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Top Houston Cookbook Authors Featured at Heights Association Event

POSTED: July 5, 2022 AT 1:18 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, News, Upcoming Events

On Monday, July 11, join Houston Food Finder associate editor/Edible Houston editor David Leftwich and Houston Food Finder editor and publisher Phaedra Cook as they host several local cookbook authors at the Houston Heights Association July meeting! The event is open to the public, starts at 6:30 p.m. and is held at the historic Houston […]

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Golfstrømmen’s Chef Christopher Haatuft Returns to Houston Food Hall for Pop-Ups

POSTED: June 24, 2022 AT 11:10 am   /   News, Upcoming Events

Over the past several years, New Nordic Cuisine and its focus on hyper-local ingredients — spurred on by Danish chef René Redzepi and his world-renowned Copenhagen restaurant, Noma — has influenced chefs around the world, including many in Houston. Though the Nordic buzz has settled to a melodic hum, it still influences everything from cooking […]

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The Best Restaurants in Downtown Houston

POSTED: June 23, 2022 AT 4:57 pm   /   Downtown, Food Finds, Houston Restaurants to Know, Houston's Best, Staycation Time

Downtown Houston is one of the most exciting, energetic places in the city, offering authentic, multicultural dining, touring and entertainment experiences. Year-round events at Discovery Green, the renovated Allen’s Landing Park, art at Market Square and water shows on Main Street Square have Houstonians flocking to the area with friends and family. The restaurants in […]

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Pacific Northwest Chain Opens Coffee Shop In Pearland

POSTED: June 14, 2022 AT 1:41 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Oregon-based boutique coffee shop Black Rock Coffee Bar is opening its sixth Houston-area location, but first for Pearland, at 11930 Broadway within the Shadow Creek Ranch Community in Pearland. The doors open on Friday, June 17 with grand opening specials that include free 16-ounce drinks on the opening day, plus forthcoming perks throughout the coming […]

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James Beard Award Semifinalist in Katy Announces New Woodlands Restaurant

POSTED: June 9, 2022 AT 11:08 am   /   News, Restaurant Openings

During the fourth anniversary celebration of his highly successful Katy Asian Town restaurant, Phat Eatery, owner Alex Au-yeung revealed that a second location is in the works for The Woodlands. Anticipated to open early next year, the second Phat Eatery will be located at 2290 Buckthorn Place in Grogan Mills Village. The location was formerly […]

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The Inside Scoop on a Top Chef Taping

POSTED: May 24, 2022 AT 12:29 pm   /   Competitions, News

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a guest during the controlled mayhem of Bravo‘s long-running cooking competition show, Top Chef? As a writer for Houston Food Finder, I had the good fortune of being invited to a taping when the show’s host and judges Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons and Tom Colicchio visited the Bayou […]

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Where To Find The Best Ice Cream, Iced Coffees, Teas & More In Pearland

POSTED: June 28, 2022 AT 5:10 pm   /   Food Finds, Sponsored

Sponsored Cool down with chilly snacks and refreshing drinks at some of Pearland’s sweetest destinations. Choose from classic ice creams with creative toppings, blended coffees with housemade flavors, indulgent milkshakes, Mexican snow cones and more. Read on for more details, and check out the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau dining page for more great ideas!  […]

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The Best Fourth of July Specials In Houston For 2022

POSTED: June 28, 2022 AT 4:22 pm   /   Food Finds, Holidays

Even though it’s been a fraught year in a deeply divided country — and maybe not everyone feels like celebrating — Houston restaurateurs and bar owners are still striving to provide their guests with some patriotic escapism. Celebrate Independence Day in Houston with dine-in and to-go specials that include Tex-Mex, barbecue and cocktails, plus desserts […]

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The Best Restaurants in Downtown Houston

POSTED: June 23, 2022 AT 4:57 pm   /   Downtown, Food Finds, Houston Restaurants to Know, Houston's Best, Staycation Time

