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Charles Clark

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 2: How Do You Pronnounce Giacomo's, Anyway?

    In part 1 of our Chef Chat with Lynette Hawkins of Giacomo's, we discussed how it started out being a counter service restaurant. The customers didn't like it, though, and the restaurant is now 100% table service. Why didn't it work, though? We find out here in Part 2. We also get three recommenda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Passaporto Italia Begins at Central Market

    Head to Canyon Creek Cafe on Tuesday, April 29, for a five-course beer dinner paired with brews from Buffalo Bayou, Saint Arnold and Karbach. The beer dinner costs $65 and begins at 6 p.m. with crispy calamari paired with Buffalo Bayou Figaro - Belgian Fig. Next, Canyon Creek will serve a roasted ga ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 3, 2014
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    March 28, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Midtown Gets A Food Truck Park

    In not-so-shocking news, another Washington Avenue bar bites the dust. The Houston Chronicle reports that Blue Moose Lodge at 5306 Washington shut its doors on Thursday, March 20. The sports bar posted the closing announcement on Facebook; Blue Moose Lodge had been in business for three-and-a-half y ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 5, 2013

    The Houston Valet Conundrum

    One of the most hated aspects of dining in Houston

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Family-Friendly Restaurants, Labor Day Openings & More

    What a month it has been for openings and closings! Fortunately, we haven't seen many restaurants leave the Houston dining scene, but we are in store for a ton of anticipated fall openings. We will get to that in a little bit, so let's start with the the openings and closings from this week. Habibi ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 4, 2013

    Tucanos Brazilian Grill Opens

    Sugar Land finally has a traditional Brazilian restaurant.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Bistro Des Artes, Iguana Joes & More

    This week several big name chefs and restaurant owners spoke about their newly opened and to-come restaurants. Oh yeah and Iguana Joe's apparently got a lot of people sick and is shut down temporarily. But enough of the gross news, let's get back to some openings we are pretty excited about. Eater ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 9, 2013

    Todo con Queso

    Houston's 10 best Tex-Mex restaurants.

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Openings & Closings: New Concepts from Beloved Chefs, Opening Soon

    Let's pull the Band-aid off and list the bad news first: Jeannine's Bistro officially closed this past week after a temporary closure became permanent. On its Facebook page, the Belgian restaurant posted the following farewell: We've sadly decided to close, and wanted to thank all our friends & pat ... 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

    December 18, 2012

    The 10 Best New Houston Restaurants of 2012

    If I had to pick one word to describe the mad, exciting rush of restaurant activity that's defined 2012, it would be this: exhilarating. Followed closely by: exhausting. Trying to keep up with every single new restaurant that's flung open its doors exuberance -- welcoming the city's burgeoning food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Are We There Yet? Restaurants We're Excited About for 2013

    Last year -- at the tail-end of 2011 -- it seemed as if half the restaurants we were excited about in 2010 for the upcoming year still hadn't opened yet: Uchi, Triniti, Underbelly and The Hay Merchant were all a very long time in the making, but finally opened this past year to great acclaim all aro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in Midtown

    Although Midtown may be more well-known for its bars and late-night clubs, there isn't a shortage of good food to be found -- even if the neighborhood is steadily losing many of the Vietnamese restaurants that once saturated the area. In keeping with Midtown's current incarnation as the drinking-ou ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 30, 2012

    The Best Beer Labels

    The most iconic and creative on Texas shelves.

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Chef Amanda McGraw Wows with New Specials at Brasserie 19

    A perfectly poached 63-degree egg -- one of only two things that Chef Amanda McGraw cooks in her sous vide machine at Brasserie 19, the other being a giant pork chop -- is spilling its saffron-colored yolk across the crispy top of a parmesan custard inside a shallow, white ramekin. Off to one side, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Top 10 Octopus Dishes in Houston

    Octopus. Regardless of how it's prepared, I generally love eating the squirmy, tentacled creatures. A great, low-fat seafood option, octopus has this wonderfully distinctive texture. It's also light and fun to eat -- the perfect summertime dish. Our city's chefs must feel the same way I do, because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Wasted Water and the Battlesong of Christie Rafanan

    Houston Chronicle: If you're wondering whether or not the Eatsie Boys will have beer from their own 8th Wonder Brewery when their Montrose cafe opens later this year, wonder no more: The answer is a firm no, thanks to bizarre and outdated TABC laws. Ronnie Crocker tackles the messy task of explainin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Underbelly's Underpriced Wine List Gives Us More Reasons to Love It

    Because there is so very much to discuss when it comes to Underbelly, the subject of this week's cafe review, I found myself having to trim back significantly in certain areas of the review in order to get a broader point across (which, TL;DR, is that Underbelly is where it's all happening and you s ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 1, 2011

    Casual Coppa

    This restaurant impresses with simple, harmonious flavors — and its refusal to over-impress.

