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Alison Cook
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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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New review: in which I nominate Jose Hernandez of Radio Milano as the most underrated chef in the city. http://bit.ly/1IrgNks
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New review: This exemplary rajas taco is just one of the homey charms of Luna Y Sol Mexican Grill​, a modest new comedor in the Mekong strip mall in Midtown. Read about it here: http://bit.ly/19cxc0y
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Kind of a big deal: Seth Siegel-Gardner , Terrence Gallivan and Justin Yu will reprise their landmark 2010 Just August project for a week this summer. Booking details here:
Can it really be five years ago that chefs Seth Siegel-Gardner, Terrence Gallivan and Justin Yu got together to stage a month-long series of pop-up dinners in a borrowed Montrose restaurant space? ...
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City Centre Houston continues to pull in local food & drink operators. The latest, from my colleague +Syd Kearney :
CityCentre continues to be the place restaurateurs want to be. Dynamic father/daughter duo Nash and Brina D’Amico of D’Amico’s Italian Market Cafe are teaming with Salvatore Albelice and Monica Gon...
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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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Sure to be much sought-after: the 8-table patio going up on the Westheimer side of El Tiempo's new Annex. Greg Morago reports:
Houstonians love their restaurant patio dining, which is why the owners of the new El Tiempo sought city permission to build a patio facing Westheimer at the former La Casa del Caballo being renova...
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Noted Houston sommelier Evan Turner's Kickstarter page for his Greek taverna project just went live, with video, and you can read about it here: http://bit.ly/1AgKPlz
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More restaurant news from my colleague Greg Morago reports that Bradley Ogden Hospitality is not giving up on its 3 Houston concepts:
Greg Lowry is leaving his post as chef de cuisine at Triniti restaurant to become corporate chef for Bradley Ogden Hospitality’s Houston ventures. Beginning March 11 Lowry will take over for all of...
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Well, dammit.
Ah, late Friday afternoon. That fateful time when unpleasant restaurant industry news slips out, just as it does in politics, in hopes of muting the hue and cry over the long slow media weekend. Th...
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Fascinating: "Shrimp on a stick and the project engineer." How the New Orleans Shrimp Hotel happens each year at the Houston Rodeo: http://bit.ly/1Go0FlH
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