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    June 24, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 86, S'mores at 13 Celsius

    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 MenusĀ® 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 >>

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    June 13, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Juice & Crepes Come to Washington Avenue

    The State Bar & Lounge inside the Rice Hotel closed last week, but Swamplot reports a new tenant will be taking over the space soon, Lawless Kitchen and Sports. This new bar will offer cocktails alongside a "chef-driven" menu; it will also be designed to reflect the history of the Rice Hotel, which ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 91, Smoked Salmon Waffle at The Waffle Bus

    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 MenusĀ® 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 >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Take A Culinary Trip to Italy & the 3rd Coast

    Start your Tuesday mornings off right with pancakes at Ouisie's Table. Every Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m., Ouisie's Table will offer a multitude of pancake choices paired with two eggs made however you prefer, bacon, fruit, coffee and juice for $17; pancakes are available a la carte for $6. Sat ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 10, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014: A Love Letter to Houston Food

    Celebrating our city's diverse culinary scene.

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    March 20, 2014
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    January 31, 2014

    Five Ways to Eat Chocolate for Breakfast

    In honor of February, Valentine's Day, and what is basically (for us at least) a month of unashamedly consuming chocolate, we're bringing you five delicious chocolate recipes that are completely acceptable as your first meal of the day. From chewy oatmeal bars to cocoa-punched pancakes, here are Fi ... More >>

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    January 22, 2014

    Hershey's Debuts New Chocolate Spreads; Should Nutella Be Worried?

    Always ready to help you incorporate more chocolate into your life, Hershey's has introduced a new line of spreads in the flavors of Chocolate, Chocolate with Hazelnut, and Chocolate with Almond. Advertisements seem to suggest putting the spreads on toast and fruit slices is the proper thing to do, ... More >>

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    January 1, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Sweet, Savory Crepes & Pinterest Fails

    The Pancake Princess: This week, Erika made one of her most loved breakfast dishes, pannenkoeken, aka Dutch pancakes, or crepes. She reminisces about how each person in her family would top these light delicate pancakes her father used to make when he was a kid. Her brother topped his with Nutella a ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 70, Banana Split at Cloud 10 Creamery

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    DEFCON Dining: I Before E, Except After Toting An Extra (Excited) Kid Around All Afternoon

    Dining out with children is an exercise in situational awareness. Each experience is unique, with different variables leading to different possible outcomes, DEFCON-like in their escalating threat levels. Keen observation, forward planning and prior experience are critical in determining the proper ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Rice Village (Save Room For Some Dessert)

    We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town. So far, we've covered Montrose, River Oaks, Midtown, Upper Kirby, and EaDo. Today, we're looking at the shopping mecca that is Rice Village. Here's our list of the best cheap (under $10) lunch spots that ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    A First Look at Fielding's Wood Grill in The Woodlands

    The area where The Woodlands and Shenandoah meet on Research Forest Dr. has transformed from small strip centers and rows and rows of trees to a completely new area for residents and those passing through on I-45 to stop and grab a bite to eat. While many of the restaurants in this area are chains, ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Chefs to Demonstrate How to Cook During a Disaster with Ready Houston

    The city of Houston discovered fairly quickly after Hurricane Ike hit five years ago that it wasn't adequately prepared for a natural disaster of that magnitude. In the years since, the city has taken steps to make sure it's never caught unprepared again, including creating Ready Houston, an organiz ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 86, Ham, Egg & Cheese Crepe at Melange Creperie

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a list of the 100 dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of her person ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    How To: Crepes -- Step By Step Sweet & Savory With a Vine

    The first time I was introduced to crepes was at IHOP. Sure, I was eight years old and I thought they were the best thing I have ever eaten, but my entire perspective of crepes changed when I ate these delicate, ultra-thin pancakes in Paris. Let me tell you, IHOP has nothing on these. Ever since my ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    Celebrate Bastille Day Like A Frenchman With These Easy Recipes

    The first time I ate true French food was when my parents took me to France for three months during the summer of 1995. I was seven, which is perhaps not the best age to be introduced to a cuisine that considers snails a delicacy and doesn't really do peanut butter. Fortunately, I quickly develope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    The 2013 Kolache Olympics: Strawberry Flavors Prevailed

    Dwight Howard has a few more reasons to frequent the Kolache Factory, well two to be exact. For the 13th time, the Kolache Factory held its Kolache Olympics to decide which new kolache flavors would be added to the menu, one sweet and one savory. I was a little worried when I heard that cheese was ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

    The Waffle Bus's menu proffers many, many enticing options that would easily satisfy my brinner cravings on any given day. Only one thing is missing: waffle ice cream sandwiches. They have burgers in between waffles. And smoked salmon and dill cream cheese. Also Nutella and bananas. Clearly, ther ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    Get Your Caffeine Fix Without the Heat

