• Dining

    February 20, 2014

    Sur Latin Peruvian Cuisine

    A first look at this new restaurant.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Fish & The Knife Finally Opens; Gigi's Closes

    The week was filled with openings and upcoming restaurant announcements, as well as one notable closing. Gigi's Asian Bistro and Dumpling Bar has closed after serving customers classic Asian dishes and dumplings for six years inside the Galleria. Houston Chronicle's Greg Morago reported that the res ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 9, 2013

    Todo con Queso

    Houston's 10 best Tex-Mex restaurants.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Tex-Mex Restaurants

    It's been more than a century since the first Tex-Mex restaurant opened in Houston. George Caldwell brought The Original Mexican Restaurant to our city in 1907, influenced -- most agree -- by a restaurant of the same name in his hometown of San Antonio. It would be another 20 years before Felix Mex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Kaiser Lashkari, Owner and Chef of Himalaya Restaurant in Houston's Mahatma Gandhi District

    Those people I know who are nuts about South Asian cuisine fall into two camps when it comes to Himalaya Restaurant. Half call it the best Pakistani restaurant in the city. The other half say that even if it's not the absolute, platonic "best," it's always worth a visit for a chat with owner and che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    2012: The Year in Openings and Closings

    Here it is. The wooly mammoth of a post that we provide to you as a public service every year. All of 2012's openings and closings, listed by month, without fanfare or commentary. This is just the nitty gritty of every single restaurant whose doors have shut or opened in the last 12 months. Enjoy. ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 22, 2012

    Dining Out on Turkey Day

    Our guide to restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Dining Out on Turkey Day: Where to Eat This Thanksgiving

    Let's face it, sometimes a "home-cooked" meal in a restaurant is better than anything we can whip up at home. Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most difficult, time-consuming and stressful meals to make if you don't normally cook meals at home. But, there's one thing to be thankful for this year, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Openings & Closings: October 2012

    Once again, this week's big restaurant news takes us to downtown, where -- as mentioned yesterday -- Ziggy's Healthy Grill at 702 Main has closed. Owner Kevin Strickland has decided to take a completely different approach with the 18-year-old restaurant and is rebranding the remaining Montrose locat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Bill and Matt Hutchinson of Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana

    Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana 14028 Memorial Drive 713-855-0085 This is the first of a three-part Chef Chat series. Look for parts two and three in this same space Thursday and Friday. Tucked away in the back of a nondescript strip mall at Memorial and Kirkwood is a tiny little ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Two Tellers Tending to ATM Upkeep in a Walmart, End up Robbed

    Just before 3 p.m. today, an unidentified man walked into the Woodforest National Bank inside the Walmart at 2700 Kirkwood in Houston, threatened that he had a gun and walked away with cash from two tellers. The FBI is looking for help in identifying the suspect. According to their report: At appr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Kaiser Lashkari of Himalaya Restaurant

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderKaiser Lashkari, owner and chef of Himalaya Restaurant​In a special Diwali version of Chef Chat, we visit Kaiser Lashkari of Himalaya Restaurant, a North Indian and Pakistani refuge in the Mahatma Gandhi district. The chef and owner, a colorful character, is 11 tables d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Dry Chicken Pho at Pho Thai Binh Duong: Best in the City

    Photos by Mai PhamPho Ga Kho at Pho Thai Binh Duong ​Pho Thai Binh Duong (11528 Bellaire Blvd #G, Tel: 832-351-3451) is one of those under-the-radar pho places that is patronized primarily by Vietnamese. It's partially tucked behind a building in the back of a strip mall near the intersection ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Breakfast and Booze: Reviewing Flora & Muse

    Photos by Troy FieldsFlora & Muse's patio may not appeal now, but it begs a lingering visit in cooler weather.​For a very long time, it used be that my family and I would trek over to the Le Peep at Wilcrest and Westheimer when we wanted brunch in West Houston. Le Peep is neither the best nor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Top 5 Weed-Inspired Album Titles

    ​Moments ago, actually earlier this afternoon now, Rocks Off opened an envelope from Universal Music that turned out to contain young No Limit-affiliated rapper Curren$y's major-label debut, Weekend at Burnie's (Warner Bros.). We'll give you three guesses what the New Orleans native's primary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    UPDATED: Video of Awful Conditions at Government-Funded Apartments

