Carlos Brandon

Carlos Brandon

Houston Press contributor Carlos Brandon is a freelance writer, blogger, and self proclaimed Houston hip hop historian. He contributes to various publications and can usually be found haggling with food truck cooks or talking politics on the METRO Rail.

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  • 18 hours ago | Restaurant Reviews

    As this crisis continues, we're wading into unchartered territory. This once-in-a-generation pandemic is shutting entire industries down for longer than we've ever seen. Hospitality, in particular fine dining, is suffering perhaps the worst depres...

  • 8 days ago | Coronavirus

    You may find, during these difficult times, that you miss not only your daily routine but also the spontaneous, "once in while" type things you inadvertently took for granted. For me, this has meant certain restaurants and their associated experie...

  • 15 days ago | Coronavirus

    Pandemic aside, who doesn't love take-out? The convenience of taking home our favorite restaurant meals was, perhaps, something we took for granted before it became the only way to eat out. Long before this crisis, carry-out was a constant part of...

  • 19 days ago | Coronavirus

    There's no two ways around it, folks. This sucks. The worsening COVID-19 pandemic has affected every level of our society, leaving many of us stranded in our homes, some of us jobless and many others forced to keep working in high-risk environment...

  • 1 month ago | Barbecue

    Increasingly, the landscape of Texas barbecue has become one of new versus old. 12-hour low-and-slow pits versus three-hour high heat smokers. Dinosaur-sized beef ribs versus sauce-slathered pork ribs. Ethnic fusions and hipster beards versus old ...

  • 1 month ago | Here, Eat This

    There's a slice of pizza for every occasion: the football game and a beer slice, the college all-nighter slice, the kids' sleepover slice, the fancy date night slice. Each pie tied to a moment of nostalgia, a sense memory that endears the simple I...

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