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Justin Yu Is Third Houstonian to Take James Beard Best Chef Southwest Award

Posted on · For the third time, a Houston chef has won the James Beard “Best Chef Southwest” Award. Established in 1990, James Beard awards are generally considered the culinary equivalent of the Oscars. Justin Yu of Oxheart won the award at the James Beard Foundation Gala in Chicago on May 2. It was Yu’s third time as a […]

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The Full Menu: Best Places to Eat in The Heights

Posted on · The Greater Houston region is a big sprawling area, and if you live in one particular part, chances are that’s where you spend most of your time eating out. That’s why, from time to time, we wanted to focus on good food spots in particular neighborhoods. On this edition of The Full Menu, our foodies begin with […]

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The Full Menu: Houston’s Best Food Trucks

Posted on · Food trucks have been a staple in Houston for some years now. Some have had so much success as mobile trucks, their owners have expanded to a fleet of trucks. Others have become popular brick-and-mortar restaurants. And when they leave the food truck game, others pop up to fill the gap — while some prefer […]

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The Full Menu: Houston’s Best Sushi Spots

Posted on · Houston has a lot of sushi places, so it seemed pretty fitting to dedicate an entire edition of The Full Menu to the different sushi choices all over the Greater Houston region. Today’s conversation features: Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine, and Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston. Restaurants Mentioned in This Segment: Kata […]

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Chef Series: A Conversation with Justin Turner of Bernie’s Burger Bus

Posted on · Last month we brought you a conversation with chef and Pearland native Ronnie Killen. This month we bring you a chat with another local chef, Justin Turner, owner and operator of Bernie’s Burger Bus in Belliare, and that’s exactly where Houston Matters producer Edel Howlin is situated right now.

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The Full Menu: Houston’s Best Brunch Destinations

Posted on · You know that time between breakfast and lunch, otherwise known as brunch? When should that time actually start, and where do you go to have the best brunch in town? The only people to ask that question of is our foodies Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine, and Eric Sandler of CultureMap […]

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Chef Series: Ronnie Killen on the Drive for the Best BBQ

Posted on · Chef and restaurateur Ronnie Killen grew up in Pearland. So it was fitting that his first – and subsequent – restaurants should also be located there. He travelled the world studying at Le Cordon Bleu in both Paris and London and nearly became a chef at the White House. But he always knew he wanted […]

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Report: Houston’s Thriving Restaurant Scene Isn’t Savory for Everyone

Posted on · More than 230,000 people work in some 10,000 restaurants in Greater Houston. But a new report says despite the industry’s huge economic impact on the region, working conditions in many of these establishments are poor. We talk about the findings from the recent survey on Houston’s restaurant industry, the recommendations to improve working conditions for restaurants […]

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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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Election Analysis and The Full Menu: Wednesday’s Show (November 4, 2015)

Posted on · Voters repealed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, Sylvester Turner and Bill King are headed to a runoff in the mayoral race, and voters across Greater Houston and Texas cast their ballots on issues like property taxes, term limits for city council members and county bond elections for road projects. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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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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Sandra Bland Lawsuit and The Full Menu: Wednesday’s Show (Aug. 5, 2015)

Posted on · On Tuesday, the family of Sandra Bland filed a federal lawsuit against the Texas Department of Public Safety, a state trooper, two jailers and the Waller County Jail in connection with Bland’s death while in jail custody following her July 10 arrest. Bland’s family say they still haven’t received enough answers about her death and autopsy. […]

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The Full Menu: Mardis Gras Food, Valentine’s Dinner and Super Bowl Food

Posted on · 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 – the best places to get food for Mardi Gras, recommendations for Valentine’s Day dinner, and the best food for your Super Bowl party. Establishments Featured in This Segment: Valentine’s Day: Brennan’s Tony’s […]

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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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Sexual Assault on Campus, Houston’s Consulates, and Chef Chris Shepherd: Houston Matters for Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Posted on · This month, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released a list of colleges being investigated for possible Title IX violations concerning how they handled complaints of sexual violence and harassment. Most of us are familiar with Title IX’s provisions for equal opportunities for women within college athletics, but the law which prohibits […]