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  • Bernie's Burger Bus - Falafel burger Credit: Dragana Harris
    May 25, 2018
    It’s a summer-time grilling favorite and a meal that will satisfy a crowd. As if you needed a day to make it official, May 28th is National Burger Day. While there are many places all around Houston to grab a great burger there are also great options for those who prefer the less meaty version of the popular sandwich meal. Bernie’s Burger Bus Despite slinging delicious, often indulgent burgers, fries and milkshakes, Bernie’s Burger Bus also makes it easy to eat well on the...
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    May 4, 2018
    Cinco De Mayo is here, and what better way to celebrate than to try your hand at some Latin flavor? You don’t have to go too far to enjoy a little Tex-Mex flavor in your own home… thanks to a few fantastic recipes to get you started. Try making homemade tortillas and salsa for a compliment to any Mexican dish! Handmade Corn Tortillas Sylvia Casares from Syliva’s Enchiladas Kitchen Restaurants is known as the Enchilada Queen. She offers cooking classes and has a cookbook full...
  • Steak 48 Brunch Credit: Julie Soefer
    May 2, 2018
    Treating mom to brunch this Mother’s Day is a great way to show her how much you really appreciate her. The brunch game is strong in Houston and many restaurants create special menus just for Mother’s Day (heads up – it’s May 13 th this year). In most cases you need to reserve your spot early, so we have rounded up a few brunch options for you to start your planning! *Most places have a “per person” rate. If price per person is not noted, you are just...
  • April 5, 2018
    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...
  • April 2, 2018
    It’s a favorite for kids and adults – after all, who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese sandwich? Whether you prefer a crispy grilled cheese with tomato soup or like it with salty potato chips, there is no wrong way to enjoy one of America’s favorite meals. April is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich month, which gives you a whole month to enjoy some of the most delicious and creative grilled cheese sandwiches in the Houston area. Here are 7 places to get you started!...
  • March 28, 2018
    The Catholic Italians reading may recognize this recipe as St. Joseph's altar cookies, or Sicilian fig cookies. They are also a tradition in Paul Petronella's family. We love Paul for his authentic Italian flavor at his restaurant, Paulie's , so we asked him to share a dessert recipe as an Easter treat. Touted in his cookbook, Paulie's , as a great starter recipe for kids learning basic baking skills, these cookies may be simple to make, but delicious to eat. This recipe will...
  • Seasons 52 Credit: Seasons 52
    March 26, 2018
    We’re happy to give you a few recommendations for where to celebrate this year’s early Easter and they all include a delicious brunch menu. Houston’s restaurants gear up for the festive occasion every year with pre-fixed menus and special hours. This year, we’re recommending ten local hotspots you can count on if you don’t feel like cooking. The Kitchen at the Dunlavy 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Touted as one of the most Instagram-able restaurants in Houston, this...
  • March 14, 2018
    Pi? Pie? Why not both? You may have heard, March 14th is a day to celebrate the mathematical constant, pi, or 3.14. Thankfully for us, someone made it fun by including a celebration with actual pies. From traditional apple and cinnamon to Oreo and peanut butter - there is a pie for just about any craving you are having. We tracked down some of Houston's tasty selections at various bakeries and restaurants around town. Pie Options at Bakeries Flying Saucer Pie Company The Flying Saucer Pie
  • March 5, 2018
    From short and twisted to long and narrow - noodles come in all different shapes and sizes. March is National Noodle Month and there are plenty of options in the Houston area of places to go an enjoy noodles of all shapes and sizes. From River Oaks to the Heights and over on the East Side - we tracked down some tasty and unique noodles dishes you’ve got to try! Grotto Downtown Have you ever tried Trofie noodles? The noodles are short, thin and twisted and from Liguria in Northern Italy....
  • Kolache Credit: Photo: Rebecca Wright
    February 28, 2018
    Houston's culinary community once again proves to be a hub of diversity and innovation in bringing the first-ever Houston Kolache Day to the region! Mayor Sylvester Turner signed a proclamation requested by kolache shop, Koala Kolache, to declare Houston Kolache Day on March 1. Your celebrations can be made complete by visiting one of these following Houston-area kolache shops which are participating in the first iteration of the holiday: Koala Kolache 14502 Spring Cypress Road, 300,...
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