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  • January 11, 2013
    Is Houston on your radar in 2013? The New York Times thinks it should be. The newspaper of record ranked Houston No. 7 on its list of the 46 places to go this year. Houston was the only U.S. city in the top 10. NYT writer Ingrid K. Williams had this to say about the city: Houston is probably best known as the Texan center for energy and industry, but it's making a bid to be the state's cultural and culinary capital as well. The Houston Museum District is a formidable coterie of...
  • August 8, 2012
    UPDATE : Oxheart, the intimate tasting menu concept from Justin Yu made the narrowed list of the 10 best new restaurants in the country. Click here for more details. Three local restaurants have made Bon Appetit 's list of the best new places to eat in the nation, tying Houston with Portland for the most spots on the much-lauded roundup. Underbelly , Oxheart (pictured right) and Uchi were all included on the list of best new restaurant nominees. All three opened in the last year under
  • August 3, 2012
    If you're like many, you've probably been swept up in the pride, pageantry and competition of the Olympic Games. And with all of the sweeping shots of London, the coverage is also giving viewers here a touch of British fever. Fortunately there are ways to experience a little bit of across-the-pond culture without leaving Houston. Here's a rundown of some of our favorite British-themed spots around town. Dine at Feast , a classic "nose to tail" restaurant (you're...
  • July 16, 2012
    August is approaching. And Houston food lovers know that's a time for rejoicing. Houston Restaurant Weeks returns next month with more than 100 restaurants participating. The month-long event is designed to bring business to area eateries during a typically slow period and also raise money for the Houston Food Bank. If Houston Restaurant Weeks is new to you, here's how it works: lunches are typically two courses for $20 while dinners are $35 for three courses (a few restaurants do it a
  • 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
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