Vincent Mandola

  • Dining

    February 27, 2014

    Meet the First Families of Houston Food

    Connect the dots and you’ll find our city’s restaurant scene has been dominated by a few hardworking culinary pioneers and their descendants.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Carb-Loading for the Marathon? Here's Where to Do It

    Photo by Eda CherryCarb-loading: Serious[ly awesome] business.​In the book Going Higher: Oxygen, Man, and Mountains, the necessity of carb-loading before any highly strenuous, acutely physical activity is explained as, basically, the hoarding of glucose -- your body's fundamental energy source ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 29, 2007


    Nino's turns 30, and Houstonians want gelato with their Italian birthday cake

  • Year End

    December 29, 2005

    New Year's Eve Guide 2005

    Where to tuck it in -- or let it all hang out

  • Dining

    June 23, 1994

    A Roma Therapy

    Collina's pint-size Italian cafe smells like home