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Marc Borel

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Soter Winery and Akaushi: A Tasty Pairing

    Eclipsed by the street construction taking place on the stretch of Westheimer Road directly in front of it, 60 Degrees Mastercrafted, the restaurant by master chef Fritz Gitschner, opened this past November to little fanfare. Since then, however, the roads have cleared, and a new patio has been fini ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 14, 2013

    Go West, Young Man

    The top 10 restaurants in Westchase.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Top 10 Wine Lists in Houston

    It's exciting to run across a well-priced favorite on a restaurant's wine list, or to discover something new as you dig through its pages. But there's more to making a world-class wine list than just stocking a cellar with Cakebreads and Chardonnays. To spotlight the best wine lists in Houston, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Bacchus Boasts an Assumption-Challenging Wine List

    Chuck Cook Photography​Have you ever told a friend, "I simply have to come see you sometime!" and then ended up saying that every time you ran into each other? And then, by the time you're ready, or he's ready, something has changed? Well, while "wine badass" Marc Borel was at Bacchus, I kep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Return to Backstreet Café

    A few years ago, I tried being vegan. Then, I swapped to a vegetarian diet, and finally, pescetarian. I found it extremely educational. (For example, I learned that I don't want to live the rest of my life without cheeseburgers.) It also sent me on a quest to find restaurants that could accommodate ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 21, 2011

    Bread Lines

    Beyond just the baked goods, Cedars Bakery draws crowds with its authentic,beyond-the-mainstream Mediterranean food.

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    ​Pearland is really moving up in the world, home to greats like Killen's Steakhouse and hole-in-the-wall gems like Thanh Phunog that serve wild boar pho. In addition to its own recently opened version of House of Pies, a new biergarten/carwash called King's Biergarten has opened on Broadway. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Houston's Best Patios: The 10 Best to Catch Up with Friends

    Photo by GroovehouseBehind the front doors at Baba Yega is one of Houston's grande dame patios.​​​​With patio weather season in full swing, Houstonians are absolutely spoiled for places to enjoy the day outside. And sometimes all you know is that you're in the mood for a patio, but can't ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    The 10 Best New Restaurants of 2010

    Which one of our top 10 restaurants landed a spot in the newest edition of GQ?​Trying to select only 10 restaurants out of the dozens that have opened the past year is agonizing. In a good way, of course -- Houston has been fertile ground for innovative and passionate restaurateurs this year. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Openings & Closings

    Jazzie's played out; Gatlin's takes the stage.​As mentioned earlier this week, the latest Tony Vallone outfit -- Caffe Bello (322 Westheimer) -- has finally opened in the old La Strada location in Montrose. Early indications are that the fabulous pizzettas are the restaurant's strong point, wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Houston's Hottest Chefs: Jody Stevens

    Tam Vo​Every day this week we'll be highlighting the female winners from our poll on Houston's Hottest Chefs. On Friday we'll reveal the hottest chef of all. Eating Our Words: Were you surprised to see that you were named one of Houston's hottest female chefs? Jody Stevens: Definitely! I wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Marc Borel

    ​Yesterday after finishing up our interview with local wine badass Marc Borel, we decided to experience his favorite day at 13 Celsius for ourselves by attending a Tuesday cupcake pairing. We had a raspberry-filled dark-chocolate cupcake with a blend of Shiraz and Bordeaux. The deep tones of t ... More >>

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