Little Italy

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Santa Breakfast, Food Trucks and Sunday Supper w/ Monica Pope

    Breakfast with Santa @ Maggiano's Little Italy Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 2019 Post Oak Blvd Thanksgiving is over, so it's perfectly acceptable to begin Christmas festivities. Bring the kids to Maggiano's Little Italy this Saturday for a breakfast buffet with Santa. Maggiano's will serve classic brea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Food Holidays, A Culinary Trip Around the World & More

    On Monday, September 23, Central Market hosts yet another beer and food class in the Brewniversity cooking class series. During Beer & Bites, the Central Market experts will explain how to pair beer with food; after just one hour you will walk away with more knowledge about lagers, ales, pilsners an ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 1, 2013

    Pudgy Pork Dumplings and Crisp Soft-Shell Crab

    Cafe Chino proves looks can be deceiving.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Wedding Talk: What Houston Foods Would You Want at Your Dream Cocktail Hour?

    I've been engaged for quite some time now...and I haven't planned a damn thing for the wedding. No date. No venue. No flowers. No dress. I'm a bad bride, I know. It just doesn't excite me all that much. Well, except for the food (err, and the man, that too); The food, I can dream about that all da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Sampling Over 60 Restaurants at the 7th Annual Feast with the Beasts

    Check out our pics from the Houston Zoo in our Feast With The Beasts slideshow. There were lions, cougars, giraffes, snakes, elephants, a rooster and more. Plenty of animals and plenty of food -- exactly what you'd expect to find at the Houston Zoo's 7th annual Feast with the Beasts. This past Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Vietnamese, Ice Cream & Pizza: One Perfect Day in San Francisco

    Recently, I spent two blissful days in Napa Valley, which I chronicled here and here. It was hard to leave places like Bouchon Bakery, Bottega and about a million wineries behind, but I had another sunshiney (slash really foggy) day in San Francisco to look forward to before we headed to visit frien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Food Network Star Turns Former Judges into Competitors

    At my house, the DVR is always set to record Food Network Star (nee The Next Food Network Star). The only Food Network mega-star to emerge from the show was Season Two winner Guy Fieri, although other contestants have developed lasting concepts that continue to air on Food Network. I think one of th ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Favorite 3: Chain Restaurants

    Fleming's.​ Lauren Marmaduke 1. Chipotle Mexican Grill 2. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 3. Armadillo Palace Lauren's Take: I have a hard-on for foods that come wrapped in tortillas and flatbread. The compact cylindrical packaging makes Chipotle's burritos an ideal lunch option fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Final Four Watch Parties, Team by Team

    Brittanie SheyHotel Derek, all gaudied up.​Judging by traffic, alumni from the schools playing in this weekend's Final Four are already swarming town, and if you want to get some of the sweet team-pride action, we've compiled a list of the official and unofficial watch parties happening this w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    The Houston Rodeo: Ten Classic Pictures

    Photos courtesy HLS&RLook closer​Rodeo excitement is here, as our version of the State Fair ramps up with the trail riders nearing the city and Go Texan Day Friday. The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo people were nice enough to let us rifle through their archive of pictures, and we've presente ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Top 5: Restrooms

    Caffe Bello.​I'm a bit of a germaphobe, not like Jack Nicholson from As Good As It Gets, but a germaphobe nonetheless. A good restroom says a lot about a restaurant, with important aspects including cleanliness, visual appeal, and overall coolness. These are my top five restaurant restrooms ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    BB's Italian Beef: Chicago Comes to Houston

    Photos by Troy FieldsCharles Rivers assembles each sandwich and hot dog at BB's to order.​On a recent trip to Chicago, I had a scandalous affair with an Italian beef -- dipped, with cheese and peppers -- one late night in Little Italy. It was messy, but I didn't care. I knew the affair might l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    A Taste of Chicago: 3 Things That Would Do Well in Houston

    Bloody Mary flight over brunch at Bin in Wicker Park.​I recently took a five-day trip to Chicago -- my first vacation in three years -- to revel in the cool weather, the lake breezes, the iconic architecture, the absorbing museums, and, of course, the food. Chicago's evolution into a culinary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Molto Italiano at Sabetta Cafe & Wine Bar

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​A new restaurant has stepped up to the plate at 2411 S. Shepherd, the former location of Crostini and -- more recently -- the ill-fated Cafe Zol. Sabetta Cafe & Wine Bar, the creation of Chef Riccardo Palazzo-Giorgio and wife Donna, opened this week. Sabetta was th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Eating Out on Thanksgiving Day? What's Open

    ‚ÄčNot everyone in the city celebrates Thanksgiving, and that should come as no surprise given our increasingly diverse tapestry of residents (something for which Eating Our Words is thankful). And not everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving does so with a big family dinner at home. For these folk ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 9, 2008
  • Dining

    February 26, 2004

    Giant Food

    Maggiano's Little Italy

  • Dining

    December 28, 2000

    Some Sugars Added

    Speaking off the toque: Richard Hazzard

  • Dining

    August 3, 2000

    Nothing Small About It

    The expansive Maggiano's Little Italy serves portions to match

  • Dining

    July 27, 2000

    Gelato Bravo

    Maggiano's Vanilla Ice

  • Dining

    February 24, 2000

    Hot Plate

    Auntie Pasto's To Die For