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  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 77, Spaghetti Carbonara at Coppa Osteria

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

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    July 22, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 78, The Outdoorsman at Pi Pizza Truck

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

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    July 15, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 80, Whole Fried Fish at Churrascos

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 81, Daughter-in-Law Burger at Natachee's Supper 'n Punch

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 82, Chiles en Nogada Tradicionales at Pico's Mex-Mex

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 83. Porkobuco at Brooklyn Athletic Club

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 85, Tacos at Taqueria Maya Quiché

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 86, S'mores at 13 Celsius

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 89, Garden Sammie at Local Foods

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    What's The Deal With Upper Kirby?

    Nearly every evening I run up and down Kirby Drive, taking in the sights (elderly couples ambling into Carrabba's; valets standing around bored in West Ave), the sounds (car horns honking as drivers make abrupt right turns into the Whole Foods parking lot) and the smells (garlic, fry oil, diesel fue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    5 Best Vegetable Sandwiches To Try in Houston

    A meatless sandwich? "Blasphemous," you might say and note only the grilled cheese as a possible exception. You'll change your tune, my carnivorous friend, once you try a well-constructed vegetable sandwich (and I'm not talking veggie burgers). If you're looking to start practicing "Meatless Mondays ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Dinner Delicacies at the New Local Foods

    When Local Foods opened its first location, I worried about its proximity to my gym. It continues to be difficult not to give in to the temptation to reward myself with a truffle egg salad sandwich and seven-layer bar every time I have a good workout. With the launch of a second Local Foods so clo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Midtown Gets A Food Truck Park

    In not-so-shocking news, another Washington Avenue bar bites the dust. The Houston Chronicle reports that Blue Moose Lodge at 5306 Washington shut its doors on Thursday, March 20. The sports bar posted the closing announcement on Facebook; Blue Moose Lodge had been in business for three-and-a-half y ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 20, 2014

    Crawfish Season Is Off to a Slow Start

    But here's where to get your mudbugs.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Bradley's Fine Diner Is On Hold & Michael's Cookie Jar Opens Downtown

    Despite The Fresh Market expanding throughout Houston last year, one of the locations has already closed, and it's the one across the street from Central Market -- a likely reason for the market's closure. CultureMap reports that this is the only Fresh Market location closing in the Houston area; th ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 6, 2014

    Move Over, Cupcakes

    Macarons have taken your place.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Like That Chain Restaurant? Try This Local One Instead (Part II)

    Maybe your friend is obsessed with Cheesecake Factory. Maybe your kids scream for nuggets every time you pass Chik-fil-A (we don't blame them), but you don't exactly agree with their politics. Maybe you're just in one giant, chain-restaurant-filled eating rut. We've urged you to step away from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Openings & Closings: El Gran Malo Announces Move & Killen's BBQ Finally Opens

    The popular tequila bar and gastrocantina El Gran Malo held its final day of food service on Sunday, February 23, after its National Margarita Day celebration on Saturday. However, according to Houstonia's food blog, Gastronaut, El Gran Malo is not gone for good. It's just moving. Kevin Naderi of Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    The Sweet Side of Local Foods

    If you go to Local Foods, you're likely to gravitate toward the terrific truffled egg salad or the crunchy chicken sandwich or the tuscan kale with pine nuts and sultanas. Local Foods is famous for these and other items, and for good reason (fresh ingredients, consistent quality). Today, however, I' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    2013 Holiday Gift Guide: $15 and Under Stocking Stuffers For Lucky Friends

    The holidays are upon us, and that means it's time to show your buddies you care by buying them things they probably don't need. But there's no reason to shell out for an expensive, ugly Christmas sweater that he'll never wear, or a tchotchke that will sit idly at the back of her closet, when you co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Feast with the Beasts, Dim Sum Lunch in Chinatown & More

    It's definitely not too early to order your tickets for the 8th Annual Feast with the Beasts, which takes place at the Houston Zoo on November 1. Everything but general admission tickets are sold-out, but that doesn't mean the night won't be spectacular. This year, 65 Houston restaurants will be on- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Lobster, Lamb, and Beef, Oh My! Seven Stellar Sandwiches

    It's easy to get a tuna salad sandwich or a BLT these days, but sometimes you want something different, something, well, just more. I recently set out to locate the tastiest and most memorable sandwiches around Houston, and, after much work, am honored to present, for your dining pleasure, this list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Top 5 "Big Salads" to Try in Houston*

    *First, let me be clear that in selecting the items on this list, I was operating under the Elaine Benes definition of a "big salad." As you Seinfeld fans might remember, Jerry initially said that a "big salad" contains "big lettuce, big carrots, tomatoes like volleyballs," but in another episode, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Dylan Murray of Local Foods and Benjy's And His Mission to Offer Delicious, Healthful, Farm Fresh Food

    This is the third part of a three part Chef Chat series. If you missed our previous posts, you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This week, Dylan Murray of Local Foods and Benjy's has been talking about how he wants to help Houstonians eat better. We found out about his trips to the farmer's ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Dylan Murray of Local Foods and Benjy's Talks Current Menus and The New Local Foods Location in Upper Kirby

