• Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Soter Winery and Akaushi: A Tasty Pairing

    Eclipsed by the street construction taking place on the stretch of Westheimer Road directly in front of it, 60 Degrees Mastercrafted, the restaurant by master chef Fritz Gitschner, opened this past November to little fanfare. Since then, however, the roads have cleared, and a new patio has been fini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Five Easy Prep-Ahead Valentine's Day Dinners & Desserts

    If you haven't made reservations for Valentine's Day (which is this Friday, FYI), then have no fear, because you can easily prepare a romantic dinner for you and your Valentine at home. But, we know that not everyone has the time to cook a fancy, four-course dinner the second they come home from wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 45, Guanciale Burger at Plonk

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus® issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    It's National Wine Week; Celebrate With a Glass of Vino at These Events

    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 >>

  • Dining

    August 1, 2013

    Pudgy Pork Dumplings and Crisp Soft-Shell Crab

    Cafe Chino proves looks can be deceiving.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Handicapping Houston Restaurant Weeks 2013: Your Guide to the Best Meals and Deals

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Houston Press Voice Daily Deals at breakfast klub, Rioja

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Tapas Restaurants

    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 >>

  • Dining

    February 14, 2013

    Go West, Young Man

    The top 10 restaurants in Westchase.

  • Dining

    October 4, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012

    No. 1, Korean Braised Goat and Dumplings at Underbelly.

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Aggressive Pricing Makes Wine Go Down Easier in Houston

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Macondo, Rioja, BB's and 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Beyond the Boardwalk: Landry's Signature Chef's Series

    Yellow tomato gazpacho and cucumber basil vodka tonic​Each 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Wine of the Week: A 13-Year-Old Rosé... Yes, Aged Rosé from Spain

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    This Week's Deals

    striatic​Last 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Liz Thorpe on Maligned Cheeses, Haven and the Houston Dairymaids

    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 far). Liz Thorpe is the vice president of Murray's Cheese Shop and a noted expert in ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 30, 2010

    Planet Houston: Country Cooking

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

  • Dining

    June 17, 2010

    Sangria and Serrano

    Tintos does some things right, but skip the paella.

  • Dining

    May 13, 2010

    Vegan Surprise

    Loving Hut's food is tasty — you'll never guess where it came from.

  • Year End

    December 18, 2008


    Kiss 2008 goodbye in style

  • Dining

    November 4, 2004

    Prize-Winning Paella

    Rioja Spanish Tapas Restaurant