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Houston Food: As Seen On TV

It’s no secret that Anthony Bourdain visited Houston this past summer to film an episode of his CNN travel and food show, “Parts Unknown.” For all of us who've been eagerly waiting to watch it, the episode finally aired on CNN October 30. During his Houston tour, Bourdain visited Plant It Forward Farms, Udipi Café, Keemat Grocers, Himalaya, La Grange, and Burns Original BBQ. “Houston is completely different than I kind of thought and maybe you kind of thought. And the food here, man, you can…

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Sylvia Casares Shares The Best of Tex-Mex Cuisine in “The Enchilada Queen Cookbook”

For a little more than a year, Houston’s “Enchilada Queen,” Sylvia Casares, has been pouring her culinary secrets into a cookbook that she hopes will shine a positive spotlight on Tex-Mex cuisine. Tex-Mex food “is so misunderstood and maybe it doesn’t have a great reputation but I really believe it’s because people who have tasted it a) don’t really know what they’re getting, and, b) maybe what they were getting really wasn’t so good,” said Casares, who owns Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen. In “The…

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Get Your Greasy Spoon Fix At These Houston Diners

Craving a hearty dose of comfort food? These Houston diners, some of which have been around in Houston since the 40s, serve classic, no-frills American fare at cheap prices. From huge, cooked-to-order breakfasts and blue plate specials to every type of pie you could imagine, hungry patrons will find something to satisfy every craving at these Houston classics. Avalon Diner Go to this Houston institution for its eggs, sausage and pancakes, challah french toast and old-fashioned milk shakes and…

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