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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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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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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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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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Texas’ Role in Developing Automated Vehicles: Thursday’s Show (February 2, 2017)

Posted on · Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation named Texas as one of ten regions where the agency will test automated vehicle technology. The federal agency says the state’s booming population and economy make it an ideal test site for automated and connected vehicle technology. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss this initiative, the latest […]