Fratelli's Authentic Italian Cuisine Restaurant is closing after 13 years spent in a quiet strip mall on Highway 290, just outside of Garden Oaks. The restaurant is owned and run by husband-and-wife team Bob Wittman and Teresa Tadeo Wittman.
Teresa, who was born in Xoxocapa, Veracruz and trained as ... More >>
Gustavo Arellano isn't just any Mexican. Over the years, the writer has turned himself into almost the "official" Mexican of America thanks in large part to his syndicated column, "Ask a Mexican!" and books like Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.
This is his most recent book and one in w ... More >>
Arbitrary Criticism: New (to us) food blog alert! And this one is hilarious. Welcome to Arbitrary Criticism, a food blog written by Catherine Martin -- a University of Houston student majoring in restaurant management, so you know she's bona fide. In her latest entry, Martin visits Dry Creek Cafe, f ... More >>
Most Americans wouldn't know chef Aquiles Chávez if they saw him on the street, even with his trademark handlebar mustache and Jack Sparrow-style dreadlocks tucked under a straw hat.
But ask anyone in Latin America about Chávez and they'll immediately grin and say, "El hombre con el bigote!" as t ... More >>
Wine Enthusiast: The talented Sean Beck, beverage director at Backstreet Cafe, Trevisio and Hugo's (and our own Best of Houston® winner this year for Best Sommelier), has been recognized for more than just his wine skills by Wine Enthusiast. The magazine paid tribute to his notable bartending chops ... More >>
The cheese plate at Heights West.In September, I wrote about ten Houston restaurants I wanted to try, having photographed them for the Houston Press. Since then, I've shot another large batch of restaurants and made a new list.
These assigned restaurants included a lot of places I've been an ... More >>
Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>
The menu is short at Taqueria El Taconazo, Veracruz. There are fajita tacos, barbacoa tacos, and lengua tacos. I asked the taquero, whose name is Lalo, for a fajita taco, and I got one of the best grilled beef tacos I've had in months -- two corn tortillas, nicely crisped, lots of tender meat ... More >>