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Good Morning, Los Angeles! We at Visit Houston struck up a friendly wager with Discover L.A. over the outcome of the 2017 MLB championship. The winner would take over the opponent’s social media pages for one day. And while we've got nothing but respect for the Dodgers, H-Town finally knows what it feels like to win the World Series! Don’t worry, y'all. We promise to be good sports! After all, when the season is over, at the end of the day, Houston and L.A. really have a lot in common. Come…

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H-Town Guide to 2017 World Series Specials

For the first time since 2005, the Houston Astros are gearing up for the World Series. Read on for tasty food and drink specials unique to the World Series. Just one more thing to celebrate! Xochi Set in Downtown’s Marriott Marquis Houston, Xochi (pronounced so-chee) represents another creative endeavor from James Beard award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega. Special during the series, enjoy a Houston Strong Margarita, Astros Alphabet (Diplomatic Venezuelan Rum (for Altuve), Calvados, Mezcal Vago…

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Must-See Houston Rockets Home Games of 2017-2018

With the NBA season starting tomorrow, our hometown Houston Rockets are gearing up for one of the fiercest seasons in recent memory. A wild summer full of trades and free-agent signings have shifted the basketball landscape and hopefully, in favor of Clutch City. One of the most surprising moves of the off-season is the trade that brings perennial all-star point guard, Chris Paul to the Rockets. Pairing Paul with James Harden is bound to bring even more excitement to the hardwood; though, one…

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Still Don’t Know Where To Watch Super Bowl LI? Try These 5 Spots

Still unsure of where to watch the Super Bowl in Houston? While many prefer to watch the game in the comfort of their home, some of you may be looking to join other fans this Sunday -- and Houston has plenty of options to offer. We’ve gathered and handful of top options, from sports bars to breweries, to help you decide. 8th Wonder Brewery, one of Houston’s many craft breweries, has been celebrating all week for Super Bowl LI. On Sunday, it’ll host Wonder Bowl, a free event that’s sure to pack…

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Torchy’s Tacos and Shake Shack Coming to Minute Maid Park

The Houston Astros announced yesterday that Torchy’s Tacos and Shake Shack would be available to fans at Minute Maid Park in 2017. Last season, it was announced that Minute Maid Park’s center field wall, affectionately nicknamed “Tal’s Hill” would be removed and scaled back to make way for new seating and restaurant options. The wildly popular restaurants have been Houston fast food favorites since opening this past year. “We couldn’t think of a better partner for our first venture into baseball…

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Largest Climbing Gyms in the U.S. Coming to Houston

The Washington Avenue Arts District will soon feature one of the largest bouldering gyms in the world. Momentum Silver Street’s 40,000 square foot indoor climbing gym will open in summer 2017 along with a 36,000 square foot facility in Katy. Located in the heart of Houston’s up-and-coming arts district, Momentum Silver Street is surrounded by artist studios, residential lofts, local dining options like Julep, B&B Butchers, and the Holler craft beer brewery. The Houston location was chosen as…

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Texans Open 2016 Season with New Stadium Food

Houston Texans and NRG Park officials announced stadium renovations and new food and beverage options just in time for Super Bowl LI in Houston. Along with stadium-wide WiFi and a new artificial turf field, local chefs presented a variety of new Houston-centric dishes and beverages that will be offered throughout the season. Ronnie Killen (Killen’s Barbecue, Burgers, and Steakhouse) and Chris Shepherd (Underbelly) presented their new dishes alongside Aramark’s latest menu additions. Ronnie…

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The Last Minute Houston Mother’s Day Guide

Mother’s Day is fast approaching (May 8) and it looks like you still don’t have a gift for one of the most important women in your life. Be honest, that’s the main reason you’re reading this. Lucky for you, Houston has a wide range of events around town that could be the perfect fit for a memorable date with mom. We've highlighted a few of our favorite options but you can find a complete list here. Brunches and Dinners The culinary and cultural capital of the South has quite the brunch and…

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Final Four by the Numbers

The 2016 Houston Final Four festivities downtown and at NRG Park left an indelible mark on the city and its place as a leading U.S. travel destination. From record-breaking event attendance to millions of dollars spent locally, Houston's Final Four was a slam dunk. Let’s do the numbers: 149,845 The two-session Final Four attendance was the second-highest attendance in Men’s Final Four history. 74,340 The championship game attendance was also the second-highest in championship game history…

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Biggio’s Sports Bar Set to Open this Fall

Astros fans rejoice. Houston baseball legend Craig Biggio announced yesterday that his sports bar Biggio’s is set to open across from Minute Maid Park this November. The two-level restaurant will be a part of the new Marriott Marquis hotel and convention district downtown. Biggio’s menu is fit for foodies as well as sports fans. The upscale sports bar plans on offering high quality steaks, burgers, and wings as well as local craft beers, wines, and cocktails. Diners can watch all the big games…

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