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Celebrate the Dad in Your Life!

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Father’s Day is around the corner and whether your dad wants to spend the day enjoying the golf course, exploring the city with the family or having a delicious meal, we have you covered on where to celebrate dad!
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Cheers to National Rosé Day!

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Summer means rosé and we love every ‘holiday’ that includes fun specials and a reason to cheers with friends! We’ve rounded up the top places to celebrate National Rosé Day this Saturday, June 9th! We hope you take advantage of this boozy holiday and check out some of our favorite hotspots. Keep Reading

Crave Cupcakes Celebrates their 10th Anniversary

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Cupcakes continue to be all the rage when it comes to trendy, photo-ready desserts. CRAVE Cupcakes brought the trend to Houston TEN years ago this week! The cupcake empire has grown to three Houston locations in the past 10 years and has expanded beyond cupcakes, offering bakeshop items such as cookies, brownies, bars and small batch craft coffee.

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Prime Time at The Palm: A Happy Hour Must-Try

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The Palm is a Houston staple and has been since 1978, when the Bush family (41) requested that their beloved New York steakhouse open a location down south in their newfound Texas home.  Serving up classic chophouse dishes such as their decadent cream spinach, filet mignon, juicy lobster, potatoes au gratin and many more, The Palm is sure to delight your taste buds. The team recently kicked off “Prime Time” where you can enjoy their famous maple glazed slab bacon, short rib and cheddar sandwich and other Palm favorites for discounted prices in their swanky bar.

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East Hampton Sandwich Co. is Kicking Off Summer!

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East Hampton Sandwich Company is opening not only one location in Houston this summer, but two! The Dallas based restaurant is known for taking a cue on everything from decor, vibe, and food from [as the name implies] the East Coast! When you step inside, you feel like you’ve entered Gurney’s Montauk or a beach cottage; for us Texans that means white oak, boxwood ivy and playful art including vintage New York Magazine covers.  Keep Reading

The Famous Nobu Sushi Arrives to Houston

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Nobu is an iconic name in the restaurant, tourist and luxury dining world. Founded by partners Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper they opened the first Nobu in New York in 1994. Now, Nobu is world renowned with 30 restaurants in 6 continents and is adding Houston to the list June 1st! Located in the Galleria the city is buzzing this excitement.  Keep Reading

Celebrate Mom This Year With a Delicious Meal

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Debating where to spoil your Mom this Mother’s Day? The list of options can be daunting, but we have narrowed it down to our top 8… there are just so many fun things happening!  Keep Reading

Underbelly is now more than four walls with a kitchen!

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“Underbelly is now more than four walls with a kitchen. It’s a philosophy that we use as our compass, not just in cooking, but in life. 

We opened UB Preserv to preserve what we started at Underbelly, but we’re taking it even further. Houston doesn’t limit itself, and neither are we. Houston is the most diverse city in the country, and our menu reflects that. Let’s break bread together and learn something new.” – Chris Shepherd, Chef and Owner

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Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

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Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants go all out for Cinco de Mayo in Houston! Here are our top 5 spots who will be having amazing specials all day.  Keep Reading

Craft Chocolate at Araya Artisan

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There’s something magical about chocolate— its silky texture, its balletic dance between bitter and sweet. Chocolate is the jazz of food, the universal cordon of love. It should surprise no one that chocolate is a natural source of tryptophan, a chemical that causes mood-enhancing serotonin to flood the brain. Eating a chocolate, chemically speaking, is an act of self-care.

Some of the finest chocolate in the world is made here in Houston at Araya Artisan Chocolate, a family-owned business that has been pleasing local palates since 2010. Headed by Venezuelan sisters Carla and Silvana Susi, and Carla’s husband Stefano Zullian, Araya uses fairly traded, single-origin Venezuelan cacao to create bite after memorable bite.

Classic flavors like Salted Caramel and Chipotle provide a natural point of entry. From there, venture a little further into the realm of imagination and discover artful creations like Port Wine and Violet, Margarita, or Strawberry

Balsamic. Each Araya chocolate doubles as a work of fine art. Unexpected pops of color and geometric patterns elevate the experience into one that pleases all the senses. Guilt has no place here—only pleasure.

With locations in River Oaks, Uptown Park, and Katy, and a distribution deal with local grocer Central Market, Araya’s creations are easy to find—and would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift!


Featured image courtesy of Araya Artisan Chocolate.

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