Soup of the Day

The Worst Bowl of Restaurant Ramen I Ever Ate

Spicy chicken ramen soup. What was I thinking?

01/09/2014 By Robb Walsh

Creolization

The Best Chicken Fried Steak in Houston Is Vietnamese

Hughie's Tavern and Vietnamese Grille serves its "country fried steak" with spring rolls and fried rice.

01/09/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Smackdown City

Who Makes Houston's Best Gumbo? You Be the Judge

Six of Houston's best chefs compete this Saturday for the best gumbo title.

01/08/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Soup of the Day

Lining Up for Ramen

Expect to wait for your noodles at Ramen Jin in Westchase.

01/07/2014 By Robb Walsh

Cheese Shops

Very Rich and a Little Nutty

I fell in love with a gouda at Murray's on Eldridge Parkway.

01/06/2014 By Robb Walsh

Fast Food Nation

A Fast Food Intervention

How do you know when you've eaten too many Big Macs? When your bank calls you on it.

01/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Chinatown

Crazy for Chinese Seafood

Bellaire Chinatown's seafood madness continues at Hai Cang.

01/03/2014 By Robb Walsh

A Dog's World

Houston Hot Dogs in Flux

As the Coney fades, a bunch of new dogs are competing to replace it.

01/02/2014 By Robb Walsh

Chinatown

Hair of the Dog Ice Cream

From Crown Royal to Bailey's Irish Cream, you can get a cocktail in a waffle cone at Frozen Cafe.

01/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Dem Cooked Ersters

It’s OK to Cook Oysters

Purists say oysters must be eaten on the half shell, but they’re missing out. Here are the best cooked oyster dishes around.

12/31/2013 By Robb Walsh

On the Table

Pearls of the Oyster World

Oystermen have rediscovered the Gulf’s variety—and are providing half-shell oysters that rival the selections found anywhere in the world.

12/31/2013 By Robb Walsh

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