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The Full Menu: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston Food in 2014

Posted on · A lot happens each year in Houston’s burgeoning food scene — some of it good, some of it bad and some of it downright ugly. To take a look back at the year in Houston food, we assemble our regular panel of food writers: Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine, and Eric […]

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

Posted on · Tis the holiday season and a time when food is king. But what is considered holiday fare in Houston and where are the best places to go for foodie gifts? In our monthly segment, The Full Menu, we asked our food experts — Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine and Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston — […]

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Kids and Mental Health, The Full Menu, and Kat Edmonson: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Posted on · According to the American Psychiatric Association, as many as one in ten children between the ages of six and 12 experience the “persistent feelings of sadness” associated with depression. According to the CDC and the Health Resources and Services Administration, more than one in ten children ages four to 17 have been diagnosed with attention deficit […]

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The Full Menu: Where to Find the Best Comfort Food & Burgers in Houston

Posted on · What are the best places for comfort food in Greater Houston? Where are the best burgers? In our monthly segment, The Full Menu, we learn more about both, from three Houston foodies: Today’s conversation features: Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine and Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston. Restaurants Featured in This Segment: Comfort Food: Luby’s […]

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The Full Menu: Navigating Houston Restaurant Weeks and Where to Get Good Italian Food in H-Town

Posted on · August is one of the busiest months in Houston for restaurants, that’s largely thanks to Houston Restaurant Weeks or HRW. Actually it’s more like Houston Restaurant month because the event runs until the end of August. The idea is to have high-end eateries provide special menus with some of the proceeds going directly to the […]

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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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Houston on the Cheap & Life After the Spelling Bee: Houston Matters for Fri., March 28, 2014

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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Is Houston on the A-List? Plus Rod Rice Retires & The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Houston News: Houston Matters for Friday, January 17, 2014

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we take up the notion of Houston as an “A-list” city, in terms of concerts and performing arts, the sports world, and among foodies. As a city “up there” with other major cities in those specific worlds. Do the top performers make a point of touring here? Do we present […]