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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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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 State of Houston Politics and Government, and Political Roundup: Wednesday’s Show (May 3, 2017)

Posted on · Today on Houston Matters, we continue our 3rd annual State of Houston series with a look at the state of politics and government in Greater Houston with the help of Andrew Schneider, News 88.7’s politics and government reporter Also this hour…

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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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Political Roundup, and the Best Places to Watch Sports in Houston: Wednesday’s Show (March 1, 2017)

Posted on · For the first time, President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night (Feb. 28, 2017). Plus the Texas Legislature continued into its eighth week. On this edition of Houston Matters, we convene our weekly political roundup to discuss the those and other political stories happening at the national, state and local level. […]

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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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Discovering the Rich Culture and History of Houston’s Food

Posted on · The stories of a city’s food are the stories of its humanity. As Houston food writer David Leftwich writes in a recent article, if you learn how a city eats, how it feeds itself year after year, then you’ll learn how it lives, its history and the stories of the hidden bonds that connect its citizens […]

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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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New Police and Fire Chiefs In Houston, Pearl Harbor, and Full Menu: Wednesday’s Show (December 7, 2016)

Posted on · The Houston Chronicle recently published an investigative piece looking at how a patient’s suicide at The Menninger Clinic points to larger problems in transparency with mental health clinics and hospitals.  We talk with Mike Hixenbaugh with The Houston Chronicle about his report Also this hour…

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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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LGBT Friendliness, James Douglas, and The Full Menu: Wednesday’s Show (November 2, 2016)

Posted on · The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization promoting LGBTQ equality, recently unveiled a sort of equality scorecard, which found Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio all fare better than Houston when it comes to being LGBTQ friendly. And it’s not just because the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance was voted down last year. On […]

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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 […]