Editor’s Choice

Opinion: With Devastating Floods, Houston Restaurants & Bars Should Only Open For The Right Reasons

POSTED: August 27, 2017 AT 12:22 pm   /   Editor's Choice

From editor Phaedra Cook with additions by Josh Armendariz:  In light of the unprecedented, devastating flooding occurring across Houston and the surrounding areas, business owners need to take a strictly conscientious approach to whether or not to be open. Here are good reasons to be open: To help the surrounding community—your immediate neighbors—and take care […]

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The Chef Is NOT In: The Arguments For And Against A “Name” In Restaurant Kitchens—Updated

POSTED: July 26, 2017 AT 9:19 am   /   Editor's Choice, News

Most restaurants aim to provide fantastic food, drinks and environment at a fair value. However, with the “celebrity chef” trend that started a few decades ago, diners often want something more: a well-known chef in the kitchen. An executive chef lends a certain amount of credibility or cachet; someone who is perceived as having formal […]

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Ming Tsai On Houston Restaurants, Kitchen Tools and The Cause Dear To His Heart

POSTED: December 7, 2016 AT 7:25 pm   /   Cooking, Editor's Choice, News

Celebrity chef Ming Tsai was in Houston on Monday for a Macy’s Culinary Council cooking demo and signing of his fifth book, Simply Ming In Your Kitchen, which Tsai says encourages home cooks to customize the recipes to their preferences. “A cookbook should not be gospel,” he explained. “It should be the base of inspiration […]

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