Pub Night @ Saint Arnold Brewery Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 2000 Lyons Pub Night is back at Saint Arnold Brewery! During this month's Pub Night the brewery will serve Bishop's Barrel No. 5, Divine Reserve No. 11, Pumpkinator 2013 and a special cask of Icon Blue, which is Brown Porter with hints of t ... More >>
There's a food truck for just about anything in Houston. Burgers and fries? You bet. Cupcakes and sweets? Heck yeah. Mexican food? Of course! Asian food? Absolutely. Mexican-Asian fusion? No doubt. Doughnuts? Not so much. If there's one thing the Houston mobile dining scene lacks, it's breakfast op ... More >>
Mixers & Elixirs @ Houston Museum of Natural Science Friday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 5555 Hermann Park Drive The Houston Museum of Natural Science will host another Mixers & Elixirs event tonight from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Tonight's theme revolves around the final frontier -- space. Listen to live music b ... More >>
"This is way good," my fiancé and I unintentionally said to each other after taking one bite from our fried mac and cheese balls from Way Good Food Truck. Yes, the mobile eatery's name is a bit pretentious and forefront in describing its food, but you can't blame a food service for being proud of i ... More >>
Are they still good?
Yes, yes, we've all bitched at some time in our lives that Valentine's Day is an arbitrary holiday created by greeting card companies to make money while simultaneously forcing single people to re-examine their sorry existences, and because of this, we've all become huge grouches. Until, that is, we ... More >>
Houston's first coffee truck.
If you could picture the perfect food truck festival fare for a hot summer day in Houston, what would it be? My ideal warm-weather food is frozen yogurt, but that's not an option at any food truck in town ... yet. The owners of Houston Menchie's Frozen Yogurt franchises, Andrew Martin and Andy Bra ... More >>
Food Truck Friday @ Houston Press Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 2603 La Branch Come grab a bite to eat for lunch during Food Truck Friday at our office. This week, Third Coast Steak Sandwiches will be serving up the grub. Make your own sandwich, or choose from the favorites such as the Long Horn with home ... More >>
Houston Press' Hoppy Hour @ Phoenicia Specialty Foods Friday, 4-10 p.m. 1001 Austin Street While some people like to pair chicken and waffles together for the sweet, salty, savory combination of flavors, we like to pair Belgian-style ales with waffles. Head on over to Houston Press' Hoppy Hour at ... More >>
This is the third part of a three-part chef chat series. If you missed the first parts, you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This week, we chatted with 28-year-old Matt Pak, a self-trained chef who had worked up the kitchen ranks since the age of 15. Like many young chef-entrepreneurs around t ... More >>
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 >>
Picking the 10 best tacos in Houston is something akin to picking the most beautiful women in Texas. There are far too many options to do any justice by limiting the list to just 10. Instead of trying to pack the list with an arbitrary top 10, I spent the past three weeks pilfering other taco list ... More >>
Puffed up, plucked and ready for roasting, here's this year's best of the worst.
Lushtastic: Beer blogger Leslie Sprague has a preview of the city's newest craft beer bar from the owners of Liberty Station: Cottonwood. And if Sprague's write-up is any indication, Cottonwood is going to kill it. On the food end, there will be a full menu of burgers and mussels from Cottonwood che ... More >>
Matt Marcus Eatsie Boys Food Truck 845-430-8479 www.eatsieboys.com This is Part 3 of a three-part chef chat series. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This week, we found out what many gourmet food truck owners already know: Food truck chefs are not to be underestimated. Matt Marcus of the Eatsie B ... More >>
Top 10 State Fair of Texas foods
Southern-fried dim sum from Yaki Snack Attack and Bernie’s Burger Bus.
Do you know why you never see trucks with hot food downtown? It's because a City of Houston ordinance prohibits trucks with propane tanks from being in that area. The same goes for why there is no seating around food trucks, and really, who wants to eat standing up? Because of these and other stra ... More >>
This food truck, located next to a gas station, serves Indian cuisine under the stars.
It seems like there's a new food truck in Houston every week, and the last week one was no exception: It was the first full week of business for this new truck, which serves Korean-influenced cheesesteaks, hot dogs and the best damn kimchi fries I've ever had, topped with feta cheese, green onions a ... More >>
A guide to light rail lunching in Houston.
