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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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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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First Bite: Houstonian Returns To Open Vibrant Italian Bistro In Montrose

POSTED: October 6, 2020 AT 12:52 pm   /   Food Finds, Restaurant Openings

Last week, Ostia, which means “host” in Italian, officially opened its doors in Montrose at 2032 Dunlavy. The name was no accident. Italian influences, along with other Mediterranean flavors, weave their way in and out of the New American-style dishes offered by Owner/Chef Travis McShane. McShane grew up in Kingwood and attended the University of […]

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Houston Restaurant Serves James Beard Foundation “Taste America” Virtual Dinner

POSTED: October 5, 2020 AT 2:52 pm   /   News, Upcoming Events

Lucille’s in Houston is joining 19 other restaurants from across the nation for Taste America, which is a virtual dining event organized by the James Beard Foundation. This special happening is geared toward helping restaurants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The foundation selected the participating restaurants, and the funds raised benefit the foundation’s Open for […]

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Xochi in Downtown Houston Set to Reopen October 1

POSTED: September 24, 2020 AT 12:34 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Back in mid-March when Texas governor Greg Abbott ordered restaurant dining rooms to close, the husband-and-wife team of chef Hugo Ortega and restaurateur Tracy Vaught chose to temporarily shutter their Oaxacan restaurant, Xochi. With restaurants now allowed to have up to 75% guest occupancy, Xochi — located on the first floor of the Marriott Marquis […]

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Xochi in Downtown Houston Set to Reopen October 1

POSTED: September 24, 2020 AT 12:34 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Back in mid-March when Texas governor Greg Abbott ordered restaurant dining rooms to close, the husband-and-wife team of chef Hugo Ortega and restaurateur Tracy Vaught chose to temporarily shutter their Oaxacan restaurant, Xochi. With restaurants now allowed to have up to 75% guest occupancy, Xochi — located on the first floor of the Marriott Marquis […]

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Katy Sushi Restaurant Offers a Worthy Omakase Experience

POSTED: October 27, 2020 AT 3:38 pm   /   Food Finds, Japanese

Tobiuo Sushi & Bar located in Katy at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch has reopened its sushi bar with new acrylic partitions between the sushi chefs and guests. I was invited to an omakase tasting complete with beverage pairings to check out their fresh take on Japanese cuisine. Omakase translates to “I’ll leave it up to […]

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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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What to Eat & Drink for Halloween 2020 in Houston

POSTED: October 21, 2020 AT 4:38 pm   /   Food Finds, Holidays

The costumes! The candy! The Great Pumpkin! Halloween is upon us. At least one poll finds that one in 10 Americans call Halloween their favorite holiday. (Just FYI: the favorite Halloween candy, in the same poll, is the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.) While this bizarre year means celebrations and social gatherings are going to be […]

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Meet Ruth LeClere, The Woman Behind Central Texas Style Barbecue on Pearland’s Barbecue Trail

POSTED: October 15, 2020 AT 12:25 pm   /   Barbecue, Featured, Sponsored

Sponsored Family-owned restaurants are special. It’s at these establishments that generations work together to serve time-honored meals while building bonds with their communities. For 50 years at Central Texas Style Barbecue at 4110 West Broadway in Pearland, co-owner Ruth LeClere has blended food with family, while offering locals a delicious place to recharge and refuel. […]

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First Bite: Houstonian Returns To Open Vibrant Italian Bistro In Montrose

POSTED: October 6, 2020 AT 12:52 pm   /   Food Finds, Restaurant Openings

Last week, Ostia, which means “host” in Italian, officially opened its doors in Montrose at 2032 Dunlavy. The name was no accident. Italian influences, along with other Mediterranean flavors, weave their way in and out of the New American-style dishes offered by Owner/Chef Travis McShane. McShane grew up in Kingwood and attended the University of […]

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Vietnamese Restaurant From MasterChef & Houston Crawfish King Now Open

POSTED: October 2, 2020 AT 11:19 am   /   Food Finds, Vietnamese

Xin Chao, the long-awaited collaboration between Christine Ha of The Blind Goat and Tony Nguyen from Saigon House, is now in its soft-opening phase. Located at 2310 Decatur, the former home of the original Beaver’s and Decatur Bar & Pop-Up Factory, the new Vietnamese restaurant is the duo’s first joint venture. Ha won season three of […]

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Two Food Writers, Totally Different Purchases at a Houston Farmers Market

POSTED: October 2, 2020 AT 8:51 am   /   Farmers Market, Food Finds, Fresh Produce

If two people shop at Urban Harvest’s Saturday Farmers Market separately, will they each find the same treasures? With a long list of produce and products offered by local farmers, ranchers, seafood purveyors, chefs and bakers, it is not likely. This past Saturday, two Houston Food Finder writers did just that, and neither bought the […]

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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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TABC Allows Brewery Restaurants to Reinstate Dine-In Services — But More Help is Needed — Updated

POSTED: July 25, 2020 AT 3:04 pm   /   Bars, Breweries

As previously reported, Governor Greg Abbott’s reinterpretation of the “51% rule”, which deems businesses that make at least 51% of revenue from alcoholic beverage sales as bars rather than restaurants, forced breweries to halt dine-in services at onsite restaurants. That was true even when those restaurants adhered to or exceeded the Open Texas Guidelines for […]

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Brewery Restaurant Announces 75 Layoffs Due to Governor’s New Interpretation of 51% Law — Updated

POSTED: July 13, 2020 AT 11:32 am   /   Bars, Breweries

Saint Arnold Brewing Company at 2000 Lyons announced on Monday, July 13 that its onsite eatery, the Saint Arnold Beer Garden and Restaurant, was forced to close due to Governor Greg Abbott’s reinterpretation of the criteria that determines whether or not a business is considered a restaurant or a bar based on its alcohol sales. […]

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Houston Breweries Release “Black Is Beautiful” Beers To Support Racial Justice

POSTED: July 9, 2020 AT 7:13 pm   /   Bars, Beer

Although the murder of Houstonian George Floyd by Minneapolis police led to large protests and renewed advocacy around the world, forging racial equality is not a short term project. Efforts to continue progressing forward will be needed for the foreseeable future. One group that has banded together to make a difference are craft brewers. Almost […]

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