Up in Smoke

First Bite: Midtown BBQ

Is the new 'cue joint on Bagby just the first in a long line?

05/26/2016 By Alice Levitt

Brunch Goals

Taking #SundayFunday to a Bloody New Level

Six restaurants went head-to-head in this year's Bloody Mary showdown at our boozy brunch street party.

04/27/2016 With Jenna K. White

BBQ

Biting Into Black Restaurant Week at Ray's BBQ Shack

It's worth a trip to the OST for a discounted taste of gas station ribs.

04/06/2016 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Steakhouses Never Change—But Should They?

At Killen’s and the newest Pappas Bros., two modern steakhouses struggle with the pressures of contemporary cuisines and crowds.

03/31/2016 By Alice Levitt

Taco Travels

Yes, There Is a Taco Worth the Drive to Austin

At Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ, a dual focus on both brisket and tortillas pays off.

03/10/2016 By Nicholas L. Hall

BBQ

Is Great Texas Barbecue Still Great Without a Line?

The spiffy new, 4,200-square-foot location of Gatlin’s BBQ in Oak Forest raises the question.

03/01/2016 By Alice Levitt

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb. 26–28

Houston Symphony plays Benny Goodman's hits, artist MPA takes us on a trip to Mars, the Rodeo kicks off with the Bar-B-Que Championship, The Sleeping Beauty twirls into the Houston Ballet, and pianist Christopher McKiggan plays a dual piano set.

02/24/2016 By Nick Esquer

Food Fight

The Great Houstonia BBQ vs. Tex-Mex Bracket: The Championship Round

Pappasito's takes on The Brisket House in our final round of voting.

02/22/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Food Fight

The Great Houstonia BBQ vs. Tex-Mex Bracket: Final Four

Pappasito's or Ninfa's? The Brisket House or Killen's?

02/19/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Food Fight

The Great Houstonia BBQ vs. Tex-Mex Bracket: Elite Eight

Pappasito's or El Real? The Brisket House or Brooks' Place? The decision is yours.

02/18/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Under 100

100 Miles or Less: La Grange

It's more than just the title of an overplayed ZZ Top song; it's the gateway to the Hill Country.

02/17/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Food Fight

The Great Houstonia BBQ vs. Tex-Mex Bracket: Sweet Sixteen

Ninfa's or El Tiempo? Killen's or CorkScrew? Help us narrow down the city's top two cuisines into one, must-have meal.

02/17/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor's Picks

The 10 Heights Restaurants You Should Be Eating at Right Now

Houston’s hottest dining neighborhood is only getting hotter.

02/10/2016 By Alice Levitt

Under 100

100 Miles or Less: Go Crazy for Crawfish in Crosby

Forget barbecue pilgrimages—this time of year calls for a crawfish crawl.

02/09/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Authentic Chinese

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Chinese Food Offerings All Over the Map

Kick off the Year of the Monkey at five of the city’s most authentic restaurants for Peking duck, dim sum and more.

02/05/2016 By Alice Levitt

Click Bait

Texas Food Truths BuzzFeed Has Failed to Understand

Put down the sour cream and back away from the breakfast tacos.

01/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Brother Bones

The Harlem Globetrotters Dribble at Killen's Barbecue

What does a stunt basketball team have in common with a barbecue legend? More than you think.

01/28/2016 By Ellie Sharp

Under 100

100 Miles or Less: The "Painted" Churches You May Have Missed

The oldest Catholic church in Fayette County sits high on Hostyn Hill, while another holds a treasure trove of recovered Old World masterpieces.

12/15/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Turkey Day

Celebrate Out of the Box: Thanksgiving

This year, let someone else do the cooking with a gourmet Thanksgiving feast at one of these Houston area favorites.

11/24/2015 By Megha Tejpal

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: Sept. 19-25

Two new barbecue joints bring two new beginnings for two talented pitmasters.

09/25/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt