Mai Pham is a contributing freelance food writer and food critic for the Houston Press whose adventurous palate has taken her from Argentina to Thailand and everywhere in between -- Peru, Spain, Hong Kong and more -- in pursuit of the most memorable bite. Her work appears in numerous outlets at the local, state and national level, where she is also a luxury travel correspondent for Forbes Travel Guide.
Pork Belly Burnt Ends, Brisket Tamales and Branzino: An Uchi Houston and Killen’s BBQ Collaboration Dinner21 days ago | Local Spotlight
Last night, Killen’s BBQ’s famous pork belly burnt ends made an appearance at Uchi Houston. The second course of a special one night-only collaboration dinner between the two restaurants, for many — including three patrons sitting just to my left ...
25 days ago | Restaurant News
It was just after 7o'clock last night when celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, one of the most famous Japanese chefs in the world, and the man behind the worldwide chain of Nobu Restaurants, took the stage at Nobu Houston in the Galleria. “We are...
1 month ago | Special Events
The James Beard Foundation blew into town on Thursday evening as part of its Celebrity Chef Tour series, which brings the foundation’s famous Beard House dinners in New York City to more than 20 cities across the country each year. Thursday’s dinn...
2 months ago | Restaurant Reviews
If buffet is your thing, you’ve probably already hit the popular standard all-you-can-eat (AYCE) joints around Asiatown by now: Little Sheep Mongolian for hot pot, Jin Korean BBQ for Korean barbecue, 75 BBQ and Hot Pot Buffet for Korean barbecue a...
3 months ago | Desserts
Created with an Instagram generation in mind, Twisted Love, a new ice cream shop by the owners of Coco’s Sweets in the Hong Kong City Mall, is taking social media by storm with its picturesque, colorful creations set against the shop's adorable de...
3 months ago | On the Menu
La Lucha, a brand new concept by Atlanta-based restauranteur and Houston native Ford Fry, is set to debut in the upcoming weeks. Taking over the space that formerly housed Hunky Dory in the Heights (and adjacent to sister restaurant Superica, whic...