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Nicaragua

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    Houston's 10 Best Make-a-Wish Wishes

    Here's a factoid that will brighten your day a little because, trust me, you're going to need all the sunshine in the world here in a minute. Houston is one of the highest-ranked cities in America when it comes to having the best charities. Only St. Louis has us beat. Inside the list of great Hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 80, Whole Fried Fish at Churrascos

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 3, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Where to Eat in Honor of the Top 8 Teams in the World Cup

    Yes, yes, we're all heartbroken over the United States' heartwrenching, nail biting loss to Belgium on Tuesday. We're bitter and angry but damn proud of our team (especially Tim Howard--hey, Superman!). Just because the home team is out of the running doesn't mean we're going to stop watching game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Paper Co. Coffee: Where Have You Been All My Life?

    It's no secret that I love coffee. The second a new coffee shop (or coffee truck) opens, I'm all over it. Although Houston has many many places to grab a traditional espresso-based drink, or a creative concoction with a variety of syrups, no two are the same. Each shop has its own atmosphere, vibe, ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 10, 2014

    The Newest Churrascos Is a Satisfying Chip Off the Cordúa Block

    This latest branch is as successful as the first.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Michael Cordúa's Early Years as a Restaurateur Were Anything But Magical

    Last week's feature story takes an in-depth look at the Houston families who developed our diverse food scene into what it is today. We spent hours researching and interviewing family members to compile their stories, but not everything could make it into print. In celebration of these fascinating f ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 27, 2014

    Meet the First Families of Houston Food

    Connect the dots and you’ll find our city’s restaurant scene has been dominated by a few hardworking culinary pioneers and their descendants.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    The First Families of Houston Food: Why We Eat the Way We Eat in H-Town

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Robert Kuhn, the Well-Traveled Islander

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? They say it's difficult t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Cordúa Family's Food and History Come to Life on the Pages

    The Cordúa family recently released their first cookbook after more than 25 years in the Houston restaurant industry. It's the product of years of recipe development melding the food of Nicaragua with the melting pot of Houston cultures. The Cordúa patriarch, Michael Cordúa, is credited with bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Good Vibes, Good Dogs and Good Coffee

    Good Vibes Party @ Liberty Station Friday, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. 2101 Washington Bravado Spice is at it again with their second Good Vibes Party after the great success of their first fête in July that attracted 300 people. The parties are the brainchild of James Nelson and his partner Jeremiah Taller ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    When It Comes to Ending Hunger, All Eyes are Upon Houston

    Every other month, Moez El-Shohdi travels through the greater Middle East. Stretching from Morocco to Pakistan, El-Shohdi dots the landscape, visiting models he helped perfect through his work in Cairo. He examines the factory sprung in Riyadh. He tours the facilities in Damascus. He makes sure that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Burgerland Lands in Houston

    Chili Bob's Houston Eats: If two Nicaraguan restaurants in the same location both fail, what do you do? You open a third Nicaraguan restaurant there, as Bruce found out last week when he tried Selva Negra for the first time. (Its previous incarnations were Managua and Nicaragua Restaurant.) Arbitra ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 10, 2013

    War/Photography

    Images of battles won and lost paint us all with the brush of brutality at a searing, resonating MFAH exhibit.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Getting Reacquainted with Amazon Grill

    When there was still an Amazon Grill on Gessner near Westheimer, I ate lunch there -- on average -- once a week. It was an easy choice to please a pack of picky co-workers, as it offered everything from fun South American food to "diet" food (gross, guys) and hamburgers. It had fried plantains just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    SXSW Releases First Batch of 2013 Performers

    Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast. The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: David Cordua of Americas, On His Role as Executive Chef and Favorite Eats Around Town

    Photo by Mai PhamExecutive Chef David Cordua, in the kitchen at Americas River Oaks​Yesterday, we talked to Executive Chef David Cordua, of The Cordua Group, about growing up in the kitchen and culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu. You can read about it here. Today we'll talk to him about what he ... More >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2011

    Destroy All Anti-Heroes

    Houston punk vets Anarchitex still full of piss and vinegar.

