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  • 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...
  • James Beard Foundation Credit: James Beard Foundation
    February 15, 2018
    The James Beard Foundation today announced the semifinalists for its 2018 Restaurant and Chef Awards, and Houston showed up big with twelve nominees across several categories. The prestigious awards, considered the Oscars of the culinary world, recognize honor the top chefs, restaurants, wine professionals, journalists, cookbook authors, restaurant designers, and other food professionals in the United States. In recent years, the Houston chefs have snagged three of the last four Best Chef:
  • Houston Eats Conference Credit: Houston Eats
    January 22, 2018
    Drive around Houston and you may see a Korean restaurant right next to a taco joint, or a Halal restaurant neighboring an eatery selling Salvadoran pupusas. Look at local menus and you may find Southern cooking mixed with cooking from Korea or Vietnam. Houston’s rich cultural influences are easily seen in its food, and that’s what Houston Eats! – a two day conference at the University of Houston – will explore this coming Feb. 2 and 3. “The conference is a...
  • Wine & Food Week
    June 2, 2017
    Food and wine aficionados rejoice! Starting June 5, The Woodlands becomes food and wine central as it hosts Wine & Food Week — a weeklong extravaganza where more than 10,000 visitors convene to enjoy tastes of local food and wines from around the world. Now in its 13th year, the festival brings together local chefs, food and wine lovers in a wide range of events through June 11. From a soiree of bold wines, craft beer, cigars and poker for the guys to exclusive wine tastings for the...
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Credit: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
    March 7, 2017
    Rodeo season is here and, as always, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo brings with it an opportunity to indulge in deep-fried treats, sweet confections and foods on a stick. Whether you’re looking for the weirdest carnival food (last year we tried scorpion topped pizza) or your classic fair favorites (cotton candy, corn dogs and more), the rodeo food vendors have you covered. For a peek of what new foods you’ll find at this year’s show when it opens on March 7, keep...
  • TRUCK Super Bowl Credit: Innovative Group
    January 27, 2017
    Super Bowl fever has officially invaded H-Town. With festivities kicking off this weekend, Houston is the center of the action -- and there’s plenty of action for food lovers in the week leading up to the game. Super Bowl Live , the 9-day festival that kicks off Saturday, Jan. 28 at Discovery Green, will treat visitors to free live music, games and attractions. Among them is TRUCK, a huge truck that transforms into a venue for cooking demos and burger throwdowns, in which three chefs will...
  • Westchase Farmers Market Credit: Westchase Farmers Market
    September 23, 2016
    Visiting farmers markets is one of the best ways to meet and talk to the people who grow and produce food locally, but there’s so much more to these markets. Whether they’re big or small, they provide a meeting place where you can shop, support local businesses, meet up with friends and have a little fun. Here we’ve gathered our favorite farmers markets in town. Pay them a visit; you may just discover something new. Urban Harvest Eastside Farmers Market Houston’s...
  • Pasadena Strawberry Festival Credit: Pasadena Strawberry Festival
    May 18, 2016
    Come Friday, volunteers at the 43rd Annual Pasadena Strawberry Festival will begin assembling one gigantic strawberry shortcake. To give you an idea of just how big, the 2014 cake was a little more than 2,000 square-feet and 21,500 pounds. And it was topped with more than a ton of strawberries, glaze and whipped cream. The cake is one of the main attractions at the three-day festival, which runs from May 20 to May 22 at the Pasadena Convention Center & Fairgrounds . “It’s...
  • Houston BBQ Festival
    April 11, 2016
    The Fourth Annual Houston Barbecue Festival is less than two months away and we’re already salivating at the thought of tasting Houston’s best barbecue in one single spot. Started in 2013 by J.C. Reid and Michael Fulmer, the festival has grown year after year, much like Houston’s barbecue scene. Reid, who also writes about barbecue for the Houston Chronicle, said he expects this year’s festival to be the best yet and he shared a few things we should look forward to...
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