Ice House

Houston Restaurant Menus Got You Experiencing Déjà Food?

You're not alone—though who can argue against the merits of fancy chicken-fried steak or red velvet pancakes?

04/17/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Crisp & Salty

Why Are the Fries at Tony Mandola's So Good?

Chef Juan Arellano reveals his secret.

03/22/2017 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

You Won't Find Your Grandma's Gulf Coast Cuisine at These Two New Restaurants

Ritual and Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors are redefining Gulf Coast cooking with modern menus and highly local ingredients.

03/21/2017 By Alice Levitt

More Than a Mollusk

First Bite: The Pearl Restaurant & Bar

The Sam Houston Hotel's restaurant is a shiny new surprise.

02/22/2017 By Alice Levitt

Lazy Sunday

The Prix-Fixe Brunch at Holley's Is Your Key to Sunday Success

From biscuits to bread pudding (with filet and foie gras in between), the Midtown favorite scores big.

01/16/2017 By Alice Levitt

recipes

Star Ingredient of the Season: Redfish

How to eat (and cook) one of the Gulf's greatest hits.

10/14/2016 By Victoria Haneveer

Go Gulf

First Bite: Third Coast

We dig into the new fine dining in the heart of the Texas Medical Center.

10/13/2016 By Mai Pham

Local Bowl

Sustainability Is Key for Seaside Poké

The pop-up is working toward a brick-and-mortar location—and local fish.

09/14/2016 By Alice Levitt

Along the Briny Beach

This Weekend Only in San Leon: $20 All-You-Can-Eat Oysters

Celebrate the end of oysters season in a truly Texan way: by devouring every last one.

04/27/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tipping the Scales

Fried Day: Whole Gulf Snapper at The Woodlands' New Westin

With an all-local ethos, Current's fried fish is just on time.

03/25/2016 By Alice Levitt

The World is Your Oyster

Happy Hour of the Week: The Oyster Apocalypse at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar

What may sound like a sci-fi shellfish horror film is actually Monday's best happy hour.

03/24/2016 By Megha Tejpal

The Best Coast

The Houstonian’s Essential Guide to Gulf Seafood

From fresh shrimp and oysters to blue crabs and golden tilefish, we have it all here in Houstonia. Here's where to find the best seafood on the best coast.

03/01/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Better with Butter

To-Die-For Recipe: Brennan’s Pasta Ellen

Cook like the pros.

03/01/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Seafood

Cooked to Oyster

There’s a bright side for bivalve buffs who’d rather not eat oysters raw.

03/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Gulf Seafood Guide

The Perils of Taking Gulf Seafood for Granted

If you want to really eat local, it’s the last wild food you’ll find in abundance.

03/01/2016 By Alice Levitt

Gulf Seafood Guide

Meet the Fleet: 6 Gulf Species You Should Know

According to our experts, these are some of the best local fish to bag at your favorite seafood market.

03/01/2016 By Alice Levitt Illustrations by Kyle Fewell

Seafood

Four Spots for the Freshest Fish in Galveston (and One in Bolivar!)

From the Strand to the Seawall, these are the top places to try coastal cuisine on the actual coast.

03/01/2016 By Robb Walsh

Seafood

Cajun or Creole, Here’s Your Go-to Bowl of Gumbo

Where to find the best bowls of Houston’s favorite seafood stew.

03/01/2016 By Robb Walsh

Gulf Seafood Guide

Ceviche City: Gulf Fish Goes Raw

What better way to enjoy fresh-from-the-water catches than in crudo form?

03/01/2016 By Alice Levitt

Gulf Seafood Guide

Catch of the Day: Houston’s 7 Best Seafood Markets

From Spring to Seabrook, here’s where to scoop up the best Gulf fish.

03/01/2016 By Alice Levitt