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Enchiladas Rojo at Habanera & The Guero

Houston Mexican Restaurant Is Receiving A “Restaurant: Impossible” Makeover

Posted: January 20, 2020 at 3:55 pm   /   Featured, Houston in the Spotlight, Houston Restaurants to Know, News

Habanera & The Guero at 9902 Gulf Freeway, and owned by Vanessa Lomeli and Ben Downing, has earned many fans over its five-year tenure, including the Houston Chronicle restaurant critic, Alison Cook, who first reviewed it (under its prior name, Habanera & The Gringo) in 2015. From 2016 through 2018, Cook also placed it on her […]

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Chef Chris Shepherd's Korean Braised Goat & Dumplings

A Houston Celebrity Chef is Soon Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Posted: November 29, 2019 at 4:11 pm   /   Houston in the Spotlight, News

Local celebrity chef and owner Chris Shepherd of Houston restaurants One Fifth, UB Preserv and Georgia James recently published his first cookbook, Cook Like a Local. He’s now getting an opportunity to share it with a national audience. On Tuesday, December 3, Shepherd is appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and demonstrating a dish from the […]

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Film Featuring Cambodian-Owned, Houston-Area Donut Shops Wins Award

Posted: October 31, 2019 at 9:16 am   /   Food & Drink Festivals, Houston in the Spotlight, News

According to a new short documentary, as many as 95-percent of the doughnut shops in Texas are likely owned and operated by Cambodians. For the approximately one million of those lucky enough to escape the brutal Khmer Rouge regime between 1975 and 1979, it represented a way to earn a living in the United States. […]

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The trio of All-Star hot dogs at Bernie's Burger Bus

2019 Astros World Series Specials at Houston Restaurants & Bars — Updated

Posted: October 22, 2019 at 12:22 pm   /   Bargains, Houston in the Spotlight, News

Article by Phaedra Cook, with the occasional pinch-hit by Josh Armendariz Led by American League Championship Series MVP José Altuve, the Astros are headed back for their second World Series in two years. Anyone who’s been a fan for a long time knows exactly how amazing and special this is. For the next week, Houstonians […]

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Chef Hugo Ortega at 2017 James Beard Awards

James Beard Foundation Recognizes Texas As Its Own Culinary Region

Posted: September 17, 2019 at 10:46 am   /   Houston in the Spotlight, News

Big news for a big state: the James Beard Foundation has finally recognized Texas as its own culinary region for their annual regional chef awards. In previous years, Texas has been part of the Southwest Region, which since 2012 has included Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah. However, after examining national demographic, culinary […]

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