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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Armed with only a truck and a dream (well, and a batch of recipes), these food entrepreneurs continue to fan out across 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Rock art legend Uncle Charlie will not be denied.
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 >>
MECA brings the holiday traditions alive
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Chef David LunaDavid 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Signal to Noise founder Pete Gershon turns his private collection into art
Big Humphrey's serves up all the comforts of home - assuming home is a double-wide
Once Upon a Toon
Houston's First Family of Barbecue has anointed an heir apparent to its expanding empire. And his name is Levi.
The locals of Lowbrow go for that speakeasy feel
How an ex-con, a would-be physicist and a kindergarten teacher helped shape Houston's DJ subculture
At the Restaurant at the Art Institute, professional cookingis taught -- sort of
The Sunset Tea Room gives way to some new ideas about old-fashioned food
Bad boys Taste of Garlic are trying to clean up their act. Yeah. Sure.