2013 Top 5 List

Winner Winner: Chicken Dinner

The year that fried chicken went upscale

12/30/2013 By Robb Walsh

Chinatown

Taiwan Meets Sichuan at Formosa Bistro

Milkfish soup to mapo tofu—Formosa Bistro has it all.

12/27/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Lunch Spots

How Not to Serve Oysters on the Half Shell

Burying oysters in ice ruins the briny flavor.

12/27/2013 By Robb Walsh

Kitchen Equipment

Molcajetes, Molinos, and Tortilla Presses

Airline Drive is the place to shop for Latino cookware.

12/26/2013 By Robb Walsh

Sausage Stories

Get Your Goetta at The Hay Merchant

The Cincinnati sausage can now be found in Houston.

12/26/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Deluxe Dining

Triniti Celebrates Two Years with a Tempting Feast

Chef Ryan Hildebrand and team are serving an 8-course anniversary dinner to remember.

12/20/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Filipino-Style at Jollibee

The popular burgers-and-fried-chicken joint offers approachable Filipino food.

12/19/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Sandwiches

Carter & Cooley's Muffuletta

A great muffuletta that's nothing like the New Orleans version

12/19/2013 By Robb Walsh

Holiday Treats

The French King Cake King at Phoenicia

Try the authentic version from France—it's a King Cake Epiphany!

12/18/2013 By Robb Walsh

Sweet Stuff

Quality Street: Your New Christmas Tradition

Forget Christmas crackers; stuff those stockings with a box of British chocolates instead.

12/18/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Synergy

Second Lovers’ Love Affair With Craft Beer

Local folk band Second Lovers loves craft beer so much, they recorded an album at the Saint Arnold brewery.

12/17/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Urban Farming

Plant It Forward

Subscribe to the smartest CSA in Houston.

12/17/2013 By Robb Walsh

Coffee Talk

Clover Coffee: The Holy Grail of Caffeine?

The cutting-edge in coffee technology is now available in Houston, but you'll have to go to Starbucks.

12/16/2013 By Nick Panzarella

Exhibition

Seeing Food in a New Way

New Houston Center for Photography exhibition explores the photographic possibilities of what we eat.

12/16/2013 By Nick Panzarella

Soup of the Day

Is Hu Tieu New to You?

This Vietnamese soup comes with a blend of noodles and intriguing add-ons.

12/16/2013 By Robb Walsh

Pub Grub

Three Wee Meat Pies

Have a hearty winter lunch at McGonigel's Mucky Duck.

12/13/2013 By Robb Walsh

Comfort Classics

A Lot to Love at Luby's

In defense of the 66-year-old Texas-based cafeteria chain.

12/12/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Oysters

Thursday Special at Goode Co. Seafood

It's $6.95 a dozen for oysters on the half shell tonight.

12/12/2013 By Robb Walsh

Edible Architecture

5th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off Bakes Off This Saturday

These aren't your standard-issue gingerbread houses.

12/11/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Retail Food Shops

Expanding Your Cheese Horizons

Houston Dairymaids is a cheese shop with a point of view.

12/11/2013 By Robb Walsh