For Lent this year I considered saying "basta" to pasta in an attempt to eat more vegetables and protein. Thank God I had a change of heart, because it seems like every day I run into another scrumptious macaroni dish. My penchant for stuffed pasta, in combination with my fascination with ring-shape ... More >>
Connect the dots and you’ll find our city’s restaurant scene has been dominated by a few hardworking culinary pioneers and their descendants.
Houston is a town inundated with great restaurants, but in tracing the city's history, you discover that many of the big names in the restaurant industry are related to each other in some way, whether by blood or business. Some families have continued to stick with their own, too, but to live and c ... More >>
This is the first part of a two-part Chef Chat interview. Check back with us tomorrow to read Part 2. When we talk about neighborhood restaurants around town, Paulie's on Westheimer has been a Montrose staple for years. Celebrating its 15th year in business this year, the casual Italian restaurant ... More >>
Houston's top 10 versions.
We're tackling the city's neighborhoods one by one now that the Best of Houston issue is out. First was Montrose, then the Heights and now Rice Village, an area that's absolutely saturated with great restaurants. One of the best things about the saturation in Rice Village is how easy it is to park ... More >>
Anyone who may have mourned the passing of Octane -- the coffee shop-cum-cafe in Garden Oaks -- will be pleased as punch to hear what's taking its place: Shepherd Park Draft House, a "pub/restaurant" which fills as much of a niche as Octane attempted to do. The bar will be located at 3402 N. ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseThe winning meatball in all its glory. See more in our slideshow.Although Trattoria Il Mulino might not have impressed in its initial opening days, the new restaurant more than made up for it at yesterday afternoon's Meatball Invitational at Damian's Cucina Italiana. The ... More >>
When we first heard about the crawfish ravioli at D'Amico's Italian Market Café, we weren't sure what to think other than, "That's worth a try." But watching the dish (and other homemade ravioli) being made in the cafe kitchen last week turned that thought into, "When do we eat?" The stuffing ... More >>
The dulce de leche gelato was masterful: velvety smooth with that familiar thick sweetness, but not overwhelmingly so. Some dulce de leche treats take on an overpowering, sickly sweet caramel flavor, but not this gelato. The shards of dark chocolate scattered throughout ad ... More >>
Paulie's offers inner peace through panini
Luigi's lights up the Strand