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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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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 ...


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 ...


CultureMap video

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 ...


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