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The colorful, pergola-style patio at Kau Ba Saigon in Montrose.

The Best Houston Restaurant Patios to Enjoy in 2022

Pasta Sugo Rosa at Frank's Americana Revival

Frank’s Americana Revival Marks a Decade With New Dishes & Returning Favorites

Backstreet Cafe Closed for Repairs Until February 2022

Baton Rouge Native Finds Her Calling in Houston With Online Praline Business

Daily Gather at CITYCENTRE

First Bite: Dish Society Founders Debut New Houston Restaurant in CITYCENTRE

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Pass & Provisions Chef Returns to Houston Food Scene With Casual Midtown Restaurant

POSTED: January 14, 2022 AT 4:34 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Chef Terrence Gallivan, who co-owned The Pass and Provisions along with chef Seth Siegel-Gardner, is venturing back into the Houston restaurant scene with a small, casual restaurant. Gallivan is opening Elro Pizza // Crudo at 2405 Genesee, just on the edge of where Montrose meets Midtown, and less than a mile from his former restaurant. […]

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Executive Chef Returns to Legendary Houston Restaurant Tony’s

POSTED: January 13, 2022 AT 11:36 am   /   Chefs You Should Know, News

Legendary Houston restaurant Tony’s at 3755 Richmond in Greenway Plaza just amped up its woman power, again. Starting on February 10, 2022, executive chef Kate McLean will be back in charge of this classic kitchen and brings her nearly previous eight years of experience working with late restaurateur Tony Vallone with her. But this time […]

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Luxury Indian Restaurant & Nightclub Opening in The Woodlands

POSTED: January 12, 2022 AT 3:47 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

An Indian food and nightlife concept is coming to The Woodlands, in the form of a luxurious restaurant called Amrina, which translates to “princess.” It’s the first restaurant from Kahani Social Group, and will be located at 3 Waterway Square Place, which is owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation. The restaurant is expected to open […]

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Backstreet Cafe Closed for Repairs Until February 2022

POSTED: January 11, 2022 AT 10:31 am   /   News, Rebrandings & Retoolings, Restaurant Closings

If you’re thinking of heading to Backstreet Cafe for lunch, brunch or dinner, think again — until February, anyway. The restaurant, located in a venerable two-story home built in the 1920s at 1103 South Shepherd, is closed for the month while some much-needed repairs are performed. The restaurant temporarily closed on January 3, 2022 and, […]

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Owner of Tobiuo in Katy Plans to Open Money Cat Restaurant in Houston

POSTED: January 5, 2022 AT 11:27 am   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Chef Sherman Yeung, who owns Tobiuo, a Japanese restaurant in Katy, is making plans for his first restaurant in Houston. Called Money Cat (not to be confused with Theodore Rex chef/owner Justin Yu’s popular pop-up brunches and limited-edition menus), it will be located in the Kirby Grove center at 2925 Richmond, next door to upscale […]

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Acclaimed Houston Burger Joint Finally Opens its Brick-and-Mortar Restaurant

POSTED: January 3, 2022 AT 5:40 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

It’s been two-and-a-half years in the making, but Willet and Diane Feng are finally opening their first street-level burger joint. burger-chan 2.0 debuted with a soft opening on Monday, January 3 at 5353 West Alabama (between South Rice and Yorktown). It replaces their former spot in the underground food court at Greenway Plaza. That location permanently […]

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Houston Restaurants & Bars That Are Temporarily Closed Through New Year’s Day 2022

POSTED: December 30, 2021 AT 10:53 am   /   News, Restaurant Closings

Since mid-December, the Houston restaurant and bar industry has been in a state of flux due to the spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19. Over the past few weeks, it’s been a spate of temporarily closings, testing employees and reopenings when it’s known sufficient staff are in the clear. That cycle is likely to […]

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Meet the Houston-Beaumont Trio Competing on Disney+ Cake Challenge Series “Foodtastic”

POSTED: December 21, 2021 AT 12:22 pm   /   News

All it took was one social media post of Houston resident Dillion Barlow and Maurice Abelman’s elaborate food art design featuring Davy Jones of “Pirates of the Carribean” to get him noticed by Disney and the producers of the new Disney+ show “Foodtastic.”  Born and raised in Nederland, about 100 miles outside of Houston, Barlow […]

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The Best Houston Restaurant Patios to Enjoy in 2022

POSTED: January 24, 2022 AT 9:17 am   /   Food Finds

With its spring-like autumns, mild winters and pleasant early springs, restaurant patio dining in Houston is more popular than ever. Many restaurants have upgraded their patios to provide enhanced experiences that are fun, romantic or inspiring. Many are outfitted with fans, misters or heaters, which makes them appealing even when the weather isn’t entirely cooperative.  […]

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Frank’s Americana Revival Marks a Decade With New Dishes & Returning Favorites

POSTED: January 19, 2022 AT 8:43 am   /   Creole & Cajun, Food Finds, Southern

For a decade, Michael Shine has operated Frank’s Americana Revival in River Oaks, providing the area with upscale food in a restaurant that still maintains a neighborhood vibe. In 2012, Michael and his son, Chris Shine, acquired Frank’s Chop House from restaurateur Frank Crapitto, who also owned Crapitto’s Cucina Italiana. The duo have operated the […]

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The Hit List: New Houston Restaurants to Visit in January 2022

POSTED: January 12, 2022 AT 12:46 pm   /   Food Finds

The new year brings new challenges and new opportunities. It also brings new restaurants for Houstonians to enjoy, whether you’re dining in or taking out. Recent additions offer a variety of options, from casual burger joints to a high-end, omakase-style chef’s counter. To help our readers navigate the Bayou City’s ever-evolving culinary scene, here is […]

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First Bite: Dish Society Founders Debut New Houston Restaurant in CITYCENTRE

POSTED: January 10, 2022 AT 2:27 pm   /   American, Food Finds

Daily Gather, the new restaurant from Five 12 Restaurant Concepts, which also owns the local Dish Society chain, is opening on January 11 in CITYCENTRE at 800 Sorella Court. It’s in the former International Smoke location, which has been extensively remodeled. Aaron Lyons and Trent Patterson co-own Five 12 Restaurant Concepts and brought in longtime Houston […]

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Where to Get New Year’s To Go In Houston — Updated

POSTED: December 29, 2021 AT 10:56 am   /   Food Finds, Holidays

With many restaurant and bar owners having long planned in-house celebrations for welcoming 2022, there aren’t many ready or able to pivot for to-go orders this year. On the other hand, many diners want to celebrate, don’t want to cook and also don’t want to be out in the crowds while omicron is still spreading […]

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Last-Minute Guide to Christmas Dishes & Drinks to go in Houston for 2021 — Updated

POSTED: December 22, 2021 AT 11:59 am   /   Food Finds, Holidays

We’ll continue updating this list until noon on Thursday, December 23. If you’d like us to include your restaurant’s last-minute Christmas Eve or Christmas Day to-go offerings, please email us.  Unfortunately, the spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19 has altered a lot of people’s plans to gather and celebrate with others during the holidays. […]

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The Houston Food Finder 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

POSTED: December 20, 2021 AT 4:07 pm   /   Food Finds, Holidays

‘Tis the season for gifting, eating — and eating gifts. If one or more of these activities is on your to-do list, let our suggestions for worthy, locally made Houston products give you a leg up. There are sweet treats, savory sauces, combo packs and enticing deals on gift cards for enjoying now and later.  […]

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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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