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Old 03-01-2012, 03:39 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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There you go Bravo. You failed to film in Houston for Top Chef Texas and we never understood why!

Now a Houston Chef won Top Chef Texas. Congrats Chef Paul!
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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I don't think he is a "Houston" chef....is first restaurant was opened in Austin, he did just open one in Houston though.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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There you go Bravo. You failed to film in Houston for Top Chef Texas and we never understood why!

Now a Houston Chef won Top Chef Texas. Congrats Chef Paul!
We all know Houston is the Jack of all Tastes, for Food in Texas. Bravo should have know that we are the King of Food in Texas.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:51 PM
 
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It may have been here in CD or on some other place I read that the different cities actually had to PAY the show to appear as a featured city and that's why Houston wasn't featured in the show.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:52 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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It may have been here in CD or on some other place I read that the different cities actually had to PAY the show to appear as a featured city and that's why Houston wasn't featured in the show.
Bravo did ask the cities to pay, so far San Antonio is the only to admit they did but that doesn't mean Austin and Dallas didn't pay too. I believe the state paid something as well.

And yes, he's a chef in Austin but I think he went to college in Houston and started out here, I'm guessing that's the connection to the thread title.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:20 AM
 
Location: like the movie, "The Village"
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We all know Houston is the Jack of all Tastes, for Food in Texas. Bravo should have know that we are the King of Food in Texas.
Don't worry. Paul Qui's reign in Houston will last only a month. Uchi, originally from Austin, will be overtaken only after opening a month ago by a sushi joint from LA. Enjoy!
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Westbury
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pach - any actual experience to say such a thing? been there before? Uchi is doing very well and great location. clearly you are inexperienced in the Houston restaurant scene

Qui doesnt have anything to do with Uchi at least yet. Cole is in Houston right now
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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According to this interview he is still at Uchiko...

http://www.theinsider.com/tv/50145_Top_Chef_Texas_Winner_Paul_Reveals_All/

TheInsider: Some of the winners on Top Chef have been extremely successful; others seem to have faded away. What are you going to keep it going?
Paul Qui: I donít know. I am just going to keep on cooking, I think. I am going to keep my head down and keep cooking. I am still at Uchiko in Austin. For me I just want to focus on making food. I donít need to be a celebrity chef. I just want to make the best possible meal I can.


Burning Questions - Top Chef - Q&A: Paul Qui IS Top Chef! - Blog - Bravo TV Official Site


I don't understand why Houston was not a city represented on Top Chef
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: like the movie, "The Village"
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pach - any actual experience to say such a thing? been there before? Uchi is doing very well and great location. clearly you are inexperienced in the Houston restaurant scene

Qui doesnt have anything to do with Uchi at least yet. Cole is in Houston right now
Yes. Can you find the main item missing that any top sushi place would have? They also slice their sushi thin. The wait is ridiculous. The addition in the back might help alleviate wait times.

Miyako and Azuma also do pretty well here--do you consider them good restaurants? If you do, clearly you are inexperienced in Japanese restaurants.

At least now Houston has an idea what decent (Uchi) sushi tastes like. The LA joint will be above and beyond Uchi. The houston homers will no doubt claim otherwise, but can you trust people who consider rolls as real sushi?

And to think this new sushi joint from LA doesn't even crack the top 10 or 15 back home...
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Westbury
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Nice proposition on my experience in food and taste

so a restaurant that is doing so well that you apparently can't get a reservation like everyone else will be closed in a month?
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