Tres Leches

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    First Look at Modernos Tacos Tex-Mex

    From the outside, Modernos Tacos Tex Mex looks like your typical nondescript strip mall restaurant. Come a little closer, however, and a charming design space awaits, complete with a funky local Mexican mural in the window, beckoning you to have a closer look. Just a month old, Modernos, located ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    10 Best Things to Buy at Mercantile in Houston

    Take one step inside Mercantile in Rice Village, or in the new location in Montrose, and you realize it's more than just a coffee shop. Mercantile, as defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary is an adjective describing something that is "of or relating to the business of buying and selling products to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Cordúa Family's Food and History Come to Life on the Pages

    The Cordúa family recently released their first cookbook after more than 25 years in the Houston restaurant industry. It's the product of years of recipe development melding the food of Nicaragua with the melting pot of Houston cultures. The Cordúa patriarch, Michael Cordúa, is credited with bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    A Month of Chocolate: 28 Ways to Indulge

    We did it last year and this year, we're doing it again. It's almost February, which means in addition to fleeting resolutions, it's all about the chocolate baby. From Bacon & Chocolate Waffles to a piping cold cup of Frozen Hot Chocolate, here are 28 Ways to Indulge: Friday, February 1: Head to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Is There a Chocolate Factory in Houston's Future?

    Tejas Chocolate is a young company. Scott Moore, Jr. and his partner Michelle Holland started making chocolate from scratch and working with cacao beans in 2010, and Tejas Chocolate began in earnest in 2011. Scott and Michelle are still working their day jobs running a railroad supply company, while ... More >>

  • 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

    August 12, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Hicham Nafaa of Majorca Bistro & Tapas

    Let the tapas begin... Photo by Mandy Oaklander​After our chef chat (see parts one and two), Hicham Nafaa of Majorca Bistro & Tapas first whips up a mix of Majorcan tapas -- warm, open-faced baguettes topped with vegetables (left), Moroccan sausage, and shrimp (right). The vegetarian slice i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    A Not So Happy Hour at El Real Tex-Mex

    Prickly pear margarita at El-Real Tex-Mex​I admit, my expectations were high for El Real Tex-Mex. And well they should be. Since it's a joint venture between James Beard nominee Bryan Caswell, and James Beard Award-winning writer and former Houston Press Food Critic Robb Walsh, I expected to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Favorite Three: Desserts

    Tres leches from Samba Grille.​I asked my fellow food bloggers to choose their three favorite desserts in Houston. Let's take a look at what they said. Geri Maria Harris 1. Churros and Hot Chocolate from Hugo's 2. Flan from El Rey 3. 5 Nut Brownie from Hillstone (formerly Houston's) Geri's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    A First Visit to Ninfa's on Navigation

    Ceviche.​Since moving to Houston last year I've enjoyed exploring the city's cuisine -- to the tune of about seven pounds -- but I haven't hit many of the restaurants that Houstonians consider "institutions." At the prompting of a friend I decided to start my journey at Ninfa's on Navigation. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 31, 2009

    Gabriel Iglesias

    He's hot, he's fluffy, he's - Biscuit Man?

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Five to Try: Tres Leches

    ​From the moment we first tried it, tres leches has monopolized a decent-size spot in our hearts previously reserved for chocolate. This originally Nicaraguan dessert is a vanilla sponge cake full of tiny, tasty air bubbles and topped with an incredible combination of three milks: evaporated, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Cherry Top Bakery's All-Day Burrito

    Photos by Robb Walsh​In August of 2004, I asked a truck driver in the parking lot of Laredo Taqueria on Patton if he agreed that the spectacular breakfast tacos we just ate were the best in the city. "Second best," he said, "the best is Cherry Bakery." I had never heard of Cherry Bakery, and I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Magical Realism and Tres Leches

    "Legend has it that the recipe for Tres Leches cake was first printed on the back of the can of Nestle's sweetened condensed milk," Michael Cordúa, the chef behind the Cordua Restaurants in Houston, once told me. The name tres leches, or three milks, refers to the ingredients used -- a can of eva ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 10, 1994

    The Other South American Restaurant

    Los Andes isn't king of the empanada hill, but it has made a promising debut