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Fans of Asia Market, take note. The Heights-area restaurant and grocery store known for serving high-quality, authentic Thai cuisine announced Saturday morning that it will cease restaurant operations in its ...
Foodie News
The sign announcing that Ruggles Cafe & Bakery had closed for renovations is correct, but the renovations mentioned in a note on the door now appear to be part of a ...
CultureMap Video
The quest to establish a destination barbecue joint inside the loop has begun, and Midtown is the first beneficiary. The Republic Smokehouse & Saloon has quietly begun its soft-opening phase. The ...
The Fajitas Price Index
Houston's rising culinary scene means that the city is no longer perceived solely as a place for steaks and Tex-Mex, but, make no mistake, Houstonians still eat a lot ...
Restaurant Sneak Peek
Houston's newest seafood restaurant is almost ready to make its public debut. Peska Seafood Culture, The Galleria-area restaurant that will be the first American concept from the Mexico-based Ysita ...
James Beard Stars & Snubs
Could a Houston chef follow up Underbelly chef/owner Chris Shepherd's historic James Beard Award win for Best Chef Southwest with another victory? Two men will have that opportunity ...
Hyped New Pizza Spot
An announcement today may squash any further debate about whether The Heights is Houston's hottest dining neighborhood of 2015. Cane Rosso — the Dallas-based, critically acclaimed, Neapolitan pizza restaurant — is ...
Food for Thought
We certainly don’t need any April showers after the recent rain we’ve had, but we do need two things for April: Peeps and gin. Sunday, April 5 is ...
Houston's Best Barista
At Montrose coffee shop Blacksmith, John Letoto's title is simply "Coffee." Letoto, the always well-dressed, jack-of-all-trades, contributes to all aspects of the business by being equally adept at roasting ...
Top 10 Crawfish Restaurants 2015
At the risk of stating the obvious, Houstonians love crawfish. Whether traditional Cajun or new-school Vietnamese, the residents of the Bayou City peel tails and suck heads as fast as ...
Burger Boulevard
Nearly a year after CultureMap Austin first reported on the possibility, In-N-Out Burger has announced it's opening a second location in the state capital. But there still don't ...
Cauliflower Crazy
Along with most kids, and a lot of adults, President George H.W. Bush has made his distaste for broccoli well known. In 1990, while serving as the 41st President ...
Passionate Pitmaster
Among a certain segment of Houston's culinary community, it's an axiom of faith that the first person to open a high-quality, central-Texas style barbecue joint inside the loop ...
Grocery Wars
Grocery shoppers west of the Galleria have been the most recent beneficiaries of Houston's grocery wars thanks to the arrival of a new Whole Foods on Post Oak and ...
CultureMap Video
After all the hype about ramen being the next big culinary trend, central Houston is finally getting some decent options. California-based Jinya Ramen Bar opened its Midtown location to the ...
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