• Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Review: Dosi Takes a Lighthearted, Unpretentious Approach to its Food

    The smoked Spanish mackerel at Dosi Restaurant Soju Bar looks like pop art on a plate. Bite-size rectangles of luminescent filet as tender as one could wish for are each garnished with a strip of lardo so thin that it's translucent. Rolls made of equally thin strips of celery stand on end, adding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    The 5 Best Happy Hours in Upper Kirby

    If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced win ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 23, 2014

    The Dosa Factory Elevates a Traditional Indian Street Food to Delicious Perfection

    This dosa will take you away to the streets of Chennai.

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Top 5 Asian Sodas That You Should Try

    Soda may be almost as American as apple pie, but that doesn't mean the rest of the world isn't making a good show of producing their own noteworthy varieties of pop. Special props go to Asia (yes, the whole continent), whose diverse component countries have come up with some wicked good soda brands. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 63, Korean Spiced Brisket Plate at Revival Market

    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 personal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in The Woodlands For Your Dining Pleasure

    We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town (See the complete list at the end of the post). Today, we've moved outside the loop to the ever-expanding Woodlands area. With tons of families and new developments, including ExxonMobil's soon-to-be-comp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Do You Prefer Beer or Wine with Your Dinner? Take Your Pick This Week

    On Tuesday, November 12, at 8 p.m., Revival Market invites you to say goodbye to its farm-driven cuisine of 2013 during A Fond Farewell feast in the Autumn Dinner series. The night includes a smorgasbord of dishes including pumpkin seed risotto with ricotta, saffron and crimini mushrooms, salted fis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Up All Night to Get Lucky With Bun B, Fat Tony, Riff Raff, Nosaprise, Red Bull...

    Saturday night, the eyes of the world were on Houston. The North American Finals of Red Bull's BC One B-Boy competition was taking place at Warehouse Live. As hundreds packed in to the venue, tens of thousands watched the livestream online. Just south of the city, in a graffiti mecca known as The K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Texas B-Boys Step Up to North American Finals

    Within the four elements of hip-hop, breaking (aka "breakdancing" or "B-boying") is perhaps the most dynamic, and by far the most physical. The act of transforming a DJ's beats and MC's rhymes into a work of performance art takes courage, training, creativity, and a bit of luck. And like hip-hop as ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 4, 2013

    Here, Eat This

    A beginner's guide to Korean cuisine.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Kimchi Ramen and a Flaming Hot Cheeto Roll at Miso Yummy: Ramen Purists Beware

    While half the city was gorging themselves on ramen at Goro & Gun this weekend, I lucked upon a less crowded spot to slurp noodles: the front patio of Inversion Coffee House, where brand-new food truck Miso Yummy was parked only a few feet away. (Full disclosure: I ended up eating ramen at Goro & Gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Health Department Round Up: Pho, Cheesesteaks, Seoul-Searching and More

    Last week's entry was so long that we had to leave off a couple places. (And for the record: No, we're not actually offended by the name "House of Guys.") Starting with those two: Pho Binh Trailer (10928 Beamer) avoided a citation but earned seven violations, including potentially hazardous food not ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 3, 2013

    Pho to Ramen, Bulgogi to Bo 7 Mon

    The top 10 restaurants in Chinatown.

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in Chinatown

    "You're going to do a top 10 Chinatown list, aren't you?" a reader implored last week on Twitter. Of course -- Chinatown is my favorite neighborhood for dining and exploration in the entire city. For every old favorite you visit, you're guaranteed to find at least two new restaurants to fall in love ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Witchcraft, Underdogs and Blacksmiths: November 2012 in Openings & Closings

    On my way home a few nights ago, I noticed that a hunch I'd had was true: Bibas Brooklyn Express had closed after only six short months in business on Main Street. I'd noticed the lights off for a few days, and a new spread of brown paper in the windows meant only one thing. B4-U-Eat reports that th ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 23, 2012

    Drawn by Drunken Seven-Year-Olds

    The five ugliest beer labels in Texas.

  • News

    July 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Helena Brown Stayed At Luxury Hotels On Publicly-Funded Trip To Asia

    Marking yet another strange turn involving City Council Member Helena Brown's recent trip to Asia, Brown stayed at a series of luxury hotels in Beijing and Seoul, charging the city more than $2,000 in six days of lodging expenses, according to her expense report. A Brown spokesman wrote in e-mail to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    City Councilwoman Helena Brown Asks Korean Businessmen For Money For Trip To Seoul

    In an attempted violation of city law, and in yet another puzzling move by embattled City Council member Helena Brown, the District A representative solicited money from local Korean businessmen late last month for a trip she took this week to Seoul -- though she had already paid for it with public ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Pie-magination: 5 Improbable Pizza Pies

    Considered from a local, regional, national and international perspective, the world is home to a great variety of pizzas. From authentic to fusion to deep dish to Sicilian-thin, the term "pizza" covers all manner of sins. I think that we owe it to ourselves, as a pizza-obsessed nation, to do bett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Korean Dog Soup

