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Mario Valdez

  • 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

    March 25, 2013

    Where the Chefs Eat: Greg Lowry, Matthew Lovelace, Dax McAnear

    Inside the gorgeous dining room at Triniti, which is currently a James Beard Foundation finalist in the Outstanding Restaurant Design category, you can alway spy the chefs hard at work in the open kitchen creating food that is both delicious and beautifully plated. But it makes you wonder: If these ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Where the Chefs Eat: Ryan Lachaine, Lyle Bent and Victoria Dearmond

    With the proliferation of open kitchens in Houston, it's hard to ignore the chefs who are actually making the food. Nowhere is that more true than at Underbelly, where food enthusiasts can literally spend the evening watching all the action going on in the kitchen. At one point during the night, you ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 5, 2012

    1981 and Now

    The Top 12 Texas Junk Foods.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Wild Game Burger Friday at Rainbow Lodge

    What goes into an eight-ounce burger? At the Rainbow Lodge, every Friday yields a new mix. One week it may be antelope, venison, wild boar and pork belly. Another week, it may be nilgai, lamb, venison and lamb belly. Forrest Gump's mama would say that it's like a box of chocolates: "You never know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Mario Valdez of The Rainbow Lodge and His Rustic Texan Fare

    Mario Valdez The Rainbow Lodge 2011 Ella Blvd. 713-861-8666 www.rainbow-lodge.com This is the last installment of a three-part part chef chat series. Read Part 1 and Part 2 for more. This week, we've been chatting with Mario Valdez, the 24 year-old-chef who is re-invigorating the menu at Rainbo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Mario Valdez on Cooking Wild Game

    Mario Valdez The Rainbow Lodge 2011 Ella Blvd. 713-861-8666 www.rainbow-lodge.com This is the second part of a three-part chef chat series. Read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space on Friday. EOW: As chef de cuisine, how much control do you have on the menu? ML: It's mostly my menu, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Mario Valdez of The Rainbow Lodge, on Becoming Chef de Cuisine at 23

    Mario Valdez The Rainbow Lodge 2011 Ella Blvd. 713-861-8666 www.rainbow-lodge.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. Most of us are just starting our careers at age 24, but not Mario Valdez. Having completed culi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Fat City Houston: Believe it or not, this year's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes is ramping back up again for 2012, starting tomorrow. Until then, refresh your palate with Fat City's continued and detailed and often hilarious examination of the items we included on 2011's list. CultureMap: If this ... More >>

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