Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Woodlands-Area Farmer's Market features Fresh Local Produce

Great food comes from great ingredients, and often the produce found at the local grocery store leaves much to be desired.  As any chef will tell you, the solution is to buy direct from the farmer, but that's often very difficult to do.

If you live on the North side of town, it just got a bit easier, thanks to Neal's Berry Farm & Farmer's Market.

Located on Gosling Road a couple of miles south of the Woodlands, Neal's is a comfortable, air-conditioned farmer's market, and a sprawling berry farm, where intrepid cooks (or their kids) can harvest fresh berries straight from the vine.

The indoor market features a variety of produce that's either grown on the premises, provided by local farmers, or brought in fresh from Neal's network of producers.  The selection changes frequently, and everything is remarkably fresh.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Breaking: Chefs Jeromy Robison and Austin Simmons leave Tesars

THE WOODLANDS - Chef Jeromy Robison announced today that he and Chef Austin Simmons have left Tesars restaurant in the Woodlands to pursue other opportunities.

We're big fans of the work that Jeromy and Austin have been doing, and wish them well in their future endeavors.  We have a feeling that they'll be back in a kitchen soon, and hopefully will remain in the Houston area.

UPDATE: Chef Jeromy Robison has been named Chef d'Cuisine at Uchi Austin, and Chef Austin Simmons is Executive Chef at Hubbell & Hudson in the Woodlands.

Hubcap Grill Goes Mobile - Presenting the Burger Truck

Hubcap Grill, one of downtown Houston's best burger spots, has a new way to extend its reach. Following the lead of successful cooks in Houston and Austin, they've gone mobile, with the Hubcap Grill Burger Truck.

The truck will be circulating around town, hitting the Montrose, Washington Avenue, and Heights areas. They'll be working both lunch and dinner.

To keep tabs on the location of the Burger Truck, follow @Hubcap_Grill on Twitter.