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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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Where To Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Houston

POSTED: May 1, 2017 AT 8:12 am   /   Featured, Holidays, News

May is here, which means it’s time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo — the day in which we celebrate Mexico’s surprising victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla. Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday this year so it seems appropriate to celebrate by immersing yourself in Mexican food and drink. Batanga (908 Congress) […]

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Dish Society Announces Fourth Location In The Heights

POSTED: April 28, 2017 AT 8:34 am   /   News

By the time it has its fourth birthday, fast-growing casual restaurant Dish Society will have grown to one location for every year in business. Founded by restaurateur Aaron Lyons, the first location opened on the first floor of a residential building in the Galleria before expanding to Katy. A third in the Memorial Green project […]

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Next Week’s Whisky Extravaganza Will Feature Samples Of Over 100 Kinds

POSTED: April 26, 2017 AT 4:55 pm   /   News, Whisk(e)y

Whisky fiends, take note: a Whisky Extravaganza is coming to town next week. The event takes place on Wednesday, May 3 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel (2222 West Loop South). It features single malt, premium Scotch and unique whiskies from around the world. Beginners and enthusiasts alike who want to broaden their knowledge can look forward to tasting sessions […]

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