Autumn Leaves

Craving Fall? Salisbury Steak at Max's Wine Dive Will Help You Pretend

A dish rarely seen at restaurants means you can at least eat like the season is changing.

11/04/2016 By Alice Levitt

Plantain Wishes

Cuban Comfort in Rice Village

Lunchtime provides a break from formality at El Meson Restaurant.

04/04/2016 By Alice Levitt

Brrrrrrrrr

Where to Find 4 of Houston's Best Cold-Weather Comfort Foods

Perk up with a bowl of pozole—we've got the perfect place.

11/29/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Breakfasts 2015

The Breakfast Klub: An Odyssey

What to expect when you’re expecting to wait.

05/03/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Comfort Food

Grilled Cheese, Four Ways

Four restaurants offer very different, yet very Houstonian, takes on the comfort food classic.

02/16/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Comfort Food

Houston’s 5 Best Fancy Mac ‘n’ Cheeses

For those days (and nights) when that little blue box in your pantry just isn’t enough.

02/16/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Comfort Food

The 5 Best Chicken Fried Steaks in Houston

In Texas, a good chicken fried steak isn’t hard to find, but these five places have elevated the craft to a fine art.

02/16/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Comfort Food

Meet Houston’s Kings of Comfort

Michael Shine and his sons have found success in the simple things—in some cases, making those simple things just a little snazzier.

02/16/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Feature

A Houstonian’s Guide to Comfort Food

We’ve grilled the experts for the best in grilled cheese, fried our brains thinking about the best fried chicken, and driven ourselves silly over chili.

02/15/2015

Comfort Food

Recipe: The Creamiest Grits

No shortcuts or instant mixes here, but your hard work will pay off.

02/15/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Comfort Food

Recipe: Bacon-Braised Greens

As with most things in life, the answer is bacon.

02/15/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Comfort Food

Recipe: Nana’s No-Fail Cornbread

To help you master this Southern staple, our dining editor spills her great-grandmother’s secrets.

02/15/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Comfort Food

Houston’s 5 Best Diners

If you don’t have a go-to spot for bountiful breakfasts and endless coffee, you’re missing out.

02/15/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Comfort Food

Houston’s 5 Best Fried Chicken Spots

When it comes to fried chicken, everyone comes with a bias—but these five Houston favorites might make you throw away Grandma’s recipe card once and for all.

02/15/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Comfort Food

Comfort Clash: Who Serves the Best Comfort Food?

From chili to chicken & waffles, shrimp ’n’ grits to chocolate pie, Houston’s finest purveyors of comfort food square off.

02/15/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Comfort Food

Another Chicken & Waffles Contender Enters the Octagon

Jonathan's the Rub has added the popular special to the menu on a full-time basis.

02/11/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Note

Citius, Altius, Comfortius

As The Divine Comedy shows, there is no infirmity that cannot be assuaged by comfort food.

02/08/2015 By Scott Vogel

Newsfix

Video: Best Houston Spots for Comfort Food

A sneak peek at our February issue, on newsstands now

02/06/2015

The Cheesiest

The Making of the Mac 'n' Cheese: Luby's Shares Its Recipe

Put the blue box away and try your hand at Luby's old-fashioned mac 'n' cheese recipe.

02/02/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

We Want You

Beans in Chili—Yes or No? Take Our Comfort Food Survey

When it comes to comfort food, we want to know what matters most to you—so tell us.

12/04/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt