• Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Put On Your Lederhosen, It's Oktoberfest Time at King's Biergarten and Restaurant

    King's Oktoberfest is right around the corner. So put on your lederhosen and head down to King's Biergarten & Restaurant for the fourth annual celebration on September 26 through September 28 at the Pearland restaurant. During the first year of King's Oktoberfest, the restaurant only had seating f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    10 Places for Boozy Milkshakes in Houston

    Milkshakes are good, but boozy shakes are so much better. The traditional blend of milk, ice cream and syrups makes for an enjoyably sweet refreshment, but the extra splash of tequila, rum or beer just takes it to a new level. When you're in the mood for an alcoholic drink, but are simultaneously c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Back to School: Feed Your Kids Like a Chef

    As the start of another school year approaches, we've got school lunches on the mind. Mostly, when we think of school lunches, we picture cafeteria trays with grayish glop in each compartment, and we think of all the debates over what should or should not be given to growing kiddos. The vast majori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Fluffy Pancakes & Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

    Zagat Houston: Searching for the perfect ice-cold treat to cool off with this summer? Check out Zagat Houston's list of the best ice cream parlors in Houston. Indulge in Cloud10 Creamery's twist on the classic banana split featuring caramelized bananas with vanilla bean, chocolate and Nutella with m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Eat Your Dessert First at Kraftsmen Cafe

    Sometimes it's not a wise decision to eat at such a hopping place like Kraftsmen Cafe on a Sunday afternoon. But sometimes you forget that places like these fill up quickly with large parties, BYOB brunch groups and hungry patrons coming from church. The longer you stand in line, the hungrier you ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Cool Down With These Three Ice Cream Sandwiches in Houston

    There's something about a giant scoop of ice cream stuffed between two soft cookies that brings a smile to anyone's face. It's a nostalgic treat that everyone grew up on, be it the giant Toll House chocolate chip cookie sandwich from ice cream trucks, the classic rectangular chocolate and vanilla Bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    The 5 Best Brunch Spots in the Galleria

    In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded Bloody Marys, we have no shortage of awesome spots to get our brunch on. Keeping later hours and killer cocktails in mind, we'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Houston Summer Food Bucket List

    Summer is a time to relax, enjoy the weather and eat some really good food. Thank goodness we live in a city bursting with opportunities to satisfy our adventurous food cravings. We have listed ten food-centric tasks for you to do this summer. Think of it as a bucket list. Get all of these things ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    The Ten Best Macarons in Houston

    We've written about macarons, noted their rising popularity over cupcakes and have suggested them as holiday treats or gifts for friends and family. But, we have never ranked the ten best macarons in Houston. Our great city has a multitude of shops selling the French cookies and it's no secret why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Kevin Naderi Talks Lillo & Ella and Lunch & Brunch

    Last week was a big one for Kevin Naderi. The chef of Roost not only opened his second restaurant, Lillo & Ella, but also braved the television game show circuit, appearing on Sunday's episode of the Food Network's Guy's Grocery Games. He came in second on the show--"I was the winner in my paren ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 8, 2014

    Where to Eat on Mother's Day 2014 in Houston

    Take your mother out this year.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Passaporto Italia Kicks Off At Central Market: Buon Appetito!

    Italy has arrived at Central Market. Passaporto Italia kicked off on Wednesday, April 30, with a Prosecco tasting, followed by the "Italy Meets Texas" Sip and Stroll event on Thursday, May 1. For the next 11 days, Central Market will be filled with authentic Italian products, wine, coffee, cheese, p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Where to Eat on Mother's Day 2014 in Houston

    It feels like just yesterday we were rounding up the places to eat on Easter. Now, it's time to help you decide where to take Mom out on her special day. A multitude of Houston restaurants are opening up their doors on Sunday, May 11, to serve brunch, lunch and/or dinner. So be a planner and make re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Sweet & Savory Benefit Helps Save Dogs With Delicious Dinner

