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About greensandbeans

this blog focuses on the trials & tribulations of the culinary evolution and explorations in the kitchen. it is also an open forum to discuss food ideas, techniques & most of all to expose the "happenings" and discoveries that are occurring in our very own backyard. "feedin my dreams by eatin greens & beans"... cheers, randy rucker

12/15 & 12/16 @ 907 franklin street (downtown)

join me for a two-night run in mid december where i will be cooking out of the kitchen at 907 franklin street in downtown houston.  the evening will consist of 17 courses that will showcase wild & cultivated ingredients from … Continue reading

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3rd coast patio oyster roast

Randy Rucker & Eoghan L. Dillman Invite you to kick off  Lights in the Heights at KABOOM BOOKS (3116 Houston ave) SAT. DECEMBER 8th 2p-8p 3rd Coast Patio Oyster Roast Featuring Chef Rucker shucking raw & roasting Galveston Bay Oysters … Continue reading

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11/16 & 11/17 at gratifi in support of houston beer week

This beer dinner involves five courses with craft beer pairings for $65/person. Renowned Gulf Coast chef Randy Rucker will prepare “Third Coast Cuisine” paired with special Texas craft beers from Buffalo Bayou Brewing, Independence Brewing and Saint Arnold. Randy Rucker … Continue reading

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10/27 & 10/28 another two night run at 4411 montrose

it’s that time of year when the leaves turn & air becomes cooler. that time of year to celebrate products that warm the soul from the inside out. the perfect time to enjoy oysters, venison, mushrooms, flounder, squash & other … Continue reading

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2 night run @ 4411 montrose on sept 13-14

“TESTING THE WATERS” overview… please join me as i make my return to houston for a 2 night run at 4411 montrose.  each night will consist of  a multi-course dinner showcasing several traditional & untraditional applications of the gold harvested … Continue reading

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when the wine comes first…

SOMMELIER WILLIAM MEZNARICH | CHEF RANDY RUCKER | AUGUST 4, 3:00PM, 2012 ______________________________________________________________________________ CA’ DEL BOSCO “CUVÉE PRESTIGE” NV, FRANCIACORTA, ITALY (MAGNUM) quail eggs marinated in sweet tea ______________ JOH. JOS. PRÜM WEHLENER SONNENUHR RIESLING SPÄTLESE 2010, MOSEL, GERMANY (MAGNUM) … Continue reading

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finding the silver lining…

Now that the news is out that restaurant conat will no longer be located at 5219 caroline street I thought I might shed some light on the future of the concept & myself.  Its been an interesting couple of months … Continue reading

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the texas morel trail

those of you who know me know that i get a certain fever around spring time in texas.  that fever is what i call morel fever and for the first time i found the cure….. these were harvested 20 miles … Continue reading

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sunday february 26 @ 13 Celsius

Join us on Sunday 2.26 as we pair up with talented staff of 13 Celsius for an intimate evening of eating & drinking.  Chefs Randy Rucker & Chris Leung of restaurant conāt (opening in spring 2012) will compose a menu showcasing … Continue reading

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UMAMI dinner at Kata Robata

Photos taken by Margaret Lee of Love Lee Photography KATA ROBATA TEAMS UP WITH HIGH PROFILE CHEFS TO KICK OFF UMAMI DINNER SERIES November 15, 2011 – With winter around the corner and the holidays fast-approaching, culinary camaraderie is in … Continue reading

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