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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 …


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 …


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, …


5 Houston Hotspots For Your Bridesmaids’ Lunch

1. CORDÚA RESTAURANTS: AMÉRICAS & CHURRASCOS The Cordúa name is synonymous with bold Latin American flavors and warm hospitality—both of which are on delicious display at Américas and Churrascos, father-and-son team Michael and David Cordúa’s esteemed Houston eateries. For South American “parilla” favorites (grilled chicken with palm hearts and coconut beurre blanc, grilled filet with black-bean sauce and …