Danton Nix

  • Dining

    May 1, 2014

    Five Hidden Gems to Discover in Chinatown

    Here's where you should be eating but probably aren't.

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Where to Get Crawfish in Houston Right Now

    Last time we wrote about crawfish here on the blog, we had mixed emotions. On one hand, we were exited to welcome mudbugs back to our plates and bellies for the season after an unusually cold winter. On the other, we were somewhat flabbergasted by the prices and the short supply of our favorite sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Head to Danton's for Seasonal Gulf Oysters and More

    November is the perfect time of year to indulge in seafood. It's warm enough that you can still sit outside if you want to, and cold oysters will still be refreshing, but it's cool enough to make you crave a steaming bowl of gumbo or baked oysters Rockefeller. Oh yeah, and nearly everything is plump ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 7, 2013

    Sitting Pretty

    Houston's 10 Best Patios

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Crawfish Season Comes Earlier Each Year, Thanks to Massive Houston Demand

    The tiny, peckish crawfish I ate over the weekend at The Hideaway on Dunvale -- my preferred spot for crawfish -- would seem to indicate that although crawfish are available in Houston, crawfish season has not yet truly arrived. This is a point of contention every year among crawfish lovers, who cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Big Bite Night Goes Bollywood

    Photos by GroovehouseButtery crabcake sliders from Truluck's were the hit of the night. See more photos in our slideshow.​The 2011 Big Bite Night at the Houston Museum of Natural Science went Bollywood this year. Narin's Bombay Brasserie was among the nearly 50 restaurants spotlighted at this ... 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

    April 29, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Danton Nix of Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen

    Baked Oysters Dan Jr.​When I told my friends that I was doing a Chef Chat with Danton's, the response was almost uniform: "I love that place!" Judging from the comments on parts one and two of this Chef Chat, many readers feel the same way. Danton Nix may call himself a mere cook, but his food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Danton Nix of Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen

    ​ Yesterday, we spoke with Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen executive chef Danton Nix about his menu and the good and bad of customers having favorite dishes. Today we talk oysters, Groupon and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. EOW: What do you think about the move to give appellations to Galve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Danton Nix of Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen

    ​In late 2007, after more than 20 years in the restaurant industry, self-taught chef Danton Nix (along with his longtime friend and business partner Kyle Teas) opened Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen. Mere months before the economic crisis, it was, in Nix's words, "the perfect time not to open ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 13, 2007

    Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen

    The newest Gulf seafood joint in town is knocking them dead with cheap oysters and awesome gumbo