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Restaurant Dress Code Furor
No shirt. No shoes. No service. Whether that's explicitly posted in a restaurant or not, most people understand that they need to dress a certain way before going out ...
Best Bartender Nominees
Bartenders are easy people to like. After all, when life has a person feeling blue, a bartender is there with a tonic to brighten one's mood. Or allow a ...
Tastemakers 2015
Tastemakers is back.  For those who may need a little refresher, Tastemakers is CultureMap's annual awards ceremony that highlights the best of Houston's bar and restaurant scene. What ...
Grocery Chef Leaves
H-E-B's massive new Tanglewood store has emerged as a legitimate dining destination thanks to the presence of its in-store restaurant Table 57 Dining & Drinks. In addition to featuring a ...
Strange Restaurant Fire
Sometimes a fire strikes a popular Houston restaurant that leaves its fans saddened by its departure, as in the recent damage suffered by Spring institution Wunsche Bros. On the other ...
Closing Time
Another longtime Upper Kirby institution is calling its quits. Stag's Head Pub confirmed rumors that first surfaced Monday night on Reddit that it will close April 25.    It is ...
Too Much Tex-Mex
Is there any limit to Houstonians' hunger for Tex-Mex? This year has already seen two intriguing newcomers with their own take on the city's favorite cuisine in the former ...
Ice Cream Comeback
When grocery giant H-E-B announced on April 4 that it had removed Texas favorite Blue Bell Ice Cream products from its stores, the company also committed that it would "replenish ...
Foodie News
One of Montrose's most popular bars is stepping up its culinary program. Boheme, the popular wine bar known for its expansive patio and innovative cocktail menu created by beverage ...
Tex-Mex Hits New York
For 10 years, native Houstonian Lisa Fain has been spreading the gospel of Texas cooking via her Homesick Texan blog and two best-selling cookbooks. Fain's ability to translate Texas ...
Chef Pet Peeves
“What annoys me most is when we create a dish with several flavor profiles and the guest wants to completely reconstruct the dish, asking the server if we would take ...
Food for Thought
You do it. You know you do. Everyone does, it seems. I’m talking about taking photos of your food with your iPhone and posting them on social media. It ...
The Food Life
The opening night of the Sugar Land Wine and Food Affair was a love letter from Italy, penned by five of Houston's most respected chefs. Luciano Castiello, the official ...
Shaking Up Katy
With six locations scattered inside the Loop, Little Woodrow's may be Houston's most popular chain of beer bars. Whether in the Heights or Bellaire, EaDo or Midtown, Houstonians ...
Where to Eat Right Now
As I noted in the introduction to last month's Where To Eat Right Now, Houston's post-holiday restaurants doldrums are over. March was a busy month in terms of ...
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