Ronnie Killen has made a big name for himself, not just in Pearland, where his eponymous Killen's Steakhouse is located, but across the Houston area and the United States. He has been a guest chef at the Beard House and, just within this past week, Killen's Steakhouse was on Open Table's Diners' Cho ... More >>
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 >>
Chris Shepherd won the James Beard award for Best Chef: Southwest earlier this year. He is the first Houston chef to do so since Robert del Grande won in 1992 and one who has helped thrust our culinary scene into the national spotlight. Shepherd's story is of a chef who has taken the journeyman's ... More >>
Randy Evans has an exuberant personality that comes through in his cooking at Haven: passionate about local products and seasonal produce, expressive of its Texas roots. There's no mistaking where you are when you're eating at Haven: It's Houston all the way. Evans's cooking at Haven is also highly ... More >>
Discovery Green's new Green Film Series begins tonight, September 28, and will run until November, showing films designed to educate and challenge the community on how to respect and care for the earth. Tonight's offering, which will begin just as the sun goes down, will be "FRESH," a documentary th ... More >>
That cool restaurant tucked back off Kirby is more than a year old. This week, we speak with Randy Evans, executive chef and partner of Haven and former executive chef at Brennan's, about his past and Haven's present. EOW: Who were your culinary inspirations? RE: Number one, my mom... Her ... More >>
A revived Houston institution proves inconsistent.
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttClick here for a slideshowTonight, the dining room at Brennan's will be filled once again with the happy sounds of clattering plates, clinking wine glasses and content diners after a 17-month rebuilding process. The beloved Houston institution, which first opened i ... More >>
The "Tex-La" food at Sabine River Cafe isn't innovative, but it sure is tasty.
Photo courtesy of @bakerella In the world of Twitter -- the love-it-or-hate-it microblogging service -- Fridays are known as "Follow Friday," a day devoted to suggesting new or interesting users for your friends to follow. Depending on who you follow, your Twitter stream will be inundated on Friday ... More >>
A Houston institution burns; will it be back?
Photo by Daniel Kramer / Click here for more Houston images Brennan’s of Houston was consumed by flames on the morning of September 13, at the height of Hurricane Ike’s fury. Several employees were trapped inside and injured in the blaze. We hope they make a complete and speedy recovery. Th ... More >>
City Hall and the Greater Houston Restaurant Association once again threaten the right to light up in bars
Carl Walker, Brennan's of Houston
A quest for all that's good and greasy in an American icon