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The Urban Swank girls will share tidbits of information to our readers on various topics including places to try, things to do, and any other interesting "foodie" news. This area of the website is our way to get information to you quickly and is yet another method we use to bring you the latest food buzz!

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Brick & Spoon: Change Is Always Good

Admittedly, Brick and Spoon wasn't love at first bite. My initial experience left a lot to be desired and the lack of great or even…

Quick Byte: Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant & Lounge

For a long time a certain restaurant named after a certain river in Egypt dominated the Ethiopian food scene in Houston. Said restaurant, which is…

Pizza l’Vino Is a Primo Adult Pizza Service

It’s a chilly Thursday night and you’ve just returned from a trainwreck of a day at work. Cooking is out of the question given your…

The Chocolate Bar Makes Houston Life So Sweet

As a kid, I longed to visit the chocolate factory described in the eponymous Roald Dahl novel but more than a little freaked out by…

The Force Is With Lowbrow Bar & Grill

“Mass market.” “Manufactured.” “Intellectually demanding.” Such are the common pithy definitions of the adjective lowbrow. But thanks to Houston’s eponymous thriving café, another less pejorative…

Brooklyn Athletic Club: One Unique Experience

Even though the New Year brings an expected rush of new and reactivated gym memberships, I promise I am not pushing another workout facility your…

The Enduring Allure of Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine

In the ever-changing Westheimer neighborhood, restaurants have come and gone as the city’s culinary trends change. While many establishments succumb to the fickle tastes of…

Poultry Perfection at Dak & Bop

I would like to propose an overhaul of the acronym “KFC.” No longer should a certain national fast food chain have a monopoly over this…

Gastronomic Glamour at Georges Bistro

From veteran Houston restauranteurs Monique and Georges Guy, creators of Bistro Provence, Bistro Don Camillo, Café la Brocante, and Bistro des Arts, comes Montrose’s newest…

Much to Relish at Red Dessert Dive

“Booze ’n’ baked goods” easily sums up the offerings at Red Dessert Dive but that brief description does a gross disservice to the imaginative and…

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