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Luxe Speakeasy Opens in Downtown Houston Hotel

Chefs & Business Owners Host Charity Picnic & Concert Day

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

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The Inside Scoop on a Top Chef Taping

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First Bite: Cafe Louie on Houston’s East Side Thrills With Exemplary Lunch & Breakfast

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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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Chefs & Business Owners Host Charity Picnic & Concert Day

POSTED: May 18, 2022 AT 12:34 pm   /   News, Upcoming Events

It’s a controversial time to take a clear position on women’s rights, but that’s not stopping some of Houston’s top chefs and their advocates from working for what they believe in. I’ll Have What She’s Having (IHWSH) is an organization that’s raised funds since 2017 to enable restaurant workers to access preventive care, mental healthcare […]

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Luxe Speakeasy Opens in Downtown Houston Hotel

POSTED: May 16, 2022 AT 4:21 pm   /   Breaking News, News

Although the C. Baldwin hotel opened downtown a few years ago, the debut of its new speakeasy is likely to appeal to visiting and local cocktail lovers alike. Parlour Hideaway is a chic, sophisticated space with elegant floral touches and a contemporary-yet-classic vibe. It is accessed via a secret door near the Lobby Bar, and […]

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Company Behind The Union Kitchen Readies New Italian Restaurant in Cypress

POSTED: May 12, 2022 AT 1:16 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Gr8 Plate Hospitality, the company behind the Houston area’s six The Union Kitchen locations and three Jax Grill locations, is debuting its first Italian restaurant. Called Passerella, it’s located at 9945 Barker Cypress in Cypress’s Boardwalk Towne Lake center — which is also the site of one of The Union Kitchen restaurants. Passerella opens on […]

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Investors in 4 Houston Businesses Receive Default Notices From Crowdfunding Company — Updated

POSTED: April 28, 2022 AT 9:45 am   /   News

Republic Investment Services LLC, which acquired NextSeed in late 2020, has sent nearly concurrent default notices to investors in three Houston companies: Railway Heights Market at 8200 Washington, Shoot The Moon at 8155 Long Point and Buff Brew Tap Room (the restaurant and bar endeavor of Buffalo Bayou Bayou Brewing Co. at 2101 Summer). All […]

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First Bite: Cafe Louie on Houston’s East Side Thrills With Exemplary Lunch & Breakfast

POSTED: May 25, 2022 AT 10:47 am   /   Breakfast, Food Finds, Lunch

On a recent Friday morning, I walked into Cafe Louie, a new Second Ward eatery at 3401 Harrisburg. The barista already knew my go-to coffee drink, a flat white, which I’d ordered on my previous visit. Though it’s only been officially open since May 11 (following a quiet, soft-opening), the café already feels like a […]

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Where To Find The Best Seafood In Pearland

POSTED: May 18, 2022 AT 4:18 pm   /   Food Finds, Sponsored

Sponsored Close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico means Pearland chefs have easy access to exceptional seafood, including locally caught goods and globally sourced specialties. Choose from crab, oysters, fish, shrimp and other water-dwellers available in a variety of flavor profiles such as Asian, Creole and Cajun, American and more. Visit the following Pearland restaurants […]

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The Hit List: New Houston Restaurants to Visit for May 2022

POSTED: May 11, 2022 AT 11:33 am   /   Food Finds

Houston’s vibrant restaurant scene continues to entice with new concepts offering a variety of flavors and experiences. There is a new Heights sushi spot from the team behind Kokoro and Handies Duozo, a fresh locale from chef Antoine Ware and a nifty new place from Goode Company (known for Goode Co. BBQ, Armadillo Palace and […]

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Award-Winning Cookbook Author & Chef Yotam Ottolenghi Visits Houston

POSTED: May 5, 2022 AT 12:36 pm   /   Cookbooks, Cooking, Featured, Food Finds

On Monday, May 2, fans of chef and award-winning cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi gathered at the Wortham Center to hear him talk about food and cooking with James Beard award-winning chef Chris Shepherd, executive chef and owner of Underbelly Hospitality. Ottolenghi, who was born in Israel, owns seven well-regarded restaurants and delis in London that […]

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Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2022 in Houston

POSTED: May 4, 2022 AT 4:32 pm   /   Food Finds, Holidays

Cinco de Mayo marks Mexico’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla, but, for whatever reason, it’s a drinking holiday in the United States. Regardless of why, it’s hard to argue with a day earmarked for enjoying the wealth of Mexican food and drink in Houston. (Let’s see: tacos and margaritas for dinner […]

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Houston Restaurants Offering Dine-In And To-Go For Mother’s Day 2022 – Updated!

POSTED: May 2, 2022 AT 8:52 am   /   Food Finds, Holidays

Mother’s Day is traditionally a day to spend with Mom — but why not treat her to an amazing meal, too? Houston’s best restaurants, as always, have Mother’s Day dining experiences for just about anyone’s taste. Choose from upscale affairs, casual brunches and everything in between, including some fantastic to-go options — many locations are […]

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Best Restaurants To Celebrate Mother’s Day In Pearland

POSTED: April 27, 2022 AT 12:02 pm   /   Holidays, Sponsored

Sponsored Show the moms in your life some extra love this Mother’s Day with a special meal in Pearland! Choose from casual kitchens serving festive brunches, opt for more elegant spreads for lunch or dinner, or keep things extra relaxed with a visit to one of Pearland’s craft breweries.  Learn more below, and find additional […]

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Asian Restaurant Yelo in Katy Debuts All-New Menu from James Beard Semifinalist

POSTED: April 20, 2022 AT 12:59 pm   /   Asian, Food Finds

James Beard Award semifinalist Alex Au-Yeung of popular Malaysian restaurant Phat Eatery has created a new menu focused on Southeast Asian comfort food for Yelo, his second restaurant next door. Both restaurants are located in Katy Asian Town at 23119 Colonial Parkway. For the new dishes, Au-Yeung is drawing upon his childhood in Hong Kong, […]

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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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Houston Dive Bar in the Heights Gets a Second Lease on Life With New Owner

POSTED: February 18, 2022 AT 3:08 pm   /   Bar Openings, Bars

Houstonians, and especially Heights-area residents, poured one out for the iconic Alice’s Tall Texan when it closed in July 2020, unable to survive the “damn pandemic,” as it was called in a Facebook post. During its nearly 40-year run in a small building at 4904 North Main, Alice’s was beloved not only within the neighborhood, […]

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