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    November 24, 2014

    This Week In Food Events: The Black Friday/Small Business Saturday Edition

    Everyone's gearing up for Thanksgiving, so the beginning of this week is quiet, but the holiday season gears up in a big way on Black Friday. Check out this calendar for dining deals, special beer tappings and more. Tuesday, November 25 Demystifying French Wines Many people find French wine inti ... More >>

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    November 17, 2014

    This Week In Food Events: It's Beaujolais Time

    Tuesday, November 18 Chocolate and Charity With The Houston Texans Cacao & Cardamom, the Galleria-area shop known for its luxurious exotic chocolates, is hosting an event benefiting the Chester Pitts Charitable Foundation. Players for the Houston Texans, as well former Houston Texans player and am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Celebrate 1 Year with Union Kitchen - Kingwood

    Earlier this week, Julep launched a month-long happy hour featuring classic libations that pay homage to the spirit of the South. From now until Deember 9, get a taste of 30 cocktails -- including Mississippi Punch, which references the popular sport of boxing in the South; and the Meyer Lemon Thund ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    Triniti Offers Us Sanctuari--And Great Cocktails

    The only people busier than the bartenders at last week's opening of Sanctuari Bar at Triniti were the valets. Were there more people pouring through the front door than cocktails into glasses? It's entirely possible -- by 8 p.m., after our media preview had ended, the new bar space was wall-to-wall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Where to Eat in Honor of the Top 8 Teams in the World Cup

    Yes, yes, we're all heartbroken over the United States' heartwrenching, nail biting loss to Belgium on Tuesday. We're bitter and angry but damn proud of our team (especially Tim Howard--hey, Superman!). Just because the home team is out of the running doesn't mean we're going to stop watching game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Get Hoppy With Us

    Houston Press Hoppy Hour @ MKT Bar Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. 1001 Austin Join the Houston Press at MKT Bar tonight for Hoppy Hour featuring four Karbach brews: Love Street Summer Seasonal, Weisse Versa Wheat, Hop Delusion and Weekend Warrior Pale Ale. Sip on a beer flight for $7, or throw in food p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    A Fantastic Rosé for Houston to Call Its Own

    Americans have a truly unique relationship with rosé. During the 1970s and 1980s, when middle-class Americans were becoming wine-aware for the first time in our nation's history, the wine industry aggressively marketed cheaply made "blush" wines to the masses. Lancers Rosé, Mateus Rosé, and "Whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    We've Got Your Final Menu of Menus Lineup Right Here

    Wow, what a week it's been for Menu of Menus. Fifteen new restaurants signed up to join us on April 8 (that's next Tuesday) from 7 to 10 p.m. at Silver Street Station for food, drinks and the epic Iron Fork competition. BB's Cafe will be on hand, no doubt serving up delicious Cajun-style fare, as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Wear Your Green & Drink Green Beer

    2nd Haak Madeira Food Truck, Art and Culinary Festival @ Haak Vineyard & Winery Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 6310 Avenue T., Santa Fe Spend your Saturday at Haak Vineyard & Winery during the 2nd Haak Madeira Food Truck, Art and Culinary Festival. Angie's Cake, Mom & Eddie's, Foreign Policy and Speers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Don't Drink The Green Fairy ... Eat It With an Absinthe Meal at Bistro Provence

    I imagine that before 2007, many people in the United States had never tried Absinthe. That year, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau made it legal to buy and sell in America, provided it was free of thujones, the chemical compound in wormwood that was long thought to produce the libation's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Surf & Turf Special at Fleming's & A Beer Class For Ladies Only

    From now until April 13, each Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar location will offer its signature three-course filet and lobster-pairing dish for $39.95. Begin the meal with a pan-seared scallop served atop goat cheese polenta and either the New Wedge salad complete with grape tomatoes, red onio ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 6, 2014

    Where to Eat on Valentine's Day

    FYI, it's on a Friday.

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    Where to Eat on Saint Valentine's Day 2014: FYI, It's On A Friday

    This year, Valentine's Day is on a Friday. In other words, everyone will be vying for a reservation at one of the many Houston restaurants offering a special meal on the day of romance. Don't be that guy or gal who forgets to make a reservation in advance, especially if your special someone is expec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Wine 101 at Camerata & French King's Cake at Bistro Provence

    On Tuesday, December 31, The League of Extraordinary Brewers invites you to "A Craft Beer New Year." All proceeds will benefit the Brewery Incubator, created to assist Texas breweries establish their businesses. Enjoy a beer pairing dinner at 7 p.m. for $75, followed by the New Year's Party at 9 p.m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Where to Dine Out in Houston on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2013 (No Dishes To Do!)

