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Vic Pub

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Try these Five Absolutely Loaded Fries

    When it comes to smothered fries, we whole-heartedly believe that the more crap that gets loaded on top, the better. Try these five plates of cheese-drizzled, meat-laden, gravy-and-sauce-slathered fries. What: Tex-Cajun Virgin Fries Where to find them: BB's Cafe Our love affair with BB's Cajun tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    The 5 Best Happy Hours in Upper Kirby

    If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Finding A Scotch Egg in Houston for (Almost) Every Day of the Week

    It's not the most appetizing-looking dish. The hard boiled egg in the center is usually possessed of a runny yolk that oozes a bit when you cut through the crisp brown outer layer and the crumbly pink or brown middle. Before you cut it, it looks like an oversized meatball, but it's the stuff on the ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 10, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014: A Love Letter to Houston Food

    Celebrating our city's diverse culinary scene.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 18, Phat Ass Ham Hock at Goro & Gun

    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

    March 3, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 23, Fluffernutters at Fluff Bake Bar

    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

    February 18, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 29, Caesar Wedge Salad at Provisions

    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 29, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 39, Mum's Chicken Curry At The Queen Vic Pub

    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 2, 2014

    Warm Up With the Best Spots for Tea in Town

    Though winter officially began a while back, from now until February, the weather is just going to keep getting colder. There's a hard freeze in the forecast for Thursday night, and since the week isn't quite over, I don't recommend you warm yourself with a few too many hot toddies just yet. The sol ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 21, 2013

    Dinner and a Show

    Houston's 10 best restaurants for pre-theater dining.

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Houston's 10 Best British Pubs: Close Your Eyes and Think of England

    You'll notice several things upon entering a British pub for the first time, especially if your only pub experiences to date have been in the States: The pubs are clean, bright and welcoming. The food is usually quite good. And pubs are family-friendly places -- for the most part -- which makes sens ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 13, 2012

    Let's Get Greasy

    The 10 best fried chicken joints in Houston.

  • Dining

    December 6, 2012

    Uncommonly Keen

    The 10 best restaurants in the Upper Kirby district.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in Greenway Plaza

    Last week, we took a look at the 10 best restaurants in Upper Kirby, a part of town that abuts this week's spotlighted neighborhood: Greenway Plaza. While it's considerably more difficult to define Greenway Plaza than Upper Kirby -- which has strictly set boundaries, unlike the area around the mast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    10 Oyster Dishes To Try in Houston: No. 1, Grilled Oysters at Tommy's Restaurant & Oyster Bar

    You know what I love about SeptembeR, OctobeR, NovembeR and DecembeR? It's oyster season! During these months, oysters are at their peak. For the next few weeks, I'll be sampling the most memorable and tasty oyster dishes in Houston. No. 1, Grilled Oysters at Tommy's Restaurant & Oyster Bar "Tommy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    10 Oyster Dishes To Try in Houston: No. 2, Cajun Oyster Stuffing at Yapa Kitchen

    You know what I love about SeptembeR, OctobeR, NovembeR and DecembeR? It's oyster season! During these months, oysters are at their peak. For the next few weeks, I'll be sampling the most memorable and tasty oyster dishes in Houston. No. 2: Cajun Oyster Stuffing at Yapa Kitchen While turkey is the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    10 Oyster Dishes To Try in Houston: No. 3, Oyster Sliders at Lucille's

    You know what I love about SeptembeR, OctobeR, NovembeR and DecembeR? It's oyster season! During these months, oysters are at their peak. For the next few weeks, I'll be sampling the most memorable and tasty oyster dishes in Houston. No. 3, Oyster Sliders at Lucille's For the record, I'm not a fan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    10 Oyster Dishes to Try in Houston: No. 4, Oysters 1/2 Shelled at Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar

    You know what I love about SeptembeR, OctobeR, NovembeR and DecembeR? It's oyster season! During these months, oysters are at their peak. For the next few weeks, I'll be sampling the most memorable and tasty oyster dishes in Houston. No. 4, Oysters 1/2 Shelled at Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar Some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    10 Oyster Dishes To Try in Houston: No. 5, Oysters Victoria at The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen

    You know what I love about SeptembeR, OctobeR, NovembeR and DecembeR? It's oyster season! During these months, oysters are at their peak. For the next few weeks, I'll be sampling the most memorable and tasty oyster dishes in Houston. No. 5, Oysters Victoria at The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen As a sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Happily Forced To Wipe My Brow: Curry Crawl Houston

    See more fiery photos from the Curry Crawl in our slideshow. It's summertime, Houston. And it ain't just the 98 degree heat that's sizzling hot. This past Sunday, ten local chefs set patrons on fire at the first annual Curry Crawl. Hosted by Straits Restaurant at CityCentre and benefiting PULS ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Dining

    February 9, 2012

    We Love Food

    Our 100 favorite dishes in Houston.

