Our hearts go out to Sylvia Casares
of Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen
as we hope she will make a quick and speedy recovery after a tragic incident
this week concerning her business partner and boyfriend.
March 21 and Houston committee members and local artists will demonstrate their crafts and sell bowls at the Whole Foods Market on Kirby. Benefiting the Houston Food Bank
in conjunction with the Empty Bowls Houston
event. Whole Foods plans to donate 5 percent of the day’s sales from all four area locations to the Houston Food Bank.
opened this week. Among the Uchi’s and Underbellys of the culinary scene Oxheart
is right up there with them. Be sure to put it on your to-try list for March.
This Monday, March 19th The Last Chef Standing Restaurant Challenge
will kick off at The Tasting Room
from 6 - 8 p.m. The competition will have local restaurants compete against in each other in a bracket-style competition to determine a People’s Choice Winner over the course of five rounds.
Be sure to check out Eater Houston’s Amber Ambrose’s interview
with Lyle Lovett
on growing up in Klein, Texas and some of his favorite restaurants in Houston like Ninfa’s on Navigation, RDG Cafe Annie
and the like.
Over the weekend a favorite local restaurant, Haven
experienced a honey heist.
That’s right - someone stole Haven’s
beehive right out of their backyard garden. Oh Houston, you never cease to amaze
gets an almost perfect Zagat rating for 2012 with a 29/30
Surprise, surprise, Houston
leads the country in most meals eaten outside of the home at an average of 4.1 per week. The survey released March 6 also stated that the national average to-go mean intake is 3.1. That’s not that bad
America’s Favorite Cookie turns 100 years old this week
. That’s right we’re talking about you - Oreo
is officially open at 1100 Westheimer Rd. We’ve got reservations.
of Uchiko a sister restaurant to Tyson Cole’s Uchi wins Top Chef Texas.
is now accepting reservations. Make yours here
Another month, another list. Check out Culture Map’s Top 10
restaurants to try out right now. Including Roost, Artisans and Hay Merchant.
Crawfish Season can be confusing. Where to get tail is something that is on everyone’s mind. Thankfully our friends at Eater Houston have solved that problem with the Boiled Crawfish Map
the food truck, will be food truck no more. As they expand their franchise they will lose their wheels. Expected to open somewhere in Montrose hopefully this summer
annual Chili Cookoff will be March 10th. The cookoff will benefit Young Texans Against Cancer. Team Entry is $25 per team get more info here
Houston may have just been ranked the #1 most overweight city
, but at least we’re not the most obese. We’ll leave that spot for our friends in Dallas
James Beard Award Semi-Finalist Nominees were released this week. This year, Houston has six chefs in the running
, that’s one more than last year.
is featuring a limited edition cupcake to honor the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s opening of the Japan Gallery. The special cupcake features Cherry Blossoms and will be available until March 20
named General Manager of Damian’s Cucina Italiana, located at 3011 Smith St., Houston, TX 77006.
From Chicken and Waffles to Meat Chips to a Crispy Lamb Sweetbread Po’boy Hay Merchant
is open and we’re excited.
is said to open in The Woodlands first, then Montrose as originally expected in the Alabama Theatre but now we’re hearing Memorial too on S. Voss near San Felipe.
Uchi opened February 2nd and now a month later, Katsuya
schedules to open it’s doors March 2nd. Must be something in the water.
Cinq Chef Jeramie Robinson
is leaving Houston for Austin as Chef Tyson Cole offers him a job with Uchi Austin.
Acclaimed Mexican chef Aquiles Chávez
opens his upscale Mexican and seafood restaurant this Saturday — La Fisheria. Filming for the new show Aquiles in Houston
Come celebrate Fat Tuesday at BB’s
. Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. with live music from Keyun & They Zydeco Masters. Expect Abita beer specials, King Cake and of course Crawfish. 2701 White Oak.
will close it’s doors
February 29th after 45 years in business. The new building owners have decided to turn the well-loved taco-spot into a bar. The Chavez family has no plans to reopen their doors elsewhere.
We walked you through Uchi step by step. Now, it’s Katsuya’s
gives us a first look at Philllipe Starck’s latest concept expected to open it’s door in Houston this spring in the West Ave shopping center.
Next up on HOUSTON CULINARY TOURS
- Chef Bryan Caswell of Reef, Stella Sola and El Real along with cookbook author Robb Walsh explore all-things oyster. The tour is Sunday, March 18, 2012. Tickets on sale
Doug Kurz and Matt Taormina of RICHMOND CHILL
are rumored to be opening a new establishment sometime this year named Oak Forest Chill, located on the corner of Oak Forest and Judiway.
has released their spring menus. BRC Gastropub now has a brunch, lunch and dinner menu available. We can’t wait to get in and try out the Infamous Coop-Style Burger, Eggs Queso.
Eater Houston takes the cliche that we eat with our eyes to the next level by hosting the HOTTEST CHEF OF 2012
contest this month. Check out who's the most delicious
The much anticipated UCHI
has opened. When you get there, we suggest the Shag Roll
steps down from XUCO XICANA
New York City’s famous restaurant LE CIRQUE
launches a series of pop-up restaurants
, with one of them in Houston. New executive chefOlivier Reginensi
hosts the pop-ups; he started his culinary career with Le Cirque in 1993 and is excited to be back.
food truck sits down for an interview
with Eater Houston
on their one year anniversary.
, a River Oaks bar, is a finalist in the 2012 Nightclub & Bar Awards
for “Small Wonder Bar of the Year
,” only one of two Texas bars to reach the finals. The other nominee is STATS SPORTS BAR AND GRILL
of Tomball, TX as a finalist for “Sports Bar of the Year
opens a downtown store
January 27th. With four distinct sections, is there anything Georgia’s doesn’t have? Complete with the famous all-day buffet, an organic grocery store, a second-floor area meant to be a reading loft and last? The cellar soon to start serving up local microbrews and sustainable wines that can also be found up stairs in the grocery.