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Culinary Blog

Cultural Festivals with Amazing Food

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 2019 November 2, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm This popular festival is done each year in Downtown Houston to support…

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The Joy of Eating…for a Good Cause

It’s that time of year again, when gluttony gives back. Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW), the single largest fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank, will take place Aug. 1 through Sept. 2. This month-long event ensures that eating out helps to feed Houstonians in need of meals. Since its inception in 2003, HRW has raised more than $12.2 million dollars to fight hunger and has provided 36.6 million meals. Each meal purchased from an HRW menu can provide up to 21 meals for the Houston Food Bank. This…

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Space City Celebrations and Libations During Space City Month

Houston isn’t called Space City for nothing. The city that boasts NASA’s Johnson Space Center is ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon with Space City Month. Plenty of bars and restaurants will have specials throughout July to commemorate the American spirit that won the space race! Brasserie du Parc – Blast off with Brasserie du Parc’s Blue Moon Eclipse cocktail with cognac, blue Curaçao, lemon juice, house-made grenadine and bitters. Xochi – James Beard…

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Where to Eat (and Drink) During Houston Pride

Houston knows how to party, and one of the biggest parties of the year will take place June 22nd in downtown for the Pride Parade 2019. With more than 700,000 people expected to participate, the only thing more epic than our Pride Parade is the roster of restaurants and bars where you can grab a bite, get a drink and party all night long. We’ve got your cheat sheet on a few hot spots for you to visit while you’re celebrating and having a good time. Rich’s The Pride Parade Official Afterparty is…

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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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Celebrate Houston Kolache Day

Who doesn’t love a fresh-baked, warm, straight-from-the-oven kolache on a brisk winter morning? You can taste it, can’t you? Well get ready to head over to some of Houston’s top kolache shops in celebration of National Kolache Day on March 1. Check out how a few stores are honoring the “holiday”’ with some delicious deals. Koala Kolaches National Kolache Day actually began with Koala Kolaches. To honor the occasion, they are giving away free authentic Czech fruit kolaches. Customers can also…

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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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A Perfect Foodie Day: Upper Kirby & River Oaks

The River Oaks/Upper Kirby area is one of the hippest trips in America. The neighborhood boasts beautiful homes, posh boutiques and even fabulous nightclubs. You could entertain yourself for hours on end without ever leaving the zip code. With hours of fun and amusement on deck, you’re going to need to replenish that energy throughout the day. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Loosen your belt buckle for a grand culinary experience you won’t soon forget. BREAKFAST The most important meal of…

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Celebrate City Acre Brewing's Second Anniversary

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 indoor festivities. “We…

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Shop Local at These 6 Houston’s Farmers Markets

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 businesses, meet up with…

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