Game Changer


Game Changer

by John DeMers | Photo: Debora Smail | Houston magazine | April 1, 2013

Brooklyn Athletic Club—purveyor of reconsidered American-esque comfort food, à la meatballs served not with spaghetti but with silky, wide-ribbon pappardelle—is the only Houston restaurant I know that you enter via an obstacle course of lawn sports. That means your appetizer might be croquet, badminton, pétanque, bocce, pingpong or darts, or maybe impromptu blackjack with the owner. Then again, Shepard Ross and his executive chef, Jeff Axline, like to be different.

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The Road, to Salvation

Chef Todd MacDonald; photography by Dominic Perri

The Road, to Salvation

by Gael Greene | Manhattan magazine | April 1, 2013

We’re meeting for dinner at Willow Road. My friend can’t find it. That’s because the neon sign says: “Bar.” Oh… cute. Well, the partners here teethed mostly in the club scene. Maybe that’s why the staff is still so green. I want to spank them already for the greeting at the podium: “You’re the first to arrive,” the young woman begins. “Why don’t you wait at the bar?”

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