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Jake Mazzu

  • Dining

    January 9, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    In Memoriam: Top 12 Saddest Restaurant Closings of 2013

    A few weeks ago, we brought you a slideshow of the best restaurants that opened in the past year. But in the midst of celebrating all the great new places to chow down in the Bayou City, we are reminded of those we lost in 2013. As you get a start on the new year, why not sit down with a drink and ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 26, 2013

    Five Houston Culinary Splurges

    Treat yourself to a decadent holiday feast.

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Openings & Closings: The Burger Guys Close & Caracol Officially Opens

    It was a very unlucky day for The Burger Guys on Friday, December 13. Kaitlin Steinberg broke the news that The Burger Guys on Westheimer had officially closed. The downtown location closed in September, so this is the end of Burger Guys in Houston. Chef and owner Jake Mazzu gave this statement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    UPDATE: Is The Burger Guys Closing for Good? YES.

    Update: Owner Jake Mazzu has confirmed that The Burger Guys is closed. See his statement on the next page. On the heels of the shuttering of The Burger Guys' downtown location, today comes the rumor that the original location on Westheimer is closing as well, or possibly already closed. We venture ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 28, 2013

    Top 10 Ice Cream Spots

    Rest of the best 2013.

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Rest of the Best 2013: Top Ten Ice Cream Spots

    Our 2013 Best of HoustonĀ® 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'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next seve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    First Look at The Burger Guys' New, Swanked-Up Downtown Location

    I'll be honest: The first thing I noticed when I walked into The Burger Guys' spiffy new downtown location at 706 Main wasn't the expanded dining room (which seats three times as many guests than its original Westheimer location) nor the artwork and TV screens that hung from the sunflower-yellow wal ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 8, 2012

    Pass the Vegenaise

    Houston's top 10 vegan restaurants.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Openings & Closings: October 2012

    Once again, this week's big restaurant news takes us to downtown, where -- as mentioned yesterday -- Ziggy's Healthy Grill at 702 Main has closed. Owner Kevin Strickland has decided to take a completely different approach with the 18-year-old restaurant and is rebranding the remaining Montrose locat ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 1, 2012

    Join the Club

    Top 10 restaurants on Washington Avenue

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Downtown Derring-Do

    Restaurants and bars are betting on downtown in increasing numbers, as more business owners perform daring feats like -- gasp! -- moving into vacant spaces on Main Street or taking over failed locations with zest and zeal. Now that I've gotten all of the Errol Flynn language out of my system for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Second and Third Locations Edition, Including The Burger Guys' New Downtown Spot

    The big news this week for burger fans: The Burger Guys announced plans a second location of the popular west-side restaurant downtown. Instead of a pop-up run this time, the Guys will have a full-time restaurant in the city's central business district in the old Korma Sutra location at 706 Main. S ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 14, 2012

    Burger Guys Bad-Ass Brunch Is Back

    5 things to know before you go

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    The Burger Guys Bad-Ass Brunch Is Back: 5 Things to Know Before You Go

    Long ago, The Burger Guys held routine Bad-Ass Brunches that would feature inventive breakfast dishes such as Shrimp and Oats, Steak Meets Eggs and Glass of Milk. But then the guys got busy with running a temporary second location downtown and just being crazy, creative burger guys in general -- it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Brunch, Burger Guys-Style and a Volcanic Cook-Off

    Remember the days when The Burger Guys had first opened and Jake Mazzu was doing these amazing brunches with his crew, like Brandon Fisch and Steve Marques? Well, these day's you can find Marques turning out killer food at The Tasting Room Uptown, but Mazzu and Fisch are doing the brunch thing once ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    The Burger Guys Open Downtown Tomorrow: Here's the Menu (and More!)

    Kitchen Incubator and The Burger Guys: A bright idea. Pictured: The high-ceilinged dining space inside Cafe Luz.​It was an idea "sparked by a few Tweets," says Lucrece Borrego, owner of Kitchen Incubator and its storefront bistro, Cafe Luz. Tomorrow at lunch, her commercial kitchen space locat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    The Burger Guys Downtown and Uchi Houston Announce Opening Dates

    "Proud to say, you asked and you shall receive," said Jake Mazzu, owner of The Burger Guys, this morning on Twitter. "The Burger Guys downtown opening Feb. 1st." A new downtown location of the popular burger joint was just one of two exciting announcements today sure to get Houston's food lovers bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Openings & Closings: Coming Home to Roost

    An inviting patio and good crepes still weren't enough to save La Mia.​This week brings a lot of sad news, so we'll get that out of the way first. Ripping the Band-Aid off and all that... Three restaurants closed this past week, two of which we actually liked. One of them even received a glow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Dr Pepper Sues Itself, Sort Of

    Photo by Amit GuptaDublin Dr Pepper: the highly-coveted Dr Pepper version of Mexican Coca-Cola.​In the long history of entities suing themselves -- Wells Fargo in 2009, the government of Thailand in 2006 -- none have been as disheartening to Texans as the latest news that Dr Pepper Snapple (DP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    The Sonoma Burger and Salted Caramel Duck Fat Fries at The Burger Guys

    Mai PhamThe Sonoma Burger at The Burger Guys. Applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, avocado, arugula, aoili​I am happily burger-obsessed. I crave them, I find them, I eat them, and I enjoy them. I repeat this process regularly, and last week, the process led me to what has got to be one of Houston' ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 2, 2010

    Gourmet Guys

    The milkshakes may come with bacon and the burgers with foie gras, but there's no pretension here.

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