The wild tropical seafood restaurant Yelapa Playa Mexicana was named for a beach on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
On the way to Baton Rouge, I hit Lake Charles around noon and decided to take a break. The crab cake burger at Mazen's Seafood on Prien Lake Road made a decent lunch. The crab cake was a nice blend of crabmeat and seasoned breading served with lettuce, red onion, and cherry tomatoes on toaste ... More >>
Sonia's ravioli stuffed with chicken and mushrooms at Arturo's.
Pier 8 Seafood (409 Todville Rd., Seabrook) under the famous Kemah bridge is hands-down our favorite place to get an affordable "you buy, we fry" seafood lunch. This Filipino family-owned business offers fresh, quality seafood at reasonable prices, preparing deep-fried fish the way it is done ... More >>
While researching this week's review of Cedar Creek Café, I tried the restaurant's extensive breakfast menu. The Southern-style "biscuits Benedict" featuring poached eggs and fresh hot biscuits were an interesting spin on morning food. But my favorite breakfast was the fried catfish and chee ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttIn keeping with our recent trend of expanding the weekly food fights to encompass more than just burgers and donuts, this week's battle pitted two restaurants against one another to see who could craft the finest fish dish. Ceviche is made differently from country ... More >>
Chef Johann Schuster, of Charivari Restaurant in Midtown, tossed together three bowls of a fine ceviche at last weekend's Houston Peruvian Festival. The keys to a good ceviche, Schuster says, are fresh fish and sharp knives. But chewing raw fish is a bit more pleasant if there's, you know, ot ... More >>
A new Kata Robata on Kirby offers stellar fish and lots of attitude.
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttIt looks like the curse may have been lifted from 2303 Richmond. The location has seen many restaurants come and go over the years, some which have had achingly short lifespans. Most recently, it was the home of The Chimney (for a few short months) and before that, Sau ... More >>
On the southwest side of Baytown, sandwiched between the giant ExxonMobil Baytown Refinery and the City Hall, is a neighborhood I call "old Baytown." It's an area of older shops and houses, with what appears to be a largely Hispanic population. Market Street runs through the middle of it. I c ... More >>
J. C. Reid Colima is a small state in western Mexico, bordering on the Pacific Ocean. You don't hear a lot about cuisine from Colima, but apparently it's well-known in Mexico and best known for its seafood, mainly grilled and fried fish, and its ceviche. In a testament to the diversity of reg ... More >>
Photos courtesy of Eddie V'sChilean sea bassThe first thing you notice at Eddie V's Prime Seafood, the newest mini-chain addition to Town & Country's enormous CityCentre development, are the white waistcoats on the servers. Yup, it's that kind of place. It's traditional, even retro, in layou ... More >>
The Monument Inn continues an old tradition of dining on hallowed ground.
Photos by Robb WalshBeeline snapper was $4 a pound and American red snapper was $6 a pound at the dockside seafood markets in Seabrook a few days ago. Big gulf shrimp were $3.95 a pound -- cheaper if you bought five pounds or more. The dock for Gulf shrimp boats in Seabrook is still functioni ... More >>
Photo by Robb WalshAfter more than a week of fishing in Arkansas, I headed for Taqueria Jesus Maria as soon as I got back to town. I had Tex-Mex in mind, but I skipped the enchiladas when I saw the special on a whole fried mojarra. I love to eat the crispy fried fish chunks on a hot corn tort ... More >>
Enjoy the Tex-Cajun cooking at Al-T's — just don't ask too many questions about it.
Photos by J.C. Reid Coming to a seafood platter near youChances are that if you eat seafood in Houston on a regular basis then Jim Gossen provides at least some of it. Gossen is the founder and CEO of Louisiana Foods, one of Houston's largest seafood distributors. The history of Louisiana Fo ... More >>
If you're looking for shining examples of the local indigenous cuisine while driving Highway 59 through East Texas and you've already had your fill of barbecue then its time to pull over for some catfish. I purchased this fried catfish dinner with cole slaw, french fries, odd cylindrical hush puppie ... More >>
The French eat more oysters per capita than anybody in the Western world. And 80% of the oysters in France are eaten during the holiday season--from a few days before Christmas until a little after New Year's Day. Why? Because oysters are at their peak this time of year. And they go so well with the ... More >>
The food at Voice in the Hotel Icon is fabulous. Too bad the place is such a rip.
Pile your plate with scads of sashimi at this new all-you-can-eat Japanese buffet
The newest Gulf seafood joint in town is knocking them dead with cheap oysters and awesome gumbo
A Texas shrimper is finding out how hard it is to run a seafood restaurant in Houston
We love to see classic French food in Houston, but we complain bitterly if it isn't just like what we had in Paris
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Chef Bryan Caswell is putting a new spin on Gulf red snapper and serving up some fish you've never heard of
Nino's turns 30, and Houstonians want gelato with their Italian birthday cake
Compare East Coast oysters to Gulf Coast oysters and see what you think
PK's Blue Water Grill has the soul of a funky fish house and the body of a fashionable seafood restaurant
The cocktail lounge at Tommy's is the perfect antidote for Norman Rockwell holidays