We like to beg the question, “What’s Eating Your Phone”? This is where we all can join in on the foodie fun by sending in your latest dining photo that has you all jazzed. These are not necessarily limited to dining out, it can be from that last dinner party. And don’t think we discriminate against libations. Send in your favorite cocktail photo, too.
To be included in a future edition of What’s Eating Your Phone, send those photos to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. A brief description and location would be super helpful. Here are this week’s selections: Continue reading →
Hai Hospitality today announced the appointment of Ariana Quant to Executive Pastry Chef of all Uchi restaurants, a new position for the company, effective immediately. In this new role, Quant will lead pastry recipe development and oversee the pastry departments of all Uchi locations, collaborating with each market’s Chef de Cuisine.
“Ariana is a superb pastry chef and an unlimited source of talent and creativity,” commented Founding Chef and Partner Tyson Cole. “Ariana’s desserts have become part of the Uchi lexicon; a dish like Jasmine Cream is perfection on its own, but the way it complements the menu illustrates Ariana’s immense talent, sense of nuance and attention to detail. We look forward to seeing her creative impact on all the Uchi restaurants.”
Hai Hospitality, the award-winning restaurant group based in Austin, Texas, announced today plans to evolve the space above Uchi currently known as Top Knot. On January 14th Top Knot will close after brunch service and reopen as Tyson Cole’s Uchiba on January 31st. Uchiba combines “Uchi,” which means house in Japanese, and “Ba,” the word for bar. The name sets the tone for the extension of the Uchi space downstairs to the bar and food destination upstairs.
“We’ve noticed how our guests love to meet at the bar at Uchi, have drinks and share a few small dishes,” offers Owner and Executive Chef Tyson Cole. “My recent travels to Japan inspired me to explore some new possibilities with a bar concept that incorporates elements of Uchi yet expands that into cocktail experience,” continues Cole. Continue reading →
A visit to Top Knotreaped plenty of dining rewards. This is a fantastic casual and more playful version of its downstairs sister restaurant, Uchi. The menu is fun, with stunning presentations from chef Angela Hernandez.
Hernandez has a Korean mother and Mexican father, so it was not uncommon for frijoles and kimchi to share space at her childhood dinner table, thus laying the groundwork for a love of the blend of cultural influences in food. Continue reading →
Hai Hospitality, the restaurant group based in Austin, Texas, announced today the location of its seventh restaurant in Denver, CO. Owner and Executive Chef Tyson Cole’s Uchi Denver, located at 2501 Lawrence Street, will mark the first time the group has opened a restaurant outside of Texas. Hai Hospitality’s current restaurants include Uchi Austin, Uchi Dallas, Uchi Houston, Uchiko, Top Knot; and Loro, which will open later this year in Austin. Continue reading →