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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photos by Mai PhamKim Chi Wings by Team Les Sauvages' Chef Justin Basye. Six wings for $6, or 12 wings for $10Despite 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 >>
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 >>
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.
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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 >>
Mai PhamAkaushi short ribs, truffle sukiyaki glaze, Boucheron goat cheese mousseSoma 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 >>
Photo by Carbon NYCThanksgiving: 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 >>
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.
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