The Tao of Chic

In its first foray into the continental U.S., oh-so-buzzy Yauatcha matches contemporary teahouse environs with an elevated dim sum menu. This is not dumplings as usual.

Kirsten Gilliam

Forget the rickety rolling carts. Forget the kids. Forget counting plates and spilled green tea. Forget what you think you know about dim sum.

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Deep South

At Xochi, chef Hugo Ortega takes foodies on yet another journey into his own private Mexico — this time to far-southern Oaxaca, known for its rich complexity and spectacular sauces.

Kirsten Gilliam
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Hugo Ortega has probably done more to enlighten foodies on authentic Mexican food than anyone else alive. And it’s made him a Houston treasure.

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Turning the Tides

It may seem unassuming and down-home, but the food at the Heights’ new Field & Tides — an homage to the region’s lands and waters — is cleverly conceived, delicious and fun.

Shannon O'Hara
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Imagine if you will the ideal neighborhood hangout. A comfortable room with oak tables and well-worn whitewashed chairs along with a few comfortable banquettes. Lighting fixtures featuring antlers and exposed bulbs. Wine-crate paneling wrapping a bar with a welcoming copper-top bar manned by bartenders who know their craft. The kind of place that has food you want to eat on a regular basis, food that all makes sense and tastes good, and filled with locals who’ve come to enjoy it.

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