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I scream, you scream, we all scream for…..gelato?

by Lorraine Cherry
I scream, you scream, we all scream for…..gelato?
Gelato is one of the fastest growing sweet treats in the country, and there are a lot of good reasons for this. Although roughly similar to ice cream, there are significant differences in how it is made and in how it tastes. Unlike ice cream, gelato […]

By | 2016-06-30T13:14:13+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Excellent Eats|Comments Off on I scream, you scream, we all scream for…..gelato?

E2 = Excellent Eats

by Lorraine Cherry

Beyond this Point There Be Dragons: Venturing into the Unknown for Lunch

We’re going on an adventure! Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the country, with a huge (yuuuuuge??) variety of ethnic markets. So, we can spend a few hours visiting a foreign country by driving just a couple of miles […]

By | 2016-03-06T21:43:24+00:00 March 6th, 2016|Excellent Eats|Comments Off on E2 = Excellent Eats

E2 = Excellent Eats

by Lorraine Cherry

Gourmet grazing for the fit & about-to-be fit

There is something about Thanksgiving that gives family traditions the upper hand over all of our strongest resolutions to eat only fresh, healthy food. Even the most ardent fan of locally grown produce will find their hands reaching towards the canned mushroom soup and french-fried onions […]

By | 2015-12-28T15:47:28+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Excellent Eats|Comments Off on E2 = Excellent Eats

E2= Excellent Eats

by Lorraine Cherry

Guilty Pleasures: “When no one’s looking!”

I like to think that I really watch my diet, steering it towards lots of fish, chicken, seasonal vegetables, olive oil, and whole grains. I certainly always intend to, and frequently I succeed. But sometimes you just need that guilty pleasure, right? The kind of thing that you […]

By | 2015-10-17T15:19:50+00:00 November 1st, 2015|Excellent Eats|Comments Off on E2= Excellent Eats

E2= Excellent Eats

by Lorraine Cherry

Southern fried chicken and pie, oh my!

Fried chicken! Over the last year or so, this tasty down-home delight has become the darling of the foodie world. It seems that every restaurant in town, from the most avant-garde bistro to the lowliest greasy spoon, is advertising that they have the best fried chicken in […]

By | 2015-09-09T14:04:37+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Excellent Eats|Comments Off on E2= Excellent Eats

E2= Excellent Eats

by Lorraine Cherry

A Taco to “Suit” Everyone

Unless you’re over 50 and/or have lived in this area for awhile, you may never have heard of Harold’s in the Heights.  Harold’s was a clothing store in the old tradition of quality inventory and personalized service that held the corner of 19th Street and Ashland for 61 years […]

By | 2015-09-10T18:16:35+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Excellent Eats|Comments Off on E2= Excellent Eats

E2= Excellent Eats

by Lorraine Cherry

“Let them eat cake!”
…or home-made soup?
…or a Cuban sandwich?

You often hear a local restaurant referred to as a “Hidden Treasure”; just as often, you discover that it is neither hidden nor is it a particular treasure. But even if you hang out in Spring Branch a lot, you may never have seen World […]

By | 2015-03-04T14:11:03+00:00 February 21st, 2015|Excellent Eats|Comments Off on E2= Excellent Eats

Bonjour, Y’all: French Food That Speaks Your Language

by Lorraine Cherry

For many years, La Madeleine, the French country café, has been a dilemma for me. I loved their food, especially those extraordinary soups and mouth-watering pastries, but it was such a war to go there. The locations closest to us (Galleria, River Oaks Shopping Center, Rice Village) always had a huge amount of […]

By | 2015-02-03T20:01:25+00:00 January 1st, 2015|Excellent Eats|Comments Off on Bonjour, Y’all: French Food That Speaks Your Language
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