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Houston Bartender is Only Texas Finalist in Bacardi Legacy Competition

Posted: February 1, 2019 at 11:54 am   /   Bars, Bartenders You Should Know, Cocktails

Zachary Churbock of Ninja Ramen at 4219 Washington in Houston is the only bartender representing Texas in this year’s Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition. It is taking place on February 5 and 6 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A total of 24 finalists from across the United States are vying for one of two spots to represent the U.S. […]

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shell shack crawfish

First Bite: Dallas Restaurant Takes a Crack at Winning Over Houston Seafood Fans

Posted: October 10, 2018 at 8:00 am   /   Seafood

A Houston outpost of Dallas restaurant Shell Shack is now open at 2412 Washington Avenue and features seafood boils, oysters and sandwiches. It’s in the former Social Junkie location, which was extensively remodeled. The changes include a two-story outdoor patio, an elevator, 24 televisions located throughout the restaurant and a bar on each level. Houston Food Finder was […]

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Exclusive Barbecue Ramen Available For One Night Only In Houston

Posted: September 24, 2018 at 12:25 pm   /   News, Upcoming Events

The chefs at Ramen Tatsu-Ya in Houston are again teaming up with Leonard Botello IV, owner and pitmaster of Truth BBQ in Brenham, for an exclusive dish only available for one night. The event takes place on Wednesday, September 26 beginning at 5 p.m. at Ramen Tatsu-Ya in Montrose. The chefs have brought back their […]

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New Houston Shop in Montrose Tempts With Truffles & a Chocolate Fountain

Posted: September 11, 2018 at 9:25 am   /   Food Finds, Sweets

The second location of Cacao & Cardamom quietly opened its door last week in the former space of Araya Artisan Chocolate Shop at 2013 West Gray. Located next to the historic River Oaks Theatre, the shop is already becoming a favorite with local residents. It’s hard to not be intrigued with a five-foot, gold-plated, dual-cascading chocolate […]

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Prohibition Texas Is Shaking Things Up In Old Town Spring

Posted: June 20, 2018 at 11:19 am   /   Bars, Cocktails, Featured

Mention Old Town Spring and images of a kitschy little town known for crawfish festivals, fried Oreos and sweet Texas wine probably come to mind. In the past few years, though, several new local businesses have popped up giving Old Town Spring a breath of fresh air. Joining the classic storefronts are elegant bridal shops, […]

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