Velveeta Cheese

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    5 Weirdest Supermarket Salad Dressings

    Ranch, Thousand Island, Italian, Blue Cheese--the regular gang is all here at your neighborhood supermarket. Sometimes, however, a few weirdos sneak onto the shelves that we're not sure we're comfortable with dressing our salads. Here are five spotted recently: 5. "Mango Style" (3 Zeros)" Just "m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    The Spicy Stuff: Ro-Tel Five Ways

    Anyone born south of the Mason-Dixon line can tell you how to crowd-pleasing queso with only two ingredients. I'm no big fan of Velveeta, but its partner Ro-Tel has become a staple in my kitchen over the past few months. Until I began writing this story, I had no idea Ro-Tel was native to Texas. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 25, Chips and Queso at Fusion Taco

    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 person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Velveeta Cheesepocalypse Causes Queso Contemplation

    When you hear the word "queso," what do you picture? If you live anywhere outside of South Texas, you probably see cheese, possibly a Mexican cheese like queso fresco or cotija. If you grew up with Tex-Mex in your life like I did, you hear queso and think of a warm, soothing bowl of melted yellow ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 26, 2013
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    August 15, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 94 Foie Gras Mac & Cheese at BRC Gastropub

    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. Just as Katharine Shilcutt did before her, and Robb Walsh before that, Kaitlin will eat and learn as she goes, compiling a list of the 100 dishes she th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Top 5 Recipes Involving Hot Dogs

    Hot dogs haven't always enjoyed the best reputation. Cheap varieties do often include snips and snails and puppy dogs' tails, but more quality, and, dare I say, classier wieners with actual meat do exist. As a devotee of the dog, I'm thrilled with the wave of new dressed-up, "haute" dogs, and hop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Health Department Roundup: Coreanos, Pondicheri, Ruggles Green and More

    By today's standards, Pete Wells's November review of Guy Fieri's American Kitchen & Bar is ancient, up there with Hadrian's Wall and some other things you forgot after college. But there's apparently still mileage there, as evidenced by the parody menu a New York programmer created (with some help ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Top 10 Kitschy Pop-Related Gift Items to Give This Year

    Thanksgiving is in ten days, and then we'll all be fully immersed in the holiday season. While shopping recently, I noticed that Taylor Swift now has her own greeting-card line featuring her photography and sweet words. If you were to receive one such card from a loved one, would you swell with fuz ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 18, 2012

    The Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 10 sushi restaurants.

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    What's the Best Bread/Cheese Combination for a Grilled Cheese Sandwich?

    If 4chan is the Wild West of the Internet, Reddit is the PG-13 version: a cleaned-up mining town grown rich on silver that mostly keeps the riff-raff out, Tombstone-style (or at least confined to subreddits such as r/gonewild and r/spacedicks). It's where the local residents gather to discuss import ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    The Golden Noodle: A Mac N' Cheese Smackdown

    I should have worn my stretchy pants. I should have known better. Yet, there I found myself, trying macaroni and cheese after macaroni and cheese with no end in sight, trying harder and harder after every bite to keep a poised, lady-like posture while simultaneously using every inkling of strength t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Rocks Off's Ultra-Hip Rodeo Concert Guide: Lady Antebellum

    Date: March 1 Name: Lady Antebellum AKA: "Starland Country Band" Genre: Elevator twang

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Tunnel Explorer: Pastabilities

    I used to work with a guy who looked a bit like Franklin the Turtle. He was slightly narcoleptic. You always knew when "Franklin" was going to drift off, because he would bring his right hand up to his left shoulder and start massaging his collarbone. Within minutes, he'd be out. Franklin was a good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Odd Pair: Chicken Spaghetti and Zinfandel

    ​There is pleasure in life... and then there is guilty pleasure. You know the kind. The type of indulgence that you are embarrassed to admit to your friends and colleagues... certain forms of gratification best enjoyed -- ahem, how shall I put this? -- whilst alone. For me one such delight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    That's the tidiest enchilada combo I've ever seen! When did the military start serving Tex-Mex?​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where our Tears For Fears-themed food truck Sowing the Seeds of Lunch isn't taking off nearly as well as we'd hoped. If we can't think up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Class Up Your Super Bowl Party

