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October 2019

Film Featuring Cambodian-Owned, Houston-Area Donut Shops Wins Award

Posted: October 31, 2019 at 9:16 am   /   Food & Drink Festivals, Houston in the Spotlight, News

According to a new short documentary, as many as 95-percent of the doughnut shops in Texas are likely owned and operated by Cambodians. For the approximately one million of those lucky enough to escape the brutal Khmer Rouge regime between 1975 and 1979, it represented a way to earn a living in the United States. […]

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Where To Eat In West University and Rice Village — From A Resident

Posted: October 29, 2019 at 10:20 am   /   Food Finds, Rice Village, West University

Guest writer Jonathan Horowitz is the CEO of Legacy Restaurants, which owns and operates the two Original Ninfa’s locations, Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys restaurants, and newly opened Mama Ninfa’s Tacos y Tortas. He was the president of the Greater Houston Restaurant Association from 2016-2018. A Rice University graduate, he moved to Houston from New Hampshire […]

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Inside Houston Hotels: CityPlace Marriott at Springwoods Village is a Serene Gem

Posted: October 29, 2019 at 9:58 am   /   Getaways, Houston Hotels

There is, at a certain point in the night, a sort of romantic magic that settles over a hotel lobby. If you’ve ever found yourself in such a place, after all the world has gone to bed, with a nightcap in hand, the dim light of a lamp and a book to keep you company, […]

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Houston Competition Seeking the Best Bao Returns for Fourth Year

Posted: October 28, 2019 at 3:58 pm   /   Food & Drink Festivals, News

On November 6, the 4th Annual Big Bao Battle returns to the Ballroom at Bayou Place. The charitable food competition and all-you-can-eat event raises funds money for OCA-Greater Houston. Founded in 1973 as the “Organization of Chinese American” the OCA evolved to spread its advocacy and civil rights mission to all Asian-Pacific American communities. Among […]

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Platter of beef fajitas with side of guacamole, pico and sauce.

Houston Restaurant Closing Shocker: El Real Tex-Mex is Shuttering — Updated

Posted: October 28, 2019 at 8:52 am   /   News, Restaurant Closings

As of 10/28/19, 4:05 p.m., this story is continuing to be updated as new information comes in. Chef and owner Bryan Caswell announced this morning that he has closed El Real Tex-Mex Cafe at 1201 Westheimer. The Montrose restaurant, located in the old Tower Theater with the striking, vertical sign, made quite a splash when […]

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