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The Full Menu: New Restaurant Offerings in Greater Houston

Posted on · It seems like almost every day new restaurants are springing up in Greater Houston. We last dedicated time to those new places when we first began our foodie segment, The Full Menu, two years ago. So, we felt it was time to revisit new openings and see what the city has to offer. Our gaggle […]

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The Full Menu: Best Spots for 2016 Houston Restaurant Weeks

Posted on · Houston Restaurant Weeks, or HRW, began in 2003 as a way to help boost business in August – a normally quiet month for the restaurant industry – and to benefit the Houston Food Bank. It was created by local food talk show host Cleverley Stone and has grown from a one-week event into a month-long […]

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The Full Menu: Houston’s Best Pizza

Posted on · When it comes to pizza, New York has it by the slice, Chicago has its deep dish and Houston has well — what does Houston have? In the latest edition of The Full Menu, we asked our Houston food writers to take us on a tour of the city’s pizza places. Our conversation features: Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia […]

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Chef Robert Del Grande Discusses His 35 Years in the Houston Culinary Scene

Posted on · Chef Robert Del Grande began his life as a biochemist in California. But after chasing a girl (his wife Mimi) to Houston, he joined her at her sister’s restaurant called Café Annie. What followed over his next 35 years in the Houston culinary scene included winning the city’s first James Beard Best Chefs – Southwest Award […]

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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, […]