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A Perfect Day of Eating: Downtown

One perfect day in downtown Houston wouldn’t be complete without taking advantage of some of the great food options the city has to offer. From early morning breakfast to late night drinks, we’ve got you covered for a tasty 24 hours in downtown Houston. Breakfast View this post on Instagram A post shared by Hector Pineda ♋ (@hector_p12) Start off on the right foot with a distinctly Houstonian breakfast choice at the downtown location of…

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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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A Thanksgiving Recipe by Chef Chris Cosentino

Chef Chris Cosentino knows a thing or two about family, food and tradition – the three main ingredients in virtually every annual Thanksgiving celebration across America. His Italian heritage is the impetus behind his latest restaurant, Rosalie Italian Soul, which opened in October inside the C. Baldwin Hotel in Downtown Houston. Named after his great grandmother, Rosalie Cosentino, the restaurant offers classic Italian dishes such as housemade pastas, red sauce dishes and signature pizzas that…

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Houston Bars with Amazing Food

Houston has some of the best bars in the country. Whether it’s a neighborhood dive, downtown speakeasy or a swanky refuge from the daily grind, our city offers up a great variety of watering holes. And in typical Houston fashion, the food at many of these establishments is as good as the drinks. Here is a list of local spots that have food menus as diverse and delicious as a four-star restaurant. Check them out. View this post on Instagram A post…

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Must-Try Fusion Foods of Houston

They say opposites attract when it comes to love, but the same can hold true when it comes to food. We’ve been experiencing unlikely combinations of food forever, and what may sound like an odd pairing to the ear can turn out to be a great idea for the tummy. As one of the most diverse food cities in the world, Houston is home to a few unique restaurants that fuse cultures and cuisines like never before. The next time your stomach starts rumbling, check out one of these fun food mashups…

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Where to Eat (and Drink) During Houston Pride

Houston knows how to party, and one of the biggest parties of the year will take place June 22nd in downtown for the Pride Parade 2019. With more than 700,000 people expected to participate, the only thing more epic than our Pride Parade is the roster of restaurants and bars where you can grab a bite, get a drink and party all night long. We’ve got your cheat sheet on a few hot spots for you to visit while you’re celebrating and having a good time. Rich’s The Pride Parade Official Afterparty is…

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National Burger Day: Best Non-Beef Burgers

On this National Burger Day, you might be wondering, “Where’s the beef?” After all, Americans eat about 59l0 million burgers a year. But we’re certain that with these delicious non-beef burger options, you won’t feel deprived. In fact, after switching things up a bit, you might put some of these suggestions in your menu rotation permanently. Check out a few picks for your alternative burger fix below. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @towntastes on Aug 11, 2018 at…

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Where to Eat at Minute Maid Park

Peanuts and popcorn are great snacks for any other ballpark, but this is Houston, a town known for its big appetite and even bigger offering of delicious food. Hot dogs, burgers, wings and barbeque are all on the menu at Minute Maid Park. And you wouldn’t be in Houston if you didn’t try a few Tex-Mex options. So get your taste buds ready! We’re sure this list will hit a home run. OSSO AND KRISTALLA View this post on Instagram A post shared by…

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Celebrate Houston Kolache Day

Who doesn’t love a fresh-baked, warm, straight-from-the-oven kolache on a brisk winter morning? You can taste it, can’t you? Well get ready to head over to some of Houston’s top kolache shops in celebration of National Kolache Day on March 1. Check out how a few stores are honoring the “holiday”’ with some delicious deals. Koala Kolaches National Kolache Day actually began with Koala Kolaches. To honor the occasion, they are giving away free authentic Czech fruit kolaches. Customers can also…

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A Perfect Foodie Day: Upper Kirby & River Oaks

The River Oaks/Upper Kirby area is one of the hippest trips in America. The neighborhood boasts beautiful homes, posh boutiques and even fabulous nightclubs. You could entertain yourself for hours on end without ever leaving the zip code. With hours of fun and amusement on deck, you’re going to need to replenish that energy throughout the day. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Loosen your belt buckle for a grand culinary experience you won’t soon forget. BREAKFAST The most important meal of…

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