Seth Siegel-Gardner

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Sweet Sarriette Pop-Up Dinner To Spotlight Four Talented Young Pastry Chefs

    On the surface, it might seem like just another pop-up at Paulie's, but this Sunday's "Sweet Sarriette" pop-up dinner -- an eight-course with wine pairing gourmet dinner prepared by Christina Au, Samantha Mendoza, Andrew Musico and Johnny Wesley -- promises to be extraordinary. The collaborating ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    The 4th Annual Kiss My Grits Throwdown: Shrimp 'n Grits and Crafted Cocktails

    Four years ago, the first inaugural Kiss My Grits Gulf Coast Throwdown benefitting the Young Texans Against Cancer (YTAC) charity took place at Silver Street Studios. I still remember the first year vividly, because I got to see the chefs exercise an immense amount of creativity. I remember grits gn ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 20, 2014

    Each Meal Is a Production at The Pass

    The nightly show is worthy of 'The French Chef.'

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    December 16, 2013

    Treat Yourself: Five Houston Culinary Splurges for a Decadent Holiday Feast

    It's the holiday season. A time for gift giving and celebration. A time for splurging, right? After all, you've worked hard this year. You deserve a reward. And what better way to reward yourself than with a blow-your-mind meal? Behold, our top picks for decadent foodie splurges in Houston. 5. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in EaDo (You Won't Be Sorry)

    We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town. So far, we've covered Montrose, River Oaks, Midtown, and Upper Kirby. Today, we're sharing our thoughts on the little section of the city known as East Downtown (or EaDo for all of you non-haters). Here' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    UPDATE: The Pass & Provisions Nominated for Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurant 2013

    Update: We were able to speak with chefs/owners Terrence Gallivan and Seth Siegel-Gardner of The Pass & Provisions about the honor. See what they had to say on the next page. Bon Appetit magazine announced its list of nominees for the "Best New Restaurant in America" on Thursday, and the only Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Seth Siegel-Gardner & Terrence Gallivan of The Pass & Provisions

    Who are they? Siegel-Gardner: I'm a Houstonian born and raised who's getting to run a restaurant in my hometown. Gallivan: I'm a cook, I'm a husband and I'm learning how to be a business owner.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Ribs and Ramen Reign Supreme at the 2nd Annual Go Pig! Or Go Home! Suckling Pig Throwdown

    There are pig parties, and then there is Go Pig! Or Go Home! The second annual charity throwdown event last night at Kata Robata was every pig lover's dream -- and then some -- with Houston's top chefs throwin' down everything from traditional roast suckling pig to cochinita pibil to oysters topped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Putting The Pass Behind Me

    While the title may suggest that my experience at The Pass was negative, it was anything but. It was in fact, one of the most complex and satisfying culinary trips I may have ever taken. However, my first time dining there could well be my last. Let me explain.

  • Dining

    March 14, 2013

    Taking Risks, Making Provisions

    Terrence Gallivan and Seth Siegel-Gardner are taking risks, most of which are paying off.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Shaking Up the Bar at Provisions

    It felt somewhat incomplete writing up this week's cafe review of Provisions -- the casual half of dual-restaurant concept The Pass & Provisions -- without mentioning the bar program. After all, much of the large, multi-roomed space at Provisions is devoted to its sleek bar. And much was written of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Houston Dominates Food & Wine's Best New Chef List

    Each year, Food & Wine recognizes the nation's great up-and-coming chefs with The People's Best New Chef -- a contest which allows readers to vote on the 10 best new chefs from 10 regions around the country. This is the first year that Food & Wine has employed a Gulf Coast regional category -- excit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    The Second Annual Go Pig! Or Go Home! Throwdown is Coming This April

    "Go pig! Or go home!" That is the gauntlet that has been thrown, and the challenge, the question, the machismo duel that will pit 23 of Houston's most prominent chefs in a challenge to create Houston's most supreme incarnation of a suckling pig. The second annual event is scheduled for Sunday, Apr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Where the Chefs Eat: Christine Ha and Alvin Schultz

    This week, our Where The Chefs Eat series turns to two amateur chefs turned television reality stars: Christine Ha and Alvin Schultz. Both living in Houston and Vietnamese by descent, they each snagged a spot on the TV reality show, MasterChef. Schultz, who was featured on Season 2, is known for ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 27, 2012

    Underdogs and Juggernauts

    The 10 best new restaurants of 2012.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    The 10 Best New Houston Restaurants of 2012

    If I had to pick one word to describe the mad, exciting rush of restaurant activity that's defined 2012, it would be this: exhilarating. Followed closely by: exhausting. Trying to keep up with every single new restaurant that's flung open its doors exuberance -- welcoming the city's burgeoning food ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 29, 2012

    Spoiler Alert!

