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 >>
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 >>
Eat here before you die.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
You'll probably be paying more for your rib eyes and Whoppers thanks to the great Texas drought of 2011.
The Gulf of Mexico produces some of the world's most delicious seafood, but we're not processing it for sushi. What gives?
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 >>
Photo by Matthew DresdenChez Beignets IIA 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Houston's most famous chef talks about prostate cancer, turning 50 and what's next for Cafe Annie
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse serves up excellent renditions of the nation's most average food and wine preferences
If you can get past the silly surface, Outback delivers the goods
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.