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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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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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Supporting Black-Owned Business in Houston

Protests are an essential part of implementing change, but they are just one of many ways to be an ally to the black community. Another impactful way you can aid in lifting up the black community is supporting local black-owned businesses. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a round-up of some of the many local businesses here in Houston that you can support to make a difference: Restaurants The Breakfast Klub 3711 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002 Midtown View this post on…

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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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Houston Hotels with Must-Try Restaurants

You're peering into the open refrigerator door staring at cold leftovers, again. Yes, you've mastered a few recipes that have you feeling like a top chef, but maybe it's time to shake things up. Head to one of the hotels listed below for some great lodging accommodations, beginning with a better-than-home-cooked-meal at these chef-driven restaurants. After dinner, who knows? Maybe a dip in a rooftop pool, or a much deserved spa treatment? Maybe you'll bring along that cooped-up furry friend of…

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Good Ol' Texas BBQ? Think Again.

Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the country, which means we have A LOT of good eats to choose from. Take, for example, our BBQ. Bet you thought you knew what good ol’ Texas BBQ looked like. Well, think again… Houston not only delivers on traditional, perfectly smoked meets, but amazing fusion combinations as well. Pinkerton’s Barbecue 1504 Airline Drive, Houston, TX, Heights Located in the northside of Houston, Pinkerton’s uses only wood burning pits cooking their food low and slow…

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