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Small Bites: Houston Food & Drink Specials & Events for the Week of June 3, 2024

Espresso set up at Maven Coffee & Cocktails.

New Houston Coffee Shop Co-Owned by an Astro Gets on Base

Bar manager Jesse Rodriguez pours a cocktail called Coffee In The Morning at new Houston bar Jethro's Cocktail Lounge

New Houston Bar Jethro’s Cocktail Lounge Now Open in Montrose

Tranquilo cocktail at Toca Madera

A Swanky Mexican Restaurant & Lounge is Coming to Allen Parkway

On Tuesdays, OMG! Burger offers its recently introduced Smash Burger for $6.99. Courtesy photo.

Where to Get the Best Burgers In Pearland

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Small Bites: Houston Food & Drink Specials & Events for the Week of June 17, 2024

POSTED: June 18, 2024 AT 4:02 pm   /   Bargains, News, Upcoming Events

Houston’s food scene always has a lot going on, but not every bit of news that we get qualifies for a full article. However, that does not mean that these tidbits aren’t useful. We often hear about deals, events such as wine dinners, limited-time menu items, culinary classes and new dishes. “Small Bites” rounds up […]

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Acclaimed Woodlands Restaurant is Bringing Fried Chicken To Midtown Houston

POSTED: May 31, 2024 AT 1:57 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Kahani Social Group, comprised of brothers Surpreet and Preet Paul Singh and executive chef Jassi Bindra, has found success in The Woodlands with its upscale Indian restaurant, Amrina. Now, it’s looking to equally charm midtown Houston residents and visitors with a more casual concept. Pok Pok Po, a “fried chicken parlour”, is taking over the […]

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Small Bites: Houston Food & Drink Specials for the Week of May 27, 2024 — Updated

POSTED: May 29, 2024 AT 12:42 pm   /   Bargains, Food & Drink Festivals, News, Upcoming Events

Houston’s food scene always has a lot going on, but not every bit of news that we get qualifies for a full article. However, that does not mean that it’s not useful. We often hear about deals, events such as wine dinners, limited-time menu items, culinary classes and new dishes. “Small Bites” rounds up these […]

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Small Bites: Houston Food & Drink Specials for the Week of May 20, 2024

POSTED: May 23, 2024 AT 10:02 am   /   Bargains, Chefs You Should Know, News, Upcoming Events

Houston’s food scene always has a lot going on, but not every bit of news that we get qualifies for a full article. However, that does not mean that it’s not useful. We often hear about deals, events such as wine dinners, limited-time menu items, culinary classes and new dishes. “Small Bites” rounds up these […]

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Austin Taco Shop Opens New Houston Restaurant in the Galleria Area

POSTED: May 22, 2024 AT 1:18 pm   /   Restaurant Openings, Tacos

Texas taco chain Tacodeli opened its first Houston location in 2017 on Washington Avenue. Now, about seven years later, the Austin-based taquería has opened a second Houston restaurant at 1715 Post Oak in the Post Oak Plaza. This is Tacodeli’s 13th location. The company was founded by chef Roberto Espinosa and Eric Wilkerson in 1999, […]

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Restaurateurs Behind Doris Metropolitan & Hamsa Plan New Houston Restaurant 

POSTED: May 22, 2024 AT 11:24 am   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Sof Hospitality, the restaurant group that operates Israeli steakhouse Doris Metropolitan, Hamsa and Badolina Bakery, are bringing a new concept to the Montrose Collective building late this summer. It’s an “elevated Mediterranean” restaurant called Októ, and it’s taking over the space formerly held by The Chelsea at 888 Westheimer. The address inspired the name, which […]

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Swanky New Houston Steakhouse Toca Madera Delivers on the Drama

POSTED: June 20, 2024 AT 10:21 am   /   Food Finds, Mexican, Steakhouse

The Upshot: New, upscale, Mexican-inspired steakhouse Toca Madera had a strong start at a preview dinner. While the steaks were solid, the seafood, desserts and cocktails are what really impressed. The prices are high, but you will get a lot of bang for your buck if you value posh restaurant environments. The Lifestyle Pavillion at […]

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First Bite: New Houston Restaurant Brings Exquisite Peking Duck to Rice Village

POSTED: June 12, 2024 AT 12:07 pm   /   Asian, Chinese, Food Finds

The husband-and-wife duo of Houston restaurateurs Grace and Leo Xia have debuted their Rice Village location of Duck N Bao, bringing their signature Peking duck and housemade xiao long bao (soup dumplings) to 5215 Kelvin.  This new spot joins the Cypress and Memorial locations, which opened in 2020 and 2021, as well as the Bellaire-based, […]

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Local Pastry Chain Teams Up With New Houston Coffee Shop

POSTED: May 28, 2024 AT 5:29 pm   /   Food Finds, Sweets

It was only a few weeks ago when MAVEN Coffee + Cocktails, owned by Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr., entrepreneur Juan Carlos Martinez de Aldecoa (whose family owns Giant Texas Distillers, formally known as Gulf Coast Distillers) and Blake Fertitta (yes, of that famous family) of Rex Hospitality Group opened to the public. The […]

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Austin Taco Shop Opens New Houston Restaurant in the Galleria Area

