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Best Houston Restaurant Patios in the Heights

Aaron Lyons, culinary director and chef Brandi Key and Trent Patterson of Daily Gather and Dish Society

Dish Society Spins Off New Memorial Restaurant With Chef Brandi Key

Scott Tarwater of Landry's

The Palm Relocates to Swanky New Digs in Downtown Houston

Willie and Khalil Blue

Houston Father-Son Duo Compete on “Top Chef: Family Style”

Lamb Shank Recado Negro at The Houstonian

New Autumn Dishes at Houston Restaurant TRIBUTE Bring Toasty Comfort

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Houston Father-Son Duo Compete on “Top Chef: Family Style”

POSTED: October 13, 2021 AT 1:37 am   /   Competitions, Houston in the Spotlight, News

Houstonians can catch two of their own on “Top Chef: Family Style” with new episodes of the cooking competition dropping every Thursday for the next few weeks on NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming network. Missouri City residents Willie Blue and Khalil Blue are a father-son duo competing for the title of “Top Chef: Family Style” champion. While […]

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Dish Society Spins Off New Memorial Restaurant With Chef Brandi Key

POSTED: October 4, 2021 AT 12:08 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

NEW: Listen to Phaedra Cook’s interview with chef Brandi Key and Dish Society co-owner Aaron Lyons in its entirety on Houston Food Finder’s “Houston Restaurant News Today” podcast.  Five 12 Restaurant Concepts , the restaurant group behind the six Dish Society locations and helmed by Aaron Lyons, is opening a new concept in CityCentre this year. […]

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Make the Most of Autumn in Houston at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa!

POSTED: September 24, 2021 AT 9:43 am   /   News, Sponsored, Upcoming Events

Sponsored Seasonal fun is in full swing at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa! Choose this legendary hotel near the Galleria area and enjoy fall events in Houston all season long. Each event, many of which are exclusive perks for hotel guests and Club members, include indoor, outdoor, lively and intimate. Visit the website for […]

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Becks Prime Bows Out of the Heights

POSTED: September 23, 2021 AT 4:15 pm   /   News, Restaurant Closings

Heights residents are going to have to drive farther for Becks Prime’s fresh-never-frozen Angus beef burgers, hand-cut fries and ahi tuna salads. The Heights location at 115 West 19th is closing on Thursday, September 30. The good news is that 10 locations remain (most of which are in Houston, but there is also one in […]

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Bravo’s Top Chef is Filming 19th Season in Houston

POSTED: September 22, 2021 AT 9:34 am   /   Houston in the Spotlight, News

It took 19 seasons for Bravo’s Emmy and James Beard Award-Winning series “Top Chef“ to fully explore Houston’s culinary excellence. Often considered the nation’s most diverse city, Houston, with restaurants offering over 140 different cuisines, epitomizes what the show is striving to represent: an American culinary landscape where many cultures rub shoulders. Accompanying the announcement […]

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Downtown Houston Hotel Restaurant With Celebrity Chef Cred Taps Into Local Talent

POSTED: September 14, 2021 AT 10:40 am   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Rosalie Italian Soul in the C. Baldwin Hotel at 400 Dallas initially opened with celebrity chef Chris Cosentino guiding the menu. The casually elegant, 70s-themed Italian-American eatery, named for Cosentino’s grandmother, temporarily closed in 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s now finally reopening on Wednesday, September 15, but with a new executive […]

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Houston Restaurants Closing Due to Tropical Storm Nicholas — Updated

POSTED: September 13, 2021 AT 5:16 pm   /   Breaking News, News

Editor’s Note: Thankfully, several areas of Houston were not badly affected by what ended up being Hurricane Nicholas. Conversely, some areas, including the Heights and parts of West Houston, are dealing with extended power outages. So, please make sure to call any of the restaurants below or check the social media accounts for the latest […]

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Best Houston Restaurant Patios in the Heights

POSTED: October 15, 2021 AT 11:00 am   /   Food Finds, Heights

A drive down Heights Boulevard, the main thoroughfare of The Heights (named for towering a whopping 27-feet in elevation over downtown) can make you forget you are in the sprawling metropolis of Houston. The road’s grand esplanade displays modern sculptures in an ever-changing exhibit. Live oak trees shade Victorian mansions and cozy bungalows. Independently owned […]

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Best Houston Restaurant Patios in Timbergrove, Lazybrook and Shady Acres

POSTED: September 29, 2021 AT 3:40 pm   /   Best of Houston, Food Finds, Heights

Some of Houston’s most-overlooked dining neighborhoods are Timbergrove and Lazybrook — which are west of White Oak Bayou — and Shady Acres, to the east. Often, restaurants in these areas get rolled into articles about the Heights, but these are unique neighborhoods in their own part of town. (Just ask someone who lives in the […]

