Month: June 2020

Grassroots Response Team Forms to Help Houston Restaurant & Bar Owners Navigate COVID-19

POSTED: June 30, 2020 AT 2:56 pm   /   Coronavirus, News, To The Trade

In January, a labor shortage was one of the biggest issues Houston restaurant owners faced. Now, restaurateurs have to contend not only with operating with reduced revenue and staff but also the consequences of what happens when even just one employee tests positive for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease […]

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Texas Again Orders Bars to Close, Restaurants to Reduce Capacity Amid Coronavirus Surge — Updated

POSTED: June 26, 2020 AT 10:00 am   /   Breaking News, News

After a record 5,996 new COVID-19 cases in Texas were reported yesterday, Governor Greg Abbott has ordered bars to once again close and restaurants to drop back to 50% guest occupancy. The order that restaurants reduce capacity goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, June 29. Bars are to close by noon on Friday, […]

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Some Houston Restaurants Take Proactive Steps to Slow COVID-19 As Abbott Pauses Reopening — Updated

POSTED: June 25, 2020 AT 5:40 pm   /   News

In the wake of two straight days of recording breaking levels of new COVID-19 cases — over 5,000 per day — and with Texas Medical Center ICU beds completely occupied (albeit with contingency bedspace available elsewhere), Texas Governor Greg Abbott “paused” his aggressive reopening plan on June 25. In a statement released today, he said, […]

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First Bite: Filipino Fried Chicken At Jollibee In Missouri City

POSTED: June 25, 2020 AT 3:57 pm   /   Asian, Food Finds

Americans seem to love Asian-style fried chicken and Houstonians are no exception. Some popular renditions include Korean-style, covered in sweet-savory-spicy gochujang and Japanese karaage. Both cooking techniques yield ultra-crispy results. Now Houstonians have a new infatuation: Filipino fried chicken, and the fast-food source for this is global sensation Jollibee, which recently opened a second Houston-area […]

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The Best Restaurant Patios in Houston

POSTED: June 24, 2020 AT 5:01 pm   /   Houston Restaurants to Know, News

Patios used to be a rare sight in Houston, probably owing to the region’s notorious heat. However, in the mid-2000s, these relaxing outdoor venues started cropping up all over town. Some establishments simply added rows of tables wherever they could, while others built elaborate outdoor eating spaces. In the before-times, you might have even called […]

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