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The Holiday Treats Everyone is Craving

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CRAVE Christmas cupcakes

Award-winning bakeshop CRAVE lives up to its name. This local spot’s high-quality, small-batch cupcakes and treats are some of the most popular in town, and one taste will tell you why—they always leave you wanting more.

To celebrate the season, CRAVE is offering limited-time holiday items and packages that are the perfect gift or personal indulgence. Now through December 24th, place your order for festive sweets, ranging from their beloved cupcakes, iconic Gingerbread Man cookies, peppermint bark, frosted sugar and snickerdoodle cookies, bars, fudge brownies, breads, Holiday Spice coffee, doggie treats, and more.

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Where to Dine on Christmas Eve

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‘Twas the night before Christmas…

There’s something inherently magical about Christmas Eve. Is it the anticipation of the morrow? The excitement of seeing family, friends, and, of course, whatever’s in those packages under the tree? Or is it the meal, that twilight dinner for which everyone comes together to enjoy delicious food and a relaxing, indulgent night?

Houston is one of the best places in the country to be dining any time, but this Christmas Eve, the possibilities are endless. Discover your options, and make your reservations—the season is upon us.

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Where to Eat Near the New Hotel ZaZa Memorial City

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Hotel ZaZa Memorial City

The Hotel ZaZa Museum District has long been one of Houston’s trendiest hotels, and travelers and locals alike have been anxiously awaiting the new Memorial City location since it was announced in 2015. As the hotel opens its doors on December 1, we bring you a list of the best restaurants near the stunning Hotel ZaZa Memorial City.

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Houston’s Best Brunches, Bars, & Snappy Hours

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French Toast, Etoile Cuisine et Bar

Each season, we bring you hand-picked selection of some of our favorite Houston hotspots for after-dinner drinks and scrumptious brunches. Enjoy this collection, as seen in our Holiday/Winter 2018 print issue!

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The Rich Flavors of South African Cuisine

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Close your eyes for a moment and picture South African cuisine. What do you see?

For most, the exercise is more difficult than it seems. People think of many things when they think of South Africa—Mandela, rugby, diamonds, penguins—but the food remains shrouded in mystery, victim to more recognizable world cuisines.

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Benjy’s Happy Hour Still Fresh After 22 Years

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No trip to Houston is complete without a stop in Rice Village, an eclectic dining and shopping district with roots in the late 1930s. Today, more than 300 shops and boutiques dot the 16-block neighborhood, with a host of dining options to match.

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New Happy Hour Menu for Chic French Bistro in the River Oaks District

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Stuffed Mushrooms with shiitake mushrooms, stuffed with crab cake, gribiche, sriracha

‘Tis the season of giving. Dallas-based restaurant group Lombardi Family Concepts has presented a generous donation to the Houston Food Bank and a scrumptious new happy hour menu at their chic French bistro, Toulouse, located in the unparalleled River Oaks District.

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Fall Has Arrived at benjy’s in the Village

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You may have heard that Houston doesn’t really do seasons. Not like most other places, at least. What else explains a run of upper-80s-to-lower-90s heat in the first week of November? But lovers of all things autumn needn’t worry—cooler weather is on the way, and if you can’t wait until it arrives, you can already sample the flavors of the season at a charming neighborhood eatery that quietly serves some of the freshest food in town.

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