Greg Gatlin Gatlin's BBQ 1221 W. 19th St. 281-804-4555 www.gatlinsbbq.com This is Part 2 of a three-part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space on Friday. EOW: Gatlin's is a family affair. Tell me who is in the family. GG: The three main people that you'll see ... More >>
Eating...Our Words has embarked on a project to profile 100 Houston culinarians of all fields, practices, careers and backgrounds. This isn't a Best of Houston list, it's not a 100 Favorites list and it's not in any particular order. Instead, the Eating...Our Words 100 is a way to introduce our read ... More >>
Been waiting for the perfect Friday night to check out the new LaB 5555 series at the Houston Museum of Natural Science? Grab your soft-soled museum shoes, because tonight is that night. Tonight, four of Houston's best bartenders will be shaking things up as they compete to make the best Tanqueray ... More >>
Starting off the week with a bang was news that Triniti, which is less than three months old, will be closing temporarily on March 12 (this coming Monday). Said a press release: "Triniti Restaurant will be breaking to produce and refine the Spring lunch, dinner, wine and cocktail menus." It's a hig ... More >>
Last year, when I traveled to Friuli, Italy with a group of top U.S. sommeliers, I overheard their fearless and übercool leader, Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey, tell his colleagues, "Every state should have a TexSom." He was referring to the Texas Sommelier Conference, the annual Texas win ... More >>
Photo by Matthew DresdenChef Tommy Birdwell in the kitchen at TQLAIn part one of our conversation with Chef Tommy Birdwell of TQLA, we covered his early career and his vision for TQLA. Today, we'll discuss Chef Birdwell's work on the Pappasito's menu, writing a cookbook with Stephan Pyles, an ... More >>
Dot Coffee Shop is so authentic-looking I half expected to see Ringo attempting to rob Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega when I walked in the door. Now, I say authentic-looking, because soon after arriving I was tipped off by a dining companion that it is actually owned by the Marsellus Wallac ... More >>
The Deepwater Horizon drilling platform, engulfed in flames.Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast GuardIt was only a matter of time before the Gulf fishing industry -- whose entire livelihood has been threatened by the Gulf oil leak -- struck back at the organizations responsible for causing the m ... More >>
Pat yourselves on the back, your bitching and moaning has paid off. The ridiculous practive of serving half shell oysters standing upright shoved into a mound of shaved ice is being reevaluated by the Pappas gang. Christina H. Pappas, P.R. Manager of Pappas Restaurants, Inc. emailed me on Fri ... More >>
Why didn't they just go with Lightnin' Hopkins Park? Despite the best efforts of both Houstoned and Slampo's Place, the name of the new downtown park will most decidedly not be Lightnin' Hopkins Park. No, pretty much as Slampo and yours truly figured, the powers-that-be here wanted something "cla ... More >>
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