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Marcy de Luna


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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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 ...

The People Of The City

A burger guy reveals how he built a mini Houston restaurant empire and defied the business odds

By Marcy de Luna

Sometimes a good burger is all you need to make your day better. Brian Southwell knows a little something about this. He's been striving to put a smile on ...

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Venerable Houston restaurant shakes things up with a cocktail master — and a revamped menu

By Marcy de Luna

It's anything but business as usual for one of Houston's most venerable restaurants. RDG + Bar Annie's showing off a fresh cocktail menu crafted by new bar manager ...

No Mo' Java

Another one bites the dust: Neighborhood coffee house abruptly shuts down

By Marcy de Luna

Regulars at the River Oaks Coffee House were surprised this week to find it closed. A sign on the door of the neighborhood java spot at 3601 Westheimer, in a ...

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Trendy River Oaks restaurant embraces Houston Restaurant Weeks with special menu

By Marcy de Luna

Despite what its ritzy 77019 River Oaks zip code and clientele may imply, Brasserie 19 is as much casual as it is elegant. The restaurant's blend of sophistication with ...

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The best brunch ever? This Houston Restaurant Weeks bargain makes its case

By Marcy de Luna

Latin Bites first launched as a catering company in 2009. A year later, the owners switched gears and opened a tiny cafe in Houston downtown's Warehouse District. The restaurant ...

Good Food

Houston's top chefs score big at Tailgate Throwdown

By Marcy de Luna

Football fans and foodies alike scored big at the Second Annual Tailgate Throwdown at the Houston Texans Grille in CityCentre. The crowd sampled fare from an all-star lineup of restaurants ...

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A grass cocktail defies drink norms at hotspot: The perfect Houston Restaurant Weeks companion?

By Marcy de Luna

Change can be a good thing, especially when it means new savory provisions for fall. Come this October at dining hotspot Eleven XI, chef Kevin Bryant's Southern coastal menu ...

Did she really say that?

Real housewife mixes it up with Houston bachelors to tout new talk show

By Marcy de Luna

When Bethenny Frankel throws a party, she does it with style. Hitting Houston with her "Calling All My Girls" tour to celebrate the launch of her new talk show,  Bethenny ...

Hot Singles

Houston's Most Eligible Bachelors & Bachelorettes: 10 hot singles to rock your summer

By Marcy de Luna

Adding to your summer fun, we've got CultureMap's top 10 picks for Houston's Most Eligible Bachelors and Bachelorettes.

Southern hospitality

$10 million renovation of historic Houston hotel adds updated elegance

By Marcy de Luna

Imagine standing in the grand lobby of a hotel when a well-known actress arrives to check in — with her horse. That's exactly what happened back in 1927 when Betty ...

Hot Happy Hours

Where to drink right now: The 10 hottest, happy hour deals for July

By Marcy de Luna

With specials that include price breaks on both food and drinks, these 10 happy hour deals are worth your time — and your dime. DOWNTOWN LINE & LARIAT The Place: A Lone ...

Father's Day Help

A Father's Day guide that's actually useful: 10 manly meals — and dining deals — sure to please dad

By Marcy de Luna

Father's Day is almost here, and when it comes to choosing where to take pops for a celebratory meal, he will likely appreciate steak and beer over quiche and ...

Foodie News

New steakhouse to open in CityCentre: The great West side restaurant revolution continues

By Marcy de Luna

Restaurants just keep coming to CityCentre, the popular mixed-use complex on Houston's west side. With the energy corridor nearby, it's not surprising that Capital Grille is hungry to ...

New Foodie Mecca

Houston gets a new restaurant with Nobu power: A new foodie mecca is rising

By Marcy de Luna

Gateway Memorial City — the mixed-use, master planned development scheduled to open this fall just west of Memorial City Mall — already has several notable restaurants slated as tenants. The latest addition ...

The Best Mother's Day Brunches

Procrastinator's Guide to Mother's Day brunch: Top dining-out options mom will love

By Marcy de Luna

Taking mom out for Mother's Day? According to the National Restaurant Association, over 80 million American adults are expected to do just that. However, just like mom, not all ...

Houston's Hottest Happy Hours

The 10 hottest happy hour deals in Houston: Eat well while drinking up

By Marcy de Luna

May's Top 10 happy hour list —offering a deal on both food and drinks — includes several new restaurants and bars, and a few updates from some old favorites. DOWNTOWN ...

New Restaurant Brings Patio Power

New Midtown restaurant wants to get lucky in its 1940s digs: An inside look at Eleven XI

By Marcy de Luna

What's the significance of the name of the new Houston restaurant Eleven XI? Superstition says that a wish made at lucky 11:11, also known as the wishing hour ...

Great Patio Restaurants

Patio fever grips Houston: Hot new restaurants and bars embrace outdoor dining

By Marcy de Luna

Before Houston's summer is in full force — with its sweltering heat, sticky humidity and pesky mosquitoes — there is a window of pleasant weather best enjoyed by dining and drinking ...

Bevo's relative?

Bovine buffet: Arcodoro chefs create special four-course feast from Longhorn steer

By Marcy de Luna

If you want to know how to cook an enormous bovine, just ask ​Arcodoro owner/chef Efisio Farris and executive chef Giancarlo Ferrara. The two came up with the idea ...

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