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    July 16, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: National Food Holidays Are Pointless

    Adventures in a New(ish) City: In the final post about Kim's June weekend with her mom, she writes about their brunch at Down House. They started with Bloody Marys at the bar while they waited for their table, then Kim chose the Gouda sandwich with a fried egg and avocado. Her mom ordered the ever-p ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    Crawfish Season Is Off to a Slow Start

    But here's where to get your mudbugs.

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    January 23, 2014

    Where to Eat on Saint Valentine's Day 2014: FYI, It's On A Friday

    This year, Valentine's Day is on a Friday. In other words, everyone will be vying for a reservation at one of the many Houston restaurants offering a special meal on the day of romance. Don't be that guy or gal who forgets to make a reservation in advance, especially if your special someone is expec ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    All That Glitters Isn't Gold at Mr. Peeples

    From the food to the atmosphere, Mr. Peeples is best described as sweet and mushy.

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    October 31, 2013

    Oyster Season Opens On November 1, And Local Restaurants Are Ready To Get Shucking

    "He first selected the smallest one ... and then bowed his head as though he were saying grace. Opening his mouth very wide, he struggled for a moment, after which all was over. I shall never forget the comic look of despair he cast upon the other five over-occupied shells. I asked him how he felt. ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    Top 5 Riffs on KFC We'd Like To See in Houston

    I think it's clear people in Texas are into eating fried food. And, it's becoming even clearer that we aren't shy about deep-frying non-traditional items. Why, then, should we be limited to chicken (and maybe fish) when we're craving a red-and-white bucket of battered goodness? Attention, colonel! ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 82, Grilled Ahi Tuna at St. John's Fire

    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 her pers ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    A First Look at Mr. Peeples

    Stepping into Mr. Peeples for the first time, it's inevitable that you'll have a strong reaction. Bright neon pinks and purples, royal blues and golds dominate everywhere you look, from the ornate crystal chandeliers above the billiard table in the restaurant's main landing, to the hostess stand sha ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Breakfast for Dinner & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and myself, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Frozen Dinners for Two

    I find Ina Garten to be downright fascinating. Before she was a Food Network personality, she owned a specialty food shop in the veddy-posh Westhampton, New York; before that, she worked for the OMB (Office of Management and Budget) on nuclear energy analysis. She and her husband, Jeffrey, have no c ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Where To Eat: Mother's Day 2013

    One of the best ways to show your mother how much you love her on Mother's Day is to take her out to eat and treat her like the Queen she is. All throughout Houston, you will find an ample amount of opportunities to treat your mother to brunch, lunch and dinner. Here's where you can make Sunday, May ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Praise the Lord and Pass the Pints

    Houston's 10 best beer bars

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    February 7, 2013

    10 Fun Food Festivals Coming Up This Spring

    News of Houston's first big barbecue festival was announced yesterday, and fans have already begun buying up tickets to the appropriately-named Houston Barbecue Festival. Scheduled to take place on March 24, the festival has already booked such popular local smokers as Pizzitola's Bar-B-Cue, CorkScr ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    10 Oyster Dishes To Try in Houston: No. 1, Grilled Oysters at Tommy's Restaurant & Oyster Bar

    You know what I love about SeptembeR, OctobeR, NovembeR and DecembeR? It's oyster season! During these months, oysters are at their peak. For the next few weeks, I'll be sampling the most memorable and tasty oyster dishes in Houston. No. 1, Grilled Oysters at Tommy's Restaurant & Oyster Bar "Tommy ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    10 Oyster Dishes To Try in Houston: No. 2, Cajun Oyster Stuffing at Yapa Kitchen

    You know what I love about SeptembeR, OctobeR, NovembeR and DecembeR? It's oyster season! During these months, oysters are at their peak. For the next few weeks, I'll be sampling the most memorable and tasty oyster dishes in Houston. No. 2: Cajun Oyster Stuffing at Yapa Kitchen While turkey is the ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    Where Are We Eating? Hint: King of Crabs

    At this new cool spot, you can get King crab legs -- but not served in any sort of traditional manner. Instead, the leg meat is removed and topped with a truffle oil-infused hot sauce and some fried lotus chips. It's sweet, spicy, totally different and totally addictive. Think you know where we're ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    Where Are We Drinking?

    This popular Montrose bar recently hosted a crawfish boil. The picnic tables on its rear patio already bore marks like these from crawfish boils past, and I'm sure at least a few more Sharpie drawings were added that day. Look familiar? Think you know where we're drinking this week? Leave your best ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012
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    December 6, 2011

    The Modular: Blowing Up Boundaries with Big Bones and Burgers

    Photo by Chuck Cook PhotographyIt's just another night at The Modular​Some of the best food to be had in Houston is happening in a small kitchen at Grand Prize, and a trailer in front of Liberty Station. The Modular (as reported on previously by Minh Truong and Mai Pham) is the brainchild o ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Boiling at Big Star: What Goes Better With Beer Than Crawfish?

