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Culinary Blog

Thanksgiving Meals at Houston Hotels

Houston’s downtown and uptown hotels are ready for the holidays. From Thanksgiving buffets to Thanksgiving brunches and even complete Thanksgiving meals to go, they have you covered. So whether you’re in town visiting or simply don’t want the stress hosting and preparing a Thanksgiving feast, this guide will help you choose a place to kick back and celebrate the holiday with very little effort. Lucienne at Hotel Alessandra Lucienne’s executive chef, José Hernandez, has thought of everything for…

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A Thanksgiving Recipe by Chef Chris Cosentino

Chef Chris Cosentino knows a thing or two about family, food and tradition – the three main ingredients in virtually every annual Thanksgiving celebration across America. His Italian heritage is the impetus behind his latest restaurant, Rosalie Italian Soul, which opened in October inside the C. Baldwin Hotel in Downtown Houston. Named after his great grandmother, Rosalie Cosentino, the restaurant offers classic Italian dishes such as housemade pastas, red sauce dishes and signature pizzas that…

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Six Must-Try Soul Food Stops in Houston

Southern by nature, spicy by virtue and delicious by all standards. Soul food is the ultimate comfort food. The depth of flavors in the seemingly innocuous ingredients is an art form that few can master. Ham hocks, chitterlings, smothered oxtails and mac and cheese, catfish, okra and lima beans round out some of the usual soul food suspects. To bring out the best in Houston soul food, enjoying soul food with friends and family is a must. In fact, families run a number of Houston soul food…

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National Burger Day: Best Non-Beef Burgers

On this National Burger Day, you might be wondering, “Where’s the beef?” After all, Americans eat about 59l0 million burgers a year. But we’re certain that with these delicious non-beef burger options, you won’t feel deprived. In fact, after switching things up a bit, you might put some of these suggestions in your menu rotation permanently. Check out a few picks for your alternative burger fix below. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @towntastes on Aug 11, 2018 at…

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Mother's Day Brunch in Houston

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12. Is your family ready to celebrate? It’s known that moms love a good brunch. Any chance to get out of the kitchen and enjoy quality time with family is always cherished. To make Mother’s Day stress free, we’ve compiled a list of great brunch options. Whether you’re looking for a laidback buffet, dining al fresco or a true family experience, take a look at our list below and make your reservations now. To all the moms, we hope you have a fabulous holiday and are…

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Follow Your Fork to Black Restaurant Week

The annual Black Restaurant Week highlights black-owned restaurants and culinary businesses in Houston to expose Houston residents and visitors to African American, African and Caribbean cuisine. Black Restaurant Week kicks off April 14th and runs through the 28th, and this year, there are prizes on the line for hungry diners who complete a Bingo card detailing their restaurant visits. Here is a complete list of participating restaurants and schedule of events for Black Restaurant Week. During…

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Easter Brunches in Houston

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 12 local hotspots you can count on if you don’t feel like cooking. Benjy’s 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. View this post on Instagram A post shared by benjy's restaurants (@benjys_houston)…

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Reservations for Love: Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials

Ah, love! What better way to enjoy the company of the one (or ones) you love than by sharing a fun night out on the town? Houston has over 10,000 restaurants, and while we couldn’t try them all out for you, we have come up with just a few we think you should try this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re planning a night of romance with bae (#couplegoals), hanging out with friends or spending the evening solo, Cupid’s arrow has hit a bullseye with these restaurants. If you want to spend the whole…

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Celebrate National Champagne Day

What better day to celebrate National Champagne Day than on December 31st! It’s officially the best day of the year to enjoy bubbly! While there are plenty of events going on for NYE you can celebrate the day of champagne in a more low key way at various spots around town. The Dunlavy The Dunlavy is a beautiful space with floor to ceiling windows right on the banks of Buffalo Bayou. To celebrate champagne, try the seasonal cheese tray with options from Houston Dairy Maids, served with Verve Brut…

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Who Doesn't Want to Celebrate National French Toast Day?

You can’t beat a breakfast/brunch favorite that includes cinnamon, bread, powdered sugar and maple syrup. National French Toast Day is a slice of heavenly goodness! From classic to creative Houston restaurants are serving up french toast favorites all over town. Dish Society Dish Society has a standout French Toast offering. The Nutella French Toast is three pieces of whole grain bread, dredged, pan-fried and topped with Nutella, fresh fruit and powdered sugar. Available weekdays at breakfast…

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