Molly Dunn

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    October 20, 2014

    The Five Best Underrated Kolaches in Houston (According to You)

    Despite the fact that the rest of the country probably has no idea what one is, this latest poll proved that Houstonians surely do know (and love) their kolaches. Thanks all for the awesome input! After plenty of chatter and a few Internet fights in the commentary, we actually learned quite a bit. ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    Baker Spotlight: Annie Rupani, Chocolatier and Owner of Cacao & Cardamom

    Annie Rupani makes some of the most beautiful chocolates you have ever seen; each creation is like a work of art. After graduating from Boston University with a degree in Anthropology and Religion, she set her sights on becoming a lawyer. And like every person studying for the LSATs, she found ways ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Openings & Closings: There's A New Doner Kebap in Town

    Early in the morning on Tuesday, September 23, Spanky's Homemade Pizza's kitchen caught on fire, causing enough damage to close the 7210 South Loop East pizza shop. No one was injured during the fire and the owner plans to reopen Spanky's. The southeast Houston restaurant posted this statement on Fa ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    Upcoming Events: September is National All-American Breakfast Month

    Throughout the entire month of September, several restaurants will be celebrating National All-American Breakfast Month. Funky Chicken is promoting its Funky Brunch offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. featuring chicken and waffles, chicken biscuit sandwiches and mimosas. Bradl ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Get in Line at Revival Market for Kolaches on Saturday

    Food Truck Friday @ Houston Press Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2603 La Branch Yummy Dog will be at the Houston Press offices today from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. to serve lunch. Come grab one of the truck's specialty dogs, such as the German Shepherd featuring a bratwurst with sauerkraut or grilled onions ... More >>

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    August 12, 2014

    Skip the New Sushi Rolls at Pei Wei Asian Diner

    Pei Wei Asian Diner has changed its menu over the years to include a variety of healthy and lightened menu items. Dishes normally battered and fried can be ordered steamed; tofu and vegetables are now available; and two new sushi rolls have been added to the "healthier" food lineup. It seems like ... More >>

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    July 22, 2014

    Sushi Sunday Funday at Kubo's Sushi Bar & Grill

    They don't call it Sunday Funday for nothing. Kubo's Sushi Bar & Grill in Rice Village offers up excellent sushi plates, bento boxes and seafood appetizers every day of the week, but the best time to enjoy these Japanese bites is Sunday, when Happy Hour is offered from the minute Kubo's opens at noo ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    Openings & Closings: The Honeymoon Is Open

    Boil House, located at 606 East 11th Street in the Heights, closed just as quickly as it opened. The crawfish restaurant opened its doors on May 9, but because crawfish season has ended, Boil House decided to close until mudbugs become available again, a.k.a. next year. On June 20, Boil House posted ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    Upcoming Events: 56-Cent Pancakes at IHOP & Beer Flights at The Grove

    Max's Wine Dive on Washington Avenue will host Flight Night on Monday, June 30, from 4 p.m. until midnight. Sample four wines paired with pork belly pupusas and a small cheese plate. Prices for the wine and food range from $25 to $75 depending on the featured wines. If you enjoy any of the vino offe ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014

    Baker Spotlight: Rachel Teichman, The Scone Artist

    In April of 2013, Rachel Teichman moved to Houston and found most bakeries here dominated by traditional desserts like brownies, cupcakes and cookies. She decided what the city needed was scones and established The Scone Artist, her at-home scone business in the Meyerland area. Thanks to the Texas ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    Food Fight: Battle "Cronuts" in Houston

    Around this time last year, people couldn't stop talking about cronuts, the croissant-doughnut hybrid created by pastry chef Dominique Ansel in New York City. This indulgent treat causes people to line up outside his namesake bakery in hopes of snagging one before they sell out. While Houstonians ca ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 22, 2014

    The Midtown Banh Mi Showdown

    Settling the banh mi question once and for all.

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    May 21, 2014

    Summer Food Book Reading List: Read About Food & Eat It Too

    Summer is almost here, and what goes hand-in-hand with a lazy day at the pool or the beach? Why an excellent book, of course! Rather than getting strangely addicted to whatever sensational novel is released (I'm talking about you, 50 Shades of Grey), kick back and relax on the beach or at the pool ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Trendy Toast & Vegan Bibimbap Bowls

    The New Yorker: Toast is something anyone can make. But, it might be one of the newest food trends. Hannah Goldfield explains that this trend of restaurants serving "artisanal toast" began in San Francisco. Although some believe that it is a joke for chefs to create dishes like avocado toast and hav ... More >>

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    May 5, 2014

    You Don't Need Limes to Make Margaritas on Cinco de Mayo or Any Other Day

    It's Cinco de Mayo and the price of limes has risen significantly. Perfect timing, right? You could go buy limes from the grocery store for nearly a dollar each so you can make your guacamole and margaritas, but who wants to spend that much money when you don't have to? It's easy to make guacamole ... More >>

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    May 2, 2014

    Passaporto Italia Kicks Off At Central Market: Buon Appetito!

