Battle Gumbo

Come Party With Us At Gumbo Smackdown

Your favorite gumbo event of the year returns on January 13.

01/03/2018 By Cory Garcia

Food Fests

Gumbo Smackdown Is Less Than a Week Away

Save $5 on each ticket and buy them before Saturday.

02/06/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Food Fest

Early-Bird Pricing for the 2017 Gumbo Smackdown Ends Tomorrow

Save $5 on your ticket for Houstonia's fourth annual gumbo festival—our largest to date.

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Out of Bruges

Main Kitchen's New Chef Wins Houstonia's Gumbo Smackdown—and Diners' Hearts

Jelle Vandenbroucke is using his European roots to inspire a robust new menu.

02/03/2016 By Mohammed Zain

The envelope please

Who Won Houstonia's 3rd Annual Gumbo Smackdown? You May (Not) Be Surprised

One of the city's best gumbos proves its mettle even in a blind taste test.

02/02/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best New Restaurants 2015

And the Top 10 New Restaurants of 2015 Are...

A slew of new, serious dining destinations opened in the last year, and 10 stand out as very special indeed.

09/29/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Go Pig or Go Home

Local Chefs to Go Whole Hog at Cochon 555

The national competition makes its first-ever appearance in Houston this weekend.

01/13/2015 By Natalie Harms

On the Table

Review: Can Main Kitchen Redefine Hotel Dining?

The restaurant inside downtown’s brand-new J.W. Marriott dreams big.

01/04/2015 Photography by Scott Vogel