Chef Jonny Rhodes on Sustenance and Justice, Part 1

Prior-service Marine Jonny Rhodes has come a long way for hawking Frito pie out of his window as an entrepreneurial kid in Trinity Gardens to becoming one of Houston's most widely lauded chefs. With CityBook editor-in-chief Jeff Gremillion and chef-journalist Kate McLean he dishes on the hard-won acclaim of his Indigo restaurant — and his decision to shut it down soon, to further engage in the fight to end the city's "food apartheid."


The Art of the Interview, with Ernie Manouse, Part 2

Emmy-winning, celeb-schmoozing TV host Ernie Manouse has been a Houston favorite for years. Houston CityBook Editor Jeff Gremillion and Creative Director Patrick Magee turn the tables on one of the tube's top talkers, continue interviewing the interviewer about his life and career.


Offerings at Local Foods Market (photo by Julie Soefer)

THIS TIME LAST year, when grocery stores were running out of essentials, Houston eateries got creative. Realizing they had a surplus of things like eggs, milk, bread and produce, they began hauling out shelves to create pop-up markets inside their restaurants. Suddenly, Houston's finest diners were comically (and necessarily) offering rolls of toilet paper with to-go orders. Fast-forward one year, and the grocery store-restaurant hybrid is here to stay, but with a refined and mostly local spin. Here are some of the latest dynamic-duo concepts to open their doors to hungry shoppers.

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