Morgan Weber

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    October 6, 2014

    The Most Underrated Kolaches in Houston...According to You

    How many times have you spoken to a non-Texan friend about kolaches and they had absolutely no idea what you were talking about? Probably 99.9 percent of the time, right? Kolaches are a special part of Texas cuisine that the rest of the country is sadly missing out on. And no, kolaches are not like ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Rebecca Masson of
    Fluff Bake Bar

    In Part 1, we learned about Rebecca Masson's journey that would take her from the slopes of Breckenridge, to one of the finest culinary schools in the world and, eventually, to Houston. Here in Part 2, we'll find out how she became a contestant on "Top Chef: Just Desserts" and sought crowd-funding ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    Are Restaurants That Don't Take Reservations Shutting Out Certain Guests?

    Recently, my editor posed a question: Why don't some restaurants that clearly get a lot of business take reservations? I explained that individual restaurants likely have different reasons for that choice, but that it's becoming an increasingly popular option. First come, first served. She went on ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Celebrate Summer & Anniversaries With Beer & Pigs

    Keep celebrating Saint Arnold's 20th anniversary at BRC Gastropub on Wednesday, June 18, with a Pig Dinner. For $50, each person will get to feast on a menu of pork dishes paired with Saint Arnold brews. Savor BBQ pulled pork-stuffed piquillo peppers, paired with Saint Arnold Summer Pils. Wash down ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Summer Calls For Snow Cones, Galveston Trips & Pie

    CultureMap Houston: It's that time of year when the heat settles in and we all start looking for ways to cool off. If you're not close to a pool and a jug of ice water doesn't do it for you, then a snow cone should do the trick. CultureMap Houston's Kate Bentsen lists five places for you to get your ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 1, 2014

    The Food at Coltivare Is Almost Worth the Wait

    New Heights restaurant has a gardens but doesn't have reservations.

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    April 30, 2014

    The Not-So-Secret Garden: Six Houston Restaurants That Grow Their Own Grub

    In this week's cafe review, I take a look at Coltivare, the new restaurant from Revival Market's Ryan Pera and Morgan Weber. The small but alarmingly busy spot has been getting a lot of buzz not just about the unique Italian-inspired menu, but also about the ample backyard garden that supplies much ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 17, 2014

    Menu of Menus® 2014

    Lots of food and lots of fans.

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    April 11, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Dirk's Coffee Ceases to Brew After 15 Years In Business

    It's always sad to see a long-standing restaurant shutter, but, after 15 years, Dirk's Coffee, formerly Diedrich Coffee, has decided to close its doors. The coffee shop on Montrose Boulevard closed on Tuesday, April 8, according to Eater. Back in 2012, Katharine Shilcutt ranked the Mayan Mocha at Di ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Do You Want to Dine Next to A Stranger?

    Texas Monthly: This month, Texas Monthly shines the light on Coltivare, the new restaurant from Ryan Pera and Morgan Weber of Revival Market. Patricia Sharpe writes about the delightful focaccia bread, describing it as "a miracle of springy texture and crunchy crust, luxuriantly brushed with Spanish ... More >>

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    March 26, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: You Can Make Pâté From Lentils

    Eater Houston: Coltivare, the new Heights restaurant from Morgan Weber and Ryan Pera of Revival Market, now has a cocktail menu after receiving its liquor license. Eater Houston's Darla Guillen shares the new menu and explains that it "weighs heavily on Italian apertivos and digestivos." Sip on a Na ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 30, 2014

    First Look at Espresso Rescue

    Houston's first coffee truck.

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    January 24, 2014

    Openings & Closings: A Bennigan's Bites The Dust ... Again

    This week welcomes pizza, pasta and a whole lot of comfort food. But as we welcome these new establishments, we say good-bye to a couple of others. A little birdie told us that on either Monday or Tuesday of this week a "For Lease" sign appeared at Chopping Block Gourmet Burgers on Washington Avenu ... More >>

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    January 20, 2014

    First Look at Coltivare in The Heights

    Waiting for a much-anticipated restaurant to open is a delicious dilemma, and last week a dozen food writers were able to a first glimpse (and taste) at Coltivare, the new casual Italian dinner spot from "the Revival Market guys" Morgan Weber and Adam Pera. Slated to open on Wednesday, January 22, ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014
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    December 31, 2013

    Ten Most Anticipated Restaurants (We Hope) Coming to Houston in 2014

    Many have said that 2013 was a disappointing year for restaurant openings in Houston. Writers and eaters alike lamented the fact that there was no Uchi this year, no Underbelly, no Oxheart. Plenty of great restaurants opened to be sure, but nothing with the immediate star power of some of 2012's bes ... More >>

