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Italian Restaurant in Memorial is Temporarily Closed & Relocating

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Where to Find Great Coffee, Tea and Craft Beer in Pearland

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The Halal Guys Expand to Downtown Houston

Chris Shepherd with Southern Smoke smoker

New Fund to Help Texas Hospitality Workers Affected by Freeze — Updated

Lemongrass Chicken Banh Mi at Yelo

Say Hello to Yelo, a Casual Vietnamese Restaurant Now Open in Katy

empty water shelves at H-E-B

Best Types of Stores for Finding Drinking Water in Houston

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Say Hello to Yelo, a Casual Vietnamese Restaurant Now Open in Katy

POSTED: March 1, 2021 AT 3:46 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Yelo, the collaborative restaurant from Phat Eatery owner Alex Au-yeung and chef Cuc Lam, is now open in Katy Asian Town center at 23119 Colonial Parkway. The brick-and-mortar restaurant was first announced in March 2020, but Houstonians inside the 610 Loop got an all-too-brief taste of the new restaurant from a short-lived ghost kitchen in […]

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The Halal Guys Expand to Downtown Houston

POSTED: February 25, 2021 AT 1:45 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

The Halal Guys is expanding its footprint across Houston — and it’s headed downtown. Operated by Houston-area franchisee Masroor Fatany, the new location opens on March 2 in the Hines Tower at 609 Main. The Greater Houston Texas Restaurant Association (GHTRA) is marking the occasion at noon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The downtown spot is […]

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New Fund to Help Texas Hospitality Workers Affected by Freeze — Updated

POSTED: February 22, 2021 AT 12:56 pm   /   Feed The Need, News

Ever since Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017, the Southern Smoke Foundation has maintained a fund to help food and beverage workers affected by disaster and unemployment. That existing resource proved extremely helpful as restaurants and bars were shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Now, following a week when a brutal winter storm […]

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Best Types of Stores for Finding Drinking Water in Houston

POSTED: February 19, 2021 AT 10:05 am   /   News

With many homes with busted pipes and empty store shelves all over town, some Houstonians have no water to drink or give to pets today. For them, boiling water, as currently directed by Houston and Harris County, isn’t even an option, because there isn’t any. In scarcity situations, it is important to think outside the […]

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Open Houston Restaurants & More for Wednesday, February 17

POSTED: February 17, 2021 AT 1:40 pm   /   News

The ramifications of the Texas-wide power grid failure and punishing temperatures have taken a turn for the worse. In addition to the cold, many Houstonians are now dealing with busted pipes, falling ceilings and, worst of all, no water. Even if the pipes haven’t broken, there are reports of low water pressure in some parts […]

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Boil Water Notice Means Many Houston Restaurants Will Not Open Today — Updated

POSTED: February 17, 2021 AT 11:56 am   /   Breaking News, News

Update, 2/19/21, 9:27 a.m.: According to a press release, Mayor Sylvester Turner says he expects the boil water notice to remain in effect until Monday. However, more and more Houston restaurants are finding ways to comply with the boil water notice requirements set by the city health department and reopening. Remember almost exactly one year […]

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Readers Say These Houston Grocery Stores Are Open on Wed., 2/17/21 – Updated with New Closures

POSTED: February 17, 2021 AT 11:56 am   /   Feed The Need, News

Like many businesses, some grocery stores are unable to open today due to lack of power and running water. However, Houston Food Finder readers are reporting in on the ones that are actually open. If we happen to find that these also have packaged ice or bottled water, we’ll include that information, too. (We’re also […]

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Where to Find Great Coffee, Tea and Craft Beer in Pearland

POSTED: March 1, 2021 AT 12:05 pm   /   Food Finds, Sponsored

Sponsored Pearland has something for everyone when it comes to liquid refreshment. With gourmet coffee, playful bubble tea and specialty craft beers, it’s fun to discover local sips that reflect the area’s unique culture and diversity. Whether you’re in the mood for something hot, iced, sweet or bold, here are a few must-try spots sure to […]

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Where To Celebrate National Margarita Day 2021 In Houston

POSTED: February 19, 2021 AT 2:41 pm   /   Food Finds, Holidays

The margarita, that sweet and tangy elixir of lime juice, tequila and orange liqueur, works equally well for celebrations and commiserations. After a week of freezing temperatures, power outages, burst pipes, empty grocery store shelves and no running water, many Houston-area residents have cause for both. National Margarita Day is Monday, February 22, and a […]

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First Bite: Grub Kitchen and Bar Has Reopened in Katy

POSTED: February 12, 2021 AT 11:21 am   /   Burgers, Food Finds

Grub Kitchen and Bar has reopened its Katy restaurant. Situated directly off I-10 at 19143 Katy Fwy, this location of the Texas-based craft burger chain has been closed for the bulk of the COVID-19 pandemic. Founded in College Station in 2012, the restaurant is known for its well-priced and creative burgers, along with handcrafted and […]

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Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Houston

POSTED: February 8, 2021 AT 11:35 am   /   Food Finds, Holidays

This year, the Chinese Lunar New Year is Friday, February 12, and, according to the Chinese zodiac, 2021 is the year of the metal ox, which represents “diligence, kindness and generosity.” Welcome these hopes for the new year at Houston-area restaurants with flavorful, celebratory fare and entertainment enjoyed amongst family and close friends. All locations […]

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Houston Wings Restaurant Debuts Breakfast Egg Sandwiches

POSTED: January 26, 2021 AT 12:36 pm   /   Breakfast, Food Finds

Popular wings joint, Sticky’s Chicken, is debuting an egg sandwich pop-up, SCRMBLD, on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. at its Sawyer Yards location (2313 Edwards). The menu will feature four egg sandwiches served on maple-butter Texas toast — a classic bacon, egg and cheese; a sausage, egg and cheese; a spinach, egg and cheese; […]

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Where to Score Super Bowl Food To-Go in Houston – Updated

POSTED: January 26, 2021 AT 9:38 am   /   Food Finds

On Sunday, February 7, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led by Tom Brady, who is making his 10th Super Bowl appearance, face the Kansas City Chiefs, the returning Super Bowl champs. Due to COVID-19, this isn’t the year for massive Super Bowl parties, but game day can still be filled with at-home tailgating and delicious food. […]

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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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Beloved Wine & Whisky Bar in Downtown Houston Has Closed

POSTED: November 20, 2020 AT 10:28 am   /   Bar Closings, Bars

2020 has been a difficult year for the Houston hospitality industry, with the shuttering of up-and-comers and long-standing institutions alike. Now, it’s claimed Public Services Wine & Whisky, the beautiful and well-regarded wine and whisky bar in the historic Cotton Exchange Building at 202 Travis. In a social media post, Justin Vann, who co-owned the […]

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Opening Soon: The Lounge at MARCH Restaurant

POSTED: November 18, 2020 AT 12:22 pm   /   Bar Openings, Bars

MARCH, the Mediterranean fine dining concept from Goodnight Hospitality, was scheduled to open earlier this year but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, The Lounge at MARCH Restaurant opens November 19. The Lounge focuses on a more casual experience than the restaurant and serves an assortment of handcrafted drinks, savory snacks […]

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French Country Wines in Rice Village Still Thriving Thanks to New Services

POSTED: November 17, 2020 AT 10:40 am   /   Bars, Sponsored, Wine

Sponsored Bars were not the only businesses impacted by the shutdowns necessitated by COVID-19. In Houston, French Country Wines at 2433 Bartlett, a small, independent wine shop established by Tim and Phyllis Smith over a decade ago and owned and operated by Jean-Philippe Guy for the past seven years, is a beloved Rice Village mainstay. […]

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