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If you live in Texas, you’re likely to throw out hot dogs and lasagna in favor of enchiladas and gumbo, according to a new study examining the most disproportionately ...
Houston's Best Chefs Unplugged
I have always been an avid reader, a lover of books. There was a time I went to the city library every week, checking out four or five books: Biographies ...
Major Restaurant Fight
What's in a name? Shakespeare may not have thought that names are very important, but one of Houston's most high-profile chefs is going to court to protect his ...
Restaurant Shakeup
Details have begun to emerge on the restaurant that will replace Osteria Mazzantini. Although its only been three days since the hyped Galleria-area Italian restaurant closed its doors, a new ...
Hot New Dining Destination
Over the course of the last year, Gateway Memorial City has emerged as one of west Houston's most intriguing dining destinations. Sushi restaurant Kuu, luxurious steakhouse Vallone's and ...
Major Food Truck News
A new food truck aims to bring the taste of Maine's coast to Houston. A Houston outpost of the California-based Cousins Maine Lobster food truck chain is hitting the ...
Galleria Restaurant Closes
Looks like the saga of Galleria-area Italian restaurant Osteria Mazzantini has drawn to a conclusion. The restaurant announced on its website today that it has closed.  Mockingbird Bistro chef/owner ...
CultureMap Video
The middle of January may be a little too soon to start looking for the trends that will drive Houston's restaurant scene in 2015, but one theme that's ...
Veggie Burger or Die
Burger King has its BK Veggie; Chipotle has its tofu sofritas. Now a school nutritionist from Pharr, Texas, is suggesting the unthinkable: that Texas chain Whataburger should join the fold ...
CultureMap Video
Like moths to a flame or sailors to the Sirens of ancient mythology, tempting prizes have always come with the threat of danger. In that spirit, Julep co-owner Alba Huerta ...
Restaurant Menu
I recently saw a cartoon where a waiter was serving a table and said, “May I present you with the wine list and a hand-picked selection of reading glasses?” I ...
Media Rumblings
Whether print media has a future is a subject of constant debate. Thanks to tablets and e-book readers like the Amazon Kindle, it's never been easier to read without ...
Chef Changes
In addition to the rumors about the reasons for Leon's Lounge's sudden closing, another news item emerged from Monday night's oyster shucking competition at Southern-inspired cocktail bar ...
Houston's Oldest Bar Closes
Midtown's bar and restaurant scene is as hot as it's ever been. Recent arrivals like Wooster's Garden, Oporto and Weights + Measures indicate the neighborhood is rapidly becoming ...
Another Day Another Controversy
Less than two weeks after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced it was launching an investigation into downtown Austin's Kung Fu Saloon, video of the attack that prompted the ...
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