Philippe Harel

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Recap: The 2nd Annual Big Taste of Houston

    "This is such a great event -- so many of Houston's best chefs all in one place!" said Matthew Lovelace, a sous chef at Osteria Mazzantini, as he offered me a sample of their Blackhill Meats lamb meatball and chicken liver mousse. His was one of the first booths I encountered at the 2nd Annual Big T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Five MORE Pumpkin Dishes To Try in Houston

    Having spent a significant amount of time tracking down pumpkin dishes in Houston, I can say with some certainty that there are more than five, ten, or even 20 terrific squash-inspired snacks, drinks, entrees, and desserts on offer in this big city. (See my prior lists for examples.) Here are some p ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 12, 2013

    The French Conundrum: The Culinary Idiosyncrasies of Salé-Sucré

    Salé-Sucré's meals are worth the wait, but some lesser ingredients are a puzzlement.

  • Dining

    June 28, 2012

    Dining on the Rails

    A guide to light rail lunching in Houston.

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Openings & Closings: New Locations Coming Soon for Torchy's and BB's

    Attention all you Torchy's Tacos fans who aren't fans of the parking situation at the current location on Shepherd: The Austin-based taco shop is opening a second location in the Heights on 19th Street, in the spot formerly occupied by Harold's. Is there any restaurant that isn't opening a location ... More >>