Loire Valley

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    ​Buy your tickets now for our annual Menu of Menus food and wine extravaganza on Tuesday, April 13! Trust us on this one: The tickets sell out fast, and you're doing a good thing for two worthy charities in Houston, as proceeds benefit the Center for Hearing and Speech as well as Discovery Gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    A Field Guide To The Fans In Town For The NCAA Regional

    ​Wow, having a NCAA Tournament regional is almost like having a Super Bowl!! Hordes of fans come to town, pack the bars and strip joints, throw money around like drunken sailors and appall the locals while keeping bartenders and cheap hotels happy.Except in Houston. Which has somehow managed to ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Wine of the Week: Château La Ragotière

    ​We recently stumbled on the Château de la Ragotière Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2008 in an attempt to find an alternative to our standard Sauvignon Blanc. We wanted something dry and refreshing for under $15, so the wine gurus at Spec's suggested this Loire Valley white. Being unfamil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Wine of the Week - Budget-Friendly Wines

    ​Last December, Eating Our Words looked at two inexpensive but tasty wines. We decided it was time for a closer and more in-depth look at budget-friendly options. Just because we are still paying off credit card bills from the holidays doesn't mean we want to give up all our fun. Here are some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Wine of the Week - Marcy Jimenez of Houston Wine Merchant

    ​Marcy Jimenez has been in the wine industry for 10 years. She started as a restaurant sommelier, but has been the wine buyer for the Houston Wine Merchant for a little more than two years. "Being a buyer is less stressful and frenetic," she said. "I also have much better hours." But being a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Room At The Inn

    Photo by Katharine Shilcutt Canapes with house-made chevre and garden herbsAs the fourth course of the meal was set in front of me, I marveled at its elegant construction but was more struck by a far subtler thing: Every ingredient in the dish had been plucked fresh from the organic garden o ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 27, 2008

    La Nouvelle Recession Cuisine at Au Petit Paris

    Your dollar buys a little less at this new French restaurant on Colquitt

  • Dining

    November 22, 2007

    Bistro Provence

    The second generation of the Guy family has taken over at the popular French bistro on Memorial

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2007
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    May 1, 2007
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    December 12, 2006
  • Dining

    February 24, 2005

    It's Le Bombe

    A new restaurant has Republican bigwigs dancing on the grave of the French boycott

  • Dining

    December 12, 2002

    Drink Pink

    Rosé champagnes compete in our third annual sparkler shoot-out

  • Dining

    November 29, 2001

    Blind Drunk

    The palates of our staffers don't discriminate by price

  • Dining

    May 3, 2001

    Blockbuster Fare

    Crowd-pleasing Pesce serves food Spielberg-style

  • Calendar

    September 5, 1996