Trailblazing Grocery Store in Houston Marks 40th Anniversary With Giveaways

POSTED: October 9, 2023 AT 5:04 pm   /   Competitions, News, Upcoming Events

In 1983, Arpi and Zohrab Tcholakian of Arpi’s Deli were getting so many requests from customers for imported spices, groceries and retail goods that they ran out of shelf space and had to open a storage unit. In time, and after starting it in a smaller space, that led to their grocery superstore, Phoenicia Specialty […]

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These are the 2023 Houston Rodeo Barbecue Competition Winners

POSTED: February 27, 2023 AT 11:56 am   /   Competitions, News

When 250 different barbecue teams are competing, as was the case this year at the 2023 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, only a very small percentage can emerge as winners. That makes walking away with a trophy even more impressive. This year, just under two-dozen teams got a little something extra […]

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The Inside Scoop on a Top Chef Taping

POSTED: May 24, 2022 AT 12:29 pm   /   Competitions, News

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a guest during the controlled mayhem of Bravo‘s long-running cooking competition show, Top Chef? As a writer for Houston Food Finder, I had the good fortune of being invited to a taping when the show’s host and judges Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons and Tom Colicchio visited the Bayou […]

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The 2022 Truffle Masters Proved That Some Houston Chefs are Hard to Beat

POSTED: March 9, 2022 AT 7:00 am   /   Chefs You Should Know, Competitions, News

Crowds enjoying the glitz and glamour of The Truffle Masters event, hosted at the C. Baldwin Hotel by luxury foods purveyor DR Delicacy, was a welcome sight after two years of a pandemic. At the center of the event was the competition among high-powered Houston chefs to determine who was this year’s Truffle Master (or […]

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