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Houston Steakhouse Crafts a $25 Old Fashioned Made with Exclusive Bourbon

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Where to Dine for Mother’s Day 2021 in Houston

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First Bite: Desserts Nearly Steal the Show at Killen’s Barbecue in the Woodlands

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BCK in the Heights Shutters; Ramen is Moving in

POSTED: April 22, 2021 AT 2:19 pm   /   News, Restaurant Closings, Restaurant Openings

BCK, the independent Heights restaurant endeavor from the owners of Bosscat Kitchen, is serving its last festive comfort food on April 30. Shokku Ramen based out of Las Vegas is taking over the space at 933 Studewood. The ramen restaurant’s bragging rights include the Shinigami Challenge — consume a bowl of spicy ramen measuring over […]

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Marvino’s Brings Top-Quality Steaks, Pasta, Seafood & More to Cypress

POSTED: April 19, 2021 AT 4:33 pm   /   Cypress, Food Finds, Houston Restaurants to Know, Sponsored

Sponsored Since 2006, the Herrera family has provided the Cypress area with excellent dining experiences in a variety of cuisines. It started with Alicia’s Mexican Grille, opened by owner, president and family patriarch, David Herrera, and named for his wife, Alicia. Next came Dario’s Steakhouse & Seafood. Named for youngest son Dario, to this day […]

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Two Houston Restaurant Stars Workin’ On Some Night Moves

POSTED: March 24, 2021 AT 3:41 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Greg Perez, former beverage director and partner at cocktail bar Monkey’s Tail, and Houston restaurant veteran Lyle Bento, former chef/owner of Southern Goods, are teaming up to make front-page news. The duo have formed Night Moves Hospitality. The new collective, which also includes several former members of the Monkey’s Tail team, plans to open two bar […]

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Chris Shepherd Grows Underbelly Hospitality With Fiery New Restaurant at Regent Square

POSTED: March 22, 2021 AT 12:04 pm   /   Featured, News, Restaurant Openings

Chef Chris Shepherd of Underbelly Hospitality is adding yet another project to his portfolio. A new concept focused on cooking with fire is coming to Regent Square at 1203 Dunlavy. GID Development Group is working on the mixed-use complex in conjunction with CBT architects and OJB Landscape Architecture. Regent Square is close to Buffalo Bayou […]

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First Bite: Desserts Nearly Steal the Show at Killen’s Barbecue in the Woodlands

POSTED: May 3, 2021 AT 3:04 pm   /   Barbecue, Food Finds

The second location of chef Ronnie Killen’s acclaimed barbecue restaurant from Pearland, Killen’s BBQ opened in late January in The Woodlands at 8800 Six Pines. As is the case at the original, Killen is serving his popular barbecue and signature desserts. Houston Food Finder was invited to pay check out the newest addition to the […]

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With Festive Fiestas In Houston

POSTED: April 30, 2021 AT 11:56 am   /   Food Finds, Holidays

Cinco de Mayo may be an Americanized festivity based on a Mexican victory, but who doesn’t like a good excuse to make merry with margaritas and music? Whatever your inspiration, Houston has plenty of spaces to enjoy the party with entertainment, food and drink specials from casual lounges to pandemic-friendly patios. Downtown El Big Bad, […]

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Where to Dine for Mother’s Day 2021 in Houston

POSTED: April 29, 2021 AT 1:56 pm   /   Food Finds, Holidays

This year, Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 9 and many Houston-area restaurants are ready to help celebrate all kinds of moms with specials such as complimentary cocktails and flowers. Whether you opt for dine-in or to-go, you can honor Mom with an assortment of delicious options. Cypress Marvino’s Italian Steakhouse, 24002 Northwest Freeway: The […]

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The Hit List: New Houston Restaurants to Visit in April 2021

POSTED: April 21, 2021 AT 3:52 pm   /   Food Finds

After a year of few new restaurants in Houston due to pandemic-driven complications and restrictions, the pace of openings is getting back to normal — and “normal” means, “Don’t blink, or you’ll miss something.” This edition of the Hit List not only includes recent openings such as YELO and KP’s Kitchen, but also catches up […]

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Marvino’s Brings Top-Quality Steaks, Pasta, Seafood & More to Cypress

POSTED: April 19, 2021 AT 4:33 pm   /   Cypress, Food Finds, Houston Restaurants to Know, Sponsored

Sponsored Since 2006, the Herrera family has provided the Cypress area with excellent dining experiences in a variety of cuisines. It started with Alicia’s Mexican Grille, opened by owner, president and family patriarch, David Herrera, and named for his wife, Alicia. Next came Dario’s Steakhouse & Seafood. Named for youngest son Dario, to this day […]

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Five Must-Try Tortas Ahogadas in Houston

POSTED: April 14, 2021 AT 11:27 am   /   Food Finds

Around 1930, in Guadalajara, the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, a street vendor accidentally dropped an entire torta into a vat of spicy salsa. According to Don Ignacio “Nacho” Saldaña, the vendor’s assistant, the customer proclaimed, “You drowned it.” — after which he ate it anyway — and the torta ahogada (the drowned […]

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Head to Pearland for Outstanding Comfort Food Classics!

