Phaedra Cook, Author at Houston Food Finder
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Chef Chris Shepherd's Korean Braised Goat & Dumplings

A Houston Celebrity Chef is Soon Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Posted: November 29, 2019 at 4:11 pm   /   Houston in the Spotlight, News

Local celebrity chef and owner Chris Shepherd of Houston restaurants One Fifth, UB Preserv and Georgia James recently published his first cookbook, Cook Like a Local. He’s now getting an opportunity to share it with a national audience. On Tuesday, December 3, Shepherd is appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and demonstrating a dish from the […]

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chefs of The Perfect 10 Gala

The Food, Drinks and People of The Perfect 10 Gala

Posted: November 27, 2019 at 12:20 pm   /   Food & Drink Festivals, News

All photos by Quy Tran Photography unless otherwise noted. Attendees can view the entire photoset and order prints online. On Thursday, November 21, Houston Food Finder hosted its first big event: The Perfect 10 Gala. The festive occasion featured 10 chefs, 5 sommeliers and 5 bartenders and took place at the modern Big Brothers Big […]

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Ryan Hildebrand Triniti

Chef & Co-Founder of FM Kitchen & Bar Announces Departure

Posted: November 18, 2019 at 12:05 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, News

Chef and co-owner Ryan Hildebrand publicly announced on Facebook this morning that he has left FM Kitchen & Bar at 1112 Shepherd, just off of Washington Avenue. While the restaurant is best known for its quality burgers, the menu certainly is not limited to those. It features, among other things, classic Southern-style dishes, such as […]

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Screenshot of the GoFundMe campaign page to assist former El Real Tex-Mex employees

Most Former Employees of El Real Tex-Mex Got Nothing From an Assistance Fund — Updated

Posted: November 8, 2019 at 5:59 pm   /   Featured, News

by Phaedra Cook and Carlos Brandon Crowdfunding platforms such as GoFundMe can be used for humanitarian efforts that demonstrate the combined power of good-hearted people. However, there is a potential flaw: anyone can start a crowdfunding campaign without much thought to how to actually distribute the funds . It’s one thing when a campaign is […]

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Boeuf Bourguignon at Cafe Poetes

Café Poêtes Provides a Parisian Hideaway with Hearty Fare Near Downtown Houston

Posted: November 6, 2019 at 6:28 pm   /   Bistro, Featured, Food Finds, French

So many photographers want to use the nearly all-white, yet lush interior of Café Poêtes at 122 West Grey as a backdrop, the owners have implemented a policy to rein in the practice. But make no mistakes: the elegant space adorned with dainty porcelain tea cups, paper flowers and a wall of books belies a […]

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