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Pho Binh

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Lucky Burger Says Goodbye After 40 Years & Siphon Coffee Finally Opens

    Swamplot broke the news this week that Lucky Burger at 1601 Richmond Avenue will close on Saturday, May 31. Now that the burger joint's lease is up, the restaurant will turn off the lights after 40 years of operation. But, if you want to take a piece of the restaurant home with you, especially if it ... 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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    December 26, 2013

    The Five Best Hangover Foods In Houston

    Last year for New Year's, we shared The Five Levels of a Hangover and How To Cure Them With Food. This year, in honor of the hangover holiday of the year (or the start of a new year for those of you who are not complete drunks), we're sharing where you can find the best morning-after foods in town ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 12, 2013

    Rest of the Best 2013

    The top 10 late-night dining restaurants in Houston.

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    December 4, 2013

    Rest of the Best 2013: Top Ten Late-Night Restaurants

    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'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next sever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Pho Binh by Night by Blacksmith: Pho Pop-Up Hits Montrose

    The Pho Binh family of restaurants offers what's often called the best pho in Houston, but they can also be a bit of a drive. The original Pho Binh sits in a trailer down in far south Houston, while its newer sister restaurant -- Pho Binh by Night -- is in the western reaches of Chinatown (which its ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 14, 2013

    Crazy for Crawfish

    Houston's 10 best mudbug joints.

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Top 10 Restaurants Near Hobby Airport

    One of the questions I get most frequently from friends who travel is this: Why isn't there anywhere to eat around Hobby Airport? To which I say: There are lots of places. You're not looking hard enough. Hobby is one of those parts of town that requires a finer-toothed comb than, say, the Montrose ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2013

    Eating Our Hearts Out

    100 Favorite dishes in the Bayou City

  • Dining

    January 3, 2013

    Pho to Ramen, Bulgogi to Bo 7 Mon

    The top 10 restaurants in Chinatown.

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in Chinatown

    "You're going to do a top 10 Chinatown list, aren't you?" a reader implored last week on Twitter. Of course -- Chinatown is my favorite neighborhood for dining and exploration in the entire city. For every old favorite you visit, you're guaranteed to find at least two new restaurants to fall in love ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 6, 2012

    Uncommonly Keen

    The 10 best restaurants in the Upper Kirby district.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Houston's 10 Best Late-Night Dining Options

    Good morning, sunshine. Did you have a long night? I hope not; it's only Thursday. Get ahold of yourself, man. Those long nights should be reserved for Friday and Saturday wee-small-hours-of-the-morning-type deals; mid-week debauchery is so 1990s. Regardless of when you're staying up super late (or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: Amalia Pferd, Sean Carroll, John Peterson

    Owning a food truck/mobile cart is hard work, but at the end of the day, you still gotta eat. For this week's Where the Chefs Eat series, we're checking in to see where some of Houston's on-the-go chef-proprietors get their grub on. Let's see where Amelia Pferd of Good Dog Hot Dogs, Sean Carroll o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 6, Ma Po Tofu at Mala Sichuan

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 7, Ceviche at La Fisheria

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 8, Pho at Pho Binh

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: Seth Siegel-Gardner, Terrence Gallivan, Justin Yu

    First, there was Just August Project. And then came Pilot Light Group. And then came Oxheart Restaurant. And soon we will have the The Pass and Provisions. For this week's Where the Chefs Eat installment, we found out where Seth Siegel-Gardner, Terrence Gallivan, and Justin Yu like to eat around ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Pho

    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.

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    November 4, 2011

    Openings & Closings: October 2011

    Coming soon: Free bitch-slaps for anyone who says, "Meet me at the Finn."​It's been a busy month for restaurant openings, closings, name changes and remodels. Hang onto your coffee cups -- we've got a lot of restaurant news to get through in one post. Openings: BlackFinn American Grille is c ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 6, 2011

    C&D & Nostalgia

    This South Houston burger joint with a small-town vibe serves tasty, old-school burgers.

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Only In Houston...

