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Four Houston Barbecue Restaurants Named Top New Spots By Texas Monthly

Posted: April 22, 2019 at 2:46 pm   /   Barbecue, Houston in the Spotlight, News

Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn is once again recognizing the Greater Houston area’s booming barbecue scene, naming four area newcomers to his just-released list of the 25 top new barbecue joints in the state. In the article, Vaughn explains, “We launched [the top 25 new barbecue joints list] in 2015 because the level of […]

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The Winning Chefs & More at the 2019 CultureMap Houston Tastemaker Awards

Posted: March 28, 2019 at 8:19 am   /   Houston in the Spotlight, News

The 2019 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards happened just hours after the disappointing James Beard Award announcements with no Houston finalists. The timing was fortuitous. At least there were for sure going to be some Houston winners. A sold-out (yet thankfully not over-packed) crowd of guests, chefs, celebrities and media personalities gathered inside the Heights’ massive Silver […]

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Houston Completely Shut Out of 2019 James Beard Award Finals

Posted: March 27, 2019 at 10:03 am   /   Houston in the Spotlight, News

David Mincberg, chair of Houston First welcomed a crowd of media and Houston-based James Beard Award semifinalists who awaited their fate at a press conference. The locale was Hugo’s, a nominee in the Outstanding Service category. Its owner, Tracy Vaught, was also in the running for Outstanding Restaurateur. (Vaught also runs Xochi, Caracol and Backstreet […]

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Houston Makes Strong Showing in 2019 James Beard Semifinalist List

Posted: February 27, 2019 at 10:13 am   /   Houston in the Spotlight, News

The 2019 James Beard Award Semifinalist list was announced this morning and eleven nominees are in the greater Houston area. In recent history, Houston chefs, restaurateurs and bars have gained the city a great deal of culinary credibility by way of the awards. The city had a big presence on the semifinalist list in 2018, […]

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The 2019 James Beard Finalists Are Being Announced in Houston After an All-Star Dinner Event

Posted: February 19, 2019 at 10:37 am   /   Houston in the Spotlight, News

If anyone had any doubts about Houston’s rise as a culinary capital, a surprise announcement this morning from the James Beard Foundation should put those to rest. On Wednesday, March 27 at 9 a.m., the 2019 James Beard Award nominees are being announced at a press conference and breakfast at Hugo’s, located at 1600 Westheimer. […]

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