Expand Your Palette During HBRW 2018

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 4/13/2018, 6:26 a.m.
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She is now in partnership with Dolce Ultra Lounge and Bistro and will showcase some of her unique culinary creations there during HBRW. Dolce is known for its elevated comfort food menu and Chef Janelle has kicked that up with her presence. During the two weeks of HBRW, three different dishes will be featured to wet the palette. One entrée is the King Surf and Turf. Chef Janelle describes it as a slice of Filet Mignon, King Crab Leg, and Grilled Shrimp over a bed of Mash Potatoes and Asparagus. The second dish is Blackened Catfish over Oxtails Dirty Rice with a Crab Meat Topping and Opelousas Sauce. And the third entrée had my mouth watering. Are you ready? Red Velvet Fried Chicken…have you heard of such a thing? Chef Janelle compliments this dish with traditional macaroni and cheese, sautéed collard greens, and cabbage along with a side of candied yams. After eating all that save room for dessert and try some Shipley’s Donut Bread Pudding, Cognac Chocolate Brownie with Ice Cream, or Strawberry Moscato Cheesecake.

In addition to showcasing her chops at Dolce, foodies can sample some of Chef Janelle’s food at the Nosh: Culinary Showcase during HBRW. She will be one of Houston’s top chefs in attendance doing a live demonstration of one of her favorite summertime dishes. Focusing on African Diaspora, Chef Janelle will make a Caribbean Jerk BBQ Salmon Rib. I can’t wait to try it.

It is creative minds like Chef Janelle that make HBRW so great. Step away from your usual meal and go excite your taste buds with something new. Chef Janelle suggests taking advantage of the server’s suggestions and just enjoying yourself.

Houston Black Restaurant Week runs April 16-29, 2018. More details can be found at houbrw.com.

Chef Tiffani Janelle

Chef Tiffani Janelle

Houston Black Restaurant Week Participating Establishments

Featuring a variety of menus, including African, Caribbean, Cajun, and Vegetarian

Houston This Is It Soul Food

2712 Blodgett St

Houston, TX 77004

Reggae Hut Café

4814 Almeda Rd

Houston, TX 77004

Tropical Smoothie Café

19075 I-45 South, Suite 116 C

Shenandoah, TX

Mikki’s Homestyle Cooking and Catering Soul Food Café

10500 W Bellfort Ave #100

Houston, TX 77031

Phil & Derek’s Restaurant and Wine Bar

1701 Webster Street, E2

Houston, TX 77003

Esther’s Cajun Café & Soul Food

5204 Yale St

Houston, TX 77091

Dolce Ultra Lounge and Bistro

18039 Farm to Market Rd 529 A

Cypress, TX 77433

Etta’s Little Kitchen

5015 Almeda Rd

Houston, TX 77004


5512 La Branch St

Houston, TX 77004

The French Fry House

3221 Ennis St

Houston, TX 77004

Ray’s Real Pit BBQ Shack

4529 Old Spanish Trl # C

Houston, TX 77021

Gatlin’s BBQ

5015 Almeda Rd

Houston, TX 77004

Kitchen 713

4601 Washington Ave #130

Houston, TX 77007

Café Abuja Nigerian Kitchen

15015 Westheimer Rd #C

Houston, TX 77082

The Alley Kat Bar & Lounge

3718 Main St

Houston, TX 77002

Chicago Boogie’s BBQ

1767 Texas Parkway

Missouri City 77489

Ogun’s Art + Wine

920 Studemont St #150