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

Lunch Spots

First Look at The Heights General Store

The new grocery store/cafe serves gumbo and sandwiches.

12/10/2013 By Robb Walsh

Breakfast Spots

A Western Omelet at Frank's Grill

The argument over the Western omelet has never been settled.

12/09/2013 By Robb Walsh

Restaurant Openings

First Look at Bradley Ogden's Funky Chicken

Fast-casual chicken and Southern-style sides hit the Heights.

12/06/2013 By Robb Walsh

Nixtamalization for You and Me

Masa for Tamales

Let's get all nerdy on tamales.

12/05/2013 By Robb Walsh

If It Ain't Broke

Butter Biscuits at The Federal Grill

The Federal Grill is still serving David Grossman's amazing biscuits.

12/04/2013 By Robb Walsh

Gumbo Variations

Duck Soup

Smoked duck and andouille sausage gumbo at Rainbow Lodge

12/03/2013 By Robb Walsh

Young ’Uns

Where a Kid Can Be a Kid

Quit interrogating your kids about what they want for Christmas. Take them window shopping instead.

12/01/2013 By Robb Walsh

Restaurants

Mall You Can Eat: The Galleria's 5 Best Restaurants

All that shopping making you hungry? Here are our five favorites inside the mall itself.

12/01/2013 By Robb Walsh

Alcohol Anonymous

Champagne: a Blind Taste Test

Which sparkler reigns supreme? We asked seven wine enthusiasts to rate our favorite champagnes.

12/01/2013 By Robb Walsh

Bubbling Over

A Wine Bar Crawl for the Holidays

The holiday season is a great time to check out Houston’s effervescent wine bar scene.

12/01/2013 By Robb Walsh

Chef Hugo Ortega at JCI

Chicken Mole Hot Dog at James Coney Island

The "Holy Mole" hot dog at JCI is tasty but weird.

11/29/2013 By Robb Walsh