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  • Xochi dessert Credit: Xochi Facebook Page
    September 15, 2017
    Houston Chronicle food critic, Alison Cook, released her top 100 restaurants picks for 2017 . The much anticipated list, now in its seventh year, includes the best restaurants in town and makes for a great dining guide for Houstonians and visitors alike. This year, the list includes 16 newcomers, including chef Hugo Ortega’s downtown restaurant, Xochi, which took the top spot held by the now closed Oxheart in previous years. Also this year, Cook numerically ranked the top 30 restaurants...
  • Potente Credit: Potente
    August 1, 2017
    If you’ve been waiting to try a new restaurant in town, August is a good month to do it. The start of the month marks the start of Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW), a five-week-long extravaganza of specially priced menus in the city’s top restaurants, all benefiting the Houston Food Bank. Get that belly ready to eat at one of the participating 250 restaurants in Houston and its surrounding areas, which offer two- and three-course menus at set prices. Lunches are $20, brunches are...
  • Mother's Day Brunch Omni Houston
    May 8, 2017
    May 14th is a day to celebrate a special woman in your life – your mother. Houston is filled with great options to spend the day, and here are a few of our picks. A Mother’s Day Brunch Nothing beats taking your mother out for a delicious meal, especially when it’s brunch. Many local restaurants offer excellent specials to start Mother’s Day off right. The Omni Houston Hotel offers an exclusive meal, along with the Houstonian and Hotel Granduca . Sambuca’s...
  • genesis
    May 3, 2017
    Whether for religious reasons or just a healthier approach to eating, many people are exploring kosher cuisine. There are a number of local restaurants recognized for their authentic fare and they’re keeping alive culinary traditions important to the Jewish community. Ranging from traditional to modern interpretations of classic favorites, these eateries are sure to have an option for the foodie in you. For those not familiar with Jewish cuisine, “kosher” is a Yiddish word...
  • Chef Hugo Ortega
    May 2, 2017
    Chef Hugo Ortega is bringing a James Beard medal to Houston. After six nominations for the prestigious James Beard Awards, Ortega was named Best Chef Southwest 2017 last night at a black-tie gala in Chicago. “Oh my goodness, what a moment,” Ortega said upon taking the stage at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He dedicated his award to “the great city of Houston,” his family and staff and concluded by saying: “What can I say? America is beautiful and I’m...
  • Museum of Natural Science - Tyrannosaurus Rex
    April 28, 2017
    If you wake up to the pitter-patter sound of rain, you may think “there’s nothing to do today.” Although Houston has many excellent outdoor attractions, there are just as exciting opportunities to escape the rain and have fun doing it. Museum-hopping When the weather is wet, it’s a great opportunity to see many of the museums in Houston ! The Houston Museum District includes great options like the Children’s Museum , Museum of Fine Art , Museum of Natural...
  • hugo ortega Credit: hugo ortega
    March 15, 2017
    Chefs Hugo Ortega of Hugo’s , Xochi , and Backstreet Cafe and Jianyun Ye of Mala Sichuan Bistro will represent Houston at the James Beard Awards this May. The two chefs made the final list of nominees in the Best Chef Southwest category of the renowned culinary industry awards. This is the sixth time that Ortega is nominated for the awards and the first for Ye. Houston had a big showing in the first round of nominations last month with six chefs named as semifinalists in the Best Chef...
  • Local Foods Downtown
    March 8, 2017
    Super Bowl LI might be over, but the afterglow shines on and Houstonians are the ones to enjoy a wave of new businesses, many opening up shop Downtown. In the months leading up to the big game, the Central Business District exploded with a dozen new restaurants and bars, many of which center around the bustling Avenida Houston district. Wondering what you might’ve missed? We’ve rounded up the latest additions. Bayou & Bottle The first Texas venture for Richard Sandoval...
  • sweet paris
    February 24, 2017
    Chorizo and egg tacos, fresh French crepes and creme, chicken and waffles...hungry yet? Houston has some of the best breakfast restaurants in the country. We pulled together a list of some of our favorite spots around town to create the ultimate H-Town breakfast guide. Sweet Paris Crêperie & Cafe This Rice Village hotspot offers breakfast fans an authentic taste of France. The menu is the result of careful collaboration with French chefs experimenting with non-traditional ingredients...
  • jci chili
    February 23, 2017
    February 23 is National Chili Day! Texas is known for its traditional take on the spicy beef and chili pepper stew. Chili was even made the official state dish by the Texas Legislature. But leave it to Houston to take the traditional and turn it into something deliciously different. From chili mac and cheese to python snake chili and nationally acclaimed chili dogs, Houston has all your chili bases covered. We put together a list of the best chili creations around Houston. Time to hunker down
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