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  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Rockstar Winemaker Pax Mahle Takes Houston by Storm

    A Houston wine writer considered himself fortunate to get an audience with rockstar winemaker Pax Mahle yesterday while the charismatic sommelier cum winery owner was in town to show his wine to buyers and speak at a sold-out wine dinner at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. That's not to say that Mahle is p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Where Are Houston's Female Sommeliers?

    Quick, name all of the female sommeliers in Houston. OK, if you can't name all of them, name at least ten. Trick question. Here in Houston, we have six: Vanessa Trevino-Boyd (60 Degrees Mastercrafted), Samantha Porter (freelancing), Kelly McCloud (Camerata), Annette Amaya (Cru Wine Bar), Angie Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival Returns & Saint Arnold Takes Over Dry Creek Cafe

    In honor of National Ravioli Day, D'Amico's Italian Market in Rice Village will celebrate all things ravioli for an entire week. Beginning on Monday, March 17, D'Amico's will offer special ravioli dishes featuring a variety of fillings, including fresh salmon ravioli smothered in a delicate cream sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Holiday Office Lunches and An Elf Screening at Karbach Brewing Co.

    Still looking for a place to take the office for a Christmas lunch? Backstreet Cafe has got your back. The restaurant will offer a "Bring Your Office to Lunch" special on Tuesday, December 17, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The holiday menu costs $25 per person and includes items such as butternut squash ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 1, 2013

    Pudgy Pork Dumplings and Crisp Soft-Shell Crab

    Cafe Chino proves looks can be deceiving.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Our 10 Favorite Affordable Luxuries: Treat Yourself This New Year

    Most of our readers will hopefully remember Robin Leach's signature sign-off at the end of each episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous during the show's decade-long run: "Champagne wishes and caviar dreams." As far as sign-offs go, the phrase is no Walter Cronkite's "...and that's the way it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    The Eating Our Words 100: Dale Robertson, a Populist Among Wine Writers

    Eating Our Words has embarked on a project to profile 100 Houston culinarians of all fields, practices, careers and backgrounds. This isn't a Best of Houston list, it's not a 100 Favorites list and it's not in any particular order. Instead, the Eating Our Words 100 is a way to introduce our readers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    How to Ship Wine Legally to Texas

    In the wake of my post Wednesday, "Texas Wine Shipping Prohibition Is Morally Indefensible (and Bad for Business)," I wanted to follow up with some tips on how to ship wine legally to Texas. Although it hasn't been updated for more than two years, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission does have a ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 16, 2012

    More Than Just Nolan Ryan

    5 food-related reasons to drive to Alvin.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Erin Smith of Plonk, on What It's Like to Be a Woman in a Professional Kitchen

    Erin Smith Plonk Bistro 1214 West 43rd Street 713-290-1070 www.plonkbistro.com This is the second part of a three-part chef chat series. Read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space on Friday. Yesterday, we chatted with Erin Smith of Plonk about her stint at Thomas Keller's Per Se in NYC. Smit ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 21, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat

    Grant Gordon, Matt Marcus and Kevin Naderi

  • Dining

    June 14, 2012

    Texas Wines: Behind the Cellar Door

    Not all the Texas wine you buy is made from grapes grown in our state. In fact, most of it isn’t.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Houston Slips to No. 4 on Travel Leisure's List of Top Burger Cities

    After reigning as Travel Leisure's No. 1 burger city in America for 2011, Houston has now slipped to No. 4 in the magazine's 2012 list. This year's top city? Providence, "with its reputation for creative, locavore chefs" according to the magazine, followed by Philadelphia and Chicago. Providence? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    The Burger Guys Open Downtown Tomorrow: Here's the Menu (and More!)

    Kitchen Incubator and The Burger Guys: A bright idea. Pictured: The high-ceilinged dining space inside Cafe Luz.​It was an idea "sparked by a few Tweets," says Lucrece Borrego, owner of Kitchen Incubator and its storefront bistro, Cafe Luz. Tomorrow at lunch, her commercial kitchen space locat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: David Cordua of Americas, On His First Love and Le Cordon Bleu

    Photo by Mai PhamDavid Cordua, Executive Chef of the Cordua Restaurant Group ​David Cordua, at 29, is currently Executive Chef at Americas River Oaks, and all of the restaurants in the Cordua Restaurant Group. Contrary to what some might assume, despite growing up as the son of a restaurante ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Domenica Catelli of Catelli's

    Photo by Matthew DresdenDomenica Catelli, outside her family's eponymous restaurant in Geyserville, CA​This week on a very special Chef Chat: the California wine country edition! Domenica Catelli might be the most prolific chef you've never heard of, with a hand in nearly every aspect of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Notes from the Burger Underground: Tasting the Elite 8

    Illustration by Doug Mac​Yesterday, our commenters demanded to see expressed a polite interest in seeing our judging teams' tasting notes for the 2011 Burger Bracket. Only one team sent in tasting notes, one of which we ran (for Lucky's Pub), while the other burger judges remained stoically si ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 2, 2010

    Gourmet Guys

    The milkshakes may come with bacon and the burgers with foie gras, but there's no pretension here.

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    What Are Houston Chefs Cooking This Thanksgiving?

    Photo by Carbon NYC​Thanksgiving: A day to gather with your loved ones and give thanks? Or a day to display your culinary prowess to friends and family? Increasingly, the emphasis has been on the latter in the past few years, as people try to dress up the traditional Thanksgiving spread and im ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Fine Dining By The Sea(Brook)

    Chocolate-peanut butter icebox pie.​"Don't get too caught up in it; it's just grape juice," laughed Mark McWilliams, seated to my right. Those are words you don't expect to hear from someone who runs a successful winery for a living, but it set the tone for a refreshing evening. Anyone expecti ... More >>

  • News

    October 29, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    La BĂȘte Noire du Cepage Noir

    Photo courtesy of Bob.Fornal Cepage Noir, the wine store begun in 1999 as Christopher's Wine Warehouse, closed its doors last week. The store's ten year run under the stewardship of owner Christopher Massie was a bumpy one that included name changes, price wars with Spec's and other large ... More >>

  • Halloween Guide

    October 30, 2008

    Trails to Terror

    2008 Halloween Guide

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    October 23, 2008

    Trails to Terror

    2008 Halloween Guide

  • News

    May 11, 2006

    In the Pink

    Surgeons are sculpting labia, reconnecting hymens and inventing a new standard of beauty in female genitalia

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    May 6, 2004
  • Dining

    December 16, 1999

    True Grits

    Local Restaurant News

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    March 11, 1999
  • Dining

    February 18, 1999

    Four-Star Fun

    Tony Ruppe serves serious food and wine. So why are his patrons laughing?

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