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Eric Sandler

A native Houstonian with a passion for food, Eric Sandler is CultureMap's newest addition.

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New All Night Restaurant

Houston finally gets a worthy 24-hour restaurant? Popular Montrose spot makes a bold move

By Eric Sandler

As it prepares to celebrate its seventh anniversary on Black Friday, local Cajun chain BB's Cafe isn't looking to rest on its laurels. Having successfully opened outside the ...


Murder Stuns Restaurant World

Brutal murder of beloved restaurant figure shocks and leaves few answers: A dapper gentleman gone

By Eric Sandler

Houston Police are searching for clues in the murder of Joe Angel Ramos, a long-time fixture in Houston's restaurant community. Ramos's body was found Nov. 18  in the ...


Major Restaurant Changes

Shuttered landmark grocery store's thriving restaurant makes bold changes, challenges suburban diners

By Eric Sandler

The process that began when Hubbell & Hudson unexpectedly closed its market in The Woodlands Waterway will reach its next phase on Dec. 1 when the remodeled Hubbell & Hudson Bistro opens ...


Foodie News

Important hotel restaurant gets a new chef who shakes things up with new menus — and enhanced tea

By Eric Sandler

One of Houston's most well-regarded hotel restaurants has a new chef. Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca in Uptown Park tapped chef JohnMichael Lynch to lead its kitchen. Known ...


Pix of the Day

Fans vie to get tattooed for free pizza for life as best promotion ever strikes again

By Eric Sandler

What would you do for free pizza? How much would you pay for the privilege of earning a slice a day forever? For about 100 Houstonians on Sunday, the answers ...


Another Restaurant Closes

High-style sushi restaurant and nightclub closes to rethink "confusing" concept

By Eric Sandler

Looks like the naysayers were right. When sushi restaurant Fish & The Knife opened in February, restaurant industry insiders predicted doom for the concept that blended a sushi restaurant with a ...


Exclusive Restaurant News

Restaurant game changer: Surprise new Heights spot with Slumdog Millionaire chef to elevate Gulf Coast food

By Eric Sandler

It's time for Treadsack to come clean. For over a year, the ambitious, Heights-based restaurant group has been telling diners that Foreign Correspondents, its Thai concept led by chef ...


Barbecue Game Changer

Downtown Houston is finally getting a top barbecue restaurant: Star-studded team plans big

By Eric Sandler

Houston is undeniably in the middle of a barbecue renaissance. Places like CorkScrew BBQ in Spring and Killen's Barbecue in Pearland can hold their own with the best pitmasters ...


Innovators in Food

A nutty idea: Houston duo touts tasty gluten-free products made from acorn seeds

By Eric Sandler

For a certain segment of the dining public, foods that are both vegan and gluten free are necessary for medically-necessary dietary reasons. Many more people are trying to minimize their ...


James Harden Commercial

Rockets superstar refuses to get defensive in new commercial filmed at Houston coffee house

By Eric Sandler

The Foot Locker commercial that Rockets superstar James Harden filmed less than two weeks ago at Siphon Coffee in Montrose has just been released and it's pretty funny — although ...


Foodie News

New restaurant serves up Southern cooking with an Asian twist in emerging foodie neighborhood

By Eric Sandler

The Second Ward may not be a culinary destination on the level of Montrose or the Heights, but the neighborhood is rapidly becoming known for more than fajitas (Ninfa's ...


Foodie News

Celebrity chef looks for a fresh start with plans for a hot new "rustic chic" restaurant

By Eric Sandler

The area around Richmond and Montrose has been a hot one for openings in 2014. Revelry on Richmond brought a sports bar with craft beer to the area, BCN: Taste ...


Foodie News

French Cowboy chef returns to the kitchen with special plans for Highland Village restaurant

By Eric Sandler

Philippe Schmit, the well-regarded Houston chef whose abrupt departure from his eponymous Galleria-area restaurant led to its being remodeled and renamed, has returned to the kitchen at Drexel House in ...


Austin Bar Heads To H-Town

First look: Beloved Austin bar aims to be the next great Montrose neighborhood hangout

By Eric Sandler

Another Austin-import is set to open in Houston. Doc's Motorworks will join Torchy's, Uchi, Pluckers and more when it opens its first location outside of the Austin area ...


A New 1970s Bar

Houston gets its own 1970s bar: Funky music and drink deals hit Main Street as Bobby Heugel looks on

By Eric Sandler

The time has come to bring a little more fun to the "Moving Sidewalk" that is the 300 block of Main. Already established as a bar-hopping hot spot thanks to ...


Best Steakhouses In Texas

The best steakhouses in Texas: New restaurant rankings include some Houston hits and some major misses

By Eric Sandler

If there's one single food item Texans are most passionate about, it's steak. Or barbecue brisket. Or tacos. But, for today's purpose, let's just agree on ...


Dog Bar Departs

Another popular Washington Ave spot shutters — Do all dog park bars go to heaven?

By Eric Sandler

The recent wave of shutterings on Washington has claimed another victim. While recent closings like Polovina, TQLA and Coppa Ristorante have been located on the part of the street known ...


Foodie News

New restaurant joins Houston's fried chicken craze: Are you ready for the Korean New York version?

By Eric Sandler

Oh sure, the Heights is absolutely drowning in fried chicken these days thanks to restaurants like The Bird House, The Chicken Ranch and even Funky Chicken, but what about the ...


Foodie News

Actor turned restaurateur to bring a buzzy new restaurant to Tanglewood: A better Barnaby's?

By Eric Sandler

"It's gonna be a cool little spot." That's how Shepard Ross, the former actor turned restaurateur describes The Del. Set to open in next spring, The Del is ...


Foodie News

Houston's whiskey restaurant offers rare $38,000 bottle of Scotch: Drinking your dinner never sounded so good

By Eric Sandler

Seven-year old Cullen's American Grille has emerged as one of the most popular restaurants in Clear Lake and the surrounding suburbs. At a massive 38,000 square feet, the ...


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