West Side

The Pastelitos at Pastelitos Cafe Pack a Punch

Word to the wise: you only need to order a couple of these Colombian pastries at a time.

07/07/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Mexican & Margaritas

4 Tex-Mex Breakfast Plates That Rise & Shine

Tacos are hardly the last word in Mexican breakfasts—especially on leisurely weekend mornings when you need to refuel after a long week (or just a long night).

07/07/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Around the World

Independence Day Isn’t Quite Over

Gusto Gourmet celebrates Venezuelan Independence Day tomorrow.

07/04/2014 By Shy Hardiman

Heads Up

The El Cantina Opens Its Doors July 4

Ken Bridge's new Tex-Mex spot on White Oak is opening just in time for your day off.

07/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bummer

Osteria Mazzantini Closing Just In Time for Our Rave Review

Dispatches from the Department of Failed Psychics

07/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Frozen Favorites

Snow in July: Bahama Buck’s Expanding Into Houston

The popular Lubbock-based snowcone shop is set to open two dozen locations in Houston.

07/02/2014 By Tanner Hoffman

Sweet Treats

Gourmet Donuts at The Grove Do-Nutz

It's worth a drive out to this Richmond donut shop for Viet-American fusion bliss.

07/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Sweet Treats

Houston's Tour de Chocolat Takes Place in Rice Village

Is a guided chocolate tour worth $30?

07/01/2014 By Silvia Pera

Italian Food

Review: Osteria Mazzantini Brings Sophisticated, Modern Italian to Houston

An Italo-Brit alliance blends the very best of the new world with the charms of the old

06/30/2014 By Robb Walsh

Editor’s Picks

Houston’s 7 Best Hot Dogs

The Fourth of July just wouldn’t be the same without hot dogs—here are our editor’s picks.

06/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Wine

A Beginner’s Guide to Bandol Rosé

Rosé wines from a French sister city pair wonderfully with our seafood (and our climate).

06/30/2014 By Jeremy Parzen

H-Town Diary

A Roll New World

Searching for the past in a pile of grandma’s recipe cards.

06/30/2014 By Jeff Balke

Mexican & Margaritas

Slideshow: The Gringo’s Guide to Pan Dulce

Don’t know your conchas from your cuernos? We’re here to help.

06/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Mexican & Margaritas

The Wide World of Mexican Cocktails

¡Palomas, micheladas, sangritas, vampiros, los big shots y más!

06/30/2014 By Robb Walsh

Mexican & Margaritas

A Margarita for Every Mood

We’ve rounded up the nine best bars and restaurants to whet your whistle.

06/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Mexican & Margaritas

The 10 Essential Taco Trucks

The fancy-food-truck fad may be fading, but good, old-fashioned taco trucks are here to stay. Here are a few worth seeking out.

06/30/2014 By Robb Walsh

Mexican & Margaritas

Our Tex-Mex Survey Results

We asked, several hundred of you answered.

06/30/2014 Illustrations by Dan Derozier By Katharine Shilcutt

Mexican & Margaritas

Houston's Top 10 Regional Mexican Restaurants

Take an impressive culinary tour of Mexico without ever leaving the city limits.

06/30/2014 By Robb Walsh

Mexican & Margaritas

Where to Find Houston’s Best Mexican Seafood

Houston has long boasted America’s widest variety of Mexican seafood restaurants, but thanks to these five spots, Gulf Coast Mexican is entering a whole new era.

06/30/2014 By Robb Walsh

Mexican & Margaritas

Houston’s 15 Best Tex-Mex Restaurants

Finding the best out of hundreds of Tex-Mex establishments was no easy task (especially on our arteries), but we did it.

06/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt