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    Best Broccoli in America

    A bigger surprise is that Houston has the best climate for growing rich and flavorful broccoli, and everyone I've served it to agrees that it's the best they've ever had. Never mind we're home to our nation's premier broccoli hater. George H. W. Bus...

    @ Eating Our Words by John Kiely on March 29, 2011 @ 4:29 pm
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    Photos: Anvil's First Annual Enthusiast Cocktail Competition

    Chuck Cook made a Star Trek-inspired Mon Capitan cocktail. Customers from all walks of life -- from IT professionals to aerospace engineers -- competed last night in an unusual twist on a cocktail competition at Anvil Bar & Refuge. Although they w...

    @ Eating Our Words by Katharine Shilcutt on March 29, 2011 @ 3:00 pm
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    Top 5: Fries

    There's been a lot of burger talk of late. It got me thinking about fries, and which place in our fine city has the best. Let's take a look. 5. Five Guys Burgers and Fries I'm convinced that one day there will be nothing but Starbucks and Five Gu...

    @ Eating Our Words by Kevin Shalin on March 29, 2011 @ 2:43 pm
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    Self-Described "Elitist" "Asshole" Opening a Restaurant

    That was before Paul West. That was before Greatfull Taco. West is perhaps best known to our readers as the former CFO of Sherlock's who has filed a complaint with the TABC concerning the events around a recent fatal shooting at the pub's location o...

    @ Eating Our Words by Katharine Shilcutt on March 29, 2011 @ 1:00 pm
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    Tuesday March 29, 2011 Deals of the Day

    I'm a notorious bargain-hunter, and it drives my husband crazy. "We're not grad students anymore," he complains, as I scour the Internet for menu prices and coupon deals. I can't help it; I love a good discount. And I'm more excited to check out onli...

    @ Eating Our Words by Christina Uticone on March 29, 2011 @ 12:05 pm
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    Fast Times: Chick-fil-A's Spicy Chicken Sandwich Deluxe

    Items can range from an old classic to a limited-time offering. Everything is fair game. In the world of fast food, Chick-fil -A's Spicy Chicken Sandwich Deluxe is really about as good as it gets. If this sandwich swam in the Olympics, it would ...

    @ Eating Our Words by Kevin Shalin on March 29, 2011 @ 11:00 am
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    Hydrated Pasta, Hydrated Sauce

    The value of pre-hydrating starches (pasta, rice, etc.) rests not just in the speed of preparation (contingent, of course, on a little pre-planning), but in the possibility for flavor. I've taken to pre-hydrating rice and pasta in a wide array of fla...

    @ Eating Our Words by Nicholas L. Hall on March 29, 2011 @ 10:00 am
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    Where Are We Drinking?

    Even without its trademark gazebo in the shot, this shouldn't be too difficult to guess for our downtown drinkers. Where are we boozing it up with a Manhattan this week? Leave your best guess in the comments section below.

    @ Eating Our Words by Katharine Shilcutt on March 29, 2011 @ 8:00 am
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    Comment of the Day

    GMH, I'm thinking maybe you nailed it and there will be no controversy at all. Yep, yep, yep, yep, and yep. Those are the correct five. Thanks, Bruce R. And bloggers - never fear. We'll all be morons again tomorrow! ...

    @ Eating Our Words by Cathy Matusow on March 28, 2011 @ 6:45 pm
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    Ingredient of the Week: Celeriac

    What is it? One thing it isn't, is attractive. This bulbous, brown monstrosity is actually the root of a type of celery plant, although it isn't the same type as the ones we buy the stalks of in the grocery stores. It was specifically bred to create ...

    @ Eating Our Words by Amber Ambrose on March 28, 2011 @ 6:30 pm
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    Stromboli vs. Calzone: The Great Debate

    For years, I've received conflicting information, like "stromboli always contain marinara, while calzones always have ricotta," but experience has taught me not to believe these lies. I've also heard that calzones are authentically Italian, while st...

    @ Eating Our Words by Kristen Majewski on March 28, 2011 @ 5:50 pm
  • Vegan Surprise - Loving Hut's food is tasty -- you'll never guess where it came from.

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    Vegan Surprise - Loving Hut's food is tasty -- you'll never guess where it came from.

    The Houston location of international vegan fast-food restaurant empire Loving Hut opened several months ago, in a dusty-colored strip center in far west Houston that brings to mind vague images of the edge of civilization. It was an odd choice of...

    by Katharine Shilcutt on May 13, 2010
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    BRC Gastropub

    "Our logo is a big red rooster, and you'll find one in the parking lot," says Lance Fegen of the new BRC Gastropub (519 Shepherd, 713-861-2233). Fegen and his partner at Glass Wall, Shepard Ross, are among the partners in the new venture. "We saw a n...

    by Paul Galvani on May 13, 2010
  • Bumbleberry Addiction - Berry pie at Pie In the sky

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    Bumbleberry Addiction - Berry pie at Pie In the sky

    We asked the waitress at Pie in the Sky Pie Company (632 W. 19th St., 713-864-3301) which pie she would choose, if it were going to be her last piece ever. "Bumbleberry" -- a combination of strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries -- w...

    by Paul Galvani on May 13, 2010
  • Yelapa Playa Mexicana's 1800 Express

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    Yelapa Playa Mexicana's 1800 Express

    The man and woman I found hanging out behind my neighbor's shed earlier this week were telling the truth about one thing: It'd be a waste to stay inside on one of the few nice evenings we have left before summer. But I'm not sure they were telling th...

    by Glenn Livet on May 13, 2010
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    Sundae Sundays: Yogurtland

    I was simultaneously craving soft-serve ice cream and sundaes, but a bout of laziness prevented me from seeking out a place that would satisfy both desires. So I settled on frozen yogurt, which, I figured, would be made richer with toppings. I usual...

    @ Eating Our Words by Joanna O'Leary on March 28, 2011 @ 3:57 pm
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    Eating Our Words Burger Bracket: The Final Four

    Yesterday, a scrappy underdog team from Virginia Commonwealth University upset the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks to advance to the NCAA Final Four here in Houston, blowing many people's college basketball brackets entirely to hell. Well, burger fans, p...

    @ Eating Our Words by Katharine Shilcutt on March 28, 2011 @ 3:02 pm
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    What a Crock: Melt-in-Your-Mouth Meatloaf

    When I found this recipe, I was intrigued, especially after reading the positive reader reviews. I just had to give it a try. The rundown It's meatloaf! What the heck is not to like about meatloaf? Best part--I had every single ingredient already a...

    @ Eating Our Words by Kevin Shalin on March 28, 2011 @ 2:32 pm
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    Boiling Bugs at Moon Tower Inn

    Crawfish spread out on newspaper-covered picnic tables: the classic boil set-up. See more photos in our slideshow. If there were ever a place built to host crawfish boils, it's Moon Tower Inn. People stretched languidly across the lawn in chairs ...

    @ Eating Our Words by Katharine Shilcutt on March 28, 2011 @ 1:12 pm
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    Eating Good in the Neighborhood at Sakura Japanese Steakhouse

    When a trusted friend from the Inner Loop of Houston recommends a restaurant in Pearland to me, I listen. As such, I found myself heading down FM 518 to sample Sakura Japanese Steakhouse. My friend had advised me to try some of the sushi rolls, whi...

    @ Eating Our Words by Geri Maria Harris on March 28, 2011 @ 11:00 am
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