Category: Restaurants

10 Great Patio Restaurants!

Last weekend’s low humidity and mild temperatures saw Houstonians flocking to restaurant patios to soak up a little sun with their meals. The return of patio weather feels like a gift from Mother Nature after the summer’s punishing heat and humidity makes any attempt at outdoor dining a strictly late-night affair. While places like Batanga, [...]

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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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Because Tacos Always Sound Good

For too long now, Austin has been the designated food city of Texas. Its food truck trend put Austin on the proverbial food map. I’ve always felt Houston’s food scene is underrated and unfairly eclipsed by Austin. In a city this size, you are going to be met with a wealth of diverse and unique [...]

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The Queen Vic – Houston’s Dressed-up Pub

I’ve been driving by The Queen Vic for a while and meaning to venture inside. The gilded sign and charming terrace seemed worth a visit. But when it came time to pick a restaurant on Friday nights, this pub-with-a-twist never came to mind because it’s tucked away on Richmond, past the chaos of the Kirby [...]

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Houston is Talking about Pondicheri

Residents at Gables West Avenue have been waiting patiently for all those lonely-looking commercial spaces to find owners. Things are getting cozy now that a gourmet pizza spot, couture bridal salons, and Tootsie’s have opened their doors. And the newest addition is causing some serious buzz. Pondicheri went live a few weeks ago and Houston [...]

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