Phaedra Cook, Author at Houston Food Finder
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A TXOTX passport, Basque cider and pórron at Camerata

Houston Wine Bars Are Showcasing Spanish Wine & Cider Through Jan. 31

Posted: January 22, 2020 at 5:49 pm   /   Bars, Wine

Texas TXOTX, the annual celebration of food and drink from the Basque region of Spain, runs through January 31. This is the fourth year that Texas bars and restaurants — including several in Houston — have participated in showcasing what this mountainous region nudging the French border has to offer. (There are other participants in […]

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Richard Knight of Atlas Diner

Popular Chef Continues Burns’ Night Tradition at Downtown Houston Hotel

Posted: January 21, 2020 at 4:20 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, News, Upcoming Events

Chef Richard Knight, formerly of Feast, Hunky Dory and, most recently, Atlas at Bravery Chef Hall, isn’t overseeing a restaurant kitchen right now, but it’s not stopping him from continuing a beloved tradition. Along with Islay Scotch producer Bruichladdich, Knight is hosting his annual Burns’ Night dinner at JW Marriott in downtown Houston at 806 […]

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Enchiladas Rojo at Habanera & The Guero

Houston Mexican Restaurant Is Receiving A “Restaurant: Impossible” Makeover

Posted: January 20, 2020 at 3:55 pm   /   Houston in the Spotlight, Houston Restaurants to Know, News

Habanera & The Guero at 9902 Gulf Freeway, and owned by Vanessa Lomeli and Ben Downing, has earned many fans over its five-year tenure, including the Houston Chronicle restaurant critic, Alison Cook, who first reviewed it (under its prior name, Habanera & The Gringo) in 2015. From 2016 through 2018, Cook also placed it on her […]

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Acclaimed Buck’s Barbeque in Galveston is Closed

Posted: January 14, 2020 at 3:07 pm   /   News, Restaurant Closings

Pitmaster and owner Jim Buchanan announced today that he is closing Buck’s, one of the few Texas-style barbecue restaurants in Galveston. It was a mere eight months ago when Buchanan took over the former Farley Girls Cafe at 801 Postoffice Street. While that’s short-lived and restaurants come and go, this particular closing is particularly tragic. […]

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chicken bowl at Craft Pita

Houston Mediterranean Restaurant Receives Unexpected National Recognition

Posted: January 7, 2020 at 3:06 pm   /   Featured, Food Finds, Mediterranean

Consumer review website Yelp issued its annual Top 100 Places To Eat list this morning, and only one Houston restaurant is on it: Craft Pita at 1920 Fountain View. Owner Rafael Nasr opened the eatery last August and the accolades just keep coming. Out of 137 consumer rankings, it has a solid, five-star rating. On […]

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