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Niko Niko

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Play Strip Twister and Get Evicted

    Another Upper Kirby establishment closed its doors this week. Irish pub Mugsy's at 2239 Richmond shuttered on Sunday, August 24, but the co-owner Randy Eddy tells Eater Houston that he is closing the Irish pub and replacing it with a New Orleans-style restaurant, Tavern Orleans. The menu will featur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top 10 Family-Friendly Restaurants

    There are still a few weeks left before school starts for most of Houston on August 25, and in that interum, parents will be getting in as much time as possible with their little bundles of joy--assuming they aren't already itching to hand them off to teachers the first moment they can. While soaki ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 22, 2014

    The Midtown Banh Mi Showdown

    Settling the banh mi question once and for all.

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Niko Niko's Heads to Pearland While Dunkin' Donuts Continues Its Houston Takeover

    It was quite an exciting week for many anticipated restaurant openings. Some are still in the soft opening stage, like Common Bond, but others have officially opened to the public, like Preview Modern Seafood Cuisine. This new Sugar Land restaurant at 4645 Highway 6, Unit C, was in the soft opening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: This Little Piggy Went to The Market, This Little Piggy Got Smoked

    Hoppy Hour @ MKT Bar Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 1001 Austin Get hoppy with us at MKT Bar tonight during the Houston Press Hoppy Hour. Start your weekend with flights of beer from 8th Wonder Brewery and scrumptious bites to eat from MKT Bar for $14; purchase select drafts for $4 or a glass of wine for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Special Discount on General Admission Tickets to Menu of Menus Extravaganza

    The Houston Press Menu of Menus Extravaganza is going to be here before you know it. Seriously, it's less than a week away! In case you forgot, Menu of Menus is on Tuesday, April 8, from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Silver Street Station. If you haven't purchased your tickets to this incredible food and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Fabulous Restaurants Added to the Menu of Menus Lineup with Two Weeks to Go

    The 12th annual Menu of Menus food and wine extravaganza is coming up, on April 8, and we're more excited than ever about the wonderful restaurants that have committed to attending and serving samples of their delicious food. You wanted Korean food, and you got it! Nara will be joining us and samp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Houston's Top 5 Places for Greek Pastries

    When someone mentions Greek sweets and baked goods, nine times out of ten your mind will go straight to baklava. And there's no shame in that! The sticky, sweet, nutty and flaky dessert puts a smile on everyone's face. But, there's more to Greek bakeries than baklava. Much more. Houston may not be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Enjoy the Holiday Smorgasbord, Then Start Dieting

    On the Monday before Christmas (December 23), Saint Arnold and the Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow bring you a special airing of Bad Santa. Head to the Saint Arnold Brewery for beers on tap at 6 p.m.; the movie screens at 7 p.m. A $15 admission ticket will get you the film and two pints. Saint Arn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Wine Pairing Dinners, Cocktails at the Zoo & More

    On Tuesday, September 17, at 7 p.m., Bistro Provence wants to treat you to an evening with rosé wines during La Vie en Rosé. Enjoy a four-course meal paired with rosé wines from French Country Wines for $70. Start with grilled almonds and tomato tapenade, followed by a watercress gazpacho, then s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Indulging My Honey Tooth at Niko Niko's

    Niko Niko's may be known for itsgyros and kebobs, but they've got another specialty up their sleeve: sweets. I mean, have you ever seen the dessert case? Usually I'm in too much a falafel coma to partake, so I've taken to heading to Niko Niko's solely for dessert and coffee. On my last visit, we or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Top 10 Restaurants in Downtown Houston

    New restaurants and bars are opening in downtown Houston faster than we can keep up, thanks to a renaissance around the Market Square Park area that's bringing new life to downtown's north side. But that's not the only part of downtown that's blossoming -- nor are those new restaurants the only game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    A Pleasant Patio Lunch at Batanga, Leading the Second Wave of Market Square's Redevelopment

    The first news that many people heard of Batanga came before the downtown tapas restaurant even opened its doors. Late last November, a local resident was infuriated to find that Batanga's owners had moved into the long-vacant space at the corner of Travis and Congress and chopped down some of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    8 Ways to Have a Bad-ass Valentine's Day, No Date Required

    I'm not here to tell you how Valentine's Day is a corporate crock, nor am I here to tell you that the only refuge of a single person on V-Day is burning a box of your past lovers' memorabilia while sobbing into a pile of old mixtapes. Both of those ideas are gross, as are most of the Lonely Hearts-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Niko Niko's: What Urbanspoon Thinks Is Houston's Most Kid-Friendly Restaurant

    Now listen: I love Urbanspoon. I love that it links directly to professional food critics reviews of restaurants, so that I have a real sense of a place when I'm in an unfamiliar city. I love the map feature that allows you to find restaurants in different areas of town (this is especially handy on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Chicken Soups

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants.

