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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 […]

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The Full Menu: A Look at New Restaurants and Indian Food in Houston

Posted on · Now that Houston Restaurant Week is over, Houstonians don’t have to beat the crowds to try new restaurants around town. Plus, where are some of the best places for Indian food? In our monthly segment, The Full Menu, we turn to some Houston foodies to learn more. Restaurants mentioned in this edition: Pax Americana Revival […]

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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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Chef Chris Shepherd Puts Houston Food Scene on the Map with Beard Award

Posted on · Chef Chris Shepherd from the restaurant Underbelly recently won the 2014 James Beard Foundation Award for best chef in the southwest. (The southwest region, in this case, includes Texas, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah). He’s the first Beard Award winner in Houston since 1992. We discuss the significance of the award, not just […]

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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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Houston Matters for Wed., Nov. 13, 2013

Posted on · There are a lot of paths to a quality education. While many may go straight from high school to a four year college, others enter the work force, or the military for a time, and then may return to school. Some attend trade schools or community colleges. Some never pursue higher education. An initiative launched […]