Author: Phaedra Cook

One Fifth From Award-Winning Chef Chris Shepherd Debuts In Montrose

POSTED: January 26, 2017 AT 1:20 am   /   Food Finds, News, Steakhouse

One Fifth, the highly anticipated second restaurant from James Beard award-winning chef Chris Shepherd of Underbelly, is now accepting reservations. It officially opens to the public on Thursday, January 25 and is located at 1658 Westheimer in the former cathedral that used to house Mark’s American Cuisine. That space, by the way, has undergone quite […]

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Italian Restaurant On Houston’s North Side Is A Survival Story—And Dishes Out A Fine Lasagna

POSTED: January 24, 2017 AT 1:28 pm   /   Food Finds, Italian

Matt Vernon was running Lasagna House III at 217 Cypress Creek Parkway when in a neighboring business left the entire restaurant with severe water and smoke damage. The restaurant had to close, leaving him and his wife, Mary, scrambling for a new workplace. For a time, Vernon ran the Rustica food truck at Bernie’s Backyard […]

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Forthcoming Rice Box Storefront Channels
“Neo-Chinese Takeout” Vibe

POSTED: January 20, 2017 AT 3:36 pm   /   News

After 18 months of development, The Rice Box, which started as a food truck, is about to have a street level brick-and-mortar location. It is slated to “soft open” on Chinese New Year, which is on Saturday, January 28. Owner John Peterson’s first expansion of the truck’s Chinese-American style food was at a counter-service spot […]

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Greenway Coffee Owners Expand With A New Shop In Downtown Houston

POSTED: January 19, 2017 AT 2:10 pm   /   Coffee & Tea

Remember when the only way to get Greenway Coffee was to go to the food court underneath Greenway Plaza? We do. Fortunately since then, the Houston-based, boutique roaster has established a presence at Blacksmith and Morningstar, and is served in some of Houston’s finer restaurants. Now, David Buehrer and Ecky Prabanto’s company is expanding to […]

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