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Family Fun & Dining Destination Now Open in Houston

POSTED: August 2, 2021 AT 3:01 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Palace Social is breathing new life into the Bellaire area’s shuttered Palace Bowling Lanes. Located at 4191 Bellaire, the multifaceted entertainment stop is now open and features bowling, a modern arcade, an esports lounge, golf simulators and a virtual reality arena. To keep gamers fueled, there is also a full-service restaurant — with a menu designed by […]

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Houston Chef Johann Schuster Finds New Creative Channels, but not in a Restaurant

POSTED: July 29, 2021 AT 10:32 am   /   Chefs You Should Know, News

Johann Schuster, former executive chef and owner of Midtown restuarant Charivari, which closed in 2018 despite a fair share of fans for his scratch-made, Romanian cuisine, is back. At the time of Charivari’s closing, Schuster was also one of only a handful of chefs who were proponents of concepts such as in-house, whole-animal butchery and […]

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Big Changes at Four Well-Loved Houston Restaurants

POSTED: July 22, 2021 AT 1:15 pm   /   News, Restaurant Closings, Restaurant Openings

July has been a rough month for some classic Houston establishments, but it’s also been a time of second chances. The second oldest Tex-Mex restaurant in the Bayou City announced it was closing, but hope is on the horizon. Earlier this month, members of two of Houston’s most prestigious restaurant families announced they were closing […]

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Good News: Omakase is Returning to Top Houston Japanese Restaurant Kata Robata

POSTED: July 15, 2021 AT 1:17 pm   /   Houston Restaurants to Know, News

The omakase service is resuming at Kata Robata at 3600 Kirby, after a temporary halt during the pandemic. According to a press release, in 2020, the restaurant was sending out so many takeout meals that there was just no capacity to also create the customized omakase offerings.   Kata Robata is known as one of the […]

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Texas A&M Student Favorite Opens First Houston-Area Restaurant In Katy

POSTED: June 30, 2021 AT 4:03 pm   /   Fried Chicken, News, Restaurant Openings

Layne’s Chicken Fingers has opened in Katy, giving locals a taste of the “soon to be famous” tenders that earned an initial following in College Station. The brand’s first Houston-area outpost opened on June 26 at 23703 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, complete with a drive-thru. Customers will find signature dishes such as crisp chicken fingers, sandwiches, […]

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Music Meets Munchies In Exclusive Chicken Collaboration With Local Rap Icon

POSTED: June 24, 2021 AT 4:26 pm   /   Food Finds, Upcoming Events

Houston native Slim Thug may be famous for his accomplishments in the music industry, but he has culinary chops, too. The rap icon has collaborated with Chick’nCone to add a HOGGLIFE Sauce and HOGGLIFE Cone to the restaurant’s lineup of fried chicken served in hand-rolled waffle cones. Both are available for a limited time exclusively […]

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Isn’t it Ion(ic), don’t you think? A little too Ion(ic)… New Houston Restaurants Are Coming to Midtown

POSTED: June 22, 2021 AT 12:41 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Rice University is transforming the former Sears in Midtown into a new 266,000-square foot technology hub located at 4201 Main. Called the Ion, it will function as the centerpiece of the new 16-acre innovation district currently in development and serve as a working space for future innovators. There is also storefront space for several local […]

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Where To Find The Best Burgers In Pearland

POSTED: July 22, 2021 AT 1:21 pm   /   Burgers, Food Finds, Sponsored

Sponsored When hunger strikes, few dishes fill the need like a juicy burger laden with cheese and paired with crispy French fries and a cool milkshake. Fortunately, Pearland is home to plenty of places creating burgers for all tastes and budgets. Find some of the most outstanding burger selections in the list below, and check […]

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

POSTED: July 16, 2021 AT 3:33 pm   /   Food Finds

Summer is officially here, and with the heat, humidity, and afternoon showers come several new Houston dining options to keep you cool and dry. Whether it’s sipping a cocktail at the Museum of Fine Art’s sleek, new restaurant or grabbing a bite at a new casual café from one of the area’s hottest restaurant groups, […]

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10 Must-Try Styles of Fried Chicken in Houston

POSTED: July 13, 2021 AT 4:12 pm   /   Food Finds, Fried Chicken

A few decades ago, if you wanted to start a fight, you’d ask two Southerners the right way to fry chicken — whether to use buttermilk, white pepper, corn starch, Crisco or peanut oil. For cooks and consumers alike, fried chicken is a deeply personal issue. Buttermilk-brined fried chicken with its durable crust is too […]

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First Bite: Clark Cooper Concepts Brings New, Upscale Restaurant Gratify to Rice Village

POSTED: July 12, 2021 AT 4:18 pm   /   American, Food Finds, Italian

Gratify, the latest restaurant by Clark Cooper Concepts, opened last week at 5212 Morningside in Rice Village. It’s taken over the space formerly occupied by Punk’s Simple Southern Food, another restaurant from the company founded by chef Charles Clark and restaurateur Grant Cooper. Unlike its predecessor’s Southern-comfort focus, Gratify is more upscale, with features such […]

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First Bite: New Sugar Land Restaurant Takara Sushi & Asian Bistro Offers Wide-Ranging Menu

