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These Unique Cookbooks Are Perfect Houston Holiday Gifts

Posted: November 15, 2019 at 9:52 am   /   Cookbooks, Cooking

The Houston area sprawls across 10,062 square miles of coastal plains (an area slightly smaller than Massachusetts), a sprawling territory of seemingly endless streets, glass towers, parking lots, strip centers, cul-de-sac-laced developments and rows of garden apartments. It is home to almost 7 million people of diverse backgrounds, all with stories to tell. Sometimes, those […]

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Chef with Decades-Long History Returns to Houston Food Scene with Wine Dinner

Posted: November 8, 2019 at 1:07 pm   /   News, Upcoming Events

Acclaimed Houston chef Aldo El Sharif, who has been away from the restaurant scene since 2013, is returning with a four-course wine dinner on Friday, November 15, 6 to 10 p.m. It’s taking place at Olive & Twist Bar + Kitchen, at 2712 Richmond, formerly home to Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen. El Sharif was […]

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Film Featuring Cambodian-Owned, Houston-Area Donut Shops Wins Award

Posted: October 31, 2019 at 9:16 am   /   Food & Drink Festivals, Houston in the Spotlight, News

According to a new short documentary, as many as 95-percent of the doughnut shops in Texas are likely owned and operated by Cambodians. For the approximately one million of those lucky enough to escape the brutal Khmer Rouge regime between 1975 and 1979, it represented a way to earn a living in the United States. […]

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First Bite: “World Traveler” Restaurant in Montrose Has a Careful Path to Tread

Posted: October 23, 2019 at 3:52 pm   /   Food for Thought, Restaurant Openings

In the 1980s, Banana Republic evoked pseudo-safari nostalgia: khaki safari jackets, khaki paratrooper bags emblazoned with red wings, khaki flight suits, khaki fedoras β€” enough khaki to dress all the stars and all the extras in all the Indiana Jones movies, which were popular then and probably the point. The armchair adventurer was the market. […]

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James Beard Foundation Recognizes Texas As Its Own Culinary Region

Posted: September 17, 2019 at 10:46 am   /   Houston in the Spotlight, News

Big news for a big state: the James Beard Foundation has finally recognized Texas as its own culinary region for their annual regional chef awards. In previous years, Texas has been part of the Southwest Region, which since 2012 has included Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah. However, after examining national demographic, culinary […]

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