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Culinary Blog

Meet Houston's Celebrity Kid Chefs

Parents, go ahead and take a break from the kitchen for National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day! September 13th is a day for kids and teens to make a meal for the family. What better way to celebrate than to introduce you to a few celebrity kid chefs from our area? Houston is a foodie hotspot, so it’s no surprise we have TWO kids taking part in the current Top Chef Junior competition. 13 year old Kate Daniel and 10 year old Eric Martinez both made it to the competition that is now being shown on…

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Feed Your Inner Caveman with These Paleo Stops

It’s one of the top searched diet words on Google, and people who try it swear by it. The Paleo Lifestyle is a simple way of eating and is often referred to it as the “caveman diet” because you focus on foods a caveman would have eaten. This means a diet full of meats, fish, nuts, greens, veggies and seeds. (No grains, alcohol, or added sugar!) But choosing Paleo doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the best restaurants around Houston! Bosscat Kitchen & Libations Proving that whiskey bars can be…

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6 Places To Pick Up Picnic Food In Houston

The official start of spring is around the corner. What better time to pack up a picnic and head to one of Houston’s many green spaces? Grab a blanket, fill up your picnic basket and enjoy a meal al fresco with your family or better half. You don’t even have to prepare the food yourself. Here we share some great places to pick up provisions and ready-to-go meals that will make picnicking a breeze. Picnic in the Museum District specializes in sandwiches served on house baked bread. Their boxed…

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Must-Try Indian Food in Houston

Indian cuisine has a way of standing out in a world of restaurant options in the Houston area. With the exotic ingredients, array of spices and unique dishes, Indian food allows you to be adventurous! Before you get started on your quest for your new favorite Indian dish in Houston, there are a few popular menu staples you should be familiar with. Biryani : a South Asian mixed rice dish also known as spicy rice. Dhokla : made with fermented batter from rice and chickpeas. Can be eaten for…

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12 Houston Chefs & Restaurants Named Among The 2018 James Beard Awards Semifinalists

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:…

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Where To Eat & Drink In Houston This 4th of July

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 weekend pop-up will give…

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10 Houston Chefs & Restaurants Named Among The 2017 James Beard Awards Semifinalists

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. Included…

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Super Bowl Festivities Bring Chef Demos, Burger Competitions to Super Bowl Live

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 go head…

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Bugs, organs, giant cakes and more unique foods to try in Houston

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 cultures include them in…

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Boba Rising: Bubble Tea Shops Still Popping Up in Houston

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, there…

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