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Best Virtual Events in Houston for September 9 – 26, 2020

Posted: September 9, 2020 at 8:40 am   /   News, Upcoming Events, Wine Tastings

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced some restaurants to host virtual events in order to ensure guest and employee safety. Fortunately, platforms such as Zoom and Facebook have made the transition easier. Some restaurants, bars, breweries, and even wineries are hosting virtual events occasionally, while others have had such success that they’re hosting these types of […]

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World Central Kitchen is Feeding Hurricane Laura Victims and Still Needs Help — Updated

Posted: September 2, 2020 at 10:10 am   /   Feed The Need, News

  “We’ve been through Ike and every other hurricane but we never saw anything like this,” Sonya LeJeune of Lake Charles, Louisiana told me as she waited in line to pick up meals from a Walmart parking lot. There, World Central Kitchen (WCK) is handing out breakfast, lunch and dinner to anyone in need. The […]

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Cocktail Events to Support Out-of-Work Bartenders Pop Up at Houston Restaurants

Posted: September 2, 2020 at 9:02 am   /   Food Finds, News

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Houston bars have faced temporary closures and staff have lost their livelihoods. To help offset some of the financial repercussions and give bartenders a venue to showcase their craft, chef and owner Chris Williams of Lucille’s at 5512 La Branch launched Lucille’s 1913 Pop-up Program. During each pop-up, the guest […]

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Restaurant Workers Aren’t OK: Charities Issue Urgent Plea for Federal Assistance

Posted: August 31, 2020 at 12:24 pm   /   Feed The Need, News

Leaders of the Southern Smoke Foundation and the Restaurant Workers Community Foundation have released an urgent plea explaining just how dire the current economic crisis is for hospitality workers. In Houston alone, dining rooms are currently operating at 50% of regular guest occupancy. Bar workers are even worse off. Bars have been completely closed for […]

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2020 Houston Restaurant Weeks Extended to Unprecedented Duration

Posted: August 31, 2020 at 9:30 am   /   Breaking News, News

During this time of extraordinary need for restaurants and Houstonians alike, Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW) is extending the annual fundraiser until September 30, 2020. That means for the first time ever, diners get to enjoy the special set-price menus from hundreds of restaurants around town for a full two months. Originally the fundraiser was to […]

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