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John Sikhattana

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Houston Food Trucks Shine in 3rd Annual Curry Crawl Throwdown

    Fresh on the heels of the recent Kiss My Grits throwdown last week, I wondered: What kind of creativity would Houston's gourmet food trucks bring to the table for this year's 3rd Annual Curry Crawl throw down competition at Straits Asian Bistro? The answer was easy: A whole heck of a lot. In all, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Recap: The 2nd Annual Big Taste of Houston

    "This is such a great event -- so many of Houston's best chefs all in one place!" said Matthew Lovelace, a sous chef at Osteria Mazzantini, as he offered me a sample of their Blackhill Meats lamb meatball and chicken liver mousse. His was one of the first booths I encountered at the 2nd Annual Big T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Adam Goldberg Returns as Judge for Big Taste of Houston

    On April 13, the second annual Big Taste of Houston benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Houston will take place at The Corinthian downtown. The annual food extravaganza will feature live music, dancing, free-flowing alcohol, and tasting samples from more than 20 of Houston's best restaurants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Where the Chefs Eat: Benjy Mason, Mark Decker, Richard Knight

    This week, our Where the Chefs Eat series visits the The Heights-area chefs of Treadsack, the restaurant group that includes the ever popular Down House, D & T Drive Inn, and the opening-in-the-near-future Hunky Dory and Foreign Correspondents. We asked them the regular questions, and we got some am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Two Surprise Ties and Fantastic Food at the Inaugural Big Taste of Houston

    As far as tasting events go, the Big Taste of Houston, which debuted this past Sunday night to a crowd of about 700, was all that it promised to be and then some. Billed as a premier foodie extravaganza and fundraiser for the Houston chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, the elegant, high class soir ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 29, 2012

    Spoiler Alert!

    A handy infographic guide to the shelf life of fruit.

  • Dining

    October 4, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Two Ways to Get to Know Straits

    Although it's been open for nearly two years, I've only recently gotten well-acquainted with Straits -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- and my biggest regret is not dining at the San Francisco import sooner. Every time I've attended a cooking competition in which Straits chef John Sikhatt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 3, John Sikhattana of Straits Shows Off Singaporean Food

    John Sikhattana Executive Chef Straits Asian Bistro 800 West Sam Houston Parkway North 713-365-9922 www.straitsrestaurants.com This is the third and final part of a three-part chef chat series. Part 1 and Part 2 ran in this space over the last couple of days. Our chat with John Sikhattana this wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: John Sikhattana of Straits, On Singaporean Cuisine

    John Sikhattana Executive Chef Straits Asian Bistro 800 West Sam Houston Parkway North 713-365-9922 www.straitsrestaurants.com This is the second part of a three-part chef chat series. Read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this space on Friday. EOW: You spent a lot of time with the Roy's organization. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 1: John Sikhattana of Straits, On Growing Up in Hawaii and What It's Like to be a Dishwasher

    John Sikhattana Executive Chef Straits Asian Bistro 800 West Sam Houston Parkway North 713-365-9922 www.straitsrestaurants.com This is the first part of a three-part chef chat series. Look for Part 2 and Part 3 in this space Thursday and Friday. Houston may be a melting pot, but it's still pretty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: John Sikhattana, Ji Kang, Junnajet Hurapan

    When we started this Where the Chefs Eat series a few weeks ago, one commenter scoffed at the notion that chefs actually care where they eat in their downtime. While it's true that many chefs choose expedience over gourmet after dark, most of the answers we've gotten have been thoughtful and reveali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Bivalve Throwdown: Oysters With a Side of Intrigue at Stella Sola

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​In the heat of battle last night, the oysters -- and the chefs -- kept their cool. The fourth such event organized by Jenny Wang and the Houston Chowhounds, the Bivalve Throwdown at Stella Sola on Sunday afternoon saw 11 of the city's best chefs compete to create ... More >>

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