    I've always hated the phrase "movers and shakers," but if applied literally, it's an accurate description of our city right now. With locals running around town implacably, outpacing frequent mentions from national publications (which have taken to calling us the new "it" city), it's easy to forget ... More >>

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    May 12, 2013

    How to Roast the Perfect Chicken in 10 Simple Steps: It's Easier Than You Think

    "Who's going to teach me to roast a chicken?" I saw my best friend Tweet a few days ago. After a two month-long work trip to Norway, she had come back to the States more determined than ever to eat healthy. And what's healthier than a roasted chicken with a few vegetables tossed in? It's cost-effici ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Banana Nutella Is a No-Fail Combination: Our 13 Favorite Examples in Houston

    I'm willing to bet any American who's tasted Nutella can tell you all about the first time they encountered the addictive product. Most of us didn't grow up on the sweet hazelnut spread as so many of my European friends did -- including a girlfriend from England who received at least two Nutella "bu ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    Top 5 Cupcake Toppings Besides Frosting

    Cupcakes are hands-down my favorite treats: personal cakes with the perfect amount of frosting to cake. Not to mention, they're super cute with pretty piped frosting on top. However, as much as I love decorating the top of each cupcake with a swirl of frosting and possibly some sprinkles, I have fo ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    My Top 5 Forbidden Foods: Bet You Can't Eat Just One

    There are just some foods I can't keep in the house, because if I did they would be fully consumed within a 24-hour period. This wasn't always the case, however. Years ago, when I worked at grown-up jobs (the kind where I put on pants and left the house in the morning), I could purchase these things ... More >>

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    February 4, 2013

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Stacked Nutella, Strawberry and Mascarpone Stuffed Heart-Shaped French Toast

    Valentine's Day is one of the only days in the year where anything you eat can come shaped as a heart and be uberly sweet. Before you begin a sweet-filled day with boxes of chocolate, chocolate-covered strawberries and packages of conversation hearts, take a whack at this dessert French toast treat ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    A Month of Chocolate: 28 Ways to Indulge

    We did it last year and this year, we're doing it again. It's almost February, which means in addition to fleeting resolutions, it's all about the chocolate baby. From Bacon & Chocolate Waffles to a piping cold cup of Frozen Hot Chocolate, here are 28 Ways to Indulge: Friday, February 1: Head to ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013

    60 Second Crumb Coffee Cake...In A Mug

    It's fair to say I've become obsessed with microwavable desserts in a mug. I've made some fudgey 60-Second Brownies, a gooey Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie, and now a Crumb-Topped Mug Coffee Cake. See also: What's Cooking on Pinterest? Nutella Mug Cake This simple and moist yellow cake is topped ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    $7 Well-Spent at Monster PBJ

    I was fully prepared to turn my nose up at Monster PBJ. A $7 peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Prepared with your choice of locally sourced breads, nut butters and jams? It sounded like a Portlandia episode. "We can pickle that!" I love it when I'm wrong. I'm officially here to tell you that if yo ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Homemade Gift Ideas

    Every week this holiday season, we've been posting our favorite food-centric gift ideas. We've already featured Useful Kitchen Tools Under $30, Holiday Gifts That Nobody Actually Wants, Top Gifts for Kids, and more. While store-bought gifts are wonderful (consumerism! Americuh!), homemade gifts ha ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter & Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Christmas season is finally officially here. That means baking cookies just because you feel like it is completely appropriate. The food & beverage section of Pinterest offers an overwhelming amount of sweets and treats for this holiday season. Out of all the delicious and mouthwatering desserts I ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    60-Second Brownies...In a Mug

    Oh my gosh, you guys -- I just discovered the best thing ever. I really don't know how I've gone this long without it. It's fast, it's easy, it's delicious... It's microwaved mug brownies. Yes, I made a the microwave. See also: What's Cooking on Pinterest? Nutella Mug Cake ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Keep on Truckin': Breakfast Burritos Anonymous

    I have a new-found love for breakfast -- in fact, I've discovered that it's truly the most important meal of the day. On a particularly busy morning I found myself in a hurry, with looming deadlines, and in desperate need of caffeine. I of course made my way to Inversion Coffee. I wasn't planning o ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Nutella Twix Bars

    I'd do anything for a Twix bar. They are my absolute, hands-down, favorite candy bar. You can't go wrong with a crunchy cookie, sticky caramel and irresistibly delicious chocolate coating. So, when I found a how to recipe on Pinterest, of course I decided that I had to make them. However, this isn' ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    5 Refreshingly Easy Popsicle Recipes, Including A Boozy Pop for Adults

