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One of the dishes from the 15-course omakase at Oheya by Uch

Group Behind Uchi Houston Unveils 12-Seat Omakase Restaurant in Montrose

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The Award-Winning Food to Seek Out at Rodeo Houston 2023

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Group Behind Uchi Houston Unveils 12-Seat Omakase Restaurant in Montrose

POSTED: March 25, 2023 AT 4:36 am   /   News, Restaurant Openings

There have already been a slew of new omakase tasting restaurants opening in Houston lately — Sushi by Hidden, Kanau and Uwa, for example — and another one just joined the scene. Hai Hospitality group, the Austin-based, James Beard Award-winning restaurant group behind hits such as Uchi, Uchikoi and Loro Smokehouse just unveiled Oheya by […]

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Longtime Restaurateur Benjy Levit Reveals a New Rice Village Bistro

POSTED: March 14, 2023 AT 4:48 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Benjy Levit, first known for his eponymous restaurant, Benjy’s (now closed) and later, his successful Houston chain, Local Foods Market, is increasing his Rice Village presence with new restaurant Eau Tour. The bistro is opening March 21 at 5117 Kelvin, next door to the neighborhood’s of Local Foods and Levit’s charming, speakeasy-style wine bar, Lee’s […]

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Luxurious Houston Chef Competition Featuring Fresh Truffles Returns March 6

POSTED: March 1, 2023 AT 12:51 pm   /   Food & Drink Festivals, News

The 2023 edition of the eagerly anticipated annual Houston event, The Truffle Masters, is happening on Monday, March 6 at The Revaire, located at 7122 Old Katy Road. This tasting event and chef competition was founded by Diane Roederer, owner of Houston-based luxury food purveyor DR Delicacy, and features highly coveted fresh, black truffles. In […]

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Event Featuring Top Women in Houston Food & Drink Returns to Caracol

POSTED: February 28, 2023 AT 11:40 am   /   News, Upcoming Events

Let’s Talk Womxn had its inaugural Houston event last year, and it was not only successful, it was impressive as a who’s who of the city’s top women in the local food and beverage industry. This incredible opportunity to celebrate and network with these professionals, billed this year as “Let’s Talk & Celebrate Gold Glamor […]

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These are the 2023 Houston Rodeo Barbecue Competition Winners

POSTED: February 27, 2023 AT 11:56 am   /   Competitions, News

When 250 different barbecue teams are competing, as was the case this year at the 2023 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, only a very small percentage can emerge as winners. That makes walking away with a trophy even more impressive. This year, just under two-dozen teams got a little something extra […]

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Pappas Restaurants Starts Petition to Fight Ousting from Hobby Airport — Updated

POSTED: February 23, 2023 AT 12:56 pm   /   News

Updated, 2/23/23, 3:44 p.m.: The Mayor’s Office of Communications has released a statement regarding Pappas Restaurants’ claims regarding the circumstances of its contract ending. This has been added at the end of this article.  Pappas Restaurants, the longstanding, family-owned business that operates numerous restaurants across Houston, including Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Pappadeaux, Delta Blues and Pappasito’s […]

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First Bite: French Restaurant by Respected Chef Opens With Culinary Standouts & Misses

POSTED: March 24, 2023 AT 1:05 pm   /   Food Finds, French

Those who have followed Houston’s food scene for the past decade will know executive chef Philippe Schmit from his eponymous restaurant Philippe Restaurant + Lounge and, before that, from his time at Bistro Moderne at Hotel Derek. A longtime Houstonian at this point, he adopted the moniker “The French Cowboy”, a name he also used […]

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Winning Dessert on Food Network Now Available at Musaafer Restaurant in Houston

POSTED: March 21, 2023 AT 3:31 pm   /   Dessert, Food Finds

Executive pastry chef Ruchit Harneja of Musaafer at 5115 Westheimer in The Galleria created a special Easter dessert that won the third episode of Food Network’s ‘Spring Baking Championship: Easter’. Through Easter Sunday, April 9, it’s also available for Houston diners to try.  The whimsical dessert is called “Honey-Glaze Ham” — and it’s cuter than […]

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Go to This Cypress Restaurant for a Taste of Jamaican Paradise

POSTED: March 21, 2023 AT 7:15 am   /   Food Finds, Jamaican

Jamaica Paradise Kitchen is a new, family-owned and -operated restaurant that opened last November in the Cypress Lakes Plaza shopping center at 14710 Mueschke. It is putting forth some irresistible, authentic Jamaican cuisine.  Upon entry, you’re likely to be greeted from behind the counter by Kamal McDonald, a passionate young chef who runs the restaurant […]

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This Northside Food Truck is Making Some of the Best Tacos de Trompo in Houston

POSTED: March 16, 2023 AT 11:05 am   /   Food Finds, Food Trucks, Mexican

Tacos y Gorditas Correcaminos is one of many incredible taco options located along Airline between Tidwell and Aldine Bender, and it’s serving some of the best, must-try tacos de trompo in the Houston area. Specifically, owner and taquero Daniel Zarate’s upgraded food truck (after years of service, he just got a new one) is located […]

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The Award-Winning Food to Seek Out at Rodeo Houston 2023

