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, November 21, 1996
Perfectly Simple Ethnic encomiums are the watchword this week. So let us now sing the praises of Niko-Niko's, the odd little Greek joint... More >>
Pedigree Counts
Arcodoro has some growing up to do, but Dacapo's already does its parents proud
, November 14, 1996
Just ask the Freudians: The strongest human urges are the need to eat and the drive to reproduce. It's a textbook case of psychology in action:... More >>
Back to the Classics
, October 31, 1996
This spring, when customers wandered into the venerable Massa's in search of a fix of time-honored Gulf Coast fare, what they got instead was a... More >>
Back to Wok
A pair of Asian pioneers return to blaze new (if familiar) paths
, October 17, 1996
When Daniel Wong's innovative, multiregional Chinese kitchen on Richmond and the Lu family's funky Vietnam restaurant near the corner of Main and... More >>
Deep-fried Country
At Hickory Hollow, what fills your ears is as fine as what fills your mouth
, August 22, 1996
In a back room on Heights Boulevard, a fiddle player adjusts his Stetson, pushes his spectacles up in anticipation of the sweat that will soon... More >>
Doggone Success
The parking's horrid, the food just okay -- so why is Barnaby's so beloved?
, August 15, 1996
It's not always easy to determine what will become an institution, or why. Often, what seems a lock to those folks who like to think of... More >>
New World Order
The Brownstone tries to welcome the new while appreciating the old
, June 27, 1996
To all outward appearances, the Brownstone is among the last of a dying breed: opulently decorated, overstuffed with Old World heirlooms, it... More >>
One-Upping Mom?
, June 20, 1996
As far as I'm concerned, there's always room for another home-style diner, especially if it serves chicken and dumplings as good as those to be... More >>
Sunday Spice
, May 30, 1996
An interesting twist on the standard Sunday-brunch fare of omelets and French toast can be had at Thai Spice, the only Thai restaurant in town I... More >>
Muy Mexican
, May 23, 1996
A relative who used to work on the east side of town has long encouraged me to visit Merida, an establishment I've driven past many a Friday... More >>
Cool, Calm and Culinary
At benjy's, a tasteful restraint is a harbinger of a tasteful meal
, May 16, 1996
Stepping into benjy's after a few visits to our town's many mural-laden restaurant interiors is like entering a Japanese temple following a... More >>
Hidden Treasure
Jin Bo isn't much to look at, but it's a marvel to chew on
, May 09, 1996
Once in a great while in a Houston diner's life comes that singular moment when she stumbles upon a truly terrific divey Chinese restaurant. If... More >>
Philadelphia Story
Searching for a magic mixof meat, cheese and bread
, April 04, 1996
Recently, I've found myself obsessed with a particular culinary mission: to find an honest Philly cheese steak. It is, I admit, a mission that... More >>
Liberty, Fraternity, Gastronomy
At the Avenue Grill, all things are created equal, and tasty
, March 28, 1996
It may not surprise some cynics to learn that this town's criminals, lawyers and reporters have at least one thing in common. They, along with... More >>
Early Mex
, March 28, 1996
Here's a secret I've been reluctant to share for fear that crowds would ruin a relative idyll among breakfast spots: Pico's Mex-Mex serves... More >>
Guy's Stuff
At Guy's Meat Market, the eating's fine, if you can find a place to eat
, March 21, 1996
As much as I'd like to, I simply can't recommend that a meal at Guy's Meat Market is worth the trek to Guy's modest location on Old Spanish Trail... More >>
Safe Move
, February 29, 1996
Though I've always been fond of the food at Churrascos, what I've been even more fond of at Michael and Glenn Cordua's South Ameri-can... More >>
Factory Approved
Yes, the mentality's assembly line, but the Cheesecake Factory still churns out a good product
, February 22, 1996
Following my first visit to the new Cheesecake Factory, I came away musing that here was a case where hype outweighed performance. I'd heard all... More >>
Family Affairs
Mai's and Van Loc revel in large similarities - and small differences
, January 25, 1996
They're within four blocks of each other in an area of town gorged with Vietnamese eateries; they're both family-run operations. Their menus are... More >>
Burger for Breakfast
, January 04, 1996
I'm one of those diners who tend to get in a rut. I find a favorite menu item at a favorite restaurant and I order it over and over. At the New... More >>
Going for the Gold
A pair of culinary outposts bring the taste of the Philippines to the Medical Center
, December 28, 1995
Every evening, when the late shift shows up, the Medical Center begins to look like an outpost of Manila. For reasons that, to me at least, are... More >>
Pure Puerto Rico
Tex Chick goes from fast food to home food of the island
, December 07, 1995
Teo and Carmen Gonzalez, the sixtysomething owners of Tex Chick, tell an interesting tale of how they ended up running their tiny, homey... More >>
Landmark Stuff
La Tapatia offers cheap, spirited food and a nourishing sideshow
, August 31, 1995
The tattered strip center at Richmond and Woodhead divulges few clues that inside, a Montrose institution is aborning. First you notice that cars... More >>
One Man's Meat
At Lynn's Steakhouse, it's still the age of the carnivore
, August 24, 1995
Flipped inside out of its shell, and scored to unfold like a chrysanthemum, the two-pound Australian lobster tail looked as if it were not... More >>
Diner's Notebook
Dog Day Haven
, August 17, 1995
Sometimes it seems as if there's a Texas-genre food place on every other corner. You know: fajitas, burgers, steaks, fried things,... More >>
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