Culinary Arts

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Susie Jimenez of Trenza Talks Food Network Stardom and Latin Roots

    This is the first part of a two-part Chef Chat interview. Check back with us tomorrow to read Part 2. If things had gone slightly different, Susie Jimenez might not have opened her Mexican/Latin American/Indian fusion restaurant, Trenza, in Houston. Jimenez came very close to having her own Food Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    2013 Holiday Gift List: Molly Dunn's Top 10 Presents For Foodies

    The holidays are upon us, and that means it's time to show your buddies you care by buying them things they probably don't need. But there's no reason to shell out for an expensive ugly Christmas sweater that he'll never wear, or a tchotchke that will sit idly at the back of her closet, when you cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Hop on Over to Hoppy Hour, Re-create a Work of Art & More

    Houston Press' Hoppy Hour @ Phoenicia Specialty Foods Friday, 4-10 p.m. 1001 Austin Street While some people like to pair chicken and waffles together for the sweet, salty, savory combination of flavors, we like to pair Belgian-style ales with waffles. Head on over to Houston Press' Hoppy Hour at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Chris Williams of Lucille's, On Opening a Restaurant in His Twenties and One- and Two-Man Kitchens in Europe

    Chris Williams Lucille's 5512 La Branch Tel: (713) 568-2505 This is Part 1 of a three-part Chef Chat series. Parts 2 and 3 will run in this same space on Thursday and Friday. Tucked away in the Museum District on La Branch near the Children's Museum, Lucille's is one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Put A Fork In Me, I'm At Well Done Cooking Classes

    Oh, lawd. So I can't just be brilliant, toned, fit, witty, charming, book-smart, street-smart, warm, welcoming, friendly, super stylish aaaand great to your mother -- I gotta cook too? Man alive. But alas. I cave and put on my apron. Like most people who learned to cook from their mothers, I didn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Mario Valdez of The Rainbow Lodge, on Becoming Chef de Cuisine at 23

    Mario Valdez The Rainbow Lodge 2011 Ella Blvd. 713-861-8666 This is the first part of a three-part chef chat series. Look for Part 2 and Part 3 in this space Thursday and Friday. Most of us are just starting our careers at age 24, but not Mario Valdez. Having completed culi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Upcoming Events: Learn the Holiday Skills Your Parents Never Taught You

    Learn to make a gingerbread house you can actually eat.​Get lit this month, with several book signings from authors both local and national. First up is Jack Bishop, host of one of TV's best cooking shows, America's Test Kitchen, and editor of America's Test Kitchen, the show's just-as-awesome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: David Cordua of Americas, On His Role as Executive Chef and Favorite Eats Around Town

    Photo by Mai PhamExecutive Chef David Cordua, in the kitchen at Americas River Oaks​Yesterday, we talked to Executive Chef David Cordua, of The Cordua Group, about growing up in the kitchen and culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu. You can read about it here. Today we'll talk to him about what he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    The Cake Boss, Part Two: Buddy Valastro on Why He's Damn Proud to Be an American

    Buddy Valastro, better known as The Cake Boss from TLC's hit show of the same name, will be in Houston on November 11 as part of his second international tour. He'll be speaking at Jones Hall through the Society for the Performing Arts. Yesterday, we talked to Valastro about the lack of emphasis on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    Photo by Gary R. WiseHonduran porkchops at Cafe Red Onion.​Cova Hand-Selected Wines (5555 Washington Avenue) is celebrating five years in business and you're invited to help them do it in style. The restaurant's 5th anniversary party is this Saturday, December 4, from 2 to 10 p.m. and there wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    The Houston Culinary Awards Get a Facelift

    Photo courtesy of My TableThe steel awards themselves (no more glass!) weren't the only new things this year.​"You can't help but feel great when you're honored and respected by your peers and Houston diners," said Sean Beck today, after bringing home a stunning two awards at the annual My Tab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    5 Things to Eat with Eggs Besides Bacon

    wfiupublicradio​ 1. Boudin Purely by accident was this discovery made. A dismally small selection of breakfast accoutrements in the fridge coupled with an intense desire for a gut-busting weekend breakfast spurred this creative egg scramble. Topped with green onions, the final product would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Ryan Pera of the Grove

    ​Eating Our Words recently stalked Ryan Pera, executive chef of the Grove, while he was shopping for fruits at the market, and now we've decided to bombard him with some questions. Rumors cleared, history revealed, and kitchen help praised: Eating Our Words: Could you give us a quick history ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Catfish and Grits

