Best of Houston

The Best New Houston Restaurants of 2023

POSTED: December 13, 2023 AT 10:24 am   /   Best of Houston, Food Finds

When it comes time to make our picks for the best new Houston restaurants, I mull over what kind of year it’s been. Each has a certain character to it. Some are exciting and memorable, marking the opening of restaurants that are so impactful that they evolve and bring attention to Houston’s food scene.  Other […]

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Pappasito’s Cantina Celebrates 40 Years in Texas

POSTED: October 12, 2023 AT 12:29 pm   /   Best of Houston, News, Tex-Mex

The Pappas family cemented its place in the restaurant industry in 1897 when H.D. Pappas immigrated to the United States and opened restaurants throughout Texas. The Pappas name is one of the most recognizable in Houston, having opened the first restaurant, Dots Coffee Shop (the still-standing, 24-hour diner) in 1966. Since 1983, Pappasito’s Cantina, the […]

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The Best New Houston Restaurants of 2021 — Updated

POSTED: December 13, 2021 AT 4:42 pm   /   Best of Houston, Food Finds

Despite the challenges of the last two years, thankfully this year we saw a rebound in Houston restaurant openings, many of which proved excellent. The new additions include everything from high-end restaurants with tasting menus to casual neighborhood joints. After a long period of being cooped-up, Houstonians eagerly responded. Dining out came back in a […]

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Best Houston Restaurant Patios in Timbergrove, Lazybrook and Shady Acres

POSTED: September 29, 2021 AT 3:40 pm   /   Best of Houston, Food Finds, Heights

Some of Houston’s most-overlooked dining neighborhoods are Timbergrove and Lazybrook — which are west of White Oak Bayou — and Shady Acres, to the east. Often, restaurants in these areas get rolled into articles about the Heights, but these are unique neighborhoods in their own part of town. (Just ask someone who lives in the […]

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