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From Diners, To BBQ, To Cajun: Houston’s Pappas Restaurant Chain Celebrates 50 Years

Posted on · If you've lived in Houston for long, you've probably set foot in a Pappas restaurant. The Houston-based chain opened its first restaurant, Dot Coffee Shop, 50 years ago. Christina Pappas shares some of the company's history with Houston Matters.

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The Full Menu: Local Restaurants Respond To Harvey With Food And Comfort

Posted on · Houston food writers discuss how local restaurants have responded to Hurricane Harvey by feeding evacuees and first-responders -- and by offering a return to normalcy.

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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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Political Roundup, and Shopping for a Hurricane Emergency Kit: Wednesday’s Show (June 7, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political round up and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss a report from the NSA saying Russia’s military intelligence agency launched a cyber attack on a US company that provides election services ahead of the 2016 election, and Gov. Greg Abbott […]

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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…