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    October 9, 2013

    This Week in Food Blogs: Thank You, Houston -- And The Czechs -- For Kolaches

    NYT: The New York Times featured Morgan Weber and Ryan Pera of Revival Market and their sweet and savory kolaches. We sure do love kolaches in Houston, especially ones from an inventive baker like Pera, who creates them with satsuma oranges, strawberries and ricotta cheese, and sausages poached in l ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    Pigs Have Seams, and Other Lessons Learned at Revival Market's Hog Butchery Demo Series

    If you think spending two hours watching a pig butchery demonstration at Revival Market makes for a weird date night, we probably couldn't be friends. Earlier this week my husband and I shared a romantic evening--with about 20 other hog butchery/charcuterie fans--while getting up-close and personal ... More >>

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    August 2, 2013

    Upcoming Events: This Little Piggy Went to Market (And Became Dinner)

    Katy's No Label Brewing Co. will be coming all the way to the Loop for a Meet the Brewer event at The Ginger Man on August 6 at 6 p.m. Brewmaster and co-founder Brian Royo or "El Royo Loco" will be at The Ginger Man to show off his beer and answer questions about brewing along with some of the other ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    Pop-Ups Are Back: Will They Continue to Predict Houston's Culinary Future?

    Restaurants such as The Pass & Provisions, Oxheart and Goro & Gun are already so firmly affixed in Houston's culinary firmament that it's sometimes difficult to believe the restaurants which are bringing so much attention to our city's food scene have only been open for a year -- or less, in the cas ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 21, 2013

    So Delicious, a Caveman Could Eat It

    Paleo-friendly restaurant menus abound in Houston.

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    March 15, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Coltivare Trying to Cultivate Community Support

    Two new establishments looking to make a positive impact in the Heights have been stymied by the same foe in the last few months: variance request issues. Both the upcoming Coltivare from Revival Market team Morgan Weber and Ryan Pera as well as the under-construction brewery Town in City Brewing wa ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    Dinner at the Market: Revival Market Launches Supper Series on Tuesdays

    With co-owners Ryan Pera and Morgan Weber busy opening up Coltivare -- the upcoming Heights restaurant from the Revival Market team -- food at the market itself has been left in the capable hands of Adam Dorris, chef de cuisine at Revival and the most recent chef de cuisine at Stella Sola. It's Dorr ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 18, 2012

    The Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 10 sushi restaurants.

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    October 9, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in the Heights

    Let's get one thing out of the way before we get started: This is a list of the 10 best restaurants in the Heights, as "the Heights" is defined by the Houston Heights Association. That means that restaurants outside of its boundaries -- north of Loop 610 West, west of North Shepherd, south of the Ka ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    A Bloody Good -- and Bloody Hard to Find -- Dessert Hits Revival Market

    In its savory form, sanguinaccio tastes like oddly greaseless pan sausage. Revival Market even serves the stuff in a tall, sausage-shaped round along with a fried yard egg, the crumbly texture of the sanguinaccio thirstily soaking up the golden yolk once you pierce the egg's delicate white cloak. I ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Open Letter to Revival Market: More Kolaches, Please!

    Dear Revival Market, I love Kolache Saturday, and it's all your fault. For inventing it. And for making the kolaches very, very delicious. Please make them every Saturday. Love, Christina Do you guys think that will work? Because I'm completely obsessed with Kolache Saturday, after Revival Market ... More >>

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    May 15, 2012

    Cattle Prices Doubling, While Experts Predict the Beef Industry May Need 5 Years to Recover

    The bustling East Texas cattle auction that the Washington Post recently featured in an article about cattle prices couldn't have been more different from the near-empty auction that I attended last fall, during the worst of the 2011 drought. "Since we've gotten rain and everything, the price has r ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Farm-to-Table: Sometimes You Don't Want It On Your Table!

    Farm-to-table is all the rage these days. All the big-name chefs are touting their farm-to-table menus - Chris Shepherd, Randy Rucker, Ryan Hildebrand, Randy Evans, and many others. And let me tell you, they are some of the best meals you will ever have. But there is another side to farm-to-table -- ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Meat Market

    You'll probably be paying more for your rib eyes and Whoppers thanks to the great Texas drought of 2011.

