HTX Good Eats 2012

Houstonians love to eat. We're always near or at the top of the Zagat Guide's list of cities where residents dine out the most often. We thrive on discussing food, being the first to discover new restaurants and dissecting the comings and goings of chefs. At CultureMap, we talk a lot about food every month of the year but this month is really special, with our Good Eats editorial series. We'll take an in-depth look at why Houstonians are so crazy about dining out, profile restaurateurs — both big and small — who are real success stories, and look at social events centered around great food and great conversation. Hope to see you out at a restaurant soon.


A hotel restaurant that's worth your time: Jonathan Jones defies the norms at revamped Monarch

By Sarah Rufca - November 1st, 2012

The first thing I noticed about Monarch's new menu is the note in bold type across the bottom with the names of executive chef Jonathan Jones and sous chef Ross Coleman. Like a movie poster that splashes Tom Cruise's name ...

Étoile Cuisine et Bar, salad 2, October 2012

A new restaurant star in Uptown Park: Chef looks to alter Houston's attitude toward French food

By Sarah Rufca - November 1st, 2012

It's possible to identify three phases in a rising culinary scene: First the locals with restaurants raise the game. Second, those with local ties return from working elsewhere and contribute the best of what they've learned. Finally outsiders want to ...