Pappas Restaurants Inc.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Tout Suite is Finally Open in EaDo

    The Pappas Bar-B-Q located at 3814 Little York burned to the ground early in the morning on Sunday, September 7. The restaurant was closed during the time of the fire and no firefighters were injured while responding to the two-alarm blaze. The cause of the fire has not been determined, but Christin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    UPDATED: Pappas Bar-B-Q Restaurant at Little York Burns to the Ground in Two-Alarm Blaze

    UPDATE: At this time, a spokeswoman for Pappas Restaurants said they still don't know the cause of the fire, and right now there is no information available about the status or future of Pappas Bar-B-Q at Little York. The Pappas Bar-B-Q located at 3814 Little York burned to the ground at 3:30 a.m. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Jonathan's the Rub Is Staying Put in Memorial Village

    The second location for Jonathan's the Rub was slated to open at 963 Bunker Hill in November of this year, but that project has come to a halt. Chef and owner Jonathan Levine says he doesn't want to expand his business and would rather stay at his current location in Memorial at 9061 Gaylord. Accord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Greg Gatlin of Gatlin's BBQ, On Working with His Family, the Flavor of His Barbecue and the Staggering Amount of Brisket He Sold Last Year

    Greg Gatlin Gatlin's BBQ 1221 W. 19th St. 281-804-4555 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Sam Ray of Republic National

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Mix It Up Tonight and Help Clean Out Rudz's Cellar

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Openings and Closings: Triniti Takes a Break, Bohemeo's Brings In Beer

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    TexSom Has Som-thing for Everyone

    ​Last year, when I traveled to Friuli, Italy with a group of top U.S. sommeliers, I overheard their fearless and ├╝bercool 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Tommy Birdwell of TQLA

    Photo by Matthew DresdenChef Tommy Birdwell in the kitchen at TQLA​In 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Pulp Breakfast: Dot Hits the Spot

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Pappas Files Lawsuit Against BP and Halliburton

    The Deepwater Horizon drilling platform, engulfed in flames.Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard​It 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Update: Pappas to Revisit Goofy Oysters

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2006

    "Discovery Green" Is Classy?

    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 >>

  • News

    November 28, 2002

    Food Fight Hiccup

    Will four felonies spoil Four Families' Hobby deal?

  • Dining

    May 30, 2002

    Luby's Has a Chef?

    From haute cuisine to the LuAnn Platter, star chefs are moving on down the food chain

  • Dining

    May 16, 2002

    A Restaurant Maxim

    Liquor and Lakewood don't mix

  • Dining

    November 1, 2001

    Fish Fraud

    Passing off cheap fish for expensive red snapper is against the law. But no one enforces the regulations. So Texas restaurants are free to rip you off.