Scott Sulma

  • Dining

    February 27, 2014

    Meet the First Families of Houston Food

    Connect the dots and you’ll find our city’s restaurant scene has been dominated by a few hardworking culinary pioneers and their descendants.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2014

    Executive Chef Grant Gordon Leaves Vallone Family

    As CultureMap first reported yesterday, Grant Gordon has decided to step down as executive chef of both Tony's and the recently opened Vallone's steakhouse in Gateway Memorial City. This announcement comes just a week after Eater reported that Vallone's beverage director Evan Turner is also leaving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    The First Families of Houston Food: Why We Eat the Way We Eat in H-Town

    Houston is a town inundated with great restaurants, but in tracing the city's history, you discover that many of the big names in the restaurant industry are related to each other in some way, whether by blood or business. Some families have continued to stick with their own, too, but to live and c ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 24, 2013

    Cheap and Good Eats

    The top five budget lunch spots in Montrose.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Japanese Tapas Trend, The Woodlands Restaurant Expansion & More

    It was an exciting week in terms of openings for Houston restaurants. We heard about two closings only, but a ton of restaurants announced plans concerning openings (many came forward with dates, too!). Let's get the closings out of the way before we get to this week's openings and news about soon- ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 5, 2013

    The Houston Valet Conundrum

    One of the most hated aspects of dining in Houston

  • Dining

    August 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    The Houston Valet Conundrum

    There are a lot of things Houstonians hate. Humidity. Bad barbecue. The city of Dallas. But there are few more contentious topics in the Bayou City than valet parking. When I first moved here, the whole valet situation was confusing to me. We're not New York City. We do have parking spaces here. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Surprising Shutterings and Provocative Plans

    There were about as many openings as closings this week (way to maintain an equilibrium, Houston!), but we did get news of many upcoming restaurants with plans to open in the next several months. First, the bad news. CultureMap reports that River Oaks Coffee House at the corner of Edloe and West ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 20, 2012

    Where to Eat on Christmas Day

    Your stress-free dining guide to the holidays.

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Openings & Closings: The Proof Is In the... Rooftop

    I've long said that Houston doesn't have enough cool rooftop spaces, especially close to downtown. That's finally changing with the opening of two fun new spots... The first opened several weeks ago at the Houston Pavilions: the reincarnation of Scott Gertner's Sky Bar on Montrose, which is now -- a ... More >>