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David Buehrer

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Blacksmith's New Summer Menu Features More Than Just Coffee

    It's no secret that Blacksmith Coffee offers excellent food options to go along with its beverages. While the Vietnamese steak and eggs, or a biscuit with crème fraiche and apricot marmalade are awesome staple menu items, this summer, Blacksmith offers an additional lineup of bites and treats creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    The Ten Summer Openings We're Most Excited About

    Just as the warmer weather, longer days and lack of school bring out the blockbuster films in Hollywood-land, summer is generally a time to welcome a slew of new blockbuster restaurants in Houston. Last summer was fairly slow for restaurant openings, but this year is poised to shake up the H-town di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Rest of the Best: 10 Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Houston

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we're rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 41, Biscuit with Crème Fraîche and Marmalade at Blacksmith

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus® issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    You Want This: Vietnamese Steak and Eggs at Blacksmith

    There I was, on New Year's day, my plans for a fantastic brunch at Hugo's unexpectedly dashed at the last minute. Looking for a fast casual place for lunch, it looked like pretty much everything -- Eatsie Boys, Doshi House, Paulie's, Cafe TH -- was closed, until I came upon Blacksmith. Not only were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2013

    Five 2013 Food Trends We'd Like to See Alive and Well in 2014

    Not all food trends are annoying, and though we know "to each his/her own" is a good rule by which to live, there are a few gems out there in the food world that we cannot wait to see more of. Here are Five 2013 Food Trends That We Hope Stick Around in 2014:

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Sweet Relief: Houston Chefs Rally Together To Support My Dee Dee's Pie Shoppe After Fire

    A beautiful thing about the Houston restaurant scene is the love and support that is shown to those going through difficult times. On November 29, My Dee Dee's Pie Shoppe was engulfed in flames. Bella-Katherine Curtis has been the owner of the place for the past 22 years, and has provided homemade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Pho Binh by Night by Blacksmith: Pho Pop-Up Hits Montrose

    The Pho Binh family of restaurants offers what's often called the best pho in Houston, but they can also be a bit of a drive. The original Pho Binh sits in a trailer down in far south Houston, while its newer sister restaurant -- Pho Binh by Night -- is in the western reaches of Chinatown (which its ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 28, 2013

    Eatsie Boys Go Brick-and-Mortar

    Eatsie Boys still runs catering out of its food truck, but with a restaurant homebase now it can do so much more.

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    February 21, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Coffee Shops

    The last time we compiled a list of Houston's best coffee houses was in February 2011, and things have certainly changed since then. In just the last several months, Houston's caffeine scene has benefited from several new entrants, all of which are determined to raise the city's coffee profile just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Dinner at the Market: Revival Market Launches Supper Series on Tuesdays

    With co-owners Ryan Pera and Morgan Weber busy opening up Coltivare -- the upcoming Heights restaurant from the Revival Market team -- food at the market itself has been left in the capable hands of Adam Dorris, chef de cuisine at Revival and the most recent chef de cuisine at Stella Sola. It's Dorr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Robb Walsh Road Trips and an Introverted Wine Meant for Greatness

    29-95: Opening today is Brooklyn Athletic Club, the new restaurant from Lance Fegen and chef Jeff Axline that took over the spot where Zimm's Little Deck once stood. Greg Morago has a preview of the space, which features two spaces in one: "The Clubhouse, a 45-seat, diner-style, full-service restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    First Look at the Eatsie Boys Cafe and Its Matzah Ball Pho

    Why hadn't it ever occurred to me to drop matzah balls in pho before? I mused to myself as I sat mesmerized by the giant, stainless steel mug of matzah ball pho sitting in front of me at the new Eatsie Boys Cafe yesterday morning. The pairing is almost a natural, when you think about it: the fatty-s ... 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

    December 4, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in Greenway Plaza

    Last week, we took a look at the 10 best restaurants in Upper Kirby, a part of town that abuts this week's spotlighted neighborhood: Greenway Plaza. While it's considerably more difficult to define Greenway Plaza than Upper Kirby -- which has strictly set boundaries, unlike the area around the mast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Witchcraft, Underdogs and Blacksmiths: November 2012 in Openings & Closings

    On my way home a few nights ago, I noticed that a hunch I'd had was true: Bibas Brooklyn Express had closed after only six short months in business on Main Street. I'd noticed the lights off for a few days, and a new spread of brown paper in the windows meant only one thing. B4-U-Eat reports that th ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 8, 2012

    Doshi House Does It All

    Third Ward coffeehouse is an art space, community meetingspot and vegetarian cafe in one.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    The Draft Brings Philanthropy, Craft Beer and Fine Food to The East End

