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Author: Andrea Slaydon
  • Grant Cooper Credit: Grant Cooper
    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 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
  • Houston Dairymaids Credit: Jeff Fitlow
    October 8, 2018
    You can enjoy it on a cracker, melted over chips, on a salad… or toasted to perfection. We are talking cheese! October is American Cheese Month, where we celebrate all types of cheese made in the United States. While you may recognize Cheddar, Colby or Bleu - there is hundreds of other types of artisan cheeses and many are available right here in Houston thanks to Houston Dairymaids . “Many people are showing (more) interest in cheese,” said Lindsey Schechter, founder of...
  • October 3, 2018
    Tomorrow is officially the best day of your life - National Taco Day. So, why not start your celebrations early in the day with some of the tastiest breakfast tacos around town? No matter what you are in the mood for, there is a breakfast taco for you. Revival Market At Revival Market, they’ve recently gone to an all-day menu, so you can grab that breakfast taco anytime of day! Every ingredient served at Revival Market from the coffee beans to the house-made bacon has been thoughtfully...
  • Paleo salad at Bosscat Credit: China Martin
    July 20, 2018
    It’s one of the top searched diet words on Google, and people who try it swear by it. The Paleo Lifestyle is a simple way of eating and is often referred to it as the “caveman diet” because you focus on foods a caveman would have eaten. This means a diet full of meats, fish, nuts, greens, veggies and seeds. (No grains, alcohol, or added sugar!) But choosing Paleo doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the best restaurants around Houston! Bosscat Kitchen &...
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