POSTED: July 7, 2021 AT 12:26 pm   /   Food Finds, Japanese, Sugar Land

Takara Sushi & Asian Bistro, located in Sugar Land at 15830 Southwest Freeway, started its soft opening last week and has its official grand opening planned for later this month. This is the second location of Takara; the first is in the north Austin suburb of Cedar Park. The new restaurant is in the former […]

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Family-Owned Houston Tex-Mex Restaurant Celebrates 80 Years In Business

POSTED: July 1, 2021 AT 2:54 pm   /   Food Finds, Tex-Mex

Molina’s Cantina opened its doors in 1941 and is Houston’s longest-standing Tex-Mex restaurant. In that time, three generations of the Molina family have created a Tex-Mex legacy. The restaurant has an 80-year history that began with Raul and Mary Molina’s Old Monterey Inn in what is now River Oaks. With few other Mexican restaurants in […]

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Texas A&M Student Favorite Opens First Houston-Area Restaurant In Katy

POSTED: June 30, 2021 AT 4:03 pm   /   Fried Chicken, News, Restaurant Openings

Layne’s Chicken Fingers has opened in Katy, giving locals a taste of the “soon to be famous” tenders that earned an initial following in College Station. The brand’s first Houston-area outpost opened on June 26 at 23703 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, complete with a drive-thru. Customers will find signature dishes such as crisp chicken fingers, sandwiches, […]

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Where To Find the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies In Houston

POSTED: June 29, 2021 AT 3:13 pm   /   Dessert, Food Finds

The chocolate chip cookie is a timeless classic that owes its origin to Ruth Wakefield’s ingenious idea in 1939. It all started in the kitchen of Toll House Inn in Massachusetts with her simple addition of chopped Nestlé® Semi-Sweet Chocolate to cookie dough. You can find a variation of her recipe on bags of modern-day […]

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Midtown Houston Patio Bar Reunites Chef Graham Laborde & Other Bernadine’s Alums

POSTED: July 15, 2021 AT 12:13 pm   /   Bar Openings, Bars, Bars With A Full Menu

A well-known Houston chef who’s been bereft of his own kitchen for over four years is making a big comeback — this time, with his own patio bar. Graham Laborde is reuniting with his former boss, Benjy Mason, to open new patio bar Winnie’s in the former Natachee’s Supper ‘n’ Punch space at 3622 Main […]

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Johnnie Blonde Really Does Have More Fun

POSTED: June 10, 2021 AT 10:21 am   /   Bars, Spirits, Whisk(e)y

The Johnnie Walker whisky company has launched its new Johnnie Blonde label, a Houston exclusive in the United States. The blended Scotch brand is celebrating the new release with a couple of events around the city and a cocktail kit that can to be delivered to your door. Houston Food Finder was given the opportunity […]

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New Houston Restaurant & Bar Serves Clubby Tropical Vibes

POSTED: May 27, 2021 AT 12:53 pm   /   Bars, Food Finds

Night Moves Hospitality, the recently formed hospitality group from Greg Perez (formerly of Monkey’s Tail) and culinary director Lyle Bento, has launched the first of its planned concepts. Space Cowboy, which is attached to the newly renovated Heights House Hotel located at 100 W Cavalcade, is a blend of specialty cocktail bar, Asian- and Hawaiian-influenced restaurant […]

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Heights Wine Bar Serves Up Wine Country Experience

POSTED: May 24, 2021 AT 11:36 am   /   Bars, Wine

All Houston restaurants faced challenges last year due to the pandemic, but perhaps none more so than places that opened just as the Texas government ordered state-wide dining room shutdowns. Mutiny Wine Room, a combination tasting room, restaurant and retail outlet at 1124 Usener, fell into that dire category. In January 2020, about two months […]

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Houston Steakhouse Crafts a $25 Old Fashioned Made with Exclusive Bourbon

POSTED: May 7, 2021 AT 12:03 pm   /   Cocktails, Whisk(e)y

After a year-long wait thanks to the pandemic, Doris Metropolitan has finally released its collaboration with Maker’s Mark bourbon. It is a private barrel selection from the distillery, and Doris Metropolitan has created a $25 Doris Old Fashioned cocktail to showcase the limited-availability spirit. The Maker’s Mark private barrel selection program allows purchasers to select […]

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Whiskey Honors Man Who Was Likely America’s First Black Master Distiller

POSTED: April 15, 2021 AT 12:58 pm   /   Bars, Distilleries

For nearly a year Sean Beck, sommelier and beverage director for H-Town Restaurant Group, has hosted weekly virtual tasting events at Backstreet Cafe. During these Zoom-based get-togethers, Beck guides guests through the world of wine, cocktails or spirits, introducing the people and stories behind the drinks. This ritual gives enthusiasts and beginners alike to not […]

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Eighteen36 in Upper Kirby is Making Its Mark on Houston’s Cocktail Scene

POSTED: March 31, 2021 AT 3:39 pm   /   Bars, Bars With A Full Menu

Last year was rough for Texas bars. Many great ones, including those in Houston, have been forced to drastically change due to the pandemic and Governor Greg Abbott’s orders to temporarily close. Some bars didn’t survive. On a more positive note, some new bars managed to open and survive, despite the problems. One of those […]

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