Best coffee in Houston – Catalina and Blacksmith

I make a lot of promises to myself with the goal of self improvement – I’m going to run more. I’m going to wake up earlier. I’m going to make my bed every morning. Despite my best intentions, most of these goals are either not sustained for very long or fail immediately (what can I…

NOLA: my favorite place to eat

A lot of people seem to have difficulty identifying exactly what “American” food is, and what typical American dishes are. Traditional foods from other places in the world are more obvious. Italy has pasta and pizza, France has cheese and wine, India has an incredible varieties of curries. But most people, Americans and other alike,…

Pondicheri

Houston is pretty well known for it diverse selection of really cheap “ethnic” food. (I’ve never really known what people mean when they say ethnic food, but for now, let’s assume it means anything non-western). A lot of this ethnic food is in west Houston, about a 30 to 40 minute drive from where I…

Uchi

If there is one thing the food blogosphere does not need, it is another review of Uchi. In the 12 months it has been open in Houston, the restaurant has already received more Yelp reviews than almost any restaurant in the city. Many will stiffen at my reference to Yelp as a source for restaurant…