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V's Thai Restaurant & Bar V's Thai Restaurant & Bar
A sexy divorcee and veteran bartender has opened her own joint, and she's turning out some stunning Thai food
, October 25, 2007
The bartender at V's Thai Restaurant & Bar on Dairy Ashford was a feisty Thai lady in a push-up bra. She asked me what I wanted and laughingly... More >>
Gerardo's Drive-in Grocery Gerardo's Drive-in Grocery
Some of the best Mexican food in the city is sold by the pound at this little corner store
, October 18, 2007
We could smell carnitas frying half a block down Patton Street when we got out of the car. It was a quarter to 11 on Sunday morning and the... More >>
Doña Tere Mexican Restaurant Doña Tere Mexican Restaurant
If you're looking for a tamal fix, try this authentic Mexican restaurant on Beechnut
, October 11, 2007
The bright red hot sauce that they smother the fried eggs with at Doña Tere Mexican Restaurant on Beechnut looked like your average ordinary... More >>
Antica Osteria Antica Osteria
Rice Spaghetti
, October 04, 2007
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... More >>
5 Wines That'll Blow Your Mind 5 Wines That'll Blow Your Mind
, October 04, 2007
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... More >>
Sushi Jin Sushi Jin
The freshest fish in Houston is delivered to this sushi joint in Memorial, courtesy of Air Japan
, September 27, 2007
The challenge in reviewing Sushi Jin, the stellar Japanese restaurant on Memorial at Dairy Ashford, is finding new adjectives to describe how... More >>
Brasserie Max and Julie Brasserie Max and Julie
We love to see classic French food in Houston, but we complain bitterly if it isn't just like what we had in Paris
, September 20, 2007
The fruits de mer Max at Brasserie Max and Julie came on three platters that a team of waiters arranged into a tiered tower in the middle of our... More >>
Tofu Village Tofu Village
This tofu and barbecue restaurant isn't for vegetarians
, September 13, 2007
"Soon tofu" is Korean for "tofu soup." If you are picturing the miso dishwater they give you at the sushi bar, you are way off. The soon tofu I... More >>
Reef Reef
Chef Bryan Caswell is putting a new spin on Gulf red snapper and serving up some fish you've never heard of
, September 06, 2007
The "crispy skin snapper" at Reef, the hip new restaurant on Travis, was served in a bowl on top of a bed of sweet and sour chard. There was a... More >>
Genji Japanese Restaurant and Karaoke Bar Genji Japanese Restaurant and Karaoke Bar
It's always a party at Genji Japanese Restaurant and Karaoke Bar
, August 30, 2007
While eating takoyaki (fried octopus balls) in new Chinatown with my faithful food companion Liz, I ask our waitress where a good karaoke bar... More >>
Divine Vin Divine Vin
, August 23, 2007
Usually, I'm not much for a side of gimmick when I dine. So I was delightfully surprised at how well "The World's Tiniest Desserts" work at Vin,... More >>
Monarch Restaurant Monarch Restaurant
Fit for a King (Almost)
, August 16, 2007
With a royal moniker like Monarch Restaurant and a chef named Bradley Manchester, you might expect this place to be serving steak and kidney pie,... More >>
5 Wines That Will Blow Your Mind 5 Wines That Will Blow Your Mind
, August 16, 2007
Mockingbird Bistro is famous for unpretentious dishes like a big honking Kobe hamburger and crispy French fries. So it's no wonder that their... More >>
On Top of Spaghetti On Top of Spaghetti
At Antonio's Flying Pizza, we ponder what cheese pizzas and cheese enchiladas have in common
, August 09, 2007
Everybody loves cheese," Antonio Rosa, the owner of Antonio's Flying Pizza on Hillcroft, told me as I leaned over the counter to watch him make... More >>
Mom's Hand Restaurant Mom's Hand Restaurant
Inside the Komart store on Gessner, you'll find Korean food like Mom used to make
, August 02, 2007
I leaned forward over the bowl full of deep red broth and springy noodles to keep them from dripping all over. I even tried to fend off the soup... More >>
Red Basil Thai Fusion Cuisine Red Basil Thai Fusion Cuisine
New York Thai
, July 26, 2007
The beef sushi appetizer at Red Basil Thai Fusion Cuisine on Westheimer was topped with medium-rare filet mignon. It was shaped like the usual... More >>
5 Wines That Will Blow Your Mind 5 Wines That Will Blow Your Mind
, July 26, 2007
Recommending wines that people can't find in stores is pointless, according to Andrew Adams, owner and wine buyer at The Corkscrew Wine Bar (1919... More >>
Sandy's Produce Market Sandy's Produce Market
One healthy meal at Sandy's Produce Market will wipe away all of your high-cholesterol sins
, July 19, 2007
It's like some surreal dreamscape," my lunchmate observed, looking out over the interior of Sandy's Produce Market on the Katy Freeway near Dairy... More >>
Nirvana Indian Restaurant Nirvana Indian Restaurant
Brit expats looking for a "phal" need search no farther than Nirvana
, July 12, 2007
he chicken "phal" at Nirvana Indian Restaurant on Memorial came with big tender chunks of boneless white-meat chicken in an orange sauce made... More >>
T-Bone Tom's Steakhouse Restaurant T-Bone Tom's Steakhouse Restaurant
Visit T-Bone Tom's and help keep Kemah weird
, July 05, 2007
We were eating crispy fried catfish and steak and drinking Coronas outside on the deck at T-Bone Tom's in Kemah. Tommy "Big Daddy Gumbo" Dardar... More >>
La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
Old-fashioned Tex-Mex served in the atmosphere of your choice
, June 28, 2007
Above the door of the original La Fiesta on Katy Freeway and Bunker Hill, there's a Schlitz beer poster. It's a photo of a caballero in a huge... More >>
5 Wines That'll Blow Your Mind 5 Wines That'll Blow Your Mind
, June 28, 2007
We asked Michael Housewright, the self-described "head wine nerd" at Max's Wine Dive, to let us in on his wine-buying philosophy. He responded... More >>
Blake's BBQ and Burgers Blake's BBQ and Burgers
Slow Food Burgers
, June 21, 2007
The third hamburger I got at Blake's BBQ and Burgers on Jeanetta was just about perfect. When I bit into it, the juicy meat, melted American... More >>
Bob's Steak & Chop House Bob's Steak & Chop House
If steak is a sin, then Bob is the devil
, June 14, 2007
There are two things I loved about the humongous porterhouse steak I ate on my first visit to Bob's Steak & Chop House. Number one, the 28-ounce... More >>
Le Viet Restaurant & Bar Le Viet Restaurant & Bar
Sometimes Anglo-friendly Vietnamese food does taste better than the real thing
, June 07, 2007
Banh xeo does not mean "slightly deflated yellow football" in Vietnamese, though that's what the version at Le Viet restaurant on Westheimer... More >>
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