    Eliminate some of the holiday stress this year by letting some of the best Houston chefs serve you and your family on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. After you've finished shopping, decorated the house and welcomed all of your family members into your home, you deserve a scrumptious meal prepared b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Want To Eat Out for Thanksgiving This Year? Houston Restaurants Have What You Need

    Thanksgiving will be here before you know it, so make sure you have plans to feed every hungry mouth in your family on November 28. A multitude of Houston restaurants are here to make this food-centric holiday less stressful by opening up their kitchens to do the cooking for you, and you know it's g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    It's National Wine Week; Celebrate With a Glass of Vino at These Events

    The 53rd Annual National Wine Week, sponsored by the Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, is celebrated from September 16 through September 20. Of course, because it's an SWRG event, it tends to take place exclusively at Smith & Wollensky restaurants across the country, but we don't really like the i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Wine Pairing Dinners, Cocktails at the Zoo & More

    On Tuesday, September 17, at 7 p.m., Bistro Provence wants to treat you to an evening with rosé wines during La Vie en Rosé. Enjoy a four-course meal paired with rosé wines from French Country Wines for $70. Start with grilled almonds and tomato tapenade, followed by a watercress gazpacho, then s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Upcoming Events: $10 Wine-Tasting Class for Dad & a BBQ Book Signing

    Give Dad an early Father's Day gift by signing him up for the Wine Workshop: Wines for Father's Day -- "An ode to Dad" at Central Market this Monday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. This demonstration class is run by the Central Market Beer & Wine Experts, who will take each participant on a tour through the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend

    Memorial Day Prep and Kolache Breakfast at Revival Market Saturday, 8 a.m. 550 Heights Boulevard If you've got a lot of prep work for a Memorial Day weekend cookout, Revival Market is giving you an incentive to get out of the house and get going this Saturday morning. The special Saturday breakfast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Jean-Philippe Guy Bids Adieu to Bistro Provence and Bonjour to French Country Wines

    After weeks of behind-the-scenes maneuvering to get his importer license and divest himself from French restaurant Bistro Provence, owner Jean-Philippe Guy is switching from one French venture to another. Guy owned Memorial-area Bistro Provence with his wife, Genevieve, for 15 years and the couple ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2013

    Eat, Play, Love

    Houston's 10 most romantic restaurants.

  • Dining

    February 7, 2013

    Valentine's Day Dining

    Houston restaurants have special deals to help you take your sweetie out to dinner.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Houston's 10 Most Romantic Restaurants: Start Planning Your Valentine's Day Dinner Now

    In case you hadn't heard, Valentine's Day falls on a Thursday this year. And in next week's print edition, our own Christina Uticone will have a round-up of all the Valentine's Day dinner deals and special menus you can shake a dozen roses at. This is not that round-up. There are 10 types of people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Last-Minute New Year's Eve Plans and New Menus for the New Year

    Still no plans for New Year's Eve? You only have a few days left to plan, but here's a last-minute suggestion that features some of the most important dishes for celebrating the New Year: oysters, cabbage and greens. (No black-eyed peas, but you can make yourself a pot of those the next day as a com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Your Stress-Free Holiday Dining Guide: Where to Eat on Christmas Eve 2012

    Shopping for family, sending gifts to loved ones afar and decorating the house with an obnoxious amount of holiday decor tends to build quite a lot of stress each Christmas. So, we all love anything that eliminates some of the holiday stress. Let some of your favorite restaurants around Houston do t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Your Stress-Free Holiday Dining Guide: Where to Eat on Christmas Eve 2012

    Shopping for family, sending gifts to loved ones afar and decorating the house with an obnoxious amount of holiday decor tends to build quite a lot of stress each Christmas. So, we all love anything that eliminates some of the holiday stress. Let some of your favorite restaurants around Houston do t ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 29, 2012

    Spoiler Alert!

    A handy infographic guide to the shelf life of fruit.

  • Dining

    November 22, 2012

    Dining Out on Turkey Day

    Our guide to restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Dining Out on Turkey Day: Where to Eat This Thanksgiving

    Let's face it, sometimes a "home-cooked" meal in a restaurant is better than anything we can whip up at home. Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most difficult, time-consuming and stressful meals to make if you don't normally cook meals at home. But, there's one thing to be thankful for this year, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat: David Denis, Jean-Philippe Guy and Philippe Schmit

    When we think of French dining in Houston, the following three chefs should assuredly come to mind: David Denis, Jean-Philippe Guy, and Philippe Schmit. David Denis has made a name for himself with his elegant Le Mistral Restaurant on the Energy Corridor, where big-name oil execs come to sample exqu ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 8, 2012

