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  • August 9, 2018
    There’s no order as sacred as the way you like your sandwich, and Houston’s diverse restaurant scene means a sandwich order is anything but tame. From Bánh Mì to Po-Boys, we’ve rounded up the top places to celebrate National Sandwich Month this August. Spec’s Deli Midtown If you don’t know, now you do. Spec’s offers more than just alcohol and we couldn’t be happier. Located in Midtown, Spec’s Smith Street Deli offers a sandwich...
  • August 3, 2018
    How would one describe the perfect chocolate chip cookie? Ooey-gooey? Crispy with a soft center? Cookies in all shapes, sizes, textures are beautiful in their own way and are worth celebrating. We’ve narrowed down 5 places in Houston to grab a well-deserved treat for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day – Saturday, August 4 th . Tiny’s Milk & Cookies Tiny Boxwoods opened their newest location, Tiny’s Milk & Cookies, in the heart West University, and their...
  • July 10, 2018
    We can say thank you to one of our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, for introducing “potatoes, fried in a French manner” to America in 1802. French fries have been near and dear to our hearts ever since. We’ve made them in all shapes and sizes, dipped them in sauces galore, and made entire meals out of them. Let’s celebrate this diverse and universal food on National French Fry Day – Friday, July 13th . Oh My Gogi Korean and Mexican flavors come together for...
  • July 3, 2018
    It’s Texas and that means fried everything, right? The OG of fried foods gets its own day to celebrate all of the juicy flavors it brings to our taste buds - National Fried Chicken Day on Friday, July 6 th . We’re in luck because Houston’s options to properly celebrate aren’t too shabby! Here are some of our top picks to help you decide where to indulge. Lee’s Fried Chicken & Donuts In a hurry? Lee’s Fried Chicken & Donuts, located in The...
  • Roka Akor Grill Credit: Mai Pham
    June 27, 2018
    Summer is here, and with it comes the chance to indulge in one of America’s favorite culinary pastimes: grilling. And while you can definitely indulge in traditional American steaks or burgers in Houston, the city’s wonderful diversity means that there are also a plethora of international dining options. For National Grilling Month this July, here are seven spots to sample delicious grilling from around the world. The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation Cuisine : Tex-Mex Legend...
  • June 11, 2018
    It’s the ultimate comfort food. Soul Food is like a combination of cajun and comfort and everything good in-between. You can expect menu items like Ham hocks, chitterlings, smothered oxtails and mac and cheese, okra and lima beans. But, for soul food, it’s not just about the food - it’s about family and getting together with friends. Most of the best soul food stops in Houston are run by families who work together to bring the best of the best to your plate. For National...
  • 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...
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