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Main Dish Recipes

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    March 24, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Chicken Tikka Masala

    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. Chicken tikka masala is a popular restaurant dish made up of chicken tikka -- or bits of yogurt-marinated chicken baked in a cl ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 20, 2014

    Crawfish Season Is Off to a Slow Start

    But here's where to get your mudbugs.

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    March 19, 2014

    Where the Chefs Eat: Benjy Mason, Mark Decker, Richard Knight

    This week, our Where the Chefs Eat series visits the The Heights-area chefs of Treadsack, the restaurant group that includes the ever popular Down House, D & T Drive Inn, and the opening-in-the-near-future Hunky Dory and Foreign Correspondents. We asked them the regular questions, and we got some am ... More >>

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    March 17, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Pastitsio

    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. Pastitsio (or pastichio) is a classic Greek baked pasta dish. It's name is based on the Italian word pasticcio, stemming from th ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014

    Houston, Here Are 7 Seafood Sandwiches to Help You Survive Lent

    One Friday down, seven more to go. This past week, the 40 days of Lent began. For many, it's a time of prayer, atonement, and -- most importantly for the purposes of this article -- meat-free Fridays. This can be quite difficult, especially in a city where fantastic burgers, juicy fried chicken, and ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 16, Okra with Crème Fraîche at Oxheart

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus® issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of person ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    Show Houston Off: We Share Our Favorite Places to Bring Out-of-Towners for Food & Drinks

    Early spring may just be one of the nicest times to visit our city. It's usually when the influx of family and friends trying to escape their drawn-out winters get a quick hello in before the sun scorches the Houston earth for the unforeseeable future. And for me, one of the most important things a ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Hushpuppies

    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 Southern classic perfect for your Mardi Gras celebrations: the hushpuppy. The term hush-puppy was fi ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 24, Som Tam at Vieng Thai

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus® issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of person ... More >>

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    February 24, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Beef Stroganoff

    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. As we bid the Sochi Olympics a hearty 'do svidaniya' just yesterday, we're sharing one final memento from our time in Mother Ru ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Finally! Killen's Barbecue To Open Tomorrow

    It was a beautiful thing to watch: Ronnie Killen, unwrapping a huge slab of hot-from-the-oven brisket, then lightly shaking it to gauge the consistency of the meat. Moist heat curled upwards as the wrapper was peeled back, and the black-crusted meat jiggled as if it was a big block of jello. I kne ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 20, 2014

    Sur Latin Peruvian Cuisine

    A first look at this new restaurant.

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    February 19, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Honey Apple Pancakes, Brussels Sprouts Recipes

    Zagat Houston: You can find a classic dish, such as chicken and dumplings or chicken fried steak, in a variety of restaurants in Houston. Some places you can get it on the cheap, and some places have taken the classic dish to new heights (with prices to match). Zagat Houston's Amber Ambrose lists tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    Recipe of the Week: (Real) New England 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. Before the temperatures rise to ungodly levels, we're sharing the secrets to a cold-weather favorite, New England Clam Chowder. ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014
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    February 12, 2014

    First Look at Sur Latin Peruvian Cuisine

    You could say that discovering hole-in-the-wall places is a favorite pastime of mine. I love stumbling onto small, family-owned gems, where the cook is the dad or the brother or the uncle or the mother, the server and hostess is wife or mother or sister, and the waitstaff is the daughter or cousin o ... More >>

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    February 10, 2014

    Five Easy Prep-Ahead Valentine's Day Dinners & Desserts

    If you haven't made reservations for Valentine's Day (which is this Friday, FYI), then have no fear, because you can easily prepare a romantic dinner for you and your Valentine at home. But, we know that not everyone has the time to cook a fancy, four-course dinner the second they come home from wo ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 34, Chiles de Padron Asados at Caracol

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus® issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of person ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014
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    January 30, 2014

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Chinatown

    We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town (See the complete list at the end of the post). This week, we're moving to the dining mecca that is Chinatown. With its huge number of incredible and authentic restaurants -- from family favorites like Fun ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    Recipe of the Week: French Classic Coq Au Vin

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and dessert, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. This week, we're tackling the French classic Coq Au Vin. Literally meaning "cock (rooster) of the wine," the rustic dish was traditionally made using a rooster or any other old barnyard ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 42, Fried Oyster Po'Boy at Goode Company Seafood

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus® issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    What's Cooking This Week? Kale, For Starters

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my meal ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    What's Cooking This Week? Chicken Fajitas, Carrot Ginger Soup, & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my meal ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Kimchi Bibimbap, Hangover Chicken Soup & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week -- my meal ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    Hosting on New Year's Eve? Try These Houston Restaurant-Inspired Party Foods

    New Year's Eve is just around the corner. We can't think of a more perfect way to ring in 2014 than indulging in good food and some bubbly with loved ones, so we've come up with a few appetizers inspired by some of our favorite bites in Houston. Check out these Restaurant-Inspired New Year's Eve Ho ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 26, 2013

    All That Glitters Isn't Gold at Mr. Peeples

    From the food to the atmosphere, Mr. Peeples is best described as sweet and mushy.

