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Houston’s First Latin Restaurant Weeks Launches on June 2nd

Posted: May 21, 2019 at 1:36 pm   /   Latin, News, Upcoming Events

Latin Restaurant Weeks, a two week initiative promoting Latino-owned restaurants in the Houston area, will launch on June 2. Running until June 16, participating restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Organizers have also announced three ticketed industry events. A restaurant business panel called La Mesa on June 5, a catering showcase called […]

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Riel Rolls Out New Happy Hour Menu and Expanded Hours in Montrose

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 4:34 pm   /   Bars, Best Happy Hours

Ryan Lachaine, chef-owner of Riel and Houston’s resident Canadian hip-hop enthusiast (he recently collaborated on a cocktail with Houston rap legend Willie D, of Geto Boys and personal advice column fame) just rolled out a new menu of happy-hour bites. Along with that comes with an extended happy hour on Mondays from 5 p.m. to 10 […]

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Acclaimed Washington Avenue Bar in Houston Rolls Out Chef-Driven Summertime Menu

Posted: May 15, 2019 at 3:09 pm   /   Bars, Cocktails

Alba Huerta, owner of Julep at 1919 Washington, just revealed new signature cocktails and a menu of light bites and small plates developed in conjunction with consulting chef and former MasterChef competitor Alvin Schultz. The ornate, Gatsby-style bar is an ode to the South’s opulent cocktail culture that was recognized by Esquire in 2017 as one […]

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La Lucha Rolls Out New Houston Late Night Menu

Posted: April 26, 2019 at 5:39 pm   /   Featured, Late Night

What’s better after a night of debauchery than a greasy meal at a divey diner? How about upgrading that ritual with a midnight oyster “happy hour”, griddle cakes drizzled in Steen’s cane syrup or a 1 a.m. cheeseburger washed down with some top-notch bubbly? La Lucha at 1801 North Shepherd — Atlanta-based (but Houston native) […]

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Justin Turner of Bernie's Burger Bus

Meet Justin Turner, the Chef Building a Houston Burger Empire

Posted: April 24, 2019 at 10:39 am   /   Chefs You Should Know, News

“You gotta feed the masses to eat with the classes.” That’s a favorite saying of Justin Turner of Bernie’s Burger Bus and he considers it valuable culinary and financial advice given to him by his first restaurant mentor, chef Miles McMath (currently of Junior’s Home Cooking in Mississippi). It’s the reason Turner, with years of […]

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