It may be the best yet.
Opening the menu at The Cheesecake Factory is like opening an encyclopedia. The spiral-bound menus are filled with nearly 200 menu items and 50 types of cheesecake. You'd think a restaurant named after the creamy dessert would have more flavors of cheesecake than entrée options. As you flip throug ... More >>
Maybe your friend is obsessed with Cheesecake Factory. Maybe your kids scream for nuggets every time you pass Chik-fil-A (we don't blame them), but you don't exactly agree with their politics. Maybe you're just in one giant, chain-restaurant-filled eating rut. We've urged you to step away from the ... More >>
Christmas is less than two weeks away. I repeat: TWO WEEKS AWAY. It's crunch time, people. If you're headed to The Woodlands Mall to get the final few things on your list (or to start your Christmas shopping ... no judging here), you'll need plenty of energy to battle the lines and crowds and keep ... More >>
Here it is. The wooly mammoth of a post that we provide to you as a public service every year. All of 2012's openings and closings, listed by month, without fanfare or commentary. This is just the nitty gritty of every single restaurant whose doors have shut or opened in the last 12 months. Enjoy. ... More >>
Since falling out of favor with the Tennessee Titans in 2010, Vince Young's slide to the bottom of the quarterback food chain has been precipitous and eventful. The highlights include: - Backing up Michael Vick in Philadelphia in 2011 and pronouncing the Eagles a "Dream Team," a hex on that franchi ... More >>
On my way home a few nights ago, I noticed that a hunch I'd had was true: Bibas Brooklyn Express had closed after only six short months in business on Main Street. I'd noticed the lights off for a few days, and a new spread of brown paper in the windows meant only one thing. B4-U-Eat reports that th ... More >>
No. 1, Korean Braised Goat and Dumplings at Underbelly.
A few weeks ago, I was riding my bike past an otherwise quiet hotel parking lot on the edge of EaDo when I spotted it: a Taco Bell-branded food truck. The truck was dormant, its driver perhaps holed up in the cheap hotel, and I've yet to see the truck since. I wonder if it was just passing through H ... More >>
My dad absolutely loves banana desserts. I can guarantee any time we go to a restaurant that serves a banana dessert, he will order it. Whether it is the banana cream cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory, or a banana split from Sonic, he is going to order it. So, in honor of my father, a banana lov ... More >>
Out of all the weird and ridiculous national food holidays our country celebrates (or at least acknowledges), National Cheesecake Day is a day we should all take seriously. With all the varieties and forms of cheesecake, there's a flavor or style out there for everyone to enjoy on this creamy holida ... More >>
Hopefully, you're already celebrating National French Fries Day today. But hang on -- we've got two more good ones coming up. What better place to celebrate National Cheesecake Day is there than The Cheesecake Factory itself? The restaurant is known for having more than 30 different flavors of chee ... More >>
Tumblr has given us some great food-related bits of fascination recently. Locally, it's home to Fat City Houston, which keeps our 100 Favorite Dishes list honest. Nationally, it's given us gems like Fuck You, Yelper, showcasing frenzied Yelp reviews as beat-style poetry. This week, it's Old People ... More >>
Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've decided to take up veganism and bowhunting on the same day. Contradictastic! We started the week off right with a look at some choice bits, and that's a great list, but I'd humbly like to add one: the cup or so of utterly shat ... More >>
Like it or leave it, restaurants specializing in macaroni and cheese -- that ultimate "white people comfort food," as my baffled brown friends call it -- are becoming increasingly popular across the United States. From Connecticut's J.B. Mack, which bills itself as "America's 1st Macaroni and Cheese ... More >>
The last two days, we've been chatting with Vanessa O'Donnell, the pastry chef and owner of Ooh La La Dessert Boutique, about how she got started in the industry and how she successfully turned an operation with a 600-square-foot kitchen, into a profitable business with three locations within the sp ... More >>
Ah, Thanksgiving. Hands down the best holiday of the year. Four days off, football, usually the beginning of cooler weather, no gift-giving frenzy -- just good, old-fashioned gluttony. And what ingredient better to be gluttonous about than butter? Earlier this week, we showed you how to make bu ... More >>
