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12 Crawfish Staples in Houston

Crawfish season is an exciting time in Houston. Yes, we Houstonians love our mudbugs and come crawfish season, many establishments around the city serve the tasty creatures Cajun-style or seasoned with Houston’s own viet-cajun flavorings. The appearance of crawfish on menus also coincides with the start of warmer weather perfect for a good crawfish boil. Get ready to dig in at one of these popular places around town. Check out our Crawfish to Go page here New to this boiled crawfish…

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Small Business Spotlight: EaDo

Just a short distance from downtown, the George R. Brown Convention Center, and the Houston Dynamo’s BBVA Compass Stadium, East Downtown (EaDo for short) is a vibrant neighborhood worth visiting. Steeped in history – the area was home to Houston’s first Chinatown – EaDo is filled with thriving restaurants, breweries and shops that showcase Houstons’ unique character. Ready for a visit? Don’t miss these three homegrown EaDo small businesses. View this post on Instagram…

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Houston Hotels with Must-Try Restaurants

You're peering into the open refrigerator door staring at cold leftovers, again. Yes, you've mastered a few recipes that have you feeling like a top chef, but maybe it's time to shake things up. Head to one of the hotels listed below for some great lodging accommodations, beginning with a better-than-home-cooked-meal at these chef-driven restaurants. After dinner, who knows? Maybe a dip in a rooftop pool, or a much deserved spa treatment? Maybe you'll bring along that cooped-up furry friend of…

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Supporting Black-Owned Business in Houston

If you’ve been tuned into the news, chances are you’ve seen the protests sweeping the nation following the tragic and unjust deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. In what is shaping up to already be a whirlwind year, the fight for racial equality and visibility forges on with even more conviction, as over 60,000 Houstonians came together on Tuesday, June 2nd for a march to celebrate the life of Houston-native George Floyd. Protests are an essential part of implementing change, but they…

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Must-Try Soul Food Stops in Houston

Southern by nature, spicy by virtue, and delicious by all standards. Soul food is the ultimate comfort food. The depth of flavors in the seemingly innocuous ingredients is an art form that few can master. Ham hocks, chitterlings, smothered oxtails and mac and cheese, catfish, okra and lima beans round out some of the usual soul food suspects. To bring out the best in Houston soul food, enjoying soul food with friends and family is a must. In fact, families run a number of Houston soul food…

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Meatless Meals Even Carnivores Will Love

Meatless Monday may end up being one of your most flavorful days of the week. Houstonians are spoiled with a bounty of vegetarian options that won’t feel like a substitute for a meaty dish. Our Indian vegetarian cuisine with a tradition going back thousands of years, and our locally-sourced, American-style dishes might make you forget about those fajitas for even longer than 24 hours. Kiran’s 2925 Richmond Ave, Suite 160 Houston, TX 77098, Upper Kirby This spacious, elegant northern Indian…

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Sun’s Out, Buns Out: Happy National Hamburger Day!

With the sun out this summer, it’s only right that you celebrate with your buns out! Hamburger buns that is. To celebrate this traditional American favorite, be sure to visit some of your favorite local restaurants for National Hamburger Day on May 28 with some delicious entrees that you won’t want to miss. Don’t eat beef? No problem! Make sure to also check out their vegan and veggie options. View this post on Instagram Our version of brunch…

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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. Plus…

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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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