Uchi Houston

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Alison Cook's Top 100 Restaurants Revealed - Oxheart Takes First Place for the Third Year in a Row

    Last night, Houston Chronicle food critic Alison Cook revealed her 2014 choices for the Top 100 Houston Restaurants. It was the first time since the list was first released in 2012 that she did it in a public forum, in this case, a sold-out walk around dining event called the Houston Chronicle Culin ... More >>

  • 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 13, 2014

    Uchi's Community Table Showcases So Much More than Japanese Seafood

    Once a month, the chefs at Uchi get together and visit various farmers' markets around town for fresh, seasonal veggies to use in unique culinary creations the following Monday. They choose the best looking vegetables from local farmers and the best Gulf fish from fish mongers, and then they retire ... More >>

  • 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 31, 2013

    Uchi Collaborates with University of Houston Design Students to Create a Work of Art

    There are so many aspects of the dining experience that are artistic in nature. Consider the decor, the lighting, the way wine is swirled in a glass before we drink it. From the act of plating to the particular way we experience the food, to the chair we sit on, and the way light hits a table, hospi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Saint Arnold's Brock Wagner Named a Legend of Houston Restaurants

    While many of Houston's finest in the culinary realm received awards at Sunday's 17th My Table Magazine Houston Culinary Awards in honor of their contributions to the Houston dining and restaurant scene, the most prestigious award -- The Legends of Houston Restaurants -- was bestowed upon the founde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Recap: The Woodlands Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase

    There are food and wine events throughout the year, but none as big, or with as much at stake, as the Wine Rendezvous and Grand Tasting at Wine & Food Week in The Woodlands. This is no regular tasting event. Where other events may have winners, and the winners may take home trophies or bragging ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Fancy Pants at FPSF: Breakfast with Uchi's Philip Speer and Rap Legend Bun B

    It was Saturday morning, and I was hot. As in super caliente, sweat dripping down my back, and cheeks flushed to a bright pink uncomfortable kind of hot. I'd just fought my way through the entrance of the Free Press Summer Fest so that I could be on time for the Fancy Pants, ultra-exclusive $175 per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Upcoming Events: The 9th Annual Wine & Food Week in The Woodlands

    Yep, it's that time of the year again. Wine & Food Week is coming to The Woodlands next week. From June 3-9, The Woodlands will become home to more than 50 restaurants; 500 wines; legendary wine producers and culinary personalities from around the globe; and a vast collection of craft beers and gou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Two Surprise Ties and Fantastic Food at the Inaugural Big Taste of Houston

    As far as tasting events go, the Big Taste of Houston, which debuted this past Sunday night to a crowd of about 700, was all that it promised to be and then some. Billed as a premier foodie extravaganza and fundraiser for the Houston chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, the elegant, high class soir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Restaurants Where Service is King

    It's hard to find good help, or so the saying goes. Indeed, many of the chefs and restaurant owners I've spoken with over the years privately admit that finding good waitstaff in Houston can be a Sisyphean task: You manage to find a truly great server or two, they dazzle your diners and then -- beca ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 14, 2013

    Go West, Young Man

    The top 10 restaurants in Westchase.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Top 10 Wine Lists in Houston

    It's exciting to run across a well-priced favorite on a restaurant's wine list, or to discover something new as you dig through its pages. But there's more to making a world-class wine list than just stocking a cellar with Cakebreads and Chardonnays. To spotlight the best wine lists in Houston, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    2012: The Year in Openings and Closings

    Here it is. The wooly mammoth of a post that we provide to you as a public service every year. All of 2012's openings and closings, listed by month, without fanfare or commentary. This is just the nitty gritty of every single restaurant whose doors have shut or opened in the last 12 months. Enjoy. ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 6, 2012

    Uchi Takes Houston

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

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    This Week in Food Blogs: Houston's Top 100 Restaurants?

    29-95: To quote Peter Gabriel, the "big big big big big big big big big" news this week was the release of Alison Cook's top 100 restaurants in Houston. I can't imagine how monumental of a task it was to compile not only the list, but all of the write-ups that accompany each entry. The full list -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: Hildebrand, Pellegrino and Edwards

    I am always asking people where they like to eat. I'll go anywhere. A $1 fried chicken place in a gas station, a hole-in-the-wall strip mall affair on the west side, a hot dog stand on the sidewalk underneath a freeway -- if it's good, I'm totally game. And generally speaking, if a chef recommends a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Kaz Edwards and his Stunning Specials at Uchi Houston

    Kaz Edwards Uchi Houston 904 Westheimer 713-522-4808 This is part three of my chef chat with Chef de Cuisine Kaz Edwards of Uchi Houston. Parts one and two ran in this space in the last couple of days. This week, Kaz Edwards, chef de cuisine at Uchi Houston, has given ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Kaz Edwards of Uchi, on Creating the Perfect Dish

    Kaz Edwards Uchi Houston 904 Westheimer 713-522-4808 This is the second of a three-part Chef Chat with Kaz Edwards of Uchi Houston. Part 1 of our chat ran in this same space yesterday. Yesterday, we chatted with Uchi Houston's Chef de Cuisine, Kaz Edwards, about his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Kaz Edwards of Uchi Houston on Culinary School, Staging at Uchi and Working with Tyson Cole

    Kaz Edwards Uchi Houston 904 Westheimer 713-522-4808 This is the first part of a three-part chef chat series, which will continue over the next two days in this space. People who think that Uchi Houston is just about sushi should think again. The Uchi kitchen turns out ... 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

    February 10, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Nothing Bundt News

    The opening of Uchi Houston last week was just the prelude to a rash of exciting, greatly anticipated openings across the city. Get ready, folks: It's a great time to be a diner in Houston. Artisans, the new restaurant from Le Mistral brothers David and and Sylvain Denis with friend and fellow chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Barcadia Burns Bridges

    Photo courtesy of FacebookThe Bushes and the Molinas: Texas legends.​As we slowly move out of the winter doldrums, restaurant news is getting much more exciting -- and coming at us much more quickly. On Tuesday, two big announcements got the food community all atwitter: The Burger Guys announ ... 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 >>