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UPDATE: Chef Alex Padilla Of The Original Ninfa’s Wins National “The Chew” Competition In NYC

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

Updated, 2/22/2018, 3:34 p.m.: Padilla won the final round of the competition with a ribeye bruschetta on butter-fried toast topped with fennel and asparagus salad and a citrus dijon vinaigrette. He beat out a cod dish made by fellow finalist Jonathan Dearden of Radiator in Washington D.C. According to a press release, Padilla plans to […]

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Houston Chefs To Know: Lance Fegen At Liberty Kitchen

Posted: January 17, 2018 at 12:40 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, News

“It’s not hard to become a chef but it’s really freakin’ hard to stay one,” says Lance Fegen, the culinary director and a managing partner of F.E.E.D. TX restaurant group. With that perspective, it’s remarkable that he has maintained a career spanning 27 years. His early days in the Houston restaurant business includes work at […]

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Houston Chefs To Know: Mark Schmidt at Rainbow Lodge

Posted: October 5, 2017 at 11:26 am   /   Chefs You Should Know

Rainbow Lodge, the beautiful, spacious log cabin at 2011 Ella near T.C. Jester, has long been known for its game meat-centric menu and the weddings held on its impeccably landscaped grounds. Behind the acclaimed cuisine is executive chef Mark Schmidt, who has helmed the Rainbow Lodge kitchen a total of five years. He was born […]

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Ford Fry

Chef, Restaurateur and Margarita Purist Ford Fry Talks Superica In The Heights And More

Posted: August 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, Featured, News

Five-time James Beard nominated chef, restaurateur and Houston native Ford Fry announced yesterday that he’s opening a second restaurant in his hometown: Superica. It’s the third of his brand of Tex-Mex restaurants; the first two are both in Atlanta. (By the way: the correct pronunciation is Super-reeka.) Fry talked about the details of the forthcoming […]

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Get To Know Better Luck Tomorrow’s Chef, Matt Boesen

Posted: July 26, 2017 at 8:16 am   /   Chefs You Should Know

When it comes to the arguably elusive trifecta of delicious food, impeccable cocktails and fun environment, it’s hard to beat Better Luck Tomorrow, one of the Heights’ newest dining and drinking destinations. Its powerhouse team includes 2016 James Beard Best Chef Southwest Justin Yu (of recently-closed Oxheart and forthcoming Theodore Rex) and Anvil Bar & […]

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