Although etymologists agree that the word "tapas" comes from the Spanish word tapar, which means "to cover," that's where agreement on the origin of the Spanish snack-stravaganza ends. Seminal cookbook The Joy of Cooking claims that "tapas" originally referred to slices of bread or meat used to cov ... More >>
Coming soon: Free bitch-slaps for anyone who says, "Meet me at the Finn."It's been a busy month for restaurant openings, closings, name changes and remodels. Hang onto your coffee cups -- we've got a lot of restaurant news to get through in one post. Openings: BlackFinn American Grille is c ... More >>
Majorca Bistro & Tapas offers good food, great sangria and plenty of people-watching.
Photo by mlsnpOishii's "open" sign will be lit again soon.This week saw two big closings, one big opening and some scares for fans of sushi and wine. First things first: Oishii (3764 Richmond, 713-621-8628) is not closed. The same dead-eyed panic sets in every year when the owners take a bre ... More >>
How Metro and its president Frank Wilson got so far off track.
We felt pretty smart nabbing a spot near the kitchen for the standing-room-only grand opening of Andalucia Tapas & Taverna last week. The waiters had to get through us to reach the rest of the crowd (the poor suckers by the door surely went hungry). The cavernous restaurant, in the Downtown ... More >>
A new Mexican bistro downtown serves up strong cocktails and tasty tapas for low prices.
Don't be self-conscious enjoy a crepe or two at CoCo's
Saffron's delicacy pie -- made with lamb livers, sweetbreads and mountain oysters -- is divine
New bars and restaurants brave the dangers of downtown
In search of "wild mushrooms"