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… Read More

Laurenzo’s… Far More Than a Tex-Mex Family

Laurenzo’s showcases the family’s Italian, American and Tex-Mex Culture. We’ve all been to at least one El Tiempo Cantina, and rank it among Houston’s best Tex-Mex restaurants. Not many people know Mama Ninfa’s family is also behind Laurenzo’s Restaurant on Washington Avenue. I’ve visited… Read More

Hugo Caliente… Farm-to-Fork Quick Serve Concept is Open

When was the last time that the chef came to your table in a “quick serve” restaurant to check on your meal? OK, full disclosure… I was with two other food/restaurant writers to check out Hugo Caliente, a new quick-serve “Tex-Mex/Mexican” restaurant… Read More

Iconic Tex-Mex Restaurant, Los Tios, Turns 44!

Gary Adair… owner of Los Tios, showing off the Tamales from their “Tamale Time Gift Boxes” they are offering as Christmas and hostess gifts. Tamale Time Gift Box  with a dozen tamales and pralines for $12.95 In mid-September, 2014, a group of… Read More

El Tiempo Opens Another Location on Gessner

Here I Go Again Posting About a Restaurateur Opening a New Location! Most often, when I write on this blog, it is to review a restaurant. Well, this isn’t a review (just a reminder), so I need to tell you that this… Read More

Los Tios in Houston

  I’ve Been Revisiting Los Tios in Houston for Decades….I am a fourth-generation Houstonian. When my great grandfather moved to Houston in 1870, there were no Mexican/Tex-Mex restaurants here. It’s a different story now, however. I have been a lover of Tex-Mex food all of my life. … Read More

Don Julio’s in Montrose

My dining companions and I were headed in on Westheimer at Taft and name “Don Julio’s” tempted us into stopping.  That’s the name of the brand of Tequila that many of my friends in Mexico pull out when they want to impress… Read More

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