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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.

Blue Onyx Bistro is Bringing Houston Strength and Happiness

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Since we first announced the opening of Blue Onyx Bistro earlier this year, we stopped by recently for a second peek and it did not disappoint!  Chef David Chung has merged his diverse culinary background with this concept.  At 20 years old, his journey began when he moved from Taiwan to the U.S. to work at a Chinese restaurant in New York, a Japanese joint in Denver and lastly a French bistro in North Carolina before bringing it all together with an upscale seafood, sushi and steak concept.  With a vast sushi menu and Japanese inspired seafood and beef dishes, each offering is unique in both taste and presentation.
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All-Day Winecafé Postino Opens in Heights Mercantile

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In case you missed the memo, you probably ought to be spending more time in the Houston Heights. The thriving neighborhood perfectly melds urban Houston savvy with a charming, independent vibe that’s more commonly found in smaller towns. The latest jewel in the district’s crown is Postino WineCafé, now open at Heights Mercantile.

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Houston’s Best Spring Brunches, Bars, & Happy Hours

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Brunch. Happy Hour. A good bar. They’re the culinary equivalents of your favorite movie star—you can’t get enough, couldn’t ever run out of good things to say about them, and of course, they beg to be photographed.

Thanks to its brilliantly diverse (and ever-expanding) restaurant scene, Houston is a culinary A-lister. Like the Hollywood equivalent, Houston is bursting with talent, though it maintains the humility and organic local love you’d be more likely to find in the indie scene. From brunches that define Instagram heaven to playful offerings from nationally-recognized cocktail experts, we’ve rounded up a handful of springtime brunch, bar, and happy hour offerings you’ll want to revisit again and again.

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