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Ooh La La Dessert Boutique Celebrates A Decade—Also, How To Get Free Cupcakes

Posted: October 25, 2017 at 1:18 pm   /   Featured, Food Finds, Sweets

Ten years ago, Vanessa O’Donnell was a 25-year-old aspiring entrepreneur with a dream and a love of cupcakes. Now she oversees three locations of Ooh La La Dessert Boutique, turning out more than 80 types of goodies, including cheesecake, cookies, pies and the aforementioned cupcakes. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would […]

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Houston Chefs To Know: Mark Schmidt at Rainbow Lodge

Posted: October 5, 2017 at 11:26 am   /   Chefs You Should Know

Rainbow Lodge, the beautiful, spacious log cabin at 2011 Ella near T.C. Jester, has long been known for its game meat-centric menu and the weddings held on its impeccably landscaped grounds. Behind the acclaimed cuisine is executive chef Mark Schmidt, who has helmed the Rainbow Lodge kitchen a total of five years. He was born […]

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Wortham Center flood

Houston Restaurants and Bars Just Now Opening Or Closed After Harvey

Posted: September 1, 2017 at 4:04 pm   /   News

The good news it that many of Houston’s beloved restaurants and bars are reopening daily. The bad news is that a few are still experiencing the aftermath of Harvey, resulting in delays and indeterminate reopening dates. Currently the below locations are not yet ready for service but we will be updating this as information comes […]

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Love At First Sting Burger at Hopdoddy

Would You Eat This? “Love at First Sting” Burger At Hopdoddy Requires A Waiver

Posted: August 15, 2017 at 9:56 am   /   Burgers, Featured, Food Finds

Would you eat a burger laden with peppers so hot that the restaurant requires that you sign a waiver before consuming it? Chileheads and culinary daredevils can sink their teeth into a hot pepper-topped burger, Love at First Sting, now through August 22 at all Hopdoddy Burger Bar locations. The burger comes with a mini vanilla milkshake […]

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Literary Libations Week Launches Today at Houston Bars

Posted: August 14, 2017 at 4:33 pm   /   Bars, Cocktails

Books and booze have long shared an entwined—and entertaining—history. Just look to writers like Sinclair Lewis, Eugene O’Neill, William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway whose prose reflects thoughts and discussions influenced by imbibing. Starting today, proceeds from specific cocktails inspired by these kinds of writers and sold at four Houston bars will go towards promoting literacy. Based […]

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