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Top Chef Selects Houston to Host Season 19

With a focus on celebrating culture and diversity, the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning culinary competition Top Chef selects Houston (ranked the nation’s most diverse city) for its series’ 19 th season. The series, produced by Magical Elves, will premiere on Bravo in 2022. A new batch of talented chefs will be challenged all over the city, and host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, and judge Gail Simmons will all be back to crown the next Top Chef . Hosting Top Chef is a prime example…

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9 Jewish Restaurants in Houston that Will Convince You to Keep Kosher

Need a nosh? Houston has a variety of local restaurants serving authentic, kosher-certified fare. For those not familiar with Jewish cuisine, “kosher” is a Yiddish word that means “suitable,” “pure,” and disease-free. However, the kosher restaurants in Houston are not always your bubbe’s traditional Jewish eats, which is always delicious, but also exciting takes on ethnic cuisine too. From mouth-watering steaks to Chinese and Middle Eastern delicacies, even pizza, the menus aim to please. So…

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10 Reservations to Make During Houston Restaurant Weeks

Need another reason to dine at your favorite restaurant or try a new one in town? You’re in luck because August marks the start of Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW), a five-week-long event where participating restaurants offer prix fixe menus and a portion of the proceeds benefit The Houston Food Bank. From August 1 through September 6 (Labor Day), participating restaurants will donate $1 from the $20 lunch and brunch menus, $3 from the $35 dinner menus and $5 from the $49 dinner menus. With more…

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8 Reasons Why Donuts Are Better in Houston

Donuts. What a beautiful creation they are. It's like dessert for breakfast. They come in dozens of variations, are beautiful enough to post pictures of, and of course, they taste amazing. Almost every Texan has been to Shipleys, but there are dozens of exquisite specialty shops in and around Houston. Many of these shops have their own unique flair, so you will have to decide what matters most to you. We’ve put together a small list to help you get started on the quest for your new favorite…

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Sun’s Out, Buns Out: Happy National Hamburger Day!

With the sun out this summer, it’s only right that you celebrate with your buns out! Hamburger buns that is. To celebrate this traditional American favorite, be sure to visit some of your favorite local restaurants for National Hamburger Day on May 28 with some delicious entrees that you won’t want to miss. Don’t eat beef? No problem! Make sure to also check out their vegan and veggie options. Courtesy of @burgerjointhtx on Instagram The Burger Joint Known as “The Best Burger in Houston,” this…

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How to Celebrate Mother's Day in Houston

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 9. How are you celebrating? Houston is filled with options to spend the day. Here are a few of our picks to help you plan. Watch a Performance If mom loves the performing arts, what better way to celebrate than by returning to Miller Outdoor Theatre? On Mother’s Day weekend (May 7 and 8), the Houston Ballet will perform live with the Houston Ballet Orchestra for the first time in over a year. Get your free tickets for the seated section online or pack up a…

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Your Guide to April

April has arrived, spring is in full force and Houston is buzzing with activities. You’ll find Easter festivities, baseball, performing arts, and opportunities to get outside. Courtesy of @houstongalleria on Instagram Bunny Photo Experience at The Galleria Apr. 1 – 4 If there’s one piece of family nostalgia that makes for great laughs, it’s Easter bunny pictures. From a funny looking bunny to kid’s faces, Easter photos are a must-do holiday activity. For a safe and planned experience head to…

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Picnicking in Houston's Great Outdoors

Hibernation from the brutally cold winter is over and it’s time to enjoy being outside. After one of the coldest winters in recent memory, we’re in need of some fresh air picnicking. With so much great food in Houston, what better way to savor it than the great outdoors? Levy Park Courtesy of @levyparkhouston on Instagram Want a spot to spread out with your family? Look no further than Levy Park. Complete with a splash pad, climbing walls and numerous jungle gyms, families can spend a full day…

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Guest Blog: Saint Arnold Beer Garden

HEY, Y’ALL! It’s us, Saint Arnold Brewing Company taking over this blog on Visit Houston. We have a pretty important thing we need your help with. 🙏 Our beloved Saint Arnold Beer Garden is up for USA TODAY’s award for Best Beer Garden in America. We know we should win, and you know we should win, but it’s probably a good idea to let everyone else know why we should win… so, that’s basically why we’re writing this lil blog entry. Hope you see it and drop us a vote. #love Who are we? Or…

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10 Pizzas You Need

Thin crust, deep dish, Neapolitan, hand tossed, New York-style, Sicilian, the options for pizza are endless. Some days you just need to order a pizza, unwind and enjoy the symphony of fresh ingredients bubbling on delicious bread. Houston has every type of pizza you can imagine, so we’ve rounded up some of our top picks for maximum pizza pleasure. Courtesy of @starpizzahoustontx on Instagram Star Pizza 77 Harvard Street Neighborhood: The Heights Star Pizza has been cranking out pies since 1976…

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