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Bill Floyd

  • Dining

    February 21, 2013

    Dinner and a Show

    Houston's 10 best restaurants for pre-theater dining.

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Openings & Closings: More Americana, Headed Your Way

    Intercontinental Airport must have finally gotten the memo that its dining options were sorely limited considering Houston's rich culinary offerings, because it looks like something's finally being done about it. Earlier this month, there was the news that chef Johnny Hernandez is opening The Frute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Test Drive Five Gourmet Burgers During Tillamook Burger Week April 28-May 5

    The Tillamook Cheese Loaf Love Tour starts this Saturday in Houston, and it's gonna be a juicy one. For one week, five local restaurants will offer gourmet Tillamook-inspired burgers that sound so irresistible, you might be tempted to try them all. 1. At BRC Gastropub, Chef Lance Fegen has create ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 22, 2011

    The Real World

    With expectations sky-high, El Real Tex-Mex Cafe struggles for glory.

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    El Real Tex-Mex Cafe & Shrine: Revival of the Fittest

    Photos by Troy FieldsThe marquee is best appreciated at night, neon lights in full bloom.​Earlier this week, it was reported that Trader Joe's will likely be moving into the old Alabama Theater on West Alabama at Shepherd, thereby saving the old theater from obscurity and possible demolition. ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 28, 2011

    Stellar Stella

    This spectacular restaurant is already a Heights institution.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Three Sliders, You're Out at Minute Maid Park

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThe bowl also makes a cute and handy cat helmet when cleaned. Your cat may feel otherwise, however.​I don't personally understand the appeal of going to the ballpark and getting anything other than a hot dog or a plate of nachos piled high with "cheese" and pickled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    First Look at El Real Tex-Mex Cafe

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​"We had 1,000 covers on Friday night, then 1,200 covers last night," an exhausted but happy-looking Bill Floyd told me when he stopped by our table at El Real Tex-Mex Cafe on Sunday evening. It was a little past 5 p.m., the doors to the place had just opened, and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Caswell at the Bat: Chef Partners with the Astros and Aramark

    Caswell with his mother and father.​I don't know if Chef Bryan Caswell can produce tears on demand -- in which case, he's a damn fine actor -- but the burly man standing in front of me Friday afternoon had suspicious signs of moisture in his eyes as he discussed helping the Astros revamp their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Restaurants We're Excited About for 2011

    ​For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, right? Well, for all the new restaurants that disappointed us in 2010, there are many more coming in 2011 that we're awaiting with baited breath. Whether they be old favorites revived or entirely new restaurants, whether they be from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Getting Real: New Caswell-Walsh Restaurant Venture Finally Gets a Name

    Photo courtesy of Robb WalshArtist's rendering of El Real Tex-Mex Cafe.​"You have to give people what they're interested in eating," Robb Walsh laughed over the phone. "Fajitas will be very well represented on our menu." Wise words that should quell any concerns Houstonians may have had about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #10 Crispy Skin Snapper at Reef

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    It's been an exciting past week for diners and restaurateurs alike, with a rash of new and planned openings to please pretty much any palate. The biggest news, of course, was that our own Robb Walsh is working with Bryan Caswell and Bill Floyd -- the team behind restaurants like Little Big's and Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Robb Walsh Bryan Caswell Bill Floyd = Reef Gone Tex-Mex?

    Photo by rutlo​By now, most people have heard the news that our own former food critic, Robb Walsh, is partnering with Bryan Caswell and Bill Floyd -- the team behind Reef, Stella Sola and Little Big's -- to open a Tex-Mex joint in Montrose. But not just anywhere in Montrose: in the old but newly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Robb Walsh: The Hunter Will Become The Hunted

    The Tower gets a makeover....will it get any more parking?​Max Bialystock, as portrayed in the show-biz documentary The Producers, had only two rules for doing his job:1. Never put your own money in the show.And 2: NEVER PUT YOUR OWN MONEY IN THE SHOW!!!Robb Walsh, the cuddly, lovable former Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #28 Couchon de Lait at Stella Sola

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Chef Chat: Justin Basye Part 2

    Fabio​Yesterday Justin explained the nomination process for the James Beard Awards. Today we discuss changes he has implemented and what he does on his days off from work. Eating Our Words: So four months later, what has changed? Justin Basye: Haha, my responsibilities! Moving from sous to c ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Top 11 Houston Restaurant Openings of the Decade

    Since I started my job as restaurant critic of the Houston Press in May of 2000, I've had a chance to observe the Houston restaurant scene for just about the entire decade. Our fine dining scene has evolved in the last ten years, and so have our ethnic cuisines. Houston became the birthplace of some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Bivalve Throwdown: Oysters With a Side of Intrigue at Stella Sola

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​In the heat of battle last night, the oysters -- and the chefs -- kept their cool. The fourth such event organized by Jenny Wang and the Houston Chowhounds, the Bivalve Throwdown at Stella Sola on Sunday afternoon saw 11 of the city's best chefs compete to create ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Bryan Caswell: Houston's Best New Chef

    How do i begin; excited, elated, humbled, floored, it doesnt even scratch the surface! Me? Houston? Really? (my 1st 3 words to Dana Cowin) Bryan Caswell, who was just named one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs of 2009, took to Twitter immediately after the official announceme ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 26, 2009
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    August 14, 2008
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    September 6, 2007

    Reef

    Chef Bryan Caswell is putting a new spin on Gulf red snapper and serving up some fish you've never heard of

  • Dining

    February 3, 2000

    Playing with Food

    The Cordóa brothers share the last laugh with their deliciously silly Amazon Grill

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    December 3, 1998
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    June 11, 1998
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