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Kathleen Landry


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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Thanksgiving Provisions Houston-Style

Enjoy Turkey Day To Go! Thanksgiving is a day to reflect and give thanks. If you’re stressing over turkey cook times, warming six different sides and stuck washing dishes for the remainder of the afternoon, you might want to rethink your turkey day game plan. Houston has some delicious options for to-go items that’ll make any holiday relatively less stressful. Plus, there are some places that are open with prix fixe options, but we always recommend reservations for such establishments. Kenny &…

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Thai You Must Try

There are different ways to define comfort food. For some, its traditional Southern cuisine or hearty, warm soups, but never count out the rich and savory flavors of Thai food when you want some comfort with a kick! Houston is home to a number of delicious and authentic Thai restaurants. To make it easier on the famished wayfarer, we’ve picked restaurants in some of Houston’s most-visited neighborhoods, so that no matter where you are, you can get the pad thai or yellow curry you so desperately…

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A Perfect Day of Eating: 24 Hours in West U

Just like the myriad of cultures found on Rice University’s campus, the West U and Rice Village area are a true reflection of the university’s diverse community. From quick bites, to cocktails, decadent dinners and desserts, you don’t have to travel far and wide for delicious international eats in this Houston neighborhood. So whether you’re a parent treating you star student to a meal, a visitor to the university or just looking for a cool neighborhood in H-Town, West U and Rice Village should…

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New Game Food for Football Season

New football season, new food! Concessions at football games are not what they used to be. With elevated takes on traditional gameday food from some of Houston’s most notable chefs and restaurants, Houstonians and visiting fans are guaranteed to eat well regardless of their team’s outcome. So whether you’re living large in the suites or a die-hard fan in the crowd, bring a gameday-sized appetite for the super bowl of Houston food. View this post on Instagram A post shared by…

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Where You Should Eat at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

Whether you’re coming to visit, enjoying a long layover or wrapping up your say in H-Town, treat yourself to a true dining experience when at George Bush International Airport. While eating at the airport is likely not on most people’s to-do lists, some of Houston’s most notable restaurants and chefs have set up shop for the hungry traveler. Didn’t have a chance to experience a margarita at Cadillac Bar or try the delicious Vietnamese-Cajun fusion food Houston is known for? Fear not! It’s all…

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Worth the Walk: 24 Hours of Eating on Washington Avenue

Want to walk to breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner? Easy, head to Washington Avenue just east of Memorial Park. With establishments boasting delicious food and drinks, it’s easy to spend the day on a culinary journey along Washington and it’s cross streets. We’ll give you the lowdown on how to spend 24 hours of eating and drinking in the Washington corridor area. Brunch View this post on Instagram A post shared by MAX's Wine Dive-Official…

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The Joy of Eating…for a Good Cause

It’s that time of year again, when gluttony gives back. Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW), the single largest fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank, will take place Aug. 1 through Sept. 2. This month-long event ensures that eating out helps to feed Houstonians in need of meals. Since its inception in 2003, HRW has raised more than $12.2 million dollars to fight hunger and has provided 36.6 million meals. Each meal purchased from an HRW menu can provide up to 21 meals for the Houston Food Bank. This…

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Space City Celebrations and Libations During Space City Month

Houston isn’t called Space City for nothing. The city that boasts NASA’s Johnson Space Center is ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon with Space City Month. Plenty of bars and restaurants will have specials throughout July to commemorate the American spirit that won the space race! Brasserie du Parc – Blast off with Brasserie du Parc’s Blue Moon Eclipse cocktail with cognac, blue Curaçao, lemon juice, house-made grenadine and bitters. Xochi – James Beard…

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