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  • Dining

    February 27, 2014

    Meet the First Families of Houston Food

    Connect the dots and you’ll find our city’s restaurant scene has been dominated by a few hardworking culinary pioneers and their descendants.

  • Dining

    February 6, 2014

    The Alamo Drafthouse Takes Dinner and a Movie to a New Level

    At Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the food plays a starring role.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    The First Families of Houston Food: Why We Eat the Way We Eat in H-Town

    Houston is a town inundated with great restaurants, but in tracing the city's history, you discover that many of the big names in the restaurant industry are related to each other in some way, whether by blood or business. Some families have continued to stick with their own, too, but to live and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Sodexo's Feeding Our Future Programs Helps Hungry Kids

    Click for larger image.An organization called Sodexa is partnering with Houston hospitals, Sysco, and others this summer to help feed 415,000 "food insecure" children -- that is, kids who depend largely on free- and reduced-price school meals for sustenance. Sodexo's Feeding Our Future program "is ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 11, 2013

    Family Fare and Hidden Gems at Cavatore

    Cavatore: An unassuming neighborhood joint that manages a few surprises.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Sylvia Casares of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, On Her Home Economics Degree, and Going into the Restaurant Business as a Woman in Her 40's

    Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen 6401 Woodway Drive Tel: 713-334-7295 Earlier this year, Sylvia Casares, owner of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, was shot in the stomach and air-lifted to the hospital. It's not an experience that anyone would be expected to recover from ea ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 11, 2012

    Rouxpour: Gumbo and Bros

    Despite rowdy crowds and inconsistent cooking, Cajun joint shows real promise.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Houston-Bred Attorney Marc G. Rosenthal Wants His Federal Racketeering Trial Moved Here. Let the Circus Begin.

    A Houston-bred attorney from a prominent local family wants to come home for the biggest day of his life: his upcoming 13-count federal racketeering trial. If the feds grant his change of venue request from Brownsville to Houston, Marc G. Rosenthal will bring one of the juiciest legal scandals in Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Upcoming Throwdowns, Who's Hungry?

    Chefs in Houston love each other, right? Let's test that theory and pit them against each other. Coming up in the next few weeks are two throwdowns fit for true foodies. And trust me when I say, you won't want to miss either of them. Kiss My Grits: A Gulf Coast Throwdown First up on Thursday, Apr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    The Changing Cost of Bread Service

    Complimentary bread service in restaurants was once as ubiquitous as free chips and salsa at any Tex-Mex spot. And it's still seen in a majority of restaurants, from fast food (free breadsticks at Fazoli's) to high end (a beautiful basket of gratis bread at Triniti). But as former New York Times fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Frédéric Perrier of Aura Restaurant

    Photo by Matthew DresdenChef/Owner Frédéric Perrier, in the kitchen of Aura Restaurant​In part one of our Chef Chat, we discussed how Chef Perrier came to Houston and his vision for Aura. Today we'll talk about working in the suburbs and his other venture, Hoggs n' Chicks. EOW: Talk about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    McKenzie's BBQ Delivers Great Taste at a Great Price

    Jason Bargas​Monday morning found me in Conroe helping out a friend, which meant that I was outside of my comfort zone of Inner Loop luncheries. My web search sorcery pointed me to McKenzie's Barbeque. The McKenzie family birthed the restaurant in Huntsville in 1992, with the Frazier Road lo ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 7, 2011

    Hungry Eyes

    There isn't much to salivate over at the Men's Club.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Chicken and Religion at the House of Blues

    ​When the House of Blues rolled out their World Famous Gospel Brunch buffet shortly after they opened in downtown Houston, I was eager to try it. Then I heard about massive lines and long food waits, and I was scared off. But when I got the opportunity to go this past weekend, I figured the hy ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 21, 2010

    The Heights of Comfort

    Eating at Zelko Bistro is like coming home.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    A Heated Competition at Chefs Under Fire

    Chef David Grossman judges one of the competitor's dishes.​Last night's Chefs Under Fire event proved that some of the city's most talented chefs aren't cooking in the hottest restaurants in town...or even in a restaurant at all. Five area chefs competed in the Houston regionals of the annual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Brunch at Stella Sola

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttStella Sola's version of "toad in a hole"​My poached egg split open at the touch of a fork, drenching the brioche beneath it with a thick, bright splash of yolk. It instantly brightened my dark Sunday morning. Eating brunch at Stella Sola isn't the cheapest thing y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Local Vendor Spotlight

    Houston Dairymaids.​For every Houston restaurant still using Sysco biscuits, there's a local vendor who's gnashing his teeth, ready to jump in if given the chance. Yes, the "little guy" local trade has grown steadily and profitably over the past few years as more and more chefs and patrons wan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Houston Food Bank A Step Closer To Its New, Gigantic Digs

    Movin' on up, to the east side​Hey, Houston -- you are about to be home to the largest food bank in the nation!!Congratulations?On the one hand, it's great that the Houston Food Bank will take over the old Sysco Foods warehouse on the Loop and have plenty of room. On the other hand, it'd be even b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Supper Club

