This is Part 2 of a three part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here, and Part 3 in this same space Friday.
Yesterday, our chat with Travis Lenig of Liberty Kitchen revealed a bit about his background as a chef, and how he loves eating spicy food. Today, our conversation moves to the work he's ... More >>
Coppa Ristorante Italiano
This is Part 2 of a three-part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space Friday.
EOW: So the concept of Coppa as being an Italian Restaurant, and you coming from Pappa's, how did that evolve and ... More >>
Finding a bartender for this week's article proved far harder than usual. After visiting three bars in a row manned by -- in this order -- a bar back, a first-day waitress and, finally, no one at all, I began to wonder if I had finally succeeded in my goal to drink Houston dry. In a last-ditch effor ... More >>
UPDATE: In grand Houston Restaurant Weeks tradition (which used to be just "Houston Restaurant Week," no plural at the end), HRW has been extended once again this year. The month-long dining-for-charity eatstravaganza will run through Labor Day weekend. The last day to get your $20 lunches and $35 d ... More >>
As most of Houston and the surrounding area knows by now, Free Press Summer Fest announced its 2012 lineup in the wee hours this morning. By now Rocks Off has had a few more hours to reflect on the festival, entering its fourth year at Eleanor Tinsley Park June 2 and 3, and also to take a shower.
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I had passed CHA Champagne & Wine Bar on Waugh across from Whole Foods so many times but hadn't stopped in until this week. I was in a celebratory mood because I'd gotten 90 percent of my Christmas shopping done on Cyber Monday and felt I deserved a pat on the back glass of Champagne. A frien ... More >>
Benjy's on Washington on a Friday nightLet's face it, Houstonians have a tendency to be fickle. They flock to the coolest places when it's new and hip to do so, losing interest and moving on when the next hot new thing hits the scene.
When a place is "in," though, everyone seems to want t ... More >>
Executive Chef Juan Carlos Gonzalez of Bistro AlexExecutive Chef Juan Carlos Gonzalez of Bistro Alex is a cool kind of guy. The first time I met him, during the launch of Bistro Bar, he came down from the kitchen decked out in full chef's regalia - complete with a signature chef's toque hat t ... More >>
The Good, the Bad and the Curry at Saint Arnold's One Pot ShowdownHouston's favorite brewery, Saint Arnold, held their sold-out Second Annual One Pot Showdown yesterday afternoon on the kind of overcast, slightly chilly day that was perfect chili (and gumbo and stew ... More >>