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Heights Restaurant Debuts Lunch Inspired By Global Street Food

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 5:14 pm   /   Food Finds, Italian, Latin

Mastrantos, the inviting haven at 927 Studewood in the Heights, opened in December as an exploration in global flavors. To develop the menus, Xavier Godoy, who was born in Spain but grew up in Venezuela, and his wife, Mari Godoy, a native Venezuelan, drew on their long-term overseas residencies in South American and the Caribbean. […]

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tacos from the Taco Stop

Some of the Best Houston Tacos Are Now at — a Gas Station?

Posted: May 13, 2019 at 3:13 pm   /   Food Finds, Tacos, Tex-Mex

Some dining experiences are essential to understanding Houston food culture. For example, visiting Tacos Tierra Caliente for a couple of warm corn tortillas filled with tender lengua (beef tongue) or juicy barbacoa, crisp onion and fresh cilantro, then walking across the street to West Alabama Ice House for a cold beer. It’s practically an initiation rite for […]

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Feast & Learn About Texas Food at This Upcoming Event in Brenham

Posted: April 21, 2019 at 8:30 am   /   Featured, Food & Drink Festivals

On a cold Sunday in March — one of those bone-chilling days when Houston’s humidity soaks through your skin — I attended a kosher chili cook-off. A Mexican dish filtered through Texas ranch culture was being sampled in the parking lot of a Jewish synagogue, founded in 1887 primarily by Russian and Polish immigrants, while […]

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food at Tlahuac in Houston

New Houston Restaurant Pop-Up Focuses on Central Mexican Cuisine

Posted: April 17, 2019 at 3:54 pm   /   Bakeries, Food Finds, Mexican, Under The Radar

As a young boy, chef Nicolas Vera — who would later hone his skills at notable Houston restaurants such as Underbelly, Southern Goods and Xochi — would wander the mercados of Veracruz with his mom while sipping tepache, a refreshing beverage made by fermenting pineapple rinds. Those memories now inspire the Tepache Chicken Plate at […]

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