Spiny Good Find

Fried Day: Durian Puff from Chinese Cuisine

An all-day dim sum spot in Chinatown knows everything—including a stinky fruit—is better fried.

12/11/2015 By Alice Levitt

Seafood Score

First Bite: Bernadine's

Gulf seafood is the star at the newest Heights eatery from the Treadsack group.

12/10/2015 By Alice Levitt

Spiritual Awakening

Happy Hour of the Week: Etoile Cuisine et Bar

Join the absinthe-minded for Green Hour at this Uptown Park hideaway.

12/10/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Tex-Mex Tuesday

Carnitas at Azteca Taqueria

A Heights taco truck has a way with tender pork.

12/08/2015 By Alice Levitt

Vege-Thai-rian

Meatless Monday: Songkran Thai Kitchen

Indulge in tasty Thai selections from chef Jett Hurapan's full vegetarian menu.

12/07/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Alice's Latest Obsession

Roumanian Steak at Kenny & Ziggy's

Houston's only version of the Jewish skirt steak classic is double the pleasure.

12/07/2015 By Alice Levitt

Hanukkah Harried?

Fried Day: Sufganiyot from Three Brothers Bakery

Celebrate Hannukah with enough oil to illuminate a temple.

12/04/2015 By Joanna O'Leary

First Look

State of Grace is Houston's Newest It Spot

With Southern style and a Houston heartbeat, this trendy restaurant is a welcome addition to River Oaks.

12/03/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Texas Travel

One More Reason to Visit Gonzales: Hand-Tossed Pizza

A pizza worth a two-and-a-half hour drive? Only in the capital of Come and Take It.

12/03/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tasty Tapas

Happy Hour of the Week: Batanga

Located in the heart of downtown, Batanga's flavored mojitos and $4 tapas are best enjoyed on the patio.

12/03/2015 By Megha Tejpal

The Other Mediterranean Kebab

Turkish Fish Salad? It's Better Than It Sounds

At Dögarz Döner, a salad stands up to the classic kebab.

12/02/2015 By Joanna O'Leary

Tex-Mex Tuesday

Fajitas at the Original Ninfa's on Navigation

Does the sizzling dish's progenitor still make the best fajitas in Houston?

12/01/2015 By Alice Levitt

Editor’s Picks

8 Great Restaurants for Groups

Have the whole family in town for the holidays? Book a table at a place that knows how to handle a crowd.

12/01/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Tis the Seasons 52

Meatless Monday: Seasons 52

Cut the calories, not the flavor, at this seasonally-inspired restaurant.

11/30/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Alice's Latest Obsession

Teddy Bear Bubble Tea

Head to the Galleria for the cutest drink in Houston.

11/30/2015 By Alice Levitt

Seafood

At SaltAir and Black & White, the Party Is Just Getting Started

Two inventive seafood spots, both serving up a good time.

11/29/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Food Trucks

Reality Star Debuts Lucky Fig Food Truck

Ultra local Italian fare from Masterchef winner Luca Manfé hits the road in Houston.

11/27/2015 By Alice Levitt

Turkey Day

Can't Find Patti LaBelle's Pie? Try These 4 Instead

A viral video put one pastry in high demand, but sweet potato pie is plentiful in Houston.

11/25/2015 By Jenn Nguyen

Tex-Mex Tuesday

Mole and More at Puebla's Mexican Kitchen & Bakery

Meet the Mexican café of your dreams, in plain sight in the Heights.

11/24/2015 By Alice Levitt

Turkey Day

Celebrate Out of the Box: Thanksgiving

This year, let someone else do the cooking with a gourmet Thanksgiving feast at one of these Houston area favorites.

11/24/2015 By Megha Tejpal