Downtown Houston is one of the most exciting, energetic places in the city, offering authentic, multicultural dining, touring and entertainment experiences. Year-round events at Discovery Green, the renovated Allen’s Landing Park, art at Market Square and water shows on Main Street Square have Houstonians flocking to the area with friends and family. The restaurants in […]

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Latin Restaurant Weeks 2022 in Houston is Back With Spicy Specials & Prix Fixe Deals

POSTED: June 17, 2022 AT 10:54 am   /   Food Finds, Latin, Mexican

Get ready for Latin Restaurant Weeks to spice up your life and challenge your idea of Latin cuisine. This two-week occasion starts June 17 and continues until the end of the month, during which time restaurants, bakeries, food trucks and caterers will offer prix-fixe menus designed to show off the diversity of Latin cuisine and […]

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Best Houston Restaurants for Saying Goodbye to Crawfish Season 2022

POSTED: June 15, 2022 AT 3:31 pm   /   Crawfish, Food Finds

With July on the horizon, many Texans are feeling the summer spirit — ramping up for Galveston vacations, planning day trips to float the river in New Braunfels or preparing for Independence Day celebrations. Many Houstonians, however, dread July as it marks the end of our beloved crawfish season. Thanks to our Louisiana neighbors, Texas […]

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Best Houston Restaurants For Celebrating Father’s Day 2022 – Updated 6/14

POSTED: June 10, 2022 AT 8:00 am   /   Food Finds, Holidays

Father’s Day 2022 is Sunday, June 19, and Houston-area bars and restaurants are gearing up for celebrations from casual to swanky. There are deals on steaks, cocktails, limited-release wines, elegant buffets and laidback patio brunches. A variety of locations are offering complimentary drinks and bites, plus discounts on swag and more. Scroll to the bottom […]

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Under The Radar: Make it Your Way at This Sichuan Hot Pot Restaurant in Houston

POSTED: June 6, 2022 AT 2:45 pm   /   Food Finds, Under The Radar

With how diverse Houston is and how many options Houstonians have when it comes to dining out, there are countless opportunities to broaden one’s culinary horizons. Houston Food Finder was invited to try Xiaolongkan, a restaurant at 9600 Bellaire in Asiatown that specializes in Sichuan-style hot pot. Sichuanese food is multifaceted, but most famously known […]

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The Best Casual Cocktail Bars in Houston

POSTED: June 22, 2022 AT 10:15 am   /   Bars

In the food writing world, “best” lists tend to have a problem. These often read like the products of regurgitated Google results or heavy-handed marketing. This seems especially true in the case of bar lists. Many read as though the author never actually visited and ordered a drink before writing. Over the last few years, […]

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Houston Bar Wins Bayou City’s First National-Level James Beard Award

POSTED: June 14, 2022 AT 9:41 am   /   Bars

In the first James Beard Awards ceremony since the pandemic, Houston received its first national-level Chef and Restaurant award: Alba Huerta’s Julep won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program. During her moving acceptance speech, Huerta, who immigrated from Mexico as a child, said, “Thank you to my city of Houston, Texas for loving […]

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Local Brewery Near Downtown Houston Gets New Owners & an Executive Chef

POSTED: May 19, 2022 AT 12:46 pm   /   Bars, Breweries

Local Group Brewing, the 7,500-square-foot brewpub located in Hardy Yards at 1504 Chapman, is back to making beer. Distincture Hospitality, owned by Dave Sorrell, Morgan Green and Jorge Benitez, has purchased the brewpub. Initially founded by Todd Donewar, Michael Steeves and James “Huggy Bear” Wolfe, it opened at a really bad time for food and […]

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New Houston Bar Slated to Debut This Summer in Garden Oaks/Oak Forest Area

POSTED: April 4, 2022 AT 3:22 pm   /   Bar Openings, Bars

A couple who relocated to Houston from southern California are opening a bar in the former Tres Amigos Cafe y Cantina space at 3402 North Shepherd. The Upside Pub will bring a new, casual hangout to the Garden Oaks/Oak Forest (sometimes awkwardly called “The GOOF”) and Independence Heights area. The 1,500-square-foot space also sports a […]

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