Kobe (Japan)

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 15, Kobe Beef at Nara

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of MenusĀ® issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Nara Debuts Chef's Table With Unique Dishes and Deluxe Ingredients

    "I flew in a special cut of meat from Japan for you tonight," said chef Donald Chang of Nara, grinning mischievously. "It cost more than $1,000 just for this piece of beef." He paused and let that sink in before adding quickly, "I hope it's good!" He needn't have worried. Those of us gathered aro ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 26, 2013

    Five Houston Culinary Splurges

    Treat yourself to a decadent holiday feast.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Your Chance to Taste Real Kobe Beef is at Killen's

    It's not too late to order those Valentine's Day sweets for your sweetie -- and if you order from Fluff Bake Bar, you can make the gift even sweeter: A whopping 40 percent of the proceeds from the bake sale will go to benefit Lucky Dog Rescue. Pastry chef Rebecca Masson has put together a menu of Fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Romantic Restaurants

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of HoustonĀ® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. Most peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Kaiseki: Technique Meets High Art at Kubo's

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​"A sushi chef may train for 10 years. There is only one thing he needs to know: fish. But a kaiseki chef trains for at least 20 years," Kubo's newly installed executive chef, Kiyoka Ito, explained in brusque Japanese, as owner Yoichi Ueno (Yogi-san to his friends) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Japanese-Brazilian Fusion the Next Big Thing?

    I did a double-take when a buddy of mine told me that his favorite all-you-can-eat sushi bar, Todai Houston, has added a full-service Brazilian churrascaria (South American BBQ) to its ginormous, Japanese-inspired seafood and sushi buffet. Say what?

  • Dining

    December 15, 2005

    Sushi as an Accessory

    At Uptown Sushi, the fish looks great whether you eat it or not