Is This Idea Innovative Or A Little Coconuts?

POSTED: June 16, 2017 AT 11:41 am   /   Cooking, News

We received a press release on a food product this week. That isn’t unusual. What is unusual is that we had to look it over twice, because the first time it read like a parody fit for a Saturday Night Live skit. This was the subject line of the email, presented unedited and as received: “CASCADIA MANAGING BRANDS LAUNCHES […]

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Risqué Business? Cuchara’s New Cocktail Promotion References A Sexy Mexican Tradition

POSTED: June 15, 2017 AT 3:35 pm   /   Cocktails, News

Warning: there’s some NSFW tableware ahead. Yes, really. Beginning June 20 and ending July 27, there’s a unique—some might say controversial—motive to drink at Cuchara, the colorful enclave at 214 Fairview in Montrose that’s popular for its authentic Mexican cuisine. Every time a woman buys herself a drink or entices someone else to purchase one for her she […]

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Houston Bars & Bartenders Get Major Nods From Upcoming National Conference

POSTED: June 14, 2017 AT 4:42 pm   /   Bars, Bartenders You Should Know, News

The team at influential cocktail bar Anvil Bar & Refuge (1424 Westheimer) and upstairs hideaway Tongue-Cut Sparrow (310 Main) are among finalists for The Spirited Awards at Tales of the Cocktail, a conference held annually in New Orleans that is arguably the biggest and most recognized of its kind in the United States. Anvil is a finalist in the Best American Bar Team and Best American […]

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Plant-Based Impossible Burger A Welcome Option Even In Meat-Loving Texas

POSTED: June 12, 2017 AT 7:00 am   /   Burgers, Featured, Food Finds, News, Vegetarian

Houston media representatives were invited by Impossible Foods and James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Shepherd of Underbelly and The Hay Merchant for the debut of the company’s flagship product: the Impossible Burger. The event marked the introduction of the plant-based burger in Texas. Having been well-received in other states, the Impossible Burger has received a good dose […]

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Peska and Grazia Italian Kitchen Owner Hires New Executive Chef

POSTED: June 9, 2017 AT 11:13 am   /   News

As noted last month, when executive chef Steve Haug departed Grazia Italian Kitchen and Peska—which is rebranding to PesKarne—to join Killen’s Steakhouse, it left an opening to be filled. Owner Jade Hospitality announced today who will be taking the executive chef position: Chris Loftis, who interestingly is an alumnus of Killen’s Steakhouse twice over. Loftis worked at Killen’s […]

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