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Welcome to Our Table
4 months ago

Welcome to Our Table

In this issue, we feature a menu of Rice alumni who are contributing, in myriad ways, to Houston’s reputation as one of America’s most innovative and creative …
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College Food
4 months ago

College Food

In August 2001, my parents rented a van, packed it with clothes, extra-long twin bedding and dorm decorations, and then drove me from Memphis to Houston — where I …
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Greg Gatlin’s Full Plate
4 months ago

Greg Gatlin’s Full Plate

In May, owner and pitmaster Greg Gatlin ’03 got some smokin’ good news — Gatlin’s BBQ scored a spot in Texas Monthly’s “Top 50 Barbecue Joints in Texas” list. The …
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Meat Cute
4 months ago

Meat Cute

When Willet Feng ’06 graduated Rice, he fully intended to put his managerial studies classes to work. But when he moved to Seattle with then-girlfriend Diane Wu ’07, a …
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Heat and Hospitality
4 months ago

Heat and Hospitality

A Nicaraguan who came to the U.S. in 1976 to attend Texas A&M University, Michael Cordúa saw a number of doors close before, at age 27, he opened Churrascos. …
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Tested and Tasted
4 months ago

Tested and Tasted

Nearly two years ago, Jennifer Thai ’05 launched a second career as a baker of healthy treats and muffins — a bold move inspired by her young daughter’s food …
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Finding Her Place in Houston’s Culinary World
4 months ago

Finding Her Place in Houston’s Culinary World

On the way to earning degrees in art and art history, Smith continued to learn about the business while waitressing and working for a catering company. She practiced classical …
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On the Bandvegan
4 months ago

On the Bandvegan

When she was 16, Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram ’09 was diagnosed with hyperglycemia and Type 2 diabetes. Two years later, while at a grocery store, a customer approached her and suggested …
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The Meaning of Pie
4 months ago

The Meaning of Pie

Anne Haynie Collins ’81 earned a civil engineering degree from Rice and worked on the space shuttle for a number of years before shifting to biomedical engineering, rounding out …
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Rice’s Food (R)evolution
4 months ago

Rice’s Food (R)evolution

Twenty years ago, Rice dining manager Julie Bogar was sitting in her office when the phone rang and a voice said: “Julie, the pies are on Main Street.” A …
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