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How The #MeToo Movement May Have Played A Role In Houston’s James Beard Award Nominations

Posted on · A record number of chefs and restaurant owners from the Houston area have been named semifinalists for James Beard awards. But some say who didn't get nominated is just as interesting. Houston Matters takes a closer look.

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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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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 […]