    Bargas rolling out the crawfish at a recent boil.​If EOW blogger and Louisiana native Jason Bargas's posts on how to put together the perfect crawfish boil have made your mouth water and your jaw ache just thinking of those spicy little bugs, we've got a treat for you. Bargas is co-hosting a ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011
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    December 30, 2010

    New Year's Brunch Star: Crab Strata

    ​For those (very few) of you who will wake up on New Year's Day sans debilitating hangover, this crab strata recipe would make an excellent brunch to start out the new year. Surprisingly light in texture, yet full of flavor and absolutely filling, it would pair wonderfully with some pepper ba ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Island Style

    Danton's Galveston Island Tea

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    November 8, 2010

    Where Are We Eating?

    It's finally oyster season again, and we're celebrating with these delicious and juicy chargrilled oysters. But where did they come from? ​Leave your best guess in the comments section below.

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    October 21, 2010

    Country Fried Oysters

    The Barbed Rose tells you how to eat them.

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    October 7, 2010

    3rd Annual Bayou City Shrimp Festival

    Eat, drink,, drink, dance...hey, it's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it

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    September 23, 2010

    Galveston Island Shrimp Festival

    Galveston hosts its first annual festival of all things shrimp

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    August 19, 2010
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    August 18, 2010

    Stirred & Shaken: Noah's Ark Bar and Grill's Oyster Shooter

    Troy Fields​Noah's Ark Bar and Grill (4438 Boulevard St., 281-339-2895) in Bacliff is salty as hell, in the best way possible. Downstairs, countless cigarettes have infused the walls with a smell we city drinkers aren't exposed to much anymore, thanks to Houston's indoor smoking ban. Area resi ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Charles Clark of Ibiza

    ​After talking with Charles Clark of Ibiza for the past couple of days, today we continue, discussing how his signature dishes are based in his roots and how Ibiza patrons can make special requests. EOW: So what should a first-time Ibiza patron order? Clark: To truly showcase my roots, they ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    5 Places Seniors Like to Eat

    Erika RayBarbecue Inn's famous fried chicken. ​When you find yourself in one of these establishments to partake of some tasty vittles (because don't seniors call food "vittles"?), look around and we'll bet the median age is older than 60. If you enjoy the geriatric crowd as we do, check out so ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Tower of Evil

    Avocado Jumbo Crab Tower at Ruggles Grill

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    February 15, 2010

    All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Deal

    ​Baja Seafood and Oyster Bar on Westheimer where Tommy's Steakhouse used to be is offering a grand opening special: all the oysters, shrimp and fish you can eat for $17. I think I could make a serious dent in the oyster supply at this place. The restaurant is owned by Bob Walsh and his family ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Bivalve Throwdown: Oysters With a Side of Intrigue at Stella Sola

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​In the heat of battle last night, the oysters -- and the chefs -- kept their cool. The fourth such event organized by Jenny Wang and the Houston Chowhounds, the Bivalve Throwdown at Stella Sola on Sunday afternoon saw 11 of the city's best chefs compete to create ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Monument Inn: All You Can Eat Seafood

    Photo by Robb Walsh​Elouise Adams Jones, the founder of Ouisie's Table restaurant, dropped me a note in the mail recently. She had just read the account of my admission into the 15 Dozen Club at the Acme Oyster House in New Orleans. Ouisie confessed that when she was 16 years old, she ate 12 d ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009
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    December 31, 2008

    Shuck U: The Right Tool

    The big brute of the oyster-shucking world is called a "Galveston knife" (on the left). It's an eight-inch knife with a stout four-inch blade designed for opening large oysters like the five-inch Espiritu Santo Bay oyster shown beside it. (Espritu Santo Bay is down around Port O'Connor.) The knife s ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008

    Crawfish Cravings at Swampy's Cajun Shack

    Cheap mudbugs and cold beer are the main attractions at this laid-back Katy Cajun restaurant

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    August 2, 2007
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    April 6, 2006
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    October 27, 2005

    Special Spears

    Post Oak Grill

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    August 4, 2005
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    March 24, 2005

    My Favorite Restaurant

    If you like smoky, eccentric eateries, you'll love Segari's

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    October 28, 2004

    Fried in the Heights

    At Barbecue Inn, the 'cue is tasty, but the fried chicken rocks

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    September 30, 2004

    Lafayette's Legacy

    Denis' Seafood House outclasses the competition

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    February 22, 2001

    Hot Plate

    What's in a name?

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    March 30, 2000

    Blue Highways

    A trip to Surfside will land you a prize catch: The bait-camp delights of the Red Snapper Inn

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    September 9, 1999
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    March 11, 1999
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