    A Prince Among Rosés: Tempier Bandol

    When you taste wine, its initial impact is visual. The color and transparency or opacity of the wine is the first in a series of four "tasting" moments: Visual, olfactive, tactile/gustatory, temporal/mnemonic. In other words, the impressions that the wine makes on your eyes, nose, mouth, and memory. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Upcoming Events: A Birthday Barbecue at the Best Block in Houston

    This Thursday, June 7, head out to the so-called Best Block in Houston to help celebrate the birthday of a local legend, pitmaster Adam Fisher. From 6 to 10 p.m., the Continental Club will be hosting a birthday extravaganza for Fisher, whose barbecue has been a fixture at the concert venue for a doz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Vive La France: Central Market Kicks off Passport France with a Bang

    You really have to appreciate it when someone throws a party and goes all out, no expense spared. That's what Central Market did for its Passport France kickoff event this past Thursday evening, which was held in a white tented affair that had the high society feel of the Kentucky Derby. Indeed, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Mother's Day 2012: Where to Eat on the Mother of All Dining Holidays

    She changed diapers, bandaged scraped knees, drove to and from a million extra-curricular activities, cooked, cleaned and still managed to love you as a teenager -- taking your mom out for a nice meal is the least you can do on Mother's Day. Luckily there is no shortage of restaurants in town willin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Take Your Pick of Avocado, Snails and Beer

    Fed up with Cinco de Mayo? Just want to do something different from the rest of the crowd this weekend? Then head out to the 6th annual Polish Festival this weekend. The two-day festival will take place at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church (1731 Blalock Drive) from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow and 11 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Look at That S Car Go

    It's not just a punchline to a joke in that classic holiday movie, Trading Places. Now it's also a Houston food truck. L'es-Car-Go -- pronounced just like l'escargot -- will be the city's first all-French food truck. Jean-Philippe and Genevieve Guy, owners of the 14-year-old Bistro Provence in Memo ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Upcoming Events: Hairy Bikers Heat Up Houston

    Hairy Bikers hosts Bill Allen and Paul Patranella will be in town tonight at District Lounge.​The History Channel came to Houston recently, and the bloggers behind spicy food blog Eat More Heat were tapped to help the show Hairy Bikers with the Ultra-Hot Chile Burger Challenge that will be fea ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Upcoming Events: A Taste of Triniti and Brews on the Bayou

    Photo by Paul KnightBrews (and booze, if you go inside and order it) will be served on the bayou at Brenner's upcoming Beer Fest.​This weekend, if you aren't headed to our own BestFest, check out the 3rd annual Wine Festival on the Kemah Boardwalk on Saturday, September 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. Mo ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Free Tastings of Gourmet Flavored Oil and Vinegar at Olive & Vine

    White truffle oil is dispensed directly from the stainless steel fusti. ​In Europe, where small specialty shops abound, it wouldn't be unusual to find a store that specializes in selling extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. But in a city like Houston that is home to mega grocery behem ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    La Vie en Lavender at Bistro Provence

    Lavender and fennel tartlet.​The delicate squash blossom was coated and fried in a light lavender batter. The snapper was served on a bed of confit nectarines and lavender rice. The tartlet was redolent with lavender, mixed with the strongly herbal taste of fennel. Even the duck leg was glazed ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    My Five Favorite Virgin Cocktails

    mhaithacaShirley Temple. ​For the record, I am not pregnant. But a startling proportion of my friends are heading into their second and third trimesters this summer and therefore are unable to join me in multiple rounds of margaritas. Rather than drink alone, I have decided to explore the wor ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Righting the Wrong of Rosé

    ​Remember the "pink" and "blush" wines from the 1970s, like the one pictured right? They were mass-produced and mass-marketed blends of white and red grapes with high alcohol content (and often with added sugar) intended for the swinging cocktail set of the era. And while we all had a grand t ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    ​This year marks the 100th anniversary of Mardi Gras on Galveston Island. But while the whole island will be celebrating starting today through March 8, you can have your own celebration further inland New Orleans-style at Brennan's. The restaurant will be hosting a Mardi Gras celebration on ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Looking to Ring In the New Year at a Restaurant?​Sick of lame parties and crowded bars and a night that rarely lives up to its billing? Can't bear the thought of another New Year's Eve with Ryan Seacrest? Need a place to grab a bite before hitting the dancefloor? It's been a hard year, Houston. Why not ease your way i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2006

    Butterball Run

    Steven Devadanam for HouStoned Images Ltd., Ulmtd. Team Corkscrew member Andy Adams and a Beaujolais Nouveau mascot re-enact the crash. (No mascots were harmed in this photo.) Four teams, four turkeys, two baby strollers, a grocery cart and a wheelbarrow: It sounds like a list for one of our C ... More >>

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    Greek Mixology

    Mykonos Island's Nepenthe

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    July 22, 1999

    French Bliss

    Bistro Provence

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