    A handy infographic guide to the shelf life of fruit.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Bold & Brave Wine List (& Cartography) at The Pass & Provisions

    Honestly, I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the bold and brave new wine list at The Pass & Provisions, the newly opened and much talked about effort by chefs/partners Terrence Gallivan and Seth Siegel-Gardner. The list, by the affable and dynamic Fred Jones (who graciously took time out to sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: Amalia Pferd, Sean Carroll, John Peterson

    Owning a food truck/mobile cart is hard work, but at the end of the day, you still gotta eat. For this week's Where the Chefs Eat series, we're checking in to see where some of Houston's on-the-go chef-proprietors get their grub on. Let's see where Amelia Pferd of Good Dog Hot Dogs, Sean Carroll o ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 11, 2012

    The Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 10 pizzas.

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Pizza

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2012 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 winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. Earlier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Zach Adams of The Pass & Provisions on Switchblade Swizzles

    This week we asked readers who they'd like to see profiled in upcoming editions of Bartender Chat. Zach Adams was not only mentioned multiple times, he also happens to be working behind the bar at The Pass & Provisions, which just opened. A new chef-driven concept from Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Openings & Closings: New Locations for Pappa Geno's and the Great W'Kana

    The restaurant that Eater Houston called the most anticipated opening of the year is here, so anticipate no more: The Pass & Provisions had its soft opening on Wednesday night and will be open for business this weekend. No surprise there, as the two-in-one restaurant from Seth Siegel-Gardner and Ter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: Seth Siegel-Gardner, Terrence Gallivan, Justin Yu

    First, there was Just August Project. And then came Pilot Light Group. And then came Oxheart Restaurant. And soon we will have the The Pass and Provisions. For this week's Where the Chefs Eat installment, we found out where Seth Siegel-Gardner, Terrence Gallivan, and Justin Yu like to eat around ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    This Week in Food Blogs: Everything's Coming Up Houston

    New York Times: Houston is getting all the national love this week. After being called "Texas's best and most diverse food city" by Andrew Knowlton in Bon Appétit, it's getting a spotlight from none other than The Gray Lady herself. The New York Times noted our sprawling Chinatown over the weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Lunch with Marcus Samuelsson Provides a Sneak Peek at Pass and Provisions

    "You're going to have a great restaurant in your community," Marcus Samuelsson said to a roomful of smiling guests last Thursday afternoon at the Milam House. The bonafide celebrity chef from New York City -- he of the three Michelin star Aquavit and the President-approved Red Rooster in Harlem -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Five Questions for Chef Marcus Samuelsson

    For one day this Thursday, July 19, Chef Marcus Samuelsson will be in Houston to promote his book, Yes, Chef: A Memoir. The Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised, James Beard Award-winning chef, restauranteur, cookbook author, and TV personality will spend the early afternoon hosting a sold-out, five-cour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Istanbul Is Constantinople

    The big news this past week was the closing of Pesce, the longtime River Oaks seafood spot at Kirby and West Alabama owned by Landry's (Harlow's somehow stays open, yet Pesce gets closed? Go figure.). In its place, yet another Brio Tuscan Grille is moving in. No word on what will become of Mark Holl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    The Pass and Provisions To Move Into Old Gravitas Space

    The pilot light has been lit: Chefs Terrence Gallivan and Seth Siegel-Gardner of Pilot Light Restaurant Group finally announced plans for their first restaurant space yesterday. The Pass and Provisions will be opening at 807 Taft, in the former space of both Gravitas and -- before that -- the origi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Upcoming Throwdowns, Who's Hungry?

    Chefs in Houston love each other, right? Let's test that theory and pit them against each other. Coming up in the next few weeks are two throwdowns fit for true foodies. And trust me when I say, you won't want to miss either of them. Kiss My Grits: A Gulf Coast Throwdown First up on Thursday, Apr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Crawfish Across Houston

    It's high crawfish season in Houston, with a slew of different boils coming up to satisfy all your head-sucking pursuits. But first, you don't want to miss this weekend's big charity event: Kicking Cancer's Ass. The fundraiser dinner will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 25 at Ralph Smi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Just Say No to Green Beer and Cancer

    Instead of chugging crappy green beer for St. Patrick's Day (which is tomorrow, in case you missed the memo), here are three other suggestions that don't suck: Barbecue guru Neil "Bigmista" Strawder is returning home to Galveston tomorrow for a charity barbecue at St. Augustine of Hippo, the oldest ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 26, 2012

