Nation's Restaurant News Magazine

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Cantaloupe Pie, Going Nuts for Nut Milk & More

    H-Town Chow Down: After being asked when he started writing about food, Albert Nurick tells us about his journey into food writing and how it all started with a list of restaurants he liked the best. This 1994 restaurant list, which you can still find online today, turned into an Austin Dining Guide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: The World Will See How Great Houston Is

    Conde Nast Traveler: Oxheart and Underbelly were featured on Conde Nast Traveler's list of the world's best new restaurants. The list featured 70 restaurants, including the Spoon Bar & Kitchen in Dallas, giving Texas three spots on this worldwide list. Now the world can start to see just how great H ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 17, 2013

    30 Essential Texas Restaurants

    Eat here before you die.

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Cattle Prices Doubling, While Experts Predict the Beef Industry May Need 5 Years to Recover

    The bustling East Texas cattle auction that the Washington Post recently featured in an article about cattle prices couldn't have been more different from the near-empty auction that I attended last fall, during the worst of the 2011 drought. "Since we've gotten rain and everything, the price has r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    5 Food Trends That Aren't Going to Happen Anytime Soon, Seriously, You Guys

    Hot off the heels of the annual National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, food bloggers and industry outlets are furiously compiling lists of food trends for 2012 and beyond based on displays, samples and wares from the three-day-long trade show. Nation's Restaurant News says that the trendy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Fat City Houston: Believe it or not, this year's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes is ramping back up again for 2012, starting tomorrow. Until then, refresh your palate with Fat City's continued and detailed and often hilarious examination of the items we included on 2011's list. CultureMap: If this ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 19, 2012

    Meat Market

    You'll probably be paying more for your rib eyes and Whoppers thanks to the great Texas drought of 2011.

  • Dining

    August 11, 2011

    The Fish That Got Away

    The Gulf of Mexico produces some of the world's most delicious seafood, but we're not processing it for sushi. What gives?

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Starbucks Closes 600 Stores in 2008; Opens 800 More in 2011

    They're baaaaaack.​In 2008, Starbucks moved to close 600 stores nationwide, a decision by the coffee giant to eliminate stores that weren't contributing to the bottom line and cannibalizing the business of other, closer Starbucks locations that had long since paid for their own overhead and we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Food Fight: Battle Beignets

    Photo by Matthew DresdenChez Beignets II​A few years ago, when I spent a month getting around Houston entirely by public transit, I found myself checking out from Central Market one warm spring evening at 10 p.m. It had just rained, and the air was fresh and cool, and I didn't feel like waitin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Tilman Fertitta an "Executive to Watch" in 2011

    This is Tilman Fertitta's three-story yacht. How's your 2011 looking so far?​Houston's Tilman Fertitta made a short list of restaurant executives to watch in 2011, in part because of his recent acquisition of a trio of new restaurant chains: The Oceanaire, Claim Jumper and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Watch This

    ​Today, Katharine Shilcutt reported that Nation's Restaurant News has named Tilman Fertitta an "Executive to Watch" in 2011. She agreed that we should keep an eye on him, if for different reasons than NRN's. Meanwhile, commenter tinyhands had his own reason to not let Fertitta out of sight: " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Pie, Dirt and Pimento Cheese: Food Trends for 2011

    Photo by Troy Fields2011 will be the year of the hot dog...among other delights.​Back in October, Nation's Restaurant News released their annual list of predicted food trends for 2011. Some items were already cresting the horizon here in Houston two months ago: high-end junk food, one-dish res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Healthy Big Macs, Only In Houston

    Photo by Chris MacGregor Why the hell is your Big Mac so small? Because you live in Houston. Houston is apparently the only US test market for McDonald's new "Snack Wrap Mac," which looks to be a  smaller Big Mac in a tortilla. We're sure grosser things have been contemplated before, but ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 2, 2004

    Grande Plans

    Houston's most famous chef talks about prostate cancer, turning 50 and what's next for Cafe Annie

  • Dining

    February 6, 2003

    Dining by Demographic

    Fleming's Prime Steakhouse serves up excellent renditions of the nation's most average food and wine preferences

  • Dining

    July 18, 1996
  • Dining

    June 15, 1995

    Diner's Notebook


  • Dining

    May 4, 1995

    Steak and Potato Paradise

    If you can get past the silly surface, Outback delivers the goods

  • News

    June 30, 1994

    Food Fight

    The Landrys came to Houston with good food and good ideas. But a good family squabble let Tilman Fertitta step in and carve himself an empire.