Yolanda Pope is a native Houstonian, with a variety of interests. She is an artist, former ESL Teacher, Business Technology Teacher, and Second Grade Montessori Teacher. She has a BBA from the University of Houston and a Teaching Diploma from North American Montessori Institute. She also enjoys martial arts, gardening, and of course food. She has interviewed several chefs from The Food Network for Houston Style Magazine including Iron Chef Cat Cora, Chopped Grand Champions Madison Cowen and Chef Danielle Saunders, who is P.Diddy’s former personal chef. Mexican Food is at the top of her list in the category of favorite foods, especially the local Taquerias in our area.
Yolanda is a culinary writer for Houston Style Magazine.
There is no place like home especially when it comes to the people we know, the places we go, and the food we enjoy. After 23 years of working for one of the largest restaurant chains in the state of Texas, Ronnie Curnan decided to embark on his own restaurant journey. However, he’s keeping it close to his home in Sugar Land.
Capital Grille is featuring its Generous Pour Menu highlighting a collection of seven benchmark offerings from the Critics’ Darlings: 90+ Point Finds – wines that have been rated 90 points or higher by respected wine critics. Seven of the best wines are offered on this menu that were individually chosen by Capital Grille’s Advanced Sommelier Brian Phillips.
If you’re a lover of all things craft beer, you were raised on good Texas Barbecue, and you enjoy lively crowds, daily, then you are probably running one of the most successful breweries in North Texas. Intrinsic Brewing, located at 509 West State Street in Garland, Texas, is wowing the crowds with their distinct flavors of beer and their smokehouse barbecue.
Smith & Wollensky located at 4007 Westheimer exemplifies what a writer from the New York Times wrote “The steakhouse to end all arguments.” Their service is impeccable, the restaurant is elegant, but not stuffy, the staff is friendly and attentive to the needs of all customers. Moreover, the food, especially the dry-aged steak, exceeded my expectations in every way.
The Season premiere of Season 13 of Next Food Network Star is set to air Sunday, June 4, 2017, and Chef Nancy Manlove has set her sights on winning the top prize. This competitive cook is not afraid to challenge herself. In fact, this dynamic personality has won several recipe competitions; she beat out several other cooks from around the country and won a trip to Italy by entering around 50 of her own creations in a contest held by Barilla Pasta.
When one is challenged to make healthier meal choices, but also lives in a city where comfort food is plentiful, the variety of dining venues are endless, plus you want to eat something that tastes good no matter what; how do you find the happy medium?
Recently, we took part in a wine seminar from Italian Winemakers Alto Adige, which was hosted by Pappas Brothers Steakhouse in the Galleria area of Houston. A group of selected guests were privileged to hear the stories about the grapes, the topography, and passion that is poured into every bottle of the final product.
This year marked the fourteenth year in a row that the City of Sugar Land and Fort Bend County hosted the annual wine and food event that attracts crowds of foodies, media bloggers, wine aficionados, and faithful attendees flocking to the fair grounds of The Imperial Sugar Complex.
When it’s cocktail time in Houston, there are many choices to consider; we live in a city that has a plethora of dining establishments that offer everything from steak tartare to dessert and coffee. At Capital Grille, their bar menu offers a range of signature cocktails and appetizers to please the pickiest of palates.
On March 10, 2017, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar hosted its annual Wine Harvest Dinner. In the private dining area of their luxurious, but down to earth restaurant, a small group of us gathered and indulged our taste buds into a four course meal fit for a king.