Pick Six

Where You Should Eat This Month: September 2019

Among the hits: a cheeseburger that delivers, and delivery that astonishes.

09/03/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Bayougraphy

What’s Kept Chef Manabu Horiuchi at Kata Robata for a Decade? Freedom.

“The Japanese see a young chef and think lower quality. Americans see a young chef and don’t care. They want to eat the food and then be the judge. It’s nice for me.”

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Birthday Bash

10 Reasons Why We Love Kata Robata

And how the acclaimed sushi restaurant has stayed vital to Houston's food scene for 10 years.

06/04/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Ribs, Hops, and Sharp Objects

Food News: Barbecue, Beer, Axe Throwing Is Coming to Sawyer Yards

Plus, the Southern Smoke Foundation raises more than $100,000 during its spring festival.

05/14/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Above The Fold

Food News: More Tamales, More New Restaurants

Plus, a notable Houston chef will be cooking up brunch to pair with daiquiris.

12/17/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Meat and Greet

Southern Smoke Raises $425K, Delivers Tasty Grub

On Sunday, Chris Shepherd turned his area of Montrose into the coolest food court on the planet.

10/02/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Taster's Choice

Getting Inside the Mind of a Sake Specialist

What it means to sip about 80 different styles over three days, then get it right.

09/05/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Newcomer's Guide

Houston's Essential 25 Restaurants

Want a crash course on Houston’s food scene? Start here.

08/30/2018 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Sommeli-Yeah!

Who Has the Best Wine List in Houston? And Other Food News

Wine Spectator hands out awards to restaurants that paid the entry fee to be considered.

07/13/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Dining in Style

Want a Couture Dinner? Try These Six Chef's Tables

Because when you desire a truly special night, prêt-a-porter just won't do.

12/01/2017 By Beth Levine

Carbo Loading

Craving Pasta? Don't Limit Yourself to Italian

From Gulf Coast to Japanese cuisines, these are some of our favorite places to indulge in a bowl.

10/09/2017 By Beth Levine

Wasabae

Houston's Best Japanese Food, According to Chef Jean Philippe Gaston

Where to find the best sushi, katsu and more.

08/11/2017 By Julia Gsell

The Icefish Cometh

It's Icefish Season at Kata Robata

Experience "the veal of fish" and other seasonal delicacies right now.

04/03/2017 By Alice Levitt

Beard Move

Houston Kicks Ass With Nine James Beard Semifinalist Nods

They'll be culled down to finalists on March 15, with awards given on April 25.

02/15/2017 By Alice Levitt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Instant Classics and Must-Try Meals

New and old, these 9 restaurants define dining in the Bayou City.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

There's the Beef

Houston's Top Chefs Went Way Out with Wagyu at Soma Sushi

At the first annual Go Wagyu event, marbled beef was king.

05/16/2016 By Alice Levitt

Fugu Me!

It's Fugu Season in Japan—and at Kata Robata

Our dining editor eats the potentially poisonous blowfish.

02/15/2016 By Alice Levitt

In and Out

Izakaya Moves Into Midtown

There's more to Japanese food than sushi—and there's more to this izakaya than beer and grilled meats.

07/21/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

See Food

Soft-Shell Crabs Are In Season Right Now

Here's where to get those sweet softies while they're at the peak of freshness (and, obviously, softness).

05/13/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Making the Cut

Fugu Is Back on the Menu at Kata Robata

The potentially fatal fish is a much sought-after delicacy in Japan.

12/23/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt