The celebrity chef is the subject of a 4,000-word profile by the Austin American-Statesman. He says all the right things, but is it quite the right time?
Keeping the real, human stakes around the issue in mind is important.
There’s little room for variety in the smoked beef ribs you find at Texas barbecue joints—salt, black pepper, and smoke are doled out in big doses on impressively large hunks of beef and bone. They make for an imposing sight, and are a far cry from what anyone would consider refined.
Justin Yu, Paul Qui, and Matt McCallister make the prestigious list.
The Top Chef winner's long-awaited bricks-and-mortar restaurant will open June 20.
Last week, we reported that Tim Dornon, chef de cuisine of Uchiko, was leaving the Uchi establishment to join Paul Qui’s newest restaurant, QUI, as a chef consultant. Just a day after the news broke, Philip Speer, culinary director of Uchi, revealed to Eater Houston that Page Pressley,
Every king needs his queen, and for Paul Qui – chef/owner of East Side King and winner of Top Chef Texas – that queen is Deana Saukam. Deana, better known for her alter ego the East Side Queen, has been by Paul’s side ever since his whirlwind rise to fame. After Paul’s win on Top Chef