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  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    UPDATED: Ex-Boyfriend of "Enchilada Queen" Sylvia Casares Pleads Guilty to 2012 Shooting

    In March 2012, Sylvia Casares, chef and owner of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, was shot in the stomach by her then-boyfriend Michael Warren, police said. Warren, a regular cook at Casares's food truck, No Borders, and a partner in the Sylvia's restaurant chain fled in Casares car after the shooting, w ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 6, 2012

    Uncommonly Keen

    The 10 best restaurants in the Upper Kirby district.

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    7 Formerly Jinxed Houston Restaurant Locations That Have Reversed the Curse

    Late in 2009, Eating...Our Words took a look at the then-Top "jinxed locations" in Houston. The compiled addresses had such a long and storied history of failure they made the Astros look like the Yankees. Looking back at the list today, there may be hope for hometown baseball. Of the eight restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we firmly believe that crawfish have been mollycoddled for far too long in this city. With that in mind, get prepared for this crawfish season with a little primer from our own Katharine Shilcutt. It's simple, easy-to-follow, and - f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Bizarre Press Release of the Day: Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen

    I have a mental list of all the strangest press releases I've received in my short time as food critic for the Press. They include: A hand-made flyer for a penis-shaped muffin restaurant in Montrose A self-written press release from a restaurateur who described himself as an "elitist" "asshole" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Sylvia Casares, Owner of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, Shot and Wounded

    Sylvia Casares, chef and owner of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, was shot in the stomach on Monday night at her home near Fulshear, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. Casares was taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital and is currently in stable condition at an undisclosed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Sylvia Casares, Noted Chef, Shot By Boyfriend

    Sylvia Casares, the chef and owner of Houston fave Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, was shot in the stomach Monday night by her boyfriend, our sister blog Eating Our Words reports. Casares was allegedly shot by Michael Warren, who is also her business partner. Warren is on the run and the Fort Bend Cou ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 12, 2011

    The Enchilada Empress

    Sylvia Casares keeps the crowds happy with her Tex-Mex classics.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Elote - Hold the Cup and the Cream - at No Borders

    Mesquite-smoked corn on the cob at No Borders.​I have two favorite places in town for elote, that Mexican snack you can feel at least partly good about eating because -- hey! -- it's corn and corn is a vegetable (barely) and therefore good for you! Never mind the fact that you usually slather ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Openings & Closings

    Photo by Robb WalshOyster season is permanently over for Shuck Daddy's.​Lasting only a little over a year, the not-quite-Hooters seafood spot Shuck Daddy's (1511 Shepherd) has shucked its last oyster. With Mak Chin suffering a similar fate in the same location in 2009, could it be that Houston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Sylvia Casares of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen

    ​We met with Sylvia Casares, founder of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, to discuss how she gambled her life savings to realize her dream of a mesquite grill. EOW: As I understand it, you used to have a corporate job and then took the leap into becoming a restaurant owner. Tell me how that happene ... More >>

  • News

    January 22, 1998

    Critical Diagnosis

    If you think your HMO is bad, check out what Texas has created for its prison inmates