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First Bite: Sugar Land Restaurant Brings Elegant Indian Cuisine to Town Square

POSTED: September 24, 2021 AT 10:40 am   /   Food Finds, Indian, Sugar Land

Newcomers Neelesh and Shubhangi Musale recently opened Mahesh’s Kitchen at 16019 City Walk in Sugar Land Town Square (the former Turquoise Grill & Bar space). Diners can expect elevated Indian cuisine served on white tablecloths in a bright, modern space with views of the kitchen. An added bonus — not found at other Indian restaurants […]

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Restaurant Family in The Woodlands Open Portuguese Chicken Takeout Restaurant

POSTED: September 16, 2021 AT 5:49 pm   /   Chicken, Food Finds, Portuguese

Many residents in and near The Woodlands are familiar with popular French bakery La Francesita (formerly known as Gourmet French Bakery) located at 9950 Woodlands Parkway. Owned by the Costa family, the bakery has been a fixture of the area since 2009, serving up freshly baked croissants, tarts, bread and crepes. Now, a new generation […]

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Hugo Ortega’s New Houston Restaurant URBE Dishes All-Day Street Food

POSTED: September 10, 2021 AT 3:43 pm   /   Food Finds, Mexican

James Beard Award-winning chef Hugo Ortega and multiple James Beard award-semifinalist restaurateur Tracy Vaught are known for the upscale Mexican cuisine they serve at Hugo’s, Xochi and Caracol. However, the taquitos dorados at Xochi and Ortega’s cookbook, Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico, that show the diverse fare served by Mexico’s roadside stalls are an […]

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Food-Focused Bar in Unexpected Venue is a Houston Heights Gem

POSTED: October 6, 2021 AT 2:48 pm   /   Bars, Bars With A Full Menu, Wine

Opening a restaurant or bar during the height of the pre-vaccine pandemic was a risky endeavor, but Tashi and Rebecca Garcia were determined. With an industry background (Garcia paid his dues working front and back of the house at Smith and Wollensky, Brash Brewery, State of Grace and Johnny’s Gold Brick), the couple were running […]

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Annual Sangria Throwdown in Houston Returns With a Twist — Updated

POSTED: October 4, 2021 AT 10:29 am   /   Bars, Drink & Do Good

After being canceled last year due to the pandemic, the annual Sangria Throwdown hosted by Women Of Wine (WOW) Charities is returning this year. However, thanks to COVID-19 lingering like a deadbeat roommate, it won’t involve hundreds of guests sampling sangria in one big room. Instead, it’s billed as Sangria Throwdown On The Town. During […]

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Self-Serve Bar & Gastropub From Hay Merchant Alums Now Open in Spring Branch

POSTED: August 11, 2021 AT 2:50 pm   /   Bar Openings, Bars, Bars With A Full Menu

The Spring Branch area has long been a food haven, though one that doesn’t get as much praise as it should. It’s home to diverse restaurants such as El Hidalguense, Seoul Garden and the original Roostar location. Recently, the neighborhood has become a hot spot for new bars, restaurants and craft coffee shops. The new […]

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Get a Taste of Peyton Manning’s Bourbon at Houston Golf-Themed Charity Film Fest

POSTED: August 5, 2021 AT 3:05 pm   /   News, Upcoming Events, Whisk(e)y

There is no shortage of celebrity-backed alcohol brands on the market these days. However, Sweetens Cove Spirits Company promises a top-shelf taste vouched for by co-owners and well-known sports superstars Andy Roddick and Peyton Manning. The company is showcasing its bourbon in Houston on Monday, August 9 at iPic Theatre at 4444 Westheimer in River […]

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Midtown Houston Patio Bar Reunites Chef Graham Laborde & Other Bernadine’s Alums

POSTED: July 15, 2021 AT 12:13 pm   /   Bar Openings, Bars, Bars With A Full Menu

A well-known Houston chef who’s been bereft of his own kitchen for over four years is making a big comeback — this time, with his own patio bar. Graham Laborde is reuniting with his former boss, Benjy Mason, to open new patio bar Winnie’s in the former Natachee’s Supper ‘n’ Punch space at 3622 Main […]

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Johnnie Blonde Really Does Have More Fun

POSTED: June 10, 2021 AT 10:21 am   /   Bars, Spirits, Whisk(e)y

The Johnnie Walker whisky company has launched its new Johnnie Blonde label, a Houston exclusive in the United States. The blended Scotch brand is celebrating the new release with a couple of events around the city and a cocktail kit that can to be delivered to your door. Houston Food Finder was given the opportunity […]

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