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    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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    December 23, 2011

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Hot Dogs

    Photo by Jeff VogtYou can even get sauerkraut on your $1.50 Costco dog!​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 w ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    The Biggest Grocery Store Openings of 2011

    Who cares about grocery store openings? Me and this snobby cheese guy statue, for starters.​Frequent commenter and fellow food blogger Misha Govstehyn once asked, on Twitter, why Eating Our Words covers so many grocery store openings. There couldn't possibly be that many people who cared, he r ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Terrence Gallivan of Pilot Light Restaurant Group

    Photo by Mai PhamChef Terrence Gallivan in the kitchen​Yesterday, we chatted with Pilot Light Restaurant Groups Chef Terrence Gallivan about his experience as a chef in some of New York's finest restaurants. Today he shares what brought him to Houston, and a bit about what to expect from Pilot ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Roast Chicken Revival: A Customer Service Parable

    Delicious, simple, quick. Well, okay, maybe not so much that last one.​Even cooks don't always want to cook. I'm not talking about those days where you really want to go out to eat. I'm talking about those "got home late, nothing in the cabinets, dog tired, just want to eat something that does ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Farm Fresh Goodness at Revival Market

    BLT with thick-cut bacon, arugula, herb mayo, pain de mie bread, with a side of Asian slaw​Revival Market may not immediately come to mind as a lunch destination, but since my visit a couple weeks ago, I've been dying to go back. What started out as a simple girl's lunch turned into a three-h ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    A Revival Dog at Revival Market

    ​After a handful of trips to Ryan Pera and Morgan Weber's still brand-new Revival Market, I've yet to be completely blown away. Don't get me wrong, I think the place is fantastic on a number of levels. I've picked up wonderful cheeses and bread, fantastically orange-yolked eggs, and an array o ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Revival Market to Open Monday, Offer Texas Products, Produce and Meat

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttRyan Pera (L) and Morgan Weber (R) relax for a brief moment in their new shop.​"This thing was a wreck last night," laughed Morgan Weber as he gestured toward the now-spotless interior of Revival Market this morning. The long-awaited butcher shop / grocery store / c ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Come and Bake It

    Local movement fights for cottage food bill.

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    January 28, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    Photo courtesy of Adam GarciaThat's not a flat-screen TV. It's the curing room being framed out at Revival Market.​A one-two punch of great news from the team at Revival Market (550 Heights Boulevard), which is set to open soon in the Heights space formerly inhabited by McCain's Market. Accord ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Getting Real: New Caswell-Walsh Restaurant Venture Finally Gets a Name

    Photo courtesy of Robb WalshArtist's rendering of El Real Tex-Mex Cafe.​"You have to give people what they're interested in eating," Robb Walsh laughed over the phone. "Fajitas will be very well represented on our menu." Wise words that should quell any concerns Houstonians may have had about ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    There's still time to buy your tickets to the Great Gulf Dinner, happening tomorrow -- Saturday, October 16 -- at The Usual from 2 to 6 p.m. $15 buys you a plate filled with delicious Gaido's seafood and sides along with an afternoon of great live music and a raffle with prizes you can only find at ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    The Queen, Barbara Windsor and her wig encourage you to try Houston's version of the Queen Vic pub.​Richard Di Virgilio, a man who already knows how to serve small, finely crafted plates of food at Oporto, has finally opened his second project just off Kirby: The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen (2712 ... More >>

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    August 6, 2010

    Fridays at the Dairymaids' Open Warehouse

    ​It's Friday, the culmination of a loooong week of time crunching, paper pushing, dignity scraping and brown-nosing. While some of you like to channel your pent-up energy into a night of pills and binge drinking, I often like to spend my Friday nights decompressing at home. And it's always nic ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    A Comprehensive Guide to Houston's Food Blogs

    Cartoon does not reflect reality (most of the time).​In a city as large as Houston and with as many culinary options as we're blessed with, it's no surprise that the food blogging community here is large and diverse. Say what you want about food bloggers: that we're arrogant, obtrusive know-i ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Local Spotlight: Revival Meats

    Gulf Coast Sheep.​WHAT: A local meat company that's as passionate as it is compassionate. That's right -- Morgan Weber, founder of Revival Meats, says he's obsessive about great-tasting meat. But as fanatical as he is, he's also meticulously committed to raising his animals in a sustainable ma ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #33 The Picnic Platter at the Grove

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Morgan Weber

    ​Yesterday we talked to Morgan Weber about the launch of his Revival Meats company. Today we find out where in town he likes to eat cured meats. Eating Our Words: You talked about how charcuterie is a good way to taste the nuances in pork. Where are good examples of charcuterie available in t ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Morgan Weber

    ​Urban farmer Morgan Weber is launching Revival Meats this month. He also discusses the way we look at our food through his blog. We caught up with him to chat about his upcoming plans to market, well, the market. Eating Our Words: Tell us what Revival Meats is all about. Morgan Weber: We n ... More >>

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