Wine Pairings

The Broad Spectrum of Gulf Oyster Wine Pairings

Gulf oysters are different from their Atlantic counterparts. Why shouldn’t our wine pairings be, too?

12/31/2013 By Jeremy Parzen

Stand a Round

A Field Guide to English and Irish Pub Beers

With the rise of craft beer, it may not be cool to order a pint of bitter anymore—but a good British beer will always have its place.

12/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

10 Best Pubs

Houston’s Best Pub Breakfasts

These traditional English breakfasts will have you full till teatime.

12/31/2013 By Robb Walsh

Hearth & Haven

Houston’s 10 Coziest Pubs

Where will you hunker down this winter? Try 10 of Houston’s best spots for some hearty food and a pint of bitter.

12/31/2013 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

Lay Off!

The Complicated History of the Frito Pie

New Mexicans think it was invented in Santa Fe; Texans, in San Antonio. When Anthony Bourdain calls it “warm crap in a bag,” who should be insulted?

12/31/2013 By Robb Walsh

For Auld Lang Syne

Canning and Cake Baking: What Are Your New Year's Food Resolutions?

We asked our readers their New Year's resolutions when it comes to food, drink, and dining.

12/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Outside the Bowl

Our 5 Favorite Vietnamese Noodle Soups That Aren't Pho

Broaden your noodle horizons with some of these Vietnamese classics.

12/31/2013 By Robb Walsh

2013 Top 5 List

Not Your Typical Tacos

They're not "gourmet," they're just good.

12/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

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