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Good Dog Houston Closes Montrose Location to Focus On Heights Original

POSTED: November 16, 2020 AT 9:41 am   /   News, Restaurant Closings

Sad news for Montrose hot dog enthusiasts: after five years, Good Dog Houston is closing its Montrose location at 1312 West Alabama on Sunday, November 22. However, the Heights location at 903 Studewood continues to serve favorites such as the Ol’ Zapata with bacon, caramelized onions and jalapeño relish, as well a curated selection of […]

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How Texas Meat Became the Anchor of Underbelly Hospitality’s Cuisine

POSTED: November 12, 2020 AT 1:25 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, News

Chris Shepherd of Underbelly Hospitality gained national recognition at his original restaurant, Underbelly, by crafting dishes that reflected Houston’s many personalities. Part international metropolis, part agrarian community, the city is home to restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world — many of which reside on land that once housed ranches and farms. Though the […]

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Owner of Cult-Favorite Burger Chain Lands at Lake Houston — Updated

POSTED: November 11, 2020 AT 11:24 am   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Justin Turner, founder and owner of the recently closed Houston favorite, Bernie’s Burger Bus, rides again. Turner is now the Director of Culinary Hospitality for Gastropub Productions, a new restaurant group founded by real estate developer McCord. For now, Turner and Gastropub Productions are tasked with opening restaurants and other hospitality concepts for McCord’s 4,200-acre,  […]

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Katy Malaysian & Vietnamese Restaurants Now Serving Central Houston

POSTED: November 5, 2020 AT 5:10 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Since opening in 2018, popular Malaysian street food restaurant in Katy Asian Town Center, Phat Eatery, has racked up both acclaim and awards. These include a positive review in 2019 from Houston Chronicle restaurant critic Alison Cook and winning the Lone Star Entree Champion Reserve award for its Beef Rendang at the 2020 Houston Rodeo […]

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Oyster Legend and Former Brennan’s Chef Open New Restaurant In San Leon

POSTED: November 5, 2020 AT 3:02 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Waterside dining in the Houston area is about to get more interesting. Prestige Oysters‘ Raz Halili and Joe Cervantez, acclaimed former executive chef of Brennan’s of Houston, are swinging open the doors of their much-anticipated Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House at 113 6th Street in San Leon. With views overlooking Galveston Bay, the completely […]

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The Hit List: New Houston Restaurants For October 2020

POSTED: October 15, 2020 AT 11:31 am   /   Featured, News, Restaurant Openings

As we head into fall, Houston restaurant owners continues to navigate the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the difficulties, some are still daring to open new eateries. The latest crop of openings include familiar favorites in new locations, rebirths of longtime classics and new ideas from locally renowned chefs. Acadian Coast, 2929 Navigation: […]

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Restaurant With Ties to Famous Texas Ranch Slated to Open in Galleria Area

POSTED: October 14, 2020 AT 4:24 pm   /   Featured, News, Restaurant Openings

The King Ranch, covering 825,000 acres between Corpus Christi and Brownsville, is world-famous and thanks to a partnership with über-restaurateur Tilman Fertitta, is also soon debuting a restaurant in the ritzy Galleria area of Houston. Called King Ranch Texas Kitchen, the restaurant is slated to open before the 2020 holiday season at 1605 Post Oak […]

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Classic Houston Restaurant Opens New Memorial Location

POSTED: October 13, 2020 AT 11:50 am   /   Featured, News, Restaurant Openings

Back in May, Jolie and Charles Stinneford, owners of 40-year-old Treebeards, closed its longest-running location at 315 Travis after a “massive rent increase.” However, they also revealed that the news wasn’t all bad. They were, at that time, building a new, larger location in the Memorial area. The new restaurant, located at 9655 Katy Freeway […]

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Food & Drink Gifts From Houston Artisans That You Can Ship

POSTED: November 25, 2020 AT 4:42 pm   /   Food Finds

As we wind down what has been a tumultuous year for everyone, especially the restaurant industry, the holidays are on the horizon. Those who live as Houstonians — or used to — know that the city has a wealth of excellent food, wine and much more. The downside: many of these culinary treasures cannot be […]

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Where to Buy Thanksgiving Pie in Houston

POSTED: November 18, 2020 AT 10:25 am   /   Food Finds, Holidays

Calling all pie people! With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it’s time to take stock of holiday dessert plans. If prepping pie isn’t on your agenda — but eating one is — turn to these Houston restaurants and bakeries for sweet salvation. Choose from traditional fruit or nut fillings plus an assortment of over-the-top delights to tempt […]

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Where to Order Thanksgiving To-Go in Houston — Updated

POSTED: November 16, 2020 AT 11:39 am   /   Food Finds, Holidays

There’s no doubt the roller coaster that is 2020 might leave some thinking the only thing to be thankful for this year is that it’s nearly over. It is still the holidays, though, and Houston restaurants have come through with enticing ready-to-serve or heat and eat Thanksgiving meals reflecting the melting pot of local cuisine. […]

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Classic Houston Cafeteria Known for Comfort Food Evolves for 2020 Diners

POSTED: November 13, 2020 AT 9:58 am   /   Comfort Food, Food Finds

The early birds at Cleburne Cafeteria, located at 3606 Bissonnet, get the prettiest view of the lunch line’s symmetry and color: the unbroken cracker crust of the squash casserole, the white mountain of mashed potatoes and the uncarved boulder of roast beef. Ladies in matching black dresses will soon be trading out empty pans of […]

