Art Institute of Houston

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Randy Evans

    After last week's Chef Chat with Chris Shepherd, the next person that we wanted to talk to was Chef Randy Evans. As best friends who met on the first day of culinary school and went on to work for years together at Brennan's of Houston, the two are part of each other's stories. Evans was the forme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Houston's Best Music Photographers: Victor Cervantes

    Back in June Rocks Off brought you Houston's ten best music photographers, as selected by a small panel of insiders and professionals. Now we'd like you readers to choose the best. Before voting opens, though, here's a little more about our finalists, in alphabetical order -- and a lot more of their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Rebecca Masson of
    Fluff Bake Bar

    In Part 1, we learned about Rebecca Masson's journey that would take her from the slopes of Breckenridge, to one of the finest culinary schools in the world and, eventually, to Houston. Here in Part 2, we'll find out how she became a contestant on "Top Chef: Just Desserts" and sought crowd-funding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Sweet Sarriette Pop-Up Dinner To Spotlight Four Talented Young Pastry Chefs

    On the surface, it might seem like just another pop-up at Paulie's, but this Sunday's "Sweet Sarriette" pop-up dinner -- an eight-course with wine pairing gourmet dinner prepared by Christina Au, Samantha Mendoza, Andrew Musico and Johnny Wesley -- promises to be extraordinary. The collaborating ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Corner Table Announces Ja'Nel Witt as New Executive Chef

    On the heels of chef/partner Bruce Molzan's "amicable" departure from Corner Table comes news that the restaurant has hired former Hell's Kitchen winner Ja'Nel Witt to take over as executive chef. According to a press release sent out Thursday morning, Witt joined Corner Table on Monday, June 16. ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 5, 2014

    The Five Best New Food Trucks in Houston 2014

    Armed with only a truck and a dream (well, and a batch of recipes), these food entrepreneurs continue to fan out across Houston.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    El Celler de Can Roca Announces Launch of World Tour in Houston

    "We have an 11-month wait list right now," said chef Joan Roca apologetically when I inquired about dining at his restaurant, El Celler de Can Roca. Ranked among the top five restaurants in the world for six years consecutive years by Restaurant magazine, El Cellar de Can Roca reached the number one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Beer and Food Trucks Galore

    8th Wonder Anniversary Block Party @ 8th Wonder Brewery Friday, 6-11 p.m. 2202 Dallas 8th Wonder Brewery has been in Houston for one year and is throwing a block party tonight to celebrate -- it's a "Celeb8ion of Beer." For $25 (tickets purchased at the door) you will receive a commemorative glass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Chris Shepherd Dishes on Underbelly's New Dinner Series

    If you've ever been to Underbelly, you've seen the wall adorned with photos of Houston culinary personalities and places. Not everyone in the photos is famous; some of the people pictured own small mom-and-pop restaurants that serve authentic ethnic food. There are farmers and fishermen. These are t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Kevin Anthony, 45 Southbound Man

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, 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. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? It's not even Mardi Gras ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    The 5th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off: Who Knew Architecture Could Be So Sweet?

    You know that you are dealing with professional architects when blustering winds fail to blow down skyscrapers constructed with cookies and spackled with frosting. Of course, I am referring to the 5th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off, which was hosted by Architecture Center Houston in conjunction with C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Travis Lenig of Liberty Kitchen, On Leaving Fine Dining for Comfort Food, and Eating Foods with Lots of Heat

    This is the first part of a three-part chef chat series. Come back to read parts two and three in this same space Thursday and Friday. Every single time I've been to Liberty Kitchen in the Heights, it's packed. There's something about the space -- the decor, the layout, the smooth sleek lines of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Health Department Roundup: House of Pies, Live Animals, La Fisheria and More

    Did you know some people call the Kirby House of Pies, "The House of Guys"? It's hilarious because that House of Pies location attracts a lot of late-night diners from Montrose, which is a neighborhood with a relatively substantial homosexual population. We'd love to find out who came up with that n ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 8, 2011

    Poster Boy

    Rock art legend Uncle Charlie will not be denied.

