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Well-Regarded Houston Thai Restaurant Closes After A Series Of Setbacks — Updated

POSTED: December 3, 2021 AT 8:33 am   /   News, Restaurant Closings

Thanks to a reader tip, we’ve learned that long-standing Thai restaurant Kanomwan at 736 1/2 Telephone closed “until further notice” back on September 7. The restaurant was established in the mid-1980s by Darawan Yuthana Charoenrat, who passed away in 2010 and earned the affectionate nickname of “Thai Nazi”, inspired by the Soup Nazi character from […]

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Houston Company The Burger Joint Expands With New Friendswood Restaurant

POSTED: November 30, 2021 AT 11:06 am   /   News, Restaurant Openings

On Wednesday, December 1, The Burger Joint is opening its Friendswood location at 1350 West Bay Area Boulevard, just outside of Baybrook Mall. In addition, it’s marking the occasion by rolling out a new Breakfast Burger at all three of its locations, which includes the original at 2703 Montrose and the Heights location at 2002 […]

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After Less Than Two Month in Business, Mozambik in The Galleria Suddenly Shutters

POSTED: November 29, 2021 AT 2:31 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

In a surprising move, co-owner and chef Ryan Stewart announced that, less than two months after opening, Mozambik South African Kitchen in The Galleria 5085 Westheimer has already closed. It opened on October 8 and its last day of business was Sunday, November 28. The restaurant, which started in South Africa, where it has several […]

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Former Resident Brings Zeal for Pizza to New Houston Restaurant

POSTED: November 29, 2021 AT 12:59 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Zalat Pizza, which owns 16 locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, is opening its first Houston restaurant on Monday, December 6 at 510 Gray in Midtown. The pizzeria’s founder, Khanh Nguyen, who grew up in the Bayou City and graduated from the University of Houston, is expecting that his hometown’s food-savvy residents will embrace the […]

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Black Friday Restaurant Deals & Brunches in Houston for 2021

POSTED: November 24, 2021 AT 10:28 am   /   Bargains, News

There are three great reasons to take advantage of the deals and meals offered by some Houston restaurants on Black Friday. One: many offer gift card specials, which makes wrapping up your holiday shopping easier. Two: others offer dine-in deals, which provides a welcome respite from an early morning of bargain-hunting. Three: if you are […]

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Underbelly Hospitality Replacing UB Preserv With Montrose Bar, Reveals Another New Restaurant

POSTED: November 22, 2021 AT 5:01 pm   /   News, Restaurant Closings, Restaurant Openings

In light of the impending closing of The Hay Merchant and move of steakhouse Georgia James to Regent Square, chef Chris Shepherd’s restaurant group, Underbelly Hospitality is making some big moves to accommodate the beginnings and endings of several leases. UB Preserv Makes Way for Everlong Bar & Hideaway Like The Hay Merchant, UB Preserv […]

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Celebrity Chef Opens Pan-Latin Steakhouse in Downtown Houston

POSTED: November 19, 2021 AT 11:32 am   /   Food Finds, Latin, Restaurant Openings

On November 1, the Four Seasons Houston, located downtown at 1300 Lamar Street, welcomed Toro Toro Houston, a new Pan-Latin restaurant as part of its sleek, multi-year, multi-million dollar remodeling. The steakhouse is one of over 50 dining concepts overseen by international chef Richard Sandoval’s eponymous Richard Sandoval Hospitality. Born and raised in Mexico, Sandoval […]

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March in Montrose Makes Top 10 of Prestigious Best New Restaurants in America List — Updated

POSTED: November 18, 2021 AT 3:22 pm   /   Houston in the Spotlight, News

Esquire magazine has released its Best New Restaurants in America list for 2021, and March, which opened in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood on the last day of its namesake month, is residing among the top 10. Writer Joshua David Stein hailed it as “a steady movement toward the avant-garde.” Specifically, the restaurant under chef Felipe Riccio […]

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Celebrity Chef Opens Pan-Latin Steakhouse in Downtown Houston

POSTED: November 19, 2021 AT 11:32 am   /   Food Finds, Latin, Restaurant Openings

On November 1, the Four Seasons Houston, located downtown at 1300 Lamar Street, welcomed Toro Toro Houston, a new Pan-Latin restaurant as part of its sleek, multi-year, multi-million dollar remodeling. The steakhouse is one of over 50 dining concepts overseen by international chef Richard Sandoval’s eponymous Richard Sandoval Hospitality. Born and raised in Mexico, Sandoval […]

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14 Gourmet Mushrooms and How To Use Them

