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Greater Houston Area Restaurants Show Us Their Safety Procedures

Posted: May 21, 2020 at 2:53 pm   /   News

For many restaurant owners, the health and safety of its customers have long been a top priority. It’s the nature of hospitality. In addition, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Houston-area restaurants were required to follow strict health and safety regulations. However, the arrival of coronavirus has made ensuring the safety of customers and staff more […]

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“Restaurant: Impossible” Episode Featuring Habanera & The Guero Airing Tonight

Posted: May 21, 2020 at 12:26 pm   /   Houston in the Spotlight, News

Habanera & The Guero at 9902 Gulf Freeway, which is owned by Vanessa Lomeli and Ben Downing, received a $10,000 makeover from Food Network show “Restaurant: Impossible“, as well as from craftspeople and fans recruited to help. Tonight, the resulting episode — the first of “Restaurant: Impossible” season 17 and entitled “Fixing a Family in […]

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Restaurateur Shanon Scott of ROMA in Rice Village

Houston Italian Restaurant Turns to Technology to Bring Winemakers to Town — Virtually

Posted: May 20, 2020 at 11:11 am   /   News, Upcoming Events, Wine Tastings

The dining room closures spurred by COVID-19 prompted many Houston restaurateurs and wine bar owners to start thinking of new, creative ideas of what they could do to continue not only serving customers but expanding their culinary worlds and wine knowledge. In the case of ROMA — located in a historic home built in 1939 […]

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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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