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New Restaurants
Having spent the last few weeks examining the best of Houston's bar and restaurant scene as part of our Tastemaker Awards coverage, the time has come to look at ...
Foodie News
Just as Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, it also looks to be kicking off the summer restaurant and bar opening season. Several long-awaited projects look poised to ...
New Steakhouse Arrives
This year has been a busy one for new restaurant openings on Washington Avenue thanks to newcomers like Grafitti's, Commonwealth and Mascalzone, but the area could benefit from a ...
Dining In The Dark
The sun is setting as clusters of people start to congregate on the expansive lawn of the Charles Johnson house, a pre-Civil War mansion which now serves as an event ...
McDonald's Better Burger
The news surrounding fast food giant McDonald's is bad. CEO Don Thompson suddenly departed in January in the face of a declining stock price and slumping sales. Although almost ...
Foodie News
One of 2015's biggest restaurant surprises has been the revival of The El Cantina Superior under the direction of local restaurant group F.E.E.D. TX (Liberty Kitchen ...
Surprising Restaurant Closing
Throughout the last year, the already crowded Montrose dining scene has some seen plenty of high-profile new additions like Common Bond, Pax Americana, BCN: Taste & Tradition and, most recently Pizaro ...
Mala Montrose Arrives
Calling adventurous diners who live inside the loop. The wait is over. Mala Sichuan has opened in Montrose.  As CultureMap reported in January, Mala, widely considered to be the best ...
Foodie News
Mike Tran is back; for months, the chef/owner of Chinatown izakaya Tiger Den has been teasing his Instagram followers with pictures from a new concept called Mein (pronounced "min ...
Tastemakers Winners
After a month-long build up, the time has come to announce the winners of the 2015 CultureMap Houston Tastemaker Awards. These are the establishments and individuals who have been selected ...
Tastemakers Best Restaurants
The final category reveal in the CultureMap Houston Tastemaker Awards 2015 is the most prestigious of all: Restaurant of the Year. As selected by our panel of industry insiders, these ...
Foodie News
The months-long wait for Revival Market to introduce dinner service will come to an end on Friday. After reconfiguring the market to add seating and developing a series of new ...
Tastemakers 2015
Time now to consider the CultureMap Houston Tastemaker Awards Chef of the Year nominees. These are the men and women who lead some of the city's most dynamic kitchens ...
BBQ Comes to Montrose
Montrose may be the heart of Houston's dining scene. People travel from across the Houston area to find everything from fine-dining restaurants like Mark's and Da Marco to ...
Burger Mania
Last week, Austin welcomed the first Shake Shack in Texas. Now a decade in, restaurateur Danny Meyer's Madison Square Park burger and hot dog stand has become a thing ...
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