Kim Tai

  • Dining

    October 31, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Pizzas

    The rest of the best 2013.

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Midtown

    Last week, we rounded up the Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Montrose and River Oaks. Today, it's all about Midtown. With some remnants of the old Little Saigon and plenty of bars and restaurants, this area has no shortage of great food. Here's our list of the best cheap (under $10) lunch spots that M ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 2, 2013

    Hot to Trot

    Houston's 10 best spots for a first date.

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 First Date Spots

    There was a period of time in my life when I couldn't get enough of that first date feeling. It's akin to the adrenaline rush of skydiving or rock climbing -- except often with the promise of food or drinks in lieu of potentially plummeting to your death. (Sure, there's the danger of emotional pain ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 22, 2012

    Dining Out on Turkey Day

    Our guide to restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in Midtown

    Although Midtown may be more well-known for its bars and late-night clubs, there isn't a shortage of good food to be found -- even if the neighborhood is steadily losing many of the Vietnamese restaurants that once saturated the area. In keeping with Midtown's current incarnation as the drinking-ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    Mongoose versus Cobra: Midtown's Craft Beer Bar Set to Open on McGowen

    McGowen used to hold a streetcar, Ian Rosenberg told me on a crisp, clear afternoon as we stood on the curb near its intersection with Main Street. In front of us was an ivy-covered building barely noticeable from the street, despite its two-story size and sturdy brick walls. In the early 1920s, ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Behind the Review: Tan Tan

    Photo by April J. GazmenBanh bot chien, in all its messy glory.​It's safe to say this week's cafe review of Tan Tan's second location on Westheimer is a tough one. It's not all bad...but it's mostly bad. The original Tan Tan on Bellaire Boulevard isn't a gleaming shrine to either Chinese or V ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 30, 2010

    Planet Houston: Country Cooking

    An around-the-world guide to the foods of Planet Houston

  • Dining

    July 1, 2010

    Pho on Fannin

    Kim Tai is the perfect place to drink a couple of cold beers and chow down on Vietnamese diner food.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Banh Bot Chien

    ​Let's face it: You don't want to listen to me ramble on about banh bot chien, do you? If you know what it is, you love it with the kind of passion and devotion usually reserved for the Virgin Mary or rare G.I. Joe figures still in their original packaging. If you don't know what it is, famili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Midtown Alternatives to Mai's

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttTofu and veggie spring rolls at Pho Nga.​Although old Chinatown is a shadow of its former self these days, there are still plenty of good Vietnamese restaurants lurking in shady strip centers, offering the same wonderful bowls of pho and helpings of com dia that the ... More >>