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Frank's Chop House Opens with Fresh Gulf Seafood, Steaks and Homemade Sausage.

13 years ago by Paul Galvani
Two Franks are always better than one. Frank Crapitto, owner of Crapitto's Cucina Italiana, has teamed up with Frank Butera, who comes from the same family that owned Butera Market. They've just opened Frank's Chop House, (3736 Westheimer, 713-572-8600) in the spot that has previously housed Joyce's Oyster Bar, Rockfish...

Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #56 Chicken-fried Steak at Frank's Chop House

11 years ago by Robb Walsh
Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in the comments...

Openings & Closings: The Proof Is In the... Rooftop

9 years ago by Katharine Shilcutt
I've long said that Houston doesn't have enough cool rooftop spaces, especially close to downtown. That's finally changing with the opening of two fun new spots... The first opened several weeks ago at the Houston Pavilions: the reincarnation of Scott Gertner's Sky Bar on Montrose, which is now -- appropriately...

Openings & Closings

10 years ago by Katharine Shilcutt
It's been a week of changes for Houston restaurants -- menu changes, chef changes, location changes -- and some of those changes include at least one shocking closure. That closure was Caffe Bello, which quietly closed its doors on Monday. The Montrose outpost of the Tony Vallone empire had only...

The Battle Rages On: Fried Chicken Throwdown at Beaver's

12 years ago by Katharine Shilcutt
Some had come for the spectacle of it all: 17 different fried chicken dishes, 9 enormous casseroles filled with various macaroni and cheeses, salads and side dishes and desserts enough to feed Alexander's own army. Some had come to observe the madness. And some came, bloodthirsty and ravenous to win,...

Meat and Potatoes

12 years ago by Robb Walsh
The chicken-fried steak at Frank's Chop House (3736 Westheimer, 713-572-8600) is house-breaded and expertly fried to order so that the tenderized meat arrives covered with a crunchy blanket of golden batter. I got the cream gravy on the side. I like to cut off pieces of the battered steak and...

Follow Friday for Houston Food Hounds

12 years ago by Katharine Shilcutt
In the world of Twitter -- the love-it-or-hate-it microblogging service -- Fridays are known as "Follow Friday," a day devoted to suggesting new or interesting users for your friends to follow. Depending on who you follow, your Twitter stream will be inundated on Friday mornings with gigantic circle-jerks of "She's...

Where to Eat on Christmas Day

9 years ago by Molly Dunn
Season's Eating The presents are unwrapped, the place is destroyed and the pine needles from the Christmas tree have formed a fine carpet throughout the house. The last thing you want to do is dirty up a bunch of dishes cooking after all that. So why not let one of...


22 years ago by Margaret L.Briggs
To Yankees and other newcomers, sure, its very name is politically incorrect: The Confederate House, good Lord. It smacks of the embattled Stars and Bars, of rebel yells and Klan hoods and benighted backwoods folk who've not heard the War was lost; everything ugly and frightening, in other words, about...

Night & Day

24 years ago by Clay McNear
Thursday May 21 Actor Leonard Nimoy, his pointy Vulcan ears turning the color of split-pea soup after his character Spock dosed himself with a (seemingly) lethal dose of radiation, once spoke the line, "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one." Nimoy, a self-termed "serious amateur photographer,"...

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