Erika is a freelance food writer, photographer and contributor to the Houston Press who particularly enjoys exploring the many unique sweet spots around Houston. She is constantly on the hunt for exceptional pad thai, vegetarian dumplings and pancakes.
8 days ago | Bakeries
With some offices still closed due to flood damage from Harvey, more people than usual may be flocking to local coffee shops—laptops in tow—in search of caffeinated productivity. Proper brain fuel is obviously important for maximum productivity no...
30 days ago | Sweets
After just five months in business, EaDo dessert shop Treats of Mexico has already reached the pinnacle of internet restaurant fame: clinching a spot on a Buzzfeed superlatives article about the "Best Ice Cream Sandwiches in America." I mean,...
1 month ago | Breakfast
Who doesn't love fried dough? Basically...no one, so it's hard to get a doughnut wrong. That is, unless you're tasting 22 doughnuts side-by-side, in which case some doughnuts tend to rise to the top. In any case, these 10 doughnuts are taking the ...
1 month ago | Local Spotlight
Way up in North Houston, if you continue on Interstate 45 past Canino Produce, another 15 minutes or so, and crawl up Airline drive, you'll find a large, dusty parking lot backed up to a nearly brand-new red and gold Asian theme park—at least that...
1 month ago | Restaurant Reviews
With tortilla-flecked migas, melty jack cheese and avocado, I’m pretty sure it was the Jess Special that caught my eye the first time I perused the menu at Tacodeli. Sold. I phoned my order in to the location nearest to my friend’s house in Austin...
1 month ago | On the Menu
Confession: Sometimes I document interesting restaurant bathrooms on Snapchat. I felt so compelled at Chapman & Kirby, with its elegant chaises, marble floors and long antique-looking sink, that by the end of my meal, I had a list of Snapchat ...