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Matt Marcus

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    How Houston Cooks: 8th Wonder Brewery Makes Cre8ive, Houston-Centric Beer for All

    Every so often, we'll be bringing you videos that take a behind-the-scenes look at restaurants, breweries, marketplaces, bars and any other spots that define Houston food and drink. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Back when 8th Wonder Brewery first opened in late 2012, the goal was just to mak ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    Third Annual Go Pig! Or Go Home! Suckling Pig Throwdown Coming May 4

    Get your stretchy pants ready, 'cause it's time for the third annual festival of gluttony, otherwise known as Go Pig! Or Go Home! For the past two years, Kata Robata has been inviting local chefs to roast whole pigs in the parking lot in front of the restaurant, and the event has continually brought ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Menu of Menus Extravaganza & A Spring Onion Festival

    In case you didn't know, Menu of Menus Extravaganza is on Tuesday, April 8, at Silver Street Station (fully air conditioned this year!) from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Hopefully you have already purchased your tickets to the biggest culinary event hosted by the Houston Press, but if you haven't, then what ... More >>

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    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

    February 20, 2014

    Caffeine Crawl Hopes To Make a Splash In Houston on Saturday

    In Houston, we have experienced our fair share of pub crawls, but there's one drink we haven't gotten to crawl for, and that's coffee. Missouri-based boutique marketing company The LAB created Caffeine Crawl in 2011. The event spread through the country, reaching a variety of cities (Kansas City, D ... More >>

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    February 18, 2014

    City Hall Farmers Market Returns On Wednesday With Celebrity Cooking Demonstration

    The spring farmers market season is here. On Wednesday, February 19, Urban Harvest's City Hall Farmers Market returns, kicking off at 11 a.m. The market will include most of the vendors from the previous season, including Angela's Oven, Blackbird Foods, Melange Creperie and Sinfull Bakery, to name j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 55, Juicy Lucy Burger at Lowbrow

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus 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 personal ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 28, 2013

    Top 10 Ice Cream Spots

    Rest of the best 2013.

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    November 21, 2013

    Top 10 French Fries

    The rest of the best 2013.

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Rest of the Best 2013: Top Ten Ice Cream Spots

    Our 2013 Best of HoustonĀ® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next seve ... More >>

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    November 13, 2013

    Rest of the Best 2013: Top Ten French Fries

    Our 2013 Best of HoustonĀ® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer we'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next sever ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 31, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Pizzas

    The rest of the best 2013.

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    August 23, 2013

    Noodle Me Crazy: First Annual Great Ramen Challenge at Ikea Draws Huge Crowds

    Ramen was the name of the game last night at the First Annual Great Ramen Challenge held at Ikea. Six sous chefs got their chance to shine as they competed for a golden ramen trophy and bragging rights as the creator of the best bowl of ramen made with $3 or less. The free event, organized by Dutch ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Beer Dinners, Pairings, Tastings & More

    You have two opportunities to celebrate Americas's 25th anniversary. On Monday, July 15 from 4-9 p.m., the River Oaks location offers the Chef Pairing Menu for $88 per person starting with salt cod and potato fritter paired with a 2011 Blanco Joven, followed by ginger BBQ pork shank and chorizo dirt ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 30, 2013

    Max's Wine Dive Moving to Montrose

    What does that mean for Houston?

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    May 20, 2013

    James Coney Island Unveils Line of Chef-Designed Hot Dogs on June 1

    James Coney Island is one of the oldest restaurants in Houston, founded in 1923 by Greek immigrant brothers James and Tom Papadakis (this explains the Greek-influenced chili that remains on the menu to this day). But although the chain is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, the food is anyth ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 28, 2013

    Eatsie Boys Go Brick-and-Mortar

    Eatsie Boys still runs catering out of its food truck, but with a restaurant homebase now it can do so much more.

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    March 27, 2013

    The Eatsie Boys Cafe: As Colorful As the Characters Who Run It

    Every once in a while, I'll visit a place that's too colorful to simply paint with words. The Eatsie Boys Cafe -- the new brick-and-mortar outgrowth of the original Eatsie Boys food truck -- is one such spot. It's also the subject of this week's cafe review, which means that our talented photograph ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    The Second Annual Go Pig! Or Go Home! Throwdown is Coming This April

    "Go pig! Or go home!" That is the gauntlet that has been thrown, and the challenge, the question, the machismo duel that will pit 23 of Houston's most prominent chefs in a challenge to create Houston's most supreme incarnation of a suckling pig. The second annual event is scheduled for Sunday, Apr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Where the Chefs Eat: Christine Ha and Alvin Schultz

