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Meatless Meals Even Carnivores Will Love

Meatless Monday may end up being one of your most flavorful days of the week. Houstonians are spoiled with a bounty of vegetarian options that won’t feel like a substitute for a meaty dish. Our Indian vegetarian cuisine with a tradition going back thousands of years, and our locally-sourced, American-style dishes might make you forget about those fajitas for even longer than 24 hours. Kiran’s 2925 Richmond Ave, Suite 160 Houston, TX 77098, Upper Kirby This spacious, elegant northern Indian…

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A Taste of Houston's Asian Dining

Spicy. Sweet. Tangy. Delicious. Houston’s Asian dining is legit awesome, because we have it all. From Japanese noodle bowls to South Indian dosas and everything in between. Join us on a culinary adventure through some of the city’s most beloved Asian restaurants and food trucks. Qin Dynasty 5115 Buffalo Speedway, Suite 900, Houston, TX 77005, Upper Kirby Located in Houston’s posh Upper Kirby neighborhood, Qin Dynasty melds quality ingredients, a comfortable environment, and a dash of friendly…

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Mother's Day In The Age Of Social Distancing

Just because we are practicing social distancing doesn’t mean we’re allowed to forget about Mother’s Day – and we bet your mom won’t let you forget! While most restaurants and bars are closed in some capacity, many venues have gotten creative with their curbside/delivery ordering. For mom’s special day, check out these Mother’s Day options and inject some creativity into your celebration. Make sure to tag your social media posts with #MissingHOU and show us all the ways you showered Mom with…

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An Outsider’s Guide to Houston’s Asiatown

One of the best things about living in Houston is experiencing the diverse cultures that make up the city’s population of 2.3 million people. Similar to other major U.S. cities, Houston has an area dominated by delicious Asian restaurants, exotic shopping and fun cultural experiences. This area, colloquially known as “Chinatown,” is by no means limited to only Chinese influence. Cultural influences in this part of Houston are from Vietnam, India, Pakistan, China, Korea, Malaysia and more. Plus…

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14 Houston Semi-finalists Make 2020 James Beard Nominee List

It’s that time of year again when the James Beard Foundation (a.k.a the Oscars of the culinary world) announces the semifinalists for its Restaurant and Chef Awards and in 2020, and Houston didn’t disappoint. These semi-finalists will be whittled down to finalists on March 25. The James Beard Awards are set for May 4 in Chicago. Check out the full list of Houston-based semi-finalists below: Best Chef: Texas (new category) Dawn Burrell, Kulture Manabu Horiuchi, Kata Robata Anita Jaisinghani…

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Your Guide to March 2019

** NOTE: Please verify all dates and times of events with hosts, as most large-scale events have been postponed or cancelled due to health-related safety concerns** Your Houston agenda is sure to be packed in March as the city hosts a slew of fun festivals and events, including the popular Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. With so many options, you may wonder how you’ll find the time to experience these must-do activities. We’re here to help you choose! Check out our guide to Houston in March…

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Bobby Heugel

Owner, Anvil Bar and Refuge James Beard-nominated Bobby Heugel has forever changed the way Houstonians look at libations. The native Houstonian bartended his way through college and developed a drink program that highlighted quality spirits and fresh ingredients while earning a Master's degree in Inter-Cultural Communication. After college, Heugel continued to pursue the craft, turning out creative cocktails at Benjy's and Beaver's Ice House, before launching Montrose's Anvil Bar and Refuge…

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Bryan Caswell

Chef/Owner of Reef, Little Bigs and El Real Tex-Mex Cafe Staying true to his Gulf Coast roots, Chef/Owner Bryan Caswell imparts his love for fishing and the ocean in his seasonally-changing, award-winning Reef restaurant. Diners love the spot's refined blend of locally-grown produce and use of Third-Coast-caught seafood, as do foodies on the national stage. He has expanded his restaurant empire with Little Bigs and El Real Tex-Mex Cafe. Caswell has been named a Finalist for a James Beard Award…

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Chris Shepherd

Chef/Owner, Underbelly Midwest-raised Chef Chris Shepherd spent weekends as a child scouring farms throughout Oklahoma in search of straight-from-the-vine tomatoes, fresh corn and peas. He left boundary-pushing Catalan restaurant to open Underbelly in March 2012, featuring locally-sourced food inspired by the ethnic diversity of Houston. The Art Institute-alum and former Executive Sous Chef-turned-Sommelier of Brennan's brings his farm-to-table passion to fruition at the new spot, which was…

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Grant Gordon

Executive Chef, Tony's In 2010, Houston native Grant Gordon took over as executive chef of Tony's at the age of 24-parlaying his experience and skills into the top job at one of the city's most venerated restaurants and earning him a position on Forbes' 30 under 30 list. Gordon graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and proceeded to hone his skills at restaurants in New York, Napa Valley and Austin before returning to his hometown. Clearly a quick study, the chef…

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