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Louisiana Native Chef James Reedy Dishes On Repurposing Crawfish Boil Leftovers

By: Abigail Abesamis, Mar 26, 2019 It’s crawfish season, and in New Orleans that means the return of spring and crawfish boils, the latter of which bring friends and family together around newspaper-topped tables covered with a heap of spiced seafood, sausage and vegetables – all eaten with your hands. It’s …


10 Best Houston Restaurants to Sip and Savor a Fine Glass of Wine

By Eric Sandler Mar 15, 2019, 10:05 am Even in Texas, bigger isn’t always better. As our nominees for the CultureMap Tastemaker Award Wine Program of the Year demonstrate, a restaurant is better served by having a couple hundred really thoughtful selections instead of thousands of bottles that only serve to …


Best soup in Houston? Try these 20+ bowls

Alison Cook , Greg Morago and Jody Schmal Jan. 28, 2019 Updated: Jan. 29, 2019 12:02 p.m.   At life’s weak moments, the right soup can right wrongs, lift spirits, even make a bad head cold seem tolerable — for the moment, anyway. There is something about a well-made soup that nourishes and soothes both body and …


Houston restaurants that define the city

By Jody Schmal, Janunary 14, 2019 In a city with thousands of restaurants, one could hardly be blamed for having trouble deciding where to eat. For visitors, it's an even more difficult proposition. And there could be even more visitors this year, at least if Houston's latest hot streak in major …


Houston’s Best Chef’s Tables — 9 Restaurants That Offer True VIP Perks

  BY MARCY DE LUNA // 10.09.18 A booth in the dining room isn’t always the best seat in the house. No, the best seats are found at the chef’s counter or chef’s table. These select few seats come with perks ranging from special menus to cooking time behind the stove. While …


The 40 Most Important Restaurants of the Past 40 Years

In the universe of eating, 40 years is a long time. The foods we happily ate a few months ago—say, unicorn cake—become dated as swiftly as the next trend arrives. Over the past four decades, the restaurant world has undergone massive transformations—in the realms of service, style, leadership, and design. These 40 restaurants, …


Houston boasts two of the “50 Best Southern Restaurants in America” for 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Two Houston restaurants – Brennan's of Houston and State of Grace -- have made a list of the 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America for 2018. The list, released by OpenTable Tuesday, was generated from more than 12 million verified OpenTable reviews for more than 27,000 restaurants across …


Mardi Gras in Houston

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 By Leah Shah Laissez les bons temps rouler! You don’t have to be in New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. Houston’s strong cajun influence shines as Mardi Gras festivals, parades, happy hours, and freshly baked king cake take over the town. Grab your krewe and check …