January 2019 - Houston Food Finder
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January 2019
bocadillo at Tejas Market

Top Texas Barbecue Joint Expands with Smoked Meats To-Go & a Spanish-Influenced Deli

Posted: January 23, 2019 at 2:47 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Tejas Chocolate Craftory & Barbecue at 200 North Elm in Tomball is regarded as one of the top barbecue restaurants, not just near Houston but in all of Texas. Now, for the first time, it’s expanded. With almost no fanfare, owner Scott Moore Jr., partner Michelle Holland and chef Greg Moore (Scott’s brother) quietly opened Tejas […]

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Photo of Carmelo Mauro and Benjamin Berg

Carmelo’s is Temporarily Closing (Again) With Plans for a Late Spring Reopening

Posted: January 22, 2019 at 5:40 pm   /   News, Restaurant Closings

A press release states that Tuesday, January 22 was the last night of service for Carmelo’s Cucina Italiana until probably late in the spring. (The restaurant is closing after lunch on January 23.) Owner Benjamin Berg and executive chef and partner Daniel Berg (no coincidence with the last name; they are brothers) have decided to temporarily […]

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Bread Man white bread loaves

The Houston-Area Restaurants & Bars Helping Federal Workers During the Government Shutdown — Updated

Posted: January 17, 2019 at 9:33 pm   /   Feed The Need, News

So far, there’s still no end in sight for the government shutdown that started on December 22. That means that federal employees have now missed multiple paydays and many are on the edge financially. It’s an especially unfair situation for those who are designated as essential workers and still have to show up for the […]

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Picture of a pastry case with cakes, brownies, cupcakes and other sweets.

New Houston Bakery and Cafe Now Serving Sweet & Savory Bites In Swanky River Oaks Area

Posted: January 17, 2019 at 11:03 am   /   Bakeries, Food Finds

A new Houston source for sweets, Decadent – A Coffee and Dessert Bar, opened on January 7 at 4340 Westheimer between the posh River Oaks District and swanky Highland Village shopping centers. According to franchise owner James Skaggs, the official grand opening is on January 19 and he’s celebrating by offering 20 percent off everything on the menu that […]

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Chef-led Organization is Helping Support Federal Workers Without Income

Posted: January 16, 2019 at 11:02 am   /   Featured, News

Friday, January 11 marked the first day that federal employees went without a paycheck since the government shutdown on December 22. In Galveston County, tens of thousands of employees at branches of the IRS, TSA, Johnson Space Center, and the Coast Guard are impacted. To help those employees and their families, one chef is going […]

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