Cesar Rodriguez

  • Dining

    November 1, 2012

    Chef Endures Cancer, Loss of Sense of Taste

    A stroke, a brain tumor and the loss of his sense of taste haven't kept Chef David Guerrero out of the kitchen.

  • Dining

    January 12, 2012

    Tiradito and Turf

    At Samba Grille, David Guerrero is breaking the traditional steakhouse mold wide open.

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Meet Houston's Most Underrated Chefs

    Photo by Matthew DresdenWhich "underrated" chef made this beautiful tai ceviche?​Two weeks ago, Mai Pham's excellent post about the modern Franco-Japanese cuisine Chef Jason Hauck is cooking up at Soma Sushi shed some light on the fact that Soma serves much more than just sushi, despite its na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part III: Cesar Rodriguez of Samba Grille

    Lobster Bites.​In this week's chef chat, we caught up with Cesar Rodriguez of Samba Grille (see our conversations here and here). Our talk ended with a personal plea to sample the burger. But first Chef Rodriguez brought out an appetizer. Called Lobster Bites and consisting of Serrano-wrapp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part II: Cesar Rodriguez of Samba Grille

    ​Yesterday, we caught up with Samba Grille's Executive Chef Cesar Rodriguez about life in the kitchen. Today, we find out what he's preparing. EOW: What separates the rodizio dining experience at Samba Grille from some of your competitors? CR: There are three differences. The first is the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part I: Cesar Rodriguez of Samba Grille

    ​Making it in the restaurant business is tough. Now, try pulling it off in downtown Houston's theater district. It's a difficult task, but one Executive Chef Cesar Rodriguez and the team at Samba Grille are up for. We caught up with him recently to find out how things are going. EOW: How ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 14, 2006

    Tall-Tale Tacos

    Is Doneraki famous for its authentic Mexican food or for giving away chile con queso?

  • Dining

    April 13, 2000

    Big Meal on Campus

    Back in school, Eric's teases those poor UH students with its enticing menu and hotel-like prices