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UPDATED: Fire Threatens Beloved River Oaks Restaurant

Posted: August 16, 2019 at 10:48 am   /   Featured, News

Updated August 16, 2019 at 6:54 p.m. Tragedy was averted this morning after a small fire threatened Backstreet Cafe at 1103 S Shepherd in River Oaks. The neighborhood restaurant is owned by Tracy Vaught and Hugo Ortega and has been a local staple since Vaught opened it in the 1980s. According to the Houston Chronicle, […]

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The Hit List: New Houston Restaurants to Visit in August 2019

Posted: August 13, 2019 at 11:19 pm   /   Food Finds, Restaurant Openings

August is here, which means a new crop of hot new Houston restaurant openings is upon us (and even hotter temperatures, to be frank). Ready for exploring are two new downtown food halls, yet another venture from the Bobby Heugel/Justin Yu crew and a sandwich shop transplanted from Southern California. Here’s the lowdown on what’s […]

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Try This Sneak-Preview Recipe From An Award-Winning Houston Chef’s Cookbook

Posted: August 6, 2019 at 2:53 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, Featured, News

Houston celebrity chef Chris Shepherd seems to be everywhere these days: television, charity events and opening restaurants like he’s playing Monopoly. The Underbelly Hospitality founder will soon add “author” to his list of career achievements. His new cookbook, Cook Like a Local, is being released on September 3, 2019. Written with former Food & Wine […]

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Inaugural Brunch Festival Left Many Attendees Feeling Ripped Off

Posted: August 1, 2019 at 5:20 pm   /   Featured, Food & Drink Festivals, News

The first Houston Brunch Fest (sometimes also styled “HTX Brunch Fest”) was held on July 20 in downtown at Isles Eatery & Rhum Bar at 1515 Pease. The event organizers, which included consultant and entrepreneur Bruce Bray, advertised that the festival would include over “20 restaurants and chefs” but the event dramatically under-delivered, generating a […]

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Food Hall Showcasing Local Chefs & Bartenders Now Open in Downtown Houston

Posted: July 30, 2019 at 8:32 am   /   Featured, News, Restaurant Openings

Eating in downtown Houston just got a lot more interesting. Bravery Chef Hall, located in Aris Market Square at 409 Travis, is a hybrid, high-end food court in a luxury high-rise tower. A year and a half in the making it is now open for dinner and is adding lunch service on July 30. On […]

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