    Photo by Urban MixerMini lamb burgers are even better with curried green apples on top.​Now that the threat of Snowpocalypse 2011 has finally passed, grocery stores should be free[er] once again and you can start making your final preparations if you're hosting a Super Bowl party. However, if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    The Best Restaurants to Eat Chicken Fried Steak for Breakfast

    Photo by J.C. ReidThe enormous CFS at Triple A.​Although I certainly enjoy a good piece of chicken fried steak for dinner -- preferably served with homemade macaroni and cheese and fried okra -- there's something to be said for beginning your day with a plate full of it whether you're bleary-e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    When To Go Gourmet

    Photo by huggingthecoastMacaroni and cheese martini is taking the concept too far, to be fair.​The trend toward taking basic comfort foods and "gourmet-izing" them isn't new. In 2006, the New York Times was already lamenting the addition of "complex blends of pungent, unaged, rind-washed and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    The Anachronistic Chef: Harvest Casserole

    ​ This is one in a series of posts in which I sample recipes from the days of yore (i.e., not the 1990s). The dishes featured were mainstays of 19th-, 18th- and even 17th-century tables, but for one reason or another (unusual taste, archaic ingredients), have fallen out of culinary fashion. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Recipe: Queso Fresco Cotija and Chorizo Dip

    ​Queso should arguably be the official food of Houston. No one makes it better than us, and we cannot ever seem to get enough. Although the creamy-smooth Velveeta variety is always a nostalgic favorite, switching up cheeses and throwing in some meat and vegetables is a great way to turn this a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Five Questions to Answer Before You Decide Where to Eat (When You're Drunk)

    ​You've closed out your local pub, and you're a little bit lit up. Not so drunk that you're stumbling around talking to trees and vomiting on yourself, but drunk enough to be extremely impulsive. And the impulse hitting you right now: You need food. Slowly you remember that you haven't eaten s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Cacique: Go Autentico!

    ​Cacique products are a line of deliciously authentic Hispanic foods, including cheeses, creams, and chorizo. After making quality products for over forty years, the brand recently partnered with Food Network celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez. Together they have launched a campaign to encourage peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Odd Pair at Absolve: Wish You Were There

    Photos by GroovehouseClick here for a full slideshow from Odd Pair.​Our latest Eating Our Words event -- Odd Pair at Absolve -- went so well yesterday that we wish we could host it every Sunday. Although the event was sold out, the concept of Odd Pair also translates well to a party at home, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Fine Living No More: The Cooking Channel To Debut May 31

    ​If you think that food-oriented television couldn't get any worse or lowbrow than Sandra Lee's infamous Kwanzaa cake or the frosted tips of Guy Fieri traveling the nation in search of burgers, burgers and more mediocre burgers, you're in for a shock: There is much worse programming on the men ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    The Shameless Chef: Triply Pastafied Cheesplosion

    If you were to speculate that perhaps I enjoy me some starch, I would not disagree.​If there's anyone in the world who should not get up his own ass about what he cooks for lunch, it's me. And yet I'd been racking my brains for days, trying to think of something to cook for this column, going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Eggs-cellent Tex-Mex Enchiladas

    ​The enchiladas in chile con carne (#46) at Spanish Village on Almeda come in a very meaty chili. I tried an order with two fried eggs on top. Thanks to Kingsley and the many other commenters on the recent post "Dan Jenkin's Favorite Cheese Enchiladas" for the recommendations. I asked readers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    The Bowling Alley Burger

    ​We seem to have an affinity for truck-stop fried chicken, convenience-store hot dogs and bowling alley burgers. On a recent late-night trip to Palace Lanes on Bellaire, we fancied a cheeseburger from the "snack bar." It's the same thing with airport bars - we're attracted to these places like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Recipe: Mac and Cheese

    ​ This recipe for mac and cheese is gluttonous and everything our diet stands against. However, we're pretty sure we'd get thrown out of our family's holiday gatherings without it. This is a thick cheese-with-noodles-floating-in-it pudding, and it is ridiculously good. It's also really simple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Liven up your Halloween parties this year with some carne asada con silly string.​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we defiantly eat summer sausage in the winter and we don't care who knows it. We kicked off this week at a sort of cookout triathlon with a plot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Crisper Drawer Cast-offs: Cauliflower Casserole

