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The Full Menu: The Best Houston Tex-Mex, Tacos and Mex-Mex

Posted on · Houston Matters’ gaggle of food writers go in search of Greater Houston’s best Tex-Mex, best tacos and best places for Mex-Mex. Today’s conversation features: Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine, and Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston. Establishments Featured in This Segment: Tex Mex: Ninfa’s La Haceinda Teotihuacan El Real Spanish Flowers Chapultepec Lupita El Tiempo […]

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The State of Houston Transportation and Houston’s Best Tex-Mex: Wednesday’s Show (April 15, 2015)

Posted on · On today’s Houston Matters, we continue our week-long series exploring “The State of Houston” with a conversation about transportation in Greater Houston. We talk with News 88.7 Transportation Reporter Gail Delaughter about transportation issues that affect Houstonians and the region — everything from public transit, to highway construction to traffic congestion. Then: in the latest installment of The Full Menu, […]

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The Full Menu: Best Appetizers, Entrees, Crawfish and Desserts in Greater Houston

Posted on · From time to time we give our foodies a challenge to explore Houston food in a different way. This time we asked them to take us on a progressive dinner adventure, from a starter to a main course and finally to a dessert at restaurants in and around the Greater Houston region. We also asked […]

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Juvenile Justice, Equal Pay and The Full Menu: Wednesday’s show (March 4, 2015)

Posted on · A federal civil rights investigation into law enforcement and criminal justice in Ferguson, Missouri will be released Wednesday. A law enforcement official familiar with the report tells NPR the investigation determined blacks were disproportionately targeted by police and the justice system, leading to – or reinforcing – a lack of trust in both police and the courts. […]

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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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Water Quantity, The Full Menu, and Chase Untermeyer: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Posted on · On past programs, we’ve explored water quality in Greater Houston. On this edition of the program, we talk about water quantity, and efforts underway to ensure there will be enough water for a growing Greater Houston community in the years to come. We’ also learn about a debate in Montgomery County over groundwater access. Also […]

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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 Magazine, and Eric […]

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The Full Menu: The Best Places for Holiday Food, and Houston Bakeries

Posted on · Tis the holiday season and a time when food is king. But what is considered holiday fare in Houston and where are the best places to go for foodie gifts? 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 — […]

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Kids and Mental Health, The Full Menu, and Kat Edmonson: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Posted on · According to the American Psychiatric Association, as many as one in ten children between the ages of six and 12 experience the “persistent feelings of sadness” associated with depression. According to the CDC and the Health Resources and Services Administration, more than one in ten children ages four to 17 have been diagnosed with attention deficit […]

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The Full Menu: Where to Find the Best Comfort Food & Burgers in Houston

Posted on · What are the best places for comfort food in Greater Houston? Where are the best burgers? In our monthly segment, The Full Menu, we learn more about both, from three Houston foodies: Today’s conversation features: Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine and Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston. Restaurants Featured in This Segment: Comfort Food: Luby’s […]

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Post-Election Analysis, The Full Menu, and NEA Chair: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Posted on · Republicans across Texas celebrated another sweep of statewide offices Tuesday night. Greg Abbott was elected Governor, and Dan Patrick Lieutenant Governor. Sid Miller was elected Agriculture Commissioner, George P. Bush won his bid for General Land Office Commissioner, Glenn Hegar becomes the new Comptroller, and Ryan Sitton was elected Railroad Commissioner. U.S. Senator John Cornyn […]

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The Full Menu: Houston’s Best Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants

Posted on · What are the best hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Greater Houston? What are some of the best places to eat outside the loop? In our monthly segment, The Full Menu, we learn more from three Houston foodies: Today’s conversation features: Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine and Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston. Restaurants Featured in This Segment: […]

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Ebola in Texas, The Full Menu & Dracula: Houston Matters for Wed., Oct. 1, 2014

Posted on · The first person to test positive for Ebola on U.S. soil remains at a Dallas hospital today. Health officials say the patient came to Texas from Liberia earlier this month. He sought care last Friday, and has been hospitalized in isolation since the weekend. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Houston Public […]

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University of Houston President Renu Khator Fields Your Questions: Houston Matters for Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Posted on · Since January 2008, Renu Khator has served as Chancellor of the University of Houston System, and President of UH. In that role, she has overseen an organization serving more than 67 thousand students, and a university system that has a significant impact on the Greater Houston community. She’s the first woman to serve as Chancellor […]

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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 […]