This is part two of a three-part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space Friday.
EOW: You came you Houston in 1982, but you didn't open your first restaurant until 1990. How come?
HF: Because I worked in the Golden China restaurant in the Sharpstown area.
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Not too long ago, I revisited a restaurant that had been a family favorite for years, yet had fallen out of the rotation for a while. It turned out well, and earned the place a slot back in the mental restaurant file. In a similar spirit, I took the family to Hunan Village for dinner last wee ... More >>
The year gone by marked some very exciting restaurant openings (such as Haven, Branchwater Tavern, Yelapa Playa Mexicana and Stella Sola) and some equally important closings (such as Cafe Annie, Bedford, Las Alamedas and Felix Mexican Restaurant). To close out the yea ... More >>
In the space that housed Café Le Jadeite on West Gray emerges a new restaurant, Café Ginger (1952 West Gray, 713-528-4288). Jack Tsai is the manager. "I used to work for Toro Japanese restaurant before coming here," says Tsai. "Toni Sha is the owner. He was one of the partners in Le Jadeite as wel ... More >>
Where: New Hunan, 2345 FM 1092 (Murphy Road), Missouri City, 281-499-3061
What $7 gets you: An assortment of mainstream Chinese dishes with more than half offered in the spicy hot Szechuan style. We had one dish that stepped over into the under-$13 range, but it wasn't any better than the lunch sp ... More >>