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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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Full Show: Restaurants And The #MeToo Movement, And Gentrification Of The Third Ward (Feb. 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Could the #MeToo movement have played a role in who didn't get selected as a James Beard Award semifinalist? Then, we explore the gentrification of Houston's Third Ward. Our non-experts break down The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the week’s news. And we find some people actually participating in the winter sport of curling here in Houston.

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Full Show: Lost Restaurants, And Houston Ballet Gets A New Floor (Oct. 24, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss the economic impact of the World Series coming to Houston. We recall the important local restaurants of yore that have since disappeared. And we learn about the Houston Ballet getting a new floor, which will enable performances to continue after Harvey.

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From Diners, To BBQ, To Cajun: Houston’s Pappas Restaurant Chain Celebrates 50 Years

Posted on · If you've lived in Houston for long, you've probably set foot in a Pappas restaurant. The Houston-based chain opened its first restaurant, Dot Coffee Shop, 50 years ago. Christina Pappas shares some of the company's history with Houston Matters.

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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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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Houston Restaurants Help Out After Harvey (Sept. 20, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday’s edition of Houston Matters: We discuss the latest political stories. We learn how local restaurants have stepped up to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. And some New Orleans musicians help out their Houston counterparts after the storm.