"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 >>
Macarons have taken your place.
About 40 minutes south of Houston there's a small restaurant in a strip mall whose owners are from Lima, and they are making some very good and authentic Peruvian food. Ana Cecilia and Oscar Dasso opened the place in 2008, and it has since become a favorite of Peruvians and others looking for lomo s ... More >>
A first look at this new restaurant.
You could say that discovering hole-in-the-wall places is a favorite pastime of mine. I love stumbling onto small, family-owned gems, where the cook is the dad or the brother or the uncle or the mother, the server and hostess is wife or mother or sister, and the waitstaff is the daughter or cousin o ... More >>
A history lesson on a plate spanning from the far past to today.
I probably should have researched Peruvian food a bit before I sat down at Latin Bites and read the menu, pretending to understand exactly what I was looking at. I had no idea what aji was, but there was that word, an ingredient in nearly every dish. I didn't know what cancha was either, but appar ... More >>
Hot off the heels of the annual National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, food bloggers and industry outlets are furiously compiling lists of food trends for 2012 and beyond based on displays, samples and wares from the three-day-long trade show. Nation's Restaurant News says that the trendy ... More >>
Photos by Mai PhamExecutive Chef Roberto Castre of Latin Bites CafeYesterday, we talked to Latin Bites' Executive Chef and Owner Roberto Castre about his long and winding road to settling in Houston. Today, he tells us the story of how Latin Bites came into being. EOW: You, your sister Rita ... More >>
Like many ideas that are actually executed, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston didn't exactly anticipate the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) having the legs that it does. "This is the only center of its kind in the world," says Dr. Mari Carmen Ramirez, Wortham Curator of Lat ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThe Peruvian-style ceviche is garnished with radishes, corn and avocado.Even though we were already full of queso and ceviche when the entrees came out last night at El Patio, my dining companion and I couldn't help but dig in. "Oh, this tastes just like something ... More >>
Everyone's got an opinionThe 2010 Best of Houston issue is out, and formally hits the streets today. As always, it contains an eclectic mix of categories and picks, and you readers get the chance to chime in.And when you do, you often disagree with us.Only one can be right, right? You or us? let' ... More >>
Okay, so it’s Friday, and we’re feeling a bit brain-dead and slap-happy. But we’ve found the perfect way to entertain – and inform – ourselves on this beautiful afternoon. Google Trends! You enter a term, and this amazing tool will list the top ten cities that have searched for it. In othe ... More >>
Artists from the land of order and progress trick the eye at MFAH
Latino-Asian fusion cuisine isnt as easy as some famous chefs make it look