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.
4 days ago | WTF Island
If I was going to throw up before service got busy, now was the time. With only three women in the restaurant, all in the beginning stages of enjoying their meal, it was either now or the parking lot, and a cardboard produce box isn't as glamorous...
5 days ago | Bar Beat
Jose Miguel was ten years old when his sister came home to Etla, Oaxaca and brought him a shirt with a strange emblem on the breast pocket. A colorful macaw, with the word "Ninfa's" spelled across. "Funny story," he remembers the moment now at 33,...
6 days ago | Creative Cooking
The next morning, like a zombie, I crawled out of bed, grabbed a fork, and began finishing off what remained in the jar of Spicy Chili Crisp and the last of the potstickers. Seriously, what the hell did they put in this stuff? Moments later while ...
12 days ago | Bar Beat
Most bartenders will say the key to thriving in this thread of the Industry is finding balance. For Katelin Suter, balance comes in the form of a wide-range of activities, but along the lines of, "let's go ride bikes at this alligator park, s...
13 days ago | Bar Beat
Breaking news— this is the first time we've featured a foursome; because every once in a while it's kind of fun to add a couple. The first sign that Cafe Brussels was worth a pop in was when I pulled on the wooden door at 4:30 to feel the lock...
19 days ago | Bar Beat
"I've been bartending for six years—and actually caring about it for half," 28-year-old Josh Alden admits matter-of-factly. Originally a server, he remembers noticing how the bartenders at Lucky Strike bowling alley seemed to have more fun. After ...