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    The Astros Allowing Outside Food Inside Next Season: Our Suggestions

    The minor explosions you may have heard yesterday were the heads of Astros' fans imploding over news that new owner Jim Crane could possibly change the name of the franchise next season -- as well as its uniforms, ticket prices and Minute Maid Park's food policies. It's starting to feel like the beg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    The 7 Deadly Queues: Restaurants Where You'll Always Have to Wait in Line

    Photo by Ronald WoanThe longest line of them all...​I greeted last week's news of a second Banana Leaf with a bittersweet kind of joy. It's sad to lose the only good Chinese halal restaurant in Chinatown, but if the trade-off is getting another Banana Leaf location...then I guess it's almost a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    My Table's 15th Annual Houston Culinary Awards

    "This is a great city to work in," said Hugo Ortega as he accepted his award for Chef of the Year at last night's My Table's Houston Culinary Awards. "And this is truly a great country," he finished to loud cheers and applause. It was well-deserved recognition for the man who fought his way out of o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    The Five Best Places to Break Up

    Andrew Fischer & B.ViggianoHave a coffee break...up​With summer flings coming to an end, it's time to put up or break up. And as we all know, breaking up is hard to do. Just ask Neil Sedaka. So, I'm about to make it easier with a list of Houston's top spots to ditch your sweetheart-turned-slig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Upcoming Events: Support Local, Eat Bacon

    Coming up next weekend: Gird your pork-loving loins.​At Georgia's Farm to Market, SLGT doesn't just mean "Support Local, Grow Together." It also means "Saturday Local Get Together," when the market hosts its weekly Local Life Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This Saturday, chow down on Georgi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Photo courtesy of Tookie'sAll your honking finally paid off, folks!​It's a busy weekend across the city, from a pub crawl downtown to a flash mob in Clear Lake. But first things first, tickets are still available for the Hats Off to Hospitality gala this Sunday, June 26, at Haven. The gala wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    DEFCON Dining: Niko Niko's

    Photos by Nicholas L. HallPita quesadillas: an unexpected hit.​I didn't grill on Memorial Day. I spent the day celebrating a family member's birthday, in an apartment too small for the extended gathering it held. There was only cake to eat. By the time the festivities were over, the entire fam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Photo by rdpeytonThis gumbo is from Emeril's in New Orleans; the gumbo at Under the Volcano will likely be just as good.​If you've been missing Robb Walsh, here's your chance to catch up with our former food critic outside the busy environs of his new restaurant. On June 7 and again on July 12 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Houston's Best Patios: The 10 Best Unexpected Treasures

    Photo by GroovehouseGet your tropical drink on at Kata Robata's intimate patio.​Over the last four weeks, we have been guiding you around Houston's best patios in several different categories: The best places to catch up with friends The best places to bring the kids The best places to pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Favorite Three: Breakfast Spots

    New York Bagel & Coffee Shop.​Over the past few weeks, some readers have taken offense to certain Top 5 lists, and how they only reflect the opinions of the writer constructing each list. With the help of my fellow food bloggers, we'll now bring you a slightly different take on the Top 5s -- a ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 3, 2011

    Pita in the Park

    Niko Niko's outpost offers standards, surrounded by skyscrapers.

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Niko Niko's on Market Square Is the Next Chapter In a Restaurant's Long, Storied History

    Photos by Troy FieldsNiko Niko's already draws a healthy lunchtime crowd.​Back in 2001, Wendy Grossman wrote "Elbow Greece," a feature for the Houston Press on the long and fascinating history of what was -- at that time -- already a stalwart Houston favorite: Niko Niko's. Eleni Fetokakis run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Breakfast in the Park at Niko Niko's Market Square

    ​In an ideal world, the breakfast pitas that Niko Niko's (301 Milam, 713-224-4976) serves would become as omnipresent as breakfast tacos -- Mexican and Greek breakfast wraps taking over Houston one pita and one tortilla at a time. Until that happens, though, I encourage you to do your part in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Wing It for Super Bowl

    Photo by Rick Audet​I go to Super Bowl parties every year. Not for the football, mind you. I didn't even know who was going to be in this year's Super Bowl until last night (my mother nearly stroked out upon realizing this about her only, sports-retarded child). I go for the food. My favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Openings & Closings

