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Author: Paula Nino Kehr
  • Dandelion Cafe Credit: Dandelion Cafe - Facebook Page
    June 12, 2019
    Bellaire Boulevard is an arterial route that goes through several areas of West Houston, including the beautiful city of Bellaire and Houston’s Asiatown. Dining options along this route are endless and you’ll find a good sampling of the diversity of food that Houston has to offer. If you’d like to make a day of eating in this area, here’s a handy guide to get you started that covers options in Bellaire and along Bellaire Boulevard in Houston’s Asiatown (aka...
  • Burger Joint Credit: Burger Joint's Facebook Page
    April 20, 2019
    Got the munchies? Knowing where to go in Houston for satisfying snacks that will cure your insatiable appetite can always come in handy. Read on for nine places to visit when hunger strikes. Vinny’s View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lindsay Mays (@linds_amaysballs) on Nov 2, 2018 at 11:36am PDT You can never go wrong with a slice of pizza. At Vinny’s, the slices are extra large, the crusts are the perfect balance of crispy and fluffy, and the toppings are extra
  • Pizaro's Pizza Credit: vht
    March 11, 2019
    When it comes to wine, beer and booze, Houston restaurants have you covered. But if you prefer to BYOB (bring your own bottle), be it because you want to enjoy that special bottle you have at home with dinner or to save a little money, there are plenty of establishments in Houston that allow it at a very reasonable cost. Read on for our guide. Indigo At this small restaurant in North Houston, chef Jonathan “Jonny” Rhodes serves five-course tasting menus inspired by the culture and...
  • Latin Bites Cafe Credit: Latin Bites Cafe - Facebook Page
    February 22, 2019
    Craving some empanadas, a nicely grilled steak, or a ceviche? Houston’s diverse culinary landscape offers visitors and locals the chance to sample some great cuisine from countries all over South America – from Colombia to Argentina. We’ve put together a guide to help you explore the best in South American cuisine in Houston. If you’ve never visited these places, you’re in for a treat. Read on and start making plans. Peruvian Peruvian cuisine is considered...
  • January 16, 2019
    With its eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, art galleries, and bars, Montrose is a unique Houston destination. Founded in 1911, this neighborhood in the heart of the city is also home to some of Houston’s most exciting eateries, including several that along with their chefs have earned national acclaim. But with all that variety comes difficulty in choosing where to have your next meal. #FirstWorldProblems Don’t sweat it. We’ve mapped out an entire day of eating in Montrose...
  • May 11, 2018
    Paulie’s in Montrose has been a Houston neighborhood staple for years. With its homemade pastas, reasonable prices and friendly counter service, Paul Petronella’s namesake restaurant is beloved among Houstonians. This April, the restaurant celebrated its 20th anniversary with a party and the release, in January, of Petronella’s book, “ Paulie's: Classic Italian Cooking in the Heart of Houston's Montrose District . ” Petronella has been running the...
  • March 23, 2018
    Sitting down to talk with chef Kiran Verma over a cup of chai is like being embraced in a warm hug. Known as the godmother of Indian fine dining, she exudes warmth and passion for her craft, which she fell into without any formal training some 21 years ago when she bought an Indian restaurant from another family. In 2005, after owning another restaurant, she opened Kiran’s on Westheimer, and in January of last year, she moved it to Upper Kirby. There, she continues to work to offer diners
  • March 19, 2018
    The official start of spring is around the corner. What better time to pack up a picnic and head to one of Houston’s many green spaces ? Grab a blanket, fill up your picnic basket and enjoy a meal al fresco with your family or better half. You don’t even have to prepare the food yourself. Here we share some great places to pick up provisions and ready-to-go meals that will make picnicking a breeze. Picnic in the Museum District specializes in sandwiches served on house baked bread....
  • Photo by Robert J. Lerma Credit: Robert J. Lerma
    February 21, 2018
    Houston’s barbecue scene has been booming in recent years, with barbecue joints of all stripes – mom-and-pop shops, chef-driven restaurants, and trucks – serving up tasty smoked meats to the delight of barbecue fans. Houston barbecue is further enriched by its deep cultural influences. From Cajun to Korean and Mexican, Houston’s diversity can be seen in its ‘cue. Pay a visit to Ray’s BBQ Shack in the Third Ward, where pitmaster Ray S. Busch dishes out...
  • cacao & cardamom Credit: cacao & cardamom
    February 1, 2018
    It only makes sense that National Chocolate Lovers Month is February. After a month of devotion to clean eating and healthy living, we firmly believe in February as the month to treat yourself. From artisanal chocolatiers to European-style chocolate shops, we’ve rounded up Houston’s best bets for chocoholics. The Chocolate Bar Uncle Darryl’s chocolate cake is a favorite at this Montrose institution with fans claiming it has a perfect frosting to cake ratio. The toffee bits...
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