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  • Anvil Bar
    March 15, 2018
    The nominees are out for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards, and a Montrose-area watering hole is in the running. Bobby Heugel's Anvil Bar and Refuge was nominated for “Outstanding Bar Program” and is the last of 12 Houston concepts left standing after the semifinals round. It will compete with five other bars across the country for the award. The competition: Bar Agricole - San Francisco, CA Clyde Common - Portland, OR Cure - New Orleans, LA Kimball House -...
  • Apple Pie Kenny & Ziggy's
    March 14, 2018
    Pi? Pie? Why not both? You may have heard, March 14th is a day to celebrate the mathematical constant, pi, or 3.14. Thankfully for us, someone made it fun by including a celebration with actual pies. From traditional apple and cinnamon to Oreo and peanut butter - there is a pie for just about any craving you are having. We tracked down some of Houston's tasty selections at various bakeries and restaurants around town. Pie Options at Bakeries Flying Saucer Pie Company The Flying Saucer Pie
  • Pondicheri's Stuffed Baby Peppers
    March 12, 2018
    Indian food can be daunting to try in your own kitchen, but can bring a spice and flair to break up the dinner monotony in your life. Our friends at Pondicheri shared with us a hard to screw up delicious and easy recipe so you can try your hand at Indian cuisine in your own home. There are umpteen ways to stuff peppers - this recipe features baby peppers, but will work for 4 large peppers as well. Orange and red are recommended, but the poblano is also delicious when roasted and stuffed.
  • Pondicheri Indian Dish
    March 8, 2018
    Indian cuisine has a way of standing out in a world of restaurant options in the Houston area. With the exotic ingredients, array of spices and unique dishes, Indian food allows you to be adventurous! Before you get started on your quest for your new favorite Indian dish in Houston, there are a few popular menu staples you should be familiar with. Biryani : a South Asian mixed rice dish also known as spicy rice. Dhokla : made with fermented batter from rice and chickpeas. Can be eaten for
  • Granduca Tagliatelli pasta
    March 5, 2018
    From short and twisted to long and narrow - noodles come in all different shapes and sizes. March is National Noodle Month and there are plenty of options in the Houston area of places to go an enjoy noodles of all shapes and sizes. From River Oaks to the Heights and over on the East Side - we tracked down some tasty and unique noodles dishes you’ve got to try! Grotto Downtown Have you ever tried Trofie noodles? The noodles are short, thin and twisted and from Liguria in Northern Italy....
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Credit: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
    March 2, 2018
    The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has opened its doors bringing with it the once-a-year opportunity to indulge in decadent deep-fried treats and food on a stick. With more than 90 food vendors throughout the grounds, you’ll have plenty to choose from. From over-the-top concoctions to classic carnival favorites, there’s something for every taste. You can never go wrong with turkey legs and funnel cakes, but read for what new foods to try this year at the rodeo. FRUITY TREATS If...
  • Kolache Credit: Photo: Rebecca Wright
    February 28, 2018
    Houston's culinary community once again proves to be a hub of diversity and innovation in bringing the first-ever Houston Kolache Day to the region! Mayor Sylvester Turner signed a proclamation requested by kolache shop, Koala Kolache, to declare Houston Kolache Day on March 1. Your celebrations can be made complete by visiting one of these following Houston-area kolache shops which are participating in the first iteration of the holiday: Koala Kolache 14502 Spring Cypress Road, 300,...
  • Crawfish season in Port Arthur Credit: Crawfish in Port Arthur
    February 26, 2018
    It's one of our favorite seasons here in Houston - crawfish season! We're not alone, either. For many locals crawfish is the meal of choice from March to June. Before the crawfish officially invade, we're putting together a list of all the local hot spots to catch the flavor in these mudbugs. Help us build our list with some of your own recommendations! If you have a favorite patio spot, bar stool or table in town, let us know using the survey below. This survey is now closed....
  • Ambriza Margarita
    February 22, 2018
    You can enjoy one on the rocks or frozen with salt or without and in just about every flavor under the sun including strawberry, mango, blood orange and even spicy hot! Yep, we are talking margaritas. National Margarita Day is Thursday, February 22nd and you know Houston is the headquarters for finding the best margaritas around. It was not easy to narrow down a list, but we hope to help you enjoy some of the tasty and unique margarita options we found! Ambriza Social Kitchen Margaritas for a
  • Photo by Robert J. Lerma Credit: Robert J. Lerma
    February 21, 2018
    Houston’s barbecue scene has been booming in recent years, with barbecue joints of all stripes – mom-and-pop shops, chef-driven restaurants, and trucks – serving up tasty smoked meats to the delight of barbecue fans. Houston barbecue is further enriched by its deep cultural influences. From Cajun to Korean and Mexican, Houston’s diversity can be seen in its ‘cue. Pay a visit to Ray’s BBQ Shack in the Third Ward, where pitmaster Ray S. Busch dishes out...
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