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There's a reason why there is a constant line outside the door here - the food. The hustle and bustle of Midtown's the breakfast klub is all part of the show, from... More »
Hoggs n' Chicks, the latest Missouri City joint from long-time restaurateurs Frederic and Michelle Perrier, is helping transform this far-flung stretch of Highway 6 into a... More »
This stand-alone restaurant could do with some updating and cleaning, but the food is downright glorious. Just Oxtails serves down-to-earth soul food, and lots of... More »
You know that when you're eating here, you're one of the family. The customers are a tight-knit bunch at this little restaurant with a steam table (if... More »
Items at this hole-in-the-wall comfort food joint include oxtail, meat loaf, smothered pork chops and turkey wings (suck it, vegetarians). If you actually have room for... More »
Monumental platefuls of braised oxtails, stalwart meat loaf, simple cabbage and clove-scented yams still work their restorative powers on a democratic array of regulars.
Cops, reporters, lawyers and other folks who frequent the police station and the municipal courthouse have made this steam-table diner a lunchtime institution. The... More »
This Third Ward cottage serves a mixed bag of gumbo, etouffee and other Louisiana dishes they call "Cajun soulfood." It may not be your idea of authentic Cajun... More »
A friendly staff and an easygoing atmosphere make Pearl's one of Houston's favorite soul food restaurants. The wood-paneled walls, fake hanging plants and... More »
CLOSED - This place is a dump, but the cooking is stellar. The wise move is to get your food packed up to go and enjoy it at home. The steam table features... More »
I'm not going to lie: I began to eagerly anticipate the opening of Lucille's a year and a half ago. Back in May 2011, chef and owner Chris Williams told me that he expected to be up and running within a few months. He planned to "redefine Southern cuisine using all the flavors picked up in Europe," and I planned to visit this new Museum District location as often as possible. After...
Michigan native and longtime Detroit resident Bettye Lavette has gone from a Motown-style R&B diva not far removed from Patti Labelle to the best female rock singer this side of Tina Turner. The stunning A Woman Like Me, from 2003, made up for her 20-year absence from U.S. shelves in one fell swoop, while her last three albums have all been knockouts as well: 2007's noirish The Scene...
At 80, Mel Tillis, once one of country music's hottest commodities, isn't finished yet.
"I'm just about to publish my first novel," he says in a jovial, upbeat voice that screams huckster with a twinkle in his eye.
"It's called Acting Sheriff and it's set in Palm Beach in 1947," says Tillis. "It's sort of a comedy-mystery about this young deputy who gets appointed...
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