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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. Marcy currently writes about the nightlife scene for CultureMap and thus, is a cocktail connoisseur and happy hour expert.
 

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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 ...


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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 ...


Chefs & Pooches

Houston's new dog friendly hotel holds the ultimate gingerbread house competition

By Marcy de Luna

A room full of Lucky Dog Rescue supporters, including several delighted children, filled the Axis Lounge at the newly renovated, and dog-friendly, Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston for an evening of ...


Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide

Procrastinator's Guide to Thanksgiving: The best restaurants for eating out on the holiday

By Eric Sandler, Marcy de Luna

Let's talk turkey, because making it kind of stinks. Will it thaw in time? Does it need a brine and, if so, for how long? Start cooking it upside ...


Time to Dine

Place your order now! Thanksgiving-to-go from some of Houston's top restaurants

By Eric Sandler, Marcy de Luna

If you’re worried about burning the turkey, opt for a stress-free Thanksgiving and order to-go from some of your favorite restaurants. And since turkey doesn't have to be ...


Hot Singles

Houston's Most Eligible Bachelors & Bachelorettes: 10 hot singles who sparkle this holiday season

By Marcy de Luna

From a doctor to a fashion blogger, CultureMap's latest edition of Houston's Most Eligible Bachelor / Bachelorette is sure to brighten up your holidays!


Houston's Own Union Square

Houston's own Union Square Cafe? Carrabba's new restaurant goes beyond Italian, touts monster portions

By Marcy de Luna

To call Johnny Carrabba a successful restaurateur is like calling Case Keenum a hard-working underdog. It's technically true, but there's a lot more to it than that. Carrabba ...


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Carving the perfect pumpkin: The four rules you must follow for Halloween wows

By Marcy de Luna

What would Halloween be without a carved pumpkin? Don't know the tricks of the trade? Sharpen your jack-o'-lantern-making skills with master pumpkin carving tips from Luby's executive ...


Hometown Glory

Houston hotels finally get some respect: Major honors belie the city's rep as a bad hotel town

By Marcy de Luna

Whether you’re looking to book a staycation or you have family or friends visiting from out of town, the reputable Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards leave little doubt ...


Drink Up

Fun-loving British bartender turns a Houston hotspot into a hotbed of history — and crazy drinks

By Marcy de Luna

History comes naturally at Mongoose Versus Cobra. The revamped building dates back to 1915 and was formerly a residence, grocery store, auto repair shop, printing and stationary shop and post ...


Houston's Future Forecast

Prominent Houstonians predict the future: Where the city will be in the year 2033

By Marcy de Luna

We asked prominent Houstonians to imagine what the city will be like in 20 years. Here's what they had to say.


Houston Bar Bargains

Where to drink right now: Houston's hottest restaurant happy hour deals for September

By Marcy de Luna

September's best happy hours deals feature several soon-to-be Houston hot spots, a few old favorites with revamped bar menus and one just opened locale. INSIDE INFO OSTERIA MAZZANTINI The ...


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This high-end Uptown Park spot looks to end Houston Restaurant Weeks with bargain bites

By Marcy de Luna

There seems to be something for everyone at The Tasting Room. Wine lovers can savor more than 200 choices from vineyards all across the globe — including dozens of wines by ...


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Inventive cocktails liven up Houston Restaurant Weeks menu at Backstreet Cafe

By Marcy de Luna

Houston Restaurant Weeks isn't only about getting a great deal on good eats. Some restaurants, like Backstreet Café, are enticing foodies with wine, beer and cocktail pairings that enhance ...


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