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Puebla

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Review: Ordering Family Style is a Good Way to Go at Pico's Mex-Mex

    The Chiles en Nogada Tradicionales, a regional specialty from the Mexican state of Puebla, is extraordinary. Typically available only during pomegranate season in Mexico, the pulled-pork filled poblano chiles, topped with a creamy walnut sauce and fresh pomegranate kernels, are so in demand that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 82, Chiles en Nogada Tradicionales at Pico's Mex-Mex

    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 Menus® 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 >>

  • Culture

    May 1, 2014

    The 2014 Houston Cinco de Mayo Guide

    Houston offers up lots of Cinco de Mayo fun.

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    As Lime Prices Skyrocket, Bars and Restaurants Feel the Squeeze

    When you start to Google the word "lime" these days, the first thing that pops up is "lime prices," followed by "lime prices going up," "lime prices increase," and "lime prices rise." If you're looking for recipes with lime, you're going to have to dig a little deeper, because right now, all the new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Top 5 Enchilada Platters To Try in Houston

    As part of the holy trinity of Tex-Mex (the other members being tacos and fajitas), the enchilada appears in diverse forms in our city. And thanks to intense competition among Mexican restaurants, few enchilada platters are really bad and most are pretty good. Some, however, are just terrific. This ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Ruben Ortega of Hugo's and the Traditional Foods of Mexico

    This week, we've been chatting with Ruben Ortega of Hugo's and Backstreet Cafe. This is the third and final part of a three-part Chef Chat series. If you missed our previous posts, you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Ruben is the lesser known sibling of Hugo Ortega, and his official title at ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 2, 2013

    Cinco de Mayo

    Celebrating Mexican culture with family-friendly events and lots of parties.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Enrique Bravo of Pollo Bravo on How Selling Chicken Helped Him Realize His American Dream

    Who he is: Ask Enrique Bravo who he is, and he'll tell you, "I'm just a guy from Puebla, Mexico." Dig a little deeper and you'll find that he's much more than that. He's a restaurateur who's made it against all odds -- a guy who made a reality of his American dream. When he arrived on United Stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Cinco de Mayo As Celebrated in Five of America's Whitest Cities

    Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, meaning restaurants and bars are all going Mexican-themed with their specials and events. The day has grown to be a big deal in the U.S., if not Mexico, where it's not Mexican Independence Day or anything. Everyone's hopping on the Cinco de Mayo bandwagon, including some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Houston's Top 10 Margaritas

    You don't have to wait for Cinco de Mayo to enjoy one of the city's favorite cocktails, but it doesn't hurt to have a few in celebration, either. Just remember to toast the Battle of Puebla (after all, that's what Cinco de Mayo commemorates -- not Mexican Independence Day.) 10. Sorrel Urban Bistro ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 3, 2012

    Where to Party This Cinco de Mayo

    Salt, tequila and lime

  • Calendar

    May 3, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Fast Times: Fajitas Puebla Tacos At Taco Cabana

    Don't gotta tell me twice. ​Oh, Taco C, how I love thee. Maybe it's because I lived off Taco Cabana tortillas and queso in college; every great night at the square or float down the river in San Marcos ended with a trip to TC. Drunk, sober or hungover, it hits the spot. So when I saw an ad f ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 25, 2011

    SPECIAL COMIDA EDITION: Who Harvested Maize First — the Aztecs, or the Mayans?

    And what are the three milks of Pastel de Tres Leches?

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Seis Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

    hispanicallyspeakingnews.comWow. I think I just felt my liver twitch. ​While many view Cinco de Mayo as a Mexican holiday, the United States was very much involved in the events that took place on May 5, 1862 in Puebla, Mexico. American Union soldiers fought side by side with the Mexican army ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Avoid the Clear Beer Bottles This Cinco de Mayo

    You can't go wrong with a beautiful brown bottle.​"I don't drink much Mexican beer," laughed Justin Vann over the phone on Tuesday afternoon. I'd called on the beer and wine manager at Central Market in hopes of getting some recommendations for off-the-beaten path Mexican beers for Cinco de M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    First Look: Jus' Mac

    ​I have something to confess: I've been stalking Jus' Mac (2617 Yale) for quite some time now. I have basically used every excuse in the book for driving by the corner of 26th and Yale. As a diehard mac n' cheese fan, I have been very impatiently awaiting its opening. The building itself is ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Openings & Closings

    It's not like they didn't warn you at Moon Tower Inn.​Two noteworthy restaurants opened this past week, noteworthy if only for the refreshing simplicity of their respective menus. The first of the two, Jus' Mac (2617 Yale), features -- as the name would suggest -- just macaroni and cheese. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Living La Vida Local at Hugo's

    Courtesy of Paula MurphyHugo Ortega with some fresh tomatoes from his garden.​The last week of August marks the end of squash blossom season at Hugo's (1600 Westheimer), the restaurant that popularized the edible flowers here in Houston. Hugo Ortega, chef and owner, is sad that another season ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 5, 2010

    SPECIAL COMIDA EDITION

    Mexican in the Big Apple

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Sylvia Casares of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen

    ​After discussing Sylvia Casares's unique cuisine, it was getting hard for me to hear her over my growling gut. She presented two sampler plates. The first came with beef carne asada, her famous chili-gravy enchilada, and grilled quail. The carne asada and quail were cooked on her mesquite gri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #39 Mole Poblano at Hugo'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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Game Time: Cinco De Mayo...Frenchies, Bye Bye-Oh!!

