• Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Little Bigs is Getting a Little Bigger

    It looks like Little Bigs is moving to a new location and it's going to be a much bigger space than the current spot at 2703 Montrose. The Houston Chronicle reports that Little Bigs's last day at its original location will be October 26; the owners expect to open at 4621 Montrose (the previous spot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    The Five Best Underrated Tex-Mex Restaurants in Houston (According to You)

    You know how we always say the Houston trifecta is composed of barbecue, burgers and Tex-Mex? Yeah, well Tex-Mex is clearly the victor, as more than 2,000 of you voted in our poll to determine the most underrated Tex-Mex restaurant in town. And the same thing that happened with the barbecue poll ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    The 5 Best Brunch Spots in the Heights

    In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded Bloody Marys, we have no shortage of awesome spots to get our brunch on. Keeping later hours and killer cocktails in mind, we'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in the Heights

    We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town (See the complete list at the end of the post). This time, we're moving to the antique shop, bungalow, and dining mecca that is the Houston Heights. There were certainly no shortage of great eateries befor ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 23, 2013

    The Signature Sandwiches of Bocca Deli Are Fancier Than Usual

    Bocca Deli sits on the cusp of change while embracing the now of this north of downtown neighborhood.

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Katharine Shilcutt's 10 Favorite Dishes in Houston

    In a recent Food & Wine article, restaurant editor Kate Krader called Houston "America's newest capital of great food" and listed 10 of her favorite dishes/drinks in our city to underscore her point. They included the Vietnamese Wagyu meatballs at Underbelly, the blackstrap rum daiquiri at Charity S ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 9, 2013

    Todo con Queso

    Houston's 10 best Tex-Mex restaurants.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Tex-Mex Restaurants

    It's been more than a century since the first Tex-Mex restaurant opened in Houston. George Caldwell brought The Original Mexican Restaurant to our city in 1907, influenced -- most agree -- by a restaurant of the same name in his hometown of San Antonio. It would be another 20 years before Felix Mex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Celebrate National Margarita Day Today with 15 of Our Favorites

    For whatever reason, some marketing genius decided that February 22 is National Margarita Day. I can't figure out what significance this day has to margaritas or tequila or Triple Sec or limes. Even the National Margarita Day's web page offers no clues as to why February 22 is so important, leaving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    Last Night: New Year's Eve Cataclysm at Fitzgerald's

    Free Press Houston New Year's Eve Cataclysm Feat. Buxton, Infinite Apaches, Robert Ellis, Ben Godfrey Fitzgerald's December 31, 2012 Devil, your name be "Michelada." Who else could I blame for a New Year's Eve that seems to exist only as flashes and sounds and 11 pages of barely legible notes? Let' ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 18, 2012

    The Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 10 sushi restaurants.

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in the Heights

    Let's get one thing out of the way before we get started: This is a list of the 10 best restaurants in the Heights, as "the Heights" is defined by the Houston Heights Association. That means that restaurants outside of its boundaries -- north of Loop 610 West, west of North Shepherd, south of the Ka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: The Texans Grille, Tony's, Falafel Frenzy, Teotihuacan and More

    Before we opened the report for the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury), we decided the inspection result would predict the team's fate in the coming season. This method has literally never failed, or succeeded. If it turns out to be an ineffective predictor, though, we promise to name our firs ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 9, 2012

    We Love Food

    Our 100 favorite dishes in Houston.

  • Culture

    August 25, 2011

    SPECIAL COMIDA EDITION: Who Harvested Maize First — the Aztecs, or the Mayans?

    And what are the three milks of Pastel de Tres Leches?

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Openings & Closings: April 2011

    Photo by lc_dbKing Biscuit was one of the many restaurants to close over the past week.​After a quiet few weeks, a rash of openings, delays and unexpected closings tore through the city this past week, starting with the news that Austin's "sexy Tex-Mex" import Vivo is not coming to San Felipe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Food Fight: Beef Steak Nachos

    Kevin ShalinTeotihuacan​For this week's Food Fight, we pit two Houston Tex-Mex heavyweights against one another. We've got El Real Tex-Mex Cafe, the young, scrappy newcomer, against Teotihuacan Mexican Café (4624 Irvington), the cagey veteran. Will youth overpower age, or will the consisten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Top 5: Food Streets

    Photo by Kevin ShalinLai Lai Dumpling House​When it comes to food, all streets are not created equal. These are the five best in Houston. 5. Airline I really wanted to put Airline higher on the list, but truth is, it just edged out Montrose to land in the top five. Granted, this street is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Favorite Three: Breakfast Spots

