Paula Disbrowe

Recent Posts By Paula Disbrowe

What I’m Eating Now: Larry McGuire

Native Austinite Larry McGuire is one of those impossibly young, ambitious chefs that has earned an impressive amount of culinary street cred before turning thirty.

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The Ultimate Market-Driven Dinner?

The trend of pop up dinners–under the radar cooks and aspiring restaurateurs throwing elaborate feasts in unlikely venues–means you never know where you’ll stumble upon your next great Southern meal. Houstonians will soon be able to peruse the meaty cases at Revival Market, Morgan Weber’s and partner Ryan Pera’s passionately local cafe, butcher, and grocery that sells heritage breed, all-natural pork, lamb, […]

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Dig In to Houston’s Lower Westheimer

This funky, unabashedly Southern strip is pulsing with cocktails, craft beer, and a world of vibrant flavors.

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Modern Thai is Austin’s Hottest Table

Known mostly for breakfast tacos and brisket, the live music capital of the world is currently on a spring roll bender. The hottest tables in town, including Larry McGuire’s Elizabeth Street Café; Paul Qui’s newest food trailers (East Side Kings at The Grackle and Hole in the Wall, a live music institution on the University of Texas strip); and Ramen Tatsu-Ya, […]

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Art Baseling with Jennifer Rubell

This weekend the 11th edition of Art Basel, the most prestigious art show in America, is in full swing in South Beach. Thousands of internationally acclaimed artists, gallery owners, curators and celebrities have descended for a days of gallery tours, installations, and swanky parties. I couldn’t think of a better tour guide than my friend Jennifer Rubell. Her family owns the […]

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Don’t Pass On These Provisions

“You need to get there, fast,” a food editor friend told me, and she was right. The most refined and disarmingly delicious  meal I’ve had in recent memory was at The Pass and Provisions, the new restaurant in Houston from chefs and co-owners Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrence Gallivan (they two met in NYC in 2005, while running Gordon Ramsay’s Maze).

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Santa Baby, We Want Chocolate

Some of our favorite Southern chocolate makers are rolling out rich, creamy, and downright adorable seasonal offerings. What better excuse to indulge in peppermint-kissed chocolate and silky chocolate penguins? Go ahead, pretend they’re stocking stuffers (your secret is safe with us). Nashville-based Olive and Sinclair recently released their Peppermint Bark (8 ounces for $15.99), a melding of dark chocolate, buttermilk white chocolate and […]

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Virginia’s Holiday Finest

Folks in the Old Dominion have been celebrating Christmas for centuries, and they still know how to throw a party when December rolls around, from Richmond’s city sparkle to Middleburg’s fox hunt parade.

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Take It From Mr. Bubbly: Drink Champagne Now

Within minutes of arriving at Carnivale du Vin, I was handed a glass of Roederer Champagne, kissed by Emeril, and made serious eye contact with Sammy Hagar, dressed in a red tuxedo. It was that sort of evening.

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Ready, Set, Sparkle: Texas All Glow

At 7:00 p.m. tonight, a  switch will be thrown and approximately 122,000 lights will form an enchanting canopy over San Antonio’s River Walk (the lights will shine brightly every evening through January 1).

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