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Star Trek Restaurant Star

Former Star Trek actor builds a Houston restaurant empire: It turns out Brooklyn is just the start

By Marene Gustin

Shortly after chef Lance Fegan opened Glass Wall in 2006, I went over to interview him and was met by a dapper young man named Shepard Ross. Ross was the managing partner there and now he&rsquo ...

The Best Restaurant Patios

Houston's best restaurant patios: 10 cool places that make outdoor dining special

By Eric Sandler

As expected, the fall's first chill sent Houstonians flocking onto restaurant patios across the city. After hiding in the air conditioning for the last five or so months, it's nice to be ab ...

Food for Thought

Hold the barbecue: Houston's best summer restaurant dish is a different phenomenon

By Marene Gustin

“Oh, what I wouldn't give for a plate of fried green tomatoes like we used to have at the cafe. Ooh!” — Ninny Threadgoode in 1991’s Fried Green Tomatoes. I’ve ...

Hot Chef Defects

A hot new Houston restaurant loses its chef to a hip hotel with serious kitchen plans

By Eric Sandler

Jeff Axline has left his position as executive chef at Brooklyn Athletic Club to become the executive banquet chef at the Hotel ZaZa. Axline tells CultureMap that the plan was always for him t ...

Great Patio Restaurants

Patio fever grips Houston: Hot new restaurants and bars embrace outdoor dining

By Marcy de Luna

Before Houston's summer is in full force — with its sweltering heat, sticky humidity and pesky mosquitoes — there is a window of pleasant weather best enjoyed by dining and drinking ...

Great Date Spots

The best restaurants to take a first date: Don't skimp on the romance — or good food

By Darla Guillen

First dates are stressful. Deciding what to wear, remembering to avoid over-sharing and snorting while laughing, deciding whether to have a contingency plan with friends should the date go awry &md ...

St. Luke's PULSE Spring Kick-Off Mixer

Get a jump on spring as PULSE, St. Luke's newest young professionals group, kicks off the season with cocktails and appetizers at Brooklyn Athletic Club. Try your hand at classic outdoor games,

Food for Thought

Brooklyn Athletic Club turns out to be a good neighbor: New hip restaurant/playground pitches in

By Marene Gustin

I hate my best friends. OK, that’s a little strong but I am really, really jealous of Jennifer Olin and her partner Dr. Emelike Agomo. I went over to see their new house the other day ...

Foodie News

Where to eat right now: 10 hot, must-try restaurants for January

By Ruthie Miller

Hello, January! Need a lunch or dinner recommendation? Here’s where you should eat right now in Houston.  Eatsie Boys Café In one of Houston’s most endearing success s ...

CultureMap Video

Highly-anticipated new restaurant brings a piece of Brooklyn to Montrose — and s'mores too

By Marcy de Luna

Brooklyn Athletic Club opened its doors this week in the space formerly occupied by Zimm's Little Deck in Montrose. According to co-founder and general manager Shepard Ross, who's also mana ...

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