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Celebrating Bastille Day with French Cuisine

Posted on · Bastille Day is Monday, July 14. If you don’t know your French history, the holiday celebrates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. In an international city like Houston, of course, there are plenty of people here celebrating that day, including these two French chefs, Philippe […]

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The Full Menu: What’s New in the Houston Food Scene

Posted on · There are lots of great restaurant choices in Houston, but with new ones popping up left and right it’s often hard to stay on top of what’s happening in the ever-flourishing Houston food scene. Fortunately, there are also a number of people who are dedicated to exploring and then writing about the Houston food scene […]

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Houston’s Signature Food, and Baking Bread: Houston Matters for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Posted on · Chicago has deep-dish pizza. Philly has cheesesteaks. Pittsburgh puts slaw and French fries on sandwiches. St. Louisans devour toasted ravioli. Many major cities boast one signature food – one dish that’s served all over town, that helps to define the community, that stands out above the rest. Houston, it would seem, is not one of […]

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How to Have Fun in Houston on the Cheap

Posted on · No doubt about it: There’s lots to do in Greater Houston. But some of it can be pretty darned expensive. A nice dinner out, a show, a little shopping, parking – if you’re not careful, you can spend a lot of scratch in just one night on the town. But you don’t have to. There […]

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What Restaurants Is Houston Missing?

Posted on · Greater Houston has a varied and growing restaurant industry. There are few things we’re missing in Greater Houston, food-wise. And we have options for just about any budget. But amid so many options for our food dollar, how challenging is it to maintain a restaurant in Houston? We consider the restaurant scene in Houston from […]

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Valentine’s Day: It’s Not Just for Lovers

Posted on · February 14th is a day that can divide people. Some love it. Some hate it. Some see it merely as a Hallmark holiday – manufactured to guilt you into buying cards, candy, teddy bears with hearts on them, jewelry and the like. Houston Matters Producer Conner Clifton falls into the hater category, but he has […]

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50 Restaurants That Define Houston Dining

Posted on · Houstonia Magazine recently published its list of the 50 Restaurants That Define Houston Dining. Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin went to one of the restaurants on the list — Liberty Kitchen and Oyster Bar in The Heights — with writers Katharine Shilcutt and Robb Walsh to learn why they chose the restaurants they did and what kinds of eateries […]