Chef + Owners : Brian & Amanda Light

For husband and wife team, Brian and Amanda Light, Ronin is the name for both their new restaurant, as well as their family farm.

The name Ronin comes from the Japanese meaning "wave-men, or samurai with no master." Brian continues to draw from his experiences working for Iron Chef Morimoto at his namesake restaurant in Philadelphia and other award-winning restaurants like Aries in Houston. Amanda grew up in the minor league baseball industry, and then worked in the front of the house of various restaurants. The pair met in a restaurant and have used their respective skill sets to operate Ronin since September 2012. 

The vision at Ronin is to preserve the traditions of Texas gastronomically, as well as culturally. Tradition is important here in the Brazos Valley and being caretakers of that experience is something the Light family takes very seriously. Amanda is a current student at Texas A&M University - Class of 2018 (Whoop!) and Brian is a 2005 graduate of the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management.

The culmination of this vision will be their new restaurant at The Ice House on Main. All meats, poultry, fish, and produce are sourced locally from either Ronin Farm and from other farms and ranches around our great state, as well as the waters that surround our coast. The experience is truly Texas in every way.