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  • April 5, 2012
    Go Pig! Or Go Home! Doesn't that get you excited? On April 15, Kata Robata , will host the first annual Suckling Pig Throwdown. Thirteen of Houston's top local chefs will come together to take part in this friendly competition for the title of suckling pig champ. The event will benefit Recipe for Success, a nonprofit that helps fight childhood obesity (insert tiny ironic laugh here). Chefs will offer up bites of their pig roasts to attendees who will also get to enjoy signature Kata...
  • March 29, 2012
    It’s been nearly five months since California-based Trader Joe’s announced plans to open its grocer concept in The Woodlands Crossing Shopping Center. In the time since, locals speculated whether the supplier would expand in Houston and, fortunately, the company is ready to put the rumors to rest. By year’s end, Trader Joe’s will add two additional outposts in the Houston market—one in Memorial and another in Montrose. Located at 1440 S. Voss, the Memorial...
  • March 15, 2012
    Houston is the best culinary city in Texas and one of the best in the South. That's according to the readers of Southern Living magazine, who ranked the top ten tastiest towns in the region in a massive, multi-week online poll. Houston came in at No. 6 with 14,321 votes. Readers ranked Lafayette as the No. 1 food city. The contest and the winning cities will be featured in the April issue of Southern Living , out on newsstands next week. In their write-up on Houston, the magazine's...
  • March 14, 2012
    Some of the city's best restaurants are competing in a March Madness bracket-style challenge to determine a top people's choice winner. CultureMap is producing the Last Chef Standing challenge which will culminate in a live tasting event on April 9. The goal of the contest is to increase local awareness for Houston's internationally-recognized culinary scene. Participating restaurants include Samba Grille, Blu Lounge and Restaurant, Ava Kitchen and Whiskey Bar, Alto, Max's...
  • Food Trucks Meet Fine Art in Museum District
    March 13, 2012
    The Houston Museum District is certainly one of the city's most visited neighborhoods. Hundreds and sometimes thousands of people make their way through the museums and cultural institutions that comprise the district each day. But unlike other Houston neighborhoods where great eateries are on every corner, the dining options inside the district are far from plentiful. A new program at the Museum of Fine Art, Houston aims to change that. MFAH is partnering with local food trucks to bring...
  • March 13, 2012
    The Houston Museum District is certainly one of the most visited places in the city. Each day, thousands of people go through at least one of the 18 museums and cultural institutions that comprise the walkable district. But unlike other local neighborhoods that have restaurants on almost every corner, the options for dining inside the Museum District are few. A new program from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston aims to change that. Starting this week, MFAH is working with local food trucks to
  • January 3, 2012
    Houstonians are heading to the city's restaurants in droves. And they're loving what they find there. So says a new survey from the folks at LivingSocial that names Houston the fourth best dining city in the nation. The survey polled 4,000 residents nationwide. Houston ranked just behind No. 1 New York, No. 2 Chicago and No. 3 San Francisco. In state, the Bayou City edged out No. 5 Dallas. And while the average American eats out 4.8 times a week, or about 249 restaurant meals a year,...
  • November 10, 2011
    The highly-anticipated new Phoenicia Specialty Foods officially opened on Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and lots of pita bread! Houston City Council Member James Rodriguez, Downtown Management District Director Bob Eury and others joined the Tcholakian family in opening the new Downtown store, located on the ground floor of the One Park Place residential high-rise. Officials hope the 28,000-square-foot store will become a go-to spot for Downtown residents and workers looking for
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