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City Exchange: What Could Houston Learn from Dallas?

Posted on · (Above: The Dallas skyline. Photo courtesy: Dallas City News)While we prefer to think of Houston as the most important city in Texas, we are aware that other cities exist here. In fact, we’re thrilled to see Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and other communities succeed because their success bodes well for the entire state. This week, we engage […]

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The Full Menu: Best Places to Eat in Downtown Houston

Posted on · As recently as a few years ago, downtown Houston wasn’t exactly a hotbed of great dining options compared to other parts of the city. Recently, however, something of a renaissance has been happening with a marked increase in restaurants — and even more on the way from seasoned chefs and restaurateurs. On this installment of The […]

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Longtime Houston Columnist Ken Hoffman Reflects on Why He Left the Chron for CultureMap

Posted on · (Above: Longtime Houston columnist Ken Hoffman. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) Longtime Houston columnist Ken Hoffman recently left the Houston Chronicle for CultureMap Houston. We check in with him on why he made the move and get reflections on his many years writing about Houston for the Chron, the Houston Post, and now CultureMap.

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The Full Menu: Revisiting Houston’s Signature Food

Posted on · Three years ago, we invited three local foodies to come and discuss what they thought should be Houston’s signature food. That conversation between food writers Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice, and Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, evolved into our monthly food segment, The Full Menu. Now, they’re back to […]

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The Full Menu: Favorite Places for Frozen Treats and Baked Goods

Posted on · (Above: A chocolate chip cookie from Tiny Boxwoods. Photo Courtesy: User Julia A. on Yelp) On the latest installment of The Full Menu, food writers Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine and David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine, talk about their favorite places to get dessert in Greater Houston. Restaurants Mentioned in This Edition: Fat Cat Creamery […]

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The Full Menu: Best Places to Watch Sports

Posted on · March is a month of madness, of both the college basketball and St. Patrick’s Day varieties. It’s also a month when basketball and hockey teams make their push for the playoffs, while MLS gets rolling, and Major League Baseball commences with spring training. In other words, it’s a busy time for sports – and for […]

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The Full Menu: Fantasy Potluck Meal

Posted on · Since football is on everyone’s mind in Houston, our gaggle of local food writers are starting their own fantasy league — but not fantasy football. On the latest installment of The Full Menu, they’re creating a fantasy potluck party with a meal comprised of their favorite dishes from around town. As always, our collection of guests is its […]

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The Full Menu: Where to Find Healthy Food in the New Year

Posted on · On the latest installment of The Full Menu, food writers Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine and David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine, talk about places to get healthy food options to help you keep those New Year’s resolutions in 2017. Restaurants Mentioned in This Edition: Green Seed Pat Greer’s Kitchen Café Th Local Foods Dish […]

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The Full Menu: Where to Eat with Loved Ones During the Holidays

Posted on · On the latest installment of The Full Menu, food writers Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine and David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine, talk about their favorite places to eat with loved ones and out-of-town visitors during the holidays in Greater Houston. Restaurants Mentioned in This Edition: Backstreet Café B&B Butchers Vic & Anthony’s Steak 48 […]

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The Full Menu: Where to Eat Breakfast in Greater Houston

Posted on · On the latest installment of The Full Menu, food writers Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine and David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine, talk about their favorite places to get breakfast in Greater Houston. Restaurants Mentioned in This Edition: Pho Binh Trailer Honduras Maya Manena’s Cedars Bakery Classic Kitchen Abdallah’s Down House Weights and Measures Revival […]

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The Full Menu: New Restaurant Offerings in Greater Houston

Posted on · It seems like almost every day new restaurants are springing up in Greater Houston. We last dedicated time to those new places when we first began our foodie segment, The Full Menu, two years ago. So, we felt it was time to revisit new openings and see what the city has to offer. Our gaggle […]

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The Full Menu: Where to Eat in The Woodlands and North Houston

Posted on · On this edition of The Full Menu, Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine and David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine talk about some of their favorites restaurants to try in The Woodlands and other areas of far north Houston, like Spring, Tomball and Conroe. Restaurants in The Woodlands Mentioned in This Edition: Hubbell & Hudson Fielding’s Local Kitchen […]

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The Full Menu: Best Spots for 2016 Houston Restaurant Weeks

Posted on · Houston Restaurant Weeks, or HRW, began in 2003 as a way to help boost business in August – a normally quiet month for the restaurant industry – and to benefit the Houston Food Bank. It was created by local food talk show host Cleverley Stone and has grown from a one-week event into a month-long […]

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The Full Menu: Best Places to Eat in the Museum District

Posted on · On June 28, 2016 Houston Matters paid a visit to Houston’s Museum District to tape a full show in front of a live audience at the Asia Society Texas Center. The 2016 Houston Matters Roadshow focused on the Museum District and so we asked our trio of Houston food writers, who collaborate to bring you our monthly […]

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The Full Menu: The Best Places to Eat in Sugar Land

Posted on · On a recent edition of Houston Matters, we asked for your suggestions for future topics for the show. Several listeners requested we talk about food in areas outside of Houston’s inner loop. So, we put that idea to the trio of Houston food writers who collaborate to bring you our monthly food segment, The Full Menu, and […]