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Restaurant Owners Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief as Houston Lifts Boil Water Notice

POSTED: November 29, 2022 AT 6:59 am   /   Breaking News, News

According to a press release sent by Houston Public Works at 6:42 a.m. this morning, the city of Houston is no longer under a boil water notice. The announcement further states that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has tested samples from Houston’s water supply and found them within regulatory standards and safe to drink. […]

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Shocking Departure: Chef Chris Shepherd is Leaving Underbelly Hospitality

POSTED: July 20, 2022 AT 3:55 pm   /   Breaking News, News

Chefs may come and go, but generally chefs who also are part owners of their restaurants don’t. So it’s unsettling to hear that James Beard Award-winning chef and owner Chris Shepherd is leaving Underbelly Hospitality, the restaurant group named for and built upon his first restaurant, Underbelly. He owned 50% of the company. The remaining […]

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Luxe Speakeasy Opens in Downtown Houston Hotel

POSTED: May 16, 2022 AT 4:21 pm   /   Breaking News, News

Although the C. Baldwin hotel opened downtown a few years ago, the debut of its new speakeasy is likely to appeal to visiting and local cocktail lovers alike. Parlour Hideaway is a chic, sophisticated space with elegant floral touches and a contemporary-yet-classic vibe. It is accessed via a secret door near the Lobby Bar, and […]

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Houston Fares Impressively Well With its James Beard Award Finalists for 2022

POSTED: March 16, 2022 AT 12:40 pm   /   Breaking News, Houston in the Spotlight, News

Only three weeks ago, we learned which Houston chefs and restaurants made the James Beard Award semifinalist list, aka the “long list.” That list of semifinalists (available online) has now been whittled down dramatically by volunteer judges in regional committees across the country, and the finalists were announced starting at 11:30 a.m. Central Time in […]

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Aaron Bludorn to Open New Concept in Houston’s Rice Village

POSTED: October 28, 2021 AT 12:01 pm   /   Breaking News, News, Restaurant Openings

The team behind highly acclaimed Montrose restaurant Bludorn is launching a new concept in Rice Village next summer. The team — chef Aaron Bludorn, who previously headed up Daniel Boulud’s Cafe Boulud; his wife and restaurateur Victoria Pappas Bludorn, a member of Houston’s prominent Pappas restaurant family; and general manager/partner Cherif Mbodji, who immigrated from Senegal […]

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