Adam Dorris

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    November 18, 2014

    Review: Pax Americana Focuses on Food From This Country in a Quietly Spectacular Way

    It's a nearly religious experience when Pax Americana's chef, Adam Dorris, takes one simple ingredient and builds a dish around it that highlights its inherent goodness. Take, for example, the beautiful deep red confit carrots, lightly sweetened with sorghum, that recline in the most lovely way atop ... More >>

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    August 21, 2014

    Videos of the Week: Watch Houston Area Chefs and Restaurants Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Post by Gabriel Medina. Mar ... More >>

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    August 19, 2014

    First Look at Pax Americana

    At the table next to us, three business-suit clad men let out exclamations of excitement when their first round of plates arrived. Many of the plates were topped with tufts of mixed green herbs, already something of a signature at the two-week-old Pax Americana. "We have a farmer who's planting the ... More >>

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    August 8, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Pit Fire Closes Hinze's Bar-B-Que in Wharton

    It was a sad day in Wharton on Monday, August 4, when 40-year-old Hinze's Bar-B-Que burned to the ground as a result of a pit fire. The Houston Chronicle reports that the fire occurred during the evening around 7 o'clock; no injuries were reported. Hinze's was a favorite of many Houstonians and thos ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Closures & Confusion in The Heights

    The Heights just couldn't catch a break this week. City Oven, located at 2802 White Oak, took down its signage and began clearing out the restaurant on Sunday, July 20. City Oven was owned by HUSA Management, Inc., who also owns Local Pour, Baker Street Pub & Grill in Rice Village, Watson's House of ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Celebrate Summer & Anniversaries With Beer & Pigs

    Keep celebrating Saint Arnold's 20th anniversary at BRC Gastropub on Wednesday, June 18, with a Pig Dinner. For $50, each person will get to feast on a menu of pork dishes paired with Saint Arnold brews. Savor BBQ pulled pork-stuffed piquillo peppers, paired with Saint Arnold Summer Pils. Wash down ... More >>

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    May 9, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Show Your Love for Mom & Jodycakes

    Pub Night @ Saint Arnold Brewery Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 2000 Lyons It's that time again for another Pub Night at Saint Arnold. The tour hall will serve as a bar from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. tonight so you can pick and choose the brews you want to to buy. Saint Arnold has taken its Divine Reserve No ... More >>

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    May 2, 2014

    Fire at Jody "Jodycakes" Stevens's House has Industry Once Again Raising Funds

    Late at night between April 30 and May 1, a fire started in the home of Jody Stevens, better known as her baking persona, Jodycakes. Stevens herself wasn't home at the time of the fire, because she was assisting fellow chef Randy Rucker at his sold-out Spring on the 3rd Coast pop-up dinner. Her neig ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Dunk Eric Sandler

    Mixers & Elixirs @ Houston Museum of Natural Science Friday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 5555 Hermann Park Drive The Houston Museum of Natural Science will host another Mixers & Elixirs event tonight from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Tonight's theme revolves around the final frontier -- space. Listen to live music b ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    Houston Bands Together to Aid Woman Injured at SXSW

    On March 13, pastry chef Gracie Nguyen, 23, was badly injured in the crash at the SXSW music festival in Austin that left four people dead and another 21 people hurt. Nguyen was in the hospital in Austin for about a week, until she was able to be moved out of the ICU and back to Houston for rehabili ... More >>

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    November 22, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Foolproof Thanksgiving Cooking Class, An Award-Winning Risotto, and Gingerbread Doghouse Benefit

    It's not too late to learn how to make a great Thanksgiving meal. Sur la Table will host several Thanksgiving cooking classes centered around recipes from the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten. On Sunday, November 24, the Houston River Oaks location will host a class from 2:30-5:30 p.m. for $95 per pers ... More >>

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    October 2, 2013

    Pasta Eaters Flock to Paulie's and Camerata for Mangiamaccheroni Pop-Up

    "Just drove by and Camerata is hopping on a Sunday night," my friend texted me at around 6 p.m. this past Sunday. I arrived shortly thereafter to confirm her assessment. It was definitely hopping. Even before pushing open the doors, I noticed that a nice crowd had gathered at Camerata. The atmosph ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Pumpkin Carving Contest, Oktoberfest Celebration & More

    Revival Market's chef de cuisine Adam Dorris wants you to attend his Feast of the Maturing Sun on Tuesday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. The menu consists of a smorgasbord of meat, fish, sides and dessert. Enjoy Tejas Heritage rabbit loin with Swiss chard and Brussels sprouts with smoked kidney sauce, as ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 1: JD Woodward of Goro & Gun

    This is the first part of a two-part series. Check back with us tomorrow to read Part 2. From the moment it opened, Goro & Gun seemed to suffer an identity crisis. The place that was supposed to be the first authentic ramen shop in Houston couldn't seem to offer the ramen that people wanted, and di ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    Pigs Have Seams, and Other Lessons Learned at Revival Market's Hog Butchery Demo Series

    If you think spending two hours watching a pig butchery demonstration at Revival Market makes for a weird date night, we probably couldn't be friends. Earlier this week my husband and I shared a romantic evening--with about 20 other hog butchery/charcuterie fans--while getting up-close and personal ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    Pop-Ups Are Back: Will They Continue to Predict Houston's Culinary Future?