    The government pays for some awful apartments in Houston. ​UPDATED: We heard back from Dick Lamar, president of Creative Property Management, the company that owns Crescent Park. Lamar gave us his side of the story; details follow our original story. Basically, he says, "This isn't our fault. We w ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 30, 2010

    Planet Houston: Country Cooking

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

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #69 Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Bar at La Paletera

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #70 The Big Adrian Burger at Adrian's Local Café, 1730 Jefferson

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Going Gluten-Free At Walmart

    ​At the risk of reigniting the gluten-free debate once again, I mentioned in yesterday's post on gluten-free pancakes that I'd found a trove of cheap GF products at -- of all places -- Walmart. I don't know why I was completely surprised by this discovery, but I was. It makes sense when you t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Donut Patrol: The Glaze of History

    ​When Lawrence Shipley Sr., Lillie Shipley, and Helen Shipley posed with employees at the original Shipley Do-Nuts bakery at 1417 Crockett Street in 1936, glazed doughnuts were selling for five cents a dozen. Shipley's Donuts are an old Houston tradition, but are we loyal because of nostalgia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Rioja's Paella

    Photo by Robb WalshThe paella at Rioja restaurant on Kirkwood is one of the best I've ever eaten. You can get it at lunch with two tapas appetizers for $13. Paella is one of those dishes that can leave you completely indifferent or knock your socks off, depending on the skill of the cook and the qua ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 7, 2009

    Manena's Magic

    The Argentinean deli serves great sandwiches and empanadas — but leave room for dessert.

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Oversized French Ice Cream Cone

    La Brocante on Kirkwood is the subject of this week's Cafe review. I was particularly taken with their old-fashioned ice cream desserts. I am sure there is a French name for the sweet pastry crust the ice cream sundaes are served in. They look like taco shells, but taste like cookies. I like to thin ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 16, 2009

    Flea Market French

    Georges Guy is back in a big way with La Brocante Cafe.

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    The Egg & I

    At the newly refurbished shopping center on Memorial and Kirkwood that was once anchored by Hungry's and the slightly shady Russian food store, Moscow Market, a change has taken place.  This same change is pervading all of west Houston, as 1960s-era strip malls up and down Memorial are sha ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 23, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008

    A Whole Lot of HEB Stores Are Now Open

    We just got a release from HEB that proudly declares the company "leads retailers in number of stores re-opened in the greater Houston region." Is that smack-talking? We dunno. Sounds a little bit like it. Full list after the jump:

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008

    Some Randalls Stores Open Too

    Randalls has quite a few stores open in the Houston area as well. Not as many as HEB has, but, then again, Randalls isn't counting Bryan and Brenham as the "greater Houston region." Full list after the jump:

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2007

    Stay Away from the Katy Freeway

    If there’s one thing you don’t want to see when you get an e-mail talking about the Katy Freeway, the West Loop and the Beltway, it’s the phrase “total closure.” But that ominous phrase shows up continually in the awe-inspiringly lengthy list of traffic warnings for the weekend we’ve pr ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 15, 2007

    Café Orleans Express

    This hard-to-find sandwich stand is a little slice of NOLA on the Katy Freeway

  • Dining

    July 26, 2007
  • Dining

    July 12, 2007

    Nirvana Indian Restaurant

    Brit expats looking for a "phal" need search no farther than Nirvana

  • Dining

    June 28, 2007

    La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

    Old-fashioned Tex-Mex served in the atmosphere of your choice

  • Dining

    October 16, 2003

    Cancún Cuisine

    Take a little trip to Cascadas Cantina y Restaurante

  • Calendar

    February 13, 2003

    Eat Your Heart Out

    Friday, February 14

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Dining

    December 17, 1998

    Those Boys from Brazil

    Forget your arteries. Surrender to the Samba Cafe.

  • Dining

    September 3, 1998
  • Calendar

    December 12, 1996
  • News

    May 9, 1996

    Darko's Game

    It's table tennis, not Ping-Pong. And now Houston's would-be Olympian can play every day.

  • Music

    January 25, 1996