Danny Trace

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Joe Cervantez of Killen's Steakhouse

    After four-and-a-half years at Brennan's of Houston, Joe Cervantez made a bold move, accepting an executive chef position at Killen's Steakhouse in Pearland. Yesterday in Part 1 of our Chef Chat, we talked with him about his very early start in restaurants and what it was like to work in a hotel. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Joe Cervantez of Killen's Steakhouse

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Fielding's Wood Grill Celebrates Its First Year Anniversary

    Cooking Class with Tory McPhail @ Brennan's of Houston Friday, 6:30 p.m. 3300 Smith Brennan's of Houston will host Tory McPhail, executive chef of Commander's Palace, tonight at 6:30 p.m. for a special cooking class demonstration along with Brennan's executive chef Danny Trace. The duo will prepare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Do You Know How to Spatchcock a Chicken?

    Discover why local foods matter during the Food-as-Medicine Experience at Sparrow Bar Cookshop Monday, August 25 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Chef and owner Monica Pope along with Ali Miller of Naturally Nourished, will teach guests about the medicinal qualities of foods, and demonstrate how to inclu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Upcoming Events: How Do The British Taste Wine?

    Don't wait until the last minute to snag your tickets to this beer dinner. Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar has partnered with Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company to serve an eight-course dinner paired with eight beers, four of which are custom-made specifically for this meal. Reserve your spot at Eleven XI on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Burger Specials & Taco Tuesday

    Beginning Monday, June 23, RDG Bar Annie will offer weekly summer specials during its Summer Food & Drink Series. First up is the Beer & Burger Menu, available from June 23 through June 29. For $29.50, each customer will be served three courses. Start with white gazpacho, or a celery root and drie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Upcoming Events: A Couple That Cooks Together Stays Together

    Facon Brazilian Steakhouse opened in Vintage Park several weeks ago, but the new restaurant will hold its grand opening celebration on Wednesday, May 28, from 6 p.m. until midnight. Tickets to the event cost $50 and include a three-course prix fixe meal consisting of multiple Brazilian meats, a tapa ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Celebrate Derby Day in Houston with Big Hats and Lots of Mint Juleps

    On your mark...get set...go! And by "go," of course, we mean get to the nearest bar or restaurant that's showing the Kentucky Derby and have yourself a mint julep. Though Derby Day isn't as big a celebration here in Houston as it is in parts of the Deep South (or, you know, in Louisville), we still ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Menu of Menus & Vedge Dinner At Brennan's

    The Houston Press Menu of Menus Extravaganza is on Tuesday, April 8, at the fully air conditioned Silver Street Station. From 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. you will have the opportunity to sample food from more than 40 Houston restaurants -- bring your stretchy pants! Sample Italian food from Ciao Bello, Per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Where the Chefs Eat: Benjy Mason, Mark Decker, Richard Knight

    This week, our Where the Chefs Eat series visits the The Heights-area chefs of Treadsack, the restaurant group that includes the ever popular Down House, D & T Drive Inn, and the opening-in-the-near-future Hunky Dory and Foreign Correspondents. We asked them the regular questions, and we got some am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Spatchcocked Turkey and Fresh Wassail: Houston Chefs Have Some Great Cooking Planned For Their Thanksgiving Gatherings

    Earlier this week, we spoke with some Houston chefs about their Thanksgiving preparation and cooking advice. Today, the chefs share with us what they are making for Thanksgiving this year, whether they are planning to spend the holiday at home or in the kitchens of their restaurants.

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Thanksgiving Advice From Houston Chefs: Make a List, Brine Your Bird, and Drink Wine

    Thanksgiving is a national day of cooking and eating until you're completely stuffed...then eating some more. For those in the culinary profession, Thanksgiving is a little different than it is for the rest of the country. Some spend the entire day cooking in the kitchen of their restaurant; some en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Upcoming Events: All About Bees...And Alligators.

    On Monday, August 19 at 7 p.m., Flora & Muse is hosting a gastronomical tour of Spain by Chef Kelly Boyd and Sommelier Evan Turner. The dinner will include six courses paired with Spanish wines. The first course will be a charcuterie plate with cured meats and cheeses from different regions of Spain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Upcoming Events: What Do Duck Dynasty and Robert Earl Keen Have in Common?

    Any and all crawfish-eating you've been doing so far this season has just been practice for the main event: the annual Texas Crawfish Festival in Old Town Spring, which is coming up on April 19 through 21 and April 26 through 28. The festival has to be two weekends to pack in all the food and entert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Get Your Meat at the Houston Barbecue Festival and Your Veg at Brennan's

    If you haven't had a chance to check out the new Frank's Americana Revival yet, next Friday, March 22 is your chance for a two-fer: Dan Garrison of the famed Garrison Brothers Distillery will be on hand for a special evening of Texas bourbon sampling from 6 to 8 p.m. Frank's will have its late-1800s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Menu of Menus Is Back, Bigger and Badder (in a Good Way, Of Course)

    Our grand tasting event -- Menu of Menus -- is coming up on April 9 and we want you, our loyal readers, to be the first to get discounted tickets this year. We are offering a semi-private pre-sale to loyal Houston Press readers that will allow you purchase tickets before they go on sale to the publi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Where the Chefs Eat: Christine Ha and Alvin Schultz

    This week, our Where The Chefs Eat series turns to two amateur chefs turned television reality stars: Christine Ha and Alvin Schultz. Both living in Houston and Vietnamese by descent, they each snagged a spot on the TV reality show, MasterChef. Schultz, who was featured on Season 2, is known for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: Amalia Pferd, Sean Carroll, John Peterson

    Owning a food truck/mobile cart is hard work, but at the end of the day, you still gotta eat. For this week's Where the Chefs Eat series, we're checking in to see where some of Houston's on-the-go chef-proprietors get their grub on. Let's see where Amelia Pferd of Good Dog Hot Dogs, Sean Carroll o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Sweet Charity and Celebrity Chef Tours

    First and foremost, go check out today's Voice Daily Deal. It's the first time we've partnered with 100% Taquito, and today's deal gets you $20 worth of food for $10. For those (like me) who are terrible at math, that's half-off your meal. Do you know how many cups of elote you can buy for $20? A lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: Bryan Caswell, Randy Evans, Danny Trace

    In Houston, the restaurant community is so tight that everyone has worked together in some shape or form over the years. For this week's Where the Chefs Eat, we check in with chefs Bryan Caswell, Randy Evans, and Danny Trace. Evans is affiliated with a bunch of local chefs thanks to his time at B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Southern Star in Northern Houston and Wino Wednesdays

    If you don't quite know how to pair wines with Indian food, let Narin's Bombay Brasserie be your guide at its upcoming Summer Wine Dinner on June 7. Chef Gary Grewal will be serving an array of Indian dishes, all matched with international wines from Republic National sommelier Brett Walters. The f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Upcoming Events: Foodie Floats and a Month of Martinis

    Only $1 at Samba Grille.​Tonight, the Houston Museum of Natural Science continues with its summer Mixers & Elixers series, the last year that the museum will be sponsoring these Friday night mixers -- so enjoy them while you can. Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin will be playing in the Planetarium, ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 5, 2010

    Baffled by Brennan's

    A revived Houston institution proves inconsistent.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Dinner at the New Brennan's

    Crab and leek bread pudding.​The best restaurants -- like the best old friends -- change over time and are always there when you need them. When Brennan's was destroyed by fire in 2008, it was as if we lost a confidant, a warm soul that had been a part of our Houston family since 1967. But now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Houston Welcomes Back an Old Friend

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttClick here for a slideshow​Tonight, 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 >>

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    January 29, 2008