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The Best Houston Restaurant Patios to Enjoy in 2024

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Restaurateurs Behind Doris Metropolitan & Hamsa Plan New Houston Restaurant 

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Small Bites: Houston Food & Drink Specials for the Week of May 20, 2024

Molihua chefs Hideki Hiwatashi and Ho Chee Boon

New Restaurant in the Houston Medical Center Area Wows With Fine Chinese & Japanese Fare

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Small Bites: Houston Food & Drink Specials for the Week of May 20, 2024

POSTED: May 23, 2024 AT 10:02 am   /   Bargains, Chefs You Should Know, News, Upcoming Events

Houston’s food scene always has a lot going on, but not every bit of news that we get qualifies for a full article. However, that does not mean that it’s not useful. We often hear about deals, events such as wine dinners, limited-time menu items, culinary classes and new dishes. “Small Bites” rounds up these […]

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Austin Taco Shop Opens New Houston Restaurant in the Galleria Area

POSTED: May 22, 2024 AT 1:18 pm   /   Restaurant Openings, Tacos

Texas taco chain Tacodeli opened its first Houston location in 2017 on Washington Avenue. Now, about seven years later, the Austin-based taquería has opened a second Houston restaurant at 1715 Post Oak in the Post Oak Plaza. This is Tacodeli’s 13th location. The company was founded by chef Roberto Espinosa and Eric Wilkerson in 1999, […]

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Restaurateurs Behind Doris Metropolitan & Hamsa Plan New Houston Restaurant 

POSTED: May 22, 2024 AT 11:24 am   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Sof Hospitality, the restaurant group that operates Israeli steakhouse Doris Metropolitan, Hamsa and Badolina Bakery, are bringing a new concept to the Montrose Collective building late this summer. It’s an “elevated Mediterranean” restaurant called Októ, and it’s taking over the space formerly held by The Chelsea at 888 Westheimer. The address inspired the name, which […]

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Long-Running Bistro Opens New Restaurant in Houston’s East End

POSTED: May 21, 2024 AT 2:27 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Houston restaurateur Jonathan Levine’s eponymous Jonathan’s the Rub is expanding to a third location at 2929 Navigation. It opens on Thursday, May 23 at 3 p.m. following a 2:30 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Houston East End Chamber of Commerce. It joins locations at Campbell Place at 9090 Katy Freeway, overseen by Jonathan’s son, Sam, […]

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Popular Galveston Taco Shop to Reopen Under New Ownership

POSTED: May 8, 2024 AT 9:15 am   /   News, Restaurant Closings, Restaurant Openings

Good news for Galveston seafood lovers and foodies across the Greater Houston area: Fish Company Taco, located at 1914 23rd in Galveston, is set to reopen under new ownership this summer. Eat your heart out, Charles Barkley. The beloved taco shop, founded by chef Dayatra “Daya” Myers-Hurt and her wife, Laura, opened in 2018 and […]

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Celebrate and Support the AAPI Community at these Houston Restaurant Events

POSTED: May 6, 2024 AT 11:10 am   /   Feed The Need, Food & Drink Festivals, News

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI) and Houston — which boasts one of the largest and most diverse Asian-American communities in the country — has numerous fun and delicious ways to support, celebrate and discover these diverse culinary traditions.  Patronizing local Asian-American and Pacific Islander-owned businesses this month means that your […]

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Austin Taco Shop Opens New Houston Restaurant in the Galleria Area

POSTED: May 22, 2024 AT 1:18 pm   /   Restaurant Openings, Tacos

Texas taco chain Tacodeli opened its first Houston location in 2017 on Washington Avenue. Now, about seven years later, the Austin-based taquería has opened a second Houston restaurant at 1715 Post Oak in the Post Oak Plaza. This is Tacodeli’s 13th location. The company was founded by chef Roberto Espinosa and Eric Wilkerson in 1999, […]

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Where to Get the Best Burgers In Pearland

POSTED: May 7, 2024 AT 4:08 pm   /   Burgers, Food Finds

Sponsored by Visit Pearland May is National Burger Month, so we’ve cooked up a list of twelve Pearland restaurants that can serve your cravings for a juicy, mouth-watering burger — and maybe some fries with that! Whether you like smash patties or thick, beefy ones, you’ll find one worth driving for in Pearland. For other […]

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Houston Restaurants Serving Mother’s Day Brunch for 2024

POSTED: May 3, 2024 AT 3:49 pm   /   Food Finds, Holidays

Houston’s vibrant culinary landscape has countless restaurants worth visiting every day, and the surplus of options can become overwhelming when trying to narrow down a list of dining options for special occasions. For this one, I’ve put together 15 locally-owned, Houston-area restaurants that offer memorable Mother’s Day brunches and other dining experiences that your mom […]

