Flaming Hot News

Chris Shepherd to Heat Up Buffalo Bayou Area with New Restaurant

The James Beard award-winning chef will take on a global concept.

03/22/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Howdy, Partner

Food News: Top Houston Restaurant Teams up with Southern Smoke

Plus, a popular Montrose restaurant is celebrating four years with a special guest.

01/25/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

A Fresh Start

New Restaurants 2021: What to Put on Your List

From famous Austinites to swanky fine dining, there's plenty on deck for this year.

01/07/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Fire It Up

Chris Shepherd's Hospitality Group Announces Two New Restaurants

2021 brings us a second and more accessible Georgia James, plus Texas cuisine from Nick Fine.

01/06/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Oh, The Choices

Our 18 Favorite Restaurants in Montrose

When it comes to Houston's most foodie-friendly neighborhood ... take your pick.

12/14/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Line Change

Popular One Fifth Tucks into Southern Comfort

Chris Shepherd's ever-transforming restaurant will feature rich and flavorful fare.

12/02/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Final Answer

Food News: David Chang Wins the Big One for Southern Smoke

The celebrity chef is giving back in a big way.

11/30/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

What's Your Charity?

Food News: Famous Chef Plays Game Show for Southern Smoke

Plus, a favorite neighborhood restaurant is moving ... just up the street a bit.

11/11/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Southern Hospitality

How Southern Smoke Became a National Leader During the Coronavirus Crisis

The Houston organization serves up food-industry aid nationwide.

11/06/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Coronavirus

UPDATE: Top Houston Chef Chris Shepherd Announces False Positive Test for Covid-19

The acclaimed restaurateur has had one heck of a long weekend.

10/15/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Meat Me Somewhere

Southern Smoke Festival Pivots with a Weekend of Events and Specials

While we can't all get in line for Franklin Barbecue, we can have plenty of beef, lamb, and pork.

09/22/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

1945-2020

Remembering Tony Vallone, Houston's King of Hospitality

Prominent names in the city's dining scene talk about H-Town's admired late host.

09/11/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Eat At Home

What We're Ordering Out: Lamburgers and Bento Boxes

Plus, we shout out an al fresco experience of oysters and cocktails that was sorely needed.

08/19/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Crack 'Em Open

Special Delivery: A Seafood Tower?

Landry's is getting into the home delivery game; plus, Southern Smoke launches an effort in Chi-Town.

08/11/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Cute Look

Food News: Local Design Agency Nominated for James Beard Award

A Heights-based house is up for the branding of a Louisiana restaurant, plus other news.

05/08/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Golden Hour

Iconic Montrose Cocktail Bar, Local Cookbook, and 2 Bayou City Chefs Are James Beard Award Finalists

The result was just a little better than last year's, we have to say.

05/04/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Feast Your Eyes

We Tried the Houston Restaurant Heat-and-Eat Meals from H-E-B

Which dishes do well after taking them home from the grocery store? We tested them.

04/21/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Act Like a Chef

Find Houston Restaurant Favorites, Local Products at H-E-B

The grocery chain is supporting chefs and producers through new partnerships.

04/03/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

COVID-19

Southern Smoke Secures Major Donations to Help Food, Drink Workers

Plus, other efforts in the hospitality industry that are helping out those affected by COVID-19's spread.

03/23/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Eat Local

How to Support Restaurants, Establishments Right Now

Even if you're staying home, you can do something to help local spots.

03/13/2020 By Timothy Malcolm