Maria Selma

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    The Week In Food Blogs: Halloween Costumes, Day of the Dead Recipes, and Your Apple Type

    Adventures in a New(ish) City: Finding a quality Happy Hour menu that doesn't break the bank is always a day-maker. Cove inside Haven has a few delightfully scrumptious items on its Happy Hour menu - and most are only $6. Kim shared a few items with a friend, starting with the Pulled Pork Slider Tri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    My 10 Favorite Houston Sandwiches

    Photo by Troy FieldsMy favorite bread for my favorite sandwich.​Like Ginny Braud, I love sandwiches. Let me say that again: I LOVE sandwiches. Everyone who knows me knows this. It's become almost embarrassing given the fact that I'm on the wrong side of 40 and I still get giddy over a food ite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Openings & Closings: September 2011

    Mezzanotte owner Gerry Sarmiento released the above video on his website late last month to give diners a preview of his new restaurant, Piqueo, which is scheduled to open in the middle of next month. Like Mezzanotte, Piqueo will also be in Cypress -- right next door, in fact. "It's going to make i ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Stirred and Shaken: Orange's Orange KaipiriƱa

    Photo by Troy Fields​The World Cup is inspiring because it focuses global consciousness in a way usually reserved for natural disasters and war. It's also inspiring because it often takes place several time zones away and therefore makes it all right for those of us who aren't nurses, cops or ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 4, 2010

    Mex on the Beach

    The wild tropical seafood restaurant Yelapa Playa Mexicana was named for a beach on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Double-Fisted Breakfast

    ​Sometimes nothing nips a hangover in the butt like a Bloody Mary and some greasy eggs. On Saturdays and Sundays, Maria Selma on Richmond serves up some tasty egg combinations, and it has a full bar. I have been to Maria's plenty of times for some potent margaritas and awesome ceviche, but un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Be Thankful for Mole

      The photo here is of a tortilla enmolada at Otilia's, one of several restaurants in town that make mole from scratch. The mole of Mexico is a rich gravy, made of combining chile puree (reconstituted dried chiles), fruits, toasted bread, nuts, herbs and, in some cases, chocolate. The gravy is ... More >>

  • Music

    September 25, 2008

    Rex "Wrecks" Bell Is Just Playing

    The Galveston singer-songwriter spent a lot of years on the periphery of music greatness and right in the middle of its excesses

  • Dining

    January 27, 2005
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Best Wishes

    Plus: RAD Is Bad, In God's Name, and Ay, Carrabba!