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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
You’ve got your tickets. You’ve got your ‘Stros swag. All you need now is a perfect place to dine before the big game tomorrow. From upscale to casual, we’ve gathered a range of notable downtown favorites you’re sure to enjoy.
Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse, an acclaimed uptown eatery on Westheimer Road, is throwing open the doors to its swank private dining room for a pair of exclusive wine dinners this month.
Each five-course dinner will showcase popular dishes from the restaurant’s recently-launched lunch and dinner à la Carte menu, and both come in at a reasonable $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
No course in world cuisine is complete without a foray into the traditional churrasco cooking of the Brazilian gaucho. Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse, an endlessly romantic restaurant located on Westheimer Road between the Interstate 610 loop and the Sam Houston Tollway, serves some of the best in its class.
What is South African cuisine?
If you’re wondering, you’re not alone – for most, the food of South Africa is shrouded in mystery, an elusive phenomenon that no one can quite put a finger on. The reason for its impalpability is twofold. One, South African cuisine is a melting pot of flavors, reflective of the cultural diversity that has given the Republic of South Africa its nickname, the “Rainbow Nation.” Two, no one in Texas has ever served South African food – until recently. Keep Reading