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First Bite: Studewood Grill Brings a New Steak & Seafood Option to the Heights

Bandeja Paisa at La Olla

2021 Latin Restaurant Weeks Kicks Off June With Prix Fixe Meals & Big Flavors

Sakura Masu at Hidden Omakase

Houston Omakase Restaurant Offers Perfect Progressions & Surprising Influences

NoPo Cafe

Berg Hospitality Reveals Opening Date for All-Day Café on North Post Oak

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Houston Restaurant Weeks Confirmed to Return for August 2021

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Isnt’t it Ion(ic), don’t you think? A little too Ion(ic)… New Houston Restaurants Are Coming to Midtown

POSTED: June 22, 2021 AT 12:41 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Rice University is transforming the former Sears in Midtown into a new 266,000-square foot technology hub located at 4201 Main. Called the Ion, it will function as the centerpiece of the new 16-acre innovation district currently in development and serve as a working space for future innovators. There is also storefront space for several local […]

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Berg Hospitality Reveals Opening Date for All-Day Café on North Post Oak

POSTED: June 8, 2021 AT 1:31 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Berg Hospitality Group is adding another restaurant to its Houston-spanning portfolio. Owner Benjamin Berg announced via press release today that NoPo Café, Market & Bar, located at 1244 North Post Oak, is opening on Thursday, June 10th. (The name is an acronym that Berg coined that stands for “North” and “Post Oak”, and reflects the […]

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Underbelly Hospitality is Adding a Burger Spot to the Houston Farmers Market

POSTED: May 28, 2021 AT 10:16 am   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Underbelly Hospitality, co-owned by James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Shepherd, is adding another restaurant to its plans this year. Underbelly Burger is opening next door to Wild Oats at the Houston Farmers Market, located at 2520 Airline. (The latter will be helmed by chef Nick Fine.) Both restaurants are expected to debut this summer. Underbelly Hospitality […]

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Where to Dine for Father’s Day 2021 in Houston — Updated

POSTED: June 15, 2021 AT 1:07 pm   /   Food Finds

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20, and Dad deserves the best that Houston can offer — especially since so many families didn’t get to go out and celebrate in 2020 due to the pandemic. Plenty of locales are serving specials sure to satisfy the patriarch of the family, from sensational seafood to Texas-sized steaks. We’ve […]

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The Hit List: New Houston Restaurants to Visit in June 2021

POSTED: June 14, 2021 AT 4:49 pm   /   Food Finds

It might be June, but summer temperatures have already arrived, and Houston’s dining scene is just as hot. All-day cafés seem trendy (Agnes Café & Provisions opened in April and Benjamin Berg’s NoPo Café, Market & Bar just debuted), while it still seems like the paint has barely dried at Yelo, March and the artfully […]

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8 Great Restaurant Patios to Enjoy Now in Pearland

POSTED: June 11, 2021 AT 12:18 pm   /   Food Finds, Sponsored

Sponsored When the call of fresh air beckons you to dine al fresco, keep these Pearland locales in mind. Each offers a unique dining experience filled with tropical vibes, Gulf Coast charm or Italian flair, to name a few. Most are family-friendly with space to spread out and live entertainment; some even allow dogs, too. […]

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First Bite: Studewood Grill Brings a New Steak & Seafood Option to the Heights

POSTED: June 11, 2021 AT 10:10 am   /   American, Food Finds, Heights

Studewood Grill, located at 1111 Studewood Place in the Heights, was originally set to open in 2020, but pandemic-related restrictions halted its debut until Memorial Day weekend. (Owner company Studewood Group did manage to open Studewood Cantine, a Tex-Mex concept next door, prior to the shutdown.) This chic neighborhood grill serves a menu of classic […]

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Houston Omakase Restaurant Offers Perfect Progressions & Surprising Influences

POSTED: June 8, 2021 AT 8:23 am   /   Food Finds, Japanese

On the surface, a meal at Hidden Omakase, located at 5353 West Alabama, has the hallmarks of a traditional Japanese experience. The platings are beautiful, the garnishes exacting and the small bites progress through a series of exemplary nigiri before concluding with a light, sweet dessert. However, once you understand a little about executive chef […]

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2021 Latin Restaurant Weeks Kicks Off June With Prix Fixe Meals & Big Flavors