  • Dining

    January 5, 2012

    The Hits of 2011

    Our favorite new Houston restaurants.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    The 10 Best New Restaurants of 2011

    The challenge in choosing 10 of the best restaurants to open in Houston each year is a daunting one: Many of the restaurants I think are "the best" have little to nothing to do with each other, making for a list that falls all over the map when it comes to price, cuisine and location. Then again, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Karbach Brewing's Grand Opening Brings a Big Crowd

    Karbach's banana-flavored wheat beer is already a hit.​At last night's grand opening for Karbach Brewing, Rich Arnold walked over to me with a glass of Karbach's Weisse Versa wheat in hand. "Have you ever had a beer that tastes so much like..." "Banana!" we both finished at the same time. The ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 20, 2011

    Fit for a Queen

    Part Indian, part English and part Gulf Coast, this isn't your typical Houston pub fare.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Petite Sweets and The Queen Vic: A Perfect Pair

    Macarons, mini cupcake and a dipped cone at Petite Sweets.​There are desserts at The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen -- the subject of this week's cafe review. And those desserts are very good -- especially the pineapple-carrot cake that's made from Chef Shiva Patel's own mother's recipe. But for some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Openings & Closings: Of Pinkberry, Pollo Campero and Prego

    All the big news is down south this week, starting with the big news from Galveston that two old favorites have reopened. B4-U-Eat reports that The Diner will reopen for business on Monday, October 3, after being closed for nearly three years, one of Hurricane Ike's many victims on the island. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Upcoming Events: Foodie Floats and a Month of Martinis

    Only $1 at Samba Grille.​Tonight, the Houston Museum of Natural Science continues with its summer Mixers & Elixers series, the last year that the museum will be sponsoring these Friday night mixers -- so enjoy them while you can. Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin will be playing in the Planetarium, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Upcoming Events: Welcome Back, Brownstone Cafe and An Historic Pub Crawl

    Photo by Alex GreggChris Frankel will be shaking things up once again at Giacomo's.​Ghost hunters and professional drinkers, you'll want to sign up for tonight's Historic Pub Crawl starting at the Lancaster Hotel. The tour will take you through five area pubs (with half-off happy hour fare at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Collaborative dinners take center stage. (Note: There are women involved, too.)​Justin Basye, Peter Jahnke and their bunch of wild young hearts chefs were the talk of the week, as their new pop-up dinner series was announced this past Monday. Les Sauvages (translation: the savages, or the wild ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Food in Houston: Important news first: Anonymous Eater is back! Sort of. Our on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2011

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 94, Mulligatawny Soup at the Queen Vic

    ​This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    The Vesper at the Queen Vic Pub

    ​Having arrived early for a birthday dinner at the Queen Vic Pub, I grabbed the last remaining stool at the bar and proceeded to scan the drink menu. My general policy when dining in a large group is to order my drink early, before the waitstaff gets bogged down attending to everyone else. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Shiva Patel of the Queen Vic Pub and Kitchen

    ​In this week's chef chat, we caught up with Shiva Patel of the Queen Vic Pub and Kitchen (see our conversation here and here). I stopped in just in time for High Tea, a small meal-between-meals that traditionally consists of lighter fare -- sandwiches, scones, and the like. I've been keen to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Shiva Patel of The Queen Vic Pub and Kitchen

    ​As the maxim goes, "when one door closes, a window opens," and for one Houstonian affected by the recent economic crash, the window became a restaurant. Chef Shiva Patel, co-owner and executive Chef of the Queen Vic Pub and Kitchen, previously worked in the financial industry. In the years le ... More >>

  • Music

    November 11, 2010

    Queen Bee

    Upper Kirby's got a brand-new bag.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    The Full Package: Queen Vic

    ​Where has this place been my whole life? Some friends and I rolled into the Queen Vic Pub and Kitchen (2712 Richmond) recently, and let me tell you, this place is the full package. The menu is mostly a fusion of Indian and pub dishes. The short rib samosas -- beer-braised short ribs wrapped i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Fish and Chips at The Queen Vic Pub

    ​An anglophile reading Katharine Shilcutt's visit to the Queen Vic Pub on an empty stomach is a dangerous thing. This past week I tried a few items off the Queen Vic's bill o' fare and for the most part agree with Katharine's sentiments. The Queen Vic is a true gastropub with a rich menu and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Royally Food at the Queen Vic Pub

    If you like rum and falernum, you'll like the Jewel in the Crown.​Let's get a few things straight first. The Queen Vic Pub (2712 Richmond), which opened on September 3, is nothing like The Red Lion. Yes, they're both pubs. Yes, they both serve a mixture of British and Indian food on their menu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    The Queen, Barbara Windsor and her wig encourage you to try Houston's version of the Queen Vic pub.​Richard Di Virgilio, a man who already knows how to serve small, finely crafted plates of food at Oporto, has finally opened his second project just off Kirby: The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen (2712 ... More >>

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