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Small Houston Craft Burger Business Jerry Built Shutters

Posted: June 1, 2017 at 11:45 am   /   Burgers, News

It would seem like burgers made with local and organic ingredients would be an easy sell, but craft burger establishment Jerry Built shuttered this week. The tiny chain only had two locations: 10403 Katy Freeway in the Memorial area and the original at 3501 West Holcombe. Another location in The Woodlands closed earlier this year. […]

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The Pass

The Pass Introduces A Smaller Tasting Menu That’s Lighter On The Wallet, Too

Posted: June 1, 2017 at 7:00 am   /   Food Finds, Tasting Menus

When The Pass side of The Pass & Provisions opened five years ago, there were two tasting menu options: five courses or eight. At the time, it was such a rare experience in Houston that most diners likely thought, “If we’re going to do the deal, let’s do it right.” The five-course option was largely […]

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Burger Chan

On The Radar: Hot New Sips & Bites In Houston—Updated

Posted: May 31, 2017 at 4:07 pm   /   News

New Namesake Burger At Burger Chan In Greenway Plaza Burger Chan, 3 Greenway Plaza: The restaurant formerly known as Kuma Burger, headed up by Oxheart alumnus Willet Feng and wife Diane, has a new, petite-sized burger to go along with the name change. The Burger Chan sandwich is “sort of a cross between Shake Shack […]

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Baja clams at SaltAir

Reasonably Priced “Culinary Vacations” Now Available At SaltAir

Posted: May 30, 2017 at 1:49 pm   /   Tasting Menus

On a roughly biannual basis, chef Brandi Key and staff get an opportunity to let whimsy reign at SaltAir. At only $45 each, the resulting prix fixe theme menus are a boon for diners. The latest chef series is a tour around the world, featuring the cuisines of the Baja California peninsula, Hawaii, the Guangdong […]

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Elyse Blechman and Mony Bunni at Speed Rack 2017

Houston Bartender Lands Second Place In National Speed Rack Competition

Posted: May 22, 2017 at 5:45 pm   /   Bars, Bartenders You Should Know, Featured

Last night in New York, Elyse Blechman of Tongue-Cut Sparrow in downtown Houston fought her way through the eight-round national Speed Rack competition to land second place. In the final round, she lost to Mony Bunni at The Kimpton Gray Hotel as well as Boleo in Chicago. Bunni is also the Chicago-area brand ambassador for […]

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