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Is the Out-of-Town Chain Invasion Hurting Independent Houston Restaurants?

Posted: January 10, 2019 at 7:32 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Houston in the Spotlight, News

There’s a saying that “a rising tide lifts all boats.” In the growing, rapidly changing and highly competitive world of Houston restaurants, that’s not always the case. 2018 was yet another year of rampant growth for the Houston dining scene. For food journalists and avid diners trying to keep up with over 100 new, high-profile […]

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Tex-Mex Was Expected at Killen’s TMX in Pearland — But There Is Much More

Posted: January 3, 2019 at 7:36 am   /   News, Restaurant Openings

“From the mesquite fires of the Spanish vaqueros to the taco trucks of modern taqueros, no American regional cuisine has contributed more to the nation’s grilling style than Tex-Mex. And no one is more fanatical about grilling and barbecuing than the people who inhabit the bicultural borderlands of Texas and northern Mexico.” — Robb Walsh, […]

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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Houston

Posted: December 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm   /   News, Upcoming Events

Congratulations, you’ve made it through another year! Ready or not, it’s time to bring on the bubbles and bashes as we send off 2018 and welcome a new beginning. Houston bars and restaurants are offering a plethora of parties, from intimate low-key affairs to rowdy romps ideal for a crowd. Read on for our list […]

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First Bite: Blanco Tacos + Tequila

Posted: December 19, 2018 at 12:54 pm   /   Food Finds, Mexican, Tex-Mex

Sam Fox, the multiple-time James Beard Award-nominated serial restaurateur of Phoenix-based Fox Restaurant Concepts just opened the fifth iteration of his Tex-Mex restaurant, Blanco Tacos + Tequila, in the Galleria. The chic digs reside next to Fig and Olive and just below Nobu in what is undoubtedly some of the city’s most exclusive (and, probably, […]

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Health-Conscious Montrose Restaurant Rolls Out Picture-Perfect Dinner Dishes

Posted: December 14, 2018 at 9:25 am   /   Food Finds, Healthy

It would make sense for a former museum curator to be driven by visuals, so it’s only natural that Kelly Barnhart’s restaurant Vibrant, serves colorful, eye-catching dishes. Barnhart originally opened the Montrose restaurant in August with the help of noted health blogger Alison Wu but is just now launching dinner service and a bar program. That means that […]

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