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The Best Brunches in 22 Houston Neighborhoods

By BROOKE VIGGIANO Updated On 01/21/2020 at 05:28PM EST 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 …


The Best Houston Restaurants and Bars Offering Thanksgiving Dinner

 By BROOKE VIGGIANOPublished On 11/21/2019 Sure you can settle for dry turkey, grocery store pumpkin pie, and problematic conversations with your uncle who’s already two bottles deep at 3pm this Thanksgiving. That’s totally a viable option. However, you can ALSO choose to dine at one of these Houston restaurants and bars …


10 best Houston restaurants to take out-of-town guests, from award-winners to classics

By Eric Sandler Nov 25, 2019, 11:15 am The holiday season has arrived, which means lots of entertaining out-of-town visitors. Cooking for a crowd gets old fast — why not take them to a restaurant instead? CultureMap’s inaugural Top 100 list of Houston’s best restaurants represents a good starting point for deciding where to …


Jiggly Japanese Pancakes Debut in Houston

by Amy McCarthy  Nov 20, 2019, 10:37am CST   Now that fall is officially here, the weather in Houston hasn’t necessarily agreed with the season. It got cold for a little while, but now the temperatures are back to warm and humid. Despite the city’s temperamental temperature, it’s only normal to crave …


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 …


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. …