Restaurant Review

Barbecue Takes a Big, Beefy Step Forward at The Pit Room and Pinkerton’s

The art of the smoker attains an all-new level in Houston's hottest barbecue spots.

06/21/2017 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

At Night Market and Maba Pan-Asian Diner, a Fine Fusion of Traditions

Go for the loaded fries, stay for the five-spice-rubbed ribeye and pork belly tacos wrapped in scallion pancakes.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Big Resumes and Shareable Plates Unite Killen's STQ and Nobie's

The smoky, flavorful fare at Killen's STQ and Nobie's does not disappoint.

04/17/2017 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

Like a Boss

First Bite: Bosscat Kitchen & Libations

Looking to indulge? This new Newport Beach import is the place.

02/27/2017 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Second Time's Also the Charm at Arthur Ave and Pepper Twins

How do the upscale Italian joint and the restaurant bringing Szechuan food to River Oaks compare to their successful predecessors?

02/13/2017 By Alice Levitt

Editor's Picks

Sweeter by the Dozen: 12 Restaurants We Love In Sugar Land

The dining scene in Fort Bend County gets finer by the day.

01/24/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Restaurant Review

A New Wave of French Restaurants Hits Houston

Two gorgeous Gallic eateries, Café Azur and Rise n°2, offer vastly different specialties.

01/23/2017 By Alice Levitt

Editor's Picks

The 10 Best Restaurants for Ladies Who Lunch

Bring your friends to these fancy luncheon locales.

12/29/2016 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Edgar’s Hermano and La Fisheria, Reborn on the Bayou

In new locations with new chefs, two Houston spots are revitalized.

11/21/2016 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

At Toulouse and Taverna, Stars Are Blind

Breaking down the buzz on two new Euro eateries in the River Oaks District

10/24/2016 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Is Houston's First Food Hall Worthy?

Heading down—way down—to review the city’s new subterranean food court, Conservatory.

08/22/2016 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Revisiting Oxheart and Underbelly After Back-to-Back Wins at the Nation's "Food Oscars"

Catching up with Houston’s two most recent James Beard Award–winning restaurants brings mixed results.

07/18/2016 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Do Nice Service and Atmosphere Make a Restaurant Important?

Whether dining Uptown at La Table or in Chinatown at Mein, sometimes the ambience matters as much—if not more—than the food.

04/28/2016 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Reviews

Fusion Can Get Confusing Unless It’s In the Right Hands

Kitchen 713 finds a winning combo, while Izakaya is still tinkering with the mix.

02/05/2016 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Crossing Over: Southern Goods and Brick & Mortar Kitchen

We visit two new foodie destinations, unlikely only at first glance.

11/03/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Note

Sprigs of Sage Advice

Answering three philosophical questions.

09/29/2015 By Scott Vogel

Restaurant Review

Looking for Levure Bakery and Patisserie

This French bakery is far-flung and difficult to find—and absolutely worth it.

07/09/2015 By Scott Vogel

Restaurant Review

Peli Peli’s South African Cuisine Shines at the Galleria

Chef Paul Friedman’s latest location is the stuff of legend.

07/09/2015 By Scott Vogel

Restaurant Review

Believing in Reincarnation (or Trying to) at the Re-Opened El Cantina Superior

The El atones for its past self—but will it be enough?

05/31/2015 By Scott Vogel