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The colorful, pergola-style patio at Kau Ba Saigon in Montrose.

The Best Restaurant Patios in Houston

Posted: June 24, 2020 at 5:01 pm   /   Houston Restaurants to Know, News

Patios used to be a rare sight in Houston, probably owing to the region’s notorious heat. However, in the mid-2000s, these relaxing outdoor venues started cropping up all over town. Some establishments simply added rows of tables wherever they could, while others built elaborate outdoor eating spaces. In the before-times, you might have even called […]

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Houston Restaurants Step Up For Customer Safety

Posted: March 12, 2020 at 2:47 pm   /   Houston Restaurants to Know, News

3/13/20, 1:36 p.m.: Updated with new additions. With the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus — specifically, COVID-19 — it’s tough working in any public-facing business, including restaurants. Some people are fearful, and restaurant owners know it. Fortunately, some are focusing on employee education and communication practices to ensure that customers feel secure and comfortable dining in their […]

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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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Kaiser and Azra Lashkari of Himalaya

Himalaya Restaurant in Houston Reaches 15 Years Amid a Mix of Accomplishments & Challenges

Posted: January 25, 2019 at 2:04 pm   /   Featured, Houston Restaurants to Know, News

Himalaya Restaurant at 6652 Southwest Freeway is now 15 years old. Owned and operated by Kaiser and Azra Lashkari, it has received much acclaim both locally and nationally and is a regular haunt for avid Houston diners. The spotlight on Himalaya grew particularly bright after the late chef and writer Anthony Bourdain visited Himalaya in […]

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