Maine Lobster Smash Burger at The Kitchen

The Kitchen, the fast casual concept from Chef Austin Simmons and the team behind Tris, is known for its innovative burgers. Creative dishes like the Indian-inspired Vindaloo Burger have been delighting guests at this upscale fast casual establishment for years. Now Chef Austin has taken burgers in a decidedly luxurious direction: Lobster. The formula: The…

Amrina Triumphant at La Nuit du Caviar

DR Delicacy, the creators of The Truffle Masters, held their ode to caviar, La Nuit du Caviar, on October 3, at the Astorian in Houston. This black tie optional event drew 350 VIP guests. The assembled guests enjoyed champagne, vodka, fine wines, ice cream, and a macaron bar, plus sweet-and-savory bites imaged by Eculent Executive Chef David Skinner.…

HRW 2022 – Tris

We were tempted by the compelling photos that Chef Austin Simmons was posting of dishes on his Houston Restaurant Weeks menu at Tris, so we were excited to get a reservation to check it out for ourselves. Tris is, simply, one of the top restaurants in the state of Texas; Chef Austin and his culinary…

HRW2022 – Black Walnut Cafe

Black Walnut Cafe is participating in its first Houston Restaurant Weeks event, benefitting the Houston Food Bank. They’re offering a $25 HRW2022 prix fixe lunch menu, featuring several of the restaurant’s greatest hits. First course options include Bacon Jam Deviled Eggs, Chicken Lettuce Wraps (TWTX choice), and Pimento Cheese and Crackers. Second course options are…

Brunch at Black Walnut Cafe

Post-Christmas brunch at Black Walnut Cafe. We find ourselves returning to Black Walnut over and over; the food, the service, and the overall experience impresses us, especially at the very attractive price point. Texas Pecan Pie Pancakes are the Lone Star State on a plate; TX Bourbon sauce is a decadent drizzle that shines brightly…

HRW2021: Tris

Our continuing coverage of HRW 2021 arrives at the most awarded restaurant in the Woodlands: Tris. Chef Austin Simmons has earned a reputation for creative cuisine that thrills foodies and packs in the regulars. What will this talented chef present for Houston Restaurant Weeks? We couldn’t wait to find out. The Starters Hamachi Sashimi Beautiful…