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"...Austin's own Uchi was singled out as "One of the World's Best Restaurants", meriting a chapter in the book. To get the word out, a few of Austin's food writers were invited to share Uchi's staff meal on Saturday afternoon...."
"...Lamar), will be located in the suburb of Sunset Valley in the large restaurant buiilding left empty by the County Line's failed Cannoli Joe's Italian dining concept. Uchi Executive Pastry Chef and Director of Culinary Operations Philip Speer will be at the helm..."
"...For example, chef instructor Tim Kartiganer is adding a class entitled Molecular Gastronomy to the fall course schedule at the Culinary Academy of Austin because it is a subject that interests him. When I started searching for practitioners of the innovative food-science techniques here in Austin, all responses steered me toward Uchi pastry chef Philip Speer..."
"...Uchi801 S. Lamar, 916-4808..."
"...The Uchi Group and New Waterloo take Austin on the road, Kendall Melton lands a new gig, and more local bites...."
"...If Philip Speer, culinary director for the Uchi enterprise, handed me a guinea hen and told me I had thirty minutes to prep and cook it, I would turn into a puddle. But that's what separates the competitors of 86'd, an Austin version of Food Network's show Chopped, from the rest of us...."
"...Uchi's citywide 86’d competitions never fail to impress in talent, execution, and entertainment, but the third installment of this event proved to be the most exciting yet...."
"...That's the news, the part you need to – or maybe already do – know: Ben Schwartz of Uchiko defeated Bradley Nicholson of Barley Swine, Murphy Parks of Searsucker, and Lauren Ortiz of Uchi on the field of culinary honor last night at the finale of this year's hardfought Citywide 86'd...."
"...Is it a cliche to say that spirits were high in the moments leading up to the premiere of Top Chef: Texas, which as we all know by now, features Austin culinary luminaries Paul Qui (of Uchi, Uchiko, and East Side King fame) and Andrew Curren (24 Diner)? Well, so be it...."
"...Uchiko4200 N. Lamar #140, 916-4808 Sunday-Thursday, 5-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 5-11pm; happy hour, 5-6:30pm daily www.uchikoaustin.com..."
"...• Late yesterday, the Austin's Uchi Restaurant Group announced the departure of culinary director and executive pastry chef Philip Speer, saying in a press release "Philip Speer has officially resigned from Uchi Restaurant Group. We understand his decision and are grateful for his innumerable contributions and dedication over the last ten years and we wish him success for his future endeavors." Speer joined Uchi in 2005 after jobs in Houston and at both Seven* and Jean-Luc's Bistro..."
"...Tumbleweed is a dry sake, reminiscent of a white wine, and Rising Star is a nigori, unfiltered and boasting tannic structure from the rice sediment. Their sakes are bolder than those of most modern Japanese producers, so the whole line can pair with a variety of food. Anis suggests trying the Whooping Crane with pizza, while Texas Sake Company brewer Brad Buckelew and sales representative Courtney Britt recommend their Rising Star nigori with bleu cheese. Uchi: Dhal Smith..."
"...1) Uchi/Uchiko Chef Tyson Cole won Best Chef of the Southwest Region from the James Beard Foundation, the Uchi Cookbook came out to critical acclaim and massive sales, and Uchi was awarded Best Chef, Best Japanese, and Best Sushi among a slew of other awards in the Chronicle Restaurant Poll. Meanwhile, over at Uchiko, chef Paul Qui is currently appearing on Top Chef: Texas, winning challenges and racking up huge cash prizes; he got his own James Beard Award nomination; "Jar Jar Duck" was named one of Food & Wine's Top 10 dishes of 2011; and Uchiko was named Austin's Best New Restaurant...."
"...I loved her sushi book, and when she told me she would once again be on a national publicity tour and teaching at Central Market, I made sure I was on the reservation list. I also contacted Tyson Cole, executive chef/owner at Uchi (www.uchiaustin.com), to set up an omakase (chef's tasting) dinner after the class for Hiroko and me..."
"...Seasoned restaurant veterans, including an Uchi alum, launched this new kid on this revitalized Eastside block only a month-ish ago. And already, this rebellious Chinese eatery is slammed with trendsetters..."
"...Two of Austin's powerhouse restaurant groups are in the news this week. The Uchi Group made surprising news yesterday when it announced the closing of the St..."
"...The owners of Austin's nationally famous and übersuccessful Uchi expand into the fast-paced Houston restaurant market when their second Uchi location opens this week at 904 Westheimer Rd. We're told the new spot offers signature dishes from both Uchi and Uchiko, under the direction of chef de cuisine Kaz Edwards and pastry chef Monica Glenn, both longtime employees at the local mother ship..."
"...But last Saturday, I was invited out for dinner by my dear friend, that terror of Tarrytown, Jessica McMillen. We went to Uchiko with the rivetingly incorrigible Sandra Manitzas and my old friend Stephen Rice, host of KOOP's OutCast radio show..."
"...Uchi: The Cookbook by Tyson Cole and Jessica Dupuy University of Texas Press, 276 pp., $39.95..."
"...Chocolate pot de crème with vanilla-strawberry salpicon and Champagne sorbet Callie Whigham SpeerPastry chef, parkside Philip SpeerPastry chef, Uchi..."