Quick Restaurant Review - Tribute at the Houstonian

Quick Restaurant Review: Tribute at the Houstonian

Amazing new restaurant alert! If you find yourself in the Houston area, there is a fabulous new restaurant you have to check out. The Tribute at the Houstonian offers up a gorgeously rustic fine cuisine experience inspired by Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico. I got a sneak peek of their menu and wine pairings earlier this week before their grand opening on October 26th and it was absolutely heavenly. My personal favorites were the wood Fried Gulf Oysters with Chorizo Butter and Churros with vlarhona dulce ice cream & spiced hot chocolate. While you’re at it, don’t pass up on a …

James Beard Foundation Taste America

Food for Thought: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America to visit Austin

As I always promise, when I receive exclusive foodie news and event information, I’ll pass it along to you as soon as possible! Today’s press release is certainly one that will get your tummy rumbling. The James Beard Foundation’s cross-country culinary series is traveling to Austin. From November 15 – 17, the series will be featuring cooking demos, a one-of-a-kind benefit dinner, and ‘Smoke Session’ to kick-off the festivities. And you can actually attend! Get all the details below… AUSTIN, TX (September 5, 2018) – The James Beard Foundation’s 2018 Taste America® cross-country culinary series will visit Austin from November 15-17 for a weekend of …

Chef Chris Davies, Uchi, Sake Social

Uchi & the Rise of Chef Chris Davies

It is a rare occurrence that a restaurant patron finds themselves in a serendipitous moment. A moment between obscurity and unmitigated glory. However if you dine at Uchi in Houston’s trendy Montrose quarter, you will find yourself in that exact fateful hour. You will likely be dining on the creations of the restaurant’s new Chef de Cuisine, Chris Davies. As bite after triumphant bite fills your mouth, one thing will become very clear… he is a culinary wizard with undeniable talent. Mimicking that of the city’s rising foodie fame, Chef Chris Davies is in the twilight of glory and you …

Field & Vine, Farm dinner, Portland, Foodie Travel

Foodie Travel Guide: Spring 2018 Hot Spots

We may be only four months into the new year, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t already need a vacation. Between a turbulent political atmosphere, extreme weather, and an economy that still isn’t free of the recession’s hold, you may just need to get away for a few days. So unplug and pack your stretchy pants because I’ve compiled the top three Spring cities you’re going to want to eat your way through. If you’re looking for a more extensive list, head on over here for more great cities as well. Otherwise, let’s get to the Spring 2018 Foodie …

Cane Rosso, Travel, Pizza, Houston Restaurant

Cane Rosso: Traditional Italian with a Texas Flare

As part of our Hungry Wanderlust series, I get to occasionally sample and learn about the fare of different locales. Sometimes it’s on the national scale and sometimes on the international, but today I’m staying local. This one is dedicated to Texas. Cane Rosso is a small group of restaurants committed to bringing authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza to the Lone Star State. A vision of Jay Jerrier, Cane Rosso was dreamed up after he visited Italy in 1995 for his honeymoon. Jay had an epiphany upon tasting his first true Italian pizza and wanted to replicate that experience in Texas. …

Hestan Cue, Apple Cobbler, Kitchen Tools

Ultimate Holiday Cooking Tool: The Hestan Cue

About once a week, I become overly ambitious in the kitchen. I pick a ridiculously difficult recipe from some Michelin-Star chef’s cookbook, purchase all the ingredients, and then proceed to slaughter the dish, usually burning it into crispy oblivion. And I cook for a living! Why can’t I produce even a semi-edible version of these difficult recipes?! What am I doing wrong?! Well, Hestan Cue has the answer. Hestan Cue is the future of home cooking. It is a three-part system that walks you through and even regulates each step of the recipe process. I know! At this point you’re …