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Dish
, August 20, 1998
Tossing Some Salad Around Look out, Souper Salad. There's a new posse in town offering up buffet-style health-conscious fare. The San... More >>
Dish
, July 16, 1998
Life After Leno Shades of The Truman Show: Imagine waking up one morning to find Jay Leno mentioned you the night before. That's exactly what... More >>
Modest Mex
Bocados has the good sense not to get fancy
, July 16, 1998
I like Bocados very much, though it can sometimes be tough on the nerves. Because the door has a tendency to stick, it's a struggle just getting... More >>
Hot Plate
, July 16, 1998
How do I spell relief? The way everyone does: B-R-E-A-D P-U-D-D-I-N-G. There's lots of great bread pudding in Houston. It's one of the reasons I... More >>
Dish
, July 09, 1998
Lupe's, Inside the Loop What is it about that west Houston neighborhood phenomenon, Lupe's Tortillas (318 Stafford Street, [281] 496-7580),... More >>
Hot Plate
, July 02, 1998
I'm not sure what I find so compelling about the barbecue sandwich ($3.35) served at Demeris (2911 South Shepherd, 529-7326, and branches). It... More >>
Hot Plate
, June 18, 1998
Do quail quail? They do when I'm around, for the very good reason that I can't get enough of them. The mesquite-grilled quail at Rancho Tejas are... More >>
Dish
, June 11, 1998
Catching Up with the Corduas Our favorite heavyweight Houston restaurateurs have been busy lately: The current scorecard for Glenn and Michael... More >>
Hot Plate
, June 11, 1998
Oh-oh! Wouldn't you know it? Just when I thought I'd laid to rest the last of my obsessions, up crops a new one. This time it's caramanolas ($6)... More >>
Bliss at Bayou City
The seafood-and-pasta joint doesn't put on airs. And doesn't need to.
, May 28, 1998
Dishes have been named for sopranos (peach Melba), actresses (crepes suzettes), ballerinas (Pavlova), novelists (Chateaubriand), entrepreneurs... More >>
Hot Plate
, May 28, 1998
I don't understand the antipathy with which some people regard lamb. Lamb is a gift from a beneficent God. And if you doubt that, you owe it to... More >>
Hot Plate
, May 14, 1998
I'm not going to claim that Riva's (1117 Missouri, 529-3450) serves the best meatball sandwich ($4.50) in the whole damn solar system. That would... More >>
Dish
, May 14, 1998
Abuzz in the Garden Have I mentioned that a food critic's job is a difficult and demanding one, all work and no play? If I did, I was lying... More >>
Chips, Salsa -- and Merengue
At Elvia's, a wallflower can dine very well
, May 07, 1998
I should begin, I suppose, by apologizing to the -- well, let's play safe and call them the Fabers. Sorry, guys. We stole your table. Truthfully,... More >>
Hot Plate
, April 30, 1998
I don't know what you do when you're depressed. Me? I head for Goode Company Bar-B-Que (5109 Kirby Drive, 522-2530). Have you noticed how happy... More >>
In the Pink
El Pueblito's food more than makes up for its color scheme
, April 23, 1998
There are few good cartoons in the New Yorker anymore, but I did enjoy one that ran last month. A man and a woman are standing at the door of... More >>
Dish
, April 23, 1998
Movin' On Up on the South Side Thai food fans take note: One of Houston's best-kept secrets has moved uptown. Well, sort of. Kanomwan is still... More >>
Hot Plate
, April 16, 1998
Prego's (2520 Amherst, 529-2420) always manages to intimidate me. The place is so earnest, it puts me in mind of Lenin's Tomb. A friend claims... More >>
Dish
, April 09, 1998
A Beignet by Any Other Name Coffee Call has a new name. Starting immediately, both its locations (the original in the Lamar River Oaks Center... More >>
Hot Plate
, April 02, 1998
The trifle I gorged on as a child was a monstrous thing, including among its list of ingredients a jelly roll, slivered almonds, peach slices,... More >>
Cher Thing
The Zydeco Louisiana Diner doesn't stand on ceremony
, March 19, 1998
There are now two Zydeco diners -- one on Pease, the other on Travis -- and, as far as I'm concerned, that's not nearly enough. In a perfect... More >>
Hot Plate
, March 05, 1998
Of all the major food groups, which two are the most important? Meat and Guinness, of course. So rejoice, all ye who fret about your health.... More >>
Dish
, February 26, 1998
Love for Sale Valentine's Day was a disaster. She Who Brooks No Nonsense was highly critical of the bar of Toblerone I gave her. But the... More >>
Hot Plate
, February 19, 1998
Moo shu may sound like a dairy product. Actually, it's something altogether more delectable: a thin Chinese pancake -- known in some quarters as... More >>
Pasta Point of No Return
So much Italian food. So overcooked.
, February 12, 1998
I've been feeling philosophical of late. And I don't mean the God thing. Stuff like that I leave to lesser minds. My concerns go deeper. Like,... More >>
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