Wonder Bread

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Kool-Aid as Lipstick and Other Alternative Uses for Food

    "Life hacks" is the term most often used by websites like Buzzfeed and Pinterest to refer to something that makes life easier. Use a soda tab to hang paintings! Separate egg yolks with a plastic bottle! Store cleaning supplies in a hanging shoe rack! While these are all perfectly fine ideas, we're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Jordan Rethmeier: That's One Helluva Big Catfish, Dude

    Catfish for dinner!! For the next month and a half. That's what would have been on the menu at the Jordan Rethmeier home after he reeled in a massive ol' blue catfish at Lake Zebco this weekend, except he released the fish back to the (relative) deep. Lake Zebco, in Athens, is the Texas Parks & Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Are Other Nut Butters Healthier Than Peanut Butter?

    I found myself a bit stumped last week when trying to decide which nut butter -- peanut, almond or cashew -- to choose as the spread for my Monster PBJ sandwich. The food truck offers all three, as well as gluten-free bread and other options for the truly discerning sandwich diner. I've been attempt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    The 12 Biggest Food News Stories of 2012: The Year In Twinkies, Go-Go Juice and Guy Fieri

    From eating like cavemen to redneck sketti, we're taking a look back at some of the biggest food happenings of 2012. 12. Singapore Serves Mashed Potatoes...From A Vending Machine? The internet was abuzz when a photo of a mashed potato vending machine surfaced. Eventually, the viral picture was tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Uncover the Seedy Underbelly of Sandwich Breads with Sprouted Grain Bread

    I have a tendency to get obsessed with foods, especially when I find something healthy that I like, because left to my own devices I would probably only eat pasta with garlic and oil, pepperoncini, dark chocolate, and the occasional pizza. I discovered sprouted-grain bread back when a turkey sandwic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    What's Missing? Acid and Texture Tips

    Over the years, I've come to appreciate the importance of texture and acidity in food. More than almost anything else, save maybe basic seasoning (salt), these are the components I look for in a dish. All too often, I find myself searching for and not finding them, frequently in dishes that might be ... 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

    November 3, 2011

    My 10 Favorite Houston Sandwiches

    Photo by Troy FieldsMy favorite bread for my favorite sandwich.​Like Ginny Braud, I love sandwiches. Let me say that again: I LOVE sandwiches. Everyone who knows me knows this. It's become almost embarrassing given the fact that I'm on the wrong side of 40 and I still get giddy over a food ite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    The Five Characteristics of Great Sandwich Bread

    This is NOT great sandwich bread.​When I was growing up, I had the good fortune to spend a great deal of time with my paternal grandmother, who was an absolutely amazing cook. She had boxes filled with recipes on index cards I swear I will turn into a cook book someday. But, one of my favorit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Revival Market to Open Monday, Offer Texas Products, Produce and Meat

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttRyan Pera (L) and Morgan Weber (R) relax for a brief moment in their new shop.​"This thing was a wreck last night," laughed Morgan Weber as he gestured toward the now-spotless interior of Revival Market this morning. The long-awaited butcher shop / grocery store / c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Brew Blog: Big Flats 1901

    ​Poor "Big Flats 1901." It's such an easy target, people just can't help themselves. First, it's made for and sold exclusively by Walgreens, and, clearly, booze marketed by a drugstore has to be bad. Then, they had to go ahead and give it a name easily synonymous with crappy beer. Then, some m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Idol Beat: Some Girls

    ​I missed most of last night's introduction because I was still trying to get my head around how they're going to milk tonight's selection show for two freaking hours. American Idol is just another example of domestic ineffeciency: take what should be -- at best -- a thirty minute program and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Almost Perfect Risotto di Funghi at Fred's Italian Corner

    ​There is something immensely comforting about a bowl of risotto at Fred's Italian Corner (2278 West Holcombe, 713-665-7506), the arborio rice nice and plump in its own creamy sauce, sending up visible waves of steam on a cold night last week. That's an overused term these days: comfort food. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Joe's Deli: As Simple As It Sounds

    Almost as good as Wonder Bread and Kool Aid.​Joe's Deli 3729 W Alabama St Ste C I'm a sandwich guy, but I'm not fussy about it. I'm as thrilled with prosciutto and brie on Italian as I am with turkey and American cheese on Wonder Bread, especially if cherry Kool Aid is involved. While drivin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Top 10 Useful Kitchen Appliances That My Foodie Friends Make Fun Of

    ​Katharine Shilcutt's trashing of useless kitchen appliances really made me hot under the collar. I have all of those appliances -- except the electric cheese grater. And I intend to go buy an electric cheese grater this weekend. Then I will invite Katharine over for spaghetti and make her g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    The Angry Mob at U of H Was Not After "Informer" Rapper Snow's Autograph

    Courtesy Justin Crane What it is, bro: Snow (left) and U of H Park Party organizer Justin Crane​Welcome to another installment of our still-unnamed, in-their-own-words series on musical goings-on in Houston that perhaps could have turned out better for some of the parties involved - coming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    A Young Critic on Pizza

    16 month-old pizza critic Matthew Varesic recommends the pepperoni pie at the Chuck E. Cheese on Memorial near Dairy-Ashford. The synergy of a Wonder Bread-like crust, a sweet tomato sauce free of extraneous herbs and garlic, and the large rounds of pepper-free pepperoni come together to create a fl ... More >>

  • Music

    June 5, 2008

    Denny's Adopts Rock Bands

    The diner chain now serves up a little rock on the side

  • Film

    March 27, 2008

    Counting Sheep with 21

    This flick doesn't hit the jackpot. Doesn't even come close.

  • Dining

    December 29, 2005

    Sanguine Soup and Sandwich

    Bodard Bistro on Bellaire is packing them in with "not too greasy" Vietnamese food

  • Dining

    September 8, 2005

    Can't Hold a Candle to It

    Candelari's Italian sausage pizza is a Washington Avenue wonder

  • News

    August 25, 2005

    Eighteen Greater Houston Hamburgers You Need to Try Right Now

    A "must try" list of Houston-area burgers

  • News

    August 25, 2005

    Eighteen Hamburgers You Need to Try Right Now

    A "must try" list of Houston-area burgers

  • Dining

    August 25, 2005

    Texas Burger Binge

    Our food critic reports on the state of the Texas burger -- and recommends 18 you need to try immediately

  • Dining

    August 4, 2005

    The Missing Fish Mint

    Nam caters to mainstream palates by keeping the flavors mild and the herbs innocuous

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    The Goode Son

    Houston's First Family of Barbecue has anointed an heir apparent to its expanding empire. And his name is Levi.

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    Good Goo Dolls

    Summer Snack

  • Dining

    February 11, 1999

    Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

    The Pedrique family missed their hometown. So they recreated it.

  • Culture

    April 6, 1995
  • Calendar

    May 19, 1994