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10 best Houston restaurants to take out-of-town guests, from award-winners to classics

By Eric Sandler Nov 25, 2019, 11:15 am The holiday season has arrived, which means lots of entertaining out-of-town visitors. Cooking for a crowd gets old fast — why not take them to a restaurant instead? CultureMap’s inaugural Top 100 list of Houston’s best restaurants represents a good starting point for deciding where to …


The Best Houston Restaurants and Bars Offering Thanksgiving Dinner

 By BROOKE VIGGIANOPublished On 11/21/2019 Sure you can settle for dry turkey, grocery store pumpkin pie, and problematic conversations with your uncle who’s already two bottles deep at 3pm this Thanksgiving. That’s totally a viable option. However, you can ALSO choose to dine at one of these Houston restaurants and bars …


Jiggly Japanese Pancakes Debut in Houston

by Amy McCarthy  Nov 20, 2019, 10:37am CST   Now that fall is officially here, the weather in Houston hasn’t necessarily agreed with the season. It got cold for a little while, but now the temperatures are back to warm and humid. Despite the city’s temperamental temperature, it’s only normal to crave …


Memorable. Authentic. Texas. Southern. Creole: The legacy of Brennan's of Houston

Alex Brennan-Martin, son of famed restaurateur Ella Brennan, and his longtime staff have wowed generations of customers with staples like turtle soup, snapper Pontchartrain and bananas foster, but that doesn't mean the restaurant has been without its challenges.A fire in 2008 gutted the building, but a "labor of love" caused …


How to Serve a Houstonian Holiday Feast

By Timothy Malcolm  10/28/2019 at 12:00am  Published in the November 2019 issue of Houstonia Tamales: Alamo Tamales & TacoThey’re the Tex-Mex tradition made for big holiday feasts: steaming-hot tamales, homemade or purchased by the dozen. Don’t have time for a tamale-making party? Pick up a bag of these notoriously labor-intensive delicacies at Houston institution Alamo, where the …


Houston Eateries Offering Free Meals and Specials This Veterans Day 2019

BROOKE VIGGIANO | NOVEMBER 7, 2019 | 5:00AM These Houston eateries are honoring the U.S. military this Veterans Day, offering freebies and specials to veterans and active-duty members on Monday, November 11 (and some all weekend long). Bombshells Restaurant & Bar, multiple locationsAll nine Bombshells Restaurant & Bar locations in Texas will provide meals …


10 sweet and decadent desserts at Houston's top 100 restaurants

By Eric Sandler  Oct 31, 2019, 9:33 am Dessert can be an afterthought at some restaurants. They’re usually easily identified by the presence of both bread pudding and creme brulee on a menu. Earning a spot on CultureMap’s list of Houston’s top 100 restaurants requires that as much care is invested in …


2019 Alison Cook's Top 100

1. Kata RobataJapanese | Upper Kirby 2. XochiMexican/Tex-Mex | Downtown 3. BCN Taste & TraditionSpanish | Montrose 4. Theodore RexContemporary American | Warehouse District/Downtown 5. Tony'sItalian | Greenway Plaza 6. IndigoContemporary American | Northline 7. UB PreservContemporary American | Montrose 8. SquableContemporary American | Heights 9. HimalayaIndian and Pakistani | Sharpstown 10. Giacomo's Cibo e VinoItalian | River Oaks 11. Mala Sichuan BistroChinese | Chinatown 12. Georgia JamesSteakhouse | Montrose 13. Nancy's HustleContemporary American | East …


How to Make Better Stuffing

By: Layla Khoury-Hanold Next to the turkey the stuffing is one of most important components of Thanksgiving. But, to get technical, if you want to call it stuffing, it should be baked inside the cavity of the turkey. “For me, stuffing is something that you actually stuff inside something, such as …


Meet the Man Who’s Been Serving Up Fine Dining at Brennan’s for 45 Years

By Alice Levitt  10/23/2019 at 6:00am  WANT A CHATEAUBRIAND CARVED TABLESIDE? Head to Brennan’s of Houston. But when you make your reservation, be sure to ask for Marcelino Cantu. Marcelino Cantu at Brennan’s early in his career. The long center portion of the filet mignon is a luxury that’s fallen out of favor, but …