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Houston's 15 Best Tex Mex Restaurants

Houstonia shares their top 15 Tex Mex restaurants in Houston; Escalante's, El Tiempo, and Teotihuacan are among the favorites. See who else made the cut.

Where to Head for Good Macaroni & Cheese in Houston

Southern comfort food dishes are almost always as versatile as they are satisfying. That's especially true of macaroni and cheese: You can add almost any ingredient to cheese-laden noodles and discover a delicious new dish. And unless you're lactose intolerant, there will be some combination of …

Reader Recs: Best Travel Advice Ever

With a new season of travel just around the corner, we asked our Facebook fans to share the best travel advice they’ve ever received. Their responses ranged from practical tips to inspirational musings.<p><b>Here’s what they had to say:</b><p>To kick things off, Ben C. had wise words for those of us with …

Sears shares jump 6% in early trade

May 21, 2018<br>10:05 AM<p>Bitcoin, the world’s biggest digital currency on Monday, trades higher, punching above $8,500. However, the virtual-currency market more broadly wasn’t faring as well, with most coins kicking off the week in decline.<p>May 21, 2018<br>9:58 AM<p>Shares of chipmakers and component suppliers …

Stock Markets

Will You Be My Valentine, Houston? 10 Reasons to Fall in Love With the City's Food Scene

Here's why.<p>Bernie's Burger Bus is one of many outstanding food truck in the city.<p>Photo by Francisco Montes<p><b>10. Food trucks</b> Though there are seemingly …

Top 5 Cappuccinos in Houston

This new coffee shop on UH's campus is a casual, relaxing abode in which to read a book or get some work done while sipping on a hot cup of coffee …

Top 10 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Dogs love the open patio at Tila's.<p>Photo courtesy Tila's<p><b>10. Tila's</b> Tila Hidalgo's unique Mexican restaurant has imaginative food, strong margaritas …

Chocolate Banana Bread

5 stars based on 87 votes<p>I usually think of banana bread as something to eat for breakfast (or, let’s be honest, something to cut a tiny slice from …

From Banana Muffins to Banana Pancakes: 8 Delicious Ways to Use Up Old Bananas

<b>1. Chai Spiced Banana Bread</b><p>This sophisticated banana bread is subtly infused with warm chai spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Banana Pudding Parfaits</b><p>Banana Pudding is an old-fashioned Southern dessert traditionally made with layers of Nilla wafers, vanilla pudding …

Pommes Dauphinoise (Potatoes au Gratin) Recipe on Food52

Gruyere

Cut the Sugar in 3 Easy Steps

641<p>SHARES<p>Sugar makes us feel so good—that is, until it doesn’t. No one enjoys the cravings, guilt, and health problems that come with being addicted …

Sweet Potatoes

Quinoa Is Weird: Here Are 10 Alternative Grains To Get To Know Instead

A few weeks ago, I committed a grave error in judgement: I announced on twitter that I still don't get quinoa. Responses ranged from "no but you have to try it in a salad" (which, guys, of course I've tried it in a salad, a salad is quinoa's natural habitat) to simply, "f*** you." So listen, before …

Pretzel Bread That's Healthy!

Erin shares such delicious and healthy food on The Law Student's Wife, we couldn't help but ask the same on Food Fanatic. Being Stealthy Healthy is pretty fun -- at least, we think so!<p>Soft and fluffy on the inside, chewy on the outside, and topped with a pinch of kosher salt, Pretzel Bread is hot …

Japanese Noodle Soup

798<p>SHARES<p>You can adapt this light, satisfying soup to your schedule. Done in about five hours, it can continue to simmer in the slow cooker up to …

Slow Cookers

Five Houston Eateries Serving Chocolate for Breakfast

Stop by Melange Creperie for a taste of France.<p>Photo by Jeff Balke<p><b>The Dish:</b> <i>Strawberry, Banana & Nutella Crepe</i> <b>Where to Find It:</b> <i>Melange Creperie Friday</i> …

Three-Herb Cherry Tomato Pizza

2<p>SHARES<p>A par-baked pizza crust will keep for up to two days in the fridge and up to three months in the freezer.<p>2Servings<p>Ingredients<p>11/4 cups …

