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The South’s Best Restaurant 2017: Commander’s Palace

A restaurant that embodies the phrase “only in New Orleans.” Commander’s Palace is a neighborhood restaurant in the way that New Orleans is an American city. Although true, there is nowhere else like either. A massive mansion adjacent to an ancient cemetery and traditional double-gallery-style houses, its misfit look has …


Brennan's of Houston celebrates 50 years

By Greg Morago March 13, 2017 Updated: March 14, 2017 10:48pm Mardi Gras is over, but the whiskey sours and champagne are flowing as a jazz quartet thumps out foot-tapping tunes. Thickly napped tables groan with plates of grilled oysters, bowls of dark turtle soup and entrees of rich elegance: …


Brennan’s of Houston Celebrates 50 Years With A Throwback Dinner

  By: Mai Pham Monday, March 6, 2017  Fifty years ago, on March 5, 1967, Brennan’s of Houston opened its doors to the public for the first time. In celebration of this major milestone, the restaurant hosted a special “1967 Celebration Dinner” last night, complete with throwback dishes from the …


The secrets of Brennan's success: Legendary restaurant looks to the future by honoring its past

By Eric Sandler 3.1.17 | 12:18 pm   "Please don’t call it a 50th anniversary. It’s not. We’re celebrating 1967.” Alex Brennan-Martin is generally a jovial man who sets a legendary standard for hospitality at Brennan’s of Houston, the acclaimed Creole restaurant he owns and operates with his family, but he’s …


Industry Insiders Name the Best Brunch in Houston

BY CUC LAM Wednesday, February15, 2017 at 6 a.m.   The mingling of breakfast sweets with lunch treats gives rise to the most perfect meal time of the day, Brunch. Made quintessential with the addition of mimosas and cocktails, a good brunch sets the tone for a Sunday fun-day, a …


The 10 Best Restaurants for Ladies Who Lunch

By Alice Levitt 12/29/2016 Bring your friends to these fancy luncheon locales. GATHERING YOUR FRIENDS FOR THE MIDDAY MEAL? Here are our picks for a lovely luncheon, sans overindulgence—unless of course you just must order that dessert. Adair Kitchen There are tables outside, but the wooden pews inside create the …


Next-Level Nachos: Best Revamped Versions

By Natalie B. Compton The classic cheese-and-tortilla-chip combo has been transformed at these Food Network-approved restaurants across the country, where enterprising chefs are heaping on the hot chicken, piling on the poke and serving other surprising spins on this snack staple.Chips All InThe simple combination of melty cheese blanketing a …


RECIPE: BRENNAN’S OF HOUSTON’S BRANDY MILK PUNCH

by José R. Ralat   •   January 25, 2017 Keep Jack Frost at bay with this chest-warming brandy-spiked punch. Winter continues to linger. Even Houston has experienced the occasional cold snap. Thankfully, Brennan’s of Houston, the elegant dining space renowned for its fine-dining take — white tablecloths included — …


50 ways butternut squash is smashing pumpkin this winter

  Keith Flanagan, Special for USA TODAYPublished 6:55 a.m. ET Jan. 10, 2017 | Updated 6:59 a.m. ET Jan. 10, 2017 You’ve hopefully had your fill of pumpkin-spiced everything, that squashy, autumnal ingredient that’s so last season — because now, it’s time for butternut squash. Grown in summer, harvested during fall and …