Good Eats 2011

November's CultureMap editorial special series is all about food. During this month, we'll look at how Houston transformed itself from a strictly meat-and-potatoes town into one of the nation's most culinarily-diverse cities. We'll also offer a guide to eating at both ends of the financial spectrum with tips on where to go for great meals on a budget and when money is no object. And what would a guide to good eats be in November without a tribute to Thanksgiving? Our experts talk about their best Turkey Day meal (both meat and meatless) and offer tips on how to make this year's feast extra special.

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The great grilled cheese-off at Pinewood Café: New patio spot becomes a showdown site

By Sarah Rufca - November 30th, 2011

Just to be clear, there is more on the menu at the new Pinewood Café inside Hermann Park than just grilled cheese. There are fresh salads with shaved meats and housemade dressings, filling wraps (I like the Americanized take on a banh ...

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New year, new spot: Latin Bites moving to add booze and more seats

By Sarah Rufca - November 30th, 2011

It's been a couple months since Latin Bites announced it planned a move to a bigger space in an easier-to-find location. Although the owners originally planned to shutter the current Warehouse District space at the end of November, Latin Bites is ...