    Several years ago, Rebecca Masson and Tracy Hartman held the first "Sweet and Savory" dinner benefitting Lucky Dog rescue. They had a few dozen people and raised $3,500. Nine dinners later, and the duo--along with a slew of local and regional chefs--have raised an estimated $150,000 for the animal r ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 10, 2014

    Where to Eat in Houston for Easter 2014

    Your guide to holiday meals.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Where to Eat on Easter Day (2014)

    Some of you may be wondering, "When is Easter?" And I bet those of you who gave something up for Lent know exactly when Easter is (you've been counting down the days). Well, this special holiday is Sunday, April 20, and the best way to celebrate any weekend holiday is with brunch, no?. Many restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Do You Want to Dine Next to A Stranger?

    Texas Monthly: This month, Texas Monthly shines the light on Coltivare, the new restaurant from Ryan Pera and Morgan Weber of Revival Market. Patricia Sharpe writes about the delightful focaccia bread, describing it as "a miracle of springy texture and crunchy crust, luxuriantly brushed with Spanish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    First Look at Dish Society: Casual Farm-to-Table Dining

    Texas (especially the Houston region) is blessed with a multitude of produce farms, breweries, meat producers and dairy farms. While it is common for Houston restaurants to showcase a few local producers' products in menu items, there aren't many restaurants that are solely farm-to-table. And that i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Honor Texas With BBQ, Steak & Beer

    Food Truck Friday @ Houston Press Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 2603 La Branch When lunch time rolls around, we're hungry, and we expect you are, too. Cure those hunger pains with something comforting and something that simply hits the spot. The Golden Grill will be pulling up to our office today at 11 ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 6, 2014

    Where to Eat on Valentine's Day

    FYI, it's on a Friday.

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Five Houston Eateries Serving Chocolate For Breakfast

    Last week, in honor of February, Valentine's Day, and what is basically (for us at least) a month of unashamedly consuming chocolate, we brought you five chocolate-studded recipes that are completely acceptable for breakfast. This week, we're sharing five of Houston's best chocolate breakfasts for ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 30, 2014

    First Look at Espresso Rescue

    Houston's first coffee truck.

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    Where to Eat on Saint Valentine's Day 2014: FYI, It's On A Friday

    This year, Valentine's Day is on a Friday. In other words, everyone will be vying for a reservation at one of the many Houston restaurants offering a special meal on the day of romance. Don't be that guy or gal who forgets to make a reservation in advance, especially if your special someone is expec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Top Ten Milkshakes

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® 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 >>

  • Dining

    December 26, 2013

    Five Houston Culinary Splurges

    Treat yourself to a decadent holiday feast.

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Baker Spotlight: Chef Francis Reznick, Rustika Cafe & Bakery

    It's a family affair at Rustika Cafe & Bakery. Francis Reznick, along with her husband, Leonardo, has been running and operating Rustika for 20 years. While he manages the cafe side of the business, Chef Francis is the mastermind behind the beautifully designed cakes, cookies and pastries created i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 87, Crab Daddy Bao at Fat Bao

    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 >>

  • Dining

    July 4, 2013

    Tucanos Brazilian Grill Opens

    Sugar Land finally has a traditional Brazilian restaurant.

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Where To Eat On The Fourth of July 2013: Barbecues, Firework Shows & More

    If you would rather swim at the pool, relax with friends and family, set off some fireworks (if permitted) and have someone else do the cooking this Fourth of July, then we have you covered. Celebrate our nation's independence at one of these restaurants and festivals.

  • Dining

    June 13, 2013

    Where to Eat on Father's Day

    Treat Dad to Something Sweet and Something with Meat.

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Speculoos Cookie Butter Scarcity Continues at Trader Joe's

    Last week during my semi-monthly run to Trader Joe's for baked jalapeño cheese curls, I witnessed the following conversation between two employees: Employee #1: Quick question -- Speculoos? Are we still limiting them to just one? Employee #2: Yup, one jar per person. Speculoos [cookie butter], in ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 30, 2013

    Max's Wine Dive Moving to Montrose

    What does that mean for Houston?