    MasterMinds 2012

    This year's winners have art, passion and history on their side. And now they'll also each have a check for $2,000.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    MasterMind 2012 Awards Recognize Pilot Light Chefs Terrence Gallivan and Seth Siegel-Gardner

    This time last year, our third annual MasterMind awards was recognizing the new Foodways Texas organization for its work in preserving Texan food history and traditions in the same way that Southern Foodways Alliance has done for a dozen years. It was the first time that a MasterMind award -- which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Terrence Gallivan of Pilot Light Restaurant Group - The Tasting

    Photos by Mai PhamFood sculpture or sandwich? This was the sandwich portion of my soup and sandwich course. ​ The last two days, we've been chatting with Chef Terrence Gallivan of Pilot Light Restaurant Group about his experience as a chef in New York, his move to Houston, and most of all, wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    A Tale of Two Dinners: Ava Kitchen & Whiskey Bar vs. The Modular

    This lobster risotto and accompanying lobster came from your friendly local dive bar.​One is a highbrow full-fledged restaurant -- a "brick-and-mortar" place, to use the parlance of the day -- owned and operated by heavyweight restaurateurs. The other is a cobbled-together food truck, ephemera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Slate: In one of the most interesting pieces I read all week, Slate's Benjamin Phelan explains that one of the main reasons that Colorado can now consider pizza a vegetable is that there really is no such thing as a vegetable in the first place. Dude, You Going to Eat That?: On that note, Dr. Ricky ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    The Atlantic: In one of the most-discussed articles of the week, The Atlantic asks: "Who wants to be a career food critic anyway?" Citing mounting pressures to blog, Tweet, Facebook and perform a million other small tasks in addition to writing restaurant reviews, author Adam Martin questions if thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Food Republic: Remember that trio of Pilot Light dinners from Seth Siegel-Gardn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Collaborative dinners take center stage. (Note: There are women involved, too.)​Justin Basye, Peter Jahnke and their bunch of wild young hearts chefs were the talk of the week, as their new pop-up dinner series was announced this past Monday. Les Sauvages (translation: the savages, or the wild ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    ​First and foremost, mark your calendar now for June 30, the night of our first annual Houston Web Awards with special guest Fat Tony among other presenters such as the crew of Technology Bytes and the fabulous Houston Roller Derby girls. Nominations are closed, but we will be presenting awar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Kata Robata Chefs Take Inaugural Kiss My Grits Throwdown Title

    Jason BargasLeft, Kata Robata. Right, Ouisie's.​Grits have been an integral part of my life since I could gum food. Naturally, I was eager to get my gums (and teef) on the grits concoctions at Thursday evening's Kiss My Grits Gulf Coast Throwdown. Young Texans Against Cancer cobbled together H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttYou don't want to miss a Vic & Anthony's beer dinner.​Vic & Anthony's is continuing its popular series of beer dinners by partnering with Texas' own Real Ale for its next evening, which takes place on Friday, April 8 starting at 7 p.m. For $85 a person (tax and tip n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Pie, Dirt and Pimento Cheese: Food Trends for 2011

    Photo by Troy Fields2011 will be the year of the hot dog...among other delights.​Back in October, Nation's Restaurant News released their annual list of predicted food trends for 2011. Some items were already cresting the horizon here in Houston two months ago: high-end junk food, one-dish res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Seth Siegel-Gardner of Kata Robata

    ​Shortly after naming Kata Robata (3600 Kirby Dr, 713-526-8858) Houston's best new restaurant, we learned that they were getting a new chef: Seth Siegel-Gardner, a native Houstonian. EOW had the chance to speak with Siegel-Gardner in early December, just as he was rolling out his new menu. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Great Food Houston: Support Houston-based businesses and avoid Black Friday alt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Local Spotlight: All-Star Chef Series at Wood Duck Farm

    Veggies from Wood Duck Farm.​Fabulous news for those of you still kicking yourself for missing out on the Just August Project last month... Two of the three acclaimed pop-up chefs -- Justin Yu and Seth Siegel-Gardner -- will man the kitchen at Wood Duck Farm's first-ever All-Star Chef dinner o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Pop-Up Fever: The Just August Project

    Photos by Ruthie JohnsonAvocado pieces.​Pop-up restaurants are growing like mushrooms across the country. The small eateries have small menus and even smaller staffs. They "pop-up" for a finite time period, and then POOF, they're gone. Sound silly? Think about it this way: These temporary rest ... More >>

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