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The Full Menu: Revisiting Houston’s Signature Food

Posted on · Three years ago, we invited three local foodies to come and discuss what they thought should be Houston’s signature food. That conversation between food writers Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice, and Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, evolved into our monthly food segment, The Full Menu. Now, they’re back to […]

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The State of Houston Politics and Government, and Political Roundup: Wednesday’s Show (May 3, 2017)

Posted on · Today on Houston Matters, we continue our 3rd annual State of Houston series with a look at the state of politics and government in Greater Houston with the help of Andrew Schneider, News 88.7’s politics and government reporter Also this hour…

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DiverseCity: Adjusting to the Flat Terrain of Houston

Posted on · We meet Houstonian Alejandro Prado, who is originally from Venezuela. He talks about adjusting to the flat terrain — and wonderful food — of Greater Houston. This segment is part of DiverseCity, a year-long initiative looking at what Houston’s diversity really means for the city. We’ll be examining how it connects or divides us and how it shapes […]

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Local Food Highlighted at Rice University Farm-to-Fork Dinner

Posted on · (Above: Plates from a recent Farm-to-Fork Dinner at Rice. Photo: Maggie Martin, Houston Public Media) A couple times a year, Rice University hosts Farm-to-Fork, a dinner that highlights food from local farmers. The meal is prepared by a chef at the university who only uses food from the Rice Farmers Market. Houston Matters producer Maggie […]

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The Full Menu: Favorite Places for Frozen Treats and Baked Goods

Posted on · (Above: A chocolate chip cookie from Tiny Boxwoods. Photo Courtesy: User Julia A. on Yelp) On the latest installment of The Full Menu, food writers Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine and David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine, talk about their favorite places to get dessert in Greater Houston. Restaurants Mentioned in This Edition: Fat Cat Creamery […]

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Political Roundup, and The Full Menu: Wednesday’s Show (April 5, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories — with an eye toward how they might affect Houston and Texas. This week, we discuss everything from President Trump meeting with several global leaders this week (including President Xi Jinping from China), his son-in-law’s visit to Iraq, Supreme […]

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The Full Menu: Best Places to Watch Sports

Posted on · March is a month of madness, of both the college basketball and St. Patrick’s Day varieties. It’s also a month when basketball and hockey teams make their push for the playoffs, while MLS gets rolling, and Major League Baseball commences with spring training. In other words, it’s a busy time for sports – and for […]

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Political Roundup, and the Best Places to Watch Sports in Houston: Wednesday’s Show (March 1, 2017)

Posted on · For the first time, President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night (Feb. 28, 2017). Plus the Texas Legislature continued into its eighth week. On this edition of Houston Matters, we convene our weekly political roundup to discuss the those and other political stories happening at the national, state and local level. […]

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The Full Menu: Fantasy Potluck Meal

Posted on · Since football is on everyone’s mind in Houston, our gaggle of local food writers are starting their own fantasy league — but not fantasy football. On the latest installment of The Full Menu, they’re creating a fantasy potluck party with a meal comprised of their favorite dishes from around town. As always, our collection of guests is its […]

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Texas’ Role in Developing Automated Vehicles: Thursday’s Show (February 2, 2017)

Posted on · Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation named Texas as one of ten regions where the agency will test automated vehicle technology. The federal agency says the state’s booming population and economy make it an ideal test site for automated and connected vehicle technology. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss this initiative, the latest […]

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The Full Menu: Where to Find Healthy Food in the New Year

Posted on · On the latest installment of The Full Menu, food writers Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine and David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine, talk about places to get healthy food options to help you keep those New Year’s resolutions in 2017. Restaurants Mentioned in This Edition: Green Seed Pat Greer’s Kitchen Café Th Local Foods Dish […]

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The 2016 Houston Matters Roadshow: Wednesday’s Show (December 28, 2016)

Posted on · Houston’s Museum District is home to 19 cultural institutions dedicated to the promotion of science, history, the arts and culture. We’re home to America’s sixth-largest art museum and to the nation’s only museum primarily dedicated to the legacy of African-American soldiers. Our Museum District boasts centers for photography, art and contemporary craft. On this special edition […]

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Discovering the Rich Culture and History of Houston’s Food

Posted on · The stories of a city’s food are the stories of its humanity. As Houston food writer David Leftwich writes in a recent article, if you learn how a city eats, how it feeds itself year after year, then you’ll learn how it lives, its history and the stories of the hidden bonds that connect its citizens […]