Under The Radar

Under The Radar: Make it Your Way at This Sichuan Hot Pot Restaurant in Houston

POSTED: June 6, 2022 AT 2:45 pm   /   Food Finds, Under The Radar

With how diverse Houston is and how many options Houstonians have when it comes to dining out, there are countless opportunities to broaden one’s culinary horizons. Houston Food Finder was invited to try Xiaolongkan, a restaurant at 9600 Bellaire in Asiatown that specializes in Sichuan-style hot pot. Sichuanese food is multifaceted, but most famously known […]

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New Houston Restaurant Pop-Up Focuses on Central Mexican Cuisine

POSTED: April 17, 2019 AT 3:54 pm   /   Bakeries, Food Finds, Mexican, Under The Radar

As a young boy, chef Nicolas Vera — who would later hone his skills at notable Houston restaurants such as Underbelly, Southern Goods and Xochi — would wander the mercados of Veracruz with his mom while sipping tepache, a refreshing beverage made by fermenting pineapple rinds. Those memories now inspire the Tepache Chicken Plate at […]

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Under the Radar: Tuk Tuk Crab In West Houston Offers Unique Takes On Street Food

POSTED: February 20, 2018 AT 8:32 am   /   Featured, Food Finds, Under The Radar

Houston is no stranger to street food-inspired restaurants, but newcomer Tuk Tuk Crab pleasantly breaks the mold with a menu inspired by dishes from Thailand and the Philippines. Located at 6128 Wilcrest, the restaurant named for southeast Asia’s auto rickshaws opened in November 2017, providing an enviable neighborhood dining option for residents of both the […]

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Under the Radar: Maine-ly Sandwiches Offers Much More Than Lobster Rolls

POSTED: January 31, 2018 AT 8:39 am   /   Featured, Food Finds, Under The Radar

Under the Radar is a new series that brings attention to restaurants and bars that haven’t been covered much in the media. That includes up-and-coming restaurants, hidden neighborhood gems or old-school spots that deserve a fresh look. Regulars at Maine-ly Sandwiches know a secret: it’s one of the best places in town to get a […]

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