Photo by Ken SheppardTry the Korean short rib tacos...On the end of an unassuming strip mall in Independence Heights lies Shepherd Park Draught House, the latest venture of Ken Bridge, owner of the Delicious Concepts restaurant group which also operates Pink's Pizza, Dragon Bowl and Lola. As ... More >>
Yep, Ed Wade's even a fool in the movies.This past season was a painful one to watch and endure for Houston Astros fans. But even in the off-season the painful hits just keep on coming. 20. The owner of the Texas Rangers, Nolan Ryan, is getting plenty of airtime from Fox and TBS every nigh ... More >>
When in doubt, let Justin Bieber be a living cautionary tale: If he takes his girlfriend to a place, don't take your date there.Looking for a great place to take a first date? There are plenty of lists out there. Hell, we've even got a few of our own. Looking for a great place to break up? We ... More >>
Jordan Schafer -- who you can be forgiven for not knowing is a centerfielder for the Astros -- was arrested early this morning on felony marijuana-possession charges in Tampa, Flordia. Tampabay.com reports that he was nabbed in a Cheesecake Factory about 12:30 a.m. today. Schafer, 25, came to the ... More >>
Photo by Katharine ShilcuttPre-concert picnic from Hubbell & Hudson.Finding a good place to eat in The Woodlands prior to a concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion can be a struggle if you're on a budget and tight for time. No one wants to battle the circling cars around The Woodlands Mall ... More >>
Finally, a chat with our cover subject.
Fleming's. Lauren Marmaduke 1. Chipotle Mexican Grill 2. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 3. Armadillo Palace Lauren's Take: I have a hard-on for foods that come wrapped in tortillas and flatbread. The compact cylindrical packaging makes Chipotle's burritos an ideal lunch option fo ... More >>
That's not Jesus, that is clearly Rasputin. This pierogi will take ages to destroy.Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where our skin is getting tan and leathery, our forearms like bronze hamhocks, our necks like freshly-stained rawhide, our nipples like crisp yet moi ... More >>
One of the questions I've been fielding a lot lately is, "Where should my [son, daughter, sister, brother, etc.] go for dinner before prom?" And the answer I've been giving is always the same: Haven. Haven has a beautiful dining room and patio; a great central location to where most proms se ... More >>
On the subject of prom, Katharine Shilcutt has spoken. Prom-goers should eat at Haven. The end. Anyway, her post inspired some readers to reminisce about their own prom experiences. Wrote unclelijah: I went to high school in New Orleans. I took my prom date the Caribbean Room at the Pontcha ... More >>
Photo courtesy of AvaInside Ava Kitchen & Whiskey BarFirst things first, for anyone who might be heading out to Skewers (3991 Richmond, 713-599-1444) for its grand reopening: Don't. At least, not yet. The restaurant's PR team emailed us an explanation for the delay this week: Skewers is not ... More >>
Today, July 30, is National Cheesecake Day. In observance of this special day, The Cheesecake Factory is offering each dine-in customer a slice of any cheesecake at half price. Unfortunately, any slices after the first will be at original price. On Tuesday, August 3 from 5 to 8 pm, Whatabur ... More >>
kshilcuttBayou Goo at House of Pies.While calorie bombs laden with lard, salt, sugar and cream are traditionally staples of national chain restaurants that pride themselves on obscene portions (see: The Cheesecake Factory), a fair number of Houston establishments offer some equally cloying co ... More >>
1. Pappasitos While there's nothing wrong with the food and the generous portions at this landmark Tex-Mex joint, there are so many other, better Tex-Mex places that you can't find in any other city. El Tiempo, for one, and probably a lot more that you should suggest in the comments.
Photo by Erika RayStocking up on salsas at Chacho's.The Galleria has more than 26 million visitors per year. While a significant amount of those people are tourists -- what wouldn't we give to visit a city just to shop there! -- many are Houstonians who gravitate toward the Uptown Park area o ... More >>
My daughter Harriet is four and is a huge Wizard of Oz fan, so I thought she would enjoy taking in the Ensemble Theater's free production of The Wiz at Miller Outdoor Theatre Saturday night. (We skipped the brutal line for covered tickets.) I had heard that showtime was 7 p.m. and since my apart ... More >>
Superstar session drummer and Dadaist marketing genius Josh Freese (Devo, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals) sells himself, his famous friends and all-you-can-eat shrimp at Sizzler to promote his new album.
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