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  • Local Voices: Michael from Michael's Cookie Jar
    August 4, 2016
    Michael Savino started his business Michael’s Cookie Jar about ten years ago in Tomball. Sharing a kitchen with his friend, he catered to specialty orders and depended on word of mouth recommendations. Now with two Houston locations, he is not just selling gourmet cookies but a nostalgic feeling of youth. Not only are the cookies delicious (trust me, I spent $30 there this morning… for myself) but inside the store, friendless wafts through the air like the smell of fresh baked...
  • LGBTequila
    June 24, 2016
    Identity Tequila is coming out of the liquor closet and showing its LGBT pride. Founded by Casa Maestri in the town of Tequila, Jalisco, Identity Tequila is targeted specifically to the LGBT community. Made from 100 percent Blue Weber agaves from both the Highland and Lowland regions, this award-winning tequila is now available in Houston just in time for your pride parties. Houston native, and third generation tequila maker, Jose Villanueva saw a gap in the tequila market, which gave him the
  • Save the Date! Dine Out, Fight AIDS
    April 13, 2015
    On April 30, Houston diners can be a part of the fight against AIDS simply by choosing to eat at one of the 40-plus Houston restaurants participating in Dining Out for Life . The participating establishments have all agreed to donate a portion of their sales to AIDS Foundation Houston, which earns a huge portion of its operating expenses from this event. "I have been amazed about how the top restaurants in Houston have been so supportive of this event. Everyone at every price point can
  • Chef Greg Martin Brings a European Bistro to Montrose
    January 27, 2015
    Chef Greg Martin is living his dream. After years of working in the food and restaurant industry, he is now at the helm of a business of his own design, Bistro Menil . "I never wanted to do any restaurant until I really felt that we had something interesting enough and compelling enough that people would want to go," Martin says. He approached the creation of Bistro Menil knowing exactly what he wanted it to be. "We asked ourselves, what is it that compels people to come to your...
  • Bracket-Style Challenge for Houston Restaurants Heats Up
    March 14, 2012
    Some of the city's best restaurants are competing in a March Madness bracket-style Monarch will host the contest finale challenge to determine a top people's choice winner. CultureMap is producing the Last Chef Standing challenge which will culminate in a live tasting event on April 9. The goal of the contest is to increase local awareness for Houston's internationally-recognized culinary scene. Participating restaurants include Samba Grille, Blu Lounge and Restaurant, Ava
  • Food Trucks Meet Fine Art in Museum District
    March 12, 2012
    The Houston Museum District is certainly one of the most visited places in the city. Each day, thousands of people go through at least one of the 18 museums and cultural institutions that comprise the walkable district. But unlike other local neighborhoods that have restaurants on almost every corner, the options for dining inside the Museum District are few. Houston's food truck scene is expanding A new program from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston aims to change that. Starting
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