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Author: Paula Nino Kehr
  • Sammys Wild Game
    July 14, 2017
    Love a good hot dog? You’re not alone. Americans consume 818 hot dogs every second in the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Found at baseball games, on street carts, at eating contests, the hot dog holds a special place in our national consciousness. Houston has no shortage of places that serve reliably good franks. To commemorate National Hot Dog Day on July 23, here are five to get you started. Good Dog The food truck turned brick-and-mortar restaurant with locations in the...
  • Eight Row Flint Margarita Credit: Eight Row Flint
    June 29, 2017
    Have plans for Fourth of July weekend yet? For those of you still looking for something to do on America’s birthday or just not into cooking and grilling this weekend, check out these fun food and drink happenings around Houston. There’s plenty to taste and drink. Happy Fourth! And for ideas on way to celebrate, click here . Red, White & Boom At Levy Park Head over to Levy Park to get a taste of Fort Worth chef and TV personality Tim Love’s cuisine this weekend. The...
  • Dolce Neve Gelato Credit: Dolce Neve Gelato
    June 23, 2017
    Summer is officially here and with the rapidly rising temperatures in Houston, what better way to cool off than with a scoop of ice cream or a refreshing ice pop? We’ve rounded up some of Houston’s top spots for frozen treats, including several newcomers that have set up shop in town within the past year. Read on to find out where to calm your cravings for something cool and sweet. Dolce Neve Gelato This Austin import founded by siblings Marco and Francesca Silvestrini, and her...
  • Ramen Tatsu-Ya Credit: Ramen Tatsu-Ya Facebook Page
    June 12, 2017
    Summer is just getting started, which means that we’re still in for much hotter days in Houston. When it comes to food, grilled meats and salads make great dishes for the rising temps but there are also plenty of cold dishes that are perfect to combat the summer heat. Here we’ve rounded up five refreshing bites and drinks served around Houston that’ll hit the spot and help you cool off on hot summer days. Chilled noodles The Houston outpost of Austin’s popular noodle...
  • Brock Wagner
    June 7, 2017
    When Brock Wagner opened Saint Arnold Brewing Company in 1994 there were no microbreweries in the city and craft beer was virtually unknown to most locals. But years of putting out good beer, building community, and educating customers paid off as Saint Arnold, Texas’s oldest craft brewery, steadily grew into the Houston institution that it is today. The brewery, which moved to its current location on the edge of downtown in 2010, draws thousands of locals and visitors each week to tour...
  • Wine & Food Week
    June 2, 2017
    Food and wine aficionados rejoice! Starting June 5, The Woodlands becomes food and wine central as it hosts Wine & Food Week — a weeklong extravaganza where more than 10,000 visitors convene to enjoy tastes of local food and wines from around the world. Now in its 13th year, the festival brings together local chefs, food and wine lovers in a wide range of events through June 11. From a soiree of bold wines, craft beer, cigars and poker for the guys to exclusive wine tastings for the...
  • Chevre Cheescake Credit: Lisa Seger
    May 15, 2017
    After chef Richard Knight left Hunky Dory, the restaurant he opened with the Treadsack Group, he and his wife, Carrie Jean Knight, launched a series of pop-up dinners. The Breaking Bread Texas pop-ups were described as a “feasting on local meats, fish, provisions and wine,” and were meant to connect people with local farmers who produce the food you may see at local farmers markets and restaurants. Launched in March, each of four dinners was held at a different local farm,...
  • Culture and Cuisine Credit: Culture and Cuisine
    April 24, 2017
    On a recent evening, some 40 people gathered at Cuchara to enjoy Mexico City food and learn more about Mexico from a group of Mexican speakers living in Houston. Among them were a local artist, an art historian, a Univision account exec, an engineer, and Cuchara’s owner, Ana Beaven. The dinner, Appreciation of Mexico, was the fourth in a series launched by Casey Hirschmann in January to provide a forum where people can learn more about the cultures that make up Houston. Named Culture...
  • picnic stock photo
    March 29, 2017
    Miller Outdoor Theatre’s new season, which kicked off this month, got us thinking about picnics. Miller, after all, is a perfect place for one. Just pack some food, a blanket, and park yourself on the grassy hill facing the stage to enjoy a free performance. Or you can choose one of Houston’s many other green spaces for your al fresco meal. Wondering what to pack? Here are some local places that make picnicking a breeze no matter where you go to for your outing. Cheese,...
  • Tongue-Cut Sparrow Credit: Julie Soefer
    March 22, 2017
    Through a door in the back part of The Pastry War , Bobby Heugel’s downtown mezcaleria, a staircase leads up to Heugel and chef Peter Jahnke’s newest venture: a small and intimate cocktail bar inspired by their travels and focused on excellent service. Tongue-Cut Sparrow has 25 seats (eight of them at the bar), a menu of classic cocktails, wine and beer, and unique touches — from ice cold glassware to well-dressed servers — that aim to give guests a memorable...
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