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Culinary Blog

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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6 Seasonal Beers at Local Breweries

Tis the season to be jolly – with a richly spiced brew in hand. Many of Houston’s breweries get into the holiday spirit by churning out some seriously cool seasonal beers, featuring holiday inspired notes of gingerbread, chocolate, cinnamon, and citrus. Ready to try some? Read on to find out where to find Houston’s tastiest seasonal beers. View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Herd (@buffbrew) on Jul 9, 2019 at 7:37am PDT Buffalo Bayou Brewing Gingerbread Stout…

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Houston Restaurants and Bars with a View

Good food and good views make a great pair. Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening out or want to get a bite with a group of friends, Houston has an array of restaurants and rooftop bars with good views of downtown Houston and other areas of town. Keep reading to see our list of Houston bars and restaurants with a view. View this post on Instagram A post shared by B&B Butchers & Restaurant (@bbbutchers) on Jul 15, 2017 at 11:01am PDT B&B…

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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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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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Comicpalooza Guests, Prepare to Pub Crawl with the Dead

Comicpalooza comes to Houston this Friday – Sunday. Have you bought your tickets yet? If not, it’s not too late! The party doesn’t have to stop when Comicpalooza closes its doors! Houston’s craft cocktail scene has never been hotter… or more haunted! Houston’s history has some spooky roots around Downtown, which is where the Nightly Spirits tour takes place. Pack away your Comicpalooza pass and join us for a different kind of costumed fun. During the Nightly Spirits Haunted Ghost Tour Pub…

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Celebrate National Beer Day with the Houston Brew Pass

April 7 th is the holiday we’ve all been waiting for – National Beer Day! It’s a day you’re encouraged, and maybe even expected, to cut loose and embrace day drinking. After all, how many times do you get to celebrate the fact that Houston’s brew scene is more happening than ever before? Prefer drinking to reading? Here are links to our 1-day, 3-day and 90-day Houston Brew Passes – quick and easy. City Acre Brewing Situated on an acre of land, City Acre Brewing is famous for its hops, but it’s…

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James Beard Awards Announce a Houston Finalist

The nominees are out for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards, and a Montrose-area watering hole is in the running. Bobby Heugel's Anvil Bar and Refuge was nominated for “Outstanding Bar Program” and is the last of 12 Houston concepts left standing after the semifinals round. It will compete with five other bars across the country for the award. The competition: Bar Agricole - San Francisco, CA Clyde Common - Portland, OR Cure - New Orleans, LA Kimball House - Decatur, GA Trick Dog -…

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10 Ways to Celebrate National Margarita Day

You can enjoy one on the rocks or frozen with salt or without and in just about every flavor under the sun including strawberry, mango, blood orange and even spicy hot! Yep, we are talking margaritas. National Margarita Day is Thursday, February 22nd and you know Houston is the headquarters for finding the best margaritas around. It was not easy to narrow down a list, but we hope to help you enjoy some of the tasty and unique margarita options we found! Ambriza Social Kitchen Margaritas for a…

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10 Places to Celebrate National Sangria Day

If you are looking to add more fruit in your diet - we may have the ticket. Sangria is a popular drink that is packed with fresh chopped fruit of all sorts, along with added wine or other spirits. While it has been considered a summer time favorite, National Sangria Day is celebrated on December 20th…. and we say, why not? Everyone seems to have their own version of sangria. Citrus and berries are typically the foundation for the fruity drink but you can add any fruit such as melon, mango…

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