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    $13 at Kim Son on Jefferson

    Where: Kim Son Restaurant, 2001 Jefferson, 713-222-2461 (and 12750 Southwest Freeway, Stafford, 281-242-3500) What $13 gets you: Well, that depends...are you sharing or eating alone? For sharing, try the beef rolls appetizer ($5.95). Plus two i...

    @ Eating Our Words by Houston Press on November 2, 2007 @ 9:08 am
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    The Carnicera Connoisseur in Monterrey, the Paris of Mexican Meat Markets

    MONTERREY - It's Saturday afternoon and there is a big crowd at the counter of Carnes Ramos, a gleaming meat emporium in the wealthy suburb of San Pedro Garza Garcia in Monterrey, Mexico. One of the butchers reaches across the counter and hands me a ...

    @ Eating Our Words by Houston Press on November 1, 2007 @ 9:08 am
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    $13 at Fish City Grill on Buffalo Speedway

    What $13 gets you: An even crappier version of T.G.I. Friday's Stepping into Fish City Grill, I had no idea the place was a chain. Turns out, there are locations throughout Texas, including in Katy and Sugar Land. I was impressed by the tall ceiling...

    @ Eating Our Words by Houston Press on October 31, 2007 @ 9:08 am
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    Spam Musubi at Aloha Grill on Westheimer

    The succulent Spam musubi at Aloha Grill, the new Hawaiian restaurant on Westheimer, features a slice of Spam that's been sauted in a little teriyaki sauce on top of a rectangular raft of sushi rice secured with a large sheet of nori. My lunchmate w...

    @ Eating Our Words by Houston Press on October 30, 2007 @ 10:52 am
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    Robb Walsh Visits the First Taco Bell in Monterrey

    MONTERREY, Oct. 27 -- Studying the menu above the counter of the new Taco Bell in the Plaza Bella Mall in Monterrey, Mexico, I am drawing a blank. What the hell's a tambache? And what's a tacostada? Then, thanks to the photos, I start to puzzle it ou...

    @ Eating Our Words by Houston Press on October 29, 2007 @ 9:08 am
  • Ziggy's Healthy Grill - Crispy till the end

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    Ziggy's Healthy Grill - Crispy till the end

    If you have a hard time getting your head around the words "healthy," "tasty" and "nachos" and all in the same sentence, then try the Ziggy nachos ($7) at Ziggy's Healthy Grill (2202 W. Alabama, 713-527-8588). The chips are whole-wheat (I know what...

    by Paul Galvani on October 4, 2007
  • Antica Osteria - Rice Spaghetti

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    Antica Osteria - Rice Spaghetti

    Antica Osteria is a quiet little Italian restaurant in Rice Village. There are only 13 tables in the cozy main dining room, five or six more in the dark bar and half a dozen out on the patio. It's a good place for a romantic dinner, despite some qui...

    by Robb Walsh on October 4, 2007
  • 5 Wines That'll Blow Your Mind

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    5 Wines That'll Blow Your Mind

    Derek Black is the general manager/wine director at Rattan Pan-Asian Bistro + Wine Bar on Eldridge Parkway. We asked him to tell us what kind of wines he likes with Asian food and for his list of "5 Wines that Will Blow Your Mind." DB: Call me cr...

    by Robb Walsh on October 4, 2007
  • Yaga's - Goombay Smash

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    Yaga's - Goombay Smash

    In this town, longing for a change of season or wardrobe is a colossal waste of time. So my favorite beach boy Sammy and I decided to take advantage of Houston's endless summer and embrace the sun and surf. Grabbing the SPF 50, off we went to Galves...

    by Debbylou Mountjoy on October 4, 2007
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    $13 at Fung's Kitchen on the Southwest Freeway

    What $13 gets you: A near-anxiety attack. Fung's Kitchen offers a menu with more than 400 dishes - and that doesn't include dim-sum. That's a lot of reading. And a lot of choices. It can make a grown man feel downright helpless. And don't dare dally...

