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

Intersections

The Fresh Strip of Bellaire

The busy stretch of Bellaire Boulevard just inside the 610 Loop boasts a vibrant mix of shops, restaurants and community-oriented spaces.

04/28/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

No Accounting for Taste

What Were the Real Best Bites at the Big Taste of Houston?

Houstonia's critic compares her favorites at the Big Brothers Big Sisters event to the judges' picks.

04/25/2016 By Alice Levitt

Gluttony Becomes Us

What We Learned at the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair

A look at the highs and lows of the event's Grand Tasting.

04/11/2016 By Alice Levitt

No Fooling

It’s Food Fest Season!

Put on your stretchy pants, because April is all about the eating.

04/01/2016 By Mai Pham

On the Line

Step Off the Light Rail and Into One of These Hidden Food Gems

An array of appealing meals awaits via public transportation.

02/26/2016 By Kate Adams

Editor's Picks

The 10 Heights Restaurants You Should Be Eating at Right Now

Houston’s hottest dining neighborhood is only getting hotter.

02/10/2016 By Alice Levitt

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Valentine's Pas de Deux at Haras Hacienda

An equestrian show after dinner isn't the only thing that sets this Magnolia inn apart.

02/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

News

New Restaurant to Replace the Brewpub Originally Slated for the Heights

In place of the planned brewpub, look for Ritual—a restaurant and tap room—to debut this March.

01/26/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Shooting from the Hip

Here's a List of the Houston Restaurants and Grocery Stores Allowing Open Carry

Some restaurants are offering open-carry discounts as of Jan. 1 while others are banning weapons altogether.

12/30/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

First Look

State of Grace is Houston's Newest It Spot

With Southern style and a Houston heartbeat, this trendy restaurant is a welcome addition to River Oaks.

12/03/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Holiday 2015

Gift Guide: What to Buy Your Favorite Houston Foodies

For that friend who won't stop raving about Cuchara's tamales, Bobby Heugel's Facebook posts and appropriate tipping .

12/03/2015 By Layne Lynch

Bayougraphy

Video: Behind the Scenes with Tony Vallone

After 50 years in the Houston restaurant business, Tony’s still got it.

11/03/2015 Videography by Bryan Lozano

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: Oct. 24-30

Seafood lovers, listen up.

10/30/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Vegged Out

Top 5 Places to Try for World Vegetarian Day

It’s a happy day for veggie lovers, so why not make your stomach happy as well?

10/01/2015 By Marianella Orlando

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: August 15-21

Second locations for favorites old and new

08/21/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ampersand and Plus Sign

A Handy Guide to Houston's Provisions

A very occasional series

08/20/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Summer Lovin'

Celebrate Out of the Box: Date Night

Treat your sweet to Movies on the Lawn at Tiny Boxwood's where Saturday nights are reserved for the classics.

08/19/2015 By Megha Tejpal

See Food

Dinner at Vallone’s: Plan Ahead For Extra Panache

You may have had whole fish, but you've never had it set on fire and chipped out of a salt dome at your table.

08/18/2015 By Joanna O'Leary

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: August 8-14

A soft opening for Southern Goods and a hard stop for Commonwealth

08/14/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt