Frozen in time

Houston's Most Nostalgic Ice Creams

Ah, those halcyon summer days in the buggy yard, the grass collecting in the kiddie pool, the ice cream truck’s jingle carrying on the breeze.

05/31/2021 By Timothy Malcolm, Gwendolyn Knapp, and Joanna O'Leary

Weekly Roundup

Food News: Healthy Options Abound at Montrose's Vibrant

Plus, Petite Sweets bows out, and get ready for Oktoberfest.

08/27/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Go Greek

My New Gyro: JCI Grill’s Greek Dog

Gyro meat and a hot dog are a winning combination.

04/25/2018 By Joanna O'Leary

Editor's Picks

Where to Find Your Favorite Foods from Back Home Right Here

Whether you're in search of Detroit-style dogs, Chicago deep-dish or Natchitoches meat pies, you'll find them in Houston.

12/29/2016 By Alice Levitt

Hot Dog!

Meet the Mexidog, Your New Favorite Indulgence

The Sonoran dog gets beefed up at Habanera and the Gringo.

06/14/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor's Picks

Houston's Half-Century Club: The Best of the Old Guard

Celebrating those stalwart spots still going strong after half a century

06/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cheap Eats

Sugar Rush: Decadent Desserts Under $4

What to skip (macarons) and what to get (cake balls) at Houston’s sweetest shops

05/31/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: Oct. 3-9

A tale of two triumphant returns.

10/09/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

A Dog's World

Houston Hot Dogs in Flux

As the Coney fades, a bunch of new dogs are competing to replace it.

01/02/2014 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

Hot Dog!

Barking Up the Right Coney at JCI

Matt Marcus is the latest chef to create his own hot dog for James Coney Island.

08/21/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get 'Em While They're Hot

Get Your 90-Cent Coneys at JCI!

James Coney Island celebrates its 90th anniversary with 90-cent hot dogs all day.

07/18/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

James Coney Island

Dogs of Yore

How two immigrant brothers from Greece turned a Houston hot dog stand into a 90-year success story.

07/01/2013 By Robb Walsh