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Greenway Restaurant Tipsy Treats Melds Soul Food Classics With Cocktails To Go

POSTED: April 27, 2024 AT 9:12 am   /   Food Finds, Southern

Sherrel Lemon, owner, bartender and chef of the newly-opened Greenway bar and brunch spot Tipsy Treats to Go, located at 3839 Southwest Freeway, could not have a more appropriate surname. After honing her craft for over 25 years at places like Houston’s and Grace’s, she possesses a special flair for fruity, sugary drinks that seem […]

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New Restaurant in the Houston Medical Center Area Wows With Fine Chinese & Japanese Fare

POSTED: April 25, 2024 AT 1:59 pm   /   Asian, Food Finds, Japanese

Located on the second floor of the Medical Center’s Blossom Hotel at 7118 Bertner, Molihua (Chinese for “jasmine”) stands poised to wow Houstonians. Chefs Ho Chee Boon and Hideki Hiwatashi oversee a menu featuring some truly innovative, interesting twists to Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Molihua will be the third restaurant in a portfolio run by […]

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The Best Houston Restaurant Patios to Enjoy in 2024

POSTED: April 23, 2024 AT 12:24 pm   /   Food Finds, Heights, Heights, Houston's Best, Kid-Friendly, Montrose, Rice Village, Tex-Mex

When the weather in Houston begins to warm up but has not yet reached sweltering levels, diners flock to restaurants with patios for dining and drinking outside on sunny days and breezy evenings. Luckily for us, there is no shortage of restaurants in our city that fit the bill. We’ve gathered a list of some […]

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New Montrose Bar in Houston is as Suitable for Solitude as Socializing

POSTED: May 21, 2024 AT 5:19 pm   /   Bar Openings, Cocktails

Montrose’s latest bar offering, Jethro’s Cocktail Lounge, opened at 95 Tuam on April 30. It’s part of the portfolio held by L.A. restaurateurs Wade McElroy and Russell Malixi. Houston Food Finder previously reported on the new spot’s opening, and we were recently invited to see the place in person and sample some of the “retro” […]

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Upcoming Party Celebrates Houston-Area Distillery’s New Tasting Room

POSTED: April 25, 2024 AT 9:20 am   /   Bars, Distilleries, Spirits

Old Humble Distilling Company, a family-owned and -operated, whiskey-focused micro-distillery located at 19103 Continental Parkway in Atascocita, is celebrating the grand opening of its tasting room this Saturday, April 27 from 2 to 10 p.m. with a Mini Music Fest. The event will be filled with live music, food, drink specials and the release of […]

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A New Houston Coffee Shop is Soon Opening in Montrose

POSTED: April 11, 2024 AT 8:25 am   /   Bars, Coffee & Tea

A new locally owned and operated specialty coffee shop is coming to 1000 West Gray. Husband and wife duo Becca and Douglas Roses are opening Della Coffee Company on Wednesday, April 17. They aim to create a space in the historic Montrose neighborhood that reflects their love for coffee and community and will highlight locally-owned […]

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Houston Restaurant’s “Whisky Wednesday” Deals Showcases Japanese Spirits

POSTED: March 13, 2024 AT 9:37 am   /   Bars, Cocktails, Whisk(e)y

International Whiskey Day is on March 27, and Aiko, the lauded omakase restaurant from Duckstache Hospitality at 1902 Washington, is celebrating with a series of Whisky Wednesday specials and giveaways. Starting on Wednesday, March 13 and every subsequentWednesday in March, Aiko is offering Suntory cocktails, Japanese whisky flights, light bites and chances to win a $200 […]

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A Troupe is Bringing Opera to Where it Belongs: Houston Breweries

POSTED: February 28, 2024 AT 11:08 am   /   Bars, Breweries, Upcoming Events

Opera has much in common with Shakespearean performances these days. Both are considered inaccessible to most people, as they’re perceived to require expensive tickets, hours of free time, specialized fluency in performance and possibly even a second language to fully comprehend and appreciate them. That’s even though both opera and The Bard’s works have origins […]

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Saint Arnold Brewing Company Beer Pays Homage to a Legendary Name

POSTED: February 23, 2024 AT 1:19 pm   /   Bars, Beer, Breweries

If you’ve never heard of Grand Prize beer, that’s understandable. After about 30 years of producing it, the brewery that made it, Gulf Brewing Company, was sold in 1963. According to the Texas State Historical Association, the brewery building was leased to Minnesota-based Hamm Brewing Company. It was a short-lived arrangement, as “Hamm and its […]

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