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Culinary Blog

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Andrea Slaydon

Celebrate National Champagne Day

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 Verve Brut…

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Eggnog Treats in Houston

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 the Bear Nog…

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Where to Find Holiday Tamales

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 has lived on through the years. As a gift to you, for a…

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Who Doesn't Want to Celebrate National French Toast Day?

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 breakfast…

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8 Delicious Gluten-Free Meals to Taste

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 like the Pasta…

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Get Your Pumpkin Fix This Fall

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…

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Celebrate National Cheese Month with Houston Dairymaids

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 Houston Dairymaids. “We…

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Breakfast Tacos That Will Turn You Into A Morning Person

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 grown…

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Feed Your Inner Caveman with These Paleo Stops

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 & Libations Proving that whiskey bars can be…

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Whiskey Stops (and Tastings)!

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 herbal infusions. For…

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