Road Trip: Maui's Hana Coast

Maui's Hana coast delivers black-sand beaches, plunging waterfalls—and a doozy of a drive.<p>A restorative for mind and body, Maui's Hana coast delivers black-sand beaches, plunging waterfalls—and a doozy of a drive.<p>Peel a fresh mango purchased from a roadside stand, get ukulele music going on the …

Travel Photography

Where to Brunch This Weekend; Burns Suppers Planned

<i>MIDTOWN</i>— Zagat Houston recommends heading to <b>Sparrow Bar + Cookshop</b> for brunch this weekend. "You can score brunch at Sparrow Bar + Cookshop this Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM, but that's not the only good news. The restaurant just announced they will serve our favorite in-between meal on weekdays as …

Coming Attractions

CultureMap reports that Washington Ave. is about to gain a new restaurant that's trying to change the way locals view that party-friendly corridor. Eric Sandler writes that the Heights Lodge Gastropub will open at 4115 Washington Ave., where former Washington Avenue Drinkery once stood, on Feb. 7. …

Top 10 Bars in River Oaks

<b>9. 1919 WINE & MIXOLOGY</b> A hybrid of wine and specially-curated cocktails right next door to The Oak Bar, 1919 Wine & Mixology manages to get both …

The First Families of Houston Food: Why We Eat the Way We Eat in H-Town

The churrasco steak made Michael Cordúa famous.<p>Photo courtesy Churrascos<p><b>The Cordúas</b> Patriarch Michael Cordúa came to the United States from Nicaragua …

11 Hearty Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm and happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

Our 8 Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipes Because Nothing Is Better Than Cheesy Pasta

You'll forget about Kraft<p>Macaroni and cheese is hands-down one of our favorite pastas. Whether it's loaded with bacon, topped with bread crumbs, or …

Cooking

Best Places to Party on Spring Break

Spring break is a time to forget about your carefully crafted workout regimen, abandon responsibilities, and party. But getting wasted at home isn't any fun, which is why <i>Outside</i> has teamed up with the authors of <i>101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die</i> to bring you some of the best spring-break …

Cabo San Lucas

How to Really Stand Up (Straight)

If you're watching the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards, the Oscars, or other award shows this season, you may notice how so many of the celebrities walk onto the stage and announce the contestants with such good posture. For most people, that poised walk doesn't come naturally. Working with actors …

Strength Training for Runners

<b>Hamstring curls</b><br>"To keep the proper strength ratio between your hamstrings and quadriceps, women runners benefit from adding these to their routine," says Paul. It'll also help prevent injury.<p><b>Dumbbell Rows or Lat Pull Downs</b><br>Both of these work the large muscles of the back. Stronger back muscles lead …

Single Girl's Guide: How to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Before Cheryl Strayed's Wild launched countless trekking quests, Abby Ellin conquered her own peak. Single Girl's Guide To: Flying Solo | Traveling the World | Building Your Own House | Driving Cross Country | Meditating for a Month | Starting Over | Spending, Splurging, & Saving<p>No one needs to …

Spain's Picture-perfect Cycling Trails

Spain is one Pure Adventures' top-selling self-guided cycling destinations. The country's pleasant climate and extraordinary cuisine are natural reasons to want to visit Spain, but when our travelers return from their vacations, the first thing they say is they can't believe how beautiful the …

Best New Hotels 2017 | Hot List - Condé Nast Traveler

Previous<p>The World's Most Beautiful Train Stations<p>Our Editors' Favorite Places to Travel Solo<p>A Road Trip Through Portugal's Algarve Region<p>The Best Cities for Expats<p>The Best Hidden Beaches in Italy<p>Next<p>Eat Your Way Across the Globe<p>The food we live and fly for.<p>Previous<p>World's Best Cities for Street Food<p>…

Top 10 Backpacking Destinations for 2014

If you don't get a monster travel itch after reading this list, you better check your pulse because you're dead, son. Dead and boring.<p>Photo by: Poler<p>With the World Cup and the Olympics quickly approaching, 2014 promises to be a sporty kind of year. Whether you're into being a mere spectator, or …