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Culturemap Tastemakers 2020 Awards Experience

Background 👩‍🏫 In anticipation of Culturemap Houston's annual awards ceremony, where they crown the best of Houston’s culinary and bar scene, we chose three awesome Houston Insiders to attend the event as our VIPs correspondents. Even though the big day was taken virtual, the organizers didn’t let that put a damper on the festivities. Here is an account from one of our VIP attendees, Marlene Meyers (@funinthecityHTX). The Experience 👀 “This year the CultureMap Houston Tastemaker Awards…

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Follow Your Fork to Black Restaurant Week

Now celebrating its fifth year, the annual Black Restaurant Week (#HOUBRW) highlights black-owned restaurants and culinary businesses in Houston to expose Houston residents and visitors to African American, African and Caribbean cuisine. Black Restaurant Week kicks off July 10th and runs through the 19th, and this year, there are prizes on the line for hungry diners who complete a Bingo card detailing their restaurant visits. Here is a complete list of participating restaurants and schedule of…

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Houston Restaurants and Chefs Earn Praise in Texas Monthly’s March 2020 Issue

Houston’s culinary scene continues to get exciting new culinary additions, and Texas Monthly takes notice in its March 2020 issue. Three Houston restaurants made the publication’s list of Best New Restaurants in Texas for 2020 and Indigo chef Jonny Rhodes got accolades in a profile that asks whether he is the country’s most subversive chef. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Squable (@squabletime) on May 2, 2019 at 1:11pm PDT Squable, the venture of Bobby Heugel…

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Valentine’s Day Reservations in Houston

February has arrived and love is inevitably in the air. Whether you’re single or happily in a relationship, Houston’s top restaurants have tasty offerings for Valentine’s Day. Even those who prefer to avoid the crowds on Feb. 14 will find a way to celebrate since many restaurants are offering their V-Day menus before and after the big day. Read on for our suggestions and don’t forget to make a reservation. View this post on Instagram A post shared…

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The Guide to Dining Solo in Houston

Dining solo can be a genuinely enjoyable experience. Whether you’re visiting town alone or whether you’re just not in the mood to talk or share a bite off your plate, Houston has many restaurants where you can enjoy a good meal unaccompanied. Here are some suggestions. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Finn Hall (@finnhallhou) on Feb 21, 2019 at 6:04pm PST Finn Hall Food halls are a solo diner’s dream. Not only do they offer a…

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Houston's Top BYOB Restaurants

BYOB isn’t just a theme for college parties, some of the best restaurants in Houston allow patrons to bring their own bottle of wine or beer to pair with amazing cuisine. Whether you want a specific red with the steak you want or a refreshing white with some fabulous Asian dishes, you can uncork and unwind at a number of establishments. Mala Sichuan This Houston staple, named after the tingling sensation felt after eating Sichuan peppercorns, has been a favorite among locals for signature…

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A Perfect Day of Eating: Museum District

There’s plenty to do in Houston, but one area of town that keeps you busy for the entire day is the Museum District. The Museum District boasts nineteen institutions and 11 of those institutions are free to visit. Spend your day museum hopping at The Children’s Museum of Houston, Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston Zoo, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Houston Museum of Natural Science or Rothko Chapel. As you spend the day learning, interacting and playing at each…

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Reserve It: New Year’s Eve Dinner

It’s almost time to ring in the new year! If you’re still wondering how you’ll celebrate, don’t fret. Many of Houston’s top restaurants offer New Year’s Eve dinners with multiple courses and champagne toasts. This guide will help you choose among the splendid New Year’s Eve dinner offerings in H-Town. Hurry and reserve now. View this post on Instagram A post shared by MAD Houston (@mad.houston) on Dec 4, 2019 at 10:46am PST MAD This trendy…

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Holiday Recipe with Riel Chef Ryan Lachaine

Comfort food takes on a new meaning this holiday season thanks to Chef Ryan Lachaine. The popular culinary wiz is the co-owner and executive chef of Riel, a three-year-old restaurant that offers cuisine influenced by his Ukrainian heritage, French-Canadian upbringing and his time on the Texas Gulf Coast. Lachaine has cultivated a following in Houston after stints at Gravitas, Stella Sola, Reef and Underbelly. He has been featured in local and national media, including Food & Wine magazine, and…

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Our Favorite Houston Frozen Treats

In Houston, frozen treats are a year round thing. Yes, even when the temperatures drop to what you would consider chilly in the Bayou City, visitors and locals have plenty of places to choose from to satisfy their cravings for something sweet and cool. In this guide, we’ve compiled some of the best ice cream shops in Houston. Whether you’re in the mood for ice cream, gelato, sorbet or a boozy float, Houston has a frozen treat for you. CLOUD10 CREAMERY Pastry chef Chris Leung’s ice cream shop is…

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