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  • Dining

    January 30, 2014

    First Look at Espresso Rescue

    Houston's first coffee truck.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Top Ten Milkshakes

    Our 2013 Best of HoustonĀ® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we're rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Jeff Axline of Brooklyn Athletic Club and a Taste of Americana

    This is the third part of a three-part Chef Chat series. If you missed the previous posts, you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This week, we chatted with Jeff Axline of the new Brooklyn Athletic Club (BAC) on Richmond. We learned about his experiences, how he's made a name for himself with ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    My Trip to Napa Valley: Part II

    I'm pretty sure I fell in love with Napa. It's like an alcoholic's wine lover's Disneyland; a land with a picturesque landscape and fantastic crisp breeze, with some of the world's best wine at your fingertips, just ripe for the taking. And the food scene: TDF. I was lucky enough to enjoy two incr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    JerryBuilt Burgers Are Anything But

    I didn't learn the phrase "jerry-built" until I married [and later divorced] an Englishman. In America, we use the phrase "jerry-rigged" instead, but they mean the same thing: something that's poorly planned, hastily built or just generally thrown together. It's curious that JerryBuilt Homegrown Bur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Homegrown Burgers on Holcombe

    The Hay Merchant officially opened on Wednesday of this week after a few days of friends-and-family service. Greg Morago at the Chronicle braved the crowds at the craft beer bar to sample chef Antoine Ware's menu of lamb sweetbread po-boys and blood sausage queso fundido. A new Three Brothers Baker ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    Upcoming Events: Not Too Late for New Year's Plans

    Ring in the new year at one of our three top choices.​Next week, we'll have a complete round-up of New Year's Eve dinners and dining events. But this week, we're spotlighting three favorites to include in Upcoming Events -- make your reservations now! Jasper's in The Woodlands is hosting a pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Domenica Catelli of Catelli's

    Photos by Matthew DresdenCatelli's Ravioli (dc sauce on the left, butter garlic on the right)​After our spirited conversation (covered in parts one and two of this Chef Chat), Domenica Catelli brought out a few of her restaurant's dishes. I asked her about the challenges in creating a menu whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Relish Fine Foods: Central Market's Long-Lost Little Sister

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttDijon shrimp salad sandwich with Bibb lettuce and sweet peppers.​Let me be clear up front: Relish Fine Foods is in no way related to Central Market, aside from being located a few blocks away from the grocery giant on San Felipe and Weslayan. However, the similariti ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 7, 2005
  • Dining

    April 4, 2002

    Paris Matched

    Laurier Café is turning out Parisian bistro food at Paris, Texas, prices

  • Dining

    November 22, 2001

    Pig in the City

    A foodie saint is tainted by fast food's evil empire