    This week, our Where The Chefs Eat series turns to two amateur chefs turned television reality stars: Christine Ha and Alvin Schultz. Both living in Houston and Vietnamese by descent, they each snagged a spot on the TV reality show, MasterChef. Schultz, who was featured on Season 2, is known for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    First Look at the Eatsie Boys Cafe and Its Matzah Ball Pho

    Why hadn't it ever occurred to me to drop matzah balls in pho before? I mused to myself as I sat mesmerized by the giant, stainless steel mug of matzah ball pho sitting in front of me at the new Eatsie Boys Cafe yesterday morning. The pairing is almost a natural, when you think about it: the fatty-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Burritos the Size of a Toddler: The Top 10 Houston Food Truck Menu Items

    The food truck scene in Houston is in flux, to be sure. New trucks have entered the scene as recently as the past month while long-term players have seemingly vanished off the face of the earth. Driving southbound on Montrose, you can even spot this phenomenon in action for yourself. An active truck ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: Amalia Pferd, Sean Carroll, John Peterson

    Owning a food truck/mobile cart is hard work, but at the end of the day, you still gotta eat. For this week's Where the Chefs Eat series, we're checking in to see where some of Houston's on-the-go chef-proprietors get their grub on. Let's see where Amelia Pferd of Good Dog Hot Dogs, Sean Carroll o ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 11, 2012

    The Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 10 pizzas.

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    October 8, 2012

    Big Wins for Chris Shepherd and Bobby Heugel at the 2012 My Table Houston Culinary Awards

    It wasn't quite a Lord of the Rings-style Oscars sweep for Underbelly last night at the 2012 Houston Culinary Awards -- the restaurant didn't win in every category in which it was nominated -- but chef Chris Shepherd and mixologist/bar owner/restaurateur Bobby Heugel took home four awards between th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Berryhill Baja Grill Food Truck Hitting the Streets, But Not Without a Few Bumps in the Road

    Walter Berryhill was a mobile food pioneer in Houston, walking the streets of River Oaks and selling 200 dozen tamales from his little push-cart every week along with his wife, Billie, for nearly 40 years. A lit Coleman lantern hanging from the side of the cart let people know that Berryhill's tamal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Matt Marcus of the Eatsie Boys Food Truck, A Snapshot of Some of His Food

    Matt Marcus Eatsie Boys Food Truck 845-430-8479 www.eatsieboys.com This is Part 3 of a three-part chef chat series. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This week, we found out what many gourmet food truck owners already know: Food truck chefs are not to be underestimated. Matt Marcus of the Eatsie B ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Matt Marcus of the Eatsie Boys Food Truck, on Life in The Fat Duck Kitchen and Where He'll Be in 5 Years

    Matt Marcus Eatsie Boys Food Truck 845-430-8479 www.eatsieboys.com This is Part 2 of a three-part chef chat series. Read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space on Friday. Yesterday, we chatted with Matt Marcus of the Eatsie Boys about everything from selling burgers in his military school dor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Matt Marcus of Eatsie Boys Food Truck, on Selling Food out of His Dorm Room in Military School and Landing an Internship at The Fat Duck

    Matt Marcus Eatsie Boys Food Truck 845-430-8479 www.eatsieboys.com This is Part 1 of a three-part chef chat series. Parts 2 and 3 will run in this same space on Thursday and Friday. The Eatsie Boys have one of the most popular food trucks in Houston right now. Known for their pork snuggies, fanc ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: Seth Siegel-Gardner, Terrence Gallivan, Justin Yu

    First, there was Just August Project. And then came Pilot Light Group. And then came Oxheart Restaurant. And soon we will have the The Pass and Provisions. For this week's Where the Chefs Eat installment, we found out where Seth Siegel-Gardner, Terrence Gallivan, and Justin Yu like to eat around ... More >>

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    August 28, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: David Denis, Jean-Philippe Guy and Philippe Schmit

    When we think of French dining in Houston, the following three chefs should assuredly come to mind: David Denis, Jean-Philippe Guy, and Philippe Schmit. David Denis has made a name for himself with his elegant Le Mistral Restaurant on the Energy Corridor, where big-name oil execs come to sample exqu ... More >>

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    July 13, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: Bryan Caswell, Randy Evans, Danny Trace

    In Houston, the restaurant community is so tight that everyone has worked together in some shape or form over the years. For this week's Where the Chefs Eat, we check in with chefs Bryan Caswell, Randy Evans, and Danny Trace. Evans is affiliated with a bunch of local chefs thanks to his time at B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Red Wine Pork Chop at Cafe 101

    Cafe 101 reminds me of the Taiwanese/new-Chinese restaurants that opened up in Alhambra and Monterey Park, California about 10 years ago, catering to young-ish late-night crowd with its contemporary decor, flat screen TVs, impossibly long list of fashionable drinks, and generally attractive young wa ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 28, 2012

    Dining on the Rails

    A guide to light rail lunching in Houston.

