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Marcy de Luna

Food/Drink

A native Houstonian, Marcy de Luna has freelanced for CultureMap since it first launched in November 2009. She has also contributed to PaperCity Magazine and is currently editor of Zagat Houston. She writes about a host of topics for CultureMap and also appears in the popular Bottoms Up! video series that visits Houston newest restaurants and bars.
 

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Happy Hour Paradise

Happy Hour paradise: 5 sexy new hotspots with great deals on drinks — and appetizers, too

By Marcy de Luna

When the work whistle blows, head to these five new hotspots for your ticket to happy hour paradise. All offer great deals on drinks and light bites —  and a guaranteed ...


New Stores Galore

What's new on the BLVD: State-of-the-art stores add pizzazz to shopping center

By Marcy de Luna

It's taken a while, but the newest addition to the BLVD Place shopping center has opened with a bunch of new stores that are attracting customers interested in everything ...


Mile High Club Plane

A Mile High Club dream? New $400 million Emirates plane includes showers, private suites — for a price

By Marcy de Luna

As I stood on the tarmac at  George Bush Intercontinental Airport awaiting the arrival of the Emirates A380, a colleague wondered if we'd be able to pick the plane ...


Houston Holiday Guide

Houston Holiday Guide: The best happenings and don't-miss events from downtown to Galveston

By Marcy de Luna

With Thanksgiving over, it's time to focus on the giving holiday season. Here are the 10 best holiday events: Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo Lights abound at the ...


Stellar Side Dishes

Still time to order: Stellar to-go side dishes guaranteed to liven up your Thanksgiving meal

By Marcy de Luna

We all have our favorite, can't-miss Thanksgiving side dishes. This year, go above and beyond the usual suspects and mix things up with these eight unique options from Houston ...


Best Halloween Parties

Procrastinator's Guide to Halloween: 10 spooktacular parties that promise a ghoulish good time

By Marcy de Luna

With Halloween on Friday night this year, the party scene is expected to be extra special, so get your costumes ready for an evening of spooktacular fun. If you haven ...


Best Halloween Parties

The best early Halloween parties: 10 spooky bashes that will leave you screaming for more

By Marcy de Luna

Halloween festivities start early this year with several days of hair-raising fun parties leading up to the big Friday scare. Hit up these 10 bashes for a devilish good time ...


Most Eligible Singles

Houston's Most Eligible Bachelors and Bachelorettes: The 10 hottest singles in the Bayou City

By Marcy de Luna

Who says a good man —  or woman — is hard to find? If you want to know more about 10 of Houston's most alluring and accomplished singles, read on. 


On The Scene

Your guide to the Original Greek Festival: How Houston does it right — and crazy

By Marcy de Luna

What better way to spend the weekend than at one of the biggest fall events anywhere, the Original Greek Festival? Now in its 48th year, the celebration of Greek culture ...


Hot Bachelor Hall Of Fame

The hottest bachelors and bachelorettes of all time: This Top 5 makes Houston swoon

By Marcy de Luna

Like most good ideas, the concept for CultureMap's Most Eligible Bachelors and Bachelorettes got its start in a night of knocking back one too many drinks at a sketchy ...


Most Iconic Restaurant Closings

The most iconic restaurant and bar closings in Houston: Shuttered legends that will never be forgotten

By Marcy de Luna

Anyone who criticized CultureMap's anniversary look at the Biggest Restaurant Closings in Houston for being too focused on disposable trendsters that only obnoxious foodies cared about knows there's ...


CultureMap Video

Bottoms Up! Best Bartender shows how to make the perfect julep — with a bit of spice

By Marcy de Luna

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month and we’re celebrating with Alba Huerta, owner and bartender at Julep. The Washington Avenue locale commemorates the spirit with Southern roots with its ...


Coffee House Removes Mural

Will Montrose coffee house be the same without distinctive mural?

By Marcy de Luna

When you own a building and rent out one of the rooms, does your tenant have carte blanche to decorate the space according to personal preference? That's a question ...


CultureMap Video

Korean barbecue makes its mark in the Texas cradle of beef: How a new West Ave hotspot pulls off its best dish

By Marcy de Luna

Bringing the flavors of Korea and Japan to the Inner Loop, Nara at West Ave's rich menu appears to be a great fit for Houston's diverse melting pot ...


Reba Draws Teen Fans

The Rodeo Queen: Reba McEntire isn't just for tired old folks — teens love her lucky 19 concert too

By Marcy de Luna

Even before Reba McEntire stepped on stage at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, enthusiasm ran high. In the elevator, an elderly woman excitedly declared that this was her ninth ...


Houston's Most Eligible Bachelors, Bachelorettes

Houston's Most Eligible Bachelors and Bachelorettes: The 10 hottest singles in the Bayou City

By Marcy de Luna

Dating's not easy, but Houston is full of eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. It's not easy to pick the Top 10.


Happy Hour Deals

Drink (and eat) on the cheap: 10 hottest restaurant happy hour deals in Houston

By Marcy de Luna

Who says happy hour deals need only apply to drinks? In addition to a price break on libations, these top happy hour specials offer free or discounted fare on delectable ...


Best Houston Bars

The best Houston bars for winter: 7 happening spots that keep the drinks hot

By Marcy de Luna

So the proverb goes, “A toddy a day keeps the doctor away.” Or something like that. It’s prime time to order up the boozy, chill bustin’ drink, long considered ...


Get Fit

Chasing a dancer's body: Does the Bar Method workout really work?

By Marcy de Luna

Statistics show that 45 percent of Americans usually make a New Year’s resolution and the most popular one is to lose weight. But only eight percent of these good ...


New Year's Eve Celebrations

Party on! Procrastinator's Guide to New Year's Eve celebrations

By Marcy de Luna

Wondering where to ring in the New Year? With so many options, we've come up with a guide to some of Houston's most appealing events (and overnight stays ...


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