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Culinary Blog

New Game Food for Football Season

New football season, new food! Concessions at football games are not what they used to be. With elevated takes on traditional gameday food from some of Houston’s most notable chefs and restaurants, Houstonians and visiting fans are guaranteed to eat well regardless of their team’s outcome. So whether you’re living large in the suites or a die-hard fan in the crowd, bring a gameday-sized appetite for the super bowl of Houston food. View this post on Instagram A post shared by…

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Where to Eat at Minute Maid Park

Peanuts and popcorn are great snacks for any other ballpark, but this is Houston, a town known for its big appetite and even bigger offering of delicious food. Hot dogs, burgers, wings and barbeque are all on the menu at Minute Maid Park. And you wouldn’t be in Houston if you didn’t try a few Tex-Mex options. So get your taste buds ready! We’re sure this list will hit a home run. OSSO AND KRISTALLA View this post on Instagram A post shared by…

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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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Eggnog Treats in Houston

Whether you drink it hot or cold or enjoy the flavor in a cupcake or other treat, eggnog is the unofficial flavor of the holiday season! Eggnog is a traditional drink typically made with a mixture of eggs, cream or milk, seasonings like cinnamon or nutmeg and sometimes with alcohol. We’ve found a few eggnog sweet treats and drinks around Houston to try out and also have tips for creating your own special drink at home! Eggnog Sweets & Sips At Bosscat Kitchen & Libations check out the Bear Nog…

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Where to Find Holiday Tamales

Tamales for the holidays is a true Houston (and Texas) tradition. It’s almost like having mom’s favorite Turkey at Thanksgiving - we just can’t go without it! From traditional pork, to brisket, jalapeño and even a “sweet” flavor, there is no shortage of tamale options in the Houston area. Molina’s Cantina Molina’s Cantina (first known as Old Monterrey) was one of the first Mexican restaurants in Houston back in 1941 and the tamale tradition has lived on through the years. As a gift to you, for a…

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Thanksgiving Provisions Houston-Style

Don’t want to do all the cooking this Thanksgiving? Many Houston restaurants are ready to lend a hand with Thanksgiving to-go menus ranging from complete meal packages to appealing sides and desserts. Because, hey, you deserve to rest a little, too. Read on for our favorite “Houston Style” Thanksgiving to-go menus and make sure to order fast; some places have deadlines as early as Nov. 14. Make it easy Houston’s New York-style deli Kenny & Ziggy’s offers a variety of appetizers including…

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Get Your Pumpkin Fix This Fall

It is fall in Houston and that means football, (sometimes) cooler weather and pumpkins galore! Houston restaurants are joining in on the pumpkin obsession. From sweet treats to the main course, chefs in Houston are not shy when it comes to experimenting with pumpkin - and boy are we glad. October 26th is National Pumpkin Day, here is a few places where you can celebrate. Savory Pumpkin Finds Common Bond Cafe and Bakery Common Bond Cafe and Bakery has all sorts of pumpkin flavored treats…

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Top Dining Near Minute Maid Park

Rodeo Goat Rodeo Goat Ice House is just East of Downtown Houston and serves up some of the best burgers in town. Feeling spicy? Try the Hot Bastard Burger with Habanero cheddar, marinated fresno peppers, bibb lettuce, beefsteak tomato, onion, and aioli. There are 20+ burgers to choose from and a great selection of beer, wine and specialty cocktails for your drinking pleasure. Rodeo Goat is less than a half a mile walk to Minute Maid. Osso & Kristalla Osso & Kristalla is located directly across…

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Locals Love it - Crawfish

It's one of our favorite seasons here in Houston - crawfish season! We're not alone, either. For many locals crawfish is the meal of choice from March to June. Before the crawfish officially invade, we're putting together a list of all the local hot spots to catch the flavor in these mudbugs. Help us build our list with some of your own recommendations! If you have a favorite patio spot, bar stool or table in town, let us know using the survey below. This survey is now closed. Check back on…

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