    New York Bagel & Coffee Shop.​Over the past few weeks, some readers have taken offense to certain Top 5 lists, and how they only reflect the opinions of the writer constructing each list. With the help of my fellow food bloggers, we'll now bring you a slightly different take on the Top 5s -- a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    The Laurenzo Family's New Chispas del Tiempo

    ​El Real isn't the only Tex-Mex place with a distinguished pedigree that opened recently. The Laurenzo family, which currently operates Laurenzo's and the El Tiempo Cantinas (but is perhaps best known for its connection to Ninfa's on Navigation, founded and run for 23 years by late family matr ... More >>

  • 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

    February 21, 2011

    Houston's Top 11 Margaritas for National Margarita Day

    Photo by Eric HesterThe winter spiced margarita at Ninfa's on Navigation.​Tomorrow is National Margarita Day. (Yes, much like International Hot & Spicy Food Day, it's a thing.) And although it'll be cloudy most of the day tomorrow, the sun should come out right around happy hour time, and wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Top 5: Eggs Done Right

    New York Bagel.​I love eggs. Below are places to get the best egg dishes this fine city of Houston has to offer. 5. Frank's Grill This blue-collar eatery located off Mangum, inside 290, serves up huge portions to a customer base that generally has hearty appetites. When I'm flying solo, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Food Fight: Battle Chips and Salsa

    Teo's.​For Battle Chips and Salsa, I decided to pit one of my local favorites, Teotihuacan Mexican Cafe on Airline, against mega-chain Pappasito's. In a city filled with great chips and salsa, let's see how these two stacked up. Teotihuacan Mexican Café From here on out, I'll be referring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle French Onion Soup

    Croissant Brioche.​Every now and then, the temperature actually falls below 75 degrees, and when it does, I start getting in the mood for some French onion soup. This battle pits two places (Croissant Brioche and Au Petit Paris) that are within minutes of one another. Special thanks to comme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Breakfast of Champions at Teotihuacan

    ​It's late in the morning, and I am hungover and hungry. I call up a friend, and she suggests Teotihuacan. I can't even say that, but I agree because I am nearing death. She scoops me up, and before I know it we are on Airline and parking. I have been here before, my mind tells me, but not thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    The Queen, Barbara Windsor and her wig encourage you to try Houston's version of the Queen Vic pub.​Richard Di Virgilio, a man who already knows how to serve small, finely crafted plates of food at Oporto, has finally opened his second project just off Kirby: The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen (2712 ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 29, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Stirred & Shaken: Teotihuacán's Topo and Gin

    Troy Fields​I feel guilty badmouthing the drink that probably had a hand in my conception (hi, Mom and Dad), but I don't like most house frozen margaritas. I do enjoy a good 'rita on the rocks made with fresh lime juice. I just can't stomach the blended Ectoplasm a lot of Tex-Mex and Mexican r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    The Top 10 Restaurants in the Heights

    Sous vide pork at Textile.​Creating a top ten list for the Heights is an intimidating process. At a basic level, it's difficult to even define the Heights. And with so many great restaurants to choose from, we've had to leave out popular spots Teotihuacan, Vietnam Restaurant, and Onion Creek f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Food Fight: Battle Cheese Enchilada

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​"Cheese enchiladas served in chili con carne -- not thin, meatless chili gravy, or authentic enchilada sauce -- are the hallmark of real Tex-Mex, according to 78-year-old Fort Worth sportswriter and Tex-Mex expert Dan Jenkins," as Robb Walsh stated in his July 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    The 10 Most Underrated Restaurants in Houston (According to You)

    ​Last week, we asked you to share your comments with us about Houston's most underrated restaurant. In the second of a two-part question about overrated and underrated restaurants thorughout the city, you weren't any shyer with your comments than you were when we asked about overrated restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Las Delicias Mexicanas

    Photos by Jay Francis Las Delicias, a new wholesale/retail store on Airline Boulevard just up from Teotihuacan, is selling traditional Mexican candies. There's the variety made by cooking fresh fruits and vegetables (pumpkin, for example) in sugar syrup, and also ate, a fresh-fruit puree in bar for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008
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    May 21, 2008
  • Culture

    May 10, 2007

    Mexican-American Culture

    Special Houston-Seattle Edition

  • Calendar

    May 30, 1996