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Houston’s Best Restaurant Patios — Dining Outside Now Rules Under New Coronavirus Realities

BY SHELBY HODGE // 05.29.20 Now that Texas has allowing restaurants to return to 50 percent occupancy, the concern among restaurateurs is will the public return? How many remain squeamish about being near strangers over a meal in the time of the coronavirus, is their concern? Patio dining, where tables are spaced …


Food Allergies Hit Houston’s Most Fabulous Partygoers in an Eye-Opening Affair

BY SHELBY HODGE // 02.05.20 PHOTOGRAPHY CHINH PHAN When we were growing up, our middle sister had a terrible allergy to chocolate, every child’s (and mother’s) nightmare particularly when the other two sisters are chomping M&Ms almost daily. A few years ago, I developed an allergy to sesame (goodbye, my beloved hummus). I …


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 …


Memorable. Authentic. Texas. Southern. Creole: The legacy of Brennan's of Houston

Alex Brennan-Martin, son of famed restaurateur Ella Brennan, and his longtime staff have wowed generations of customers with staples like turtle soup, snapper Pontchartrain and bananas foster, but that doesn't mean the restaurant has been without its challenges.A fire in 2008 gutted the building, but a "labor of love" caused …


How to Serve a Houstonian Holiday Feast

By Timothy Malcolm  10/28/2019 at 12:00am  Published in the November 2019 issue of Houstonia Tamales: Alamo Tamales & TacoThey’re the Tex-Mex tradition made for big holiday feasts: steaming-hot tamales, homemade or purchased by the dozen. Don’t have time for a tamale-making party? Pick up a bag of these notoriously labor-intensive delicacies at Houston institution Alamo, where the …