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

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

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

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

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

Winner Winner: Chicken Dinner

The year that fried chicken went upscale

12/30/2013 By Robb Walsh

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

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

Urban Farming

Plant It Forward

Subscribe to the smartest CSA in Houston.

12/17/2013 By Robb Walsh

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

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

Retail Food Shops

Expanding Your Cheese Horizons

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

12/11/2013 By Robb Walsh