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    September 17, 2014

    First Look at Pho & Crab Restaurant, A New Vietnamese Restaurant on Houston's West Side

    Approaching from the west, the prominent signage of the one month old Pho & Crab Restaurant is easy to spot. The letters are in bold, the sign's black background pops, and, despite the neon brightness of the Ninfa's sign behind it (its neighbor), the words Pho & Crab Restaurant Vietnamese Cuisine st ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're covering an Italian classic: puttanesca sauce. Said to have originated in Naples (likely in the mid 20th centu ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    Review: El Big Bad has Captured Most of the Best from El Gran Malo

    The "Spicy, Smoky, Sticky Ribs" exceeded its promises. The Berkshire ribs, coated in a sauce with smoked Morita chiles, rice wine vinegar and piloncillo sugar, were perfectly tender. The heat from the chiles grew but never became unbearable, and the sauce had a deep, bittersweet character reminiscen ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Beer-Battered Apple Fritters

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're sharing a recipe perfect for fall: apple fritters. The word fritter is derived from the Latin word frictura, m ... More >>

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    September 3, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Fried Foods to Try at the State Fair of Texas

    City of Ate: Our sister paper's food blog, Dallas Observer's City of Ate, has the scoop on which food competitors walked away victorious during the 10th Big Tex Choice Awards at the State Fair of Texas. We shared info about the finalists a couple weeks ago, and out of those entries, the Fried Gulf S ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    Eat This: Thai Hot Pot at Vibe Lounge

    Walking into Vibe Lounge on Wilcrest just north of Bellaire Boulevard, the atmosphere is definitely more lounge and bar than restaurant. The lights are dim, and neon blue lighting illuminates the space. There are large, flat screen TVs and a sitting area with comfortable white couches. Tall long tab ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Cherry Bounce Sours & Beer-Glazed Chicken

    Texas Monthly: David Alan of Texas Monthly profiles new Houston bar, Julep. Instead of writing about the julep drinks available at the Southern bar on Washington, Alan describes the Cherry Bounce Sour. Julep's version features cherry bounce (cherries macerated with sugar, spices and spirits) along w ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Summer Risotto

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, it's all about risotto. Risotto is a classic Italian rice dish that is slow-cooked in broth until creamy and decaden ... More >>

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    August 20, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Glazed Doughnuts & No-Bake Pizza

    Urban Swank: If you haven't been to Glazed the Doughnut Cafe in the Medical Center yet, then take Joanna O'Leary's advice and get yourself to the 24-hour doughnut shop.Two of her favorite flavors are the maple bacon and the lemon poppy seed, but the plain glazed will satisfy that sweet tooth, too. ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Fish en Papillote

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're sharing a recipe for fish en papillote . French for "in parchment," en papillote is a method of cooking food i ... More >>

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    August 11, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Mofongo

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're covering a Puerto Rican classic: Mofongo. Mofongo is a popular Caribbean dish made of unripened, fried (or boi ... More >>

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    August 4, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Scallion Pancakes

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're sharing a recipe for scallion pancakes. Scallion pancakes are a popular Chinese dish also known as cong you bi ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Spaghetti alla Carbonara

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're looking at a classic Italian pasta dish: Spaghetti alla Carbonara. Made with pork, eggs, and grated cheese, th ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 79, Campechana de Mariscos at Goode Co. Seafood

    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 14, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Plum Clafoutis

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're sharing more about the French dessert clafoutis. Clafoutis is a flan-like pastry made with fruit (traditionall ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    Celebrating the Seafood Tower at Reef

    When I think of seafood towers, I think of overly elaborate presentations that will arrive before me with the same pizazz as the excitable cartoon food in Beauty and the Beast's "Be Our Guest." Shrimp and crabs will be practically jumping off the top tier in anticipation, and clams and oysters will ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    Recipe of the week: Alabama White Sauce

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. With summer in full swing, we're taking a look at a good ole' fashioned Southern BBQ stable: Alabama white sauce. Unlike most t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 84, Chai Pie at Pondicheri

    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 30, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Turkish Shish Kebab

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're sharing a recipe for a Turkish classic: shish kebab. The word kebab literally means "roast meat." Though there ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Fried Green Tomatoes

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're exploring the down home Southern classic, fried green tomatoes. But the "classically Southern" dish may not be ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 19, 2014

    Farm-to-Table-Light: Embrace Dish Society For What it is, Not What it Could Be

    Dish Society touts its farm-to-table mentality and offers good food, albeit with a few detours.

