Food Finds

Agu Ramen Offers A “Hot Mess,” But The Flavor Approach Is Quite In Order

POSTED: January 12, 2017 AT 6:51 pm   /   Food Finds, Ramen

It initially sounds bizarre: garlicky, tonkotsu ramen (amped up with black garlic oil, garlic butter and garlic chips, no less) topped with a heap of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. It’s called the “Innovative Hot Mess” and is one of the specialties of Agu Ramen, a Hawaiian-based chain under Okinawa-born chef Hisahi Uehara. Since November, they’ve already opened […]

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Houston Has A French Complex—And We Like It

POSTED: January 5, 2017 AT 5:45 pm   /   French

Way back in 2001, brothers David and Sylvain Denis opened a little French restaurant called Le Mistral. In an interview for My Table magazine a decade later, David Denis, who is also the chef, said, “Lawyers would drive over wondering ‘Is this really it?’ when they saw it was in a strip center with a […]

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The Best New Houston Restaurants Of 2016

POSTED: January 3, 2017 AT 2:45 pm   /   Food Finds, Houston's Best

We made it. We have stumbled across the finishing line of 2016. There’s a bright new year ahead with fresh dining concepts just around the corner. Before those become all the rage, though, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best places enjoyed by Houston diners in the past year. Confession: by […]

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