Kim Son

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    The Great Banh Mi Cook-Off Was Really Great

    Creativity was on display in abundance Wednesday night at The Great Banh Mi Cook-Off competition organized by non-profit Vietnamese organization, Boat People SOS (BPSOS), as a fundraiser for their domestic violence programs. It started with the organizers, who successfully pulled off a change of v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    New York Bans Sale of Shark Fins, But They're Still on the Menu in Houston

    On Friday, July 26, the state of New York became the eighth U.S. state to ban the sale of shark fins in an effort to protect the world's sharks. Last May, a bill to ban shark fin trade in Texas died in the senate, but due to increasing awareness about the cruelty of shark finning as well as the expe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Overlooking the Cheese Factor at Nam: Noodles and More

    When some of the best pho in town is served inside a trailer on the southeast side, and when you have to travel into the heart of Houston's "Chinatown" to get the best Vietnamese in the city, it's hard to take a place like Nam: Noodles and More seriously. It is, after all, located in a strip cente ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Cover Story: Mashing Houston Old & New, Via Photos

    We've had some good results when our Abrahan Garza has roamed the Houston streets mashing up present-day scenes with old photographs. Today, as part of our annual Best of HoustonĀ® issue, he's at it again. "Houston: Now & Then" takes a look at how the city has evolved -- or hasn't. Garza hunts up ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 19, 2012

    Like That Chain Restaurant?

    Try this local one instead.

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    More Than 40 Food Vendors Will Feed Your Face at iFest

    I love iFest so much, I typically go on both weekends of the festival each year. This time around, I'll be missing the second weekend of the International Festival in favor of appearing in a bright blue bridesmaid's dress at a mansion in Las Vegas (HOLLA), but you lucky people will still be able to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Jeremy Trujillo of Warren's Inn

    Photo by Ginny Braud​ Warren's Inn is, unquestionably, a revered downtown Houston landmark. No stranger to winning Best of HoustonĀ® awards, most recently for Best Downtown Bar 2010, Warren's boasts charm, character and cordial, heavy handed bartenders. The space definitely has a vintage vibe, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Disappointed at Dim Sum King

    Shrimp har gow at Dim Sum King​Whenever there are discussions about dim sum in Houston, I inevitably hear references to Dim Sum King, the tiny little restaurant tucked way in the hard-to-find corner behind a police station on Bellaire and Ranchester. I love eating dim sum, and while I've been ... More >>

  • News

    September 30, 2010

    Twilight, Cleavage & Drugs

    Banned books across Texas

  • News

    January 7, 2010

    Commitment Problems

    Readers disagree that involuntary commitment is a bad thing.

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Bernard Says "Hi" and "Pass the Dumplings"

    ​We met Bernard Brunon for dim sum at Empress Pavillion restaurant in Los Angeles Chinatown last week. After 18 years in Houston, the French artist accepted a job offer in Tinseltown a couple of years ago. Bernard was a familiar fixture on the Houston arts scene, and he told me to say "hi" to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008
  • Dining

    February 7, 2008

    Fish Frenzy at Tokyo One

    Pile your plate with scads of sashimi at this new all-you-can-eat Japanese buffet

  • Dining

    March 30, 2006

    Sandwich Circus

    A California-style Vietnamese cafe is the cool new thing on Bellaire Boulevard

  • Dining

    September 26, 2002

    Dim Sum 101

    Dorothy Huang holds court at Ocean Palace

  • Dining

    June 8, 2000

    Multicultural Masala

    Have you heard the one about the American food critic and the Pakistani cab driver who walk into a barbecue joint?

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Justice on the Block

    Is the D.A.'s office for sale to the highest bidder?

  • Dining

    April 29, 1999

    No Parking

    Market Square suffers from its own success

  • Dining

    October 1, 1998
  • News

    October 16, 1997
  • Dining

    February 16, 1995

    Evolution of a Watering Hole

    Backstreet Cafe outgrows its niche as a fair-weather favorite

  • Dining

    June 16, 1994

    Hong Kong Calling

    The Imperial Palace serves Houston's classiest dim sum -- and then some