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Nick Banaszak of Hearsay Gastro Lounge

    ​ Eating Our Words visited Hearsay Gastro Lounge (218 Travis St.) to speak with Chef Nick Banaszak, a recent graduate of the Art Institute of Houston, to find out where he came from and where he might be going next. Eating Our Words: Hello Nick. We are big fans of Hearsay. Tell us how you end ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2010
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    June 16, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Charles Clark of Ibiza

    ​We visited with Chef Charles Clark of Ibiza to learn about his humble beginnings with food and the path that led to his Midtown Mediterranean menu. EOW: You got started in the culinary field at a very early age. How did you realize that food was the career path for you? Clark: Growing up in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Dinner at Courses

    ​Every few weeks, the Art Institute of Houston holds wine dinners at its student restaurant, Courses. This particular dinner was a tribute to Chef Arue Moore's daughter, a cancer survivor, and the proceeds went to the American Cancer Society. The place has no more than 10 tables, most of whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2009

    Chef Chat: Jonathan Jones of Beaver's

    Former chef for Max's Wine Dive and head honcho at Beaver's (2310 Decatur Street), Jonathan Jones is a gastropub's irreverent dream and tweet-a-holic who wants you to "get your tails to the Beaver." How do you feel about being associated with comfort food? I'm fine with being known for grass root ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    A Chat with David Luna of Shade

    Chef David Luna‚ÄčDavid Luna helms the kitchen as executive chef at Shade (250 W. 19th St., in the Heights), which was named top New American restaurant in Texas by the Zagat survey. Who were your cooking inspirations?Funny you should start with that question. My grandmother's funeral was tod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Isabella Court

    When I first heard the Chronicle was doing a story on the building I live in, Isabella Court, I thought, "Oh great, is rent going up now?"Yesterday, after the story appeared, I was accosted by a nice family on my way to run an errand. "We read about this place in the Chronicle," the mom told me as I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Gingerbread House Smackdown at VOICE Tonight

    Click here for a slideshow... Tonight's the night that the results of a gingerbread house baking and design contest orchestrated by VOICE Restaurant Executive Chef Michael Kramer will be revealed to the world. In keeping with the season, Kramer challenged the city's best pastry chefs to put toget ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008

    To Do: Empty Bowls and Edible Art

    This Saturday, May 17, brings the annual Empty Bowls Houston at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Lawndale Art Center. For a donation of $25 or more, guests will receive a soup lunch provided by Sweet Tomatoes restaurants, with bread from Whole Foods Bakehouse. There will be live music ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2008

    The Art of Noise

    Signal to Noise founder Pete Gershon turns his private collection into art

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007
  • Calendar

    February 10, 2005
  • Dining

    February 7, 2002

    All In The Family

    Dominic Mandola

  • Dining

    January 17, 2002
  • Dining

    July 27, 2000

    Truck-Stop Italian

    Big Humphrey's serves up all the comforts of home - assuming home is a double-wide

  • Calendar

    March 30, 2000

    Kill the Wabbit!

    Once Upon a Toon

  • News

    March 9, 2000
  • News

    January 6, 2000

    The Goode Son

    Houston's First Family of Barbecue has anointed an heir apparent to its expanding empire. And his name is Levi.

  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    High Art

    The locals of Lowbrow go for that speakeasy feel

  • Dining

    July 1, 1999
  • Dining

    November 12, 1998
  • News

    October 15, 1998

    Spun From the Underground

    How an ex-con, a would-be physicist and a kindergarten teacher helped shape Houston's DJ subculture

  • Music

    December 18, 1997
  • News

    September 25, 1997
  • Dining

    August 21, 1997

    The Art of Cooking?

    At the Restaurant at the Art Institute, professional cookingis taught -- sort of

  • Calendar

    March 13, 1997
  • Music

    February 6, 1997
  • Calendar

    December 5, 1996
  • Dining

    December 5, 1996

    South of the Sabine

    The Sunset Tea Room gives way to some new ideas about old-fashioned food

  • Music

    October 3, 1996

    Ground-in Dirt

    Bad boys Taste of Garlic are trying to clean up their act. Yeah. Sure.

  • Calendar

    September 26, 1996
  • Calendar

    April 25, 1996