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    June 25, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: Chris Shepherd, Ryan Pera, Antoine Ware

    Since 2010, the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GHCVB) has been conducting "Where the Chefs Eat" Houston Culinary Tours, in which chefs take a group of people to visit secret gems centered around a theme. Past tours have included world barbecue, Korean/Japanese food, Mediterranean food ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 21, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat

    Grant Gordon, Matt Marcus and Kevin Naderi

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Grand Prize Bar to Become Coolest New "Restaurant" in Town, Plans to Host Rotating Lineup of Chefs in Kitchen

    Grand Prize Bar has been more than just a bar since it opened nearly two years ago -- it's had a culinary history of its own nearly since its birth. Only a few months after Grand Prize began shaking up its first cocktails in July 2010, chef Adam Dorris and his cooking partner Will Walsh began servin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    First Look at 8th Wonder Brewery, the East End's Own Craft Brewery

    See more photos from the 8th Wonder Brewery in our slideshow. Aaron Corsi and Ryan Soroka first met at the University of Houston as beer-obsessed undergrads, where the pair quickly formed an underground brewing club. As graduates, the two are more driven to brew than ever: Corsi is a now professor ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Eatsie Boys Moving Into Montrose; Kraftsmen Cafe to Close

    After much speculation as to the eventual the brick-and-mortar location of popular food truck Eatsie Boys, it was announced this morning that the food truck team will be moving into a space at 4100 Montrose. Fans of Kraftsmen Cafe will recognize that address as the bakery's ivy-covered location bet ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Openings & Closings: The All-Montrose Edition

    It's all Montrose, all the time this week: Nearly every bit of restaurant scoop for the past several days has come out of the Montrose, starting with an announcement last night from the owners of the Eatsie Boys food truck: "EBOY BREAKING NEWS: We have signed a lease in Mmmontrose. Eboy 3.0 storefro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Wine Enthusiast: The talented Sean Beck, beverage director at Backstreet Cafe, Trevisio and Hugo's (and our own Best of HoustonĀ® winner this year for Best Sommelier), has been recognized for more than just his wine skills by Wine Enthusiast. The magazine paid tribute to his notable bartending chops ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Money Cat Brunch Raises Money for OKRA

    It's Sunday morning, just 15 minutes shy of 10 a.m., and already, a small line had formed as I entered Paulie's on Westheimer for an encore of Chef Justin Yu's popular Money Cat Brunch pop-up. A fundraiser for the newly formed OKRA (Organized Kollaboration on Restaurant Affairs) non-profit, the even ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    My Table's 15th Annual Houston Culinary Awards

    "This is a great city to work in," said Hugo Ortega as he accepted his award for Chef of the Year at last night's My Table's Houston Culinary Awards. "And this is truly a great country," he finished to loud cheers and applause. It was well-deserved recognition for the man who fought his way out of o ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Grant Gordon of Tony's

    Mai PhamExecutive Chef Grant Gordon of Tony's​Yesterday, we chatted with Grant Gordon about his road to becoming a Executive Chef at Tony's. See our chat here. Today, we talk about his role at Tony's and some of of his favorite things about Houston. EOW: So what do you do here at Tony's? G ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Dropping Benjamins at Dragon Bowl

    Photos by Theo SantosHand rolls on the line. (Hundred Dollar Hand Roll most definitely not shown.)​A few weeks ago, while perusing the new menu at the recently revamped Dragon Bowl, my dining companion and I noticed an anomaly at the casual Heights restaurant: There, amidst the $6 and $7 hand ... More >>

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    May 10, 2011

    Frank the Pretzel at the Eatsie Boys

    Get on a first-name basis with Frank the Pretzel.​At first glance, it's a little difficult to tell what "Frank the Pretzel" is. But just think of it broken down into parentheticals: A [chicken] frank on a pretzel [bun]. Simple and delicious. And you can only get it at Eatsie Boys. Sure, you c ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttYou don't want to miss a Vic & Anthony's beer dinner.​Vic & Anthony's is continuing its popular series of beer dinners by partnering with Texas' own Real Ale for its next evening, which takes place on Friday, April 8 starting at 7 p.m. For $85 a person (tax and tip n ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Saint Arnold's 4th Annual One Pot Showdown

    Photos by GroovehouseThe One Pot Wenches and their stewed collard greens.​Sometimes taking a risk pays off. At least it did yesterday, when the One Pot Wenches won second place at Saint Arnold's 4th Annual One Pot Showdown with a very unusual ingredient: collard greens. "We had people giving ... More >>

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