Holiday Shopping

The Cheese Board: The Perfect Party Appetizer

Try the deli at Spec's Downtown store for a great selection of imported cheeses.

11/15/2013 By Robb Walsh

Eat Local Seafood

Chicken-Fried Flounder

November is flounder season—what's your favorite way to eat it?

11/14/2013 By Robb Walsh

Chinatown

Jing-Style at Xiong's Cafe

The eight great Chinese cooking styles

11/13/2013 By Robb Walsh

Tex-Mex Legends

Cheesy Old Larry's

Get the cheese enchiladas in chili with a fried egg.

11/11/2013 By Robb Walsh

An Old New Orleans Recipe

Rich as Rockefeller

Sort of like Escargots à la Bourguignonne, only with oysters.

11/07/2013 By Robb Walsh

Brazil's National Cocktail

Caipirinha: The Hillbilly Highball

A cocktail that's difficult to spell and impossible to pronounce, especially after drinking a few

11/06/2013 By Robb Walsh

21st Century Pub Food

The New Brit-Indo-Tex-Mex at Red Lion Pub

The pub's tandoori chicken quesadillas take creolization to uncharted waters.

11/05/2013 By Robb Walsh

Eat Texas Bivalves

Oyster Season Soft Opening

Welcome rains keep the conditional areas closed on opening day.

11/04/2013 By Robb Walsh

French Restaurants

Étoile's Anniversary Bargain

A stunning four-course pre-fixe dinner for $68

11/01/2013 By Robb Walsh

Recipes

Recipe: Spaghetti Carbonara

You probably already have all the ingredients you need to make an easy version of this dish in your refrigerator.

10/31/2013 By Robb Walsh

Best of Houstonia

Top 10 Houston Spaghetti List

The best places to get your pasta fix

10/31/2013 By Robb Walsh Photography by Tam Vo

Restaurant Review

The Spaghetti Cognoscenti

For a contrarian’s Thanksgiving, spaghetti in tomato sauce is a shining example of the “Columbian Exchange."

10/31/2013 By Robb Walsh

City on a Hill

Let’s Talk “Houstonization”

A once-dirty word gets a new meaning

10/31/2013 By Robb Walsh

The Terlingua Tradition

A Bowl of Red

A New York chili recipe worth remembering

10/31/2013 By Robb Walsh

Tony Bourdain on Frito Pie

Warm Crap in a Bag

Frito Pie is our traditional Halloween Dinner. Who cares what Tony Bourdain thinks?

10/30/2013 By Robb Walsh

Dining: I-10 East

Dirty Beans at AL-T's

There’s a Cajun joint in Winnie you need to try.

10/29/2013 By Robb Walsh

Seasonal Treats

Pomegranate: Ancient SuperFruit

September through February is pomegranate season.

10/28/2013 By Robb Walsh

Oyster Boat Bycatch

Bigorneaux, Whelks or Oyster Drills

The oyster predator tastes a lot like escargot.

10/25/2013 By Robb Walsh

Rants & Recipes

Stewing It Over

Texas oysters are getting a raw deal.

10/24/2013 By Robb Walsh

Texas Oyster Fishery

Deadliest Catch: Galveston Bay

Transplanting spat on a salty day can be a challenge.

10/23/2013 By Robb Walsh