    ​I'm trying to get invited to John Seaborn Gray's house for shepherd's pie. I'm betting it tastes great. His Shameless Chef column reminded me of Andrew Schloss's cookbooks Almost From Scratch, Homemade in a Hurry and Cooking With Three Ingredients. Schloss's premise is that great chefs don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Jake's Philly Tex-Mex

    Photo by Robb Walsh Cheez Whiz would be redundant on the fajita Philly at Jake's Philly Steaks on Chimney Rock -- the Philly-Tex-Mex sandwich comes with chile con queso. What's the difference between Cheez Whiz and chile con queso? I asked the owner, Robert Ginn. "Cheez Whiz comes in a jar, Vel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    New Burgers at Hubcap Grill

    Photos by J.C. ReidRicky CraigIn a previous post about taco burgers, I mentioned I had struck up a conversation with Ricky Craig, owner of Hubcap Grill, and offered my services as a taste-tester for any new burgers he might be working on. This week I got the call. Craig invited me and several other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Community Bar Food

    Photos by J.C. ReidJust above the bar at newish Midtown watering hole called Community Bar is a chalkboard with various drink specials, as well as the words "Food served." I was intrigued yet doubtful. Bar food in Houston is definitely a hit-or-miss affair (mainly misses in the form of Velveeta nach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Boudin Balls with a Gooey Surprise

    Photo by J.C. ReidOn a recent trip to the Bolivar Peninsula with a carload of friends, I stopped in the small town of Winnie, Texas for a quick pit stop at the local Texaco gas station that had a hot food counter serving mostly pizzas and fried foods. These counters, combined with a few picnic tabl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    The Thing About Frito Pies

    For people who did not grow up in Texas, and for the occasional Texan who did not spend time in public school lunch rooms or patronize the concession stands at Friday night high school football games, a Frito pie is a dish containing three ingredients: Fritos corn chips, chili, and cheese. I make t ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 3, 2008

    Temples of Tex-Mex: A Diner's Guide to the State's Oldest Mexican Restaurants

    We took a pilgrimage in search of old-fashioned tamales, chili con carne and cheese enchiladas

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2008

    It’s 3:30 a.m., Do You Know Where Your Cock Sock Is?

    What were you doing at 3:30 this morning? Yeah, so anyway -- I was under the Lamar Street Bridge watching a guy in a cock sock play some kick ass punk rock. That’s right: Mr. Free and the Satellite Freakout gave me the best answer to the standard SXSW question: “What all have you seen?” I wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    SXSW: Stomping my feet to British Sea Power

    The Village Voice Media party gave me plenty of reasons to stick around La Zona Reasons (i.e. free drinks, free food and The Black Keys) but I finally headed out to see British Sea Power at Mohawk. The sound check seemed to take forever, especially after more than a few free drinks and the Texas he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2008

    WHY?, The Black and a nice surprise back at the hotel

    Things started off on a bad note today (Get it? Music festival... notes... bad… nevermind) thanks to an '80s hair band I think was called Mella's Mattice. It was hard to make out the name, as I was too busy trying to chug a free beer and get the hell out of there. I'm glad I live in Texas and don' ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 7, 2008

    Special Sexy Edition

    Dick size, muff diving and dry humping

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2007
  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    Musical Food Groups

    If singers were cheese, what kind of cheese would they be?

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Dining

    May 20, 2004
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    May 23, 2002

    There's Something About Larry's

    What makes the enchiladas so great in Texas's Twin Cities?

  • Dining

    June 22, 2000

    Take Me Out to the Ball Game Cafe

    Ruggles at Enron Field hits for the cycle without ever leaving the dugout

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Pushing the Envelope

    Sushi via the U.S. mail? Velveeta boxes affixed with stamps? To Beth Jacobs, it's all art.

  • Dining

    June 10, 1999

    Room with a View

    Unfortunately, Mallorca doesn't offer much else

  • Dining

    March 24, 1994
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