    Italy has arrived at Central Market. Passaporto Italia kicked off on Wednesday, April 30, with a Prosecco tasting, followed by the "Italy Meets Texas" Sip and Stroll event on Thursday, May 1. For the next 11 days, Central Market will be filled with authentic Italian products, wine, coffee, cheese, p ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 24, 2014

    The 10 Best Patios in Houston

    Get outside and eat.

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    April 17, 2014

    10 Ways to Use Easter's Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs

    After this weekend, you and just about every other household with be in possession of a ton of hard-boiled eggs. Whether you dyed them for an Easter egg hunt or boiled them to make some deviled eggs, chances are you're stuck with more than you can want. My family always boils several dozen eggs, th ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Weekday Lunch Menu at Saint Arnold Brewery

    Saint Arnold Brewery now has a lunch menu , and it's offered Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Visit the brewery and order the Saint Arnold Daily Lunch Special for $17.55, which includes the lunch special of the day, two extra courses and beer. Order the Meat and Texas Cheese Plate fea ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 27, 2014

    Let's Cook Asparagus

    Spring has sprung.

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    March 26, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: You Can Make Pâté From Lentils

    Eater Houston: Coltivare, the new Heights restaurant from Morgan Weber and Ryan Pera of Revival Market, now has a cocktail menu after receiving its liquor license. Eater Houston's Darla Guillen shares the new menu and explains that it "weighs heavily on Italian apertivos and digestivos." Sip on a Na ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Do You Want Doughnuts With That Ice Cream?

    The Daily Review Cafe closed due to water issues, according to the Houston Chronicle's Syd Kearney, but it seems like things have been going downhill for the restaurant for a while. Recently, Yelp reviewers have been giving the River Oaks cafe many poor reviews, saying it was "awful all around" and ... 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

    This Week In Food Blogs: Chocolate Banana Bread & Doughnuts for Brunch

    Eater National: Eater is celebrating Pizza Week, and in honor of this splendid Italian food-centric "holiday," Eater National compiled a list of the 38 essential pizzerias across America, and Houston's very own Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana made the list. This Memorial Drive pizzeria is loved by many H ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    Order the Curried Quinoa at Benjy's on Washington

    I'm not a vegetarian, but I do enjoy ordering dishes that showcase in-season vegetables, accented with grains or a meat substitute like tofu. During a recent dinner at Benjy's on Washington, I forwent ordering meat-centric dishes like the braised short rib with a creamy cashew butter and cranberry ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Foie Gras Torchon at Etoile & Leftover Oatmeal Muffins

    Adventures in a New(ish) City: Kim checked out La Griglia in the River Oaks Shopping Center and thoroughly enjoyed every dish she ordered. Her meal began with a pizza basket assembled with strips of pizza, rather than the typical loaf of bread found in the majority of restaurants. But, the standout ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Beer & Trivia at Kirbside Bar & Making Chocolates at Sur la Table

    Food Truck Friday @ Houston Press Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 2603 La Branch Grab a pita sandwich from Pocket to Me this Friday during Food Truck Friday at our office. Last week was unfortunately cancelled because there was some ice, but the weather is nice and perfect now for a fresh pita sandwich from ... More >>

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    January 20, 2014

    Baker Spotlight: Drew Rogers, Owner of Drew's Pastry Place & Star on TLC's Bakery Boss

    If you have ever searched for authentic Italian pastries and desserts in Houston, you've probably been sorely disappointed. Although the Bayou City is home to many bakeries that make cupcakes, cakes, cookies and other American sweet shops, it is seriously in need of establishments dedicated to creat ... More >>

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    January 17, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Say It Ain't So, Hubbell & Hudson

    For those living in Spring and The Woodlands, this week brought sad news about two establishments. The first tale of woe concerns Koya Asian Kitchen in Spring. In one of the saddest restaurant closing announcements we have seen, Koya Asian Kitchen posted on Facebook that the barely three-month-old ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    Where to Eat on New Year's Eve and Day 2013

    Making plans for New Year's Eve celebrations can be hectic and stressful, but that's why an array of Houston restaurants have opened their doors to help you ring in the New Year with lots of food, dancing, music and, of course, Champagne toasts at midnight. Treat yourself to an amazing last meal of ... More >>

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    December 24, 2013

    Five Breakfast Dishes for Christmas Morning

    It's hard to sit down to a nice breakfast on Christmas morning if you have children who want to tear into their presents as soon as they lay their eyes on that Christmas tree. But, with a scrumptious and enticing breakfast, you just might be able to pull their eyes away from the presents for a secon ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 19, 2013

    Good Deeds: Volunteer Time and Food

    Show you care this holiday season.

