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Zain Bidiwala
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Houston Chefs Share Holiday Recipes... LIVE!

The holiday season is here and not a moment too soon. To get your creative culinary muscles warmed up, we've partnered with four of Houston's most popular chefs and bartenders to take over our Facebook Live and demo their favorite festive recipes. From sides and secret salsas, to feasts and sweet treats, we're gearing up for a tasty time! Oh, and adult beverages. Several Many adult beverages. Don't we deserve it? YUP. #2020 Take a peek at the plans and which culinary kings and queens are…

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A Taste of Freedom: Mandela at HMH + Peli Peli

Now on view at Holocaust Museum Houston through January 3, 2021, Mandela: Struggle for Freedom explores the earthshaking fight for justice and human dignity in South Africa – and its relevance to issues of today. Visitors of all ages can experience the tiny cell where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison, take a stand in front of a giant 22-foot long by 9-foot tall armored vehicle, make a virtual protest poster on a digital light table, or enter a secret apartment for freedom…

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Houston Restaurant Weeks 2020: Takeout and To-Go Options

UPDATE, 8/31/2020: Houston Restaurant Weeks has been extended through the month of September! Houston Restaurant Weeks 2020 has landed and our tastebuds have never been more excited! Given the ongoing call for staying home and staying safe, restaurants around the area have opted to offer their HRW menus for takeout and to-go for the first time ever. Browse the selections below and pick one (or, a few) to support this month. A portion of all proceeds goes to benefit the Houston Food Bank and…

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11 Must-Try Houston Taco Joints

As the most diverse city in the country, Houston and its food culture provide a wide range of regional and international options for every meal. Most notable is our fanatic taco culture. Whether you wake up to a couple of breakfast tacos before a day on the town, enjoy a neighborhood taqueria for lunch, or pick up a plate at a lively taco truck after a night out with friends, you know you're in Houston if you're eating tacos. From authentic to fusion, vegetarian to Tex-Mex, there's always a…

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Your Guide: Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2018

There are a myriad of reasons why people love watching movies. Some people use movies as an escape from reality, while others enjoy realistic reflection of decades past. Depending on the viewer and the content, movies can evoke feelings of joy, love, sorrow, anger or even confusion. To honor films, the creative minds behind them and showcase this storytelling medium, the Houston Cinema Arts Society is hosting the 10 th Houston Cinema Arts Festival from Nov. 8 – 12. However, the festival once…

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Experience a Rockets Game this Season

The NBA season is back and now it's your chance to get in on the action. With the addition of several key players, most notably Carmelo Anthony, our Rockets have their eyes set on one thing: bringing a championship back to Houston for the first time since 1995. This season is set to be one of the most exciting in recent memory, as a stacked Western Conference is going to put up a tough fight. Though, if there's one thing we saw from the Rockets last year - they aren't going to be intimidated by…

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Glamping at The Texas Renaissance Festival

After scarfing down funnel cakes and turkey legs all day at the Texas Renaissance Festival, the first thing on any festival-goer’s mind is a nap. Rather than packing in and heading home, our suggestion is to pitch a tent at the festival. Spend a night under the stars at The Fields of New Market Campground and be one of the first in line for the next day’s activities at the fair. Back in the early days of the campground, it was not the most glamorous affair; though, now armed with showers and…

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Texans Home Games for the 2018 Season

Ready, set, hike! The 2018 NFL season officially begins today and you know what that means... the Texans are back in town! This upcoming season has Houston in a buzz, given that promising young quarterback Deshaun Watson is back on the field with his team after an early exit last year, due to injury. It's safe to say that our team won't be holding anything back as they look to win the NFC South for the fifth time ever and leave a mark on the season. With eight games at NRG Stadium, you have no…

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Chicago, We Have a Problem. Beans Like Houston Better.

A little background on our feud with Choose Chicago: Houston now has it's own "bean" (Cloud Column), located at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Our friends at Choose Chicago are trying to prove that their bean (Cloud Gate) is better. They are wrong. Nevertheless, they sent us a little gift package welcoming our "newborn" bean; even though, our bean was actually sculpted first... and, is better. Obviously. Well, being that we are super-hospitable, we decided to take Chicago Bean on a tour of…

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