    @ Eating Our Words by Houston Press on October 26, 2007 @ 9:08 am
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    BBB Poetry: Sam's Cafe on Studemont

    Occasionally we get bored and dig through complaints to the Houston Better Business Bureau. (Yeah, yeah, we know.) Sometimes the complaints are petty, other times they're totally weird, and too often the behavior they describe is just downright sha...

    @ Eating Our Words by Houston Press on October 25, 2007 @ 4:39 pm
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    Pop Quiz

    A New York Times reporter interviewed a Houston Press reporter for a story that appeared in the NYT yesterday. Which Press reporter was it? a) Craig Malisow, foreskin expert b) Chris Vogel, dancing-naked-men expert c) Rich Connelly, ferret expert...

    @ Eating Our Words by Houston Press on October 25, 2007 @ 9:08 am
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    $13 at Big Woodrow's on Chimney Rock

    What $13 gets you: Good, greasy bar food. The menu at Big Woodrow's is vast, going well beyond the standard nachos, wings and burgers. Here you can get everything from state-fair staples such as fried pickles ($3.99), fried alligator ($7.99) and con...

    @ Eating Our Words by Houston Press on October 24, 2007 @ 9:08 am
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    Jay Francis, Food Explorer: El Angel's Gigante Tortaburger

    Food explorer Jay Francis roams the city in his spare time looking for cool things to eat. Bicultural burgers are one of his favorite genres and he really hit the jackpot with this one. The $7.99 gigante tortaburger at Tortas El Angel is a double c...

    @ Eating Our Words by Houston Press on October 23, 2007 @ 1:08 pm
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    Shrimp Wars: Texans, A Perverse Subset of Humanity

    Alison Cook, my counterpoint at the Chronicle, describes people who like the iodine-like flavor of Gulf brown shrimp as "a perverse subset" of humanity. As the self-appointed spokesman for this perverse subset, I interviewed Jim Gossen, president and...

    @ Eating Our Words by Houston Press on October 22, 2007 @ 2:30 pm
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    $13 at Mucho Mexico on North Wayside

    What $13 gets you: My favorite carnitas in the city, hands down. The Carnitas Estilo Mexico plate (Mexican style carnitas) checks in at $11.90 including tax, so you'll have to drink water in order to leave a tip and still get in under the $13 mark, b...

    @ Eating Our Words by Houston Press on October 22, 2007 @ 9:08 am
  • Sushi Jin - The freshest fish in Houston is delivered to this sushi joint in Memorial, courtesy of Air Japan

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    Sushi Jin - The freshest fish in Houston is delivered to this sushi joint in Memorial, courtesy of Air Japan

    The challenge in reviewing Sushi Jin, the stellar Japanese restaurant on Memorial at Dairy Ashford, is finding new adjectives to describe how fresh the fish is. I've already said the fish at other sushi places around town was fresh, really fresh and ...

    by Robb Walsh on September 27, 2007
  • Gringo's  Grill - Just Say Cheese

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    Gringo's Grill - Just Say Cheese

    At Gringo's Grill (12330 Southwest Fwy., 281-980-1784), the cheese they put on top of the seafood au gratin ($9.99) is sure to put a smile on your face. This version is made with white wine, cream and Parmesan, and it's melted on top of an abundant m...

    by Paul Galvani on September 27, 2007
  • The Melody Club - Hammer Lock

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    The Melody Club - Hammer Lock

    My big sis Shannon, who doubles as my best friend, suggested we take a dance lesson on Monday night. Bearing the emotional and physical scars of past bad ideas (padded bras in high school and back diving off the high board), I really wanted to say n...

    by Debbylou Mountjoy on September 27, 2007
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    $13 at Hafez Restaurant on Westheimer

    Where: Hafez Restaurant, 11312 Westheimer 281 558-8181 What $13 gets you: Chicken Soltani plate, an iced tea, tax and tip The $10 Chicken Soltani plate at Hafez, a brand new Iranian restaurant on Westheimer near Wilcrest, consists of one skewer of ...

    @ Eating Our Words by Houston Press on October 19, 2007 @ 12:11 pm
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