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    December 11, 2013

    2013 Holiday Gift List: Molly Dunn's Top 10 Presents For Foodies

    The holidays are upon us, and that means it's time to show your buddies you care by buying them things they probably don't need. But there's no reason to shell out for an expensive ugly Christmas sweater that he'll never wear, or a tchotchke that will sit idly at the back of her closet, when you cou ... More >>

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    December 11, 2013

    Rest of the Best 2013: Houston's Top Five Mexican Bakeries

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, and in most 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 20, 2013

    Thanksgiving Advice From Houston Chefs: Make a List, Brine Your Bird, and Drink Wine

    Thanksgiving is a national day of cooking and eating until you're completely stuffed...then eating some more. For those in the culinary profession, Thanksgiving is a little different than it is for the rest of the country. Some spend the entire day cooking in the kitchen of their restaurant; some en ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 17, 2013

    Top 10 Burgers in Houston 2013

    The rest of the best.

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    October 7, 2013

    CRAVE Cupcakes Wants to Help You Spread Holiday Cheer With New Shipping Service

    It might be a tad bit early to start planning holiday gifts, but CRAVE Cupcakes begs to differ. The local cupcakery will now ship its creations to areas within 450 miles of Houston. That means you can share the cupcakes with friends and family in New Orleans, Little Rock, and Abilene. The shipping ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 3, 2013

    Food Expiration Date Labels

    What do they really mean?

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    September 30, 2013

    Baker Spotlight: Chef Michael Savino, Michael's Cookie Jar

    If there's one thing people can agree on, it's cookies. That's what Chef Michael Savino of Michael's Cookie Jar believes in and has believed in since he began his business, in 2006. Savino hails from upstate New York, and after a failed career in television and radio production, he started working ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 26, 2013

    Go to Moon Tower Inn

    Here are 10 reasons why.

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    August 29, 2013
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    July 4, 2013

    Tucanos Brazilian Grill Opens

    Sugar Land finally has a traditional Brazilian restaurant.

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    June 27, 2013

    Finally Discovering Down House

    Where have you been all my life?

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    How To: Throw a Summer Outdoor Dinner Party

    The unfortunate part about summer in Texas, more specifically in Houston, is that you want to go outside but it's just too dang hot to stay out there for more than five minutes without breaking into a sweat. My family loves to grill during the summertime, and we love taking our food from the grill ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 23, 2013

    The 10 Best Downtown Restaurants

    More than tunnels and tourist traps.

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    May 16, 2013

    Foodstagramming Is Apparently a Problem

    We are all guilty of whipping out our phones to snap a photo of our food at dinner, then making it look artsy and hipster before uploading it to Instagram for all our friends to see, secretly hoping they will be jealous of the delicious meal we are about to consume. While many restaurants are banni ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 2, 2013

    Hot to Trot

    Houston's 10 best spots for a first date.

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    March 5, 2013

    Zagat Survey Reveals: In Times of Turmoil, We Still Buy Coffee

    A recent Zagat survey revealed that we still consume coffee even if the price of a cup of Joe continues to increase while our economy struggles to get back on its feet. In fact, the average American consumes 2.2 cups of coffee each day, according to the Zagat statistics. Although we need to cut bac ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Inspired Recipes for Hard-to-Inspire Cooks (That's Me)

    Molly Dunn really needs to stop writing about cookbooks, because I'm going broke and gaining weight. That goes for you, too, Patrice Shuttlesworth! I was browsing the shelves at Brazos Bookstore less than two weeks ago, and mentioned to manager Jeremy Ellis how much I had enjoyed the cookbook Plen ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Halloween Treats: Glow-in-the-Dark Cupcakes

    Cobwebs, witches, monsters and other creepy things always get incorporated into Halloween desserts. But, if you want to take your cupcakes to a whole new level, try making them glow in the dark. I love looking up fun recipes for Halloween. For some reason, themed food and desserts always catch my e ... More >>

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