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Tampico

  • Dining

    March 14, 2013

    Crazy for Crawfish

    Houston's 10 best mudbug joints.

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Top 10 Restaurants Near Hobby Airport

    One of the questions I get most frequently from friends who travel is this: Why isn't there anywhere to eat around Hobby Airport? To which I say: There are lots of places. You're not looking hard enough. Hobby is one of those parts of town that requires a finer-toothed comb than, say, the Montrose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Gustavo Arellano on Houston's Inherent Insecurity and Insultingly Racist Food Trucks

    Gustavo Arellano -- a.k.a. "Ask a Mexican!" himself -- doesn't shy away from having strong opinions or expressing them. It's what has made Arellano into a popular columnist, author and public speaker over the years and what's bringing him to Houston on November 15 to kick off the University of Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    Top 5 Bakeries in The Woodlands

    Confession: I have a serious addiction to baked goods. This addiction includes -- but is certainly not limited to -- cakes, brownies, muffins, bagels, cookies, wheat breads, pies, donuts, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, kolaches, danishes, and pastries of all sorts. When it comes to these divine carb-fill ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 14, 2012

    Hooked on La Fisheria

    Celebrity chef Aquiles Chavez introduces Houston to the modern Mexican food he left behind in his home country.

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Here's a List of All the Restaurants You'll Get to Taste at Menu of Menus 2012

    In my years of covering and attending our yearly Menu of Menus event, I've never been quite as excited for the grand tasting as I am this year. Why? In addition to the first annual Iron Fork competition -- which pits two of Houston's best young chefs against each other, Iron Chef-style, while chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Bartender Chat: Eddie of Julia's Bistro

    After passing by many times on the way to or from Big Top or Continental Club, I finally hopped the Metro to visit Julia's, the Latin-fusion bistro at the corner of Main and West Alabama. It was 5 p.m. on Tuesday when I walked through the vibrant dining room, grabbed a seat, ordered a glass of wine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Seafood Restaurants

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of HoustonĀ® 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.

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Top 5: Mexican Restaurants

    Pico's Mex-Mex.​If Kevin Shalin's Top 5 Sandwiches was controversial, it will probably have nothing on my picks for the best Mexican eateries in a town where fajitas and 'ritas reign supreme. Although I have no Mexican blood in my heritage, like many Houstonians, I was raised on a taco- and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Mexicans Determined to Shop in U.S. Charter a Plane

    The only way to shop​Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a group of Mexican nationals trying to fly over the drug cartel violence in the northern part of their country to get to stores in McAllen, Texas. As the amount of gunfighting and unease continues to mount in Mexico an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Froggie Goes a Grilling

    Grilled frog legs with cornbread and purple hull peas: a Texas summer dinner.​At least one of the bizarre conclusions drawn by some readers from last week's post about the impending "foodie backlash" was that I hate frog legs. More specifically, that I hate local frog legs and the restaurants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #1 Oysters Gilhooley at Gilhooley's Raw Bar in San Leon

    ​For a slideshow of all Robb's favorite 100 dishes, click here. Over the course of the past few months, I've counted down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #2: Fajitas at the Original Ninfa's on Navigation

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #3 Snapper on a Sizzling Comal at Tampico

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #4 Campechana at Goode Company Seafood

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 24, 2010

    Strip Mall Hopping

    Where to eat at 5800 Bellaire.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Food Fight: Battle Ceviche

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​In keeping with our recent trend of expanding the weekly food fights to encompass more than just burgers and donuts, this week's battle pitted two restaurants against one another to see who could craft the finest fish dish. Ceviche is made differently from country ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Donut Patrol: David Landsel

    ​David Landsel, the travel editor of the New York Post, stopped over in Houston on his way to Mexico City earlier this week. He asked me to take him to a regional Mexican restaurant. So we went to Tampico, where he took photos of his Vuelva a la Vida seafood cocktail for blog posterity. I also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Mojarra Frita at Cocina de Colima

    J. C. Reid ​Colima is a small state in western Mexico, bordering on the Pacific Ocean. You don't hear a lot about cuisine from Colima, but apparently it's well-known in Mexico and best known for its seafood, mainly grilled and fried fish, and its ceviche. In a testament to the diversity of reg ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 13, 2009

    Keep on Trucking

    The tacos at this Bellaire Boulevard taquería might remind you of the ones you get from a taco truck.

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Openings and Closings

    Lovers of Belgian cuisine have another reason to rejoice other than Catherine Duwez's increasingly common Cafe Montrose dinners: Former co-owner Andrew Klarman is opening Jeannine's Bistro this week with his sister, Jeaninne Petras. The cafe will be located at Westheimer/Elgin and Bagby and will ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    The Sister Cities Of Houston: A Critical Appraisal, Part Two

    With the recent addition of Karachi, Pakistan, Houston now is a sister to 18 other cities around the world. Hair Balls is on the case - we studied all of them so you wouldn't have to. See the first half here.Sister: Luanda, AngolaHow we are sisterly: Houston's only African sister is yet another seap ... More >>

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  • Dining

    July 5, 2007

    T-Bone Tom's Steakhouse Restaurant

    Visit T-Bone Tom's and help keep Kemah weird

  • Dining

    July 20, 2006

    Fish on its Laurels

    Gaido's in Galveston doesn't always live up to its storied reputation

  • Dining

    February 16, 2006

    Fish a la Plancha

    Great Gulf seafood in a mom-and-pop Mexican joint is a combination that's hard to beat

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Esquivel

    The Sights and Sounds of Esquivel!

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Dining

    October 10, 2002

    Use Your Noodle

    From the strange store next door to the mystery bits in the soup, there's plenty to ponder at Arepas & Empanadas Gourmet

  • Dining

    November 1, 2001

    Fish Fraud

    Passing off cheap fish for expensive red snapper is against the law. But no one enforces the regulations. So Texas restaurants are free to rip you off.

  • Dining

    October 25, 2001

    Patriotic Excess

    Luxurious Vallone’s most interesting new menu items arean early casualty of the war

  • Dining

    October 26, 2000

    The Authenticity Myth

    The Mex-Mex issue

  • Dining

    October 12, 2000

    Stirred and Shaken

    Tampico's michelada

  • Dining

    May 11, 2000

    Eighth Wonder of the Cajun World

    Cavernous as the Dome, Rodeaux shouts for attention with a funky menu that wants to be all things Deep South

  • Dining

    October 21, 1999

    What Tex-Mex?

    The fish is so good at Tampico, you'll ignore its other treats

  • Dining

    May 16, 1996

    Cool, Calm and Culinary

    At benjy's, a tasteful restraint is a harbinger of a tasteful meal

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