    When I lived in Seoul, I ate a number of strange things. Squirming octopus tentacles, pizzas with sweet potatoes and mustard, oxtails in a milky broth, and steamed silkworm larvae, to name a few. There is one thing, though, that I could never-- would never, for any means-- partake in: 보신탕; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Top 5: Food Streets

    Photo by Kevin ShalinLai Lai Dumpling House​When it comes to food, all streets are not created equal. These are the five best in Houston. 5. Airline I really wanted to put Airline higher on the list, but truth is, it just edged out Montrose to land in the top five. Granted, this street is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    Poetry, Phoenicia-style.​Of the two hotly anticipated projects from the Tcholakian family that have been in the works, the smaller of the two has finally opened in west Houston: Phoenicia Coffee House and Deli (12151 Westheimer), in the same center as the giant Phoenicia market. The downtown i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Get Your Yogurt, 39 Cents an Ounce

    Strawberry cheesecake yogurt, complete with "graham cracker crust"​I'm a huge fan of the tart, almost acidic yogurt served up by the likes of Pinkberry and its numerous imitators. There's something terribly refreshing about eating a cold, puckery frozen yogurt on a hot summer day: no sticky, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    BBQ pit rustlin', eh? Here in Texas, that there's a hangin' offense.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're currently trying to engineer a type of sausage that looks like, tastes like, and has the consistency of soy. Ha ha, wouldn't that be crazy? Nobody says ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    A Soul-Warming Meal at Seoul House

    Oustanding haemul dolsot at Seoul Kitchen.​"What's your favorite thing here?" I asked the young, blithesome girl who was waiting on us at Seoul House. Without hestitation, she quickly pointed to a ruddy-colored picture of haemul dolsot on the small menu. "This is the best. It's the only thing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Sampler Plate: This Week In Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. The Mighty Rib: It's always refreshing to see new food blogs in town, and I lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    World Cup: Get in the Spirit

    zota​If you couldn't care less about the World Cup, that's fine, because basically the ENTIRE REST OF THE WORLD is excited, and we'll make up for your lack of enthusiasm. But should you be looking to get into the World Cup spirit, here's a brief list of Houston restaurants where you can enjoy ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 14, 2010

    "Bright" Stars

    The MFAH hosts a masterfully curated show of works by 12 Korean artists.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    The Top 10 Places to Eat on Long Point

    There's more to Long Point than just taco trucks...​As more development and activity pushes consumers north of the Katy Freeway -- such as the giant new shopping center and mega H-E-B at Bunker Hill, the push from MetroNational to create a "Memorial City"-branded area around Gessner, the etern ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 7, 2010

    Night and Day

    Sangsoo depicts wanderlust in Paris

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    He Said She Said: Our 10 Favorite Fictional Bands

    ​ It's a sad state of affairs when a parody band ends up being funnier/better/more entertaining that the original (we're lookin' at you, The Beatles). She Said started thinking of this list last week after making one in a million lifetime references to the fake band Blues Hammer from the movie Gho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    The Busiest New Airline Route Is In Houston

    Airlines across the plant added almost 2,100 new routes last year. Which new route was the single most popular? It was right here in Houston. The new Hobby to Big Spring route drew tens of thousands of travelers, which is especially strange because it uses a one-prop plane. Actually, the most pop ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2008

    Korean Cinema Now (and Then)

    Driving with My Wife’s Lover/ Aneeui aeineul mannada kicks off a film festival of restored classics and new hits

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2008

    Planet B-Boy

    Director Benson Lee takes viewers on a mission to find the best breakdancers in the world

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2008
  • Calendar

    February 28, 2008

    Joyce Yang

    The Society for the Performing Arts presents a piano prodigy in her Houston recital debut

  • Film

    March 8, 2007

    The Host

    Korean box-office monster emerges from the Han River to slime us stateside

  • Music

    February 17, 2005

    Windows of the Seoul

    Getting to know South Korea through music videos

  • News

    February 3, 2005

    Canine Cuisine

    Pound-for-hound, some of the best doggone dishes around

  • News

    January 6, 2005

    The Halo Challenge

    Master Chief, a weapons-toting super-enhanced human, is the only being who can save the earth. A video gamer from Texas is the world champion at helping him do just that thousands of times over.

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2003

    Putting on Airs

    Modern dance master Paul Taylor brings a program of classics old and new to Jones Hall

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Strip Club

    Caligula XXI

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Bulgogi

    Seoul Garden Restaurant

  • Dining

    November 30, 2000

    Asian In-fusion

    East meets West

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Culture

    March 16, 2000

    Insecurity Complex

    FotoFest 2000 tries to cover up its deficiencies with sheer volume

  • Dining

    June 30, 1994

    World Peace and Barbecue

    Texans and Koreans can unify behind Woo Mi Gwan's ribs

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