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  • James Beard Foundation Credit: James Beard Foundation
    February 15, 2017
    The James Beard Foundation today announced the semifinalists for its 2017 Restaurant and Chef Awards, and Houston showed up big with nine nominees across several categories. The prestigious awards recognize honor the top chefs, restaurants, wine professionals, journalists, cookbook authors, restaurant designers, and other food professionals in the United States. Six Houston chefs got the nod for the best chef Southwest award, which Oxheart’s Justin Yu brought back to Houston last year....
  • Ben McPherson Credit: Will T. Hardin
    February 1, 2017
    Chef Ben McPherson is gearing up to open his new endeavor: Krisp Bird & Batter . McPherson, who’s been involved with several Houston restaurants including Batanga, Prohibition Supperclub, Conservatory and El Burro & The Bull, is centering his new concept around chicken sandwiches. On the menu you’ll find six to eight chicken sandwiches, including a Korean fried chicken sandwich, on a variety of breads -- wheat, challah and on a waffle -- as well as custards, shakes, salads...
  • TRUCK Super Bowl Credit: Innovative Group
    January 27, 2017
    Super Bowl fever has officially invaded H-Town. With festivities kicking off this weekend, Houston is the center of the action -- and there’s plenty of action for food lovers in the week leading up to the game. Super Bowl Live , the 9-day festival that kicks off Saturday, Jan. 28 at Discovery Green, will treat visitors to free live music, games and attractions. Among them is TRUCK, a huge truck that transforms into a venue for cooking demos and burger throwdowns, in which three chefs will...
  • George Bush International Airport Credit: George Bush International Airport
    January 26, 2017
    Houston is getting busy as Super Bowl LI approaches with some 140,000 visitors expected to touch down in our city for the big event. While eating at the airport is likely not on most people’s to-do lists, you may find yourself looking for a bite to eat while you wait for your flight. Dining options at George Bush International Airport have expanded in the last few years with more local flavor added into the mix and more new restaurants on the way. So what better time to check out...
  • Ronnie Killen Credit: Kimberly Park
    January 12, 2017
    Chef Ronnie Killen has earned heaps of praise over the years, attracting faithful fans to Pearland for a taste of his food at one of his three restaurants -- Killen’s Steakhouse , Killen’s Burgers and Killen’s Barbecue . Now those who live in Houston can have a little taste of his food closer to town at STQ , his fourth restaurant and the first inside Houston city lines. STQ opened in early December in a space along Voss Road that formerly housed Bramble. For Killen, STQ is...
  • cacao & cardamom Credit: cacao & cardamom
    January 3, 2017
    Love chocolate? Houston and its surrounding areas have many a shop to help you cure your cravings or find that perfect gift for the chocolate aficionado in your life. From artisanal chocolatiers to European-style chocolate shops, we’ve rounded up Houston’s best bets for chocoholics. For exotic flavors and a gorgeous aesthetic, Cacao & Cardamom is just what you need. Annie Rupani’s gorgeous, hand-crafted chocolates are tiny pieces of edible art whose flavors draw from her...
  • D&T Drive Inn Beernog Credit: D&T Drive Inn Facebook Page
    December 21, 2016
    What holiday season would be complete without eggnog? Whether you love it or hate it, you’re bound to encounter the creamy drink somewhere during the holidays. With Christmas right around the corner, how about we skip the store-bought stuff and go for some good, old-fashioned eggnog -- with a twist? At D&T Drive Inn in the Heights, bar manager Jason Moore created his take of the traditional concoction using beer. His beernog is one of seven drinks featured in Treadsack’s eggnog...
  • The Hay Merchant Credit: Julie Soefer Photography
    December 1, 2016
    In a city as diverse as Houston, you’re bound to come across unique and unusual foods. From pigs feet and fish heads in Chinatown to menudo (tripe) or goat’s head in Mexican restaurants, there are many unique foods to explore in town. Of course what’s unique or adventurous to one person may not be unique or adventurous to another but read on for some unusual dishes to try. Do you dare? Chapulines and Insect Vending Machines Insects as food may be a hard sell but many...
  • The Houston Dairymaids Credit: The Houston Dairymaids
    November 22, 2016
    Are you entertaining this holiday season? Or maybe bringing a dish to someone else’s dinner party? A good cheese plate is a good addition to any holiday party and you can make it more interesting by including Texas cheese makers. While most Texas cheesemakers are near Dallas and in Hill Country, Houstonians can find these cheeses close to home at the Houston Dairymaids , a cheese shop in the Houston Heights that specializes in Texas artisan cheeses. Dairymaid Shannon McCracken guided us...
  • Thanksgiving
    November 14, 2016
    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 Thanksgiving to-go menus and make sure to order fast; some places have deadlines as early as Nov. 15. George Ranch Historical Park’s Thanksgiving old-fashioned cobblers have built a loyal following and...
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