On April 8th, 2018, 1-4 p.m., The Ninfa Laurenzo Scholarship Fund will hold its first fundraiser, TACOS OVER TEXAS, in collaboration with El Tiempo Cantina and the Original Ninfa’s on Navigation. The event will bring together over a dozen chefs from around the nation in a friendly competition honoring the legacy of Mama Ninfa Laurenzo and …

Fish Tales at Galveston Mardi Gras – A Tale of Two Cities

Oh, what a night! The celebrations in Galveston have evolved greatly from their origins in 1867 to George Mitchell’s re-invention in 1986 to now. The Island was positively electric with excitement, and the whole community was alive with color and sound. No costume is too outlandish anymore and beads are de rigueur. When the party …

Jack Tyler’s Christmas Miracle

A few months ago, my wonderfully funny and loving husband, Jack, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. A fear and dread came over us both as we realized how fragile life can be. No cancer diagnosis in a family fraught with cancer deaths can be accepted with ease. Jack’s grandmother (one of U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer …

Goodbye to "Jack Tyler Dines" and Hello to "Culinary Houston".

  Long-time Houston food writer/blogger, Jack Tyler has announced that his dining and food blog, Jack Tyler Dines will be renamed Culinary Houston.  After four years of restaurant reviews, Tyler has decided to tie his dining blog more closely to his Facebook fan page, Culinary Houston. The Facebook page boasts as many as 32,000 page …

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