    Mexico joins the not-so-exclusive "We kicked French ass" club​Go to any Cinco de Mayo celebration today and ask ten of the patrons what exactly they are celebrating and you're likely to get a range of answers that looks like this: -- Six drunks slurring that it's Mexico's Independence day -- Two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Cinco De Mayo Tips and a Playlist For Gringos

    ​ All right, our non-native Mexican brothers. If you're going out tonight to have some Coronas, hit on drunk Latinas and take silly pictures while wearing a sombrero, at least try not to look like a total jerk. Rocks Off is going to help you, but we need to start by schooling you on the basics. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Mexican Sandwiches at La Guadalupana

    Photo by Katharine Shilcutt​No, it's not a torta. This is a cemita, a traditional Pueblan sandwich that's different from the omnipresent torta in several important ways: A cemita traditionally comes with avocado, raw onions, salsa roja, quesillo cheese and your choice of meat - nothing else ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Cold Sweats: Hot Foods for Cold Weather

    Sylvia's enchilada tour​Leftovers are dwindling and we're all disgusted by turkey, but that doesn't necessarily mean we're left with cravings for salad. Why not continue to bask in the warmth of comfort food another week? Below are a few savory meals you probably didn't have last Thursday. Sy ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 24, 2009
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    September 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    In the Little Stalls Behind Canino's: Papalo

    Photo by Robb WalshAfter the item about the Mexican herb chepil appeared, Tracy Lee Vaught, of Backstreet Café and Hugo's, emailed me. "Next time you are at the market, pick up some papolo and put it in your tacos. It is quite peppery," she wrote. "Hugo uses the chepil in his rice when he can get ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 30, 2009

    2009 Cinco de Mayo Celebration

    It was when the Mexicans defeated the French, damn it. Try to keep up.

  • Culture

    April 23, 2009

    Mexican Moors?

    More likely than you think

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2009
  • News

    February 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Greek 101

    Robb Walsh wrote about Ekko's this week in the Press. A couple of days ago, someone asked me whether "gyros" was singular or plural and I thought I'd share this with you so that you can dazzle the Greek guy behind the counter the next time you're out and about. Like many words that come from forei ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Be Thankful for Mole

      The photo here is of a tortilla enmolada at Otilia's, one of several restaurants in town that make mole from scratch. The mole of Mexico is a rich gravy, made of combining chile puree (reconstituted dried chiles), fruits, toasted bread, nuts, herbs and, in some cases, chocolate. The gravy is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2008

    Authentic Cemitas at Puebla Bakery

    I've often joked that if I wait long enough, all my favorite Mexican regional foods will show up in Houston (hence my ongoing search for the Guadalajaran birote and a torta ahogada). Well, I'm pleased to say that Puebla Bakery (6880 Telephone Road, 713-242-6850) does right by its namesake Mexican t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2008

    Cinco de Mayo Festival

    Houston artists Las Fenix and Fito Olivarez are headliners for the Mexican celebration at Miller Outdoor Theatre

  • Dining

    December 20, 2007

    Illegal Immigrants in the Restaurant Industry

    Mexican immigrant Hugo Ortega went from washing dishes to owning Houston's best Mexican restaurant — now he has a few things to say about immigration

  • Culture

    November 22, 2007
  • Dining

    September 14, 2006

    Tall-Tale Tacos

    Is Doneraki famous for its authentic Mexican food or for giving away chile con queso?

  • Dining

    June 15, 2006
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Dining

    April 15, 2004

    Juicy Juxtaposition

    Al's Quick Stop serves up Mexican and Middle Eastern foods side by side

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Dining

    March 13, 2003

    A Tale of Two Moles

    To make from scratch or use a paste -- that is the question

  • Dining

    August 30, 2001

    August Meals

    Siestas fit in perfectly with Houston's climate

  • Dining

    June 29, 2000

    The Mother Flavor

    With its fresh masa and mole straight from Puebla, La Bamba Meat Market gets in touch with its ancestral tastes

  • Dining

    December 21, 1995

    Taking It to the Street

    El Taconazo is a transforming experience, in more ways than one

  • Calendar

    May 5, 1994
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