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Restaurant Drama Lawsuit
It's no trick. Clear Lake won't be getting an El Tiempo Cantina location after all.  "We are no longer associated with the Webster site," El Tiempo owner Roland ...
Gino's East in Texas
Chicago-based pizza chain Gino's East has revealed more details about its Texas expansion. As previously reported by CultureMap in September, the company has partnered with ATX Brands, known for ...
Tex-Mex Spot Closing
Houston's white-hot real estate market looks poised to end the run of another popular restaurant. With the sale of the property to real estate developers for a multistory apartment ...
Fast Food Rip-Off
Pi Pizza Truck owner Anthony Calleo could scarcely believe what he was reading. Stuck in traffic on Monday night, he pulled out his phone to glance at Facebook. When he ...
Big Barbecue Fight
Ronnie Killen is fed up. The chef/owner of Killen's Barbecue is tired of seeing Houstonians fawn over Austin-based pitmasters like John Lewis of La Barbecue and John Mueller ...
Halloween Candy Wine Pairings
Planning a little boo bash this week? A soiree with spooky spirits, or maybe you’ll just sit home alone, in the dark, watch a horror movie marathon and eat ...
Major Restaurant Change
Of all the various types of restaurants, fine dining, fast casual, fast food, etc, perhaps the most enduring is the neighborhood restaurant. Family friendly, reasonably priced, open for lunch and ...
Foodie News
One of Houston's most well-regarded restaurants has launched its next evolution. West Ave Indian restaurant Pondicheri very quietly opened its second story Bake Lab + Shop on Thursday.  The overall ...
New Sushi Restaurant
Since MF Sushi closed two weeks ago, sushi lovers throughout Houston have wondered what uber-talented chef Chris Kinjo would do next. The good news is that Kinjo isn't fleeing ...
Montrose's New Restaurant Empire
Creek Group owner Gary Mosley operates the four location mini-empire of bars and restaurants with a simple philosophy. "When I started Onion Creek, I had a vision of bringing relaxation ...
Whorehouse Restaurant Buzz
The Houston fried chicken boom of 2014 will take another step forward Sunday when The Chicken Ranch opens its doors for a one day only soft-opening preview. Named for the ...
HRW Results
The results are in, and the news is good. Houston Restaurant Weeks, the month-long fundraiser during which diners order special menus from over 200 participating restaurants with a portion of ...
Foodie News
As Houston's foodies obsess over which next hot opening they'll line up to attend, it's entirely possible that one of this year's most interesting new restaurants ...
Popular Restaurant Sold
Montrose bar and restaurant Lowbrow has a new owner. Original owner Omar Afra has sold majority ownership of the concept to Gary Mosley, who's known for the popular Creek ...
Whisky Rebellion
"We've very excited. It's a very special bottle." That's how Reserve 101 co-owner Mike Raymond introduced the latest high-dollar purchase he's added to the back bar ...
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