Who gets under our skin?
Houstonians love food. Dining out is one of our favorite pastimes, and we embrace it like it's the official sport of Houston. We are a city of "foodies," and thanks to us, the restaurant industry is thriving. Unfortunately, this insane love of food has also spawned a culture of restaurant monsters ... More >>
Pickings are sort of slim on the Health Department's Web site this week. Regardless, we'll start with the meat, because you don't win friends with salad. Fleming's Prime (2405 W. Alabama) had a good inspection, earning just two violations during a routine inspection: equipment not kept tight/adjuste ... More >>
What if you could ask social media sites such as Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook and TripAdvisor what Tex-Mex restaurant they'd recommend as the best in Houston? All at once? Without having to mess with the whole following people and enduring their boring status updates part? Triposo is here for you. ... More >>
The top 10 restaurants in Chinatown.
One of the more frequent questions I'm asked these days is where to find good gluten-free food. And when GF folks ask this question, they're looking for more than an answer of, "Oh, any place that serves vegetables and meat. Can't you figure out your own dietary restrictions?" No; they're looking f ... More >>
P.F. Chang's is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. When I head home to New York and hit my favorite mall, my girlfriends and I almost always choose P.F. Chang's for our post-shopping lunch and wine session. I usually order the chicken lettuce wraps and garlic noodles; add a few glasses of wine, an ... More >>
This is my close friend Jamie from Hackney, East London, and he will eat anything you put in front of him. Whole, raw jalapenos and Thai chiles, dubious Asian convenience store sandwiches at 3 am -- whatever it is, it doesn't bother him. He once showed me a video from Thailand of him eating ... More >>
I wrongly assumed that Benihana was a hokey American take on Japanese steakhouses, basing my opinion on the famous, and un-Japanese, fried rice. But I married a girl who'd lived in Tokyo, and she assured me that most elements of Benihana are authentic, except the fried rice. Furthermore, she loves ... More >>
Ruggles Green at CityCenter.Before you roll your eyes at this post title and think, "God, I'm so ready for that trend to be over," (as I admittedly have done on previous occasions), consider that gluten-free dining is not just a casual lifestyle for many Americans. One in three Americans suff ... More >>
Photo by Matthew DresdenChef/Owner Frédéric Perrier, in the kitchen of Aura RestaurantIn part one of our Chef Chat, we discussed how Chef Perrier came to Houston and his vision for Aura. Today we'll talk about working in the suburbs and his other venture, Hoggs n' Chicks. EOW: Talk about t ... More >>
One of the questions I've been fielding a lot lately is, "Where should my [son, daughter, sister, brother, etc.] go for dinner before prom?" And the answer I've been giving is always the same: Haven. Haven has a beautiful dining room and patio; a great central location to where most proms se ... More >>
Today's installment of Young & Recessioned features Viet Tran, a 27-year-old University of Houston grad who has used reality TV, YouTube episodes and street corner stunts to find his dream job. I went into commercial real estate right after I graduated. I did that for about three years. I had ... More >>
Bad dealings, and porn actresses who are anal-sex specialistsClinton Tod Harwell might have run his last scam for a while. The long-time Houstonian -- well-known as a defendant in the civil and criminal courthouses here -- moved to California a while back, and that's where he came to grief.And a ... More >>
Even if Uncle Sam took a great big bite out of your wallet this year, there are still ways to enjoy a good meal today -- several, in fact -- thanks to local restaurants taking advantage of your newfound poverty to offer free or reduced-price goodies today. It's like a crack dealer giving you ... More >>
Superstar session drummer and Dadaist marketing genius Josh Freese (Devo, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals) sells himself, his famous friends and all-you-can-eat shrimp at Sizzler to promote his new album.
Great hamburgers and Austin Powers-era Chinese food are both on the menu at Alice's
A cook-off for a cause
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse serves up excellent renditions of the nation's most average food and wine preferences
Vallone's takes a break just in time to give Fleming's a shot
P.F. Chang's mai tai
Saba chef Dylan Murray returns home to add even more spice to Houston's restaurant scene
Daily Review Cafe's executive chef takes to the road
Scott Chen opened Houston's top Chinese restaurant. Now he wants to run Houston's top restaurant. Period.