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  • July 10, 2018
    We can say thank you to one of our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, for introducing “potatoes, fried in a French manner” to America in 1802. French fries have been near and dear to our hearts ever since. We’ve made them in all shapes and sizes, dipped them in sauces galore, and made entire meals out of them. Let’s celebrate this diverse and universal food on National French Fry Day – Friday, July 13th . Oh My Gogi Korean and Mexican flavors come together for...
  • July 3, 2018
    It’s Texas and that means fried everything, right? The OG of fried foods gets its own day to celebrate all of the juicy flavors it brings to our taste buds - National Fried Chicken Day on Friday, July 6 th . We’re in luck because Houston’s options to properly celebrate aren’t too shabby! Here are some of our top picks to help you decide where to indulge. Lee’s Fried Chicken & Donuts In a hurry? Lee’s Fried Chicken & Donuts, located in The...
  • Roka Akor Grill Credit: Mai Pham
    June 27, 2018
    Summer is here, and with it comes the chance to indulge in one of America’s favorite culinary pastimes: grilling. And while you can definitely indulge in traditional American steaks or burgers in Houston, the city’s wonderful diversity means that there are also a plethora of international dining options. For National Grilling Month this July, here are seven spots to sample delicious grilling from around the world. The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation Cuisine : Tex-Mex Legend...
  • June 19, 2018
    Join City Acre Brewing (and all of their avid beer drinking fans) to celebrate its two-year anniversary on Saturday, June 30 th . From 12 – 4 p.m., the brewery will be alive with yard games on the acre of wooded land the brewery boasts plus music, a spectacular backyard cookout buffet from Chef Rick Kelsay, and a rotating menu of brand-new specialty beers. In addition to the shady, breezy acre’s worth of outdoor seating, City Acre’s air-conditioned taproom will be open for...
  • June 14, 2018
    More than 500,000 people are expected to pack downtown Houston and surrounding areas to celebrate Houston Pride 2018 on June 23 rd . Are you one of them? We've got you covered! From brunch to dinner and drinks, we’ve got a few stops for you to hit up while you are in Downtown (or near) to refuel and keep the celebration going. Hamburger Mary’s We don’t have to tell you Hamburger Mary’s is THE place to visit to celebrate Pride. Hamburger Mary's is sponsoring...
  • June 11, 2018
    It’s the ultimate comfort food. Soul Food is like a combination of cajun and comfort and everything good in-between. You can expect menu items like Ham hocks, chitterlings, smothered oxtails and mac and cheese, okra and lima beans. But, for soul food, it’s not just about the food - it’s about family and getting together with friends. Most of the best soul food stops in Houston are run by families who work together to bring the best of the best to your plate. For National...
  • Bosscat Kitchen Whiskey Drink Credit: Julie Soefer
    June 4, 2018
    It’s an age old drink that is popular for celebrations, special occasions or just chilling with friends at a local bar. You could also say whiskey is the go-to “man” drink and a time honored way to bond with the men in your life. Lucky for you, there are a lot of great places to go for a nice whiskey drink or even a tasting class. Cheers to dads! Anvil Bar and Refuge Anvil is known for its top-shelf sips made with hand-pressed juices, house-made bitters, simple syrups and...
  • Bernie's Burger Bus - Falafel burger Credit: Dragana Harris
    May 25, 2018
    It’s a summer-time grilling favorite and a meal that will satisfy a crowd. As if you needed a day to make it official, May 28th is National Burger Day. While there are many places all around Houston to grab a great burger there are also great options for those who prefer the less meaty version of the popular sandwich meal. Bernie’s Burger Bus Despite slinging delicious, often indulgent burgers, fries and milkshakes, Bernie’s Burger Bus also makes it easy to eat well on the...
  • May 21, 2018
    Comicpalooza comes to Houston this Friday – Sunday. Have you bought your tickets yet? If not, it’s not too late! The party doesn’t have to stop when Comicpalooza closes its doors! Houston’s craft cocktail scene has never been hotter… or more haunted! Houston’s history has some spooky roots around Downtown, which is where the Nightly Spirits tour takes place. Pack away your Comicpalooza pass and join us for a different kind of costumed fun. During the...
  • May 11, 2018
    Paulie’s in Montrose has been a Houston neighborhood staple for years. With its homemade pastas, reasonable prices and friendly counter service, Paul Petronella’s namesake restaurant is beloved among Houstonians. This April, the restaurant celebrated its 20th anniversary with a party and the release, in January, of Petronella’s book, “ Paulie's: Classic Italian Cooking in the Heart of Houston's Montrose District . ” Petronella has been running the...
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