If you're looking for crawfish, a couple local places did well during inspections.
LA Crawfish (1005 Blalock) earned just two violations during a recent re-inspection. One of those was hand-washing signs not posted as required, a pretty mild infraction that would not even be a requirement if Ron Pa ... More >>
In early fall, Smoothie King released Lean1 Smoothies with this description:
Burn body fat up to 68 percent faster with Lean1! This great-tasting, high-protein smoothie is known for fighting hunger cravings, plus it helps tone and define muscles. With 27 vitamins and minerals, it also aids in speed ... More >>
Last week I fell hard for the Mango Pineapple Real Fruit* Shake from McDonald's. The real smoothie/shake lover in my house is my husband, and I was surprised when my mind kept wandering back to that shake.
Recently, after a truly bitchin' three hours at the DMV, my husband and I were super-h ... More >>
Stock photo courtesy of McDonald's because - unlike other menu items - the smoothies really do look just like this.At a chili cookoff a few months ago, I struck up a conversation with one of Houston's many McDonald's franchise owners. The gentleman had owned and operated the McDonald's near t ... More >>
Zeetz JonesNot just for eating...These days, it seems food and drink are meant not just to be eaten but also to be massaged into our skin, soaked into our hair and rubbed into our nails. (Perhaps this is also why spas offer "menus" of services.) And forget the old cucumbers-over-your-eyelids ... More >>
Have you noticed I'm getting more and more Tetris-y with my ingredient layouts?Jane Catherine Collins recently posted how to make the "perfect" pumpkin pie. Well, that's fine, if you're into meticulously tracking down those rare jungle spices that you have to mix into your pie crust at the stroke ... More >>
The former Taco Cabana at the high-profile intersection of Westheimer and Montrose has been sitting empty for a while, but now it looks like it will be reborn.The folks at Swamplot are speculating the building will become a Smoothie King; we couldn't reach the actual king himself, but a spokesman ... More >>
I, for one, welcome our new McFlurry overlords.It's hot as balls in Houston. You can do your best to hurry from air-conditioned house to air-conditioned car to air-conditioned movie theater / bar / restaurant / etc., but at some point you're going to be forced to spend more than 30 seconds out ... More >>
Photos by Katharine Shilcutt
Vaya con dios, Taco CabanaThe intersection of Montrose and Westheimer is nothing if not mutable. From being a sleepy residential neighborhood in the 1920s to the 40s to a run-down hangout for drug addicts and rough types in the 1970s and early 80s to a hav ... More >>