Trancito Diaz

  • Dining

    January 16, 2014

    Tipping in Restaurants Reaches a Tipping Point

    Will 2014 be the year it's abolished?

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Philippe To Become Table & Brian O'Neill's Isn't Closed

    After Chef Philippe Schmit left his namesake restaurant, Philippe, back in September, the chef de cuisine at the time, Manuel Pucha, took the reins as executive chef. Now, Philippe's name will change to Table; the restaurant will close on Saturday, January 11, to prepare for its reopening, which is ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 19, 2013

    Good Deeds: Volunteer Time and Food

    Show you care this holiday season.

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Rest of the Best 2013: Houston's Top Five Mexican Bakeries

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, and in most cases picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next sever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 66, Enchiladas de Mole at La Guadalupana

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Tracy Vaught, Owner of Backstreet Cafe and Hugo's

    What she does: Tracy Vaught is the owner of Hugo's and Backstreet Cafe and a partner at Prego and Trevisio. ""I do all the planning, train managers, set all the standards for the restaurants, design menus," says Vaught. "Investments and charitable giving. I am the one who has political involvement ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 25, 2013

    From Tacos to Tikka Masala

    Houston's 10 best classic food trucks.

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Welcome Montrose's Midtown Bar & Grill

    La Guadalupana is one of Montrose's most beloved Mexican restaurants, a charming family-run bakery that also happens to turn out top-notch Mexican breakfasts every day of the week. And soon, it could become one of Pasadena's most beloved restaurants too. Owner Trancito Diaz told our own Francisco M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Trancito Diaz, Chef and Owner at La Guadalupana

    Who is he? La Guadalupana Bakery and Café is a small unassuming restaurant tucked away in the corner of a small lot that it shares with a convenience store and a washateria. It's easy to miss if you're driving down Dunlavy any given day of the week and not actively looking for it. However, if you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Houston's Top 10 All-Day Breakfasts

    Houstonians love a few things above all others: burgers, Tex-Mex barbecue, pizza, crawfish and breakfast. These are the foods that get us crazy passionate, the meals that fuel endless debates here in the city where residents eat for sport. We even have breakfast sub-categories that we love to jaw ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in Montrose

    It's been a while since we tackled neighborhood lists on Eating Our Words, yet posts such as "Top 10 Restaurants in the Heights" continue to be perennial favorites with our readers each month. The last time we compiled a Top 10 Restaurants in Montrose list was well over two years ago, at which time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Hot Cross Buns: Houston's 10 Best Bakeries

    Get your green waffles at Parisian Bakery III.​My friend Dr. Ricky has long said that there should be a comprehensive list of all the wonderful ethnic bakeries in town. I don't disagree, and in fact that's a list for another time. Today, however, we're focusing on all the different forms and ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Breakfasts

    Photo by John KielyCathead biscuits and breakfast served all day at our No. 1 spot.​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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Migas at La Guadalupana

    ​My sure-fire breakfast on a bleak weekend morning? Migas at La Guadalupana (2109 Dunlavy, 713-522-2301), along with a cup of cafe de olla and a tall glass of jamaica. There's very little not to love about this breakfast, especially if you treat yourself to a bite from pastry case afterward. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Celestial Sandwiches - Day Three

    Breakfast sandwich from La Guadalupana. ​This week we're offering up 25 of our favorite sandwiches. Below is today's list. And if you haven't seen them yet, here's Monday's and Tuesday's. Breakfast sandwich at La Guadalupana - The breakfast sandwich, in general, is much less popular than the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Mexican Sandwiches at La Guadalupana

    Photo by Katharine Shilcutt​No, it's not a torta. This is a cemita, a traditional Pueblan sandwich that's different from the omnipresent torta in several important ways: A cemita traditionally comes with avocado, raw onions, salsa roja, quesillo cheese and your choice of meat - nothing else ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Top 5 Holiday Hangover Cures

    The holidays are great -- parties, presents, and vacation. Well, that is until you wake up Saturday morning with a vicious headache. Maybe vampires have the right idea by only coming out at night. But, for now, we still have to get up in the morning and join the living. Here are our top five cures f ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 27, 2008