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Houston Shift Meal Feeds Hospitality Professionals In Crisis

Posted: March 24, 2020 at 5:42 pm   /   News

Even though restaurants have been deemed essential businesses, the requirement to close bars and restaurant dining rooms has left thousands of Houston-area employees without jobs. Those who remain employed are often working reduced hours. These are also the people who helped feed Houstonians and first responders in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Now, they are […]

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Stay-At-Home Order Issued; Harris Co. Restaurants Remain Essential – Updated

Posted: March 24, 2020 at 8:41 am   /   Breaking News, News

At a press conference this morning with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo issued a countywide stay-at-home order to help slow the spread of coronavirus. The directive requires Harris County residents to stay at home unless they are purchasing groceries, pet food, key household items and medicines, receiving medical treatment or working […]

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For Texas Bars & Restaurants: Taxes Are Still Due Today

Posted: March 20, 2020 at 10:40 am   /   Breaking News, News

Despite petitions, letter-writing campaigns and thousands of calls to Governor Greg Abbott’s office asking for the state sales tax payment due today to be deferred, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released a statement saying that is not going to happen. Kevin Lyons, spokesperson for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, clarified to us that, “This also […]

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Hit List: New Houston Restaurants for March 2020, COVID-19 Edition

Posted: March 19, 2020 at 6:18 pm   /   Featured, News, Restaurant Openings

This article is brought to you by our supporting readers and Christie’s Seafood & Steaks at 6029 Westheimer, which has served Houston for over 100 years. Did you know there’s a convenient drive-through window? Right now, a free dessert is added every to-go order just to thank diners for their patronage. Enjoy burgers, salads, seafood and […]

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How to Help Houston Hospitality Employees Now – Updated

Posted: March 18, 2020 at 8:15 pm   /   Breaking News, News

In 1838, German immigrant Henry Kessler opened one of Houston’s first bar/restaurants. Located just south of Market Square, on Travis between Preston and Prairie, it was called Round Tent Bar. Why? Because it was actually in a round tent with wood chips and sawdust tossed on the muddy dirt floor, a long wooden bar, and […]

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