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  • February 6, 2018
    Laissez les bons temps rouler! You don’t have to be in New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. Houston’s strong cajun influence shines as Mardi Gras festivals, parades, happy hours, and freshly baked king cake take over the town. Grab your krewe and check out our list of the best ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in Houston. Parties and Parades Though it’s just outside Houston, Mardi Gras! Galveston is the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, attracting more...
  • Cupid Crawl Valentine's Day event Credit: Derek Chen
    February 1, 2018
    It doesn’t matter if you’re single or dating, if you want to celebrate V-Day, Houston has something for you. From special Valentine’s Day menus at the city’s top restaurants to bayou cruises and musical performances, the options may tempt even those who prefer to not venture out for the occasion. For Date Night Treat your other half to a decadent flight of Four Roses bourbon paired with chocolate from Cacao & Cardamom at The Little Dipper . Perfect for before or...
  • January 4, 2018
    It seems we make the same resolution to get healthier each new year. But then, we drive past a Shipley’s, Whataburger or our favorite Houston Tex-Mex restaurant and that resolution goes out the window until January of next year. However, for those dedicated to keeping resolutions, Houston has more than enough options to get healthy. Healthy Eating Out Eating healthy no longer means eating boring. Houston has an expansive list of healthy dining options that are just as appetizing as their
  • November 2, 2017
    It’s no secret that LA’s got an excellent food scene, and Houston’s right there with you. Believe it or not, Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the country, which means we’ve got 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… Once you hit Houston city limits, don’t expect to see cowboy hats and horses (though we have plenty of that, too)!...
  • Backstreet Cafe Thanksgiving meal Credit: Backstreet Cafe
    November 2, 2017
    Don’t want to do all the cooking this Thanksgiving? Houston restaurants are ready to lend a hand with Thanksgiving to-go menus ranging from complete meal packages to appealing sides and desserts. Because, hey, you deserve to rest a little. Read on to find out where to stock up on Thanksgiving provisions and make sure to order early since most places have deadlines as early as Nov. 14. George Ranch Historical Park’s old-fashioned cobblers have built a loyal following in town....
  • Xochi dessert Credit: Xochi Facebook Page
    September 15, 2017
    Houston Chronicle food critic, Alison Cook, released her top 100 restaurants picks for 2017 . The much anticipated list, now in its seventh year, includes the best restaurants in town and makes for a great dining guide for Houstonians and visitors alike. This year, the list includes 16 newcomers, including chef Hugo Ortega’s downtown restaurant, Xochi, which took the top spot held by the now closed Oxheart in previous years. Also this year, Cook numerically ranked the top 30 restaurants...
  • Potente Credit: Potente
    August 1, 2017
    If you’ve been waiting to try a new restaurant in town, August is a good month to do it. The start of the month marks the start of Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW), a five-week-long extravaganza of specially priced menus in the city’s top restaurants, all benefiting the Houston Food Bank. Get that belly ready to eat at one of the participating 250 restaurants in Houston and its surrounding areas, which offer two- and three-course menus at set prices. Lunches are $20, brunches are...
  • May 8, 2017
    May 14th is a day to celebrate a special woman in your life – your mother. Houston is filled with great options to spend the day, and here are a few of our picks. A Mother’s Day Brunch Nothing beats taking your mother out for a delicious meal, especially when it’s brunch. Many local restaurants offer excellent specials to start Mother’s Day off right. The Omni Houston Hotel offers an exclusive meal, along with the Houstonian and Hotel Granduca . Sambuca’s...
  • May 3, 2017
    Whether for religious reasons or just a healthier approach to eating, many people are exploring kosher cuisine. There are a number of local restaurants recognized for their authentic fare and they’re keeping alive culinary traditions important to the Jewish community. Ranging from traditional to modern interpretations of classic favorites, these eateries are sure to have an option for the foodie in you. For those not familiar with Jewish cuisine, “kosher” is a Yiddish word...
  • May 2, 2017
    Chef Hugo Ortega is bringing a James Beard medal to Houston. After six nominations for the prestigious James Beard Awards, Ortega was named Best Chef Southwest 2017 last night at a black-tie gala in Chicago. “Oh my goodness, what a moment,” Ortega said upon taking the stage at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He dedicated his award to “the great city of Houston,” his family and staff and concluded by saying: “What can I say? America is beautiful and I’m...
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