    Hoagies & More: A family-run restaurant serving Salvadoran and Vietnamese food.​While finishing this week's cafe review off Thanh Phuong, the phrase "only in Houston..." kept wandering through my head. "Only in Houston," I thought, "would a chef like Chris Shepherd offer to stage at a tiny, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    10 Houston Restaurants Every Out-Of-Towner Should Visit

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttTexas barbecue done right at Gatlin's.​On Wednesday afternoon, I mused that some day I hoped for visitors to Houston to feel as excited about our dining scene as I was about New York City's. The sheer breadth and depth of ethnic and regional cuisines present here is ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 16, 2010

    Bistro Banh Mi

    Cafe TH harkens back to East End Chinatown with a French vibe.

  • Dining

    September 30, 2010

    Planet Houston: Country Cooking

    An around-the-world guide to the foods of Planet Houston

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    August 26, 2010

    Anthony Bourdain: "There Has Never Been a Better Time to Eat in America"

    Anthony Bourdain is a man who requires little introduction. The author of Kitchen Confidential -- the book published almost exactly 10 years ago, which catapulted him to fame -- and host of popular TV shows like A Cook's Tour and No Reservations, Bourdain is the prototypical bad-boy chef, Marco Pier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Sunday Afternoon at Mi Tienda

    For more photos, check out our slideshow.​Whoever said you can't spend a pleasant afternoon in South Houston hasn't been to Mi Tienda (or to Pho Binh, but that's a different blog post altogether). The Hispanic-centric concept store from H-E-B opened on Spencer Highway in 2006 and has been pack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #1 Oysters Gilhooley at Gilhooley's Raw Bar in San Leon

    ​For a slideshow of all Robb's favorite 100 dishes, click here. Over the course of the past few months, I've counted down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others b ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #2: Fajitas at the Original Ninfa's on Navigation

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #3 Snapper on a Sizzling Comal at Tampico

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #4 Campechana at Goode Company Seafood

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #5 Fried Chicken at Barbecue Inn

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #6 Barbecued Ribs at Pizzitola's

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #7 Turtle Soup at Brennan's

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #9 Pho at Pho Binh on Beamer

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Midtown Alternatives to Mai's

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttTofu and veggie spring rolls at Pho Nga.​Although old Chinatown is a shadow of its former self these days, there are still plenty of good Vietnamese restaurants lurking in shady strip centers, offering the same wonderful bowls of pho and helpings of com dia that the ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 24, 2009

    Pot au Pho

    This funky trailer in South Houston is worth the drive for Vietnamese breakfast.

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    December 23, 2009

    Pho Binh on Beamer

    ​In this week's Café review, we visit the funky trailer in South Houston that everybody who loves pho raves about. ​The front room only has three tables, but it's a good place to sit because when no one is looking, you can sneak into the kitchen, which is right behind the cashier, and ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    Extra Fat and Zippy Meatballs

    ​Did you know that you can request extra fat with your pho? A Pho Binh regular let me in on this secret recently. I tried it at Pho Binh, and the waitress knew exactly what I was talking about. She brought me a small bowl with green onions soaked in beef fat skimmings from the stock pot. I won ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Fearless Critic: Not The Only Brutally Honest Reviews In Town

    ​One can't possibly argue with the extraordinary usefulness of Fearless Critic, from its many lists, to its valuable compendium of area restaurants, to its handy ratings system. But one can definitely argue with its claim that its reviews, by "food nerds" and food bloggers, are somehow superi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Downtown Saigon Soup Stop

    ​When a reader asked me to recommend an excellent pho shop close to downtown where he could get a quick lunch, I sent him to the Pho Saigon location at 2808 Milam. And I told him to remember to put a napkin over his tie. The original Midtown location was opened by Houston's P.B. Tran in 1998. ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Noodles You Need to Know About

    Photos by Robb Walsh​I got a medium pho with steak and brisket at Pho Binh at 10815 Beechnut for lunch the other day. I was coming down with a cold and it worked at least as well as chicken soup. Pho Binh on Beechnut is located in a shopping center. It was the winner of Best Pho in the 2007 Ho ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    The 10 Most Underrated Restaurants in Houston (According to You)

    ​Last week, we asked you to share your comments with us about Houston's most underrated restaurant. In the second of a two-part question about overrated and underrated restaurants thorughout the city, you weren't any shyer with your comments than you were when we asked about overrated restaur ... More >>

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