Zagat Houston

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: High Marks for Main Kitchen

    During this week, where Houston has hit near-freezing temperatures night after night, a tray full of barbeque ribs looks very friendly indeed. But who wants to stand out in the cold and mind the grill or smoker? Manuel de la Mora of "Where's My Gravy" comes to the rescue with his detailed instruct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Gearing Up For the Cold Season

    Winter is coming. Well, at least what counts as "winter" here in Houston, which usually consists of blustering winds, rain and perhaps five days of freezing temperatures. Count your blessings. At least we don't have to shovel snow. Just in time for the cold season is Zagat Houston's list of nine w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: 'tis the Season For Pumpkin Doughnuts

    Hank On Food: This past Saturday, Hank traveled to the Third Ward and visited with Myrtle Jackson of Not Jus' Donuts. Besides finding a mighty fine sweet potato pie, he gets a lesson in the trials of replicating the recipes of great Southern cooks, many of whom did not actually write them down. Alon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    Eater Houston Names New Editor

    Close to three months after former editor Darla Guillen left Eater Houston, a new editor has been named to oversee Eater coverage in Houston: Jakeisha Wilmore. Wilmore was chosen among several candidates who auditioned for the role as guest editors for the website. "Jakeisha is incredibly obsessed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Take a Whack at the Cronut Recipe

    Gastronaut: Meatless Mondays don't have to be bland; vegetarian and vegan dishes can easily be filled with flavor and enticing ingredients, like a veggie panini with a side of cauliflower nuggets at Green Seed Vegan. Katharine Shilcutt writes that the cauliflower nuggets "were as good as ever." The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    This Week in Food Blogs: It's Always Better With a Fried Egg

    Zagat Houston: Marcy de Luna of Zagat Houston has the scoop on four new restaurants serving stellar brunches. You can't miss the Quinoa Johnny Cakes with blueberries, maple syrup and Greek yogurt at True Food Kitchen in the Galleria area. Order the Cereal Crunch French Toast at Tout Suite -- it's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Cheese is Your Friend

    Gastronaut: Change up your regular cheeseburger order at Sam's Deli Diner and opt for a cheesesteak instead. Katharine Shilcutt writes in this Gastronaut post that the Texas cheesesteak at Sam's is one of the best dishes the diner offers. A hoagie roll is stuffed with lots and lots of roast beef, gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Doughnuts Shaped Like Hook 'Em Hand Signs

    Urban Swank: Phoenicia Specialty Foods downtown is definitely not the place you go for a short grocery trip. Joanna O'Leary explains why she loves visiting the downtown location as it is "a multi-sensory experience." You can spend tons of time scanning the aisles for unique items such as smoked kipp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Fluffy Pancakes & Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

    Zagat Houston: Searching for the perfect ice-cold treat to cool off with this summer? Check out Zagat Houston's list of the best ice cream parlors in Houston. Indulge in Cloud10 Creamery's twist on the classic banana split featuring caramelized bananas with vanilla bean, chocolate and Nutella with m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Cake & Ice Cream Belong Together

    Zagat Houston: If you're in search of a new bar to try out this summer, check out Zagat Houston's list of the eight hottest bars in Houston, such as the only tiki bar, Lei Low, featuring tropical drinks like the popular Mai Tai. The Pimlico Irish Pub features Irish beers, whiskey and scotch -- it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Buttermilk Biscuits & Grilled Oysters

    CultureMap Houston: Marene Gustin loves to indulge in fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the summer months. She suggests making a tomato and cucumber sandwich with mayonnaise, black pepper and sea salt stuffed between two slices of chewy sourdough bread; pair it with a glass of Duchman Family Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Drink Beer & Eat Custard All Summer Long

    Zagat Houston: Bars and pubs aren't the only places with incredible beer selections. Zagat Houston's Marcy de Luna shares her list of eight restaurants in Houston offering really good beer menus. Down House has 11 taps and one nitrogen tap of local and seasonal craft beers, while Guru Burgers & Crep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Have A Hot Dog This Summer

