Rick Bayless

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Halloween Bashes & Post-Halloween Hangovers

    8th Annual Montrose Crawl @ Multiple Locations Friday, 7 p.m. Westheimer between Dunlavy and Montrose Get your costume ready and head over to Westeimer for Houston's most epic Halloween Bar Crawl, where you'll hit more than 11 restaurants and bars (and two food trucks) between Dunlavy and Montrose ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 26, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    Instant New Mexico: Red Chile Sauce In A Jar

    Los Chileros puts a lot of New Mexico into a little jar.

  • Culture

    September 26, 2013
  • Dining

    November 15, 2012

    Philly Poutine

    A first look at the new Pappa Geno's in Bellaire.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Gustavo Arellano: Has the Tide Turned Against Tex-Mex Food?

    Gustavo Arellano isn't just any Mexican. Over the years, the writer has turned himself into almost the "official" Mexican of America thanks in large part to his syndicated column, "Ask a Mexican!" and books like Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. This is his most recent book and one in w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Eating D.C.: Dining Dispatches from the Capital

    As of this writing, I am still comfortably ensconced in the Hotel Palomar in our nation's capital. There is a Negroni at my side, compliments of the hotel, which was waiting for me in the room after I returned from walking off a Shake Shack burger at lunch. That's service. Both the Shake Shack and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    12 Celebrity Chefs Who Have Cartoon Doppelgangers

    We've already noted Emeril's uncanny resemblance to Grandpa Munster and determined that Eric Ripert and Mr. Jay may just be twins. Now we'll take a look at the celebrity chefs that have a different kind of doppelganger: Check out our list of 12 Celebrity Chefs Who Look Like Cartoons: 12. Alton Br ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 14, 2012
  • News

    June 7, 2012

    Crossing the Line: Love the Beans, Hate the Beaner

    One of the greatest stories I ever worked on involved neo-Nazis and burritos.

  • Culture

    May 24, 2012
  • Culture

    April 5, 2012

    Are There Different Kinds of Mexican Food?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!!] And how can I get a copy of Taco USA?

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Brew Blog: New Belgium Lips of Faith Cocoa Molé Ale

    Gimmicky beers bother me a little bit. Take, for example, the absolutely horrible blueberry beer I tried a while back, in a fit of unexplainable masochism. I knew what I was getting myself into, really. I mean, we can all agree that nobody needs to put blueberries in beer, pretty much ever, right? T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Top Chef: Texas - Let the Games Begin

    ​I have absolutely no tolerance for reality shows of any kind, and I watch little food television programming aside from Chopped, Alton Brown and the PBS Saturday morning line-up. I do not understand the modern paradigm of chef as rock star. I don't know why food blogging has become so entrenc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Tortilla Soup

    Chuy's.​My name is Ruthie, and I am a soupaholic. Hot soups, cold soups, broths and purees. Hot weather or cold. Any time of day, every season in the calendar. It can be canned or homemade... borscht, gazpacho or Campbell's Chicken and Stars. I never outgrew Top Ramen. There's no support group ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    A Taste of Chicago: 3 Things That Would Do Well in Houston

    Bloody Mary flight over brunch at Bin in Wicker Park.​I recently took a five-day trip to Chicago -- my first vacation in three years -- to revel in the cool weather, the lake breezes, the iconic architecture, the absorbing museums, and, of course, the food. Chicago's evolution into a culinary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Ingredient of the Week: Mole

    rikomatic​What is it? You can't live in this great city of ours and escape the enigma that is mole, the complex, dramatic sauce that covers enchiladas, chicken and even French fries (if that sort of thing suits you). It's pronounced moh-lay, just in case you've been living under a rock (or y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Tips from Rick Bayless - with Beer!

    ​We recently headed over to Sam's Club to pick up some provisions. After our customary Polish Hot Dog Combo for $1.50 plus tax, we headed over to the beer aisle. This place always has a limited beer selection, with a few standards like the 24-pack of Corona 7-ounce bottles or the Shiner Fami ... 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

    December 11, 2009

    This Week in Deliciousness

    This Christmas, every little German child wants a Volkswagen stuffed with these.​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where our special brand of Christmas party punch can double as deck sealant and paint stripper. Greenway Barista started off the week with some deep-di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Multi-Cultural Houston Breakfast

    ​A pool of refried black beans flowed into a pool of crema on the plate. A sweet fried plantain and a pile of scrambled eggs rounded out my Central American breakfast at Xelapan Bakery #1 on Longpoint. Three thick homemade corn tortillas wrapped in paper came on the side. The fried banana was ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Hopia baboy is a lard-based Filipino pastry, not the name of the new Sigur Ros album.​Welcome back to Eating Our Words' weekly round-up, where we separate the wheat from the chaff and then have Robb Walsh make us a bitchin' spiced blackberry chaffshake. We started off the week with some gou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Chef Rick Bayless: Reluctant Rock Star

    Photo by J.C. Reid​A visitor to Macy's at Memorial City Mall last Wednesday would have been surprised at the more than 100 people -- many of them young women -- lined up in the Kitchen and Home area. Were the Jonas Brothers endorsing a line of tableware? No, but it was a rock star of sorts -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Bryan Caswell: Houston's Best New Chef

    How do i begin; excited, elated, humbled, floored, it doesnt even scratch the surface! Me? Houston? Really? (my 1st 3 words to Dana Cowin) Bryan Caswell, who was just named one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs of 2009, took to Twitter immediately after the official announceme ... More >>

  • 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

  • Dining

    June 23, 2005

    Pan-Louisiana Fusion

    Call it Cajun, Creole, zydeco or whatever you want, it's all good at Soul on the Bayeaux

  • Dining

    December 26, 2002

    Mexican, Straight Up

    Pondering the similarities between rock and roll and Mexican food at Hugo's

  • Dining

    March 21, 2002

    Houston, One Plate at a Time

    Cooking show host Rick Bayless

  • Dining

    October 26, 2000

    The Authenticity Myth

    The Mex-Mex issue

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Salsa

    La Bamba Meat Market