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    The Key to the Kitchen: Coppa's Female Executive Chef, Brandi Key, Is No Novelty Act

    November 3 was National Men Make Dinner Day, one of an increasingly nonsensical line of national holidays that are being trotted out in larger numbers every year. This particular holiday was especially perplexing to those in the food industry, where men make dinner every night. A man probably will m ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 29, 2011

    That's Rich

    Brasserie 19 is the place to see and be seen in River Oaks.

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Openings & Closings: Losing Our Voice

    Photo courtesy of Coppa Ristorante ItalianoCoppa: Now open for business.​The worst news of the week came from My Table early yesterday morning, when the magazine reported that downtown restaurant Voice has lost its executive chef, the very underrated Greg Lowry, and is in talks to "reconcept" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    ​Pearland is really moving up in the world, home to greats like Killen's Steakhouse and hole-in-the-wall gems like Thanh Phunog that serve wild boar pho. In addition to its own recently opened version of House of Pies, a new biergarten/carwash called King's Biergarten has opened on Broadway. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Openings & Closings: The Chock Full o'Nuts Edition

    Yeah, I don't understand this either.​Remember last week, when we blithely reported that it had been such a wonderful week of good news? Prepare yourself for a mixed bag this week -- and it's a big bag -- starting with the ugly stuff. After Caffe Bello's abrupt closure, there were rumors that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    First Look at Brasserie 19

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttEnglish pea soup, lightly chilled, with lump Gulf crab meat: It's not available every day, but it should be.​On a drizzly Thursday night, the warmly glowing interior of Brasserie 19 beckoned the crowds inside its crisp white interior and onto its broad patio. The r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Openings & Closings: April 2011

    Photo by lc_dbKing Biscuit was one of the many restaurants to close over the past week.​After a quiet few weeks, a rash of openings, delays and unexpected closings tore through the city this past week, starting with the news that Austin's "sexy Tex-Mex" import Vivo is not coming to San Felipe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    Pure Luck ravioli with warm tiny beets, brown butter and hazelnut puree.​With an opening date seemingly in sight, the latest food buzz is centered around Chef Michael Gaspard's Brasserie 19. Gaspard's partners in the new venture, Charles Clark and Grant Cooper, are already old hands at shaping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Charles Clark of Ibiza

    ​After talking with Charles Clark of Ibiza for the past couple of days, today we continue, discussing how his signature dishes are based in his roots and how Ibiza patrons can make special requests. EOW: So what should a first-time Ibiza patron order? Clark: To truly showcase my roots, they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Charles Clark of Ibiza

    ​Today we continue our chat with Charles Clark of Ibiza about his time meandering through the Mediterranean. EOW: You spent some time traveling through Europe learning the Mediterranean cuisine. So help me connect the dots of how you went from riverside fryers and Chinese restaurants in Louis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 22, 2010

    Movies Houstonians Love (Meals on Reels): Babette's Feast

    Charles Clark's favorite movie just might be the granddaddy of the "food film" genre

  • Dining

    January 21, 2010

    Tasty Tentacles

    Octopus a la Plancha at Ibiza

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Showdown at the IPA Corral

    Houston's favorite brewery, Saint Arnold, held their sold-out Second Annual One Pot Showdown yesterday afternoon on the kind of overcast, slightly chilly day that was perfect chili (and gumbo and stew and curry) eating weather.  The rules for the One Pot Showdown were simple yet ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 9, 2006

    Bacon, Eggs and Barbera

    Treat yourself to Mediterranean-inflected breakfast foods and some of the most amazing wine deals in town at Catalan

  • News

    February 17, 2005

    Three Days Too Many

    First, a botched robbery case. Now, a botched punishment for the HPD cop involved.

  • News

    September 9, 2004
  • News

    August 26, 2004

    Truth and Consequences

    Sometimes in the game of cops and robbers, telling your story is no defense

  • Dining

    October 25, 2001

    Patriotic Excess

    Luxurious Vallone’s most interesting new menu items arean early casualty of the war

  • Dining

    October 4, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Charles Clark's Ibizaritas

  • Dining

    August 2, 2001

    No Cash Back

    Some Tasca investors are nervous about the money. So was the state of Texas.

  • Dining

    June 7, 2001

    A Matter of Grape Concern

    Ibiza makes for a pleasant escape

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Latin Grill

    Elvia's Latin Grill and Bar

  • Dining

    August 31, 2000

    Cheaper By The Bottle

    Former Tasca chef uncorks a food and wine bar for those on a budget

  • Dining

    July 6, 2000

    Miami Spice

    Southern Exposure

  • Dining

    April 27, 2000
  • Dining

    April 13, 2000

    Tsk, Tsk, Tasca

    Tasca Kitchen and Wine Bar

  • News

    October 8, 1998
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    October 8, 1998
  • Dining

    August 20, 1998

    Setting a New Standard

    Tasca, serious about its food and service, delivers excellence

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