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    June 16, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Steak au Poivre

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're covering the modern French beef dish, steak au poivre. Literally meaning "pepper steak," this steak is crusted ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Gazpacho

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're looking at a classic cold soup from southern Spain: gazpacho. A common dish in Andalusian cuisine during the h ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Beer Can Chicken, Five Ways

    They say you haven't truly lived until you've stuck a can of beer up a chicken's ass. Okay, so maybe nobody says that, but they should because it's true. Beer can chicken is a way of life. The method, as Neanderthal as it may seem, is actually quite ingenious. As the chicken cooks away on the grill ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Kevin Naderi Talks Lillo & Ella and Lunch & Brunch

    Last week was a big one for Kevin Naderi. The chef of Roost not only opened his second restaurant, Lillo & Ella, but also braved the television game show circuit, appearing on Sunday's episode of the Food Network's Guy's Grocery Games. He came in second on the show--"I was the winner in my paren ... More >>

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    May 26, 2014

    Dish of the Week: The Jucy Lucy

    This week, we're sharing a recipe for the Jucy Lucy -- just in time for grilling season. A Jucy Lucy -- or Juicy Lucy, depending who you believe came up with it -- is a burger with the cheese stuffed inside the meat. As the patty cooks on the flattop grill, the cheese inside melts, creating a molte ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 22, 2014

    The Midtown Banh Mi Showdown

    Settling the banh mi question once and for all.

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    May 19, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Fish and Chips

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're sharing a recipe for Great Britain's favorite pub fare, fish and chips. The classic dish gained popularity amo ... More >>

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    May 15, 2014

    Taming Sugar Cravings and Balancing Blood Sugar: What I Learned at Monica Pope's New Food-As-Medicine Dinner

    "If there's one thing you remember from tonight, remember 15 grams," said Ali Miller, a registered dietitian who practices functional medicine. It was the inaugural dinner for the new Food-as-medicine dinner series she'd designed with chef Monica Pope at Sparrow Bar Cookshop, and we were about hal ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    10 of the Most Difficult Recipes to Make at Home

    I'm always up for a challenge when it comes to cooking a dish with many, many steps. But, sometimes my confidence gets the best of me and I end up miserably failing at cooking whatever it is I decided to make. For years, I had my eye on this layered Bon Appetit magazine cover recipe, Devil's Food c ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    First Look at Luna Pizzeria

    If you drive past the Barnaby's Cafe on West Gray, you've probably noticed a sign telling you to eat at Luna Pizzeria on Kirby. After reading this sign practically every day, I have developed an undying craving for pizza. So, this past weekend I finally visited Luna, a new concept from the owners of ... More >>

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    May 5, 2014

    The Spicy Stuff: Ro-Tel Five Ways

    Anyone born south of the Mason-Dixon line can tell you how to crowd-pleasing queso with only two ingredients. I'm no big fan of Velveeta, but its partner Ro-Tel has become a staple in my kitchen over the past few months. Until I began writing this story, I had no idea Ro-Tel was native to Texas. T ... More >>

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    May 5, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Mexican Chilaquiles in Honor of Cinco de Mayo

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this week's recipe is a Mexican classic: Chilaquiles. The word chilaquiles comes from the ancient Na ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 1, 2014

    Five Hidden Gems to Discover in Chinatown

    Here's where you should be eating but probably aren't.

