- March 01, 2012
Anthony Messina has just launched a personal-chef service called Fud (pronounced “food”). Messina wants to help you get dinner on the table any day of the week, rather than focusing on special occasions. For example, book Fud for every Tuesday and pre-select the recipes you’d like to eat that week. He’ll bring all the ingredients and cook the recipes up in your kitchen — leaving it immaculate, to boot. More info at fudchefs.com … Stanley Zwerneman and his partners have taken on the pizza business with a Mexican twist. Their clever concept, Pizza Compadre, is a take-out place that mixes a dash of Italian with South of the Border spices. We love their genius calzone/taco hybrid dubbed PiZaco. Find it to go at 1008 Federal Road, with more locations coming soon … Missing your Molina’s fix? The Bellaire Boulevard location is finally open, making this the third iteration of the family-run Tex-Mex eatery … The untradi-tional bakery Dolce Delight has opened in Midtown near Sushi Raku. Owner Candace Chang and her staff whip up sweets such as mango lava dome and tofu cheesecake … Have you driven down Holcombe and wondered what the big cow atop a JerryBuilt Homegrown Burgers sign is all about? This locally grown concept freshly grinds its Niman Ranch beef and prepares its local Buddy’s Natural Chicken, crinkle fries and Three Brothers Bakery buns in an open kitchen so you can see exactly how your food is prepared … Brothers Trey and Cody Melcher, along with mom Yvonne Melcher and stepdad Magic Schwarz, have opened Vida Tex-Mex in a shopping center the family has owned for decades at the intersection of San Felipe and Mid Lane. Vida stands where the young Melchers’ granddad once opened his 35th branch of the U-Tote’M convenience store. Vida Tex-Mex’s casual vibe is perfect for date night or a girls’ night out, as children under 16 aren’t served … Congratulations to chef Philippe Schmit, who will be named a Master Chef of France this month. This honor is bestowed on highly skilled technicians and culinary ambassadors dedicated to furthering French fare around the world. Schmit is one of only 10 French chefs who have earned this honor in the States — and the first in Texas.