    This is Part 2 of a three part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 3 Friday. Yesterday, we chatted with Dylan Murray, the chef-partner of Local Foods and Benjy's, about his role in the organization, and his commitment to promoting healthier eating habits. Today, Murray talks menus a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Dylan Murray of Local Foods and Benjy's, On Shopping at Farmer's Markets and His Mission for Local Foods

    This is the first part of a three-part chef chat series. Check back with us on Thursday and Friday for the second and third installment of this series. Dylan Murray is eating a colorful salad from a huge stainless steel bowl. A jumble of vibrantly colored vegetables -- radicchio, kale, nuts, and mo ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 27, 2012

    Underdogs and Juggernauts

    The 10 best new restaurants of 2012.

  • 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 >>

  • Dining

    October 25, 2012

    The Humble Deli Sandwich

    Houston's top 10 versions.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Sandwiches

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2012 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. For this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in Rice Village

    We're tackling the city's neighborhoods one by one now that the Best of Houston issue is out. First was Montrose, then the Heights and now Rice Village, an area that's absolutely saturated with great restaurants. One of the best things about the saturation in Rice Village is how easy it is to park ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Three Rules for the Proper Use of Truffle Oil

    My esteemed colleague Jeremy Parzen recently wrote an article decrying truffle oil as "evil" and as something akin to farts. Farts? Really? If truffle oil were really all that bad, it wouldn't continue ending up on dishes in some of the best restaurants in Houston. As with any other pungent ingredi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 30, Fried Chicken at Barbecue Inn

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 34, Whole-Fried Speckled Trout at Liberty Kitchen

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 36, Half-Pound Burger at benjy's in the Village

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 40, Fried Avocado Taco at H-Town StrEATs

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 41, Pollo con Mole at El Gallo de Jalisco

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 43, Wings and Grits at The Breakfast Klub

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 54, Roast Beef Sandwich at Local Foods

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness: Fail to Barrel Up at Your Own Risk

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating...Our Words, where we've seen ice cream trucks, carts and bikes, but are still in the design stage on the ice cream motorcycle. Mostly we're hung up on how to keep the refrigerated sidecar from flying open when the Creamcycle launches itself off a 50 ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 5, 2012

    Local Foods True to Its Name

    Deli delivers with tasty sandwiches, soups, salads, sides and Texas-made beer and wine.

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    Local Foods Stays True to Its Name

    Sometimes restaurants have the kind of simple, straightforward names that let you know exactly what to expect there: That Pizza Place On Ella, for example, or the subject of this week's cafe review, Local Foods. True to its name, Local Foods -- the little sister deli to big sister benjy's, next doo ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 28, 2012

    Dining on the Rails

    A guide to light rail lunching in Houston.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Slow Dough Bakery's Pretzel Roll (at Local Foods)

    I've liked pretty much everything I've tried at Local Foods (including the egg salad, lox and cream cheese bagel, and Gulf shrimp and blue crab sandwich), but recently I've been pretty obsessed with the pretzel rolls, to the extent that I modify every sandwich order so it's served on one. To the ext ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Salads

    We've come a long way from the days when salads were considered simply "rabbit food" or fare for picky girls attempting to slim down. I often anticipate a salad in a restaurant as much as I do the main course thanks to the extra attention that many restaurants pay their leafy greens. And just as fre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Hot Spots for Cool Treats: Where To Get Great Gelato, Ice Cream and Snowcones in Houston

    I spent the morning over at KHOU's studios this past Tuesday discussing ice cream and other cool treats with Debra Duncan on Great Day Houston (all pandering aside, a really great crew of people to work with and always a very fun time) and special guests Matt Marcus and Ryan Soroka from the Eatsie B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    First Look at Local Foods

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttStep up and order at Local Foods.​Let's get one thing out of the way first: Stop blaming benjy's for Antone's demise. I'm the first to say that I miss the old Antone's in Rice Village like I miss Elvis. So come on now: We can all agree that Antone's closed before it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    The 5 Best Local Beers to Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner

    A bite of banana in every beer.​Just in time for Christmas, Buffalo Bayou Brewing hopes to release its first beer to the public: an 11 percent gingerbread Imperial stout that would be the toast of any Christmas dinner. For Thanksgiving, however, there are plenty of locally brewed beers that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Openings & Closings: Shepherd on Draft

    ​Anyone who may have mourned the passing of Octane -- the coffee shop-cum-cafe in Garden Oaks -- will be pleased as punch to hear what's taking its place: Shepherd Park Draft House, a "pub/restaurant" which fills as much of a niche as Octane attempted to do. The bar will be located at 3402 N. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Newest Venture from the Eatsie Boys' Crew: Beer

    ​Food truck. Check. Ice cream truck. Check. Brewery. Coming soon. While many of us would be happy just to nosh on Eatsie Boys' sweet and savory treats forever, the boys are not stopping with their food trucks. Eatsie Boys' partners Ryan Soroka, Alex Vassilakidis and Chef Matt Marcus have join ... More >>

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