    When it's hot and sticky outside, I want nothing more than a frozen treat to stop me from being a total biotch to everyone in my general vicinity keep me happy. Enter the popsicle: sweet, tangy and totally satisfying frozen ice on a stick. Fresh berry filled? Awesome. Rum filled? Even better. All ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Top 5 Stuffed Crescent Rolls

    Pillsbury crescent rolls are one of the most delicious, scrumptious and addictive pre-made bread products. Pop them out of their package, separate into beautiful triangles, roll up into a beautiful crescent and bake until perfection. I especially love crescent rolls at Thanksgiving; they're always a ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    Top 5 Houston Brunch Dishes That Could Double As Dessert

    It has long been a personal dream of mine that certain restaurants would offer their weekend brunch menu at night as well. Tucking into a huge meal is a great way to ameliorate a hangover but not particularly helpful if you aim to do anything but nap for the rest of the afternoon, so the option to m ... More >>

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    July 4, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Nutella Mug Cake

    Baking a cake takes time and effort; especially if it is from scratch, but what if you could make a cake from scratch in less than five minutes? Too good to be true? I disagree. Mug cakes are the perfect way to have your cake and eat it too. Pinterest offers a variety of mug cakes, from mocha to ba ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    First Look at Sweet Paris Creperie

    Although it's generally agreed upon that Melange Creperie serves the best crepes in Houston, there is one distinct disadvantage to the crepe cart: the weather. When it's raining or blazing hot (as it's about to get very shortly), head crepe-maker Buffalo Sean and his gang will often close up shop -- ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Lotzah Matzah: Top 5 Ways to Enjoy Unleavened Bread

    Happy Pesach ya'll! Passover, the Jewish holiday remembering the biblical story of the ancient Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt, is here. The story goes that once freed, the Israelites left in such a hurry that they could not wait for their dough to rise. To commemorate, matzah ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've just discovered the wonders of Biscoff Spread and now it's all over, as far as losing weight is concerned. And I thought Nutella was addictive, holy shit. It straight-up tastes like cookies, y'all. I'm dead. I'm so dead. We st ... More >>

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    January 2, 2012

    Tunnel Explorer: Zaytona

    While my forays into the tunnels occasionally reveal bright spots, signs that, perhaps, someone is trying to make good food underground, I'm still overwhelmed by the sheer mass of careless, pointless dreck foisted on us tunnel dwellers. It's our own fault, I suppose. Certainly, we could come above ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    I'm a little hesitant because it's half IPA. I'm very enthusiastic, however, because it's two things just crammed right the crap together. I love a good mish mash.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we promise never to have a talking anthropomorphic food item as ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Top Ten: Stoner Foods​So the word on the street is that food tastes better when you're stoned. I'm just guessin' though -- I would never engage in anything illegal like smoking The Pot! Swearsies. I hit up the Internet -- and a few of my favorite potheads -- to bring you this list of Top Ten Stoner Foo ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Keep on Truckin': Taqueria El Palomo

    Taqueria El Palomo​With food trucks being all the rage these days, one can easily forget that they -- specifically, taco trucks -- have been around for a long time. Back in 2007, Robb Walsh even named his Top 10 Taco Trucks in Houston. These taquerias on wheels don't have fancy fusion food, an ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    "Mother, are you certain these are Merlot? I detect nary a note of plum nor berry yet my palate does sense slightly more tannin than usual. Oh, Mother, it seems you've handed me a cluster of Cabernet Sauvignon yet again, you affable amateur!"​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating O ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    A Saner Cookie

    Cocoa fudge cookies.​No matter how healthy I try to be, there is one habit I just can't kick. I need chocolate. It's my drug, and I have no intention of going to rehab. I do try to find the healthiest way to indulge, but one can only pretend to enjoy so many dark chocolate squares. My favorite ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar

    ​Today closes out our discussion with pastry chef Rebecca Masson; for previous installments, click here and here. I had a chance to taste-test her signature petite treat: Fluffernutters and could taste the natural flavors in the peanut-butter oatmeal cookies because they weren't loaded with s ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 20, 2010

    True to the 'Trose

    Colorful eatery Canopy is becoming a neighborhood fixture.

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    May 7, 2009

    Lemon Sorbetto with Noodles

    Last summer's obsession was Greek Gods chocolate fig flavor ice cream. So far, our favorite weird ice cream flavor this year is Golnazar lemon sorbetto with crunchy noodles. The rice noodles give the refreshing lemon sorbet an unexpected, but interesting texture. Golnazar is a California ice cream ... More >>

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