Alice joined Houstonia in November 2015 and has been relishing exploring the city’s vibrant food scene ever since. 

She began her journalism career at age 13 with a cult film criticism ’zine. As an adult, stints with WWE Magazine and EatingWell led to her job as senior food writer at Vermont’s alternative newsweekly, Seven Days, in 2008. In that capacity, she became one of the state’s most well-known TV and radio personalities. Her first book, Vermont: An Explorer’s Guide, was published in 2015.

Alice has won an AltWeekly Award for Best Food Writing, two Daysies for Best Print/Online Journalist, and two "Top Social Foodie" awards from Burlington Social Media Day.

Henry Miller Time

Get Your Passport Stamped at the SaltAir Chef Series

For five weeks, chef Brandi Key invites diners to travel the Tropic of Cancer.

05/30/2017 By Alice Levitt

Fried Yea!

Meet Taiwan's Version of Chicken-Fried Steak at Tainan Bistro

Ji pai doesn't have much in common with the Tex-Mex dish, but you'll love it all the same.

05/30/2017 By Alice Levitt

Tortilla Takedown

Taco Loco Is Taking the Taco to the Next Level

The top five reasons we're excited for the debut of Houstonia's taco smackdown.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

News

A Two-Centimeter Implant Could Change Your Health Forever

How many times have you forgotten to take your meds? Alessandro Grattoni's new developments in nanotechnology could mean that will never happen again.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

Editor's Picks

Veterans Memorial Drive: Houston's Unheralded Food Crawl Destination

Already worked your way down Bellaire Boulevard and Westheimer? This third expanse of asphalt spanning both sides of the Beltway is the new hot dining spot.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Restaurant Review

At Night Market and Maba Pan-Asian Diner, a Fine Fusion of Traditions

Go for the loaded fries, stay for the five-spice-rubbed ribeye and pork belly tacos wrapped in scallion pancakes.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

Candy Mountain

Three Sweet Ways to Celebrate National Candy Month

You'll find everything from vintage treats to global goodies at these sugar stops.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

Pour

You Don't Have to Be a Torah Scholar to Enjoy This Synagogue's Beers

Drop the Dos Equis and try a Dos Aleph instead.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

Alternative Medicine Guide

Seeking Healing With Herbs

"For just about every condition there is in standard medicine," says Houston master herbalist Mark Hammer, "there are answers in Chinese medicine."

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

On the Road

Our Latest Obsession: Silk Road Grill

Houston's first Uzbek restaurant opens in Willowbrook.

05/24/2017 By Alice Levitt

Damascus Dining

Want To Try Syrian Food? It's Nearby at Island Grill

A new location means you're always close to the juice bar and Mediterranean grill.

05/22/2017 By Alice Levitt

Farewell

Hunky Dory and Bernadine's Will Close Next Week

Is anyone surprised?

05/18/2017 By Alice Levitt

By Any Other Name

Journey Into the Yucatan for Dessert at Rosas & Xocolate

The boutique hotel's signature sweet is worth the heat.

05/18/2017 By Alice Levitt

Booze Cruise

The Critic's Notebook: On Drinking

Is restaurant reviewing a road to alcoholism? Not for this critic.

05/17/2017 By Alice Levitt

No Meat, No Problem

Vegetarian Special Occasion? Look No Further Than Kiran's New Sadhya Tasting Menu

Eschew sins of the flesh with an elegant eight-course meal.

05/16/2017 By Alice Levitt

A Toast

First Bite: Cavo

New Greenway café offers sustenance far beyond caffeination.

05/16/2017 By Alice Levitt

Burger Time

First Bite: FM Kitchen and Bar

Chef Ryan Hildebrand follows Triniti with something a bit more casual.

05/16/2017 By Alice Levitt

Edible History

The History of Hushpuppies and How to Make Them

How Native American maize became a Southern food staple.

05/15/2017 By Victoria Haneveer

By the Sea

First Bite: Star Fish

Cherry Pie Hospitality's latest in the Heights focuses on seafood and martinis.

05/11/2017 By Alice Levitt