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2017 James Beard Semifinalist List Has Some Great Surprises For Houston This Year

POSTED: February 15, 2017 AT 4:42 pm   /   Houston's Best, News

All that national attention on Houston’s restaurant and bar scene seems to be paying off in spades lately. The 2017 James Beard Award semifinalist list has some expected repeat appearances—and some lovely, unexpected surprises that highlight the city’s diversity. First off, it’s not unexpected but welcome nonetheless that Tracy Vaught of Hugo’s, Caracol, Backstreet Café […]

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Américas Shows Off French Techniques and Latin Style In New Dishes

POSTED: February 13, 2017 AT 2:45 pm   /   Latin

While some second-generation chefs might coast on the family name, that’s never been David Cordúa’s style. The executive chef of Cordúa Restaurants, which runs Churrascos, Artista and Américas, has always sought to push the envelope. That’s even while adamantly staying true to the Latin flavors his father, Michael, shared with Houston when the first Churrascos […]

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Housemade Sausage May Be Rare in Houston Barbecue, but Deserves More Attention

POSTED: February 10, 2017 AT 12:41 pm   /   Barbecue, Food Finds

American poet John Godfrey Saxe wrote in 1869, “Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” Fast forward to 2017, and you might question whether or not this still holds true. Maybe for the “lawmaking” part, but sausage-making has been experiencing a renaissance in the Texas barbecue […]

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