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Steak, Wine and Pie at Dharma Cafe Steak, Wine and Pie at Dharma Cafe
, September 11, 2008
Vibrant green threads of lime zest decorated the top of the exhilaratingly tart key lime pie at Dharma Cafe on Houston Avenue. The pie is... More >>
Great Jellyfish at East Wall Chinese Restaurant Great Jellyfish at East Wall Chinese Restaurant
In the trendy Dun Huang Plaza, there's a new pretender to the Cantonese crown
, September 04, 2008
We were planning to stay home and watch the Olympic gymnastics events on television, so I went out to pick up some thematically appropriate... More >>
BBQ on TCJ: Pierson & Company Bar-B-Que BBQ on TCJ: Pierson & Company Bar-B-Que
, August 28, 2008
When I asked about the barbecued pork at Pierson & Company, the new barbecue joint on T.C. Jester in Acres Homes near the ruins of William's... More >>
Fava Favorites at Mint Café Fava Favorites at Mint Café
, August 21, 2008
Fava beans, which have been cultivated in the Middle East since 6000 B.C., have become trendy lately. At a James Beard House dinner last year,... More >>
All That Glitters at Anita's Bar and Grille All That Glitters at Anita's Bar and Grille
, August 14, 2008
A new restaurant has opened up in the Montrose area called Anita's Bar and Grille — Anita being a well-known drag queen Anita Bump, who made a... More >>
Crash Course at Ristorante Cavour Crash Course at Ristorante Cavour
Get a real Italian experience -- in both food and service
, August 07, 2008
Every meal at Ristorante Cavour begins with an amuse-gueule — literally, an "amusement for the throat," which not only prepares the gustatory... More >>
Chicken Fried Steak and Banana Pudding at the Humble City Cafe Chicken Fried Steak and Banana Pudding at the Humble City Cafe
, July 31, 2008
The housemade banana pudding at the Humble City Cafe came in a cannonball-size schooner. The astonishingly large glass was lined with vanilla... More >>
Falafels and Poor Boys at Zabak's Mediterranean Café Falafels and Poor Boys at Zabak's Mediterranean Café
, July 24, 2008
The falafel sandwich at Zabak's is a mouthful of extremes. There's hot and cold, soft and crunchy, spicy and soothingly bland, with salty and... More >>
Soul Mama Smackdown Soul Mama Smackdown
Two soul food superstars named Mama face off with competing versions of Creole cooking
, July 17, 2008
The cup of gumbo at Mama Assumption's is served in a pretty big bowl. I wonder what the bowl of gumbo looks like — I'm guessing it comes in a... More >>
Voice: Tastes Great, Less Filling Voice: Tastes Great, Less Filling
The food at Voice in the Hotel Icon is fabulous. Too bad the place is such a rip.
, July 10, 2008
The coolest stuff I've eaten at Voice, the new restaurant at the chic Hotel Icon, came from the bar menu. The "four little crab cakes in red... More >>
Historic Huaraches in Stafford Historic Huaraches in Stafford
A taco stand yields an awesome breakfast and the solution to a Mexican food mystery
, July 03, 2008
The "Huarache Macho" at Huarache Azteca Express in Stafford is my new favorite spin on the authentic Mexican breakfast. It's a bean-stuffed masa... More >>
Extra Crispy at Russo's New York Coal-Fired Pizzeria Extra Crispy at Russo's New York Coal-Fired Pizzeria
, June 26, 2008
"Was the crust black on the edges?" a fellow pizza geek asked me when I reported on my first experience at Russo's New York Coal-Fired... More >>
Wild Wild Waller Burgers: The Hill Bar & Grill Wild Wild Waller Burgers: The Hill Bar & Grill
Take a day trip out to Waller and try a spectacular cheeseburger on Texas Toast
, June 19, 2008
J's Special at The Hill Bar & Grill in Waller is a cheeseburger served on Texas toast. Swapping out a bun for two double-thick slices of toasted... More >>
Madagascar Birthmarks at French Riviera Bakery Madagascar Birthmarks at French Riviera Bakery
This fabulous little French Bakery is one of the coolest hangouts in the Galleria
, June 12, 2008
The pâté de campagne sandwich at French Riviera Bakery on Chimney Rock comes thickly spread with coarse, country-style pork pâté on your choice... More >>
Fast Food at the French House Fast Food at the French House
This restaurant's sandwiches are surprisingly good, if you stick with the baguettes and croissants
, June 05, 2008
The hot ham and Swiss cheese sandwich with sweet hot mustard on a crusty baguette with a cup of cold cucumber soup on the side may be the best... More >>
Best Burger in Texas? Best Burger in Texas?
, May 29, 2008
The double-meat, double-cheese at 105 Grocery & Deli in the rural hamlet of Washington was too much burger for me. I got exactly halfway through... More >>
Tropical Heat at Caribbean Jerk Cuisine Tropical Heat at Caribbean Jerk Cuisine
Cooling off — and breaking a sweat — at this Richmond Avenue joint
, May 22, 2008
It's a sweltering day, but I have a plan. What better cure for the hot, sticky-weather blues than some jerk chicken and Red Stripes? I swoop up... More >>
Malaysian and Chinese at Hong Kong Dim Sum Malaysian and Chinese at Hong Kong Dim Sum
, May 15, 2008
9889 Bellaire Blvd., 713-777-7029. Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. "What's that called?" my buddy John Bebout asked the hostess at the new... More >>
Nuevo Inca-Mex at Inka South American Cuisine Nuevo Inca-Mex at Inka South American Cuisine
, May 08, 2008
The borrego al pebre at Inka South American Cuisine, the new South American restaurant on Westheimer, is a rack of lamb served over an olive oil... More >>
Great Stuff at Abe's Cajun Market Great Stuff at Abe's Cajun Market
, May 01, 2008
A singer with an acoustic guitar warbled popular songs in the big dining room of Abe's Cajun Market in Clear Lake on a recent Friday around... More >>
Short Order Thai at Thai Lily Café Short Order Thai at Thai Lily Café
, April 24, 2008
The tom kha gai soup at Thai Lily Café on Dairy Ashford is made with chicken in coconut milk broth with lemongrass, fresh chiles, lime juice and... More >>
Places Like Los Dos Amigos Are Disappearing On Washington Places Like Los Dos Amigos Are Disappearing On Washington
, April 17, 2008
My carnitas dinner came to the table on a sizzling comal at Los Dos Amigos, a homey old Tex-Mex joint on Washington Avenue. You see a lot of... More >>
Jackie Tan Thinks Big Jackie Tan Thinks Big
, April 10, 2008
The sensational seafood salad at Jackie Tan Restaurant on Bellaire featured cold shrimp and crunchy jellyfish slivers tossed with shredded pork,... More >>
Crawfish Cravings at Swampy's Cajun Shack Crawfish Cravings at Swampy's Cajun Shack
Cheap mudbugs and cold beer are the main attractions at this laid-back Katy Cajun restaurant
, April 03, 2008
It was Saturday night, and five of us were sitting at a picnic table outside on the deck at Swampy's Cajun Shack on Grand Parkway just south of... More >>
La Nouvelle Recession Cuisine at Au Petit Paris La Nouvelle Recession Cuisine at Au Petit Paris
Your dollar buys a little less at this new French restaurant on Colquitt
, March 27, 2008
"Queue de Boeuf Braisé avec Champignons Sauvages, Oignions Grelots Caramelisés, Lardons, Mousseline de Pomme de Terre et Pousse D'Epinard" means... More >>
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