Kate McLean

Kate McLean

Kate McLean is a trained chef, freelancer, and contributor of the Houston Press. She has explored, feasted and cooked all over the world including extended stints in France, Seattle, Hawaii and Houston.

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  • Whether fueled by guilt or the pressure to pack in a full day, for some adults, hitting the gym after happy hour is not uncommon. The Houston Press conducted a poll and of 25 male and females ages 27-42, 13 admitted to having worked out under the ...

  • 2 months ago | Wine Time

    Correction and clarification:  Several changes have been made to this story since it originally appeared. The Houston Press apologizes for all errors and misunderstandings in its original account. Lindsay Thomas was at a lunch presented by a ...

  • 2 months ago | Wine Time

    With the majority of his family already entrenched in the restaurant industry, all it took was a mention from his cousin Leo to pull Alex Abreu up into the club. The now 28-year-old general manager of the Upper Kirby location of CRÚ Food & Win...

  • Often in dining, the final complement to a meal is a cigar. A digestif of sorts so intertwined with fine wine and spirits that cigar basics used to be required knowledge for those in pursuit of an MS from the Court of Master Sommeliers. As far as ...

  • 2 months ago | Crime

    What’s better than the moment an assailant realizes you took a self-defense class from heavyweight champion Lou Savarese and three-black-belt martial artist DeMarkus Jones? Nothing is better. In a city where one in 19 people are likely to be invol...

  • 2 months ago | Wine Time

    One hundred and fifteen pages of wine containing 3,500 labels is what Julie Dalton, an Advanced Sommelier who’s two thirds finished with her master’s certification, is working with at Mastro’s Steakhouse. To store the $3.5 million dollar catalog k...

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