    Houston Beer Week buzz has been kind of a slow burn this year. With no balls-to-the-wall epic beer dinners like last year's Petrol Station vs. Hay Merchant battle planned for this year, one big event -- The Draft -- is promising to be Beer Week's heavy hitter. The Draft is this year's revamped and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Oktoberfest Contests, Beer-and-Burger Pairings and Free Food Truck Lunches for All

    Celebrate 20 years of artist studios at Lawndale Art Center and five years of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program with Tasteful Art, a special tasting event featuring local contemporary artists and chefs at the historic and beautiful Hofheinz House (3900 Milam). Lawndale is bringing culinary artists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: Seth Siegel-Gardner, Terrence Gallivan, Justin Yu

    First, there was Just August Project. And then came Pilot Light Group. And then came Oxheart Restaurant. And soon we will have the The Pass and Provisions. For this week's Where the Chefs Eat installment, we found out where Seth Siegel-Gardner, Terrence Gallivan, and Justin Yu like to eat around ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    A Bloody Good -- and Bloody Hard to Find -- Dessert Hits Revival Market

    In its savory form, sanguinaccio tastes like oddly greaseless pan sausage. Revival Market even serves the stuff in a tall, sausage-shaped round along with a fried yard egg, the crumbly texture of the sanguinaccio thirstily soaking up the golden yolk once you pierce the egg's delicate white cloak. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 39, Rigatoni in Bolognese Sauce at Paulie's

    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

    July 16, 2012

    CultureMap Makes a Gaffe, Doesn't Think It's a Gaffe, But Quietly Changes Story

    The joke wasn't even that funny. New York celebrity chef David Chang, hearing that Jeremy Lin would likely come to Houston to play for the Rockets, at least for three years, tweeted yesterday, "@momofuku is looking to sign a three year lease in Houston, Texas." As Eater National reported today, ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    March 7, 2012

    Montrose Welcomes Nabi to the Neighborhood

    When chef Ji Kang moved to Houston from Dallas, he didn't know what to expect. By his own admission, Houston was a last resort. The Austin native and Dallas-trained chef hadn't planned on moving here, but -- as he said in this week's cafe review of his new restaurant, Nabi -- he's glad he did. "If ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Money Cat Brunch Raises Money for OKRA

    It's Sunday morning, just 15 minutes shy of 10 a.m., and already, a small line had formed as I entered Paulie's on Westheimer for an encore of Chef Justin Yu's popular Money Cat Brunch pop-up. A fundraiser for the newly formed OKRA (Organized Kollaboration on Restaurant Affairs) non-profit, the even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

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

    Photo by Kevin O'MaraA reminder of what our No. 3 pick used to look like.​For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Kata Robata's Autumn Festival, "Aki no Matsuri!"

    Photos by Mai PhamSuckling pig with buns and sauce, one of the many dishes from Kata Robata's izakaya​Twice a year, Kata Robata transforms its patio into an izakaya, a casual after-work drinking place with Japanese bar food. Izakaya-type food is not fancy. They are the Japanese equivalent to S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    What Kind of Coffee Do You Unwittingly Resemble?

    You look like...a grande mocha, no sugar, no whip, extra dry, half skim, half whole milk with caramel. Sugar-free caramel. Jerk.​This weekend, I stopped into Inversion for a caffeine infusion in my preferred format: a cortado, which is a shot of espresso cut with an equal amount of steamed mil ... More >>

  • News

    August 11, 2011
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    August 8, 2011

    Cafe Luz Offers More Than Just Coffee: Handmade Sodas and Fresh Food Head Downtown

    Cafe Luz's giant lightbulb was painted by Borrego herself.​Downtown has a new coffee shop as of this morning at 6:30 a.m. That's when Frank Freeman opened the doors of Cafe Luz at 907 Franklin, his new venture with Lucrece Borrego and Jesus Acosta, who also own Kitchen Incubator. Cafe Luz is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Openings & Closings: July 2011

    Chef Raj Dixit takes over at The Inn.​Another busy week in the city where good things happen in threes: Three coffee shops are opening soon, three chefs have moved into new positions, and three restaurants are fast on their way to opening (or reopening, in one case). And bad things happen in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Relish Fine Foods: Central Market's Long-Lost Little Sister

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttDijon shrimp salad sandwich with Bibb lettuce and sweet peppers.​Let me be clear up front: Relish Fine Foods is in no way related to Central Market, aside from being located a few blocks away from the grocery giant on San Felipe and Weslayan. However, the similariti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Houston Restaurant and Bar Industry Rallies for One of Its Own

