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The Full Menu: The Best Places to Eat in Sugar Land

Posted on · On a recent edition of Houston Matters, we asked for your suggestions for future topics for the show. Several listeners requested we talk about food in areas outside of Houston’s inner loop. So, we put that idea to the trio of Houston food writers who collaborate to bring you our monthly food segment, The Full […]

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New James Beard Book Features Houston Restaurant

Posted on · Since 1998, the James Beard Foundation (JBF) America's Classics Award has recognized regional restaurants known for their timeless appeal and which serve quality food that reflects the character of their communities. The foundation has given more than 100 such establishments this recognition during the annual JBF Restaurant and Chef Awards Gala that takes place every […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Full Menu: The Best and Worst of Houston Food in 2015

Posted on · Our foodies Eric Sandler from CultureMap Houston, Katharine Shilcutt from Houstonia Magazine and David Leftwich from Sugar and Rice would say this year has been a good one for Houston food – but how good is good? This week we bring you a two-part edition of The Full Menu. In the first half we hear […]

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Climate Summit Impact, Restaurants, and Books: Wednesday’s Show (December 9, 2015)

Posted on · The world has been watching Paris in recent days as the city hosts the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, known as COP21. But, since we’re a show that focuses on Houston, we wondered how might climate change decisions made at the summit affect industry here? On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with […]

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The Full Menu: Where to Take Out-of-Towners

Posted on · This month our gaggle of foodies wanted to give you a list of places to go when visitors or family come to town. Whether you want to share Texas staples like steak, barbecue, or Tex-Mex…or you want to introduce visitors to the rest of the food world here, we’ve got you covered in this edition […]

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The Full Menu: Great Places to Eat in the Energy Corridor

Posted on · When curious about menu offerings across Greater Houston, we turn to our gaggle of foodies: Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine, and Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston. Katharine, David, and Eric join us onstage to discuss their favorite restaurants and offerings in the Energy Corridor area in a special […]

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Slime in the Ice Machine: Health Inspectors Keep Houston Restaurants Clean

Posted on · There are about 40 people tasked by the city’s Department of Health and Human Services with inspecting thousands of restaurants in the city of Houston. Throw in the many food trucks in the region, and these inspectors are kept busy. One man — Abeid Fells — sets aside just a little bit of time between […]

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Voter ID Law Impact and Health Inspections: Wednesday’s Show (August 19, 2015)

Posted on · According to a joint study released this month by Rice University and the University of Houston, the state’s voter ID requirements might have impacted the outcome of a congressional race by keeping voters in an Hispanic-majority district — many of whom had proper ID — from going to the polls. On this edition of Houston […]