Food & Restaurants

Ramen Week: Tiger Den Will Make You Roar For More Than Just Ramen

At the time of this review, Tiger Den’s reputation precedes itself. The popular Japanese restaurant housed in a Sharpstown strip mall has received positive appraisals…

Ramen Week: Much To Take In at Teppay Japanese Restaurant…and Most of It Terrific

Teppay Japanese restaurant initially came on my restaurant radar because two little birds told me they served very good ramen. And while I already had…

Ramen Week: Slay Your Appetite at Ninja Ramen

The most disappointing thing about Ninja Ramen is that they don’t use swords to cut the noodles. Not that I expected such a feature, but…

Ramen Week: Jump to Jinya Ramen Bar

A national chain with locations in California, Nevada, and Washington, Jinya Ramen now has two branches in Houston. The mid-town location is particularly hoppin’ especially…

Ramen Week: Sumptuous Slurping at Samurai Noodle

In the midst of Houston’s rapidly burgeoning ramen scene, upper heights area ramen shop Samurai Noodle nevertheless distinguishes itself by offering distinctive, fragrant broths as…

Chic Euro Treats at Coco’s Crepes & Coffee

If you only think “fruit,” “nutella,” and maybe “cheese” when brainstorming potential fillings for crepes, Cocos Crepes & Coffee will certainly expand your purview. This…

Highlights of Brennan’s Spring and Summer Menus

With the advent of muggy Houston heat comes the debut of new summer dishes at Brennan’s, meticulously crafted by Executive Chef Danny Trace. If you…

Cinco de Mayo Cocktails: Jimi Punch

In honor of Cinco de Mayo and our love of cocktails, we have given you a few days of cocktail recipes to help celebrate in a great way. Well today…

Cinco de Mayo Cocktails: Herradura Vesuvio

In honor of Cinco de Mayo and our love of cocktails, we will give you a few days of cocktail recipes that help you to celebrate in a great way.…

Cinco de Mayo Cocktails: Tamarind Paloma

In honor of Cinco de Mayo and our love of cocktails, we will give you a few days of delicious cocktail recipes that will help you to celebrate in a…

Dessert Gallery: A Whole Lotta "New"

Dessert Gallery has been a staple in the Houston dessert community for over 20 years. Serving up endless options in the "treats" category, owner Sara…

Third Annual Houston Barbecue Festival: Eat More Meat!

In its third year, the Houston Barbecue Festival has certainly become the must attend event. Where else can you find the best of Texas all…

Austin Food + Wine Festival 2015: The Grand Finale

My second day (Sunday) at the 2015 Austin Food + Wine Festival was another glorious one! The festival had officially been going for three days,…

Austin Food + Wine Festival 2015: Rock Your Taco & More

The Austin Food + Wine Festival is a food and beverage lover's paradise. Samples of each abound. As in, on my first day there, I…

Quick Byte: Favoloso Fellini

My first year in our fair metropolis I remember hearing some misguided parochial soul compare Houston to Rome in terms of beauty and culture. H-town,…

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