Photo courtesy of Moxies

Has attending all the contests, concerts, and cool events at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo helped you work up an appetite? Then fuel up at Moxies, which is serving up a special Rodeo menu just for the occasion.

For $63 you can enjoy a three-course meal featuring a 16 oz. USDA Prime ribeye steak, your choice of a Caesar or market salad, and Moxies' best-selling sticky toffee pudding to end on a sweet note.

The steak comes with fresh seasonal vegetables and your choice of mashed potatoes, lemon quinoa, or a stuffed potato with cream cheese, green onion, and bacon.

The dessert is served warm with candied pecans, buttery caramel sauce, bourbon creme anglaise, and vanilla bean ice cream.

You can start your meal with a delicious cocktail like the new Kentucky River, made with Maker's Mark private selection, crème de cacao, Liber & Co. demerara gum syrup, and Fee Brothers peach bitters.

If you're looking for something lighter, order up the steak bites, sourced from Texas Lonestar Meats and drizzled with dijon horseradish aioli, or the cashew chicken lettuce wraps with their flavors of ginger, sesame, and spicy mayo.

Moxies is open until midnight during the week and 1 am on Fridays and Saturdays for all your post-Rodeo cravings, with happy hour happening 3-6 pm Monday through Friday.

Moxies Rodeo steak special dinner

Photo courtesy of Moxies

Get all this for only $63.

The restaurant's modern lounges, dining rooms, and patio space are the perfect place for your group bookings — the more the merrier!

Find the Houston location in Uptown at 5000 Westheimer Rd. Call 346-571-6164 or visit here to make a reservation, or just stop in for a nip and a nibble.

Photo by Al Torres Photography

Hit up this Midtown sushi favorite for a can't-miss reverse happy hour

Reel It In

What's even better than traditional happy hour? Reverse happy hour. The Fish Sushi Restaurant and Bar, a beloved Midtown spot for the past 20 years, is bringing back its famous reverse happy hour for dine-in only every Thursday from 8pm to midnight.

What does this entail? Besides that mediocre pun, it includes:

  • $5 appetizers: edamame, calamari, truffle fries, pork gyoza (four pieces), lobster crab puff (two pieces), and chicken wings (three pieces).
  • $7 rolls: spicy salmon, Philly roll, California roll, 1/2 Shoi, 1/2 M&M, Tiger Eye.
  • Drink specials: $6 lychee martini and apple martini, $3 draft Kirin and Sapporo beer, $6 hot sake carafe, $2 sake bomb, and $5 well drinks.

Grab your friends or assemble your coworkers for a night out at The Fish, all while scoring deals on the fresh sushi and tasty cocktails you love.

The Fish also offers a live DJ, which only adds to the vibrant atmosphere — it's the perfect way to wind down after a long day or to kick off the weekend.

In addition to the weekly reverse happy hour, you can order from the wide-ranging standard menu, which includes plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options.

The restaurant is also available for private events, making it the perfect venue for a birthday party or corporate gathering.

This is a fresh deal you won't want to let away — stop by The Fish on Thursdays or all week long.


The Fish Sushi Restaurant and Bar is located at 309 Gray St.

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CultureMap Emails are Awesome

Meet the gifted chef showcasing authentic, home-grown Greek fare to Houston, plus hottest food news

What's Eric Eating Episode 285

On this week's episode of "What's Eric Eating," chef Mary Cuclis joins CultureMap food editor Eric Sandler to discuss Kriti Kitchen. The Pondicheri veteran opened the family-friendly Greek restaurant in January.

The conversation begins with Cuclis explaining how she entered the world of professional cooking. Prior to opening Kriti Kitchen, she trained at Bo Innovation, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Hong Kong, and spent 10 years working for James Beard Award finalist Anita Jaisinghani at Pondicheri, the acclaimed, Indian-inspired restaurant in Upper Kirby.

At Kriti Kitchen, she honors her Greek heritage by serving dishes she's experienced when visiting family in Greece. Sandler asks her about the ways in which her cooking is different from Houston's other Greek restaurants.

"A lot of the Greek food I found in Houston was very delicious but very much street food. The kind of food I'm wanting to portray is more homestyle, things that I eat with my relatives," she says.

"For example, when you go to a taverna in Crete, a lot of times it's a couple running the whole thing. They invite you back into the kitchen to smell the stew. It's stewed meat and a lot of fresh vegetables with beans and lentils. I don't think too many people see that side of Greek food. I wanted to share a little bit of what I see with my family and what we eat when we're there."