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    April 30, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Kick Back & Relax With A Michelada

    Texas Monthly: Summer is quickly approaching and that means it's time to whip out the ice cold drinks. While you could stick to snow cones and lemonade, why not try making your own michelada? Texas Monthly shares its recipe for this cold beer drink made with hot sauce, limes, Worchestershire sauce, ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    My First Taste of Italy: Cutlets, Avocado & Cream

    When I wrote about how to spend the day in Italy while not leaving Houston, I constantly reminisced about my summer in Florence. Luckily, my mom and I were able to explore Florence together a couple days before my study abroad program began, and the first meal we had was the best meal we had. After ... More >>

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    April 28, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Wiener Schnitzel

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. A schnitzel is an escalope, or a boneless piece of meat pounded thin using a mallet, that is lightly salted and coated in flour, ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Korean Fried Chicken

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're taking on Korean fried chicken. Korean-style fried chicken is fried twice, resulting in a skin that's way cri ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 17, 2014

    Menu of Menus® 2014

    Lots of food and lots of fans.

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    April 17, 2014

    How to Make Pizza Rustica (Italian Easter Pie)

    Every Easter, I thank god for my Italian ancestors. That's because at a young age I was introduced to my favorite Easter dish, Pizza Rustica, also known as Italian Easter pie. Pizza Rustica is actually not a pizza at all, but rather a savory, almost quiche-like enclosed pie filled with ricotta, eg ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    10 Ways to Use Easter's Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs

    After this weekend, you and just about every other household with be in possession of a ton of hard-boiled eggs. Whether you dyed them for an Easter egg hunt or boiled them to make some deviled eggs, chances are you're stuck with more than you can want. My family always boils several dozen eggs, th ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Lonely Leftovers: Get More from your Spinach-Artichoke Dip

    Someone once told me that it's not a party without spinach and artichoke dip. Keeping this old adage in mind, I made a batch of the gooey three-dairy dip for my recent housewarming. Only I forgot to take the casserole out of the oven until everybody had filled their bellies with Lone Star. Not wanti ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Five Matzoh Dishes to Help You Survive Passover

    Leave the leavened bread at the store, folks; Passover is here. The Jewish holiday observes the biblical story of the Exodus, in which Israelites were freed from Egyptian slavery. The story goes that after the Pharaoh finally released the Children of Israel (ten plagues later), the Israelites had ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 10, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014: A Love Letter to Houston Food

    Celebrating our city's diverse culinary scene.

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    April 8, 2014

    Five Dishes Featuring Spring Peas

    Last week we wrote about the spring produce you should be buying at farmers markets and grocery stores. The spring season brings lots of bright, fresh fruits and vegetables, but a special veggie seems to stand out as one of the most popular ingredients for in-season recipes: spring peas. One of my ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Chicken and Chorizo Empanadas

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. Empanadas, stuffed and fried bread or pastries, are popular all over the world, especially in Southern Europe, Latin America, th ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014

    A Farm-to-Table Peruvian Pisco Dinner at Latin Bites

    I distinctly remember the first time I met Johnny Schuler, master distiller for Pisco Portón. Schuler, known to Peruvians and pisco aficionados as "Pisco Johnny," is a TV personality in his native Peru, and the world's foremost authority on Peruvian pisco. It was April 2011, and we were meeting bec ... More >>

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    March 31, 2014

    Dish of the Week: The Cuban Sandwich

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. When it come to classic sandwiches, the pressed Cuban sandwich is easily one of the best. Made with roast pork, ham, Swiss chees ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 27, 2014

    Let's Cook Asparagus

    Spring has sprung.

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    March 27, 2014

    Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Five Ways

    If you're trying to watch your weight or eat healthier, there is no doubt you've come across the chicken lettuce wrap. A big leaf of lettuce is the perfect, low-carb vehicle for chunks of lean chicken and veggies, especially when we're gearing up for swimsuit season. But there's much more to chicke ... More >>

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