POSTED: November 17, 2021 AT 4:34 pm   /   Cooking, Food Finds

At a chain grocery store, you’re likely to see common mushrooms such as white, cremini and portabella, but broaden your search and you can find a much wider range of sizes, colors and textures that range from wispy to steak-like. These prized specimens make delicious and interesting enhancements for soups, hearty pastas, meats, baked dishes […]

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Six Places To Get Thanksgiving To Go In Pearland

POSTED: November 16, 2021 AT 9:44 am   /   Holidays, Sponsored

Sponsored Thanksgiving 2021 is just days away, which means dinner plans are either nailed down pat — or you might still need a little help. If you’re in or near Pearland and find yourself in the latter category, don’t despair! Several restaurants have you covered, whether you need the full spread, just a tasty bird […]

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Where to Get Thanksgiving To Go in Houston for 2021

POSTED: November 15, 2021 AT 7:00 am   /   Food Finds, Holidays

If you don’t want to cook for Thanksgiving (November 25) this year, Houston has dozens of tasty Turkey Day takeout options. This list will help you navigate all the mouthwatering entrées and satisfying sides. Because of the sheer number of options, we’re keeping the small talk to a minimum and just sticking to the facts. […]

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Where to Find Thanksgiving Pies in Houston

POSTED: November 9, 2021 AT 11:36 am   /   Food Finds

Turkey is swell, but everyone knows the best part of Thanksgiving dinner is dessert — namely, the pie. Purists prefer pumpkin and pecan, while others love adventurous takes. Houston restaurants and bakeries offer plenty of kinds, so you can please everyone and keep the pie-peace. Order deadlines and pick-up times vary by location, so take […]

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9 Pearland Restaurants to Visit for Lunch

POSTED: November 5, 2021 AT 10:00 am   /   Food Finds, Sponsored

Sponsored When it’s lunchtime in Pearland, head for the restaurants known for making the most of the midday meal. Choose from an array of cuisines that are sure to please, whether dining solo, with a crowd or on the go. Satisfy your cravings for many types of food with this guide and checkout our list […]

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

POSTED: November 2, 2021 AT 1:10 pm   /   Food Finds

The holiday season is around the corner and Houstonians will have a plethora of choices for dining out before the end of the year. New additions this month include a downtown brasserie from a popular bakery and well-regarded chef, a neighborhood spot in Garden Oaks and a high-end northern Italian restaurant in the Galleria area. […]

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Field & Tides’ Revitalized Menu Offers Fresh Takes on Southern Food in The Heights

POSTED: November 1, 2021 AT 12:48 pm   /   Food Finds, Heights

Over the summer, Field & Tides, located at 705 East 11th, updated a large portion of its menu. Chef and co-owner Travis Lenig takes a creative approach to Southern cuisine, blending it with elements from other cultures, such as Italian, Mexican and those along the Gulf Coast. The menu features an array of seafood dishes […]

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Make the Season Extra-Festive at These Holiday Pop-Up Bars in Houston & Galveston

POSTED: November 24, 2021 AT 12:18 pm   /   Bars, Cocktails

It’s now a seasonal tradition. Four Houston-area bars have been turned into spectacular winter wonderlands with cocktails to match. The Sippin’ Santa and Miracle Bar pop-ups are annual, nationwide events that turn bars and restaurants into festive holiday destinations. The Miracle Bar pop-up, which started at an unfinished New York City bar space in 2014, […]

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Houston Cocktail Bar Julep Focuses on Chef-Created Dishes & “Migrant” Ingredients

POSTED: October 21, 2021 AT 10:35 am   /   Bars, Bars With A Full Menu, Cocktails

In late July, Julep, which was named Best Cocktail Bar of 2021 by the Houston Press, updated its menu — its first new one since reopening on May 1. It was closed for several months due to the the pandemic. Located at 1919 Washington, the Southern-inspired bar has added several cocktails, as well as food […]

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Food-Focused Bar in Unexpected Venue is a Houston Heights Gem

POSTED: October 6, 2021 AT 2:48 pm   /   Bars, Bars With A Full Menu, Wine

Opening a restaurant or bar during the height of the pre-vaccine pandemic was a risky endeavor, but Tashi and Rebecca Garcia were determined. With an industry background (Garcia paid his dues working front and back of the house at Smith and Wollensky, Brash Brewery, State of Grace and Johnny’s Gold Brick), the couple were running […]

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Annual Sangria Throwdown in Houston Returns With a Twist — Updated

POSTED: October 4, 2021 AT 10:29 am   /   Bars, Drink & Do Good

After being canceled last year due to the pandemic, the annual Sangria Throwdown hosted by Women Of Wine (WOW) Charities is returning this year. However, thanks to COVID-19 lingering like a deadbeat roommate, it won’t involve hundreds of guests sampling sangria in one big room. Instead, it’s billed as Sangria Throwdown On The Town. During […]

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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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