Lonnie Schiller

  • Dining

    December 13, 2012

    Let's Get Greasy

    The 10 best fried chicken joints in Houston.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Goodbye, Goldfish and Hello, Caballo

    As our own Josh Justice hinted at in last week's round-up of jinxed restaurant locations, there is indeed a steakhouse moving into the old La Strada spot on Westheimer. According to a press release that went out this week, La Casa del Caballo -- the second location of "the most internationally popu ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012

    Flaming Young

    Ten food-related words you need to stop misspelling

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Ava Becomes Alto, Il Mulino Becomes 024 and Death Becomes Nga

    Rumors had been swirling for the past few weeks that Ava Kitchen & Whiskey Bar -- one of the restaurants in the two-joint Schiller-Del Grande concept at West Ave -- would be closing soon. But instead of closing completely, the restaurant is moving in with its sister restaurant -- Alto Pizzeria -- up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    Photo courtesy of AvaInside Ava Kitchen & Whiskey Bar​First things first, for anyone who might be heading out to Skewers (3991 Richmond, 713-599-1444) for its grand reopening: Don't. At least, not yet. The restaurant's PR team emailed us an explanation for the delay this week: Skewers is not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    Photo courtesy of the Barbed Rose.Fried oysters on top of house-cured bacon at the Barbed Rose.​Openings all over town have things looking up for intrepid food lovers as well as those ready to welcome back some old favorites. In the Clear Lake area, the beloved Alpine Brauhaus has opened back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Breakfast at Cafe Express

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​Breakfast at Cafe Express might be one of the best-kept secrets in town...for now. Even though the breakfast menu launched a few months ago -- the efforts of Cafe Express' corporate chef Greg Martin finally come to fruition -- the crowds haven't yet found their wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Houston's Most Overrated Restaurants

    Photo by Dave Knapik​With Cafe Annie ending its nearly 30 year reign this month, Houstonians will have one less default restaurant to turn to when someone asks for a recommendation for a "nice meal" ("nice meal" being keywords for "I want to go somewhere fancy and try to impress one or more ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 19, 2009

    Downtown Attraction The Grove

    A destination restaurant that only sometimes gets it right.

  • Dining

    December 2, 2004

    Grande Plans

    Houston's most famous chef talks about prostate cancer, turning 50 and what's next for Cafe Annie