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Rico’s Morning + Noon + Night’s New Burgers Are Terrific—And So Are The Fries

Posted: June 20, 2017 at 11:09 am   /   Burgers, Food Finds

Last year, I set out to find the perfect casual cheeseburger for the Houston Press. While I found many stellar examples, the one at Rico’s Morning + Noon + Night (let’s just call it “Rico’s” for short) did not land a spot on the list. The overall visit just didn’t go well. Even if an extraordinarily […]

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Seafood Tower at Underbelly

Underbelly and The Hay Merchant Make Sweeping Changes To Food & Beverage Offerings—Updated

Posted: June 19, 2017 at 11:47 am   /   News

For five years, Underbelly’s theme has been, “The Story of Houston Food”—and the definition of what ingredients qualified for use has been limited to products in and near Houston. Additionally, Underbelly’s butchery and use of whole animals—including cattle—has driven much of the menu. Since James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Shepherd also oversees the food program of […]

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Genuine Coconut

Is This Idea Innovative Or A Little Coconuts?

Posted: June 16, 2017 at 11:41 am   /   Cooking, News

We received a press release on a food product this week. That isn’t unusual. What is unusual is that we had to look it over twice, because the first time it read like a parody fit for a Saturday Night Live skit. This was the subject line of the email, presented unedited and as received: “CASCADIA MANAGING BRANDS LAUNCHES […]

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Artisans’ Business Lunch Is A Deal Of Divine Choices Near Downtown Houston

Posted: June 13, 2017 at 11:55 am   /   French, Sponsored

Sponsored Did you know you can get a hearty, elegant, three-course lunch by Chef Jacques Fox for just $29 at Artisans Restaurant? It’s located mere minutes from downtown’s bustling business district at 3201 Louisiana and features both a convenient parking garage and a valet. Artisans’ business lunch is perfect for those trying to close a […]

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Chris Loftis at Peska

Peska and Grazia Italian Kitchen Owner Hires New Executive Chef

Posted: June 9, 2017 at 11:13 am   /   News

As noted last month, when executive chef Steve Haug departed Grazia Italian Kitchen and Peska—which is rebranding to PesKarne—to join Killen’s Steakhouse, it left an opening to be filled. Owner Jade Hospitality announced today who will be taking the executive chef position: Chris Loftis, who interestingly is an alumnus of Killen’s Steakhouse twice over. Loftis worked at Killen’s […]

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