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Culturemap Tastemakers 2020 Awards Experience

Background 👩‍🏫 In anticipation of Culturemap Houston's annual awards ceremony, where they crown the best of Houston’s culinary and bar scene, we chose three awesome Houston Insiders to attend the event as our VIPs correspondents. Even though the big day was taken virtual, the organizers didn’t let that put a damper on the festivities. Here is an account from one of our VIP attendees, Marlene Meyers (@funinthecityHTX). The Experience 👀 “This year the CultureMap Houston Tastemaker Awards…

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Follow Your Fork to Black Restaurant Week

Now celebrating its fifth year, the annual Black Restaurant Week (#HOUBRW) 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 July 10th and runs through the 19th, 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…

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Valentine’s Day Reservations in Houston

February has arrived and love is inevitably in the air. Whether you’re single or happily in a relationship, Houston’s top restaurants have tasty offerings for Valentine’s Day. Even those who prefer to avoid the crowds on Feb. 14 will find a way to celebrate since many restaurants are offering their V-Day menus before and after the big day. Read on for our suggestions and don’t forget to make a reservation. View this post on Instagram A post shared…

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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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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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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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