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Sarah Rufca

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Sarah Rufca hails from the Dallas/Fort Worth suburbs and majored in history at Rice. After stints in Barcelona and New York, Sarah calls Houston home and has contributed to local publications including PaperCity, My Table, and the Houston Press 'Eating Our Words' blog.

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Three-year legal battle

Purported Vietnamese royal on Houston society circuit is no prince of a guy, investors allege

By Sarah Rufca

Prince Toan Nyugen walked into the Houston Motor Club in early December looking quite regal. With a silk scarf sitting just-so on top of a pinstriped suit, the slight-statured Nguyen ...


Foodie News

The most delicious wish list: Perfect gifts for food lovers

By Sarah Rufca

Food lovers comes in all stripes: Crafty bakers, chefs, expert hostesses, wine lovers, coffee addicts and plain, old-fashioned epicureans. Luckily this list has the perfect gifts for all of them.


Great deals for a great cause

From pretty to witty, Houston's best gifts come from unexpected places

By Sarah Rufca

Whether your to-gift list includes gorgeous jewelry, easy accessories or design-forward home decor, you can find all of it and more inside the gift shops of Houston's major museums.


Hometown Glory

Is Houston the culinary and culture capital of Texas? One study says yes

By Sarah Rufca

It turns out all those travel writers coming to Houston and raving about the food — as well as the slick adverts starring Jim Parsons and The Tontons — have made an ...


He can do the math

Smart money: Rice's David Leebron is the highest-paid college president in Texas

By Sarah Rufca

Rice University has only one campus and a mere 6,000 students, but leading the highest-ranked college in Texas still pays pretty well. The Chronicle of Higher Education released its ...


Foodie News

Spiked milkshakes, loaded fries & burgers galore: Aggie-approved joint headed to CityCentre

By Sarah Rufca

For a city that's been ranked as having the best burgers in the America (and therefore the universe), there sure are a lot of new burger guys from other ...


Foodie News

First Taste: Beer is the main attraction, but Witchcraft's burgers showcase the trademark magic

By Sarah Rufca

If there was any dark magic involved with the quick changeover of Dragon Bowl to Witchcraft Tavern & Provision Co., it might be in how many tables owner Ken Bridge was ...


Foodie News

Amateurs need not apply: Washington Post writer takes on the Houston food scene

By Sarah Rufca

Virginia may be for lovers, but Houston is for serious eaters. (Or as we call them, "Houstonians.") That's what the Washington Post's Martha J. Miller discovered on a ...


Foodie News

With Vallone's, a talented Tony's team joins forces on a Memorial steakhouse

By Sarah Rufca

Tony's has been the go-to restaurant for Houston foodies and powerbrokers alike since 1965, but it's had a particularly great run as of late. Under 26-year-old executive chef ...


Hometown Glory?

National writer claims Houston "smells bad," admits it's one of most dynamic cities in America

By Sarah Rufca

Houston has been called "brutally ugly" among other undesirable names, but Andrew Osterland, writing for Investment News, is the first in recent memory to lead with the charge that the ...


Boozy News

Raise a glass to Prohibition! A charity speakeasy pops up at Gratifi to celebrate Repeal Day

By Sarah Rufca

In honor of the end of World War I, we celebrate Armistice Day every year on November 11 — OK, in America we call it Veterans Day. So why not also ...


Hometown Glory

Texas, America's jobs driver: National publication credits Lone Star State for powering economy

By Sarah Rufca

Did you know that the name Texas originally came from the word "jobs" in the language of the Caddo, an Eastern Texas tribe of Native Americans? No? That's because ...


Foodie News

High-end Mexican steakhouse to open in Montrose after years of searching for right U.S. spot

By Sarah Rufca

When I think of a steak from Mexico, the first thing that comes to mind is a tampiqueña, or a thin-cut skirt steak that's commonly served with an ...


Boozy News

Saint Arnold gets religious with new beer line: Rotating craft beers to be Icons

By Sarah Rufca

The rapid growth of the craft beer industry has been great for producers and consumers alike, but according to Saint Arnold Brewing Company founder Brock Wagner, there has been one ...


Man Made

Time columnist Joel Stein on Scotch, fatherhood & his favorite Houston foods

By Sarah Rufca

Joel Stein's book tour is sponsored by Stark Raving Wine and his Houston appearance at Cottonwood featured a wine pairing competition between a trio of food trucks, so I ...


United States of Landry's

Tilman Fertitta schools Donald Trump in business sense, adds Biloxi to burgeoning casino empire

By Sarah Rufca

When is someone going to give Tilman Fertitta his own competition-style business reality show? Fertitta, the owner and CEO of Landry's, Inc., is a Forbes-certified billionaire and certainly knows ...


Hometown Glory

Houston ranked the No. 1 economy in America: City beats back the recession

By Sarah Rufca

Those looking for good news in Brookings' Global MetroMonitor, an annual report on the economic state of 300 cities worldwide, will find it — as long as they live in China ...


Foodie News

Feast is closing: Groundbreaking, critic-beloved restaurant to shutter in a matter of months

By Sarah Rufca

Feast was the first restaurant to make nose-to-tail dining a feature in Houston and one of the first restaurants to include the farms and other purveyors on the menu, so ...


Foodie News

Another downtown restaurant shutters: This one-time savior lasts only six months

By Sarah Rufca

Haritas Bibas told CultureMap when he opened that his pizza place would save a dead downtown block, but instead it's his restaurant that has kicked the bucket after six ...


Foodie News

Details make the chef: National magazine loves this Houston restaurant's amazing cheese

By Sarah Rufca

Sometimes the icing on the cake is literally the icing on the cake. Or the butter on the bread, the lox on the bagel, the queso on the burrito. The ...


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