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    December 23, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Christmas Eve Lobster Mac & Cheese and Classic Minestrone

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my meal ... More >>

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    December 18, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Addicted to Buc-ee's & A Recipe for Pork Tamales

    Hungry in Houston: As Texans, we are addicted to Buc-ee's, and there is no shame in that. This week, Adam Brower writes about his addiction to the gas station mecca. He starts with the coffee, then discovers the Almond Joy creamer, and finally the sausage egg cheese croissant. One bite of that break ... More >>

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    December 17, 2013

    Fugu is Back at Kata Robata, While Supplies Last; I Tried It and Lived to Tell the Tale

    Every December, puffer fish get even, well, puffier, as they pack on fat to survive the chilly winter. And that's when we snatch them up and eat them. In Japan, blowfish, puffer fish and globefish are all called fugu, and their meat is a delicacy available only during the winter months. The delicac ... More >>

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    December 17, 2013

    New Twists on the Feast of the Seven Fishes

    The Feast of the Seven Fishes may be an Italian-American Christmas Eve tradition, but it's so good that we think everyone should celebrate it. The feast, commemorating the wait for the midnight birth of Baby Jesus, usually consists of seven (or eight or nine) different seafood courses. Typically, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Eat Healthy While Traveling: Five Homemade Snacks for the Plane

    Despite what your stomach tells you at the airport, that last-minute chicken and biscuit basket is not the perfect snack for your flight. Fight the holiday travel bulge with healthy snacks that are easy to make, easy to transport, and even easier to eat. From date-and-nut stuffed bites to crisp and ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Spinach- and Ricotta-Stuffed Eggplant, Plus Shrimp

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week -- my meal ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Flank Steak, & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week -- my meal ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013

    Family Coming Into Town For the Holidays? Here Are 10 Super-Sized Breakfast Recipes

    Seriously, y'all. Christmas will be here before you know it, and family members will be knocking on your door as you welcome them over for the holidays. Soon your home will be filled with aunts, uncles, children, grandparents and everyone else in between. Yes, having a bunch of family members in on ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 64, Squirrel Master Burger at Cottonwood

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Matzoh Balls, Zucchini Latkes, & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my meal ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013

    The Ultimate Leftover Turkey Sandwiches (Part III): Get Ready for Delicious Friday

    Shit ton of leftover turkey? Us too. It happens to the best of us. The anticipation of the Thanksgiving meal is so great that, by the time we sit down to eat it, our multiple (and completely necessary) taste tests of everything in the kitchen have completely eliminated any room for the star of the ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013

    10 Ways to Make Your House Smell Great With Food

    The holidays are here and floods of family and friends will be showing up at your door -- announced or unannounced. While you could purchase a variety of air fresheners and sprays to make the house smell wonderful, nothing beats the odors that come from the kitchen. Before your guests arrive, use on ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? The Gobbler Sandwich and More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my meal ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 21, 2013

    Top 10 French Fries

    The rest of the best 2013.

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    November 20, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Homemade Green Bean Casserole and Pecan Pie Rugelach

    Smitten Kitchen: Everyone has their opinion about casseroles, and the green bean varietyis one that evokes strong opinions -- you either love it or hate it. But, for those who don't enjoy the casserole made from canned ingredients and fake fried onions, try this recipe from Smitten Kitchen, which us ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    Wendy's Bacon Portabella Melt on Brioche is a Delicious Mouthful (In More Ways than One)

    In spite of the incredibly stupid commercial for Wendy's Bacon Portabella Melt on a Brioche bun (see above), the actual sandwich itself proved to be irresistible. And even though I wasn't impressed by Wendy's efforts in the pretzel bun department, I found the idea of sweet brioche, smoky bacon, and ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Chicken Piccata, Smoked Salmon Quiche, & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my meal ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 14, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Doughnut Spots

    The rest of the best 2013.

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    November 14, 2013

    Simply Pho Is More Than Its Name Suggests

    The menu at this little place in Midtown is diverse and delicious.

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    November 13, 2013

    My Fastest Favorites: Top Ten Fast Foods

    A funny thing happened when I sat down to compile a list of my favorite fast food items: I couldn't think of that many that actually come from fast food restaurants. Don't get me wrong, there are a few -- some burgers, and of course I included my go-to fast food taco -- but most of my real favorites ... More >>

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    November 13, 2013

    Rest of the Best 2013: Top Ten French Fries

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer we'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next sever ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    The Great Debate: Do Casseroles Deserve a Place at Our Dining Tables? Here Are Two Takes

    Photos by striaticAccording to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word "casserole" was first used in 1708, but the origin of the word can be traced to a much earlier time. It comes from the French word for saucepan, which possibly has its roots in the Greek kyathos, which means ladle, bowl or cup. ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Spicy Mussels, Roast Chicken, and Lots of Chorizo

    I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my meal ... More >>

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