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Chef Alex Padilla Of The Original Ninfa’s Is Fighting For A Televised Win In NYC

Posted: February 21, 2018 at 6:12 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, News

After winning the regional “Best Chef On The Block” competition sponsored by the ABC talk show “The Chew,” executive chef Alex Padilla of The Original Ninfa’s On Navigation advanced to the national finals in New York. The final round is being televised on Thursday, February 22 at noon Central Time. For today’s semifinals, chefs were […]

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Fig & Olive Readies For An Early March Debut Inside The Galleria—Updated

Posted: February 21, 2018 at 3:19 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Updated 2/22/2018, 10:37 a.m.: Statement added from Fig & Olive below. March will roar in like a lion—and bring new restaurant Fig & Olive with it. It is slated to open in the former Saks Fifth Avenue space in The Galleria. It is the latest location for an upscale chain that already has locations in […]

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Sundays Are Spectacular At Rainbow Lodge!

Posted: February 15, 2018 at 2:45 pm   /   Sponsored

Sponsored Diners are “Livin’ Lodge” at top Houston restaurant Rainbow Lodge—where Sunday is one of the best dining days of the week!  It kicks off with brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Indulge in $2 mimosas alongside Executive Chef Mark Schmidt’s menu, a mix of classic dishes and creative originals featuring smoked meats, housemade wild game […]

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Tracy Vaught and Hugo Ortega

The 2018 James Beard Award Semifinalist List Is Out—And It’s A Banner Year For Houston

Posted: February 15, 2018 at 11:36 am   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, News

The cuts from the “long list” of James Beard Awards to the short list of finalists run deep, so there is no telling who from Houston will remain when that happens. For now, though, the Bayou City can revel in a lot of pride in the quality of its food scene as demonstrated in the […]

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Felix Florez and Ken Bridge

Houston Meat Master Felix Florez Parts Ways With Ritual—Updated

Posted: February 14, 2018 at 4:27 pm   /   News

Felix Florez of Black Hill Meats is no longer affiliated with Ritual at 602 Studewood, the restaurant he co-founded with Delicious Concepts. The latter company is helmed by businessman Ken Bridge and it also owns Republic Diner + Noodle Bar, Lola Diner and Shepherd Park Draught House. All of those restaurants are in the Heights […]

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