Order the "Original José's Dip" - it's a rich concoction of chili con queso with spicy ground beef. Sure, Molina's is a local chain, but that's all for the better since a taste of José is never too far away. P.S. Visit the Molina's website, enter your e-mail address and a José's Dip voucher will magically appear in your inbox. Not that we're into coupons.
The petroleum slick that defines many bowls of queso has been subverted at the reinvigorated Xuco Xicana. Here, chef Jonathan Jones (of Beaver's acclaim) has incorporated authentic Mexican queso fresco, yielding a dip that is at once velvety-smooth while maintaining the slight tartness of an actual dairy product. Of course, that shouldn't stop you from washing it down with one of the relics of the old El Patio: A toxic blue margarita.
Big cheese Armando Palacios knows his queso - he's been in the market of upscale Tex-Mex since 1978. The queso flameado with chorizo is a must. Consider greasy fingers a thing of the past - your waiter will do all the heavy cheese lifting for you, perfectly arranging the gooey grub around homemade flour tortillas.
Molten cheese gets a designer spin with Bar Annie's nachos, decked out with red chile beef, avocado and crème fraiche. Let it be known, however, that their "beyond Tex-Mex" classic chile con queso makes for a great appetizer to the RDG hamburger. Pure indulgence has never looked this posh.
So you just got kicked out of the bars at 2 a.m.? La Tapatia won't judge. Pre-empt tomorrow's hangover by chowing down on some crispy chips and queso. You can tap La Tap until 5 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
31 | aug at 10:00 am
|College of the Mainland Art Gallery presents Margaret Smithers-Crump: In Motion|
|College of the Mainland Art Gallery|
31 | aug at 5:00 pm
|Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson: Book signing and discussion of Leo: A Ghost Story|
|Blue Willow Bookshop|
31 | aug at 7:00 pm
|World Affairs Council of Houston presents General Stanley McChrystal|
|The John Cooper School|
1 | sep at 11:30 am
|World Affairs Council of Houston presents Luncheon with General Stanley McChrystal|
|Hyatt Regency Houston|