Viva Mexico!

Food News: Mexican Independence Day Means Chiles En Nogada

Plus, pull out your favorite board game for Dish Society's game night.

09/10/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Alternative Proteins

Watching Hugo Ortega Work Might Convince You To Try Ants

Chef Ortega demonstrated his work with insects at UH.

02/20/2018 By Cory Garcia

All Hallow's Feast

Superstar Chefs Raise Harvey Funds With Masquerade Ball

Celebrate the season and help Houston Hospitality Employee Relief Fund in one delicious swoop.

10/20/2017 By Anita Gomez

Best Restaurants 2017

Houston's 10 Best New Restaurants

Not surprisingly in a town known as Mutt City, it’s an eclectic bunch.

08/21/2017 By Alice Levitt Photography by Cooper + Ricca

Restaurant Review

Are the Latest Endeavors from Beard-Recognized Chefs at Xochi and The Pass Worthy of a Medal?

The newest offerings from Houston's top chefs provide much food for thought.

07/18/2017 By Alice Levitt

Editor's Picks

10 Brand-New Downtown Restaurants to Dine at Right Now

There's never been a better time to brave the one-way streets and parking meters: Downtown has dressed up for dinner.

06/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

On the Line

Make Your Brunch Reservations at Xochi Now

With Oaxacan delicacies, special cocktails and face-painting, the brand-new buffet is going to be a hot ticket.

03/15/2017 By Alice Levitt

Bringing it Home

Favor Debuts ‘Chef’s Club’ Featuring Specials From Houston Culinary Stars

Top restaurants are offering upscale treats delivered to your door.

02/10/2017 By Emily Juhasz

Food News

Xochi Is Now Open at the Marriott Marquis

Downtown's most anticipated restaurant opening of 2017 is here.

01/31/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tlayuda Time

Hugo's Owners Are Bringing Upscale Oaxacan to Downtown

It's hard to find the beloved Mexican cuisine in Houston — next month, that will change.

12/16/2016 By Alice Levitt

Downtown Bites

Full Lineup of New Convention Center Restaurants Announced

Spoiler alert: Hugo Ortega's finally coming downtown.

07/21/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

The World's a Buffet

Why We Love Sunday Brunch at Hugo's

When a Beard-nominated chef offers you a buffet, you eat it.

04/13/2016 By Alice Levitt

Awards Season

Two Finalist Nods for Houston in the 2015 James Beard Awards

Plus: two exciting nominations for our sister magazines in Portland and Seattle

03/24/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2014

The Five Hottest Chefs of 2014

The heat is on in the city's best restaurants, and these five pros are responsible for turning it up.

09/30/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt Illustrations by Sebastian Gomez de la Torre

Mexican & Margaritas

Houston's Top 10 Regional Mexican Restaurants

Take an impressive culinary tour of Mexico without ever leaving the city limits.

06/30/2014 By Robb Walsh

Farm to Table

Squash Blossom Season Is in Full Bloom at Hugo's

The delicate yellow flowers are an annual favorite at chef Hugo Ortega's regional Mexican restaurant.

06/11/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Awards Season

Houston Chefs Named Semifinalists for 2014 James Beard Awards

Three Houston chefs recognized as semifinalists for prestigious dining prize.

02/19/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Mexican Food

Caracol's Tangerine Snapper Ceviche

Pucker up: there's a tart new ceviche in town.

01/24/2014 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

Profiles

Gloria Days

Longtime employee Gloria Ware reflects on three decades of change at Backstreet Cafe.

10/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt