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Where to Eat in Houston During Lent 2024 — Updated

2024 Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition. Photo by Mario-Sebastian Berry.

Rodeo Crowns Houston Restaurant Winners at Best Bites Competition

A handsome spread at Luchador Micheladas y Botanas. Photo by Mario-Sebastian Berry.

Mexican Restaurant in Northwest Houston Offers Big Sonoran Flavors

Heights Hideaway and The Post Beer & Wine Garden owners Rebecca and Tashi Garcia. Photo by Bryan Patrick Smith.

Heights Restaurant and Wine Bar Owners Set To Open a New Hideaway

MF Sushi Chefs Open Unique Lobster & Ceviche Restaurant in Montrose

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Rodeo Crowns Houston Restaurant Winners at Best Bites Competition

POSTED: February 19, 2024 AT 9:13 am   /   Food & Drink Festivals, News, Texas

Each year, the Houston Rodeo season kicks off with the Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup & Best Bites Competition at NRG Center. The huge event brings together food and wine enthusiasts, hospitality professionals, food writers and dozens of judges to celebrate 450 award-winning wines and to taste over 100 signature dishes from restaurants competing for ornate belt-buckle […]

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Longstanding Montrose Eatery Closes to Make Way for Thai Restaurant

POSTED: February 15, 2024 AT 12:29 pm   /   News, Restaurant Closings, Restaurant Openings

Mediterranean eatery La Fendee has been a fixture at 1402 Westheimer in some form or another for 17 years. It’s now shuttered, and despite a note on the website’s homepage saying that La Fendee is “closed for maintenance and remodeling until further notice,” a notice for a mixed-beverage permit application on the door indicates that […]

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James Beard Semifinalist Restaurant in Houston Celebrates with Events in February 2024

POSTED: February 5, 2024 AT 2:08 pm   /   News, Upcoming Events

The timing couldn’t have been better for chefs Evelyn Garcia and Henry Lu. On January 24, the James Beard Foundation announced its 2024 award semifinalists and JŪN, Garcia and Lu’s Heights restaurant, is in the running for Best New Restaurant. On the heels of this honor, JŪN is celebrating its 1st birthday on February 7. […]

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Enduring Houston Ramen Shop Starts OnlyFans Account As it Weathers a Rough Time

POSTED: January 30, 2024 AT 2:33 pm   /   Breaking News, Ramen, Washington Corridor

Ninja Ramen, located at 4219 Washington Avenue, is known for its unique ramen style, fun environment and what the owner claims is the largest Asian whiskey selection in the country. That’s kept customers coming back for nearly a decade, but right now, the restaurant needs support. On Tuesday, January 30, owner Christopher Huang posted to […]

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These Houston Restaurants & Chefs Are 2024 James Beard Award Semifinalists

POSTED: January 24, 2024 AT 12:54 pm   /   Breaking News, Chefs You Should Know, News

It’s that time of year again when some of the best in Houston’s restaurant industry get really good news from the James Beard Foundation. The 2024 James Beard Award Restaurant & Chef Award Semifinalists list is out, and Houston continues to be well-represented. Some of the nods went to people and businesses that have been […]

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Mexican Restaurant in Northwest Houston Offers Big Sonoran Flavors

POSTED: February 20, 2024 AT 11:07 am   /   Food Finds, Mexican

Owner-operators Renee Saenz and Francisco Rios debuted Luchador Micheladas y Botanas at 7751 Barker Cypress on January 24. The restaurant offers a fun, unique and flavorful experience with a wide selection of Sonoran specialties as well as micheladas, margaritas and mezcal cocktails.  Saenz and Rios extended an invitation to Houston Food Finder to visit the […]

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Rodeo Crowns Houston Restaurant Winners at Best Bites Competition

POSTED: February 19, 2024 AT 9:13 am   /   Food & Drink Festivals, News, Texas

Each year, the Houston Rodeo season kicks off with the Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup & Best Bites Competition at NRG Center. The huge event brings together food and wine enthusiasts, hospitality professionals, food writers and dozens of judges to celebrate 450 award-winning wines and to taste over 100 signature dishes from restaurants competing for ornate belt-buckle […]

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Where to Eat in Houston During Lent 2024 — Updated

POSTED: February 14, 2024 AT 1:37 pm   /   Food Finds, Holidays

This year, Lent runs from February 14 — condolences to everyone planning on giving up candy — until March 28. That’s six Fridays’ worth of abstaining from meat, for those who observe the tradition. However, just because the beasts of land and air are quite literally off the table doesn’t mean your Lenten meals have […]

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Valentine’s Dinner in Houston on a Budget: Creative Ideas for 2024 — Updated

POSTED: February 6, 2024 AT 10:02 am   /   Food Finds, Holidays

Let’s be frank: it’s easy to find an expensive Valentine’s Day dinner. Just look up any restaurant you consider “nice” and it’s probably offering something special for that evening or the weekend before (Valentine’s Day is on a Wednesday this year).  To many people, being romantic means dining at a fancy restaurant. However, that’s not […]

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Enduring Houston Ramen Shop Starts OnlyFans Account As it Weathers a Rough Time

POSTED: January 30, 2024 AT 2:33 pm   /   Breaking News, Ramen, Washington Corridor

Ninja Ramen, located at 4219 Washington Avenue, is known for its unique ramen style, fun environment and what the owner claims is the largest Asian whiskey selection in the country. That’s kept customers coming back for nearly a decade, but right now, the restaurant needs support. On Tuesday, January 30, owner Christopher Huang posted to […]

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Luxury Liquor Filled Chocolate Shop And Speakeasy Coming to East Downtown

POSTED: February 13, 2024 AT 9:34 am   /   Bar Openings, Cocktails

Chocolate lovers rejoice! A chocolate company that specializes in decadent treats filled with luxury spirits is coming to East Downtown this March. CASE Chocolates is opening a retail space and speakeasy at The Plant mixed use development center located at 3401 Harrisburg next door to James Beard Award-winning Thai restaurant Street to Kitchen. The company […]

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Company Known for Texas Beer Proves it Can Still Learn New Tricks

POSTED: December 15, 2023 AT 3:17 pm   /   Bars, Beer, Breweries, Distilleries, Spirits

Spoetzl Brewing Company is well-known for the Shiner beers named for its Texas hometown, especially Shiner Bock. When people hear “Shiner”, this popular, widely distributed, dark-yet-easygoing lager is probably the first beer that comes to mind, although it could also be Shiner Premium, the company’s flagship golden lager.  Over the past 15 years though, the […]

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Boheme in Montrose Launches New Menu With Instagram-Famous Turkish Chef

POSTED: November 7, 2023 AT 2:54 pm   /   Bars, Bars With A Full Menu, Chefs You Should Know

Boheme, located at 307 Fairview, has long been one of the most popular spots for hangouts, casual date nights and drag brunches in Montrose, but it’s been a while since much has been said about the food. That’s about to change, as it retained Turkish chef and restaurateur Ismet Saz to develop a dozen new […]

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Houston Events, Food & Drinks for Halloween & Dia de Los Muertos 2023 — Updated

POSTED: October 23, 2023 AT 3:10 pm   /   Bars, Food Finds, Holidays

Ladies and gentlemen, guys and ghouls — it is that time of year again! We are entering the home stretch of the spooky season, where bars and restaurants around the city are redecorating in varying themes of silly, scary and respectful, in antici… pation(!), for the end-of-October holidays. We’ve collected a list of our favorite […]

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Bar East of Downtown Houston Aims to Provide Some Good Times

POSTED: October 11, 2023 AT 3:17 pm   /   Bar Openings, Bars, Late Night, Pizza

Just two months after announcing the closures of Indianola and Miss Carousel, Agricole Hospitality is opening the doors of new bar Lightnin’s Good Times on Wednesday, October 11, at 1201 St. Emanuel. Feeling like they “missed the mark” on what would resonate in EaDo, owners Morgan Weber, Ryan Pera and Vincent Huynh are aiming for […]

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