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Three Houston Restaurant Businesses Are Shedding Locations

Posted: May 19, 2020 at 10:30 am   /   Featured, News, Restaurant Closings

Treebeards, Ragin’ Cajun and Dak & Bop are all shuttering locations — in two cases, the oldest ones. Two are closing due to rent increases, while the other cites the coronavirus pandemic as one of the factors. Treebeards is Closing Its Oldest Location in Market Square As first reported by KHOU Channel 11, the longstanding […]

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Restaurants Can Open at 50% Capacity, Bars at 25% On May 22

Posted: May 18, 2020 at 2:52 pm   /   Breaking News, Featured, News

Today, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that restaurants can begin operating dining rooms at 50-percent capacity and that bars can open at 25-percent capacity on Friday, May 22. The announcement has been eagerly awaited by many independent restaurant and bar owners who are struggling with reduced or no revenue, and few avenues for financial help. […]

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Houston, We Have a Podcast!

Posted: May 16, 2020 at 12:08 pm   /   Featured, News

About six weeks ago, Houston Food Finder quietly rolled out a new podcast. (Those who follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter probably caught a few of the early episodes.) Called Houston Restaurant News Today, it’s hosted and produced by editor and publisher Phaedra Cook. The recent guests are associate editor, food historian and Foodways […]

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2020 James Beard Award Nominees Include Five Houston Finalists — Updated

Posted: May 4, 2020 at 4:07 pm   /   Breaking News, Chefs You Should Know, Featured, News

To help add a touch of joy in one of the darkest times in restaurant and bar history, the James Beard Foundation opted to go ahead and reveal the list of 2020 award finalists. While there are a few bright spots for Houston, only three of the 14 area semifinalists for the restaurant awards made […]

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As Texas Reopens, the Hospitality Industry Faces Hard Decisions

Posted: April 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm   /   Featured, News

Around 10 p.m. on Friday, March 13, Grotto server Luis Amora noticed that the staff at a nearby downtown hotel were gathered in a banquet hall. Since it was late for a staff meeting, he wondered if the hotel was closing. Amora’s concerns were not unfounded. Just a few days earlier, the Houston Livestock Show […]

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