Chili Gravy

How Molina's Cantina Helped Invent Tex-Mex Cuisine

The restaurant is celebrating its 75th birthday, but these menus show that the more things change, the more they remain the same.

09/09/2016 By Alice Levitt

Porky's Revenge

Where Do Chefs Eat in Oaxaca? El Mangalito

Don't miss the "comedor familiar" in the suburb of Zaachila.

08/26/2016 By Alice Levitt

Being Green

Tex Mex Tuesday: Skinny Rita's Grille

Slimming down a notoriously Rubenesque cuisine.

08/09/2016 By Alice Levitt

All Aflame

What to Try From Ninfa's on Navigation's New Wood-Burning Oven

The four best reasons to let Alex Padilla take a spin with his tasty new toy.

06/23/2016 By Alice Levitt

Rebranding

Saying Adios to a Montrose Mexican Favorite After 14 Years

Maria Selma may be closing on July 2, but owner Rene Hidalgo has something else up his sleeve.

06/05/2016 By Marene Gustin

Serving Fish

Swimming in Seafood at Peska's Brunch

Start Sunday with a little love from Poseidon—and chef Omar Pereney.

06/03/2016 By Alice Levitt

Mountain High

Things To Eat in Denver When You're Alive

It's not all special brownies and craft beer in Convention City.

05/25/2016 By Alice Levitt

Still Mex-Mex

Celebrate All Seven Regions For Cinco de Mayo at Pico's

Perfect margaritas and make-your-own guac is just the beginning.

05/04/2016 By Alice Levitt

Southwestern Surprise

First Bite: Edgar's Hermano at the Whitehall

Where has exceptional chef Silvia Couvarrubias been hiding? At the old Crowne Plaza Downtown.

05/02/2016 By Alice Levitt

Editor's Picks

Where to Eat Right Now in Sharpstown

From Ethiopian to halal fried chicken to the best mall food court you've ever seen, Sharpstown's culinary offerings shouldn't be overlooked.

04/29/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

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

Stay Frosty

11 Drinks Every Houstonian Must Know

It's not just the air conditioning that gets us through the summers—it's the cold drinks, too.

04/07/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Houston—One Plate at a Time

Rick Bayless Is Cooking in The Woodlands

The celebrity chef talks Tex-Mex, Houston and what Mexican food you should be eating.

03/07/2016 By Alice Levitt

Fast Food Fever

Tex Mex Tuesday: In Praise of Pollo

Why we aren't embarrassed to love El Pollo Loco.

02/16/2016 By Alice Levitt

Tex-Mex Tuesday

Sizzling Short Ribs at Taqueria El Tapatio

An extensive menu and killer jukebox await at this beefy Mexican spot.

12/22/2015 By Alice Levitt

Tex-Mex Tuesday

Alicia's Mexican Grille Shares Its Family Secrets

This Houston chain owes its success to a surprising menu and a family's hard work.

09/22/2015 By Sara Samora

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: Mexico

Mexican opera, norteño nightclubs and, of course, fútbol

09/01/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Restaurant Review

Are You Being Servered?

At Peska and La Grange, in praise of waitstaffs that keep their distance.

08/04/2015 By Scott Vogel

Cheap Dates

Happy Hour of the Week: Caracol

A dozen roasted oysters for $12, and other compelling reasons to come to Caracol.

05/21/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Go Fish

Celebrate Ceviche Season at La Fisheria

It's time to start seeking respite in the cool, crisp, clean flavors of ceviche.

03/31/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt