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Meet movers and shakers of Houston wine scene

  By Dale Robertson May 16, 2016   Photo: Gary Coronado, Staff Marcus Gausepohl has left Mark's American Cuisine, which is closing this month, for Brennan's.   Despite our oil-price doldrums, the Houston wine scene keeps hopping, and it's way past time for me to get you caught up on ...


Houston’s Classic Old-Time Restaurant Does Not Disappoint: Distinctive Dishes and Confident Service Still Matter

By James Brock 04.27.16   Brennan’s of Houston is a fine place. I always enjoy my visits there, whether sitting at the bar with a glass of wine or having dinner in one of the restaurant’s dining rooms. It’s the perfect place to take a certain kind of guest — my aunt ...


The 14 Best Brunch Dishes & Drinks in Houston

By Robin Sussman | April 25, 2016   Best Biscuit BrunchBarrel up to the biscuit bar weekends at Punk’s Simple Southern Food in Rice Village for fluffy buttermilk biscuits stuffed with sausage and cheese; fried chicken with spicy mayo and dill pickles; and bacon, egg and cheese. Those in the know go ...


29 Best Bets for Houston's Freshest Seafood

 By Robin Sussman / April 18, 2016  'Tis the season for sweet Florida stone crabs, spicy crawfish, soft-shell crabs, fresh Gulf shrimp and wild salmon. Whether you're looking for locally caught fish or something more exotic, here's where to get your seafood fix while the getting's good.     Raw ...


Brennan's of Houston New Menu

By Jodie Eisenhardt @foodiehouston Brennan's of Houston / New Menu Cuisine: Creole Texas-Style Executive Chef: Danny Trace 3300 Smith Street / 713.522.9711 / www.BrennansHouston.com Lunch: Mon-Fri, 11 am - 2 pm; Dinner: Mon-Sun, 5:45 - 10 pm; Brunch: Sat, 11 am - 2 pm, and Sun, 10 am - 2 ...


Southern Food Steps It Up with These Creative Spins

By Jenn Rice, Special for USA TODAY / Published on April 4, 2016 In Texas, two exceptional Southern staples make up the Louisiana Crawfish and Waffles dish at Brennan’s of Houston. Normally paired with fried chicken, chef Danny Trace adds a playful spin with crawfish and Andouille sausage served over ...


Houston Restaurants That Serve Gulf and Other Domestic Seafood — and Why You Should Care

By Phaedra Cook Monday, April 4, 2016 7 a.m.       It would seem logical that because of higher transportation costs, imported fish and shrimp would be more costly than local. As with many imported goods, though, that's often not the case. Regarding imported seafood, the reasons why is ...


Get a Leg Up on Lamb (recipe)

By Robin Barr Sussman Springtime means glorious weather, a fresh new bundle of produce and lamb. For those of you who are a bit sheepish about the best way to cook this sweetly fragrant, earthy-flavored "other red meat," here are three lamb recipes from local restaurants. Get cooking, chop chop! ...


Meatless Monday: Digging Texas Creole at Brennan's

By Megha Tejpal  3/28/2016 at 11:33 a.m. Thank outside the vegetable plate with a vegetarian prix-fixe menu at Brennan's.  Brennan's may be known for its turtle soup, but we think the meatless honey butternut squash soup is just as attractive. A Steakhouse's Dreaded Seasonal Vegetable Plate is perhaps every vegetarian's worst ...


Houston’s So Raw: The 10 Best Restaurants for Raw Seafood

By Phaedra Cook Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:22 a.m. As Houston diners have become more sophisticated, so have their tastes. Just 30 years ago, sushi was regarded as adventurous and the vast majority of available oysters were the big, nonspecific ones from the Gulf. Thanks to the educational efforts ...