In June of 2015 I accepted a position with PaperCity, a 21-year-old publication with offices in Houston and Dallas. It’s been busy since then … so busy that Mise en place and The Brockhaus have had to take a backseat to my duties at PaperCity. I hold the title of Features and Digital Editor, and I love the work. It’s introduced me to scores of interesting people doing great things (and that includes my colleagues), afforded me the opportunity to sit down with John Varvatos and Anthony Bourdain, among many other unique individuals, and is allowing me to tell some great stories about places and things I love.


Tom Ford works on the set of “A Single Man.” (Courtesy Tom Ford)

I’ve asked Tom Ford about his life and loves and son, and I’ve shared some Balvenie with Anthony Bourdain. I’ve introduced readers to some good wines and dishes, and I’ve made some friends along the way. And there’s more, much more, to come.


Anthony Bourdain relaxes in Les Halles in 2004. (Robert DiScalfani photo)

I‘m happy to announce that The Brockhaus will be back in action on May 7th; it’ll be a seven-course tasting menu, and will include provisions from DR Delicacy. Think chanterelles, morels, perhaps a bit of caviar. Diane Roederer, the owner of DR Delicacy, is hosting the dinner, and I look forward to working with her. I am putting the menu together now, and will be posting the details on Facebook soon. Mark your calendars and save the date.

Wine talk

The Brockhaus takes the Houston Heights, 2015.