Author: Lauren McDowell

Get A Different Take On Sichuan Fare At Chef Liu Restaurant On Bellaire

POSTED: June 15, 2017 AT 12:21 pm   /   Featured, Food Finds

American diners generally expect Sichuan fare to be defined by spicy, mouth-numbing, floral flavors with a bite. However, those intimately familiar know that these qualities—as compelling as they are—are just a narrow aspect of the region’s cuisine. Recently opened Chef Liu at 9398 Bellaire Boulevard, operated by chef Mingchu Liu and Shanquan Li, seeks to broaden the Sichuan offerings in […]

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On The Radar: Hot New Sips & Bites In Houston

POSTED: June 13, 2017 AT 9:58 am   /   Food Finds

Week of June 12, 2017 In the heat of summer, light drinks, fresh produce and Gulf seafood emerge as chef favorites across the city. Don’t miss these new dishes, drinks, dinners and special menus this week at Houston-area restaurants. AGU Ramen, ​multiple locations: This Hawaiian import rolls out a new dish at its six Houston area […]

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Celebrate National Rosé Day with These Special Deals Around Houston

POSTED: June 8, 2017 AT 10:08 am   /   Wine

You don’t need a special day to celebrate wine that seems tailor-made for Houston’s hot weather. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take advantage of the great rosé specials on offer for National Rosé Day this Saturday, June 10. Kick off summer and taste through several styles at great price points at these Houston restaurants […]

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Cool Off With These Shaved Ice Treats In Houston

POSTED: May 25, 2017 AT 3:57 pm   /   Sweets

Snow cones, raspas or shaved ice: No matter what you call these cool, sweet treats, they are the antidote to scorching Houston weather, and a must for the city’s long summer days. Here are some of the best around town. MAM’s, 1040 West Cavalcade: Known as “Houston’s original sno-ball stand,” MAM’s just opened its new […]

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