Tyson Cole

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Austin Is Overrated, Try Houston Instead, Says Most Insightful Travel Writer To Ever Grace The Web

    We -- to be frank -- had absolutely no idea who David Landsel was...until we opened an e-mail to discover that he is the single most insightful, knowledgeable, trenchant and trustworthy travel writer to ever be on the web. Why he has no multi-platform empire of his own -- why he's not the Martha St ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 28, 2013

    Praise the Lord and Pass the Pints

    Houston's 10 best beer bars

  • Dining

    February 7, 2013

    Eating Our Hearts Out

    100 Favorite dishes in the Bayou City

  • Dining

    January 17, 2013

    30 Essential Texas Restaurants

    Eat here before you die.

  • Dining

    October 18, 2012

    The Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 10 sushi restaurants.

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

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

    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. It wasn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in Montrose

    It's been a while since we tackled neighborhood lists on Eating Our Words, yet posts such as "Top 10 Restaurants in the Heights" continue to be perennial favorites with our readers each month. The last time we compiled a Top 10 Restaurants in Montrose list was well over two years ago, at which time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 5, Machi Cure at Uchi

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 6, 2012

    Uchi Takes Houston

    Both high-end and accessible, Uchi moves into Montrose and changes the game.

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012

    Flaming Young

    Ten food-related words you need to stop misspelling

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    The Texas Chefs Hall of Fame: 1981 and Now

    Assistant music editor Craig Hlavaty recently purchased a 1981 edition of The Genuine Texas Handbook, a guide to all things Texan. It's an often-tongue-in-cheek look at the people, places, outfits, songs, foods and more that made someone Texan 31 years ago. Incidentally, the book and I are the same ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Eat More Sushi: My Night with Top Chef Texas Winner Paul Qui

    Surreal, sublime and sensual: the definition of the food at Uchi. We all agree that Tyson Cole is a master, and we are lucky he brought us Uchi. Thursday night he gave us one more gift - Paul Qui. You may know him as the Executive Chef at Uchiko in Austin, but most Texans know him as the winner of T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Lone Star Chefs: It's Not Always about Being Bigger, They're Just Better

    Our Texas chefs not only come from Texas but from all over the world and bring their culinary homes with them -- fortunately for us. Lone Star Chefs by John DeMers and Julie Soefer highlights 13 outstanding and diverse Texas masters. This book is part biography, part cookbook and part restaurant gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    New York Times: Rest assured that even if you have to travel outside the great state of Texas, there are at least a handful of places across the country that do Texas barbecue right -- even in Los Angeles and New York City. Writing for the New York Times, local foodie J.C. Reid tells us all about th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Top Chef: Texas and an Impromptu Tour of the Houston Press Offices

    Our TV viewing area!​I arrived home yesterday evening to find that my cable had gone out. To be fair, it could have been out for days. I have no idea. Such are the perils of owning a Roku box and living off Hulu and Netflix instead of basic cable. Either way, I had no means of watching Top Chef th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Odd Pair: Sushi and Wine (a Preview of Uchi's Wine List)

    There's a lot riding on the launch of the new Uchi in Houston. Tyson Cole's Austin outposts -- Uchi and Uchiko -- stand apart as "destination" restaurants in Texas, venues that have attained national recognition in part because of Cole's success as a competitive chef on television and in part becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    The Burger Guys Downtown and Uchi Houston Announce Opening Dates

    "Proud to say, you asked and you shall receive," said Jake Mazzu, owner of The Burger Guys, this morning on Twitter. "The Burger Guys downtown opening Feb. 1st." A new downtown location of the popular burger joint was just one of two exciting announcements today sure to get Houston's food lovers bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Saving the Arches: Uchi's Daryl Kunik on Renovating the Old Felix Restaurant

    Rendering courtesy of UchiAlthough it's still just drywall now, Uchi will look like this very soon.​Uchi, the new sushi restaurant opening soon at Westheimer and Montrose, is finally taking shape. The famous arched windows of its predecessor -- the much beloved Felix Mexican Restaurant -- have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    You Had Me at Uchiko

    Anamaris Cousins PriceBeef tongue sushi​I was in Austin on business last week and, though it wasn't my first time there, it had been a while. When I visit a place I like to find out where the locals go. I spoke to this guy who mentioned his wife was a chef; he insisted Uchiko was a must. To be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    ​It's been a week of good news, which is a rare and precious thing around here. No real closings to report, only a few openings and some chef shuffles, which makes for a happy Friday around these parts. News that San Antonio's Freetail Brewing Co. is planning a three-story brewpub in downtown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Houston Gets a Brewpub; Tyson Cole Talks Uchi

    I tried and failed to think of a clever tie-in with the Waugh Drive bat colony. Oh well. Beer!​Normally, we reserve restaurant opening and closings news for our weekly Friday roundups. But some news is too good to sit on, like the announcement from Scott Metzger -- owner of Freetail Brewing Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs, the James Beard Awards Edition

    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. 29-95: Yes, it's true: There was a tie this year at the James Beard Foundation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Restaurants We're Excited About for 2011

    ​For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, right? Well, for all the new restaurants that disappointed us in 2010, there are many more coming in 2011 that we're awaiting with baited breath. Whether they be old favorites revived or entirely new restaurants, whether they be from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    A Heated Competition at Chefs Under Fire

    Chef David Grossman judges one of the competitor's dishes.​Last night's Chefs Under Fire event proved that some of the city's most talented chefs aren't cooking in the hottest restaurants in town...or even in a restaurant at all. Five area chefs competed in the Houston regionals of the annual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    It's been an exciting past week for diners and restaurateurs alike, with a rash of new and planned openings to please pretty much any palate. The biggest news, of course, was that our own Robb Walsh is working with Bryan Caswell and Bill Floyd -- the team behind restaurants like Little Big's and Re ... More >>