For decades, his elegant flagship restaurant, Tony’s, was the place to see and be seen.
Articles by Patricia Sharpe
Jul 30, 2020 — By Patricia Sharpe
Kevin Fink, Chris Shepherd, and others are lobbying lawmakers to pass the $120 billion grant program that has bipartisan support.
Jun 24, 2020 — By Patricia Sharpe
Chefs and owners have had to adapt quickly and nimbly, with takeout, meal kits, booze to go, and reconfigured dining spaces. Will it be enough to survive?
May 5, 2020 — By Patricia Sharpe
Merlin Tuttle has spent his career dispelling myths about bats. Now he’s defending them once again.
May 4, 2020 — By Patricia Sharpe
Anvil Bar & Refuge is still in the running for Outstanding Bar Program. Meanwhile, GQ recognizes two Texas restaurants.
Apr 9, 2020 — By Patricia Sharpe
Chef Jason Dady, down to two restaurants from six, helps feed laid-off hospitality workers almost daily. ”I wake up every morning at seven o’clock, check the news, and go make thirty gallons of soup.”
From foundations like Southern Smoke to national and local charity efforts, here's a list of resources for an industry crippled by the coronavirus.
Mar 26, 2020 — By Patricia Sharpe
A bartender, chef, and owner tell us their stories.
Feb 26, 2020 — By Patricia Sharpe
The state has a record 39 contenders in the restaurant industry's biggest awards, including 20 for the debut category of Best Chef: Texas.
Feb 19, 2020 — By Patricia Sharpe
The 65-year-old Brownsville restaurant specializes in traditional underground pit-smoked cows’ heads.
Feb 17, 2020 — By Patricia Sharpe
Set in a beguiling bungalow, this meat-centric restaurant makes you feel right at home.
Dec 18, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
After years of successful pop-ups in Dallas, chef Justin Holt opens a spot that's an homage to these two Japanese dishes.
Nov 20, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
Almost nothing is as it seems at the new Spanish restaurant from the team behind BCN Taste & Tradition.
Oct 16, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
A revelatory trip four years ago inspired chef Larry Delgado to go back to his roots.
Sep 18, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
Tim Love's new restaurant takes a break (sort of) from Western cuisine.
Sep 17, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
In the foundation’s prestigious annual honors, the state’s chefs will now compete in a region all their own.
Sep 12, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
The national food magazine honored Big D for the ambition and international diversity of its culinary scene.
Sep 11, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
Blood Bros. BBQ, Carpenters Hall, Khao Noodle Shop, and Petra and the Beast are among the magazine’s nominees for the best new restaurants of 2019.
Aug 23, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
Time magazine adds to the accolades for chef Jonny Rhodes’s celebrated dining experience.
Aug 19, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
Another weird name, another wonderful and inventive menu.
Jul 22, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
The celebrated chef behind FT33 returns with a restaurant that is less about flash and more about flavor.
Jul 12, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
Chefs Todd Duplechan and Jessica Maher bring their Texas interpretation of Goan cuisine to the new Arrive East Austin Hotel.
Jun 6, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
Houston's Chris Shepherd didn’t even know he was in the running.
Jun 1, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
The Fort Worth eatery, named in honor of his twin daughters, includes bocce courts and vegetable gardens. You'll also find a Texas twist on Italian classics.
May 29, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
Chefs Philip Speer, Gabe Erales, and Alan Delgado honor their border roots with a decidedly modern menu at Comedor in Downtown Austin.
May 21, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
Austin's Suerte and Houston's Indigo claim two of the ten spots on the national magazine's prestigious list.
May 9, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
Our four chefs walked away empty-handed, yes, but this week's glamorous ceremony continued the trend of honoring more diverse and female finalists.
Apr 24, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
The risk-taking, globally inspired menu is short, sweet, and a lot of fun.
Apr 22, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
The Brewer’s Table in Austin also earns an honorable mention in the magazine’s selection of the top spots to open during the last year.
Apr 9, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
The Petra and the Beast chef represents Texas on the prestigious lineup of ten national rising stars.
Apr 9, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
Along with Jordan Mackay, the acclaimed pitmaster writes the definitive guide to steaks, which is out now.
Mar 27, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
And yet, after the state’s even more stellar showing in the semifinals, the announcement feels disappointing.
Mar 22, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
At her newest restaurant, Rebecca Rather turns daytime meals into something special.
Feb 27, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
Among the surprises: The Original Ninfa's in Houston makes its first appearance as a contender for Outstanding Restaurant.
Feb 20, 2019 — By Patricia Sharpe
The James Beard Awards chooses the Texas culinary hotspot for the revealing of its short list of nominees in March.
Nov 29, 2018 — By Patricia Sharpe
Who made the cut? Petra and the Beast in Dallas, Nancy’s Hustle in Houston, and Carnitas Lonja in San Antonio.
Nov 19, 2018 — By Patricia Sharpe
With his two new restaurants, both in the same building, the acclaimed Atlanta chef continues what he started with State of Grace.
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