In quick turn-around time, El Gallo Rojo, which opened just a few months ago downtown at 917 Franklin, has closed. But, a new restaurant is taking its place. Macondo Latin Bistro, previously located at 208 Travis, closed on Sunday, August 3, and revealed on Facebook that it will be reopening somewhe ... More >>
In March 2012, Sylvia Casares, chef and owner of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, was shot in the stomach by her then-boyfriend Michael Warren, police said. Warren, a regular cook at Casares's food truck, No Borders, and a partner in the Sylvia's restaurant chain fled in Casares car after the shooting, w ... More >>
It may be the best yet.
Hubbell & Hudson Market's official last day is Wednesday, March 12, but according to CultureMap's Eric Sandler, from the looks of the market it could close much sooner. Whether it is on or before March 12, Hubbell & Hudson Market is closing. The Kitchen and Bistro are not going anywhere, though. In ... More >>
Glenmorangie Tasting & Dinner @ Kiran's Friday, 6:30 p.m. 4100 Westheimer Enjoy a delightful seven-course tasting menu paired with a variety of Glenmorangie products for $115 at Kiran's tonight. Hal Brock of Glazer's will be the host for the evening. The night kicks off with a variety of appetizers ... More >>
Three words: free wine tasting. In honor of France's Feast of the Epiphany, French Country Wines will host a wine tasting on Wednesday, January 8 from 5 until 7 p.m. featuring three wines and slices of La Galette des Rois, otherwise known as the King's Cake. Enjoy tastings of Baur Pinot Gris 2011, M ... More >>
Scores of great female chefs are ignored.
Before you know it, you'll be heading out to holiday parties and inviting friends over for a special holiday get-together. And, you'll need a great bottle of wine to celebrate the season during those times. On Monday, December 2, at 6:30 p.m., Central Market will hold a Wine Workshop featuring class ... More >>
Time magazine recently published a feature on the 13 most influential people in the food world. The list actually included 15 people and a company, but it wasn't the fact that Time editors seemingly can't count that had readers, chefs, restaurateurs and just about everybody else in the food industry ... More >>
Earlier this week, we spoke with some Houston chefs about their Thanksgiving preparation and cooking advice. Today, the chefs share with us what they are making for Thanksgiving this year, whether they are planning to spend the holiday at home or in the kitchens of their restaurants.
Thanksgiving is a national day of cooking and eating until you're completely stuffed...then eating some more. For those in the culinary profession, Thanksgiving is a little different than it is for the rest of the country. Some spend the entire day cooking in the kitchen of their restaurant; some en ... More >>
On Monday, September 23, Central Market hosts yet another beer and food class in the Brewniversity cooking class series. During Beer & Bites, the Central Market experts will explain how to pair beer with food; after just one hour you will walk away with more knowledge about lagers, ales, pilsners an ... More >>
Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen 6401 Woodway Drive Tel: 713-334-7295 www.sylviasenchiladakitchen.com This is Part 3 of a three part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This week, we became acquainted with a woman who plunked down all her life savings into a restaurant at the ... More >>
Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen 6401 Woodway Drive Tel: 713-334-7295 www.sylviasenchiladakitchen.com This is part two of a three part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space Friday. Yesterday, Sylvia Casares talked about leaving the corporate world to start a restau ... More >>
Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen 6401 Woodway Drive Tel: 713-334-7295 www.sylviasenchiladakitchen.com Earlier this year, Sylvia Casares, owner of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, was shot in the stomach and air-lifted to the hospital. It's not an experience that anyone would be expected to recover from ea ... More >>
Check out our pics from the Houston Zoo in our Feast With The Beasts slideshow. There were lions, cougars, giraffes, snakes, elephants, a rooster and more. Plenty of animals and plenty of food -- exactly what you'd expect to find at the Houston Zoo's 7th annual Feast with the Beasts. This past Fr ... More >>
Several weeks ago Sylvia Casares kicked off the first of several planned tasting dinners with her terrific "comida con vino" featuring the wines of Morande USA. The second dinner (in what I hope continues to be a diverse and exciting series at Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen) paired Cavalino tequilas wit ... More >>
Though some bemoan the increasingly popular practice of "National [Insert Food Here] Month," I couldn't be happier that the 31 days of May are devoted to celebrating the enchilada. I've always thought the enchilada was underappreciated compared to say, fajitas or tacos. A Yankee acquaintance of mi ... More >>
Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we firmly believe that crawfish have been mollycoddled for far too long in this city. With that in mind, get prepared for this crawfish season with a little primer from our own Katharine Shilcutt. It's simple, easy-to-follow, and - f ... More >>
I have a mental list of all the strangest press releases I've received in my short time as food critic for the Press. They include: A hand-made flyer for a penis-shaped muffin restaurant in Montrose A self-written press release from a restaurateur who described himself as an "elitist" "asshole" ... More >>
Sylvia Casares, chef and owner of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, was shot in the stomach on Monday night at her home near Fulshear, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. Casares was taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital and is currently in stable condition at an undisclosed ... More >>
Sylvia Casares, the chef and owner of Houston fave Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, was shot in the stomach Monday night by her boyfriend, our sister blog Eating Our Words reports. Casares was allegedly shot by Michael Warren, who is also her business partner. Warren is on the run and the Fort Bend Cou ... More >>
For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants.