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Ronnie Killen Reflects on Evolution of His Pearland BBQ Restaurant

POSTED: November 6, 2020 AT 1:33 pm   /   Barbecue, Featured, Sponsored

Sponsored by Visit Pearland Ronnie Killen is virtually a household name, not only in his hometown of Pearland but all over the greater Houston area and its suburbs, and for good reason. He is a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, multiple-time James Beard Award semifinalist and has six different restaurant concepts. Four are in Pearland — […]

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First Bite: Casa Do Brasil Opens In Houston

POSTED: November 2, 2020 AT 11:43 am   /   Food Finds, Meat!, Steakhouse

Casa Do Brasil recently opened in the Galleria area at 2800 Sage, providing Houstonians a new place to get their churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse) fix. It fills the plaza’s end cap and shares the center with sushi bar Sage 400 and The Burger Palace. The original location opened in College Station in 2017 and the new location […]

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Virtual Food Hall in Houston Is Delivering Comfort & Culinary Diversity

POSTED: October 22, 2020 AT 3:52 pm   /   Direct Delivery, Food Finds

Even before the pandemic, Click Virtual Food Hall, which is helmed by chef and Kata Robata-alum Gabe Medina, was providing Houstonians with a unique service. With the physical distancing, limited social interactions, restaurant closures and then limited occupancy necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Click’s focus on delivery and takeout has now proven to be not […]

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Beloved Wine & Whisky Bar in Downtown Houston Has Closed

POSTED: November 20, 2020 AT 10:28 am   /   Bar Closings, Bars

2020 has been a difficult year for the Houston hospitality industry, with the shuttering of up-and-comers and long-standing institutions alike. Now, it’s claimed Public Services Wine & Whisky, the beautiful and well-regarded wine and whisky bar in the historic Cotton Exchange Building at 202 Travis. In a social media post, Justin Vann, who co-owned the […]

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Opening Soon: The Lounge at MARCH Restaurant

POSTED: November 18, 2020 AT 12:22 pm   /   Bar Openings, Bars

MARCH, the Mediterranean fine dining concept from Goodnight Hospitality, was scheduled to open earlier this year but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, The Lounge at MARCH Restaurant opens November 19. The Lounge focuses on a more casual experience than the restaurant and serves an assortment of handcrafted drinks, savory snacks […]

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French Country Wines in Rice Village Still Thriving Thanks to New Services

POSTED: November 17, 2020 AT 10:40 am   /   Bars, Sponsored, Wine

Sponsored Bars were not the only businesses impacted by the shutdowns necessitated by COVID-19. In Houston, French Country Wines at 2433 Bartlett, a small, independent wine shop established by Tim and Phyllis Smith over a decade ago and owned and operated by Jean-Philippe Guy for the past seven years, is a beloved Rice Village mainstay. […]

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Meet the Iron Sommelier Houston 2020 Winners

POSTED: November 13, 2020 AT 10:32 am   /   Bars, Sommeliers You Should Know, Wine

There’s a new wine king in town. The annual Iron Sommelier competition was held last night in a split virtual-at-home and in-person format at both Hugo’s and Backstreet Cafe to reduce and socially distance the typically huge crowd  — which in normal years gathers at The Houstonian. Iron Sommelier benefits The Periwinkle Foundation every year, pitting the […]

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Houston Cocktail Bar Anvil Tests Opening While Plans for Reviving Tongue-Cut Sparrow Evolve

POSTED: November 12, 2020 AT 5:37 pm   /   Bar Openings, Bars

After closing the doors for several months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, two of Houston’s most acclaimed cocktail bars are working on reopening plans. Anvil Bar & Refuge has tentatively reopened while plans are underway for Tongue-Cut Sparrow to temporarily relocate to the former Penny Quarter space. Coffee shop and wine bar Penny Quarter […]

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Houston Wine Competition Featuring Top Sommeliers Goes Virtual for 2020

POSTED: November 3, 2020 AT 9:14 am   /   Bars, Wine

One of Houston’s most-loved food and drink events is back, albeit modified for the current times. The 2020 Iron Sommelier competition takes place November 12. The yearly event, which usually fills a ballroom at The Houstonian Hotel, brings together Bayou City sommeliers to showcase their creativity and presentation skills in friendly competition. It benefits The […]

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A Spicy, Bright and Easy Margarita for Autumn

POSTED: November 1, 2020 AT 2:03 pm   /   Bars, Cocktails

Hornitos Tequila recently hosted an online media event where it debuted a margarita adapted for the fall. Called the Don Francisco Margarita, the inclusion of orange juice makes this tequila cocktail a kissing cousin of a Tequila Sunrise. It doesn’t have grenadine, though, and the dose of lime juice keeps it within the margarita family. […]

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8 Houston Bars Reopen With Food, Plus 2 New Ones

POSTED: October 13, 2020 AT 11:28 am   /   Bar Openings, Bars, Featured

Last week Governor Greg Abbott announced that Texas bars can reopen if local County Judges approve. For the time being, Harris County will not be allowing bars that make more than 51% of revenue from the sales of beer, wine and spirits to reopen. However, in order to reopen under current Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission […]

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Updated – Texas Bars Set To Reopen Pending Local Approval

POSTED: October 7, 2020 AT 5:31 pm   /   Bars, Breaking News

Starting October 14, Texas bars in counties with low COVID-19 hospitalizations will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity with in-person service as long as local county judges approve of the order. At this time, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo cautions against reopening and does not yet publicly endorse the governor’s allowance. We expect to […]

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