Tom Tollett

  • Dining

    November 7, 2013

    Bivalve Season Is Here

    Houston restaurants are ready to get shucking.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Oyster Season Opens On November 1, And Local Restaurants Are Ready To Get Shucking

    "He first selected the smallest one ... and then bowed his head as though he were saying grace. Opening his mouth very wide, he struggled for a moment, after which all was over. I shall never forget the comic look of despair he cast upon the other five over-occupied shells. I asked him how he felt. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Commercial Free Cocktail and Oysters for Cause

    Alex Gregg, bar manager at the upcoming Goro & Gun, is reviving his popular Commercial Free Cocktail series -- initially hosted at Grand Prize Bar -- for a limited, three-night run at Ambrosia. And this time, he's bringing along guest bartender Chris Frankel to help. Both bartenders got their start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Gulf Appellation Oysters Have Arrived at Tommy's Oyster Bar

    As promised, Gulf appellation oysters have arrived -- albeit a little later in the season than usual. Tommy's Oyster Bar in Clear Lake, not too far from where the oysters are pulled out of such bays as Ladies Pass or Pepper Grove, has plenty on hand right now and is a great spot to try the appellati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Upcoming Events: More Food Trucks Hit the Downtown Streets

    After all the brouhaha over food trucks being banned from downtown, the Houston Pavilions is bringing in a whole fleet of the mobile food units, six days a week. Starting last week, the food trucks will provide a daily lunch service from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. "We've seen the de ... More >>