Texas Sushi Strives for Perfection
Despite much of the state being landlocked, that does not stop Texas chefs from getting fresh fish from all around the world flown in, often on a daily basis. “When I started fifteen years ago, sushi was popular, but not that much. It’s amazing to see how sushi continues to grow in popularity in Texas,” said Uchi’s Executive Chef and Owner Tyson Cole. “Our timing could not be better now because people want something that’s fresh and creative.”
Smokin’ in San Antonio
“When we came to San Antonio, most barbeque joints were kind of doing the same ol’ thing,” Conger said, who is originally from Dallas. “Not many people were even serving pulled pork, and me coming from Mississippi, I was like, ‘Man, you guys are missing out on the rest of the nation’s flavors.’ I took ideas from different restaurants.” He incorporated those ideas into Smoke Shack, which locals voted the best barbeque in San Antonio.
To Bean or Not to Bean: The Chronicles of Texas Chili
As smoke rose from small fires, so too did the scents; earthy guajillo, pasilla, ancho chiles, and tough cuts. The aromas beckoned the empty bellies making their way to San Antonio’s Market Square. This is where the action took place when the orange haze of the sun gave way to the subtle glow of campfires in the Texas moonlight. Vendors of wares, ranging from exotic birds to pecans and honey, venison, wild turkey, and beef, filled the streets of San Antonio.
Chef Johnny Hernandez Expands His Edible Empire
hef Johnny Hernandez is easily one of the most successful chefs and restaurateurs in Texas, with multiple restaurants in the Lone Star State and beyond. This preeminent chef, known for his authentic interior Mexican cuisine, is often lauded for his San Antonio restaurant, La Gloria, of which there are four locations, including one in Las Vegas. He has even been courted by international companies to bring La Gloria overseas, but in the end, he decided to help develop another Mexican-inspired restaurant called MEXIco, which has since launched in the U.K.
Chefs Cook Gourmet Food for the Community of Victoria
Like many towns in Texas, the community of Victoria was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. With houses demolished and no electricity or water, fortunately there was one shining beacon that offered solace, hope, and a warm gourmet meal.