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The Full Menu: The Best and Worst of Houston Food in 2015

Posted on · Our foodies Eric Sandler from CultureMap Houston, Katharine Shilcutt from Houstonia Magazine and David Leftwich from Sugar and Rice would say this year has been a good one for Houston food – but how good is good? This week we bring you a two-part edition of The Full Menu. In the first half we hear about this year’s […]

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The Year in Education, Philip Glass, and The Full Menu: Tuesday’s show (December 22, 2015)

Posted on · From legislative and judicial battles over school funding in Texas, to debate on area college campuses over how to implement the state’s new campus carry law, to oral arguments (again) before the Supreme Court over the use of affirmative action in college admissions, there were a lot of big developments in education here in Houston […]

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The Full Menu: Where to Eat in Houston Late at Night

Posted on · With the holiday season in full swing, there might be some more opportunities to be out late at night and looking for food. So we gave our Houston food writers the task of tracking down those illustrious late-night eating venues in and outside the loop, in this latest edition of The Full Menu. Today’s conversation […]

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Traffic Stop Bias and Where to Eat Late: Wednesday’s Show (December 2, 2015)

Posted on · An analysis of Texas DPS data on traffic stops from 2003 to 2014 show black drivers in the Lone Star State are more likely to be searched than white drivers, and less likely to be let go with a warning. The Austin American-Statesman reported late last month (Nov. 22, 2015) researchers at the University of North […]

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Revisiting The Full Menu: The Best Places for Holiday Food, and Houston Bakeries

Posted on · Last year, when we began our foodie segment The Full Menu, our food writers discussed some traditional holiday fare, desserts and bakeries in Houston. We wanted to revisit that conversation to get your mouth salivating, so here it is, The Full Menu holiday and baked good rundown. Places, Items and Recipes Featured in This Segment: […]

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The Full Menu: Where to Take Out-of-Towners

Posted on · This month our gaggle of foodies wanted to give you a list of places to go when visitors or family come to town. Whether you want to share Texas staples like steak, barbecue, or Tex-Mex…or you want to introduce visitors to the rest of the food world here, we’ve got you covered in this edition […]

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The Full Menu: Houston’s Best Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free & Kosher Food

Posted on · If you happened to be vegetarian, vegan or have a gluten-free diet in the city of Houston about ten years ago — good luck finding tasty food or really anything beyond some form of iceberg lettuce salad. Nowadays though, there are a wealth of choices for anyone with special dietary needs, well so say our […]

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The Full Menu: Great Places to Eat in the Energy Corridor

Posted on · When curious about menu offerings across Greater Houston, we turn to our gaggle of foodies: Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine, and Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston. Katharine, David, and Eric join us onstage to discuss their favorite restaurants and offerings in the Energy Corridor area in a special edition of The Full Menu. Establishments Mentioned […]

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The First-Ever Houston Matters Road Show: Monday’s Show (September 14, 2015)

Posted on · Houston Matters recently (Aug. 18, 2015) took a trip to the Energy Corridor to record a special edition of the show in front of a live audience at the Holiday Inn Houston West. Crude oil prices are at a six year low, contributing to oil company layoffs and bankruptcies over the last year. And yet, […]

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The Full Menu: Houston’s Best Vietnamese Food

Posted on · Next to Tex-Mex, another popular restaurant type in Houston is Vietnamese cuisine. The Midtown area was the original home to Vietnamese refugees in the mid-70s after the fall of Saigon. In fact, Houston by 1981 had the largest Vietnamese population outside of California. Nowadays, you’ll come across Vietnamese restaurants along Bellaire Boulevard and even stretching […]

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The Full Menu: The Best Houston Hot Dogs, Ice Cream and Snow Cones

Posted on · As promised when we discussed hot dogs last month, our gaggle of food writers deliver an edition of The Full Menu focused entirely on hot dogs…well, almost. With temperatures hitting the triple digits, we also asked them to include their favorite spots for ice cream and snow cones. Today’s conversation features: Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich […]

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In Honor of Hot Dog Month — The History of Hot Dogs in Houston

Posted on · July is National Hot Dog Month! So we tasked Houston Matters producer Edel Howlin with learning more about how this beloved summertime food is celebrated in Greater Houston. We learn about the first major hot dog vendors in Houston – James and Tom Papadakis, the founders of James Coney Island. Find out why it was called James […]

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The Full Menu: Houston’s Best Coffee Shops

Posted on · Houston’s port is one of a number of the nation’s coffee exchange ports — where coffee is traded and exchanged on the stock market. So it was inevitable that the green coffee being held at the port would eventually find its way to some local roasters for finessing. But who are those roasters and where can you […]

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The Full Menu: Greater Houston’s Best BBQ

Posted on · The Full Menu has been on the air nearly ten months now and not once has the topic of barbecue been fleshed out. However, today — thanks to a listener request — that changes. Our gaggle of food writers talk about their favorite places in Greater Houston to get barbecue. Today’s conversation features: Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David […]

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The Full Menu: Exploring European Eateries

Posted on · Houston is often heralded as the most diverse city in the country, and recently the Houston Chronicle, in partnership with Houston Public Media, began profiling the million foreign-born residents here. A lot of the people working in the Greater Houston region are from different parts of Europe. So it seemed like a good time to ask […]