The 53rd Annual National Wine Week, sponsored by the Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, is celebrated from September 16 through September 20. Of course, because it's an SWRG event, it tends to take place exclusively at Smith & Wollensky restaurants across the country, but we don't really like the i ... More >>
Cafe Chino proves looks can be deceiving.
With so many restaurants participating in the month-long Houston Restaurant Weeks this year (more than 150 so far), it can be difficult to choose which ones to tackle. And since you want to make reservations at nearly all of the participating HRW spots, you'll want to start planning now. That's why ... More >>
This week we are just THROWING money at you guys! (We were going to say food, but throwing food is mean. And messy.) First we offered you half-off at Rioja to help you celebrate National Paella Day in style, and today our Houston Press Voice Daily Deal is going to save you fifty percent ($10 for $20 ... More >>
Although etymologists agree that the word "tapas" comes from the Spanish word tapar, which means "to cover," that's where agreement on the origin of the Spanish snack-stravaganza ends. Seminal cookbook The Joy of Cooking claims that "tapas" originally referred to slices of bread or meat used to cov ... More >>
The top 10 restaurants in Westchase.
No. 1, Korean Braised Goat and Dumplings at Underbelly.
As a Texan transplant (by way of southern California and New York City), I have always been impressed by the Houston's across-the-board aggressive wine pricing in restaurants. A few weeks ago, when I visited Osteria Mozza, the swank Los Angeles outpost of the Bastianich empire, one of the wine buye ... More >>
Let's start with the really vital stuff. Dr Pepper is opening a bottling plant at 2400 Holly Hall, and a pre-opening inspection report shows that it's clean, except for a bit of debris on the floor - a dusty old book marked "Recipe." The book was tossed in the trash and the violation was registered ... More >>
Yellow tomato gazpacho and cucumber basil vodka tonicEach Tuesday night throughout the summer Landry's is offering a private, multi-course dining experience hosted by its executive chefs. The series was launched at Vic and Anthony's, followed next by Pesce. This week, Steven Vanderpool of B ... More >>
There was a lot of positive response to a post from a few weeks ago, "Righting the Wrong of Rosé," and so I thought folks might enjoy hearing about the 1998 López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Rosado Gran Reserva (Grand Reserve Rosé), a true gem and one of the greatest and truly iconic wines ... More >>
striaticLast Saturday I went through my online "deals" accounts, printed out the coupons I've purchased lately and put them all in a pile; it looks like a manuscript. That said, I'm ready to do it all again. Read on for today's deals: Houston Press VOICE Deal of the Day: 50 percent off at Rio ... More >>
Ask, and you shall receive. Joanna O'Leary was wondering about good places in Houston to dine solo, and reader Gilgameshstockings had a few suggestions: Rioja, Dolce Vita, Poscol, Vieng Thai, Sushi King, Kanomwan, Tan Tan, Doneraki, Jamaica House, One's a Meal, Zake, Aladdin, Niko's, Cova, ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttI want to be Liz Thorpe when I grow up.Yesterday, we took a look at the new Murray's Cheese kiosks that are springing up in Kroger stores across Houston (well, in three stores...so far). Liz Thorpe is the vice president of Murray's Cheese Shop and a noted expert in ... More >>
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Rioja Spanish Tapas Restaurant