    FacebookLinda Salinas, before shaving her mustache.​Linda Salinas is a talented sommelier and bartender. She's worked at and with some of Houston's best bars and restaurants: Voice, Anvil, Branch Water Tavern, Bootsie's, Beaver's, 13 Celsius and Kata Robata. She is a fixture within the industr ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 24, 2011

    Where to Get Your Caffeine Fix

    The Top Ten Coffeehouses in Houston

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    February 15, 2011

    The Top 10 Coffee Houses in Houston

    Photo by Gary R. WiseGreenway Coffee, one of Houston's leading coffee houses.​Last week's First Look at Black Hole Cafe prompted some interesting discussions in the comments section, namely a lively debate about the merits of weighing a just-opened coffee house against other, more established ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    First Look at Black Hole Cafe

    ​Does Montrose need another Inversion? The folks behind Black Hole Cafe (4504 Graustark, 713-528-0653) apparently think so. And since they're also the folks behind popular establishments Poison Girl and Antidote -- the former in Montrose, the latter in the Heights -- the new Black Hole Cafe wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    R.I.P.: A Toast to the Restaurants We'll Miss the Most

    Photo by Robb WalshAlas! No more salchi-burgers from Brisa Cocina Mexicana.​While toasts are usually reserved for happier events or for New Year's Eve, we thought it appropriate to toast the dearly departed restaurants which closed this past year, wishing those who had to close them future suc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Five Questions for Geri Druckman and This Year's Wine Conference

    Photos by Jeff BalkeSamples were drained during last year's Wine Conference sessions.​Last September marked the inaugural year for The Wine Conference, an annual event pairing more than just food and wine. The Wine Conference seeks to pair people with knowledge, whether those people are wine e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Top 10 Restaurants in Montrose

    It's a little bit insane to try and narrow down all of the food options in the Montrose area to a "top 10." This list, as with all others, is personal and also imperfect. Such an exercise will surely lead to impassioned protests of "How could you be so stupid as to have missed _____?" and insults of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Brunch At Anvil

    ​Edited: This article has been revised as a result of misinformation received by The Houston Press. Although Anvil Bar & Refuge hasn't started serving brunch quite yet, one thing's for sure: The mimosas are going to be damn good. Starting this Sunday, May 16, Anvil will be serving a Sunday b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Top 10 Restaurants In Clear Lake

    Photo by Jared Cherup​There's more to Clear Lake than just NASA, the sadly rotting Jim West mansion and that hotel where a woman mowed down her husband in the parking lot. And there's also more to the area than overly-fancy eateries like Cullen's or old mainstays like Villa Capri and the Seabr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Bloody Good Times at Beaver's Ice House

    Photos by Groovehouse Caleb Gutierrez's michelada, rimmed with cumin and salt​While we may not have a palate for wine, it's no secret that Eating Our Words loves beer. And hot sauce. And the two of those things magically mixed together in a pint glass. So in the interest of further promoti ... More >>

  • News

    November 12, 2009

    City of Coffee

    Is Houston about to become America's coffee capital?

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    November 2, 2009

    Steam Punks: Baristas Throw Down at Houston's First Latte Art Competition

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttSilence Huang points out good and bad characteristics on a calibration cup of latte.​Judging a latte art competition is deceptively difficult, as we found out on Friday night. Silence Huang, one of our fellow judges and a master barista from Taiwan, drew careful diagram ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 24, 2009

    Remarkable Rendang

    Don't miss this Chinese restaurant on Bellaire near Highway 6 — just don't order the Chinese food.

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    September 3, 2009

    Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

    Photo by Robb Walsh​When I heard that Tuscany Coffee barista David Buehrer had never attended an Ethiopian coffee ceremony, I invited him to meet me at Blue Nile Ethiopian restaurant on Richmond. We were seated in backless stools at a traditional low, round table in the back of the restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    The Belly of the Beast

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt A packed dining room at Catalan on Monday night​People swarmed the table full of pork and beans at last night's long-awaited Pork Belly Throwdown at Catalan like bees on a hive. Dishes such as Vermont maple-glazed Kurobuta pork belly shared space with whole suc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Rising Star Barista at the Greenway Plaza Food Court

    Photos by Robb WalshDavid BuehrerThere were a couple of coffee connoisseurs sampling the espresso blends at Tuscany Coffee in the Greenway Plaza food court when I stopped by to check it out. "We come by to sample the espresso every day," they told me. And they aren't the only ones. Barista David Bue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Follow Friday for Houston Food Hounds

    Photo courtesy of @bakerella In the world of Twitter -- the love-it-or-hate-it microblogging service -- Fridays are known as "Follow Friday," a day devoted to suggesting new or interesting users for your friends to follow. Depending on who you follow, your Twitter stream will be inundated on Friday ... More >>

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