12 Days of Favorite Houston Food & Drink Experiences in 2020, Part 9: Industry Helpers
^ Keep Houston Press Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. In the spirit of the holidays, it's also a very special collaboration between the food writers of the Houston Press and Houston Food Finder, the online publication founded by former Houston Press restaurant critic and food editor Phaedra Cook. This ninth edition covers some of the important organizations that have helped hospitality workers survive this difficult year. — Phaedra Cook, editor and publisher, Houston Food FinderFavorite Food Support for the Hospitality IndustryAn example of a Houston Shift Meal care package distributed to unemployed members of Houston's hospitality industry. — David Leftwich, associate editor, Houston Food Finderhoustonpress.com
5 things for Houstonians to know for Tuesday, Dec. 1
Here are things to know for Tuesday, Dec. 1:1. Texans, NFL teams temporarily shut down facilitiesThe Houston Texans and several other teams are all going virtual Monday and Tuesday after the NFL temporarily shut down in-person activities. According to a memo released to teams, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell caught wind of several NFL players and staffers who “celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with out-of-town guests.”Read more. 6 Klein ISD students hospitalized after ingesting substance brought from home, officials saySix Hildebrandt Intermediate School students were hospitalized Monday after ingesting a substance that was brought to school from home, officials said. According to a Facebook post on Nov. 11, Chang has been a longtime supporter and friend to Southern Smoke, participating in the 2017 Southern Smoke Festival to raise funds for restaurant workers affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Chef David Chang’s ‘Millionaire’ win means huge donation to Houston charity
HOUSTON – Celebrity Chef David Chang’s smarts have netted a huge donation for a Houston charity. Chang won the top prize on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” on Sunday and he designated Southern Smoke as his non-profit recipient. The Houston-based organization aims to aid people in the food and beverage industry that have been affected by disasters. Southern Smoke co-founder Chris Shepherd said Chang’s donation will help hundreds of people. If you’d like to donate to Southern Smoke, go to southernsmoke.org.
Momofuku joins Goldbelly's delivery service as consumers seek out far-flung comfort food during the Covid pandemic
Alexi Rosenfeld | Getty ImagesGoldbelly is adding chef David Chang's Momofuku to its national delivery service as the coronavirus pandemic drives customers and restaurants to the e-commerce site in droves. Prior to the pandemic, Goldbelly was adding restaurants to the platform at a steady clip. But as lockdowns went into place across the United States, eateries that had previously eschewed delivery services and takeout had to pivot. Restaurants have the freedom to fulfill their orders during lulls, like mid-afternoon or at midnight, when the kitchen is closed to takeout and delivery customers. Ariel said that some restaurants are seeing higher sales volumes on Goldbelly than from their dining rooms before the pandemic.cnbc.com
Best of Houston 2020: Best Vietnamese Restaurant
Best Vietnamese Restaurant: Nam GiaoCelebrity chef David Chang sang its praises when he visited Nam Giao for his Houston episode, but you dont have to take his word for it. Step inside the modest, family-owned restaurant and youll discover an almost entirely different menu than the one found at the majority of Vietnamese restaurants around town. Nam Giao, (pronounced nahm yow) is one of the only restaurants in Houston to specialize in central Vietnamese cuisine. The appetizers are wonderful: chewy dumplings filled with pork and shrimp known as banh quai vac, steamed rice cakes in individual saucers called banh beo chen, and banana leaf-wrapped flat rice cakes known as banh nam. The bun bo hue spicy beef noodle, mi quang turmeric noodle with pork and shrimp, and com hen rice with clams dishes that are hard to find elsewhere, but are staples at Nam Giao.houstonpress.com
Impossible Burger arrives in East Coast grocery stores
NEW YORK - Good news for vegetarians on the East Coast of the United States -- the Impossible Burger is arriving at your grocery stores. The Impossible Burger made a splash last week when it debuted in California -- in its first full weekend sale in Gelson's supermarkets, Impossible Burger outsold ground beef from cows, in terms of both revenue and the number of pounds sold, said Impossible Foods. "The Impossible Burger generated more excitement than any other single product we've seen in more than a half-century of operations," said Gelson's CEO Rob McDougall in the press release. The Impossible Burger debuted three years ago at Momofuku Nishi, a high-end restaurant in New York City owned by chef David Chang. Now, the Impossible Burger is served at over 17,000 restaurants, including Burger King and White Castle.
Impossible Burgers to hit store shelves
(CNN) - Impossible Burgers will hit grocery shelves for the first time on Friday. Impossible is launching its retail product as the meatless meat sector starts to become more crowded. The Impossible Burger debuted three years ago at Momofuku Nishi, a high-end restaurant in New York City owned by chef David Chang. Today, the Impossible Burger is served at over 17,000 restaurants, including Burger King and White Castle. It plans to make the Impossible Burger available in retail stores nationwide by the middle of next year.