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March 2019

The Winning Chefs & More at the 2019 CultureMap Houston Tastemaker Awards

Posted: March 28, 2019 at 8:19 am   /   Houston in the Spotlight, News

The 2019 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards happened just hours after the disappointing James Beard Award announcements with no Houston finalists. The timing was fortuitous. At least there were for sure going to be some Houston winners. A sold-out (yet thankfully not over-packed) crowd of guests, chefs, celebrities and media personalities gathered inside the Heights’ massive Silver […]

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Big Houston Taco Competition Honoring Mama Ninfa Returns — Updated

Posted: March 27, 2019 at 12:45 pm   /   Competitions, News

Updated April 5, 2019, 12:09 p.m.: Due to concerns about storms over the weekend, Tacos Over Texas is rescheduled for Sunday, May 19, 2019. For those who have purchased tickets, these are still good for the new date. Anyone who cannot attend the new date can send an email to request a refund. Below is […]

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Houston Completely Shut Out of 2019 James Beard Award Finals

Posted: March 27, 2019 at 10:03 am   /   Houston in the Spotlight, News

David Mincberg, chair of Houston First welcomed a crowd of media and Houston-based James Beard Award semifinalists who awaited their fate at a press conference. The locale was Hugo’s, a nominee in the Outstanding Service category. Its owner, Tracy Vaught, was also in the running for Outstanding Restaurateur. (Vaught also runs Xochi, Caracol and Backstreet […]

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Six Top Houston Chefs Collaborate for Upcoming Benefit Dinner

Posted: March 25, 2019 at 2:20 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, News, Upcoming Events

Six of the city’s most popular chefs are gathering to create an extravagant dinner experience as part of the Sunday Supper series hosted by Urban Harvest. It’s the first collaborative Sunday Supper of 2019; the previous one was last November. The event is at Kiran’s, located at 2925 Richmond, on Sunday, April 7 from 6 […]

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Ara Malekian and Wayne Mueller

New Houston Competition Showcases Sausage Mastery

Posted: March 22, 2019 at 12:46 pm   /   Food & Drink Festivals, News

Updated, April 5, 9:45 a.m.: According to event organizer Nick Rama, this is now sold out. It’s finally time to find out how the sausage is made — or not. Many barbecue joints don’t serve sausage created in-house. The business of serving smoked meats daily means sometimes it’s best to “choose your battles.” Grinding and […]

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