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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 …


Chef's Special

Executive Chef Joe Cervantez started working in restaurants at 15, in his hometown of Pearland, TX. One such restaurant’s layout required him to leave every night by passing through the bustling kitchen, which piqued his culinary interests. The lead chef noticed Cervantez’ frequent observations, and told him that if he …


Eat This Now: 12 New Dishes to Try in Houston

July 16, 2017·by Ellie Sharp   It's the summer of seafood as dishes featuring lobster, poke, shrimp and more descend on menus across town, while steak and veggies maintain star status too. Here's a sampling of Houston's hottest dishes to try right now. Beef tataki with truffle jus at Roka AkorThe highly …