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Alison Cook
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Fun read from Chef Chris Shepherd. Fine out why shaved banana flower is a new textural favorite for him, and more: 
James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Shepherd, whose menu at Underbelly restaurant is inspired by Houston's melting pot of cuisines, recently traveled to Vietnam. Vietnam's largest city, formerly known as Saigon, can be overwhelming with its sights, sounds and buzzing motorbikes - especially for culinary-curious, first-time visitors from Texas. First there were snails - tiny ones cooked in coconut milk, large ones cooked in chiles and garlic - ...
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Now this is what I call synergy! My colleague Greg Morago reports:
The cocktails at Johnny’s Gold Brick just got a big new garnish. The recently-opened Treadsack bar at 2518 Yale is welcoming the popular Pi Pizza Truck on a regular schedule beginning today. The pi...
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You could have lunch at Pizaro's new Montrose location today. The doors open for some of Houston's best Neapolitan pizza at 11 a.m.
Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana opens its doors today at 11 a.m. on the corner of Montrose and West Gray, an event that has been hotly anticipated by Houston's pizza fanatics. The Hutchinson family (Bill...
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w00t! still BYOB!
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I wrote something commemorating the 50th birthday of Tony's restaurant this past week. Here's why Tony Vallone is the stuff of Houston legend: http://bit.ly/1IAQW96
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My colleague Syd Kearney gets a peek at the new Peli Peli South African restaurant in the Galleria. It's as dramatic as chef Paul Friendman's wild Vintage Park original:
It’s been more than five years since Peli Peli opened in Vintage Park. The South African restaurant quickly became known for its exotic flavors, dramatic dining room and earnest service. This week ...
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My colleague Greg Morago gets a first look at the downtown Jackson St. BBQ by Bryan Caswell, Bill Floyd & Greg Gatlin of Gatlin's BBQ:
Get ready, Houston, for a downtown barbecue and beer blowout. On April 6 – the Houston Astros home opener – Jackson Street BBQ is planning a party to mark its opening by serving up its first slabs ...
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Fantastic location! I'm sure the barbecue will be delicious as well. 
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Very very very good news about local food at IAH, from my colleague Greg Morago:
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The new Montrose El Tiempo Annex opens Monday, and my colleague Greg Morago takes a look and the new digs and the food:
The menu’s the same. The frosty margs are the same. And the bright bursts of color and Christmas lights pretty much are the same too. And that’s exactly what the folks at El Tiempo Cantina were goi...
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How cool is this? Pitmasters from Brooklyn and Paris, France (!) will be special guests at the Houston Barbecue Festival April 26. VIP tickets are sold out, but general admission tickets are available. Syd Kearney has the details:
It just gets better. I’m talking about the Houston Barbecue Festival. Organizers sent word today of three special guests joining the nearly two dozen Houston pitmasters at the April 26 at NRG Park....
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Sad news from Binz in the Museum District:
Balcor Hospitality will close its Museum Park Cafe after a final dinner service on April 11, just one day shy of its 8-month birthday. The casual fine-dining restaurant, which received a three-star...
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My colleague +Syd Kearney  notes a new initiative for TAQUERIAS ARANDAS​, one of Houston's biggest success stories:
Taquerias Arandas will open its 28th restaurant on April 1, but its opening marks a departure for the company that has been serving authentic Mexican fare since 1981. The restaurant is the first co...
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Dosi, one of the best new Houston restaurants of 2014, has a new Sunday brunch. Greg Morago reports on quail and waffles, "Next Day Noodles" and more: 
When Dosi Restaurant and Soju Bar opened its chic doors last summer to a new world of modern Korean cuisine it was a dinner-only affair. And owner An Vo and executive chef Jordan Asher kept it that...
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