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Chef Robert Del Grande Discusses His 35 Years in the Houston Culinary Scene

Posted on · Chef Robert Del Grande began his life as a biochemist in California. But after chasing a girl (his wife Mimi) to Houston, he joined her at her sister’s restaurant called Café Annie. What followed over his next 35 years in the Houston culinary scene included winning the city’s first James Beard Best Chefs – Southwest Award […]

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Chef Series: A Conversation with Justin Turner of Bernie’s Burger Bus

Posted on · Last month we brought you a conversation with chef and Pearland native Ronnie Killen. This month we bring you a chat with another local chef, Justin Turner, owner and operator of Bernie’s Burger Bus in Belliare, and that’s exactly where Houston Matters producer Edel Howlin is situated right now.

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Chef Series: Ronnie Killen on the Drive for the Best BBQ

Posted on · Chef and restaurateur Ronnie Killen grew up in Pearland. So it was fitting that his first – and subsequent – restaurants should also be located there. He travelled the world studying at Le Cordon Bleu in both Paris and London and nearly became a chef at the White House. But he always knew he wanted […]