Listen to the full interview to hear Cuclis explain why Kriti Kitchen offers both dine-in options during the day as well as heat-and-serve options that customers can pick up for dinner. She also discusses her goals for the future.

Prior to the interview, Sandler and co-host Rebecca Masson, chef-owner of Fluff Bake Bar, discuss the news of the week. Their topics include: Nobie's owners Martin and Sara Stayer's plans to open a new pizzeria; Roswell's Saloon opening in Montrose; New York City's Lady M establishing a permanent presence in the Galleria; and Masson's experiences during Austin's Hot Luck food festival.

In the restaurants of the week segment, Sandler and Masson share their thoughts about meals at two new Italian restaurants. First, they recount the highs and lows of a meal at Triola's Kitchen. Then, they share first impressions of Bari Ristorante, a new restaurant in River Oaks District that serves classic Italian dishes.

Mary Cuclis Kriti Kitchen

Photo by Ajna Jai

Chef Mary Cuclis is this week's guest.


Subscribe to "What's Eric Eating" on Apple podcasts, Google Play, or Spotify. Listen to it Saturdays at 2 pm on ESPN 97.5.

Famed luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo steps into Houston with stylish boutique in first outlet locale


Local favorite Houston Premium Outletshas exciting news for fashion-forward and price-conscious shoppers. The renowned luxury brand Jimmy Choo has recently opened its doors, bringing its signature high-end styles and accessories to Houston.

Shoppers will be delighted to find an extensive range of Jimmy Choo's coveted collection, including trendy shoes, chic bags, stylish eyewear, cute small leather goods, and other must-have accessories.

The luxury footwear brand hit the scene in the 1990s and quickly became a favorite of Princess Diana. Carrie Bradshaw and Sex in the City catapulted the shoe to a household name and the shoes became synonymous with femininity and luxury.

With more than 200 stores worldwide, Jimmy Choo is no stranger to the fashion scene. However, this outlet store marks its first in Houston, making its elevated shopping experience more accessible to a broader array of discerning buyers.

Savvy Houston shoppers will be thrilled to find top-notch designer pieces at prices that won't break the bank. Jimmy Choo joins other luxury brands at Houston Premium Outlets, such as Armani Outlet, Burberry, Tory Burch, Coach, and Cole Haan. It's the perfect excuse to make the journey to Houston Premium Outlets and stock up on summer wardrobe essentials.


Jimmy Choo

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Choo/Instagram

The Jimmy Choo boutique at Houston Premium Outlets includes shoes, bags, stylish eyewear, small leather goods, and other must-have accessories.

Jimmy Choo; Suite 955, near Armani Outlet; Houston Premium Outlets – (Suite 955, near Armani Outlet); 29300 Hempstead Rd. in Cypress.

Houston SPCA's handy guide to weathering hurricane season with your pets

Get Ready

Every year during hurricane season, spare gas tanks are filled, food and water supplies are replenished, and go bags are packed. However, one aspect of storm preparation that shouldn’t be overlooked is your pet’s preparedness. Make sure they’re included in your emergency plans just like your human family members.

Not sure what that entails? Follow this handy guide from Houston SPCA:

1. Never leave your pet behind when evacuating
It’s critical that your pet is prepared to come with you should you need to evacuate during a storm. Don’t wait until it’s time to leave to put your pet in a crate for the first time. Make sure they’re comfortable in a travel carrier every now and then by encouraging them to enter and exit the kennel with plenty of positive reinforcement.

If you know your pet becomes carsick or anxious when traveling and requires medication, be sure to have a current prescription. Administer the medication at least once in advance to know how your pet reacts to it.

2. Ensure a happy reunion
In the event that you and your pet are separated, confirm that they have a properly fitted collar and tag with your current contact information.

Also check that their microchip information is up to date, and that you have a recent photo of yourself with your pet to help prove ownership.

3. Be medically prepared
Obtain vaccination and medical records from your veterinarian. Write down any care or medical instructions as well, and seal this information in a plastic bag with the medications they take.

4. Secure your yard
Walk around your yard to ensure that your fence is secure and there are no weak spots that your pet could escape through if they get spooked. If they wear a tether or use a leash to go outside, test it to confirm it won’t break when pulled.

Dog with first aid kit

Photo courtesy of Houston SPCA

Never evacuate without your pet.

5. Build an emergency kit
Save this disaster checklist to make sure your pet has everything they need before leaving home in an emergency.

Pack the items in a sturdy backpack or duffel bag and have a secure travel carrier in good shape ready to place in the car. Ensure that it fits in advance if you have a large animal.


Follow Houston SPCA on Twitter and set notification for real-time updates in the event of a local disaster.