’Cue Town, USA

Is Houston the Hottest Barbecue Market in Texas?

While Central Texas hogs the spotlight, the best new barbecuers are busy setting up shop in Houston.

08/04/2015 By Robb Walsh

Restaurant Review

Are You Being Servered?

At Peska and La Grange, in praise of waitstaffs that keep their distance.

08/04/2015 By Scott Vogel

Side Shows

Traditional Side Dishes Get a Modern Twist

Elevating classic East Texas sides to new heights is a uniquely Houston phenomenon.

08/04/2015 By Robb Walsh

Meatless Monday

Cold Sesame Noodles on a Hot Day

Chill out in Chinatown with this classic Sichuan snack.

08/03/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Moment of Zen

Extreme Eats: Buddha Burger at Max's Wine Dive

Stacked with beef, Brie, foie gras and a chicken fried lobster tail, the $65 Buddha Burger will have you rubbing your belly in pure joy.

07/31/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Cool Moves

Chill Out: Raspas at Mango Beach

Concession stand classics like Frito pie and snowcones make this Heights favorite indispensable during the summer.

07/28/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Rise and Shine

Houston's 11 Best Brunches Before 11

If it's only served after 11 a.m., it's just lunch with eggs.

07/23/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Sneak Peek

Behind the Scenes of Our Barbecue Issue, Featuring New Houston Texan Vince Wilfork

Texans nose tackle Vince Wilfork may or may not have chosen his new team based on Houston's barbecue scene.

07/23/2015 Videography by Bryan Lozano By Katharine Shilcutt

Spice of Life

Peking Duck and Bubbling Blood at Peking Cuisine

Scratching the surface of Sichuan cuisine in Houston

07/22/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

Izakaya Moves Into Midtown

There's more to Japanese food than sushi—and there's more to this izakaya than beer and grilled meats.

07/21/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Meatless Monday

Karbach Brewing Co. Restaurant: Not Your Average Pub Grub

Clever vegetarian dishes are just the beginning at the brewery's newest venture.

07/20/2015 Photography by Katharine Shilcutt

Ear This

Star Ingredient of the Season: Corn on the Cob

Corn plays a supporting role well at summer barbecues and picnics, but the fried corn on the cob at Ray's is a star all on its own.

07/20/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Extreme Eats

Extreme Eats: Lone Star Samwiches Food Truck

Sandwiches are for school lunches but "samwiches" are for the extreme eater.

07/17/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Cool as a Cucumber

Star Ingredient of the Season: Cucumber

When it comes to summer and spice, cucumbers help beat the heat.

07/13/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Staying In

Take a Staycation: the Royal Sonesta Hotel

The Galleria is one of the state's premiere shopping and dining destinations—and it deserves more than a day trip.

07/13/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Restaurant Review

Looking for Levure Bakery and Patisserie

This French bakery is far-flung and difficult to find—and absolutely worth it.

07/09/2015 By Scott Vogel

Restaurant Review

Peli Peli’s South African Cuisine Shines at the Galleria

Chef Paul Friedman’s latest location is the stuff of legend.

07/09/2015 By Scott Vogel

Watch It

Trevisio's New Menu Makes Healthy Eating Easier

It's not always easy to watch your weight in the Texas Medical Center, and Trevisio is aware of that irony.

07/07/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Meatless Monday

Sin Carne: Vegetarian Tamales at Brasil

It's the small things that make Brasil loom large in Montrose.

07/06/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

See Food

Star Ingredient of the Season: Prawns

There's nothing shrimpy about the jumbo prawns at Galleria hot spot Peli Peli.

07/06/2015 By Megha Tejpal