In 2012, Menu of Menus® celebrated its 10th anniversary with a move into a stunning new space -- Silver Street Station -- with plenty of room for the thousands of guests that showed up and with the inaugural Iron Fork competition. Last year saw master chef Monica Pope hosting the knock-out Iron Che ... More >>
Austin King is a nervous ball of energy. He hops around the small kitchen at the rear of Grand Prize Bar like a character in Super Mario Brothers, head down and face fixed in a grimace of determined concentration. He pulls dumplings from a fryer with one hand, sprinkles Tabasco-infused scallions ont ... More >>
At my house, the DVR is always set to record Food Network Star (nee The Next Food Network Star). The only Food Network mega-star to emerge from the show was Season Two winner Guy Fieri, although other contestants have developed lasting concepts that continue to air on Food Network. I think one of th ... More >>
Upon stepping through La Lupita's heavy, black-iron door, you're greeted with rustic shelves holding tequila and baskets of colorful produce; a lively painting of La Virgen de Guadalupe; and a bright-red ceiling centerpiece made of hand-blown glass hearts. A grand spiral staircase with a wrought-iro ... More >>
Stars and hearts over the naughty bits, so this is almost 100 percent safe for work. Almost.In case you hadn't heard -- especially since the man himself Tweeted the pic -- a nude photo of Anthony Bourdain surfaced yesterday, taken 12 years prior while on vacation. To quote Bourdain on the pho ... More >>
Photo by Matthew DresdenDomenica Catelli, outside her family's eponymous restaurant in Geyserville, CAThis week on a very special Chef Chat: the California wine country edition!
Domenica Catelli might be the most prolific chef you've never heard of, with a hand in nearly every aspect of the ... More >>
Yesterday, we caught of up with Executive Chef Mike Potowski of benjy's on Washington. We discussed a little of his past and his experience on Iron Chef America. Today, we talk benjy's.
EOW: Could you describe the menu for someone who has never been to benjy's on Washington?
MP: It is Ame ... More >>
Competition in the restaurant scene on Washington Avenue is fierce. This week, we catch up with one of the main players, Chef Mike Potowski of benjy's on Washington.
EOW: When did this benjy's on Washington open?
MP: It opened up on December 27, 2008.
EOW: Where was your previous stop?
M ... More >>
The patron saint of food nerds come to Houston.Do you have your tickets ready to see Anthony Bourdain this Monday night at Jones Hall? I certainly hope so, because the event is sold out. But don't fret; more celebrity chefs are on their way to Houston in coming months.
Alton Brown, the origi ... More >>
Peking Cuisine.I'll refrain from making any "lame duck" or "peeking duck" jokes here because that would be fairly banal on my part. And it would also dumb down a dish that I've come to crave. Although Peking Duck has been a storied commodity since Imperial times in China, it has only been in ... More >>
Chef Monica Pope at MacGregor Elementary School. Photos by Carlos Meltzer
There's alot of talk these days about problems and solutions. The
economy, the environment, healthcare, education. But as we all know
there appears to be a lot more problems than there are solutions. And
alot more talk th ... More >>
The group collective on Twitter, the increasingly popular micro-blogging and social networking platform, has developed a recent tradition called Follow Friday. Follow Friday is part circle jerk, part honest and helpful advice from your Twitter friends on who to follow if you're new or simply l ... More >>