POSTED: May 22, 2024 AT 1:18 pm   /   Restaurant Openings, Tacos

Texas taco chain Tacodeli opened its first Houston location in 2017 on Washington Avenue. Now, about seven years later, the Austin-based taquería has opened a second Houston restaurant at 1715 Post Oak in the Post Oak Plaza. This is Tacodeli’s 13th location. The company was founded by chef Roberto Espinosa and Eric Wilkerson in 1999, […]

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Where to Get the Best Burgers In Pearland

POSTED: May 7, 2024 AT 4:08 pm   /   Burgers, Food Finds

Sponsored by Visit Pearland May is National Burger Month, so we’ve cooked up a list of twelve Pearland restaurants that can serve your cravings for a juicy, mouth-watering burger — and maybe some fries with that! Whether you like smash patties or thick, beefy ones, you’ll find one worth driving for in Pearland. For other […]

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Houston Restaurants Serving Mother’s Day Brunch for 2024

POSTED: May 3, 2024 AT 3:49 pm   /   Food Finds, Holidays

Houston’s vibrant culinary landscape has countless restaurants worth visiting every day, and the surplus of options can become overwhelming when trying to narrow down a list of dining options for special occasions. For this one, I’ve put together 15 locally-owned, Houston-area restaurants that offer memorable Mother’s Day brunches and other dining experiences that your mom […]

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Greenway Restaurant Tipsy Treats Melds Soul Food Classics With Cocktails To Go

POSTED: April 27, 2024 AT 9:12 am   /   Food Finds, Southern

Sherrel Lemon, owner, bartender and chef of the newly-opened Greenway bar and brunch spot Tipsy Treats to Go, located at 3839 Southwest Freeway, could not have a more appropriate surname. After honing her craft for over 25 years at places like Houston’s and Grace’s, she possesses a special flair for fruity, sugary drinks that seem […]

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New Restaurant in the Houston Medical Center Area Wows With Fine Chinese & Japanese Fare

POSTED: April 25, 2024 AT 1:59 pm   /   Asian, Food Finds, Japanese

Located on the second floor of the Medical Center’s Blossom Hotel at 7118 Bertner, Molihua (Chinese for “jasmine”) stands poised to wow Houstonians. Chefs Ho Chee Boon and Hideki Hiwatashi oversee a menu featuring some truly innovative, interesting twists to Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Molihua will be the third restaurant in a portfolio run by […]

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The Best Houston Restaurant Patios to Enjoy in 2024

POSTED: April 23, 2024 AT 12:24 pm   /   Food Finds, Heights, Heights, Houston's Best, Kid-Friendly, Montrose, Rice Village, Tex-Mex

When the weather in Houston begins to warm up but has not yet reached sweltering levels, diners flock to restaurants with patios for dining and drinking outside on sunny days and breezy evenings. Luckily for us, there is no shortage of restaurants in our city that fit the bill. We’ve gathered a list of some […]

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Cocktail Bar Inspired by “World’s Best” Is Coming to Montrose in Houston

POSTED: June 19, 2024 AT 4:45 pm   /   Bar Openings, Bars

De Fortune, an upscale cocktail lounge, is set to debut in late 2024 in the Regent Square mixed-use development at 3515 West Dallas. The bar joins Underbelly Hospitality’s Georgia James steakhouse, Flight Club social darts emporium and Flower & Cream artisan ice cream shop. The forthcoming bar aims to deliver a luxurious, globally inspired, craft […]

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New Montrose Bar in Houston is as Suitable for Solitude as Socializing

POSTED: May 21, 2024 AT 5:19 pm   /   Bar Openings, Cocktails

Montrose’s latest bar offering, Jethro’s Cocktail Lounge, opened at 95 Tuam on April 30. It’s part of the portfolio held by L.A. restaurateurs Wade McElroy and Russell Malixi. Houston Food Finder previously reported on the new spot’s opening, and we were recently invited to see the place in person and sample some of the “retro” […]

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Upcoming Party Celebrates Houston-Area Distillery’s New Tasting Room

POSTED: April 25, 2024 AT 9:20 am   /   Bars, Distilleries, Spirits

Old Humble Distilling Company, a family-owned and -operated, whiskey-focused micro-distillery located at 19103 Continental Parkway in Atascocita, is celebrating the grand opening of its tasting room this Saturday, April 27 from 2 to 10 p.m. with a Mini Music Fest. The event will be filled with live music, food, drink specials and the release of […]

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A New Houston Coffee Shop is Soon Opening in Montrose

POSTED: April 11, 2024 AT 8:25 am   /   Bars, Coffee & Tea

A new locally owned and operated specialty coffee shop is coming to 1000 West Gray. Husband and wife duo Becca and Douglas Roses are opening Della Coffee Company on Wednesday, April 17. They aim to create a space in the historic Montrose neighborhood that reflects their love for coffee and community and will highlight locally-owned […]

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Houston Restaurant’s “Whisky Wednesday” Deals Showcases Japanese Spirits

POSTED: March 13, 2024 AT 9:37 am   /   Bars, Cocktails, Whisk(e)y

International Whiskey Day is on March 27, and Aiko, the lauded omakase restaurant from Duckstache Hospitality at 1902 Washington, is celebrating with a series of Whisky Wednesday specials and giveaways. Starting on Wednesday, March 13 and every subsequentWednesday in March, Aiko is offering Suntory cocktails, Japanese whisky flights, light bites and chances to win a $200 […]

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