Photos by Troy Fields The bright colors of the food and the decor at Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen are awfully festive, perfect for a holiday meal, or the gift of one, so today's VOICE Daily Deal is great for the season. For $12, you can get $25 worth of Sylvia Casares's famous enchiladas, a 201 ... More >>
Sylvia Casares keeps the crowds happy with her Tex-Mex classics.
Photos by Troy FieldsI could eat Sylvia's mesquite-grilled corn all day long.For the amount of [well-deserved] press that Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen gets on our blog, you'd think that the longtime Houston restaurant would have been reviewed in print ages ago. At least, that's what I thought. ... More >>
Enchiladas rojas.Making enchiladas is more a test of stamina and endurance than culinary prowess. The ingredients are simple and few, and there's not much fancy footwork required. That said, anyone who regularly makes a South of the Border variety of the dish deserves your utmost respect and ... More >>
Sylvia Casares of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen recently hosted a Winter Tequila Festival. Three tequila brands were represented: Riazul, Cavalino and Dulce Vida, and each offered up samples of their Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo varieties. Sylvia was on hand with delicious nibbles like taquitos ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Paula MurphyCome prepared to the fruit tree sale and don't say you weren't warned.Don't forget! Urban Harvest's annual fruit tree sale is kind of a big deal, and it's happening this weekend at Robertson Stadium on the University of Houston campus. From the press release: Th ... More >>
Mesquite-smoked corn on the cob at No Borders.I have two favorite places in town for elote, that Mexican snack you can feel at least partly good about eating because -- hey! -- it's corn and corn is a vegetable (barely) and therefore good for you! Never mind the fact that you usually slather ... More >>
Photo by Carbon NYCThanksgiving: 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 >>
Photo by Robb WalshOyster season is permanently over for Shuck Daddy's.Lasting only a little over a year, the not-quite-Hooters seafood spot Shuck Daddy's (1511 Shepherd) has shucked its last oyster. With Mak Chin suffering a similar fate in the same location in 2009, could it be that Houston ... More >>
RA Sushi is about to get even clubbier than usual...Houston Restaurant Week is in full swing right now. With so many restaurants to choose from, people have been overwhelmed with choices -- not a bad position to be in, really. I love CultureMap's efficient little "cheat sheet" for trying to f ... More >>
After discussing Sylvia Casares's unique cuisine, it was getting hard for me to hear her over my growling gut. She presented two sampler plates. The first came with beef carne asada, her famous chili-gravy enchilada, and grilled quail. The carne asada and quail were cooked on her mesquite gri ... More >>
We continue our chat with Sylvia Casares of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, who dispenses advice to those daydreaming of their own restaurants and tells us how to develop a winning recipe. EOW: To those of us dreaming of opening our own restaurant, what words of advice can you give? Casares: St ... More >>
We met with Sylvia Casares, founder of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, to discuss how she gambled her life savings to realize her dream of a mesquite grill. EOW: As I understand it, you used to have a corporate job and then took the leap into becoming a restaurant owner. Tell me how that happene ... More >>
Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen expands to a second location.
I've often joked that if I wait long enough, all my favorite Mexican regional foods will show up in Houston (hence my ongoing search for the Guadalajaran birote and a torta ahogada). Well, I'm pleased to say that Puebla Bakery (6880 Telephone Road, 713-242-6850) does right by its namesake Mexican t ... More >>