been done with greens, grits and pork fat. It's all for the best, really.  Chess pie isn't supposed to be tren ... More >>

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    December 10, 2008

    Sneeze Green Tea

    It's mid-afternoon.  You had a heavy lunch.  The work day is sliding by like thick molasses in winter.  You're dragging ass, big time.  So you decide to pop open a cold, refreshing can of iced organic green tea to rescuscitate yourself from the afternoon doldrums. ... More >>

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