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7 Tacos in Houston to Up Your Breakfast Game

Breakfast tacos are a decidedly Texas culinary phenomenon. With roots in the Hill Country around Austin and San Antonio, today the warm tortilla wrapped around eggs and an assortment of meats, cheeses and other ingredients can be found from Beaumont to Laredo. Here in Houston, finding the best places is almost a right of passage. Here are a few spots to check out. El Rey Taqueria For 18 years, El Rey Taqueria has been a staple in Houston, fusing both Mexican and Cuban cuisine. Don’t miss the…

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11 Must-Try Houston Taco Joints

As the most diverse city in the country, Houston and its food culture provide a wide range of regional and international options for every meal. Most notable is our fanatic taco culture. Whether you wake up to a couple of breakfast tacos before a day on the town, enjoy a neighborhood taqueria for lunch, or pick up a plate at a lively taco truck after a night out with friends, you know you're in Houston if you're eating tacos. From authentic to fusion, vegetarian to Tex-Mex, there's always a…

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12 Crawfish Staples in Houston

Oooh wee! It’s that time of year we’ve all been waiting for – crawfish season! The tasty seafood staple isn’t just about pinching tails for seasoned, succulent meat. The appearance of crawfish on menus across Houston signifies the start of warmer weather and outdoor gatherings with family and friends. A good crawfish party is one of the best things to do in Houston during spring break. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular places around town where you can dig in and get your hands on a few…

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Mardi Gras in Houston

Mardi Gras is truly an experience unlike any other, but you don’t have to be in New Orleans to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Festivals, parades, happy hours, and freshly baked king cakes take over H-Town during carnival season, but sometimes you just need to know where to look. Grab your krewe and check out our list of the best ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in Houston. Throw Me Something, Mister – Parades Ready to party? Simply head to Galveston, which is only one hour south of Houston. Visitors to our…

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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. Let…

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Food is the Great Equalizer #BattleOfTheBeans

It started as a 'Battle of the Beans,' with Houston touting our shiny new Anish Kapoor sculpture and Chicago acting Illinois-ed that their Cloud Gate would no longer be the only bean on the block. However, the two cities quickly came to terms when they realized their perfect pairing as two of America's favorite foodie cities. With literally hundreds of world class restaurants, scores of articles in magazines like Food & Wine and Bon Appétit, and 40 James Beard 2018 semifinalists between them…

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Houston in 24 Hours: Sharon from L.A.

With so many ways to enjoy Houston, it can be difficult to figure out how to make the most of your time in the city. Today, we're sharing how Sharon from Los Angeles spent her time seeing some of Houston's best. Who is Sharon? She's a total foodie, loves travel, has a penchant for taking Instragam-worthy photos. Also, she was the winner of our L.A to H-Town sweepstakes (sidenote: her response to our congratulatory e-mail was "ARE YOU SERIOUS???"). FIRST THINGS FIRST We obviously have a huge BBQ…

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Saint Patrick’s Day in Houston

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, a day when those who are Irish celebrate the patron saint of Ireland and those who aren’t technically Irish express their appreciation for all things Irish. Green is worn, beer is had (for those 21+, of course) and sometimes you get pinched. Surely with so many celebrations in Houston, we’ve got the Luck of the Irish in our city. Family-Friendly Festivities McGonigel’s Mucky Duck Pub Saturday, March 17 starting at 11 a.m. It doesn’t get more Irish in Houston…

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Two Houston Chefs Make The Beard Awards Final Cut

Chefs Hugo Ortega of Hugo’s, Xochi, and Backstreet Cafe and Jianyun Ye of Mala Sichuan Bistro will represent Houston at the James Beard Awards this May. The two chefs made the final list of nominees in the Best Chef Southwest category of the renowned culinary industry awards. This is the sixth time that Ortega is nominated for the awards and the first for Ye. Houston had a big showing in the first round of nominations last month with six chefs named as semifinalists in the Best Chef Southwest…

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The Ultimate Houston Breakfast Guide

Chorizo and egg tacos, fresh French crepes and creme, chicken and waffles...hungry yet? Houston has some of the best breakfast restaurants in the country. We pulled together a list of some of our favorite spots around town to create the ultimate H-Town breakfast guide. Sweet Paris Crêperie & Cafe This Rice Village hotspot offers breakfast fans an authentic taste of France. The menu is the result of careful collaboration with French chefs experimenting with non-traditional ingredients such as…

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