    Restaurants such as The Pass & Provisions, Oxheart and Goro & Gun are already so firmly affixed in Houston's culinary firmament that it's sometimes difficult to believe the restaurants which are bringing so much attention to our city's food scene have only been open for a year -- or less, in the cas ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Dwight Taylor Lee, the Wandering Bufalero

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. Who Are You? "I'm Dwight Taylor Lee, singer/songwriter/producer," Lee introduces himse ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    Dinner at the Market: Revival Market Launches Supper Series on Tuesdays

    With co-owners Ryan Pera and Morgan Weber busy opening up Coltivare -- the upcoming Heights restaurant from the Revival Market team -- food at the market itself has been left in the capable hands of Adam Dorris, chef de cuisine at Revival and the most recent chef de cuisine at Stella Sola. It's Dorr ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Rest(aurants) In Peace: Notable Closings of 2012

    Some restaurants just couldn't wait for the Mayan apocalypse on December 21, 2012 and decided to implode all on their own, while other restaurants simply expired of old age and waning interest in a city that's constantly chasing after the next big thing. Instead of a toast to the restaurants we'll ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 30, 2012

    The Best Beer Labels

    The most iconic and creative on Texas shelves.

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    August 21, 2012

    A Bloody Good -- and Bloody Hard to Find -- Dessert Hits Revival Market

    In its savory form, sanguinaccio tastes like oddly greaseless pan sausage. Revival Market even serves the stuff in a tall, sausage-shaped round along with a fried yard egg, the crumbly texture of the sanguinaccio thirstily soaking up the golden yolk once you pierce the egg's delicate white cloak. I ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 9, 2012

    Keep Cool and Caffeinated

    Houston's ten best iced coffee crinks

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    August 3, 2012

    July 2012 in Openings & Closings: t'afia Is Dead, Long Live t'afia

    It's true: t'afia is closed. But only until August 14. That's when -- as chef/owner Monica Pope told us on Wednesday -- the restaurant will be reopened with a revamped concept. It's also true that our beloved Nabi is on the chopping block, as owner Ji Kang confirmed to Eater Houston. However, just ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    Grand Prize Bar to Become Coolest New "Restaurant" in Town, Plans to Host Rotating Lineup of Chefs in Kitchen

    Grand Prize Bar has been more than just a bar since it opened nearly two years ago -- it's had a culinary history of its own nearly since its birth. Only a few months after Grand Prize began shaking up its first cocktails in July 2010, chef Adam Dorris and his cooking partner Will Walsh began servin ... More >>

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    May 8, 2012

    Stella Sola Closed Its Doors on Sunday

    Bryan Caswell announced today that Stella Sola, his Texan-Tuscan restaurant in the Heights along with partner Bill Floyd, closed its doors on Sunday. The announcement followed months of rumors that Stella Sola would soon be closing, a result of the building in which it was housed going up for sale. ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    Openings & Closings: The Blind Items Gain Vision Edition

    Everyone likes to see a good blind item come to fruition. We have two that gained sight this week. With one of our most recent items, our readers -- as usual -- were spot on in their guesses. Ocean's, the big white house in Montrose that currently serves subpar seafood, will soon become ConcepciĆ³n ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    Calling All Amateur Chefs! Compete in the Houston Beer Experiment on March 4

    Photos courtesy Theo PeckNational Food Experiment​Do your friends rave about your cooking? Are you convinced you have an award-winning dish in your arsenal of recipes? Do people--other than your mom--constantly tell you to become a professional chef? Here is your chance to prove you've got wha ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    The Biggest Disappointments of 2011

    I think that 2012 is shaping up to be Houston's year, after a long 2011 featuring false starts, delayed openings, unexpected closings and failures to launch. That's not to say that 2011 didn't have its perks: Look for our list of the year's best new restaurant later this week. But it came with its ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Stellar Stella

    This spectacular restaurant is already a Heights institution.

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    April 27, 2011

    Stella Sola: Behind the Review

    Photos by Troy FieldsCheese those meatballs!​What happens when the chef de cuisine at a chef-driven restaurant -- the man who, in Stella Sola's case, runs the kitchen on a day-to-day basis -- tenders his resignation after you've already written your review? You rewrite it. Mostly. Especially ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Chef de Cuisine Justin Basye Departing Stella Sola

    Photo by FabioBasye is leaving Stella Sola to further sharpen his skills.​It's a day for kitchen shakeups across Houston. First came the news from the Houston Chronicle that Michael Kramer is ending his partnership with The Tasting Room. And now, Justin Basye has also announced that he's leav ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    ​As you may have read and seen around the Internet, this Sunday is Linda's Block Party at 1834 Westheimer, a fundraising event to help defray medical costs for Linda Salinas. Salinas, a local bartender and sommelier, was injured in a scooter accident on Sunday night, and the Houston restaurant ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Feast-ing at Grand Prize

    Delicious fish pie with brussels sprouts and carrots for only $10.​My friend and I grabbed containers of food one after another over the line from the kitchen at Grand Prize Bar last night. Two filled with duck gizzard soup, two filled with a cassoulet-like mess of duck and beans, two more fil ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Robb Walsh: Just as only you can prevent forest fires, only you can prevent the ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Gourmet With a Side of Ghetto at Grand Prize Bar

    Do you know how dark it is in GPB? This is the best I could manage.​There is a point at which last night's events begin to get extremely fuzzy for me. I know that some time around 10:30 p.m., I ended up on the back porch at Grand Prize Bar (1010 Banks, 713-526-4565) smoking cigarettes -- I don ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Open Tab: Feed Your Belly And Your Head

    Pull up a chair, start a tab and order a round of shots, because this is Rocks Off's weekly roundup of the goings-on in the Houston bar scene. Ups and downs, openings and closings, we will cover it all. Hit us up with any hot tips at Craig HlavatyUnder the Volcano ... More >>