Jay Francis

 

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  • 10 years ago | Pot Luck

    It's so refreshing to find a place that isn't afraid to keep the heat in their Mongolian hot pot, spicy version. Here are two excellent places where you can test your tolerance. I had Mongolian hot pot with a group of Houston Chowhounds at the won...

  • 10 years ago | Pot Luck

    Mexico's Deli (2374 Dairy Ashford) still gets my vote for the best and most creative Mexican torta in Houston. But recently, I tried the crema de chile poblano soup, and it was so good and so spicy, I'm already dreaming of getting to that side of ...

  • 11 years ago | Pot Luck

    Las Delicias, a new wholesale/retail store on Airline Boulevard just up from Teotihuacan, is selling traditional Mexican candies. There's the variety made by cooking fresh fruits and vegetables (pumpkin, for example) in sugar syrup, and also ate, ...

  • 11 years ago | Pot Luck

    Pinto beans have a very short season, which is why you hardly ever see them fresh. But fresh pinto beans, when boiled with a little cilantro, salt, butter and onion, are absolutely delicious. The center is creamy, with the consistency of a chocola...

  • 11 years ago | Pot Luck

    If I could take Guy Fieri out for a taste of Houston I'd do the following in this order (all on the same day...we'd have to start early): First stop: Crispy puffy tacos at Loma Linda and Los Tios...

  • 11 years ago | Booze

    During the colonial era, when churches were being constructed all over Mexico, there was an abundance of egg yolks, as the egg whites were being used to bind the gold leaf to the church interiors. The convents came up with creative uses for the yo...

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