Chef CJ Dilan is on a mission to show that Puerto Rican food is not just rice, beans, and plantains. Taking traditional Puerto Rican dishes, Dilan finds inventive ways to create them in grab and go options from inside the Dr Gleem Carwash at Sofrito. “I came here to the car wash to get my haircut for about three years and I saw [the kitchen space] empty the first couple months,” Dilan said, “and every other two weeks, it kind of kept chipping at me and chipping at me. Then finally I was like, let’s get some information.” With information on how to the rent the kitchen space inside of the car wash in hand, Dilan found no reason not to create a new concept for the space. He reached out to Brian Best of La Dee Da Catering to see what he thought of the idea. With a little more research, … [Read more...] about Grab and go Puerto Rican cuisine on Ella Blvd.
This summer I’ve been eating very healthy and following what I call a lazy keto diet; low carb, no sugar etc., but sometimes it leaves one craving. Let’s take a culinary journey then, and truly test my resolve. I’ve not put much emphasis in the way of promotions on food exhibitors at my Market at Sawyer Yards, but it is there and worth mentioning. Food and markets go well together, and this market has a strong presence on our gustatory perception. (Tastes.) Food trucks are always present and rotate each month. This Saturday evening for out last summer night show, Spicy Dog, serving an array of creatively made hot dogs will be on site, as well as Hangreek, which prides itself in serving authentic Greek street food. I was pleasantly surprised to find my French fries tucked … [Read more...] about Art Valet: The cure for hunger pains at an outdoor market
HOUSTON (August 7, 2018) — Field & Tides is expanding its footprint with the opening of The Lounge at Field & Tides. The 1940’s gas station laid dormant for more than a decade, but has now transformed into the Heights newest private dining, event space and lounge, patio bar. The addition to the upscale casual restaurant, located in Houston’s historic Heights, offers guests a place to socialize, linger over cocktails, and grab a bite from the Gulf Coast and Southern inspired menu. The lounge expansion was a natural next step for the restaurant that has quickly became a local favorite among diners as well as 2017 Best New Restaurant of the Year. Chef Travis Lenig and business partner Chico Ramirez carefully planned the new space to give guests a … [Read more...] about New lounge for Field & Tides Restaurant
Chef and GM leave La Vista 101 After opening two short months ago, La Vista 101 has already lost its Chef, J.D. Woodward and general manager and sommelier, Jeb Stuart. Owner Greg Gordon relocated his Briargrove restaurant in May after twenty years of operation in that location, as reported by Houston Food Finder. Wanting to keep the Italian roots in his new concept, Gordon hired Woodward to give a new approach to the cuisine. Currently the menu utilizes pickling, large meat dishes and local produce. Very little is known about the reasons for the departure of Woodward and Stuart. Papa Murphy’s at 43rd permanently closed On Wednesday, August 1 Judy Atkinson-Brown announced in the Oak Forest Facebook page that Papa Murphy’s was permanently closed. The … [Read more...] about This week in food & drink: new Beer Garden, La Vista 101 staff changes, and The Classics All Day opens
Saturday is White Linen Night in the Heights which means I get to use the word plethora in a sentence, ready? There will be a plethora of events, art shows, artists, bands, food, drinks, music, dancing, white linen, tan men, tan women, walking, sitting, staring, people watching, juggling, poetry slamming, sipping and strolling this Saturday evening at White Linen Night in the Heights on W. 19th Street. In last week’s Leader and published online, Landan Kuhlmann covered the entire event’s goings on and history. You can also get the scoop on the website, theheightswhitelinennight.com. The artists from First Saturday Arts Market that line the 200 and 300 blocks of W. 19th St. are listed on the website as well. A select number of artisans from The Market at Sawyer Yards … [Read more...] about Art Valet: Art Scene and tips for White Linen Night