Author: Alison Cook

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Tasting the satiny, spunky lamb tartare now being served at Lucienne, in downtown's chic new Hotel Alessandra, I began thinking about my decades-long obsession with... [Read More]
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Is Presidio Adam Dorris' highest and best use as a chef? No. Is the place worth your attention? That's a definite yes. [Read More]
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This fall brought a wild new flavor to the drinks list at The Pass & Provisions, where Paranubes Oaxacan rum is new to the shelf... [Read More]
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So I finally tried the New York-style pizza that the Hutchinson clan has introduced at Pizaro's, where the original specialty was Neapolitan-style pies. I've... [Read More]
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Cult crepe-maker Sean Carroll's move to a fresh new brick-and-mortar location is cause for celebration. Melange Creperie's new white-tiled cottage home in the new Heights... [Read More]
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I haven't come across an exciting new wrinkle in Houston's beloved fajita genre since ... since ... well, since I first wrote about Alex Padilla's... [Read More]
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Alison Cook reviews the cheeseburger at FM Kitchen & Bar on the Washington Corridor. ... [Read More]
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Popular Houston crepe-maker Sean Carroll and his wife, Tish Ochoa, will open their long-awaited brick-and-mortar restaurant at the Heights Mercantile compound on Monday, October 16. [Read More]
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Alison Cook's annual list spotlights the best restaurants in Houston in 2017. [Read More]
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During Hurricane Harvey, platforms from Twitter and Facebook to Nextdoor and Zello emerged as a new kind of civic infrastructure when traditional infrastructure failed, or... [Read More]
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Mala Sichuan Bistro, the well-regarded regional Chinese restaurant with outposts in Asiatown and Montrose, is looking to expand its reach with new restaurants spread across... [Read More]
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Check with a host at the front stand for seat in the dining room, at the bar, on the covered front porch or the gravel-strewn... [Read More]
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Perhaps you have heard of the new plant-based Impossible Burger, which has been bruited about in chef circles as a credible replacement for ground beef.... [Read More]
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Chronicle critic Alison Cook reviews the namesake burger at Burger-Chan in Greenway Plaza. [Read More]
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After six years as a finalist, Houston chef Hugo Ortega wins Best Chef Southwest at the 2017 James Beard Award ceremony. [Read More]
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Top-ranked Houston restaurant Great W'Kana Cafe considering a move inside the Loop. ... [Read More]
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She just failed to be "wowed." ... [Read More]
John Peterson, owner of popular The Rice Box food truck and its Greenway Plaza food court sibling, is opening his most ambitious venture yet in... [Read More]
Celebrated chef Adam Dorris has parted ways with Pax Americana restaurant. ... [Read More]
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