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Where to Find Chiles en Nogada in Houston, Mexico’s Most Patriotic Dish

Restaurant Family in The Woodlands Open Portuguese Chicken Takeout Restaurant

Chilaquiles with tomatillo salsa and sunny side up eggs

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

Hanger Steak at Rosalie

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

New Sugar Land Restaurant Offers Unique Mix of Thai Food, Breakfast & Espresso Drinks

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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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How Houstonians Can Help Hurricane Ida Victims in Southeast Louisiana Right Now — Updated

POSTED: September 1, 2021 AT 6:19 pm   /   Feed The Need, News

New collection locations added 9/2/2021 at 2:10 p.m. Houston restaurateurs are gearing up to help with Hurricane Ida relief by raising money, supplies and food. Search-and-rescue efforts have started in the wake of the hurricane storm surge and up to 170 mile-per-hour winds that battered several parishes as the storm stalled out for six hours […]

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Georgia James is Moving & The Hay Merchant is Closing at the End of 2021

POSTED: August 31, 2021 AT 3:42 pm   /   Breaking News, News

After a decade at 1100 Westheimer, Chris Shepherd and his restaurant group Underbelly Hospitality are leaving the Montrose building where he opened his first restaurant and beer bar. At the end of this year, steakhouse Georgia James is closing to relocate to the new Regent Square development just off Allen Parkway at 1203 Dunlavy. It’s […]

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End of an Era: Peli Peli to be Replaced by Another South African Restaurant

POSTED: August 25, 2021 AT 4:31 pm   /   News, Restaurant Closings, Restaurant Openings

After a dozen years combined, all remaining Peli Peli South African Kitchen locations are closing for good on September 5. The Woodlands and Galleria restaurants — the only ones that still remain — are being replaced by Mozambik, a restaurant that started in South Africa that also has locations in Zambia. The new restaurant debuts […]

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Scaled-Down Version of Houston Food Festival Still Looks Pretty Darn Fun

POSTED: August 17, 2021 AT 3:51 pm   /   Food & Drink Festivals, News

It’s another example of COVID Ruins Everything. Commune, a chef-driven festival that was originally scheduled to run for two weeks this summer, has been postponed until March 2022 due to concerns about the rise in COVID-19 cases. Instead the festival is being pared down to a three-day preview event that will take place from August […]

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Popular BBQ Joint Owner is Firing Up A New Houston Steakhouse

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

A Houston restaurant company that started out with a popular, acclaimed smokehouse is having another growth spurt. Sambrooks Management Company is opening Andiron, a new steakhouse that will be located at 3201 Allen Parkway. The hospitality company owns several popular spots known for meaty feasts, including The Pit Room, The Patio at The Pit Room, Candente […]

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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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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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8 Must-Try Asian Restaurants In Pearland

POSTED: September 2, 2021 AT 3:11 pm   /   Asian, Sponsored

Sponsored Discover a world of Asian flavors in Pearland where you can explore authentic Filipino, Mongolian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and other international cuisines, including unexpected combinations. There are spicy curries, rich soups, loaded sushi rolls, fusion egg rolls, local seafood, teas and much more. Plan your journey with this list, and go to Visit […]

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Houston Ice Cream — 11 Scoop Shops Making Ice Cream More Fun

POSTED: August 26, 2021 AT 4:29 pm   /   Dessert, Food Finds

Though all that screaming for ice cream may seem unnecessary, recently Van Leeuwen Ice Cream nearly broke the internet when it launched its limited-run Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Ice Cream. It’s part of a trend of increasingly unique, inventive and sometimes bizarre ice cream flavors happening not just at well-regarded national chains, but also in […]

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The Hit List: New Houston Restaurants to Visit in September 2021

POSTED: August 25, 2021 AT 10:27 am   /   Food Finds

Houston’s restaurant scene continues to evolve, despite the ongoing pandemic. There are several new additions to this month’s Hit List: a tavern from a well-established, local chef and restaurateur, a Canadian import that opened in the Galleria, a self-serve wine destination in Spring Branch and more. Whether you are looking for a full-service meal or […]

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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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New Houston Restaurant & Bar Serves Clubby Tropical Vibes

POSTED: May 27, 2021 AT 12:53 pm   /   Bars, Food Finds

Night Moves Hospitality, the recently formed hospitality group from Greg Perez (formerly of Monkey’s Tail) and culinary director Lyle Bento, has launched the first of its planned concepts. Space Cowboy, which is attached to the newly renovated Heights House Hotel located at 100 W Cavalcade, is a blend of specialty cocktail bar, Asian- and Hawaiian-influenced restaurant […]

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Heights Wine Bar Serves Up Wine Country Experience

POSTED: May 24, 2021 AT 11:36 am   /   Bars, Wine

All Houston restaurants faced challenges last year due to the pandemic, but perhaps none more so than places that opened just as the Texas government ordered state-wide dining room shutdowns. Mutiny Wine Room, a combination tasting room, restaurant and retail outlet at 1124 Usener, fell into that dire category. In January 2020, about two months […]

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Houston Steakhouse Crafts a $25 Old Fashioned Made with Exclusive Bourbon

POSTED: May 7, 2021 AT 12:03 pm   /   Cocktails, Whisk(e)y

After a year-long wait thanks to the pandemic, Doris Metropolitan has finally released its collaboration with Maker’s Mark bourbon. It is a private barrel selection from the distillery, and Doris Metropolitan has created a $25 Doris Old Fashioned cocktail to showcase the limited-availability spirit. The Maker’s Mark private barrel selection program allows purchasers to select […]

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Whiskey Honors Man Who Was Likely America’s First Black Master Distiller

POSTED: April 15, 2021 AT 12:58 pm   /   Bars, Distilleries

For nearly a year Sean Beck, sommelier and beverage director for H-Town Restaurant Group, has hosted weekly virtual tasting events at Backstreet Cafe. During these Zoom-based get-togethers, Beck guides guests through the world of wine, cocktails or spirits, introducing the people and stories behind the drinks. This ritual gives enthusiasts and beginners alike to not […]

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