Texas Writer David Leftwich Launching New Food Magazine, Sugar and Rice

Sweet. Photo: Sugar & Rice

There’s a burgeoning, underrated food scene in and around the Houston area, and now the Chronicle reports the good news that writer-editor David Leftwich will launch a food and culture magazine called Sugar and Rice this fall that takes on the Gulf Coast. Leftwich will be joined by the crew of Houston Heights restaurant Down House on the new project, which he says is inspired in part by handsome food journals like Swallow and Lucky Peach. The first issue will include a manifesto on unheralded Gulf fish by P.J. Stoops, an essay on the 118-year-old Mexican sparkling-mineral-water company Topo Chico, and a photo essay on an “I-59 Fiesta store.” We can’t wait. Subscriptions will cost around $30 a year for four issues; watch this space for details and more information. [Houston Chronicle, Earlier]