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Main Dish Recipes

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    November 17, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Classic Bread Pudding

    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 indulging in a classic comfort food: Bread Pudding. Bread pudding is a dessert consisting of stale bread that ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Arancini

    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 learning about the Southern-Italian street food, arancini. Meaning "little oranges" in Italian, arancini are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    Dine Out on Turkey Day: Where to Eat This Thanksgiving in Houston

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner -- and if you aren't planning on burning your house down with a turkey fryer (again) or you just don't feel like cooking, you're going to need some ideas on where to eat. Well you've come to the right place, friends. From casual options and brunches to fancy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Klobasneks

    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, after our Underrated Kolache post last week, we decided to delve deeper into the kolach's savory cousin, the klobasne ... More >>

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    October 20, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Manhattan Clam Chowder

    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 diving into Manhattan Clam Chowder. Not to be confused with New England or Boston clam chowder, the Manhattan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Argentine Celebrity Chef Francis Mallman, His New Book "Mallman on Fire," and His Cooking Class at Central Market

    Central Market's cooking school often hosts celebrity guest chefs and authors. Such was the case on Tuesday evening when they hosted celebrity chef Francis Mallman -- Argentina's most famous chef -- for a cooking class and book signing. Mallman's class featured five recipes from his newest cookbook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Underbelly Is Playing a List of "Covers" at Happy Hour

    Between 3 p.m. and dinnertime, it can be tough to find a place to eat. Many restaurants close after lunch and reopen at dinner. Underbelly's wine bar, however, stays open even when the main dining room is closed, and thanks to a new happy hour menu, there's an opportunity to go on a journey across A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Soufflé au Fromage

    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 mastering the all-mighty soufflé. A soufflé is a classic French dish consisting of beaten egg whites and a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Forget Mudbugs; Crawfish & Noodles' Crab Shines Through the Off-Season

    It may not be crawfish season, but that doesn't mean you should discount Crawfish & Noodles. The Asiatown eatery's crab dishes are just as good as the tiny critters...if not better. We can't decide what we love more; the King legs or whole-fried Dungeness and Blue. Maybe you should come with frien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    Common Bond Serves First Seated Dinner During Inaugural Pop-Up

    We know that Common Bond Cafe & Bakery has perfected its pastries and sweets, such as the ever-popular kugelhopf, almond croissant, chocolate chip cookie and kouign amman. We also know that the Westheimer bakery offers an incredible lunch featuring seasonal sandwiches and mainstay items, such as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Chicken-Fried Steak

    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 Texas-bred Southern essential, Chicken-Fried Steak. Though it really needs no explanation, chicken- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    4 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes For the Fall

    Slow cookers are one of those appliances that most people seem to own, but only use for a handful of dishes, primarily of the chili or pot roast variety. There's nothing wrong with that, I love crock pot roasts and chili. There is something beautiful about being able to fill the slow cooker with in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    First Look at eT Craft Burgers & Beer in Northwest Houston

    Fans of the mini double-patty burgers from eT Premium Grill in the tunnels below the JP Morgan Chase tower now have a larger location to frequent in Northwest Houston. eT Craft Burgers & Beer opened in Cypress on September 25 and features a much larger space than the restaurant downtown. It's a welc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Loco Moco

    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 loco moco. Loco moco is a Hawaiian dish typically consisting of white rice topped with ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    4 Ways to Make a Better Homemade Pizza

    Most people in this country love pizza. On any given day, 13 percent of the country's population eats the tasty Italian culinary treat in one form or another. Despite its European origin, it's difficult to imagine a time when pizza wasn't a major part of the American food scene. Unsurprisingly, piz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Cheese is Your Friend

    Gastronaut: Change up your regular cheeseburger order at Sam's Deli Diner and opt for a cheesesteak instead. Katharine Shilcutt writes in this Gastronaut post that the Texas cheesesteak at Sam's is one of the best dishes the diner offers. A hoagie roll is stuffed with lots and lots of roast beef, gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    10 Comforting Recipes to Make This Fall

    Ah, fall season. A time for cooler temperatures and heartier meals. Some of my favorite meals in the fall center around a warm, comforting dish usually while watching a football game. Unfortunately, everyone gets to celebrate the autumnal seasonal sooner than our portion of Texas does, but that does ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Braised Beef Kreplach

    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, in honor of the upcoming Jewish High Holidays Rosh Hashanah (beginning this Wednesday) and Yom Kippur (beginning Frid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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

    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 >>

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