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  • South Houston Crawfish Fest Delivers Soulful Food with a Zydeco Beat
    May 28 at 7:45 a.m. by Nguyen, Mitchell

    The South Houston Crawfish Festival showed us that crawfish season isn't over yet, delivering steaming hot food (courtesy of Creole Creajuns and Crawdaddy Catering), live music (Ruben Moreno, Jerome Batiste, Tejano Roze, Keyun & the Zydeco Masters)…

     
  • The Newest Places to Dine (and Drink) Al Fresco in Houston
    May 26 at 6:45 a.m. by Gwendolyn Knapp

    Springtime in Houston is all about cashing in on the great weather, and whether you're in the mood for a chill happy hour, a see-and-be-seen weekend, a quick burger with the family or a special date night, these new outdoor spaces fit the bill. Dig…

     
  • The 2nd Annual Houston Whiskey Social Goes Down Smooth
    May 22 at 6:45 a.m. by Doogie Roux

    The 2nd annual Houston Whiskey Social on May 20 provided select single barrel offerings, tastings of whiskies from around the world, and fine food for guests at the HSR Event Center. This year featured a private barrel of bourbon bottled…

     

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  • Houston Press Brings Back Brewfest
    May 21 at 8:39 a.m. by Lawrence Elizabeth Knox

    The 6th annual Houston Press Brewfest drew a large crowd of beer lovers at Silver Street Studios on Saturday afternoon, May 20. The indoor and outdoor festival, presented by Whole Foods Market, featured craft beer samples, local food trucks, and…

     
  • Crawfish is King at Houston Grill Festival
    May 14 at 6:50 a.m. by Ajani Stewart

    The Houston Crawfish, Crab and Grill Festival was held at the Hobby Event Center on Saturday, May 13. Festival-goers put their diets on hold and unleashed their inner zydeco at this I-45 South outpost. They noshed on crawfish, crab and enormous…

     
  • Purr-fectly Posh Cat Cafe Opens in Houston
    May 10 at 6 a.m. by Gwendolyn Knapp

    Meet the snazzy cats of El Gato Coffeehouse and Cat Cottage in the Heights. They're claw-some, have a great cat-titude, and some are even looking for their fur-ever homes. Here's a look at just a few of these potential purr-fect pets, then come…

     
  • What’s With Houston’s <i>Poke</i> Obsession Anyway?
    May 9 at 6:30 a.m. by Gwendolyn Knapp

    Poke is a Hawaiian staple: raw fish marinated in soy sauce or sesame oil. But it appears to be in Houston to stay. Iterations of the raw fish salad have been around in California for decades, but the newfound trend that includes everything from…

     
  • A Closer Look at Brunching in Houston This Mother’s Day 2017
    May 8 at 7:45 a.m. by Brooke Viggiano

    Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 14 (but you knew that, right?). It's a time to show your love and appreciation for the moms in your life, and the best way to do that? Brunch! From luxurious, multi-course affairs to family-friendly buffets,…

     
  • Lake Houston Does Crawfish Right, Y'all
    May 2 at 7:45 a.m. by Anissa Yarbrough

    The Humble Rotary Club cooked up a big ol' mess of crawfish on April 29 for the crowd-pleasing Lake Houston Crawfish, Cars & Community Festival. In between plenty of good eats, visitors enjoyed classic and custom cars and motorcycles, a vendor…

     
  • Good Vibes at 8th Wonder Brewery's Crawfish and Brews in Houston
    May 1 at 6:45 a.m. by Lawrence Elizabeth Knox

    8th Wonder Brewery could not have asked for better weather for its fourth annual Crawfish and Brews event on April 30. A large crowd enjoyed piles of mudbugs prepared by The Boil House and The Cravin Cajun, a great selection of beer, and a lineup…

     
  • 10 Spring Cocktails To Try in Houston Now
    April 29 at 6:45 a.m.

    How well-stocked is your bar? Chances are you don't keep exotic ingredients like Creme de Violette, charred grapefruit peel or elderflower on hand. No worries, because we've got the inside track on ten cocktails that pair unusual ingredients with…

     
  • The Best Things We Ate This Month in Houston - April 2017
    April 27 at 6 a.m.

    Risotto, pho fries, boeuf bourguignon and Frito Shishitos: here are the 21 best things that we ate this month in Houston.

     
  • Houston Chefs Take Home the Win at Damian's Meatball Brawl
    April 24 at 8:45 a.m. by Lawrence Elizabeth Knox

    Some of Houston's hottest chefs competed in the Meatball Brawl at Damian's Cucina Italiana on April 23, vying for the coveted championship title. Alex Padilla (Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys) won the Best Meatball award, while Anthony Calleo (Pi Pizza)…

     
  • Houston Black Restaurant Week Launches First Black-Owned Food Truck Fest
    April 24 at 6:45 a.m. by Yuri Pena

    It may have been the first black-owned food truck fest, but we suspect it won't be the last. With more than ten different culinary purveyors, SoundBites: Food Truck Festival took over Peggy Park in the Third Ward on April 22. Cultural specialties…

     
  • Kirby Ice House Celebrates One Year
    April 18 at 8:45 a.m. by Lawrence Elizabeth Knox

    Kirby Ice House celebrated its first anniversary on April 15 with a birthday extravaganza, featuring puppies from Pup Squad Animal Rescue, monkeys from Ms. Monkey's Emporium, DJ Ebonix, raffle prizes, crawfish and much more.

     
  • Mac, Mac and More Cheesy Mac at Silver Street Studios
    April 17 at 7:45 a.m. by Lawrence Elizabeth Knox

    Things got very cheesy at Houston's first Mac & Cheese Fest on April 15 at Silver Street Studios. The tasting event featured a variety of gourmet takes on the comfort food from more than 40 of the city's best restaurants, and Houston's This Is It…

     
  • The Best Brunches in Houston This Easter Sunday 2017
    April 11 at 8:45 a.m.

    Easter is right around the bend (it’s on Sunday, April 16, in case you were wondering) and Houston restaurants are gearing up for some festive celebrations. From Mexican and Indian-inspired holiday spreads to prix fixe menus with live jazz and…

     
  • Houston Barbecue Festival is Back
    April 10 at 9:45 a.m. by Lawrence Elizabeth Knox

    The 5th annual Houston Barbecue Festival featured unlimited samples from 25 of the city's best barbecue joints, live music and a beer garden on Sunday afternoon at NRG Park. A portion of the proceeds benefits Vita-Living, Inc., a nonprofit…

     
  • Sip and Stroll at the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair
    April 9 at 9:45 a.m. by Lawrence Elizabeth Knox

    A crowd of wine enthusiasts and foodies gathered at Constellation Field to taste a variety of wines with small bites from more than 25 of the area's restaurants during Sip & Stroll at Imperial, a popular part of the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair .

     
  • The Coolest People at Wooster's Second Anniversary Party
    April 6 at 11:15 a.m. by Francisco Montes

    A little threat of rain didn't slow anyone down from hanging outside Wooster's second anniversary party. Los Skarnales and Wild Moccasins filled the afternoon with music and tons of energy. The cool weather paired great with tacos from Luna y Sol,…

     

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