POSTED: March 2, 2023 AT 3:38 pm   /   Food Finds

It’s rodeo season again! The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo runs from February 28 to March 19, delivering concerts, shows, rides, games and — most importantly — carnival food. From simple sausage-on-a-stick to Monte Cristo sandwiches encased in funnel cake batter, the carnival and rodeo food is diverse, indulgent, and often smoked or fried. There […]

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Pearland Restaurants to Visit for Tex-Mex Platters, Tacos and More

POSTED: March 2, 2023 AT 11:29 am   /   Food Finds, Sponsored, Tex-Mex

Sponsored Just a stone’s-throw away from Houston, Pearland’s dining scene has seen a great rise in fantastic Tex-Mex restaurants where diners can grab sizzling plates of fajitas, cheesy enchiladas, refreshing margaritas and much more. Whether you’re a resident, staycationing, on a food tour or just looking for a fun night out, Pearland’s Tex-Mex scene is  […]

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Food Finds: Humble Restaurant in Webster Dishes Up Guatemalan Comfort Food

POSTED: February 26, 2023 AT 9:32 am   /   Comfort Food, Food Finds, Latin

Atitlan Guatemalan Food, located at 939 East NASA Parkway in the Village Real Shopping Center in Webster, is offering a no-frills experience that feels home-cooked in the best way possible. Named after Lake Atitlán in the highlands of southwestern Guatemala, this restaurant lets the food do the talking with flavorful recipes that highlight the cuisine […]

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This Hidden Gem on the West Side Has Some of the Best Burgers in Houston

POSTED: February 20, 2023 AT 2:00 pm   /   Burgers, Food Finds

Hidden in plain sight in the Spring Valley Village (near Spring Branch and Memorial City) is True Craft Market & Catering, a small, unassuming restaurant at 1024 Campbell which, surprisingly, has a burger that could be considered among the best in Houston.  The restaurant is owned by Texas Christian University graduates Bryant and Brandaise Reckling, […]

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A Look at This Year’s Winning Wines at the 2023 Houston Rodeo

POSTED: March 16, 2023 AT 11:54 am   /   Bars, Wine

The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo has a long history of taking wine seriously. The Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition started in the fall of 2003 thanks to a group of wine enthusiasts who convinced the rodeo executives to host the wine competition. They even guaranteed to cover any losses from wine not sold. This […]

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Blue Tile Coffee’s New Shop Brings Quality & Community to Washington Avenue

POSTED: February 28, 2023 AT 9:15 am   /   Bars, Coffee & Tea

Blue Tile Coffee, which started as a long-running pop-up at Gristworkz brewery, is now in its own sleek, new, brick-and-mortar at 3663 Washington (in the same building as H-E-B and the St. Andre apartments). If the name sounds familiar, it might be because even during the pop-up, owner Jonathan Elkins’ and his team’s expertly crafted […]

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Houston Bar Dan Electro’s Returns with New Ownership and a Facelift

POSTED: February 24, 2023 AT 2:25 pm   /   Bar Openings, Bars

Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar, the longtime neighborhood dive and live music venue located at 1031 East 24th in Sunset Heights, quietly reopened this month. New owners Will Thomas, Devid Denenberg and Alex Jackson purchased the bar and formed the Dan Electro’s LLC last summer and have performed major renovations inside and out, with great care […]

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Popular Montrose Coffee House Expands with Second Location in Downtown Houston

POSTED: February 1, 2023 AT 5:06 pm   /   Bars, Coffee & Tea

Houston is a diverse city, and that’s reflected not only in the local food scene but also in the growing and thriving coffee culture. Between supply chain constraints, rising wages and increased operating costs, now more than ever is a time to support local, and several new small businesses have already opened this year. Among […]

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Washington Avenue Bar With Spooky Vibe & Great Pizza is Opening a Montrose Location — Updated

POSTED: January 27, 2023 AT 9:41 am   /   Bar Openings, Bars

Betelgeuse Betelgeuse, Chris Cusack’s eclectic bar at 2101 Washington Avenue, is about to replicate. A second location of the casual hangout with an “everyday is Halloween” vibe is opening in Montrose at 4500 Montrose in the former Bamboo (and before that, Kam’s Wok & Dine) space. Betelgeuse, named for a red supergiant star in the […]

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Navy Veteran Brings “Koffie” and Community to Kingwood

POSTED: January 27, 2023 AT 9:04 am   /   Bars, Coffee & Tea

The Kingwood area, oft-considered a specialty coffee desert by many residents and visitors, now has The Dutchie Koffie House to visit for their caffeine fix. The Dutchie opened in August 2022 at 24510 Eastex Freeway at the Northpark intersection and is open seven days a week. It draws inspiration from the Amsterdam coffee scene — […]

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First Sip: New Houston Wine Bar & European Café Opens in Memorial Green

POSTED: January 25, 2023 AT 6:09 pm   /   Bars, Wine

Earlier this month, European wine bar and café VinSanto quietly opened in Memorial Green at 12525 Memorial. Co-owner Riccardo Guerrieri envisions it as a neighborhood hub that focuses on off-the-beaten path wines and European food. Guests can enjoy wine and other beverages by the glass, share a bottle or purchase bottles to-go. Guerrieri, a certified […]

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