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Conversations at the Chef’s Table 2021

I do not consider myself a foodie or an influencer, but I do pride myself as an explorer. Even as a native Houstonian, it is hard to keep up with the hottest and freshest places sprouting up in the different pockets of Houston neighborhoods. With all the stars aligned, exploring Houston’s food scene has allowed me to indulge in the chef’s table and have conversations with five innovative culinary geniuses who I respect for being tastemakers in the Houston culinary circle. Courtesy of Blood…

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The Best Kolaches in Houston

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 to see what all the fuss is about. Koala Kolaches Serving up fresh, authentic Czech fruit kolaches, Koala Kolaches in Cypress does kolaches the way most people outside of Texas think of them. While you're there, you might as well try one of their homemade cinnamon rolls, even offered gluten free. Koala…

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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. Courtesy of @barnabyscafe on…

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Empanadas: The Houston Treat

There’s not much cozier than a little hand-sized pie filled with sweet or savory goodness. You can eat empanadas standing up, but sometimes they’re so good you’re going to have to sit down to find your bearings. These little South American pockets of perfection with Spanish roots can be found all over Houston, filled with flavors as diverse as Houston itself. The Original Marini’s Empanada House Westchase 10001 Westheimer Rd, Carillion Shopping Centre | Houston, TX 77042 Courtesy of…

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Valentine’s Day in Houston: A Restaurant Guide

February is here, H-Town. This year, Valentine’s Day will be on a Sunday so you and your loved ones can celebrate all weekend long! Our city’s top restaurants are ready to offer some delicious meals that we’re sure you’ll love whether you choose to dine in or order to-go. Read on to see the list of restaurants with prix fixe, à la carte and takeout menus. Be sure to book your reservation soon! Courtesy of @stateofgracetx on Instagram LOVE AT FIRST BITE Celebrate the holiday with a lovely…

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A Perfect Day of Eating: Downtown

One perfect day in downtown Houston wouldn’t be complete without taking advantage of some of the great food options the city has to offer. From early morning breakfast to late night drinks, we’ve got you covered for a tasty 24 hours in downtown Houston. Breakfast View this post on Instagram A post shared by Hector Pineda ♋ (@hector_p12) Start off on the right foot with a distinctly Houstonian breakfast choice at the downtown location of…

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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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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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A Thanksgiving Recipe by Chef Chris Cosentino

Chef Chris Cosentino knows a thing or two about family, food and tradition – the three main ingredients in virtually every annual Thanksgiving celebration across America. His Italian heritage is the impetus behind his latest restaurant, Rosalie Italian Soul, which opened in October inside the C. Baldwin Hotel in Downtown Houston. Named after his great grandmother, Rosalie Cosentino, the restaurant offers classic Italian dishes such as housemade pastas, red sauce dishes and signature pizzas…

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Thai You Must Try

There are different ways to define comfort food. For some, its traditional Southern cuisine or hearty, warm soups, but never count out the rich and savory flavors of Thai food when you want some comfort with a kick! Houston is home to a number of delicious and authentic Thai restaurants. To make it easier on the famished wayfarer, we’ve picked restaurants in some of Houston’s most-visited neighborhoods, so that no matter where you are, you can get the pad thai or yellow curry you so desperately…

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