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Bobby Heugel at Anvil

Editorial: Caught In A Bad Romance? Houston (Mostly) Snubbed By 2018 James Beard Awards

Posted: March 14, 2018 at 1:20 pm   /   Featured, News

Out of over a dozen James Beard Award semifinalists in Houston—the most ever—the only one to make it to the 2018 list of finalists is Anvil Bar & Refuge for Outstanding Bar Program. Those left behind include Tracy Vaught of H-Town Restaurant Group (which owns Hugo’s, Xochi, Caracol and more) for Outstanding Restaurateur, an eclectic clutch of […]

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Big Apple Pie at Kenny & Ziggy's

Six Must-Try Classic Houston Pies

Posted: March 13, 2018 at 9:58 pm   /   Featured, Food Finds, Sweets

Articles on the best Texas pies typically don’t include those in Houston, instead focusing on the Hill Country, Austin and Dallas areas instead. It’s not without reason; those are the strongholds of German and Czech Texans who brought their love of filled pastries to the Lone Star State during the days of the Republic. However, […]

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Illustration of the planned remodel, with black and white tile floors and silver stools at a deli counter.

24-Hour Houston Mainstay Katz’s Is Getting A New Look, New Dishes & New Cocktails

Posted: March 13, 2018 at 9:16 pm   /   Featured, News

Everyone knows “Katz’s never kloses,” and that’s been true of the Montrose deli mainstay at 616 Westheimer since its opening 20 years ago. To mark that milestone anniversary, the beloved 24-hour establishment is debuting a new look next month. Renderings show a sleek interior that’s brighter, lighter and designed “to take Katz’s into the future […]

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Brandi Key Lasco

Chef Brandi Key Discusses New Culinary Director Role With Lasco Enterprises

Posted: March 13, 2018 at 12:55 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, Featured, News

When parting ways with Clark Cooper Concepts after eight years in January, chef Brandi Key didn’t publicly discuss her goals or what she was doing next. About two months later, an announcement revealed that she’s the new culinary director for Lasco Enterprises. Lasco Enterprises, named for founder Jerry Lasco, started in Houston. The company owns […]

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First Bite: New Restaurant Night Heron In Houston’s Montrose District Soars

Posted: February 20, 2018 at 12:06 pm   /   Featured, Food Finds

Every neighborhood needs a great neighborhood spot. Earlier this month, Agricole Hospitality set out to do just that by opening Night Heron in the old Lowbrow space in Montrose at 1601 West Main. The principals are James Beard Award-nominated chef-owner Ryan Pera, executive chef Jacob Pate and business partners Morgan Weber and Vincent Huynh. For the bar program, they tapped […]

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