“Tables and chairs are expensive,” says Ryan Lachaine.
That sobering realization about opening his own restaurant didn't stop the chef, then a sous-chef at Reef in Houston, from finally striking out on his own and making Riel a reality.
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This is the first restaurant for Lachaine after a year in the making, and it’s debuting in the hip Montrose neighborhood of Houston next Tuesday, January 3. “I’ve always opened up restaurants with other guys, but this is the first time I'm doing it on my own,” says Lachaine.