Jason Hauck

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 2: JD Woodward of Goro & Gun, On Ramen and Ham Hocks

    This is the second part of a two-part Chef Chat series. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. Yesterday, we learned how JD Woodward, the new executive chef at Goro & Gun, got his start in the culinary industry. Today, we continue our chat with an in-depth look Goro & Gun's menu. EOW: The wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    This Week in Food Blogs: The Science of Baking Bread

    CultureMap: I had a very nice cup of juice at Roots Juice several weeks back and always noticed a good crowd at the spot when I drove by, so it came as a bit of a surprise to read Whitney Radley's report that Roots Juice has closed. The space itself may be gone, but Radley says the juices are "now o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Goro & Gun Gears Up to Open Soon: Alex Gregg and Mikey Nguyen Filling Out Front of House

    Tonight, Joshua Martinez officially changed his Twitter handle from @TheModular to @GoroNGun, reflecting his newest downtown venture: a ramen shop opening soon on Main Street. But the Twitter update was only the latest sign that Goro & Gun is gearing up to open its doors shortly. There are also th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    The Biggest Disappointments of 2011

    I think that 2012 is shaping up to be Houston's year, after a long 2011 featuring false starts, delayed openings, unexpected closings and failures to launch. That's not to say that 2011 didn't have its perks: Look for our list of the year's best new restaurant later this week. But it came with its ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 11, 2011

    The Fish That Got Away

    The Gulf of Mexico produces some of the world's most delicious seafood, but we're not processing it for sushi. What gives?

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    The Modular Trailer v. Guest Chef: Throwing It Down at Grand Prize Bar

    Photos by Mai PhamKim Chi Wings by Team Les Sauvages' Chef Justin Basye. Six wings for $6, or 12 wings for $10​Despite the growing number of "gourmet"-type food trucks in Houston, the fact that I follow most of them on Twitter, and the many crave-worthy Facebook posts by friends, I haven't rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Soma Sushi's Handmade Ramen: Behind the Noodles

    Hauck's foie gras ramen with Perigord truffles.​"It's just like making pasta," said Jason Hauck about his handmade ramen noodles. "The only thing that's different is the salt." Hauck, the executive chef at Soma Sushi, may be nonchalant about his noodles. But he doesn't need to speak for them. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Handmade Ramen! Get Your Handmade Ramen!

    Photos by Troy FieldsTonkotsu ramen at Cafe Kubo's. See more photos in our slideshow.​In the course of writing this week's cafe review of Cafe Kubo's, I asked the question: Does any place in Houston hand-make their ramen noodles? As it turns out, at least two places do. At least for tonight. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Meet Houston's Most Underrated Chefs

    Photo by Matthew DresdenWhich "underrated" chef made this beautiful tai ceviche?​Two weeks ago, Mai Pham's excellent post about the modern Franco-Japanese cuisine Chef Jason Hauck is cooking up at Soma Sushi shed some light on the fact that Soma serves much more than just sushi, despite its na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Franco-Japanese Meets Molecular Gastronomy at Soma Sushi

    Mai PhamAkaushi short ribs, truffle sukiyaki glaze, Boucheron goat cheese mousse​Soma Sushi is probably better known as one of those trendy restaurants. It's nestled in the heart of the Washington corridor at the Shepherd intersection, making it the perfect pit stop for some nosh before a nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    What Are Houston Chefs Cooking This Thanksgiving?

    Photo by Carbon NYC​Thanksgiving: A day to gather with your loved ones and give thanks? Or a day to display your culinary prowess to friends and family? Increasingly, the emphasis has been on the latter in the past few years, as people try to dress up the traditional Thanksgiving spread and im ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Chef Tats: In Their Own Words

    ​This week's feature, Chef Tats, focuses on a new breed of chefs in the restaurant industry: those who are vibrantly and stunningly decorated with ink. No more starched white chef's jackets -- these chefs are young, brash and have a story to tell, both with their food and with their bodies. W ... More >>

  • News

    April 15, 2010

    Chef Tats

    Kitchen pros express themselves through inked flesh, no matter how upscale the Houston restaurant.