    ​While researching this week's review of Cedar Creek Café, I tried the restaurant's extensive breakfast menu. The Southern-style "biscuits Benedict" featuring poached eggs and fresh hot biscuits were an interesting spin on morning food. But my favorite breakfast was the fried catfish and chee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Houston Street Food Culture

    Why does the Eating Our Words blog focus on taco trucks, roasted corn stands and other such street food while ignoring the city's fine dining scene, commentor Bill Chase wants to know. It's a good question, and it brings up a larger issue that's being discussed in American food circles right now. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Chef Chat: John Signorelli of The Remington

    ​Colorado-bred John Signorelli is executive sous chef at the Remington Restaurant (1919 Briar Oaks Lane), located inside the five-diamond Hotel St. Regis on the West Loop. The Remington was rated one of the top 100 hotel restaurants in America in a 2006 Zagat survey, based on food quality, dé ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Recipe: Bistro Don Camillo's Croque Madame

    Photo by tastybits​As it turns out, it's not just Americans who eat fatty comfort food; the French do it too. The Croque Madame, like the Croque Monsieur, is a grilled ham and cheese sandwich, but it also has an egg. This recipe comes from executive chef Ryan Hildebrand from Bistro Don Camillo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Recipes: Fred's Fairly Famous Concoctions Cooking Sauce

    Photo by Robb Walsh​Culinary tinkerer Fred Konig's Sixth Generation Foods is headquartered in Montgomery, Texas. Fred has been making his "fairly famous" cooking sauce for 45 years according to the company website. The "Our Story" page tell us that Fred was one of those guys who gave away bott ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    No One Cooks In Houston Anymore...Or Do They?

    Photo by Steve Rhodes Michael Pollan, speaking in San Francisco​Michael Pollan's latest piece in this past Sunday's New York Times Magazine has once again proven to do what Pollan's work does best: incite furious discussion among food lovers, food writers and food professionals. Best ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2009

    Bon Appétit, Y’all

    Web exclusive!

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Thanksgiving Slumming with Cream of Mushroom Soup

    Thanksgiving and the annual debate over that damn green bean casserole with the Durkee’s fried onions on top is coming up fast. Will you offer an urbane alternative like green beans with prosciutto and pine nuts to your recalcitrant relatives, or break down and make it according to the back-of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008
  • Film

    June 28, 2007


    Brad Bird does it again; health inspectors everywhere shaken to their core

  • Dining

    March 29, 2007

    Richard Kaplan

    His chocolate is hot

  • Culture

    July 13, 2006

    Long Life

    The MFAH showcases autobiographical work by a Houston legend

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    First Places

    Houston Press staffers win awards

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    Recognition Time

    Contests honor Houston Press writers

  • Dining

    October 21, 2004

    Order in the Kitchen!

    Bistro Lancaster courts trouble by cutting corners

  • News

    May 13, 2004

    Micro Management

    Van Weldon ekes out a living by farming tiny plants

  • Dining

    December 11, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Calendar

    August 14, 2003

    (East) Indian Summer

    A local community celebrates its heritage

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Dining

    May 31, 2001

    Food with Thought

    Lunch with Pat Brown

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Japanese Restaurant

    Kaneyama Japanese Restaurant

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Mashed Potatoes

    Vallone's Steaks, Fish & Chops

  • Dining

    August 24, 2000

    Location Be Damned

    Michaeline's on West Alabama

  • Dining

    August 3, 2000

    Ethnic Explorer

    Does the thought of combing through the Chinese restaurants on Bellaire intimidate you? Let Jay Francis help.

  • Dining

    July 20, 2000
  • Dining

    December 2, 1999

    Damming Up Sabine

    Local Restaurant News

  • Dining

    April 22, 1999
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    April 2, 1998
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    March 26, 1998
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    March 5, 1998
  • Dining

    October 24, 1996

    Home Cooking

    Veronica Bagnato is glad to have you at her table -- aslong as you phone first

  • Dining

    July 4, 1996

    Hot Stuff

    The name's Italian, but that's not all that stokes Fiamma's flame

  • Dining

    June 13, 1996
  • Dining

    December 14, 1995

    Back to Nature

    Redwood Grill gets down to basics in an original way

  • Dining

    September 1, 1994

    Calling All Night Owls

    It's 10 p.m.: Do you know where Vince Kickerillo's lasagna is? At Loulu's

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