Randy Evans has an exuberant personality that comes through in his cooking at Haven: passionate about local products and seasonal produce, expressive of its Texas roots. There's no mistaking where you are when you're eating at Haven: It's Houston all the way.
Evans's cooking at Haven is also highly ... More >>
For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® 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.
10. The ... More >>
This is neither a list of the all-time best cookbooks of the year, nor is it a list of the best Texan cookbooks of the year. It's a combination of both. Because odds are that if you're giving a cookbook as a gift this year, it's either going to be to a fellow Texan or because you're a Texan l ... More >>
Tam VoToday we continue our discussion with John Sheely to learn about how skiing ties into cooking, his memorable food discoveries and how he's been coping with the down economy.
EOW: I understand you love to ski. Do any skiing concepts translate into what you do in the kitchen?
Sheely: S ... More >>
robtrentIf Salmon Arm, BC has one, why can't we? I've never believed in the "if-another-city-in-Texas-is-doing-it-why-doesn't-Houston" train of thought. Even though Houston has lacked a distinct identity at times, we aren't followers here. Like everyone else, I cringed when I read a recent na ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseAdam Bryan finishes up his No Bogey Fizz cocktails.Last night's Bourbon Throwdown at Branchwater Tavern was the fifth throwdown -- a casual, Iron Chef-style competition between local chefs -- that the Houston Chowhounds have thrown since June 2009. But far from being a re ... More >>
Photo by Katharine ShilcuttThrowdown judge Gracie Cavnar prepares to sample an entry.The big guns were brought out last night for the fourth -- and largest to date -- throwdown organized by Jenny Wang and the Houston Chowhounds: the Mushroom Throwdown at Vic & Anthony's. From the judging pane ... More >>
Smackdowns, showdowns, throwdowns. There's food violence aplenty coming up for your voyeuristic pleasure. Bread and circuses, served up daily by your Houston food community.
This Sunday, of course, is our very own Cupcake Smackdown at Block 7 Wine Company (720 Shepherd) from 4 to 6 p.m. You ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Polo'sOn a recent trip to Polo's Signature for some drinks at the bar, we were sent out some appetizers from the kitchen from Chef Adam, who previously worked for Mark Cox. We got a platter of crispy calamari slathered in sweet Italian cherry peppers with a meyer lemon aioli ... More >>
Although it's facing stiff competition from Southern Star lately, Saint Arnold is still our favorite hometown brewery. And this weekend's Foam Raiser at the Orange Show (Saturday, October 24, from 7 to 10 p.m.) is one of many reasons why.
The ticket sales for the 2nd annual Foam Ra ... More >>