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  • October 19, 2018
    One of the best things about Houston is the rich and diverse cultures present all across our city. We are a city for everyone! In true Texas style Houston celebrates everything in a big way, including festivals. There are plenty of cultural festivals this fall to give you a taste of other traditions and, of course, the way they like their food. Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican Fest 2018 October 27, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm This popular festival is done each year in Downtown Houston to support
  • Maison shrimp Credit: Mai Pham
    August 2, 2018
    For restaurant lovers, there is no better time in Houston than August thanks to Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW). The single largest fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank, it’s the month-long event during which eating out will actually help to feed the hungry. For each $20 lunch or brunch HRW menu sold, participating restaurants will donate $3 (enough for 9 meals) to the Houston Food Bank. Each $35 HRW dinner will result in a $5 donation (enough for 15 meals), and each $45 dinner will result...
  • June 19, 2018
    Join City Acre Brewing (and all of their avid beer drinking fans) to celebrate its two-year anniversary on Saturday, June 30 th . From 12 – 4 p.m., the brewery will be alive with yard games on the acre of wooded land the brewery boasts plus music, a spectacular backyard cookout buffet from Chef Rick Kelsay, and a rotating menu of brand-new specialty beers. In addition to the shady, breezy acre’s worth of outdoor seating, City Acre’s air-conditioned taproom will be open for...
  • June 14, 2018
    More than 500,000 people are expected to pack downtown Houston and surrounding areas to celebrate Houston Pride 2018 on June 23 rd . Are you one of them? We've got you covered! From brunch to dinner and drinks, we’ve got a few stops for you to hit up while you are in Downtown (or near) to refuel and keep the celebration going. Hamburger Mary’s We don’t have to tell you Hamburger Mary’s is THE place to visit to celebrate Pride. Hamburger Mary's is sponsoring...
  • Westchase Farmers Market Credit: Westchase Farmers Market
    April 20, 2018
    With the rise in popularity of farm to table dinners, you can get in on the magic of fresher tasting food than ever before by visiting the farmers markets in your back yard. Find ingredients unique to the Bayou City as well as the staples you’ve been buying in your grocery store without the hassle of bumping carts with someone every time you turn a corner. Whether they’re big or small, these Houston area farmer’s markets provide a place where you can shop, support local...
  • Whisky Extravaganza Credit: Whisky Extravaganza
    April 17, 2018
    From celebrating cultures to sampling the best food trucks or margaritas in town, Houston has a festival for that! There are many exciting festivals coming up in the Houston area. Some are great for families, others make for a great date night spot or even a girls night out meet-up. Mark your calendars for these memorable festivals coming to the Houston area! The Whisky Extravaganza May 4th The Whisky Extravaganza offers tasting sessions, masterclasses curated by industry experts and the perfect
  • 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...
  • 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...
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