I think now is a good time to announce a new project I have been working on for several months now. Its not a new restaurant, but it is definitely restaurant related.
I have started a website, www.paulfeeds.com, that is a searchable database of Twitter handles of Who’s Who in the Food/Beverage industry from around the world. The database currently consists of 1,800 handles, and not even close to my goal. The people and businesses have been chosen at my discretion. These people may be innovators, leaders, or just solid individuals doing important things for our industry. The categories to choose from are Chefs, Restaurateurs, Coffee (baristas, roasters, growers), Booze (bartenders, sommelier), Purveyors, News/Press, and Food Trucks.
Also featured on the site will be profiles of people whom I think are doing great things in our industry, mostly from Houston, sprinkled with other US cities. As time moves on, you can expect the geographical range to expand.
The site is free. Although I plan to monetize the site in the future, it will always be free to users.
We have been live for a few weeks now. It is a work in progress, and will continue to grow. There is a Recommend It link on the site that will deliver a message directly to my inbox.
Enjoy it! Below are a few videos edited via PaulFEEDS.com from last weekends Umami dinner at Kata Robata.
Merry Christmas America!
UMAMI 12/18/11 Kata Robata
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On Christmas Eve, Ned Elliott from Foreign & Domestic will be offering a family style Feast of Seven Fishes. Ned’s restaurant is in Austin, but Houston loves him too. So he’s sharing his skills with us this Christmas.
The Feast of Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve is actually a Southern Italian tradition. We appreciate Ned respecting our traditions.
Ned has been getting a lot of deserving press since his opening last year. Ned has a very impressive resume, which includes opening team of Thomas Keller’s Per Se. Please check out Foreign & Domestic impressive website.
For more information and to purchase tickets click there ———>TIX
Hope to see as many of you as possible!
Now for some gratuitous musical F&D food photos…Merry Christmas!
Just a quick reminder of our “Friday night Special”:
Fettucini and Mussels
Mediterranean style mussels sauteed in EVOO, Sherry wine, onions, garlic and rosemary. Tossed in fettucini pasta. Served with dinner salad and garlic bread.
Here are great choices to pair tonight with your dinner:
2010 Cantina del Taburno Greco (from Campania)
2008 Suavia Soave Classico “Monte Carbonare” (from the Veneto)
2010 Terlan Pinot Bianco (from Alto Adige)
Join us next Tuesday December 13th for a complimentary wine tasting from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. We will be sampling some of our great wines from our “100% Italian Wine Menu”. All of our wines come from small, artisanal producers that really, really care what’s inside the Bottle.