Category Archives: Gulf Coast

Writing related to food and travel on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Feature for Qatar Airways Inflight Magazine

Qatar Airways Oryx Inflight Magazine featuring Philippe Restaurant (Click image above for 300KB PDF) When the nice folks at London ad agency Agency Fish asked me to write a feature about a Houston restaurant for the Qatar Airways inflight magazine, … Continue reading

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Return to Oak Island

Hurricane Club – Oak Island TX – Fried Shrimp “Let me call the boat and see if they can bring some crabs in,” replied our waiter after I asked her if the restaurant had blue crabs on the lunch menu. … Continue reading

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Burns BBQ Makes a Comeback, Part 2

Ribs and brisket at Burns Old Fashioned Pit Bar-B-Q Not long ago, a fellow Houston barbecue lover asked me if I’d been to the new Burns barbecue joint on Antoine Drive. “The new Burns BBQ?” I asked, confused. A few … Continue reading

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The Soul of Houston: Mikki’s Cafe

Smothered pork chop at Mikki’s Cafe The smothered pork chop at Mikki’s Soul Food Cafe covers most of the large platter it’s served on. It’s a good 6-8 inches across, bone-in, drenched in a classic brown gravy and teetering ominously … Continue reading

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Fried Pork Chop Sandwich at Burt’s Meat Market

Fried pork chop “sandwich” at Burt’s Meat Market The fried pork chop sandwich at Burt’s Meat Market is a misnomer really. It’s a pork chop alright, lightly tenderized, coated in batter, deep fried and served in a paper tray with … Continue reading

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