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Shake Shack On The Way
New York-based burger empire Shake Shack is looking for locations in Houston. The restaurant "has selected Houston as one of its growth markets," according to the website of the commercial ...
Best New Burgers
Houston may not be the only burger obsessed city in America, but it has to rank pretty highly on the scale. It seems like every new restaurant that opens has ...
New Celeb Restaurant
Bradley's Fine Diner is the restaurant Houston has been waiting for. At least, the part of Houston that's patronized Funky Chicken, Ogden's fast casual would be Chipotle ...
Foodie News
Houston Chinatown staple Arco Seafood is one of America's top places for dim sum, according to a new article in Travel + Leisure. The magazine recommends Arco's "pan-fried turnip ...
Best Pastry Chefs
It's time for the second category reveal for the CultureMap Tastemakers Awards. Having already taken a look at the nominees for Best Up and Coming Chef, we turn out ...
Video Tale
At the Ghetto Dinner fundraiser, a who's who of Houston's restaurant community turned out to help raise funds for Gracie Nguyen, the pastry chef who was seriously injured ...
CultureMap Exclusive
Over the past two years, plenty of out of town chefs and restaurateurs have injected new life into the Houston restaurant scene. From Batanga to MF Sushi, from Etoile to ...
Chef Out Of Exile
A familiar face is returning to the Galleria area after two years in Sugar Land. Chef Jurrajet "Jett" Hurapan moved to Houston from New York to open the recently shuttered ...
Restaurant Secrets
“For me cooking started as a necessity, grew to a core and developed into passion,” says Shannen Tune, executive chef at Hotel Derek. “I come from a family of great ...
Best Austin Import Yet
The first location of Austin-based kebap chain Verts has opened in Houston. As CultureMap first reported back in December, founders Michael Heyne and Dominik Stein are bringing their restaurant that ...
New Foodie Neighborhood
Former Stella Sola chef Justin Basye has left the Pappas organization to become the executive chef of Museum Park Cafe. The upcoming restaurant from Balcor Hospitality owner Christopher Balat is ...
Major Chef Resigns
Chef Jonathan Jones has submitted his letter of resignation from Hotel ZaZa's Monarch restaurant and will leave the job within two weeks, a spokesperson for the hotel tells CultureMap ...
Chef Hit By Drunk Driver
Once again, Houston's restaurant community is rallying to help one of its own.  Local pastry chef Gracie Nguyen was one of the people injured in the horrific scene when ...
Michelle Obama's Houston Night Out
How did First Lady Michelle Obama spend her Wednesday night in Houston while President Barack Obama attended a Democratic Party fundraiser at the River Oaks home of trial lawyer John ...
Top Rising Chefs
Your attention please. Strike up the band. It's time to decide the winners of the CultureMap Tastemaker Awards, our new annual celebration of the best in Houston's bar ...
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