The James Beard Foundation

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Raising the Bar at the Bourbon Throwdown

    Photos by GroovehouseAdam Bryan finishes up his No Bogey Fizz cocktails.​Last night's Bourbon Throwdown at Branchwater Tavern was the fifth throwdown -- a casual, Iron Chef-style competition between local chefs -- that the Houston Chowhounds have thrown since June 2009. But far from being a re ... More >>

  • News

    April 8, 2010

    Baseball on the Brain

    Readers are gearing up for the Astros' 2010 season.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Let's Raise a Glass to Robb Walsh

    Erin ZimmerRobb at work. ​Eating...Our Words must sadly announce that our intrepid food writer Robb Walsh is moving to freelance status. While he'll no longer be a member of our full-time staff, Walsh pledges to complete his list of 100 favorite Houston dishes for us. And don't be surprise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where bullet ballistics tests on cantelopes, melons, pineapples, and all manner of fruitstuffs remain inconclusive but really fun. We started the week off with a study into the greatest Easter candies, and of course, the title went to Pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Robb Walsh Named a James Beard Award Finalist (With Disturbing Video!)

    Watch the above video, and you'll never forget it (trust us). It's called "Robb Walsh Takes Beef 101" -- and he shot it at Texas A&M for a feature story he was writing for the Houston Press, "Not So Clear Cut." Walsh was just named a finalist in the James Beard Awards for the feature story, alon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Chef Chat: Justin Basye Part 2

    Fabio​Yesterday Justin explained the nomination process for the James Beard Awards. Today we discuss changes he has implemented and what he does on his days off from work. Eating Our Words: So four months later, what has changed? Justin Basye: Haha, my responsibilities! Moving from sous to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Chef Chat: James Beard Nominee Justin Basye

    Fabio​Stella Stola's opening four months ago in some rough waters. Fast management changes and skeptical critics rocked the grand opening, but then things started to change. Justin Basye came on board as chef de cuisine under Bryan Caswell and brought a positive outlook and solid crew with him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Houston Heavily Honored by James Beard Foundation

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttRobert Del Grande​If anyone is still under the impression that Houston is trying desperately to play catchup with culinary empires like New York City and Chicago, they only need to look at the 2010 James Beard Award nominations -- released today -- to see that isn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    5 to Try: Dim Sum Staples

    It's hard to beat a leisurely Sunday meal with friends. This week, instead of gathering over eggs, breakfast tacos and pancakes, why not try brunch the Chinese way and head out for dim sum? Literally meaning "to touch your heart," dim sum always brings a variety of dumplings, steamed dishes, and goo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Top 9 Houston Restaurant Closings of the Decade

    Photo by emmiegrnThe Pig Stand, one of Houston's lost restaurants. Read about nine more of the most important restaurant closings of the decade below.​1. Maxim's Maxim's closed in January 2001. It was possibly the most influential restaurant in Houston's culinary history. It was the only upsca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Irma Galvan and Tortilla Soup

    ​Irma's Mexican Restaurant is, according to owner Irma Galvan, "just a little hole in the wall," but its built a reputation that's won her the prestigious James Beard Foundation America's Classic award last year. Galvan spoke to Eating Our Words about her participation in the today's Movies Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Radio Robb: Tune In Tonight and Tomorrow

    ​Our very own Robb Walsh will be making a guest appearance on The Michael Berry Show tonight and tomorrow night at 7 p.m., discussing a range of topics so wide that it necessitated two evenings of air time. Michael Berry -- who coincidentally just happened to win Best Local Radi ... More >>

  • News

    September 8, 2005

    Katrina & The Waves

    Houston gets hit with its own hurricane surge

  • News

    April 14, 2005

    Haute Stuff

    Robb Walsh is a James Beard finalist times two

  • Dining

    December 2, 2004

    Grande Plans

    Houston's most famous chef talks about prostate cancer, turning 50 and what's next for Cafe Annie

  • Dining

    October 28, 2004

    Odd Timing

    Bruce Auden cooks a benefit dinner for the scandal-ridden James Beard Foundation

  • Dining

    September 16, 1999

    East Meets Best

    Scott Chen opened Houston's top Chinese restaurant. Now he wants to run Houston's top restaurant. Period.

  • News

    April 13, 1995