    Jellies out for tasting at the new Kraftsmen Cafe in the Heights.​The biggest news of the week seems to be the revolving doors at some of Houston's more popular restaurants: BRC Gastropub, Caffe Bello and the Inn at Dos Brisas (which, okay, is up the road in Independence, but we still claim it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Market Square Park: Reopened And Repurposed Tomorrow

    Photo by Troy SchulzeMarket Square Park will be THE place to go for dog sculptures​Houston officials have tried for years to make a go of Market Square Park, but it never seems to take.The latest effort, a $3 million one, gets unveiled tomorrow at 2 p.m.The park has been closed for December for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Openings & Closings

    No more ceviche at the Midtown outpost of Lemon Tree.​A reader alerted us via Twitter to the fact that the Lemon Tree (207 West Gray) had closed its doors sometime in the past week. We went by to check it out and it is, indeed, closed. A call to Lemon Tree's original location on Whittington re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    World Cup: Get in the Spirit

    zota​If you couldn't care less about the World Cup, that's fine, because basically the ENTIRE REST OF THE WORLD is excited, and we'll make up for your lack of enthusiasm. But should you be looking to get into the World Cup spirit, here's a brief list of Houston restaurants where you can enjoy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    Losing our Voice.​Although it technically isn't a closure, it's the end of an era for Voice, the critically-acclaimed restaurant at the Hotel Icon. Chef Michael Kramer is leaving as the hotel has decided to take the restaurant in a different, slightly less upscale direction. It's a huge blow f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    What Not to Order at Niko Niko's: Athenian Mushroom Burger

    ​Niko Niko's is a god among Greek restaurants, the Zeus of all feta cheese delicacies in Houston. But even Greek gods falter at times. This mistake is more than likely a diner's error, because ordering something that doesn't contain oregano or lemon juice at a place known for its traditional ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Sadly, that cooler is filled with Listerine, and not Exxxtreme Blue Thunder Capri Sun.​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've borrowed six or seven fondue pots but have yet to return a single one. We started off the week with an adventure into the world of ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Top Ten Places to Pick-up Picnic Provisions

    ​Why does taking one's food outside to eat it on a blanket elevate its relevance and romanticism so dramatically? Who knows, but as Houstonians, we truly relish these fleeting moments when the weather allows us to have a picnic. Here are our suggestions for ten great places to get delicious pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Eating Our Words Exclusive: What New Mayor Annise Parker Likes to Eat

    Photo by Katya Horner​We know President Obama likes hamburgers. The national press made sure to tell us both times he went out to buy some. But what about Annise Parker? Our history-making new mayor is famous, too, darn it. She's been all over TV. But the media has been too distracted by p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Lamb Shank at Niko Niko's

    ​The Food Network's hugely successful show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives recently visited Niko Niko's Greek restaurant in Montrose. Amidst owner Dimitri Fetokakis's banter with hyper host Guy Fieri was this little nugget of information: Niko Niko's no longer slow-marinates its legendary lamb sha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Food Fight: It's All Greek to Us

    ​This week's food fight was determined by our Twitter followers to be Battle Gyro. And because we don't want them to have all the fun, we're letting our readers decide which two restaurants in Houston will do battle this week. The easy money is on Niko Niko's, or even Al's Quick Stop as the d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Golden-brown is the proper tone for any loaf of sourdough / Hollywood starlet.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where today we're bitterly sniffling at the fact that everyone else from the office is at the Austin City Limits festival. It's cool! There's lots of fun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Diners, Drive-Ins and...Pubs?

    Guy Fieri Once again, a national eye has turned to Houston, which the rest of the country tends to dismiss out of hand as not being a food town. Guy Fieri's popular Food Network show -- Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives -- has spent the last few weeks filming at various restaurants around town, lead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Dining Out For Life

    On Thursday, April 30th, restaurants in over 50 cities across the nation are inviting patrons to dine out for life. The event was created in 1991 to support AIDS research in Philadelphia and has since spread to the rest of the United States. Last year saw more than 3,500 restaurants participating an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    Slideshow: World Gyro Eating Championship at Festival of Greece

    Patrick “Deep Dish” Bertoletti (pictured right) took home first place on Saturday, May 17, at the Major League Eating event sponsored by Niko Niko's. Bertoletti bested Joey “Jaws” Chestnut (left), who had recently beat him at a deep-fried asparagus eating contest in California. Click here fo ... More >>

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Houston's Food Nazis

    Some are curmudgeonly but intriguing. Others are just a bad trip to S&M land.

  • Dining

    September 25, 2003

    Niko Niko's

    Ancient Cuisine

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Pork Chops

    Niko Niko's

  • Dining

    March 9, 2000

    Inner-City Suburban

    Despite its trendy locale, Riva's caters to urbanites with a taste for uncomplicated Italian

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