    Urban Swank: Paulie's may be known for its incredible spaghetti and sugar cookies, as noted by Joanna O'Leary, but this Houston family-owned restaurant serves up many more tasty dishes you need to try. O'Leary suggests everyone begins their meal with the simple bucatini amatraciana, or an indulgent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Summer Calls For Snow Cones, Galveston Trips & Pie

    CultureMap Houston: It's that time of year when the heat settles in and we all start looking for ways to cool off. If you're not close to a pool and a jug of ice water doesn't do it for you, then a snow cone should do the trick. CultureMap Houston's Kate Bentsen lists five places for you to get your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: A Spicy, Meaty Burger at Hobbit Cafe & Saint Arnold's New Brew

    A Little Leaven: When you take a trip to a different country, or even a different state, you usually find a favorite dish, treat or snack that you can only have when you're in that area. Stacy reminisced about the corn Popsicles she had 15 years ago while on a mission trip in Beijing. Every time she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    This Week in Food Blogs: Make It a Summer of Barbecue, Ice Cream & Quesadillas

    H-Town Chow Down: Ace Chinese Restaurant in The Woodlands is no more; it was gutted and transformed into a new restaurant, The Republic Grille. The H-Town Chow Down crew paid a visit to the Texas cuisine restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed its offerings, especially the Republic Burger and chicken frie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Cobblers, Coffee Ice Cream & Burgers, Oh My!

    Adventures in a New(ish) City: Even though she grew up in Houston, her first visit to The Original Ninfa's on Navigation was two weeks ago. Her and her friends started with the queso (of course!), then she ordered the soft corn shrimp tacos with bacon-wrapped shrimp, shredded Jack cheese and cabbage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Do You Want to Dine Next to A Stranger?

    Texas Monthly: This month, Texas Monthly shines the light on Coltivare, the new restaurant from Ryan Pera and Morgan Weber of Revival Market. Patricia Sharpe writes about the delightful focaccia bread, describing it as "a miracle of springy texture and crunchy crust, luxuriantly brushed with Spanish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Houston Rodeo Food & Cookie Architecture

    Zagat Houston: There's a lot of food at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo; some good, some bad, and some so incredible that you can't miss trying. Zagat Houston's Amber Ambrose lists the five best foods at the Houston Rodeo this year, beginning with the Pickle Dog from Get Pickled; it's a corn dog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Feasting on Killen's BBQ & the Science of Baking Bread

    Hank On Food: Everyone is excited about the opening of Killen's BBQ, and Hank was able to get into the new brick-and-mortar location from chef Ronnie Killen on Saturday, February 22 (opening day). Killen was behind the counter chopping beef ribs and serving his tender, moist brisket to customers dur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Honey Apple Pancakes, Brussels Sprouts Recipes

    Zagat Houston: You can find a classic dish, such as chicken and dumplings or chicken fried steak, in a variety of restaurants in Houston. Some places you can get it on the cheap, and some places have taken the classic dish to new heights (with prices to match). Zagat Houston's Amber Ambrose lists tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Foie Gras Torchon at Etoile & Leftover Oatmeal Muffins

    Adventures in a New(ish) City: Kim checked out La Griglia in the River Oaks Shopping Center and thoroughly enjoyed every dish she ordered. Her meal began with a pizza basket assembled with strips of pizza, rather than the typical loaf of bread found in the majority of restaurants. But, the standout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Your Water's Lemon Wedge Might Be Contaminated

    Urban Swank: The ladies of Urban Swank checked out Nara's Korean Grill Room and have the 411 on the restaurant, especially what their favorite menu items are. During their visit they enjoyed a variety of Korean BBQ items such as the rib eye (bulgogi) and pork belly (kurobata samgyup sal). Each meat ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 16, 2014

    Tipping in Restaurants Reaches a Tipping Point

    Will 2014 be the year it's abolished?

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Philippe To Become Table & Brian O'Neill's Isn't Closed

    After Chef Philippe Schmit left his namesake restaurant, Philippe, back in September, the chef de cuisine at the time, Manuel Pucha, took the reins as executive chef. Now, Philippe's name will change to Table; the restaurant will close on Saturday, January 11, to prepare for its reopening, which is ... More >>