Despite our best efforts, it seems Islamism has finally managed to worm its way into East Texas. These small towns dotting the eastern forests, lands heretofore known simply for Friday Night Lights and Christian piety -- the kinds of places that comprise Real America, don'tcha know -- have finally t ... More >>
All of Houston's original six wards are rich with history, but none captivate me quite as much as the Third Ward. Once home to the city's wealthiest residents, the area just southeast of downtown has gone through a tremendous amount of change since it was first established in 1836. The Third Ward h ... More >>
Our 100 favorite dishes in Houston.
What's not to eat in Houston? That's the question we pose in this week's cover story, "We Love Food." The answer -- in case you hadn't already guessed -- is very little. There is virtually no cuisine you can't find in Houston, and most of what you find is very good. With 8,000 restaurants and count ... More >>
Photo by Mandy OaklanderToasted avocado sandwichWe're back today at Conscious Cafe (be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 of our chef chat), but enough talking. Time to start eating.
Photo by Mandy OaklanderNicole Hudson of Conscious CafeA hand-painted sign delineates the entrance of Conscious Cafe, a Nation of Islam-run vegetarian hangout in the Third Ward. It's only been open for about a year, but the cafe already has devoted regulars. Nicole Hudson is the co-owner and ... More >>
This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at le ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttTexas barbecue done right at Gatlin's.On Wednesday afternoon, I mused that some day I hoped for visitors to Houston to feel as excited about our dining scene as I was about New York City's. The sheer breadth and depth of ethnic and regional cuisines present here is ... More >>
Readers share their bike messenger stories.
Photo by Dennis J.This arrangement of lemons symbolizes the New Year. If you don't get how, you're just not hip enough, man.Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where our Christmas leftovers are starting to get a little ripe. The week or so leading up to Christmas this ... More >>
You won't miss meat at Conscious Cafe, perhaps the only National of Islam-influenced restaurant in town.
Photo by Romana KleeIf 2011 is supposed to be the year of the pie, I would like to humbly submit the bean pie for consideration as one of the great examples of pie innovation throughout the years. At Conscious Cafe -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- you can buy bean pie by the slic ... More >>
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