Plume Town

How to Eat Right at Southern Smoke Fest

Or, how to get Franklin Barbecue but also everything else.

10/03/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

H-Town to Uptown

Coming Soon: A Hugo Ortega and Tracy Vaught Restaurant In Uptown Park

The James Beard-winning chef is planning to open a spot out west.

09/27/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Best Restaurants 2019

Houston's Food Scene Has Never Been Better

Okay, we were denied James Beard Awards in 2019. But as the incredible new restaurants we've featured this year attest, we’re writing our own history, and lucky Houston diners are the better for it.

09/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Food News

Early-Morning Fire Reported at Backstreet Cafe

The restaurant from Tracy Vaught and Hugo Ortega was closed for just one day.

08/16/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Down From the Mountain

Who's the Guy Opening That New Steakhouse in Houston?

Troy Guard plans to bring his Denver-based empire to the Bayou City.

06/26/2019 By Mai Pham

0 For 11

Home Field Disadvantage: Houston Denied James Beard Awards

As all eyes focused on Space City for the nomination ceremony, there was a feeling of shock and disappointment.

03/27/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Awards Season

James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced; Chris Shepherd, Ninfa's in Running for Major Awards

Indigo chef Jonny Rhodes is among the contenders for Rising Star Chef of the Year.

02/27/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

H-Town Celebration

The James Beard Award Nominations Will Be Announced in Houston

Chef Hugo Ortega will host the proceedings on March 27.

02/19/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Ho-Ho-Hop To It

Where to Eat for Christmas This Year

Find out where to get takeout for the holidays, too.

12/11/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Viva Mexico!

Food News: Mexican Independence Day Means Chiles En Nogada

Plus, pull out your favorite board game for Dish Society's game night.

09/10/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Alternative Proteins

Watching Hugo Ortega Work Might Convince You To Try Ants

Chef Ortega demonstrated his work with insects at UH.

02/20/2018 By Cory Garcia

All Hallow's Feast

Superstar Chefs Raise Harvey Funds With Masquerade Ball

Celebrate the season and help Houston Hospitality Employee Relief Fund in one delicious swoop.

10/20/2017 By Anita Gomez

Best Restaurants 2017

Houston's 10 Best New Restaurants

Not surprisingly in a town known as Mutt City, it’s an eclectic bunch.

08/21/2017 By Alice Levitt Photography by Cooper + Ricca

Restaurant Review

Are the Latest Endeavors from Beard-Recognized Chefs at Xochi and The Pass Worthy of a Medal?

The newest offerings from Houston's top chefs provide much food for thought.

07/18/2017 By Alice Levitt

Editor's Picks

10 Brand-New Downtown Restaurants to Dine at Right Now

There's never been a better time to brave the one-way streets and parking meters: Downtown has dressed up for dinner.

06/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

On the Line

Make Your Brunch Reservations at Xochi Now

With Oaxacan delicacies, special cocktails and face-painting, the brand-new buffet is going to be a hot ticket.

03/15/2017 By Alice Levitt

Bringing it Home

Favor Debuts ‘Chef’s Club’ Featuring Specials From Houston Culinary Stars

Top restaurants are offering upscale treats delivered to your door.

02/10/2017 By Emily Juhasz

Food News

Xochi Is Now Open at the Marriott Marquis

Downtown's most anticipated restaurant opening of 2017 is here.

01/31/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tlayuda Time

Hugo's Owners Are Bringing Upscale Oaxacan to Downtown

It's hard to find the beloved Mexican cuisine in Houston — next month, that will change.

12/16/2016 By Alice Levitt

Downtown Bites

Full Lineup of New Convention Center Restaurants Announced

Spoiler alert: Hugo Ortega's finally coming downtown.

07/21/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian