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Tacos at La Fondita Michoacán

Best Restaurants for Lunch in the Heights — by a Longtime Resident

Posted: June 28, 2019 at 10:00 am   /   Barbecue, Burgers, Food Finds, Lunch, Mexican, Tacos, Tex-Mex, Thai, Vegetarian

Having lived and worked in the Heights for almost 15 years, I’ve eaten a lot of lunches in what was Houston’s first suburb. Initially, good options were limited: walk-up fast-food joint Someburger, the now-shuttered Dacapo’s and Triple A, and Tex-Mex classic Teotihuacan, which is still serving a comforting array of fajitas, enchiladas, and shrimp dishes. […]

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tacos from the Taco Stop

Some of the Best Houston Tacos Are Now at — a Gas Station?

Posted: May 13, 2019 at 3:13 pm   /   Food Finds, Tacos, Tex-Mex

Some dining experiences are essential to understanding Houston food culture. For example, visiting Tacos Tierra Caliente for a couple of warm corn tortillas filled with tender lengua (beef tongue) or juicy barbacoa, crisp onion and fresh cilantro, then walking across the street to West Alabama Ice House for a cold beer. It’s practically an initiation rite for […]

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Essential Dishes: Where to Eat the Best Fajitas in Houston

Posted: April 10, 2019 at 10:20 am   /   Food Finds, Tex-Mex

The Essential Dishes of Houston Series so far: Essential Dishes: Best Steaks in Houston Essential Dishes: Best Burgers in Houston Essential Dishes: Best Poke in Houston Essential Dishes: Best Fried Chicken in Houston Essential Dishes: Best Ramen in Houston Essential Dishes: Best Chicken Fried Steak in Houston Essential Dishes: Best Brisket in Houston Houston is […]

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April Fools! Popular Beer Gardens Turn Into Tex-Mex Restaurants for One Night Only

Posted: April 1, 2019 at 7:58 am   /   Food Finds, Holidays, Tex-Mex

King’s Bierhaus at 2044 East TC Jester and King’s Biergarten at 1329 East Broadway in Pearland are saying goodbye to their lederhosen and German food — but only for a day and just for fun. On April 1, starting at 5 p.m., both restaurants are transforming into “King’s Cantina.” Honest and for true, both are […]

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First Bite: Blanco Tacos + Tequila

Posted: December 19, 2018 at 12:54 pm   /   Food Finds, Mexican, Tex-Mex

Sam Fox, the multiple-time James Beard Award-nominated serial restaurateur of Phoenix-based Fox Restaurant Concepts just opened the fifth iteration of his Tex-Mex restaurant, Blanco Tacos + Tequila, in the Galleria. The chic digs reside next to Fig and Olive and just below Nobu in what is undoubtedly some of the city’s most exclusive (and, probably, […]

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