Claire Smith

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Rebecca Masson of
    Fluff Bake Bar

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Like Wine? Doing Good Deeds? Join Women of Wine Charities At Its Annual Benefit

    The Women of Wine Charities hosts its Grand Tasting next week, a walk-around tasting event featuring world-class wines and bites from some of Houston's top chefs, including Reef's Bryan Caswell and Claire Smith of Canopy. The organization, which started in 2007 as a peer networking group for women ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 16, 2013

    The Pho-ndamentals

    A beginner's guide to Vietnamese cuisine.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Bistros

    How do you define a bistro? If you're going to stick to the traditional Parisian definition, a bistro (or bistrot) is a small, tidy restaurant that serves inexpensive wine and simple dishes in a modest price range. Those dishes are traditionally French "comfort food" recipes like coq au vin, boeuf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Bitches Love Food

    A familiar face is back in town: L.J. Wiley, the prodigal chef behind Yelapa Playa Mexicana, has returned to Houston. Although Yelapa has been closed since October 2011 and its various staff have moved on, the modern Mexican restaurant dazzled during its brief run -- the Houston Press gave it a Best ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 18, 2012

    The Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 10 sushi restaurants.

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 25, Shrimp and Grits at Shade

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Kiran Verma of Kiran's

    Photo by Matthew DresdenKiran Verma in front of her restaurant.​In part one of our Chef Chat with chef/owner Kiran Verma of Kiran's, we discussed how she came to create Houston's first restaurant combining fine dining and Indian cuisine. Today, we talk about sourcing ingredients, making baby f ... More >>

  • 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

    March 18, 2011

    Texas Stars Shine Bright at Last Night's Rising Star Gala

    Photos by GroovehouseChef Maurizio Ferrarese of Quattro plates his lamb ravioli.​"We didn't know what we were going to find in Houston," said Antoinette Bruno last night at the Four Seasons Hotel. Bruno, the CEO and editor-in-chief of Star Chefs admitted to being "really ignorant of the Housto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Beer Booze: Cervesa Preparada

    Melissa Fleming / FOOD & WINEThe cocktail was served with a green salad and a croquette of headcheese.​Internationally famous mixologist Claire Smith was in town last week for a one-night-only cocktail pairing dinner at Reef. If you aren't familiar with Smith and her unusual approach to cockta ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 20, 2010

    True to the 'Trose

    Colorful eatery Canopy is becoming a neighborhood fixture.

  • Dining

    December 24, 2009

    Shade at Canopy

    The dish of Claire Smith's newest restaurant

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Sunday Brunch at Canopy

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt The Gin Blossom at Canopy​Another new restaurant, another Sunday brunch "preview" in its opening days. This time, we landed at Canopy, Claire Smith's latest culinary endeavor (her most well-known being Shade, on 19th Street in the Heights). And landed is certain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Openings and Closings

    Photo courtesy of Paula Murphy The verdant interior of Canopy​Two long-awaited restaurants have finally opened in the past week, just in time for the not-so-busy Christmas season. Here's your chance to check them both out before the masses pack into them come January. Canopy (3939 Montrose ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 19, 2007

    Potlikker Film Festival

    Eat it, drink it, see it

  • News

    July 7, 2005

    Chefs Rule!

    If you can't stand the sight of lopped-off digits and the smell of your own flesh burning, get out of the kitchen

  • Dining

    July 15, 2004

    The 19th Oasis

    In the restaurant-challenged Heights, Shade shimmers like an oasis

  • Dining

    April 29, 2004
  • Dining

    January 3, 2002

    Slim Comfort

    Has the Daily Review Cafe succeeded at staying the same?

  • Dining

    July 20, 2000

    Claire Smith: Change of Venue

    Daily Review Cafe's executive chef takes to the road

  • Dining

    September 23, 1999

    The Buzz

    Chic, minimal decor. Healthy food. An urban attitude. And it's where?

  • Dining

    March 18, 1999
  • Dining

    May 25, 1995

    Diner's Notebook

    Restaurant Stew

  • Dining

    January 12, 1995

    Eating on the Cutting Edge

    Daily Review has the foodies alerted, and for good reason