Who he is:
Sommelier and wine consultant to a number of Houston establishments, Sean Beck started working as a waiter at Backstreet Cafe 15 years ago while he was pursuing a history degree at the University of Houston.
"At the time, Backstreet had about a 55-bottle wine list," Beck recalls. Backst ... More >>
Photo by Troy FieldsEnjoy the patio at Plonk this Super Bowl weekend.Sometimes, half the fun of watching the Super Bowl is watching it with a crowd. So we've rounded up a few places that'll ensure you're not alone this Sunday evening -- and that you're not hungry or thirsty, either.
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Photo by Tam VoChef Jamie Zelko.Zelko Bistro, although it's only been open for less than two years, has already garnered a reputation for its wine list: Aggressively priced, the list offers an excellent selection of wines between $28 and $46 a bottle. Chef and owner Jamie Zelko wanted it that ... More >>
Photos from the filming are sadly embargoed until the show's air date.There's a Food Network show called Meat & Potatoes? Apparently so, and I do feel better knowing I'm not the first one to ask that question. (Admittedly, not having cable does put a dent in my pop culture knowledge bank.) It ... More >>
Fried pickles.When Jamie Zelko left her post as executive chef at Bistro Lancaster in 2008, we worried that the young talent would pack her bags and leave our fair city. She was, after all, a climbing star, winning praise, love and accolades from patrons and critics alike. Turns out, leaving ... More >>