POSTED: April 13, 2021 AT 11:57 am   /   Food Finds, Pearland, Sponsored

Sponsored People might differ in what comfort food they reach for in stressful times. It might be cheesy, creamy, sweet or warming dishes, but one thing is for certain: Pearland has outstanding examples of each and The Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau website, Visit Pearland, is a great place to find additional, must-try restaurants! Read […]

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Seek Out This Halal Eatery in a West Houston Convenience Store

POSTED: March 23, 2021 AT 1:58 pm   /   Featured, Food Finds, Middle Eastern

Sometimes, the best quick, fresh and well-priced meals can come from unexpected places — especially in Houston. Sometimes, there are unexpected mom-and-pop gems inside of convenience stores, gas stations and grocery stores. Such is the case for Oh Mmm Gyros, nestled in a corner of the recently opened J Mart convenience store at 3801 Jeanetta. […]

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First Bite: Messina Hof Harvest Green Winery & Kitchen

POSTED: March 17, 2021 AT 11:47 am   /   Brunch!, Burgers, Food Finds

Messina Hof Winery officially opened its fourth location on February 26 at master planned community, Harvest Green, at 8921 Harlem in Richmond. Originally founded in Bryan, Texas in 1977, this pioneering winery has been expanding and the newest venture brings Texas wine country hospitality to the Houston suburbs. The Harvest Green site was chosen because […]

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Spring Branch Doughnut Shop’s Future Depends on Customers Returning

POSTED: March 17, 2021 AT 10:18 am   /   Breakfast, Food Finds, Sweets

Tucked away off of I-10 at Westview and Beltway 8 sits a charming, classic doughnut shop. Instead of serving the trendy (and sometimes bizarre) specialties, Snowflake Donuts at 10780 Westview has served classics such as glazed, cinnamon twists and blueberry cake for the last eight years. Owner Leakhena Lin has operated it for the past three […]

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Houston Steakhouse Crafts a $25 Old Fashioned Made with Exclusive Bourbon

POSTED: May 7, 2021 AT 12:03 pm   /   Cocktails, Whisk(e)y

After a year-long wait thanks to the pandemic, Doris Metropolitan has finally released its collaboration with Maker’s Mark bourbon. It is a private barrel selection from the distillery, and Doris Metropolitan has created a $25 Doris Old Fashioned cocktail to showcase the limited-availability spirit. The Maker’s Mark private barrel selection program allows purchasers to select […]

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Whiskey Honors Man Who Was Likely America’s First Black Master Distiller

POSTED: April 15, 2021 AT 12:58 pm   /   Bars, Distilleries

For nearly a year Sean Beck, sommelier and beverage director for H-Town Restaurant Group, has hosted weekly virtual tasting events at Backstreet Cafe. During these Zoom-based get-togethers, Beck guides guests through the world of wine, cocktails or spirits, introducing the people and stories behind the drinks. This ritual gives enthusiasts and beginners alike to not […]

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Eighteen36 in Upper Kirby is Making Its Mark on Houston’s Cocktail Scene

POSTED: March 31, 2021 AT 3:39 pm   /   Bars, Bars With A Full Menu

Last year was rough for Texas bars. Many great ones, including those in Houston, have been forced to drastically change due to the pandemic and Governor Greg Abbott’s orders to temporarily close. Some bars didn’t survive. On a more positive note, some new bars managed to open and survive, despite the problems. One of those […]

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Top 10 Houston Food Finder Articles of 2020

POSTED: January 5, 2021 AT 1:27 pm   /   Bars, Food Finds

2020 was a strange and chaotic year — a fact reflected in what people chose to read. Instead of articles on new restaurants and happy hours, readers were focused on grocery stores, takeout and delivery, patio dining and neighborhood joints. Considering the year we just had, these choices aren’t surprising. With the pandemic limiting dine-in […]

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Favorite Houston Food & Drink Experiences of 2020

POSTED: January 4, 2021 AT 1:30 pm   /   2020 Favorites, Bars, Food Finds

Thankfully, 2020 is history. It was a tumultuous year, especially for Houston-area bars and restaurants. As we closed out the year, we wanted to honor and celebrate the hospitality establishments that brought us joy during the ongoing pandemic. The usual “best” new bar and restaurants lists didn’t seem quite right. Instead, we collaborated with Houston […]

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12 Days of Favorite Houston Food & Drink Experiences in 2020, Part 8: Cocktails & Spirits

POSTED: December 18, 2020 AT 4:00 am   /   2020 Favorites, Bars, Food Finds

Welcome to the eighth part of a series where we showcase the noteworthy food and drink experiences of a very weird year. In the spirit of the holidays, it’s also a very special collaboration between the food writers of the Houston Press and Houston Food Finder, the online publication founded by former Houston Press restaurant […]

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12 Days of Favorite Houston Food & Drink Experiences in 2020, Part 3: Wine

POSTED: December 11, 2020 AT 4:00 am   /   2020 Favorites, Bars, Food Finds

Welcome to the third part of a series where we showcase the noteworthy food and drink experiences of a very weird year. In the spirit of the holidays, it’s also a very special collaboration between the food writers of the Houston Press and Houston Food Finder, the online publication founded by former Houston Press restaurant […]

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12 Days of Favorite Houston Food & Drink Experiences in 2020, Part 1: Bars

POSTED: December 9, 2020 AT 4:00 am   /   2020 Favorites, Bars, Food Finds

Welcome to the first part of a series where we showcase the noteworthy food and drink experiences of a very weird year. In the spirit of the holidays, it’s also a very special collaboration between the food writers of the Houston Press and Houston Food Finder, the online publication founded by former Houston Press restaurant […]

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