There are at least 20 gourmet food trucks in Houston at the moment, many of them manned by young entrepreneurs, while others are extensions of brick and mortar businesses. Phamily Bites is the first gourmet food truck in Houston to sell Vietnamese food, and its specialty is pho (Vietnamese beef no ... More >>
Coreano's food truck's overwhelmingly tasty offerings made their first Bayou City appearance on Saturday, March 3. The restaurant on wheels, which offers an exciting hybrid of Korean and Mexican ingredients and cooking styles, was recently named the No. 1 food truck in Texas and No. 8 in the nation ... More >>
After a winter's hibernation, downtown's City Hall Farmers Market will return tomorrow to its regularly scheduled Wednesday spot surrounding the reflection pool at City Hall. The market will run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday, rain or shine, until its summer break on June 27. Back for 201 ... More >>
It only seemed fitting to visit a new food truck called Happy Endings in the throes of Valentine's Day season, I reasoned as I headed out to Bo Concept this afternoon. But really, I was only it it for two things: hot dogs and sunshine. Happy Endings is one of the newer food trucks in town, only on ... More >>
I'm small but I have a big appetite, so I will admit that this week's Fast Times was basically eaten as an appetizer for the dinner we were heading home to make. I have a terrible habit of going to the grocery store hungry, and it got the best of me this time. My husband and I are now regulars at th ... More >>
I like the continuing trend of Houston's food trucks increasingly accepting credit/debit cards. Pi Pizza Truck, The Rice Box, Ladybird, and now Pad Thai Box all take your plastic, happily. Any last excuses you really had about "never carrying cash" fly out the window, leaving you free to explore som ... More >>
This lobster risotto and accompanying lobster came from your friendly local dive bar.One is a highbrow full-fledged restaurant -- a "brick-and-mortar" place, to use the parlance of the day -- owned and operated by heavyweight restaurateurs. The other is a cobbled-together food truck, ephemera ... More >>
An HPD officer allegedly threatened a food truck over what the food truck owner says are non-existent "violations."UPDATE: The Public Information Office of the HPD called to say that, as of 2 p.m. "no complaint has been filed. No one by that name has filed an [Internal Affairs Division] compl ... More >>
An HPD officer allegedly threatened a food truck over what the food truck owner says are nonexistent "violations."UPDATE: HPD's public information office called to say that, as of 2 p.m., "no complaint has been filed. No one by that name has filed an [Internal Affairs Division] complaint," th ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Peter, Bjorn and JohnPB&J want to feed you free food, today at 4 p.m.That's Peter, Bjorn and John, by the way -- not peanut butter and jelly. As we mentioned back in August, the Swedish pop rock trio is rolling through Houston today during the band's All You Can Eat Tour, an ... More >>
Photo by Chris ShepherdHouston's food trucks headed north to feed the victims of and responders to the Texas wildfires.Although the wildfires in Bastrop have been getting the lion's share of media attention, fires are burning all over Texas right now -- including in our own backyard. And Hou ... More >>
With so many food-related shows on television, it's hard to keep up -- it's not just the Food Network anymore. I don't know what I'd do without my DVR. This week gave us premieres, finales and Liza Minelli. Here's a roundup of some of the shows this week. Spoiler alert! The Great Food Truck ... More >>
Photo by Alex GreggChris Frankel will be shaking things up once again at Giacomo's.Ghost hunters and professional drinkers, you'll want to sign up for tonight's Historic Pub Crawl starting at the Lancaster Hotel. The tour will take you through five area pubs (with half-off happy hour fare at ... More >>
Photo by John SuhFood Truck Friday at the BoneyardIt sounds like the name of a new dance craze. And while you can certainly show off your skills to the music spinning from the live DJ booth, the Food Truck Crawl is much more than that. Hillary Hayden founded the event after watching a show ... More >>
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. Weapons Grade: Justin implores restaurants, bars and alcohol purveyors across t ... More >>
Photo illustrations by Monica FuentesScream louder; the clown says your parents will never hear you.Last week, assistant music editor Craig Hlavaty amused the entire office by forwarding a link to Filmdrunk's recent post, "Ideas for Movie-Themed Food Trucks." On the front page was the Photosh ... More >>
Photo by GroovehouseA woman with an umbrella has the right idea outside the Cut & Fry truck. See more photos in our slideshow."If you think you're hot," mused my friend on Sunday afternoon, "think about how hot those guys in the trucks must be." I stopped fanning myself momentarily and reali ... More >>
Flickr user: kimberlykvSeven Memorial Days ago, my best friend Todd and I placed third in Under the Volcano's annual gumbo cook off. Despite feeling robbed by the second-place team, whose "gumbo" tasted like a bland can of Progresso, our feelings were bolstered by a woman who asked us to cate ... More >>
Another quiet week around the city, as even B4-U-Eat had only two restaurant closures to report and not a single, solitary opening aside from the long-awaited grand re-opening of Mai's on April 9. Have you been back yet? The two closures reported by B4-U-Eat were Pete & Shorty's Kitchen & Ta ... More >>
I scanned the short menu on the side of Abu Omar, a silver-sided taco truck on Hillcroft at Pagewood. It wasn't very forthcoming about the kinds of meats it served, just listing items like tacos and tortas. "Do you have chicharron?" I asked the smiling young man, Roberto, inside. "No," he re ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttLeft to right: Jay Rascoe, J.R. Cohen and Dan Joyce, brothers in beards (and tacos).Jay Rascoe, J.R. Cohen and Dan Joyce are all familiar faces in Houston's social media community. Rascoe, best known for his food blog, Guns and Tacos, is even a bit of a food celebr ... More >>
Street food is picking up steam across the country, and Houston is no exception. During the Southern Foodways Alliance symposium last weekend, attendees were invited to view the exhibit "Taco Trucks and Crepes Trailers: Modern Texas Foodways" at the University of Mississippi's Gammill Gallery, runni ... More >>
, Food Network, as we all know, has edged away from actual cooking shows and toward entertaining shows having something to do with food--Iron Chef America, Cupcake Wars, Chopped and, now, The Great Food Truck Race. GFTRwhich premiered Sunday night, seems promisingly unique in two ways: It bui ... More >>
The best sweetbreads in the city are served behind the Airline Drive farmers' market