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10 Reservations to Make During Houston Restaurant Weeks

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 200 restaurants in Houston and its surrounding areas, which offer two- and three-course menus at set prices. Lunches are $20, brunches are $22, and dinners…

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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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Sizzling Fajita Roundup

Fajitas are without a doubt a Houston staple with a long, delicious history in the Lone Star State. But where can you find Houston’s best fajitas, worthy of a drive across town to satiate your craving? Let’s check out some of the Bayou City’s most popular, crave-worthy bites of skirt steak. El Tiempo 2814 Navigation Blvd. Houston, TX 77003, East of Downtown Started by the same family who established next-door Ninfa’s on Navigation, El Tiempo continues to serve “Mama Ninfa’s-inspired” recipes…

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A Taste of Houston's Asian Dining

Spicy. Sweet. Tangy. Delicious. Houston’s Asian dining is legit awesome, because we have it all. From Japanese noodle bowls to South Indian dosas and everything in between. Join us on a culinary adventure through some of the city’s most beloved Asian restaurants and food trucks. Qin Dynasty 5115 Buffalo Speedway, Suite 900, Houston, TX 77005, Upper Kirby Located in Houston’s posh Upper Kirby neighborhood, Qin Dynasty melds quality ingredients, a comfortable environment, and a dash of friendly…

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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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Houston Ice Houses: Find Your New Favorite

Ice houses have a special place in Texas history. In the early 1900s, nearly every Texas town had one of these establishments, which sold ice blocks for home ice boxes. But with the advent of electrical refrigerators, ice houses evolved into small convenience stores of sorts, and eventually became neighborhood gathering places where patrons could stop for an ice cold beer and conversation. While many ice houses have disappeared, Houston still has a number of these establishments – some old, some…

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Houston's Most Instagram-Worthy Restaurants

Have you had enough Instagram envy this summer? Well, it ends now! It’s your turn to set out on an adventure and capture some of Houston’s most photogenic restaurants and bars. Present Company opened its’ doors to the city in July of 2018 must to the delight of the most avid Instagram users! Orange couches, light blue tables, chandeliers. Every corner of this restaurant will force you to take out your phone and capture at least one element of this new Houston hotspot. Walk in and allow the…

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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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Even After The Storm, Houston Chefs Continue To Help Rebuild

Eat, Drink and Help Houston Chefs Rebuild After Harvey As soon as the rains from Hurricane Harvey stopped, Houston chefs sprung into action to feed Houstonians who needed it. In those moments after the storm, Houston’s food community became one big restaurant working feverishly to provide comfort through meals, delivering them in Houston and beyond to cities also affected by Harvey. From first responders to medical staffs to volunteers to families displaced by the hurricane, chefs from all types…

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