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The Best Things We Ate in 2018

Dec 29, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Halibut with mole blanco. A giant soup dumpling. A mug of oysters. Queso. Our Dining Guide contributors share their favorite bites of 2018 from across the state.

A Cut Above

Apr 20, 2016 By Patricia Sharpe

Dallas Asian-fusion restaurant Top Knot may be the newest member from the Uchi family, but it’s nobody’s kid brother.

Uchi Austin to Participate in a Nationwide Dinner Broadcast

Sep 17, 2014 By Jessica Dupuy

Food and wine fans from across the country will have a chance to share in a virtual community dinner in one of four cities on September 20 as part of a special event by Rodney Strong Vineyards. Benefitting the James Beard Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports culinary heritage…

Tyson Cole on Being a James Beard Award Semifinalist

Mar 18, 2013 By Layne Lynch

Tyson Cole is no stranger to the James Beard experience. The Uchi/Uchiko executive chef won the Foundation’s Best Chef: Southwest Award in 2011, and this year he is a Semifinalist in the Outstanding Chef category. After attaining so much success through the years, it might be tempting to start pumping…

Uchi Houston Sous Chef to Replace Uchiko’s Tim Dornon

Jan 28, 2013 By Texas Monthly and Layne Lynch

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,…

Paul Qui Returns to Uchi Roots Next Week

Sep 6, 2012 By Layne Lynch

Paul Qui – the recent winner of Top Chef Texas and the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest – is currently working on his much-anticipated Austin restaurant projects, but that doesn’t mean he has completely forgotten his chef roots. From September 10-15, Qui will return to the Uchi…

Pay It Forward Tonight with Daniel Curtis and Austin Chefs

Aug 21, 2012 By Layne Lynch

Despite our most valiant efforts, we cannot predict the life events that await us around the corner. Before May of last year, Daniel Curtis – former food and beverage director of The Carillon – had every intention of continuing his work in the evolving Austin culinary scene. But when a diving accident on…

Uchi

May 31, 2012 By Patricia Sharpe

FIRST COMES THE ARCHED eyebrow. Then the significant pause. Then the question: “Well, how was it?” This is the reaction of my Austin friends when they hear I’ve been to the Houston location of Uchi, Texas’s restaurant of the moment. Yes, Austin is eaten up with curiosity and jealousy, poor…

See Paul Win? See Paul Lose?

Feb 27, 2012 By Patricia Sharpe

Will Uchiko’s Paul Qui be the big winner on the season nine finale of Top Chef: Texas this Wednesday, February 29? Or will he be the big loser? Keep your fingers crossed for our Austin boy. If you want to really get in the mood, drop by…

More Proof That Austin Is Smoking Hot!

Jan 27, 2012 By Patricia Sharpe

There’s nothing like a bandwagon. No sooner did Food & Wine and Bon Appétit fall all over themselves to give Austin a whole lotta love than StarChefs.com (an online magazine for chefs and culinary insiders) decided to hold one of its four national awards ceremonies in…

Eat, Read, Love: Your Quick Guide to Food Sessions at the Texas Book Festival

Oct 20, 2011 By Patricia Sharpe

To me, the most delicious part of the Texas Book Festival (Oct 22 & 23) is its great round-up of food-related talks and sessions and cooking demos. Rather than slog through the full schedule, focus on food with our easy guide. FOOD SESSIONS FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2011 Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt, A Mess of Greens: Southern Gender & Southern Food 11:15–12:00 in the Capitol Extension Room E2.030 An associate professor of American studies at the University of Texas at Austin, Engelhardt discusses the origins of Southern cooking and their relations to gender, society, and race. Alton Brown, Good Eats 3: The Later Years 11:30–12:15 at the Paramount Theatre The Food Network personality and chef talks about his third Good Eats book, based on his often-hilarious, always-informative TV show. Lisa Fain, The Homesick Texan Cookbook 12:45–1:30 in the Capitol Extension Room E2.036 This Texan turned New York blogger has written a cookbook featuring the classic Texas favorites she missed after her move to the Big Apple. She talks about her experiences in a Q&A with Texas Monthly food editor and writer Pat Sharpe. Gabrielle Hamilton, Blood, Bones, and Butter 3:15–4:00 at the Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004 Chef and New York City restaurateur Gabrielle Hamilton describes how she got into the culinary world (through some “illegal” ways), and details recipes from her restaurant Prune.

Baby Uchi Announces New Location

May 11, 2009 By Patricia Sharpe

It won’t be open for  a year, but the son of Uchi (“Uchiko”) is going to be at 4200 Lamar. Hooray–close to my house, or sorta close.  It will be in an existing building on the west side of the street (the old Seton Hospital office building) that is being…

Where to Eat Now 2004

Feb 1, 2004 By Patricia Sharpe

Now serving: the best new restaurants in Texas, including a glamorous international kitchen in Dallas, a hot sushi spot in Austin, and—the best of them all—a drop-dead room with a globe-trotting menu in Houston.