Chef Shuffles At Brennan’s and Killen’s Mean Changes At Peska, Too—Updated

POSTED: May 9, 2017 AT 2:07 pm   /   News

Updated: See below for new information on plans for Peska.  A string of departures has led to new executive chefs being hired for two highly acclaimed restaurants—and there are clearly changes afoot at a much younger establishment, too. Joe Cervantez has left the executive chef position at Killen’s Steakhouse to fill the one left vacant at his old alma […]

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Houston Restaurant Shocker: Evan Turner Is No Longer At Helen Greek Food & Wine—Updated

POSTED: May 8, 2017 AT 4:59 pm   /   News

In what might be the most surprising development in Houston’s restaurant scene this year, sommelier Evan Turner has resigned from Helen Greek Food and Wine, the James Beard-nominated restaurant in Rice Village, as well as from newly opened Helen In The Heights. Turner’s statement was very brief and he would not elaborate on the reason for […]

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Chef Ryan Hildebrand’s FM Kitchen And Bar To Open This Month

POSTED: May 4, 2017 AT 9:16 am   /   News

Park-like, vibrant and pretty, chef Ryan Hildebrand’s FM Kitchen and Bar (1112 Shepherd, 832-804-6006) is finally set to open on May 19. It’s a welcome return of the former executive chef of Triniti. The “FM” in the new restaurant name stands for “Farm to Market.” FM…the burger. #comingsoon #fmconcepts #26forlife A post shared by Ryan Hildebrand (@ryanhildee) […]

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Hugo Ortega Takes Home James Beard Best Chef Southwest Award

POSTED: May 2, 2017 AT 12:01 pm   /   News

On his sixth time of being a finalist in the category, chef Hugo Ortega of Hugo’s, Caracol and Xochi, finally landed the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef: Southwest award in Chicago last night. The annual awards ceremonies are considered the “Oscars of the food world.”  Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s “Chopped” cooking competition show and wellness and fitness expert […]

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The Houston Food Finder Guide to Mother’s Day Dining

POSTED: May 1, 2017 AT 9:52 am   /   Featured, Holidays, News

Mother’s Day is May 14, so make plans and reservations soon! Also, call your mother. (Note all offerings described below are available on Sunday, May 14, unless otherwise noted.) If your mom is always citing Southern Living articles… Moms who are great home cooks, Gulf Coast natives or longtime Southern gals deserve a delicious Mother’s Day meal […]

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