POSTED: June 1, 2021 AT 11:54 am   /   Food Finds, Latin

Latin Restaurant Weeks is back for its third year. From June 1 through 14, this event turns Houstonians’ attention to Latin and Latin-owned culinary businesses. During the first two weeks of June, more than 50 Houston-area restaurants are offering prix fixe meals or specialty items, ranging from $15 to $50. Most are available for dine-in, […]

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New Houston Restaurant & Bar Serves Clubby Tropical Vibes

POSTED: May 27, 2021 AT 12:53 pm   /   Bars, Food Finds

Night Moves Hospitality, the recently formed hospitality group from Greg Perez (formerly of Monkey’s Tail) and culinary director Lyle Bento, has launched the first of its planned concepts. Space Cowboy, which is attached to the newly renovated Heights House Hotel located at 100 W Cavalcade, is a blend of specialty cocktail bar, Asian- and Hawaiian-influenced restaurant […]

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7 Great Restaurant Patios East of Downtown Houston

POSTED: May 24, 2021 AT 3:00 pm   /   Food Finds

As the grip of COVID-19 and its associated fears begin to lessen, restaurant dining rooms are once again feeling like havens. Regardless, with the promise of fresh air and space to spread out, outdoor seating is still a big draw for Houstonians. Plus, there are the added benefits of chirping birds and people-watching — simple […]

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Johnnie Blonde Really Does Have More Fun

POSTED: June 10, 2021 AT 10:21 am   /   Bars, Spirits, Whisk(e)y

The Johnnie Walker whisky company has launched its new Johnnie Blonde label, a Houston exclusive in the United States. The blended Scotch brand is celebrating the new release with a couple of events around the city and a cocktail kit that can to be delivered to your door. Houston Food Finder was given the opportunity […]

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New Houston Restaurant & Bar Serves Clubby Tropical Vibes

POSTED: May 27, 2021 AT 12:53 pm   /   Bars, Food Finds

Night Moves Hospitality, the recently formed hospitality group from Greg Perez (formerly of Monkey’s Tail) and culinary director Lyle Bento, has launched the first of its planned concepts. Space Cowboy, which is attached to the newly renovated Heights House Hotel located at 100 W Cavalcade, is a blend of specialty cocktail bar, Asian- and Hawaiian-influenced restaurant […]

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Heights Wine Bar Serves Up Wine Country Experience

POSTED: May 24, 2021 AT 11:36 am   /   Bars, Wine

All Houston restaurants faced challenges last year due to the pandemic, but perhaps none more so than places that opened just as the Texas government ordered state-wide dining room shutdowns. Mutiny Wine Room, a combination tasting room, restaurant and retail outlet at 1124 Usener, fell into that dire category. In January 2020, about two months […]

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Houston Steakhouse Crafts a $25 Old Fashioned Made with Exclusive Bourbon

POSTED: May 7, 2021 AT 12:03 pm   /   Cocktails, Whisk(e)y

After a year-long wait thanks to the pandemic, Doris Metropolitan has finally released its collaboration with Maker’s Mark bourbon. It is a private barrel selection from the distillery, and Doris Metropolitan has created a $25 Doris Old Fashioned cocktail to showcase the limited-availability spirit. The Maker’s Mark private barrel selection program allows purchasers to select […]

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Whiskey Honors Man Who Was Likely America’s First Black Master Distiller

POSTED: April 15, 2021 AT 12:58 pm   /   Bars, Distilleries

For nearly a year Sean Beck, sommelier and beverage director for H-Town Restaurant Group, has hosted weekly virtual tasting events at Backstreet Cafe. During these Zoom-based get-togethers, Beck guides guests through the world of wine, cocktails or spirits, introducing the people and stories behind the drinks. This ritual gives enthusiasts and beginners alike to not […]

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Eighteen36 in Upper Kirby is Making Its Mark on Houston’s Cocktail Scene

POSTED: March 31, 2021 AT 3:39 pm   /   Bars, Bars With A Full Menu

Last year was rough for Texas bars. Many great ones, including those in Houston, have been forced to drastically change due to the pandemic and Governor Greg Abbott’s orders to temporarily close. Some bars didn’t survive. On a more positive note, some new bars managed to open and survive, despite the problems. One of those […]

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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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