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    PB2: Low-Calorie Peanut Butter with the Same Taste

    If you give me a jar of peanut butter, there is a guarantee that I will start eating it by the spoonful. Creamy, sticky and comforting peanut butter is one of those foods I just can't resist. Unfortunately, it isn't calorie- or fat-free -- the downside to most comforting foods. I love to look at th ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 2, 2013

    Pizza Ballet at Pizaro's

    The proof is in the pies at Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana, where dough is tossed in the air and comes to earth in heavenly fashion.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to British Cuisine

    With acclaimed British restaurant Feast closing in August, now's the time to acquaint yourself with its excellent English menu before it's too late. Luckily, chef Richard Knight will be opening another restaurant in the Heights within a year, and there are plenty of other British restaurants in Hous ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 18, 2013

    Fat Bao: Bao Wow

    Upper Kirby's Fat Bao offers delicious Chinese dough wrapped around savory and sweet fillings and now with lowered prices.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Homemade Pop-Tarts

    Who doesn't love a Pop-Tart? Even as college students, my roommates and I have Pop-Tarts in our kitchen at all times; it's a childhood classic that'll always stand the test of time. Last week on Pinterest, I made cupcakes with Earl Grey tea for a sophisticated treat, but this week, I stumbled upon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Camp Brisket and Nutty Frenchmen

    Washington Post: The latest out-of-state paper to tackle Houston's bustling food scene is the Washington Post, in which writer Martha Miller visits a handful of our most popular restaurants and describes the city as "Silk Road meets Texas Bravado." Sarah Rufca at CultureMap called Martha's summation ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 22, 2012

    Burger Outpost

    Guru Burgers & Crepes offers up stunning combinations of burgers and craft beer in Sugar Land.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Top 10 Dirt Cheap Rock Star Halloween Costumes

    Yep, it's that time again. Almost Halloween, and you with no costume. There's no time left to execute some grand vision that might impress people you'd like to sleep with. (Unless you want to try these, from our sister blog Art Attack.) That leaves you with only a couple of options: Sit around alon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Fry What You Like: Cinnamon Rolls and Bacon-Wrapped Avocado

    I love my university for various reasons, but a new reason is that we have a "Fry What You Like" competition where teams of four get to fry anything of their choosing. All we have to do is prepare our items, dip them in a frying batter, roll them a coating of our choice, and the Baylor dining servic ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 28, 2012

    Dining on the Rails

    A guide to light rail lunching in Houston.

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Openings & Closings: New Locations Coming Soon for Torchy's and BB's

    Attention all you Torchy's Tacos fans who aren't fans of the parking situation at the current location on Shepherd: The Austin-based taco shop is opening a second location in the Heights on 19th Street, in the spot formerly occupied by Harold's. Is there any restaurant that isn't opening a location ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 7, 2012

    The Rest of the Best

    Houston's Top 10 Patios

  • Dining

    February 9, 2012

    We Love Food

    Our 100 favorite dishes in Houston.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    A Month of Chocolate: 29 Ways to Indulge

    In January, we brought you a Month of Oatmeal in honor of National Oatmeal Month. That was nice and all, but February's here. And in February, it's all about the chocolate baby. From complimentary s'mores at a poolside bar to a Snickers beignet (is this real life?), here are 29 ways to indulge: Wed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Cafe Moustache: Not the Place for Crepes. But These Places Are

    This fig and goat cheese crepe did not come from Cafe Moustache; it came from Melange Creperie, just down the street.​It's safe to say that outside of being able to drink a lot of wine on the cheap during happy hour, I don't understand the allure of Cafe Moustache, the subject of this week's c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2007

    Aw, Hell, the King

    The back of the book blurb says that by “taking barbecue grilling to new heights” TV host Ted Reader has been dubbed “A King of the BBQ by GQ magazine.” Kind of weird to hear someone from Canada called that, especially if you’re reading him from Texas, but OK. I cook a lot but am not what ... More >>