Houston in the Spotlight

Benchawan Painter is First Houston Woman to Win James Beard Chef Award 

POSTED: June 6, 2023 AT 9:30 am   /   Chefs You Should Know, Houston in the Spotlight, News

Last night at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago, Houston chef and co-owner Benchawan Jabthong Painter of Street To Kitchen at 6501 Harrisburg won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Texas. She is the first woman chef in Houston to win that category — and that includes the Best Chef: Southwest category for which […]

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Two Houston Restaurants & One Chef Selected as 2023 James Beard Award Nominees

POSTED: March 29, 2023 AT 11:54 am   /   Breaking News, Chefs You Should Know, Houston in the Spotlight, News

Some Houston restaurants, chefs and beverage professionals can bask in the glow of becoming 2023 James Beard Award nominees today. Breaking into this level of consideration for a James Beard Foundation Award is an honor unto itself. The competition is incredibly stiff, as it ranges across the state for the Best Chefs: Texas category and […]

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Houston Restaurants and Chefs Named 2023 James Beard Semifinalists

POSTED: January 25, 2023 AT 12:59 pm   /   Breaking News, Houston in the Spotlight, News

The James Beard Foundation has now revealed the 2023 Restaurant and Chef Awards Semifinalists. These annual awards recognize some of the best food and beverage professionals in the country. Though the finalists won’t be named until March 29, it’s wonderful to see many of Houston’s top professionals being recognized. Numerous local chefs and restaurants are […]

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Houston Fares Impressively Well With its James Beard Award Finalists for 2022

POSTED: March 16, 2022 AT 12:40 pm   /   Breaking News, Houston in the Spotlight, News

Only three weeks ago, we learned which Houston chefs and restaurants made the James Beard Award semifinalist list, aka the “long list.” That list of semifinalists (available online) has now been whittled down dramatically by volunteer judges in regional committees across the country, and the finalists were announced starting at 11:30 a.m. Central Time in […]

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