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Nobie’s, The Toasted Coconut, Quiote, Nonno’s Family Pizza Tavern

Houston native Martin Stayer trained at the former Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, before starting his cooking career back in H-Town, under chef Scott Tycer at Aries. He then headed to Chicago, where he worked with the late chef Homaro Cantu at the Michelin Star-awarded Moto. Upon returning to Houston, he and wife Sara opened Nobie’s, a neighborhood restaurant inspired by his grandmother and featuring locally grown and raised fare. His newest restaurant, Nonno’s Family Pizza Tavern, was named the Pizza Joint of the Year by Esquire

Generously supported by Chuck and Vanessa Ames