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23 Best Restaurants in Houston

by CHARU SURI and DIANA OATES  October 10, 2019 It's an exciting time to eat in the city.   The restaurant scene in Houston has boomed in recent years, enhancing what was already a rich and varied offering. People may be given to starting with good old home-grown Tex-Mex (and the best in Houston are …


My Top 5: Brennan’s Sommelier Marcus Gausepohl

By 365 Things to Do in Houston Staff-Aug 19, 2019 by Marcus Gausepohl Banh Xeo – There are plenty of dishes to eat around Midtown, but my favorite is banh xeo, a Vietnamese egg crepe that literally translates to “sizzling pancake”. Usually made with pork, shrimp, bean sprouts, it’s served with lettuce to wrap it …


The Best Brunches in 21 Houston Neighborhoods

By Brooke Viggiano, 5/1/2019 No matter the weekend. No matter the weather. Brunch will be there with its promise of perfectly cooked eggs, piping hot coffee, and effervescent mimosas. And while there are plenty of brunch options dotting the city’s every nook and cranny, sometimes you simply can’t muster up …


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 …


38 Essential Houston Restaurants, Winter 2019

By: Amy McCarthy From inside the loop to Houston’s happening suburbs, this map of Houston’s most essential restaurants is the perfect way to answer a question that everyone has to ask at one time or another: What's for dinner tonight? Notably, this map doesn't track the city's trendiest or hottest new …


Cooking Up a Gulf Coast Thanksgiving Dinner

Greg Morago Nov. 12, 2018 Updated If Norman Rockwell had painted a typical Gulf Coast Thanksgiving, the dinner table might have included honey-lacquered sweet potatoes, dressings shot through with andouille or oysters, collard greens swimming in fatty potlikker and swampy critters like duck or crawfish. Those distinct flavors aren’t set in amber. …


Houston’s Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining

BY SHELBY HODGE // 10.11.18   Recently, PaperCity gave readers a heads up on the hottest new restaurant patios for savoring our first taste of fall. As the temps today are perfection, we now remind you of a few of the venerable Houston restaurant patios where Houstonians traditionally flock when the weather is fine. Brennan’s of …