Mike Riccetti

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Why Some BBQ Lists Are Suspect and Gordon Ramsey

    29-95: Can a national media outlet really name the "top" restaurants across the country without putting in the legwork that people such as barbecue blogger Daniel Vaughn do, driving over 10,000 miles to visit 'cue joints for his book Prophets of Smoked Meat? That's the question Syd Kearney asks in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: The Virtues of Getting Completely Wasted

    B4ttlesong: "I was lecturing John Letoto about the virtues of getting completely wasted, every once in a while," begins sommelier Justin Vann in his latest philosophical post on B4ttlesong. "The minimum number I threw out was once a year." I'll just let you read on from there... Eater Houston: If y ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 24, 2013

    The Dan Marino Restaurants

    The 13 restaurants that nearly made our 30 essential Texas restaurants list.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Backstreet's Back ... All Right!

    Last week was quiet; this week has some talking to do -- starting with news that David Grossman will be closing out at Branch Water Tavern and taking the restaurant's name with him when he does. The restaurant itself will remain open under a new name and new ownership, reports Greg Morago at the Hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Asparagus, Honey and Dreams of Sushi

    If last week's cafe review of Shepherd Park Draught House piqued your interest, then head over to Garden Oaks tomorrow for its Spring Fest Parking Lot Party. The party runs from noon to 9 p.m. and will feature beers from Karbach Brewing as well as music from outfits like '80s cover band DeLorean Ris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Marfreless and Mike Riccetti Make Entertaining Easy

    ​Yes, you read that right: Marfreless, the legendary sign-less make-out bar in River Oaks, is partly behind a book from two Houston locals on how to make your next party the talk of the town. Or at least the subdivision. Mike Riccetti, a longtime Houston food fixture who writes for the Examin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Bartender Chat: Michael Wells of Marfreless

    ​Michael Wells has lived an eclectic, fun life. He was born in New Orleans, moved to Houston as a child, and later did a six-year stint at The Hard Rock Café in Honolulu. After his father died, he asked his manager in Honolulu for a transfer to The Hard Rock Café in Houston. The whole thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008