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THE RIEL PROJECT…

Judging by what I know of Ryan, he’s definitely a chef (a damn good one at that) and from what I’ve been told, he’s also a former hockey player… both of which probably make him at least slightly masochistic… so he’s an anomaly. I’m going with (d) all of the above. Before deciding …

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Oui Chef… Richard Knight

Richard Knight is, without a doubt, one of the most genuine, charming and witty people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. He’s also one of our chefs for our upcoming Salty Supper Nº2 this Sunday supporting us as we raise awareness and encourage holistic conservation for the Gulf Coast via our non-profit, the Southern Salt Foundation. Fun fact, …

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IT’S ALL PART OF THE EXPERIENCE HONEY…

Last night at our new year’s eve celebration at Reef a friend asked me, with a straight face, how we managed to do it all. We get that question a lot. Time after time, once I finish laughing, I try to explain the best way I can. I relate our …

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OUÍ CHEF… EDWARD LEE

Edward Lee or just Ed as Bryan and I refer to him, is one of our closer friends in the restaurant industry. A friend we both admire and respect tremendously. Bryan met him well before I did when Ed roped him into a beer chugging wager against a group of college guys at …

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Salty Supper Nº2… Southern Salt Foundation

You may have followed our adventures in our new-ish non-profit we started last year, Southern Salt Foundation. We had our second fundraiser, Salty Supper Nº2, last Sunday. Four award winning celebrity chefs joined Bryan in the kitchen at Reef for an evening filled with fun, food, wine, cocktails, art and …

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Books and Bites with John Currence

Our friend and chef extraordinaire, John Currence, is on his way to Houston for part of a book tour featuring his recent cookbook. Obviously we are excited to see him, but even more so, I cannot wait to try some of these yummy recipes that will be featured tonight! Sorry …

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Under Pressure…

Bryan and I are Queen addicts. I credit my love for this epic band to my dad’s musical education as I was growing up. I can’t remember a road trip across the grand ole state of Texas without him blaring a Queen album. I’m pretty sure I was the only 8 year old in my …

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S.O.S. Please someone help me

So a few weeks ago, on Tuesday, August 30th, we finally embarked on a trial exploration of our project. Leading up to our trip, we constantly discussed our plan and plotted our course deciding to dock in six different ports over two days, starting in Galveston, stopping in Port Alto, …