Aquiles Chavez

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Recap: The 2nd Annual Big Taste of Houston

    "This is such a great event -- so many of Houston's best chefs all in one place!" said Matthew Lovelace, a sous chef at Osteria Mazzantini, as he offered me a sample of their Blackhill Meats lamb meatball and chicken liver mousse. His was one of the first booths I encountered at the 2nd Annual Big T ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 19, 2013

    Good Deeds: Volunteer Time and Food

    Show you care this holiday season.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Top Ten Houston Culinary Scandals of 2013: Lawsuits, Rude Restaurant Staff, and Rats

    As the year comes to a close, we're taking some time to look back fondly on some of our favorite memories from the past 12 months. There were wonderful meals, exciting openings and heartwarming stories from some of our best chefs. And then there were all the scandals, the shocking revelations, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Aquiles Chávez left fame and Mexico behind for a restaurant in Houston

    Aquiles Chávez was holding his face next to a bottle of Bigote Mexican wine and smiling for the camera. "Bigote" means "mustache" in Spanish, and the label design is a facsimile of his famous eyes and mustache. Produced in limited quantity in Mexico, where it's bottled just for him, it's one of the ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 15, 2013

    La Fisheria

    The restaurant bans kids after 7p.m., and everyone on the Internet has an opinion.

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2013

    La Fisheria Bans Kids after 7 p.m. and Everyone on the Internet Has an Opinion

    Houston restaurant La Fisheria has made national news after an announcement on Monday that the owner, Aquiles Chavez, has decided to ban kids under 9 years old after 7 p.m. out of respect for other patrons. The announcement was made on La Fisheria's Facebook page. La Fisheria isn't open on Mondays ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Ribs and Ramen Reign Supreme at the 2nd Annual Go Pig! Or Go Home! Suckling Pig Throwdown

    There are pig parties, and then there is Go Pig! Or Go Home! The second annual charity throwdown event last night at Kata Robata was every pig lover's dream -- and then some -- with Houston's top chefs throwin' down everything from traditional roast suckling pig to cochinita pibil to oysters topped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Rounding Up the Best Rodeo Dining Deals in Houston

    With the Rodeo headed to town starting this weekend, plenty of local restaurants are featuring dining deals all season long. We've rounded up some of the biggest steals below, many of which even include parking deals. (And as anyone who goes to the Rodeo will tell you, parking is by far the least en ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 27, 2012

    Underdogs and Juggernauts

    The 10 best new restaurants of 2012.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    The 10 Best New Houston Restaurants of 2012

    If I had to pick one word to describe the mad, exciting rush of restaurant activity that's defined 2012, it would be this: exhilarating. Followed closely by: exhausting. Trying to keep up with every single new restaurant that's flung open its doors exuberance -- welcoming the city's burgeoning food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 7, Ceviche at La Fisheria

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Top 10 Octopus Dishes in Houston

    Octopus. Regardless of how it's prepared, I generally love eating the squirmy, tentacled creatures. A great, low-fat seafood option, octopus has this wonderfully distinctive texture. It's also light and fun to eat -- the perfect summertime dish. Our city's chefs must feel the same way I do, because ... More >>

  • News

    June 28, 2012

    The 2012 Houston Web Awards

    The Houston Press rides the wave to the next group of winners.

  • Dining

    June 14, 2012

    Hooked on La Fisheria

    Celebrity chef Aquiles Chavez introduces Houston to the modern Mexican food he left behind in his home country.

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Aquiles en Houston in Real Life at La Fisheria

    Houston has hosted its share of reality television shows, from Animal Cops (which I can't bear to watch even a single episode of) to the currently-filming Mother of the Bride. And we've also seen shows such as Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Eat St. and Meat & Potatoes come through to film our restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Take Your Pick of Avocado, Snails and Beer

    Fed up with Cinco de Mayo? Just want to do something different from the rest of the crowd this weekend? Then head out to the 6th annual Polish Festival this weekend. The two-day festival will take place at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church (1731 Blalock Drive) from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow and 11 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Aquiles Chavez of La Fisheria - The Tasting

    The last two days, Latin TV personality Aquiles Chavez, Chef and Owner of the new restaurant La Fisheria, shared stories about his mustache, his French training, his TV shows, and how he hopes to show Houstonians real food from Mexico. From what he's shown me, Mexican food is vibrant, complex, fla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Aquiles Chavez of La Fisheria

    Yesterday, we chatted with Owner and Executive Chef Aquiles Chavez of La Fisheria about school in France with Alain Ducasse and his famous mustache. Today, we talk about his TV shows and the food he's making at La Fisheria. EOW: So, when Utilisima called you, what kind of show did you do for them? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    La Fisheria Opens Tomorrow as Houston Welcomes a Mexican Celebrity Chef to the City

    Most Americans wouldn't know chef Aquiles Chávez if they saw him on the street, even with his trademark handlebar mustache and Jack Sparrow-style dreadlocks tucked under a straw hat. But ask anyone in Latin America about Chávez and they'll immediately grin and say, "El hombre con el bigote!" as t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Nothing Bundt News

    The opening of Uchi Houston last week was just the prelude to a rash of exciting, greatly anticipated openings across the city. Get ready, folks: It's a great time to be a diner in Houston. Artisans, the new restaurant from Le Mistral brothers David and and Sylvain Denis with friend and fellow chef ... More >>