Food & Restaurants

Tales of the Cocktail: A Most Unconventional Convention

Tell someone you’ll be out of town for a work convention and you’re likely to get a sympathetic nod and maybe a send-off that sounds…

Kitchen Essentials: Rock Out with Your Stock Out!

Stocks are the basis for many sauces, soups, and other dishes. As such, stock making is so fundamental it is one of the first things…

The Skinny - Fluff Bake Bar

Where Did We Go? Fluff Bake Bar314 Gray Street, Houston, Texas 77002 What's The Skinny? If you’ve ever tasted a decadent dessert from Chef Rebecca…

Lillo & Ella: Pleasant Shrubs and Small Plates

If nothing else, you must go have a drink (a delightful non-alcoholic shrub, to be exact) on Lillo & Ella’s patio because it is too…

Middle-Earth and Magnificent Edibles at The Hobbit Café

Just as “not all who wander are lost,” not all who eat at the Hobbit Café are (or need be) die-hard Tolkien fans. But those…

The Skinny - Revival Market Does Dinner

Where Did We Go? Revival Market550 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007 What's the Skinny? If you are already a fan of Revival Market, you have…

The Skinny - Ula's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Where Did We Go? Ula’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina5555 Washington Ave., Houston, Texas 77007 What's the Skinny? In a sea of Tex-Mex heavy hitters, Ula's…

Eatfitters: I Could Eat Fit For Life Here

“I want my menu to be diverse like the city of Houston,” says Sam Jaoude, founder and owner of Eatfitters, a quick-service health food chain…

Vieng Thai--Very, Very, Very Good

The Best Thai Food in Houston? Just maybe. Vieng Thai, which Alison Cook notably included in her 2013 Top 100 Restaurants in Houston list, can…

First Brunch at Urban Eats

A word of warning about brunching at Urban Eats: don’t go with anyone who believes mac ‘n cheese doesn’t belong at brunch. The fact that…

Knives 101: A Practical Guide

If you have ever looked at a knife block from a department store you will often notice that it comes with a wide variety of…

Little to Be Blue About at Turquoise Grill

With walls the color of a warm summer ocean and a simple dining spice adored with quaint ornaments, Turquoise Grill exudes a type of simple…

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…

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