Category: Food

New Grocery Delivery Service in Houston!

“It’s been called Uber for groceries.” That’s how Matt O’Connor refers to Instacart, the grocery store delivery service that made Houston its 14th market by launching in the city Wednesday morning. O’Connor is Houston’s designated “city launcher,” someone who’s been with the company since it entered its third market, Boston, only eight months ago. The premise […]

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Eating Cheap for Restaurant Week!

Since Texans value straight talk, allow me to indulge in a bit of honesty about Houston Restaurant Weeks. While it’s wonderful that the event raises a lot of money for the Houston Food Bank (more than $1.2 million last year alone), the primary appeal for most people is the idea that they’re getting a good deal on the meal. […]

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Stay cool in this Houston heat with some healthy recipes!

While on a quest to feed her children healthy eats, Lisa Poundstook an extra step: She founded Green Plate Foods as a company that exemplified that nutritious and delicious aren’t mutually exclusive. Today, this energetic CEO’s creations can be found in major grocery stores around Houston, including at H-E-B and Whole Foods Market. Concerned with keeping properly hydrated […]

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Urban farm in the middle of Montrose thrills foodies, lets refuges the opportunity to grow.

An urban farm on the edge of the University of St. Thomas is providing Houston shoppers with fresh produce and refugees a chance at a better life. In this week’s KHOU CultureMap Moment, Channel 11 morning news anchor Lily Jang and CultureMap food writer Eric Sandler visit the thriving urban garden tended by Roy Nlemba, a refugee […]

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Houston’s best Summer Foods!

When I was little the taste of summer was mostly about ice-cold watermelon slices, Mom’s yellow mustard potato salad with cold fried chicken and Creamsicles. Now it’s about fresh fruits and vegetables. There’s nothing that says summer more to me than an early morning trip to the farmers market to score heritage tomatoes and cucumbers […]

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A Doughnut Food Truck? YES PLEASE!

Houston’s collective obsession with the pastry-of-the-moment goes through cycles. First, it was cupcakes. Now, we’re entranced by macaroons as part of a wave of bakeries (with more coming) making the French delicacy. It appears that, too, will soon be passé as the new, new thing arrives — gourmet doughnuts emulating the trend of shops like Gourdoughs […]

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New BBQ Restaurant sounds amazing!

Tucked away in a far corner of the Houston Barbecue Festival stood a pit master with a Franklin Barbecue pedigree. While festival attendees waited in long lines for big names like Killen’s Barbecue, Corkscrew BBQ and Louie Mueller Barbecue, John Avila only fed a few folks at a time. Avila was at it again Monday […]

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Ready for Outdoor Dining? Take advantage of Patio Seating Weather with these deals at CITYCENTRE

Although Houston’s patio weather days sometimes seem numbered, the European-style open-air layout of CITYCENTREmakes al fresco dining a breeze — and a number of restaurants offer just the right deals for guests to enjoy it all season long. “Our patio seems to be really popular with the lunch and post-work crowd during the workweek, and it’s […]

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Top 10 Places to Eat in Houston, Texas!

“What’s the best restaurant in Houston?” It’s a question people ask me all the time, and there really isn’t a good way to answer it. Does that mean the restaurant I admire the most? Or the one I visit most often? It depends on the occasion — the best restaurant for grandma’s 80th birthday isn’t […]

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The New Happy Hour

Happy hour serves two functions in Houston: an excuse to socialize with friends and something to do while waiting for the traffic to clear out. There is definitely some comfort in visiting the same places over and over again. But sometimes, you want to try something new. Our favorite, CultureMap Houston, recently published an exciting […]

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