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With Classic Cocktails, The Journey Is Not The Destination

A few weeks back I was sitting at the Anvil Bar in Houston, picking at a few well-seasoned, tender lamb meatballs and sipping on a Sazerac—my drink of choice whenever I check out a new craft cocktail bar. It's my yardstick. One I'm intimately familiar with. A classic drink simple enough that any bartender should have its recipe down to muscle memory, but complex enough that the difference between a perfect one and a just ok one comes down to the fine points of finesse. More

A Tour of Houston's Chinatown with Randy Evans and Van Pham

In Houston, "Chinatown" should probably more aptly be named "Asiatown," or perhaps even "Vietnam-town," as the population there is by no means solely Chinese. I might suggest calling it "Little Saigon," but there's nothing little about it either. Occupying a 6 square mile area, it's bigger than New York's Chinatown, Little Italy, Soho, Lower East Side, East Village, West Village, Flatiron District, and Tribeca combined. Heck, there are single mega-supermarkets in Houston's chinatown that are big enough to house the entirety of New York's Chinatown. Bigger doesn't always mean better, but in this case I can say that the Vietnamese food in Houston's Chinatown is some of the finest I've had anywhere outside of Vietnam. More

Do You Do "Big Breakfasts"?

Delicious as this plate was, all I could think to myself was, "my god, when was the last time a person actually finished this thing?" Am I alone here? Any big breakfast eaters out there? Tell us about the biggest breakfast you've ever had! More

College Tours: Where to Eat Near Rice University, Houston

Rice is situated near the heart of Houston, which boasts some of the best and most diverse eating options in the country. Chinese, Cuban, French, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese eateries are represented, and often more than one of each, plus there are several cafés including a dedicated crêperie. More

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