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  • 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:
  • Lee's Fried Chicken Credit: Lee's Fried Chicken
    July 5, 2017
    It’s National Fried Chicken Day, and Houston has no shortage of crispy goodness. Now we know that “favorites” is a touchy subject when it comes to fried chicken, so chomp into these H-Town eateries, and don’t hesitate to sound off on hidden gems not mentioned below. Lee's Fried Chicken & Donuts A unique pairing in the Heights has diners lining out the door of Lee’s Fried Chicken and Donuts. Start with an order of fried chicken done right, slowly...
  • Eight Row Flint Margarita Credit: Eight Row Flint
    June 29, 2017
    Have plans for Fourth of July weekend yet? For those of you still looking for something to do on America’s birthday or just not into cooking and grilling this weekend, check out these fun food and drink happenings around Houston. There’s plenty to taste and drink. Happy Fourth! And for ideas on way to celebrate, click here . Red, White & Boom At Levy Park Head over to Levy Park to get a taste of Fort Worth chef and TV personality Tim Love’s cuisine this weekend. The...
  • Dolce Neve Gelato Credit: Dolce Neve Gelato
    June 23, 2017
    Summer is officially here and with the rapidly rising temperatures in Houston, what better way to cool off than with a scoop of ice cream or a refreshing ice pop? We’ve rounded up some of Houston’s top spots for frozen treats, including several newcomers that have set up shop in town within the past year. Read on to find out where to calm your cravings for something cool and sweet. Dolce Neve Gelato This Austin import founded by siblings Marco and Francesca Silvestrini, and her...
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    March 29, 2017
    Miller Outdoor Theatre’s new season, which kicked off this month, got us thinking about picnics. Miller, after all, is a perfect place for one. Just pack some food, a blanket, and park yourself on the grassy hill facing the stage to enjoy a free performance. Or you can choose one of Houston’s many other green spaces for your al fresco meal. Wondering what to pack? Here are some local places that make picnicking a breeze no matter where you go to for your outing. Cheese,...
  • 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...
  • James Beard Foundation Credit: James Beard Foundation
    February 15, 2017
    The James Beard Foundation today announced the semifinalists for its 2017 Restaurant and Chef Awards, and Houston showed up big with nine nominees across several categories. The prestigious awards recognize honor the top chefs, restaurants, wine professionals, journalists, cookbook authors, restaurant designers, and other food professionals in the United States. Six Houston chefs got the nod for the best chef Southwest award, which Oxheart’s Justin Yu brought back to Houston last year....
  • 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...
  • The Hay Merchant Credit: Julie Soefer Photography
    December 1, 2016
    In a city as diverse as Houston, you’re bound to come across unique and unusual foods. From pigs feet and fish heads in Chinatown to menudo (tripe) or goat’s head in Mexican restaurants, there are many unique foods to explore in town. Of course what’s unique or adventurous to one person may not be unique or adventurous to another but read on for some unusual dishes to try. Do you dare? Chapulines and Insect Vending Machines Insects as food may be a hard sell but many...
  • Bubble Tea Credit: Gong Cha USA
    November 7, 2016
    Houston is a city with seemingly endless choices for bubble tea, the Taiwanese drink in which brewed tea is mixed with milk or fruit juices and served with tapioca balls or fruit jellies. But even with the abundance of shops already in town, new bubble tea shops continue to open. Even Rice University has its own, student-run supplier of bubble tea, East-West Tea , which launched earlier this year. So while you won’t wrong with standbys such as The Teahouse , I Heart Boba or Star Snow Ice...
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