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  • January 16, 2019
    With its eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, art galleries, and bars, Montrose is a unique Houston destination. Founded in 1911, this neighborhood in the heart of the city is also home to some of Houston’s most exciting eateries, including several that along with their chefs have earned national acclaim. But with all that variety comes difficulty in choosing where to have your next meal. #FirstWorldProblems Don’t sweat it. We’ve mapped out an entire day of eating in Montrose...
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    December 26, 2018
    What better day to celebrate National Champagne Day than on December 31st! It’s officially the best day of the year to enjoy bubbly! While there are plenty of events going on for NYE you can celebrate the day of champagne in a more low key way at various spots around town. The Dunlavy The Dunlavy is a beautiful space with floor to ceiling windows right on the banks of Buffalo Bayou. To celebrate champagne, try the seasonal cheese tray with options from Houston Dairy Maids, served with...
  • December 19, 2018
    Whether you drink it hot or cold or enjoy the flavor in a cupcake or other treat, eggnog is the unofficial flavor of the holiday season! Eggnog is a traditional drink typically made with a mixture of eggs, cream or milk, seasonings like cinnamon or nutmeg and sometimes with alcohol. We’ve found a few eggnog sweet treats and drinks around Houston to try out and also have tips for creating your own special drink at home! Eggnog Sweets & Sips At Bosscat Kitchen & Libations check out...
  • December 12, 2018
    Tamales for the holidays is a true Houston (and Texas) tradition. It’s almost like having mom’s favorite Turkey at Thanksgiving - we just can’t go without it! From traditional pork, to brisket, jalapeño and even a “sweet” flavor, there is no shortage of tamale options in the Houston area. Molina’s Cantina Molina’s Cantina (first known as Old Monterrey) was one of the first Mexican restaurants in Houston back in 1941 and the tamale tradition...
  • Dish Society French Toast Credit: Kimberly Park
    November 27, 2018
    You can’t beat a breakfast/brunch favorite that includes cinnamon, bread, powdered sugar and maple syrup. National French Toast Day is a slice of heavenly goodness! From classic to creative Houston restaurants are serving up french toast favorites all over town. Dish Society Dish Society has a standout French Toast offering. The Nutella French Toast is three pieces of whole grain bread, dredged, pan-fried and topped with Nutella, fresh fruit and powdered sugar. Available weekdays at...
  • November 15, 2018
    Santa approved and elf tested, Houston is home to 20+ local breweries and many feature richly spiced brews to celebrate the holiday season. From gingerbread to chocolate/coffee and even Christmas tree flavored, local breweries are churning out some really cool seasonal beer selections you have to try. Buffalo Bayou Brewing For most of the world, Christmas comes once a year but BUFF brew knows that Santa comes whenever he likes, bearing gifts of fantastic flavor. Gingerbread Stout is a sweet,
  • November 8, 2018
    Don’t want to do all the cooking this Thanksgiving? Many 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, too. Read on for our favorite “Houston Style” Thanksgiving to-go menus and make sure to order fast; some places have deadlines as early as Nov. 14. Make it easy Houston’s New York-style deli Kenny & Ziggy’s offers a...
  • Coltivare spaghetti Credit: Julie Soefer
    November 1, 2018
    Houston has amazing restaurants to choose from, but if you need to avoid gluten, dining out can require some homework. Have no fear! We’ve rounded up some of the city’s best places to grab a gluten-free meal. From traditional to unique, eating gluten-free doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste. Baba Yega The Montrose institution, Baba Yega, may be best known for brunch, but they have an extensive lunch and dinner menu too. There are 15+ gluten-free menu items available...
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake at Ohh La La Credit: Dragana Harris
    October 26, 2018
    It is fall in Houston and that means football, (sometimes) cooler weather and pumpkins galore! Houston restaurants are joining in on the pumpkin obsession. From sweet treats to the main course, chefs in Houston are not shy when it comes to experimenting with pumpkin - and boy are we glad. October 26th is National Pumpkin Day, here is a few places where you can celebrate. Savory Pumpkin Finds Common Bond Cafe and Bakery Common Bond Cafe and Bakery has all sorts of pumpkin flavored treats
  • October 19, 2018
    One of the best things about Houston is the rich and diverse cultures present all across our city. We are a city for everyone! In true Texas style Houston celebrates everything in a big way, including festivals. There are plenty of cultural festivals this fall to give you a taste of other traditions and, of course, the way they like their food. Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican Fest 2018 October 27, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm This popular festival is done each year in Downtown Houston to support
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