    Photo by GroovehouseDessert at a Reality Dinner / Click here for a slideshow​Other cities have had them for years, but -- as with many concepts -- Houston is a bit behind the curve. We're talking about chef-driven, intimate, fiercely modern, multi-course dinners that allow a culinary wild man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Chef Chat: Kay Soodjai of Khun Kay Thai Café

    ​Kay Soodjai and her sister-in-law Supatra Yooto opened the Golden Room in Montrose 27 years ago. Last year they replaced the venerable Golden Room with Khun (Madame) Kay Thai Café (1209 Montrose), with a fast-casual concept and less expensive meals. Supatra, who describes herself as more of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    For BARC, A Change (Agent) Is Gonna Come

    Photo by bf_photos BARC has inked a six-month contract with Houston consultant Gerry Fusco to address physical, financial and operational procedures at the troubled animal-control facility. Houston Health and Human Services spokeswoman Kathy Barton told Hair Balls that Fusco will be ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 4, 2008
  • Dining

    October 23, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2008

    Sysco Slapped for Bait and Switch with Florida Fish

    Houston-based Sysco, the nation's largest food wholesaler, got nailed earlier this week by the office of the Florida Attorney General for passing off cheaper fish as grouper in 14 Tampa-area restaurants. (Hey, at least the company wasn't passing off pork as veal.) Sysco, which has supplied food to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Sysco Slapped for Bait and Switch with Florida Fish

    Houston-based Sysco, the nation's largest food wholesaler, got nailed earlier this week by the office of the Florida Attorney General for passing off cheaper fish as grouper in 14 Tampa-area restaurants. (Hey, at least the company wasn't passing off pork as veal.) Sysco, which has supplied food to ... More >>

  • News

    November 29, 2007
  • Dining

    September 20, 2007

    Brasserie Max and Julie

    We love to see classic French food in Houston, but we complain bitterly if it isn't just like what we had in Paris

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2007

    Shucks. We Were Planning on Having Burnt Pork Roast for Dinner.

    Houston might be dropping in the fat city rankings, but the folks at can't stop talking about our cuisine. First, there was the write-up on wholesaler Sysco. Now they've got an item on our latest delicacy: human flesh. As you've probably heard by now, a local man has been charged with kil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 22, 2007

    Eat That, New York!

    Slate had an article yesterday on Houston's own Sysco, the nation's largest food wholesaler, responsible for meals at Yankee Stadium, the Four Seasons, Applebee's and Club Gitmo. You can check out the article here, or read the HouStoned CliffsNotes version after the jump, courtesy of MS Word's Au ... More >>

  • News

    August 17, 2006
  • Dining

    May 19, 2005

    Thai Seas

    Merlion in Seabrook has the best Thai seafood this side of Phuket

  • Dining

    May 5, 2005

    There's No Place Like Home

    Especially when you're eating at Montrose Diner, where the food's subpar and the wait's long

  • News

    October 21, 2004

    Cooked Book

    The real chefs' surprise is who made it -- or didn't -- into Culinary Capital

  • Dining

    July 29, 2004

    Wild or Mild

    Houston's most elusive taco truck serves up hot goat grease

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2004
  • Dining

    July 22, 2004

    Bogotá's Best Birds

    Don't cook tonight! The first of a three-part series on summer takeout

  • Dining

    July 10, 2003

    Upscale Hospital Food

    The Med Center’s Trevísio may be frequented by surgeons, but that doesn’t mean the food is cutting-edge.

  • Dining

    June 6, 2002

    Dharma and John

    Dharma Cafe has atmosphere to spare and a lot of good home cooking, but you might want to pass on the pizza

  • Dining

    February 21, 2002

    French for Beginners

    Le Mistral offers culture in a suburban strip shopping mall

  • Dining

    November 22, 2001

    The Bambi Syndrome

    Texas is overrun with native whitetails, so why do restaurants have to buy their venison from game farms?

  • Dining

    November 1, 2001

    Fish Fraud

    Passing off cheap fish for expensive red snapper is against the law. But no one enforces the regulations. So Texas restaurants are free to rip you off.

  • Dining

    January 4, 2001

    On the Waterfront

    Lunch with Rory Miggins

  • Dining

    June 24, 1999

    Sempers Fugit

    Sempers is dead; long live Al Diwan

  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Mama Ninfa and her Comeback Kids

    Ninfa Laurenzo's children return to the kitchen

  • Dining

    May 1, 1997

    Roll with It

    Mings Cafe is a reminder of why America first fell in love with Chinese cooking

  • Dining

    February 1, 1996

    Poor Boy Riches

    At Original New Orleans Po-Boys, the treasures are Southern-fried

  • Dining

    June 15, 1995

    A Pizza Puzzle

    If it pulls the pieces together, The Strand Brewery could have a powerful pie

  • News

    June 30, 1994

    Food Fight

    The Landrys came to Houston with good food and good ideas. But a good family squabble let Tilman Fertitta step in and carve himself an empire.

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