Houston: Interviews

Building the Future

These Leaders Want to Tell You About Houston’s Restaurant Renaissance

There’s a restaurant renaissance coming to Houston. Talk to a Houstonian for more than a few minutes and you’ll hear…


People say, we’re coming out of COVID. But we’re not coming out of problems. Our industry is always in turmoil, in some aspect." Chris Shepard with the Southern Smoke smoker. // Photo by Catchlight Photography Southern Smoke 2018 raises over $425,000 for charity at its 3rd annual event in Houston, Texas on September 30, 2018


The Pandemic May Be Ending. But Chris Shepherd Is Just Starting to Make Restaurants Better.

Given the blur of energy that Chris Shepherd always is, you’d figure that even a pandemic wouldn’t slow him down.…


The One Who Keeps the Book

How to Get Into Hidden Omakase

Like all great things, securing a seat at Hidden Omakase requires some work. First, you’ll need to find the restaurant: Concealed…