Many of the responses to my recent review of Horne & Dekker (I thought the food was eh, defenders think it's extraordinary) have centered on the warmth of the staff and owner Shawn Horne, who apparently functions as a front-of-house manager. "I challenge you to find another restaurant in tow ... More >>
Horne & Dekker, the soon-to-open North Henderson Avenue collaboration from Shawn Horne and Flynn Dekker, has released its menu of "gourmet comfort food." In practice, that seems to call for a good bit of meat and cream: The appetizer section features sauced shellfish and sausage; homemade ch ... More >>
The Wolfgang Puck restaurant in Reunion Tower began buzzing in late 2008. The hype escalated to a dull roar since then, as it announced its name (Five-Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, named for the phallus' height), the menu (Asian-influenced) and the team, lead by Executive Chef Sara Johannes, formerly of P ... More >>
Old classic reborn in new hotel
Farmer's Grill goes out the Backdoor
Edward Mendoza is out as executive chef of Kitchen 1924, Lakewood's ode to the generic kitchen. "Edward and I, for the last month or so, the relationship started to sour a little bit, and I was being told 'no' a whole bunch," says Kitchen 1924 founder Shawn Horne. "He wanted to do froufrou stuff. So ... More >>
Kitchen 1924 fulfills its promise of unpretentious food that tastes good
We twist open 2005 for a nip. Is this a sign of things to come?