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  • Unicorn Magical Dessert Bar Comes to Houston
    March 11, 2019
    Pull up your Instagram app because your new favorite obsession just opened its doors in Houston. The Unicorn Magical Dessert Bar , located at Montrose and Westheimer, is a whimsical new eatery celebrating everyone’s favorite and nonexistent animal: the unicorn. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Magical Dessert Bar (@magicaldessertbar) on Feb 21, 2019 at 2:40pm PST Dreamt up by the owners of Chills 360, this magical place is the
  • Brunch of the Month: BB Lemon
    February 28, 2019
    Located on Washington Avenue, BB Lemon , the cozy sister restaurant to the masculine B&B Butchers , is Benjamin Berg’s new restaurant that is brightening up the Houston restaurant scene – and no, not just because of the neon yellow sign out front. Like an old-school lemonade stand, there is something refreshing and nostalgic about BB Lemon upon first glance. The green, wood paneling mixed with the vintage-inspired marquee give a retro feel that’s immediately welcoming....
  • 11 Houston Chefs and Restaurants Are 2019 James Beard Award Semifinalists
    February 27, 2019
    It’s that time of year again when the James Beard Foundation (a.k.a the Oscars of the culinary world) announces the semifinalists for its Restaurant and Chef Awards and in 2019, and Houston didn’t disappoint. These semi-finalists will be whittled down to finalists on March 27 at a press conference held at Houston’s own Hugo’s in Montrose. The James Beard Awards are set for May 6 in Chicago. Outstanding Bar Program Anvil Bar & Refuge , Houston Outstanding Chef...
  • Who's Your (Craw)Daddy?
    February 19, 2019
    Eschewing the more scientific name of “crayfish” for the more down-home “crawfish,” Houston’s crawfish season is like a nonstop party from January to July. Eaten by Native Americans for ages, after The Great Expulsion of 1755, French Acadians from the Canadian maritime provinces arrived in Louisiana desperately missing their seafood staple, lobster. Settling for seafood that's not even from the sea, crawfish became a seasonal delicacy that trickled along...
  • Brunch of the Month: La Table
    January 31, 2019
    Forget that tired cliché that French restaurants are stuffy and pretentious because this uptown location offers all the class without any of the attitude. Located in the trendy BLVD Place development near the Galleria on Post Oak, French-inspired La Table fits right in with the high-end stores that populate the area but is neither judgmental nor stingy. With a distinction between the upstairs and downstairs dining spaces as clear as Downton Abbey, La Table has two main dining spaces that
  • TLC: Tender Loving Chili
    January 15, 2019
    It may be surprising to some that Texas’ state food isn’t barbecue, tamales or seafood, but chili. And although we can debate whether chili should have beans or not – it shouldn’t – there is nothing more satisfying than thick, savory bowl. So, grab a spoon and dive into a bowl at these joints while the Houston weather is still a little chilly. James Coney Island Founded in 1923, James Coney Island – or JCI as the fanatics call it – is...
  • Brunch of the Month: Poitin
    December 9, 2018
    Tucked away in Sawyer Yards is Poitín , a bar and restaurant from Ian Tucker that bears its namesake with an Irish spirit that predates whiskey. It may be a little ironic that a bar named after what some nickname “Irish moonshine,” specializes in down-home Southern classics with a twist. And, with all the winks to alcohol, it’s no surprise this dining hotspot is a perfect brunch choice, not only because the food menu is outstanding, but the drink menu is just as...
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Out on the H-Town Credit: priscilla du preez
    November 15, 2018
    Author: Andrea Slaydon Don’t want to do all the cooking this Thanksgiving? Many Houston restaurants are ready to lend a hand with Thanksgiving to-go menus ranging from complete meal packages to appealing sides and desserts. Because, hey, you deserve to rest a little, too. Read on for our favorite “Houston Style” Thanksgiving to-go menus and make sure to order fast; some places have deadlines as early as Nov. 14. MAKE IT EASY Houston’s New York-style deli Kenny &...
  • Brunch of the Month: Vibrant
    November 5, 2018
    Just one trip to this Montrose breakfast and lunch eatery and you’ll know why its name is Vibrant . The plates are colorful, artistic and ready for their Instagram close up. It comes as no surprise that Vibrant is the lovechild of former Museum of Fine Arts Houston curatorial assistant Kelly Barnhart, who injects the Houston culinary world with the same holistic and self-care philosophy she has adhered to for years. Vibrant is not just about the food, it’s aim is to promote a...
  • Let's Taco About It Credit: tacos a go go
    October 2, 2018
    Tacos, like pizza, seems to be one of those universally liked foods. Houston does them well, but there are so many different types, it is difficult to make a list of the best. Well we tried (and did the delicious research) and here are some recommendations of the best taco joints to try in the Bayou City. Xochi A must-try for all visitors. From renowned Houston chef Hugo Oretga, this restaurant has won awards as one of the best in the country. Try the crispy tacos de chicharron (pork belly) and
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