When it comes to smothered fries, we whole-heartedly believe that the more crap that gets loaded on top, the better. Try these five plates of cheese-drizzled, meat-laden, gravy-and-sauce-slathered fries. What: Tex-Cajun Virgin Fries Where to find them: BB's Cafe Our love affair with BB's Cajun tak ... More >>
As the 2014 NFL Draft rolls up on us this Thursday, one of the top prospects for next year's draft continues to chip away at his draft stock brick by brick, through sheer stupidity, if nothing else. Last week came news that 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, apparently famished, went to a P ... More >>
Celebrating our city's diverse culinary scene.
This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>
Sugar Land finally has a traditional Brazilian restaurant.
While I'm not the most experienced camper (I went last weekend and am still convincing myself that whatever was crawling on my shoulder was not a scorpion), I do enjoy a night or two under the stars. The crackling fire. The darkness of the night. It's all so peaceful. But perhaps my favorite part o ... More >>
A first look at the new Pappa Geno's in Bellaire.
Just because I didn't include Pappa Geno's wicked Philly on my recent list of Top 10 Sandwiches (which was reserved strictly for deli sandwiches) doesn't mean I don't lust after the thing. I do. I have terrible urges for Pappa Geno's at least once a week. I crave the crunchy bread that's soft on th ... More >>
It's almost like taking a trip to Philadelphia.
Photos by Troy FieldsPaul finishes up a cheesesteak on the grill at Pappa Geno's.Such is the importance of the cheesesteak in Philadelphia that John Kerry's infamously emasculating "dainty nibble" at his sandwich -- which he heretically asked for with Swiss cheese -- is counted among one of ... More >>
For years I've heard coworkers sing the praises of Jake's Philly Steaks, and for one reason or another, I've been unable to join them for lunch trips to the Chimney Rock sports bar. Why, oh why, have I wasted my life until now? All other lunch breaks have been pointless.
Oh no you didn't, Shameless Chef.Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've finally settled our lawsuit against Beck for heeding his advice to "get crazy with the Cheez Whiz." Ah, those were crazier, dumber times. We started the week off well enough with the fi ... More >>
Photo by Robb Walsh Cheez Whiz would be redundant on the fajita Philly at Jake's Philly Steaks on Chimney Rock -- the Philly-Tex-Mex sandwich comes with chile con queso. What's the difference between Cheez Whiz and chile con queso? I asked the owner, Robert Ginn. "Cheez Whiz comes in a jar, Vel ... More >>
photos by Robb Walsh You have to thin mayonnaise with some lemon juice (and Tabasco sauce if you like) and put it into a squeeze bottle if you want to put the cool squiggles on top. But I'm getting ahead of myself. First, go to El Bolillo on Airline and buy the small size bolillos. Then get some b ... More >>
So Valentine's Day is over, and you spent all your dough on Cupid swag for that special sweetie, which hopefully bought your way out of the doghouse for the time being. But if not, Casanova, your Rocks Off homies still have your back - provided you have an iTunes account. Sentimentally speaking, wha ... More >>
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