  • Culture

    March 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Mexico Military Invasion Bravely Repulsed, We Guess

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  • Dining

    August 19, 2010

    Honduras in Houston

    A too-small dining scene gets a welcome addition.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    All-You-Can-Eat Pupusas in Bellaire

    ​Sweet fancy Jesus. That was the first thing that ran through my mind as I was driving down Bellaire -- on my way to a different restaurant entirely -- and saw Pupusa Buffet instead. A whole buffet? Of pupusas? I had to stop. Pupusa Buffet (5920 Bellaire) is a no-frills pupuseria in a part o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    BBQ pit rustlin', eh? Here in Texas, that there's a hangin' offense.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're currently trying to engineer a type of sausage that looks like, tastes like, and has the consistency of soy. Ha ha, wouldn't that be crazy? Nobody says ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Managua: Making Friends with Nicaraguan Food

    ​I'll admit to having absolutely no familiarity with Nicaraguan food whatsoever prior to my meal at Managua on Sunday afternoon. But after passing Managua an untold number of times on my way down Bellaire Boulevard towards the culinary paradise that is Chinatown, I finally decided to make a de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Biscuits and gravy make the color beige look so damn INVITING.​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've already got our watermelons, blunderbusses, speedboat with depth finder, and free-range chickens for our upcoming Mother's Day celebration. Hey. You keep Mot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Cheese Contaminated With Staph Hits Houston Shelves

    Actual cheese not pictured. In fact, that gorgonzola looks pretty tasty.​There might be a reason Nicaragua and Honduras aren't known for their fine cheeses. And no one seems more determined to make sure the Central American nations continue to hold the dubious title of "Countries I Probably Wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Cheese Contaminated With Staph Hits Houston Shelves

    Actual cheese not pictured. In fact, that gorgonzola looks pretty tasty.​There might be a reason Nicaragua and Honduras aren't known for their fine cheeses. And no one seems more determined to make sure the Central American nations continue to hold the dubious title of "Countries I Probably Wo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    It's The Middle of The Month -- And The Beginning Of Hispanic Heritage Month

    ​Hispanic Heritage Month started yesterday and if you didn't notice, we're betting you do today since the majority of Latinos in U.S. will be celebrating 16 de Septiembre -- Mexican Independence Day.Maybe you missed it because no other month-long celebration begins in the middle of the month. Yes ... More >>

  • News

    August 6, 2009

    A Darker Look at Che's Revolution

    After Guevara destroyed his family and his fortune, Gustavo Villoldo hunted the revolutionary leader to his grave.

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009

    Charlie Ferguson: "Street Impressions"

    This world traveler/photographer finds beauty in urban decay

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    One Man's Fight To Legalize It

    As lawmakers scramble to address the surge of violence spawned by Mexican drug cartels seeping into our borders, the question of legalizing drugs has once again been raised -- and not just by a bunch of hippies.  Russ Jones, a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), tells Hai ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2008

    “In the Soil: Nicaragua”

    Photographer Ryan Booth documents a trip to the coffee fields of Central America

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    $13 at Sabor! on Bellaire

    Where: Sabor!, 5712 Bellaire, 713-667-6001 What $13 gets you: Delicious authentically prepared Central American specialties. Sabor! is best known for its fajitas ($11.95) and seafood entrees, such as whole fried tilapia ($8.95) and black clams ($8.50). But I go for the simple, traditional fare – ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 6, 2007

    Luis Fernando Roldan

    Sicardi Gallery presents “Drawings”

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    The Zwicks: "Faith People"

    At Casa Juan Diego, compassion -- not green cards -- has always mattered most

  • News

    December 16, 2004
  • News

    December 9, 2004

    Worker Benefits?

    Houston's NAACP faces a protest of its own when it takes sides in a divorce case

  • Dining

    June 17, 2004
  • Dining

    May 13, 2004

    Meat and Tomatoes

    Avenida Paulista Churrascaria should please carnivores and vegetarians alike

  • Dining

    May 22, 2003

    Food Art

    Get sauced at the Hobby Center's Artista. It's divine.

  • Dining

    February 8, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Américas' Caipirinha

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    Child Trek

    The devastation of Hurricane Mitch propelled thousands across our southern border in search of new lives in America. And those were just the kids.

  • News

    August 20, 1998
  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Deporting Disparities

    Immigration law divides Central Americans

  • Dining

    March 26, 1998

    Sol Food

    Cafe Red Onion radiates sunny charm

  • News

    May 2, 1996
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    April 18, 1996
  • Film

    March 10, 1994
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