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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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Every Birthday Deserves a Party: Montrose Mainstay Paulie’s Celebrates 20 Years

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Pasta con Sarde at Paulie's

Two decades of fresh, house-made pasta, family recipes, and perfectly-paired wine? We think that’s something to celebrate. Today, Sunday, April 15, head over to Paulie’s and its neighboring wine bar, Camerata at Paulie’s, for a 20th Anniversary Party done right.

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The Houston Cookbook Every Foodie Needs

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For 20 years, family-owned restaurant Paulie’s has been dishing up some of the best Italian food in town. To celebrate two decades in business, the restaurant’s namesake and owner Paul Petronella has put together a gorgeous cookbook. Chock-full of recipes, photos, and even guidance for folks who want to open their own restaurant, Paulie’s: Classic Italian Cooking in the Heart of Houston’s Montrose District deserves a place on your shelf.

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Indulge in Nostalgic American Favorites at New Heights Restaurant

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BCK: Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures

The California team that brought popular River Oaks-based restaurant Bosscat Kitchen + Libations to Houston is launching an exciting new concept in the Heights. Travel back in time at BCK: Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures, a neighborhood bar and eatery serving American fare alongside classic and specialty cocktails.

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Emmaline Brings Laidback Luxury to North Montrose

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Imagine the ease and informality of a neighborhood bar. Now imagine refined fare like seared fresh scallops or escarole with soft poached eggs. Imagine those two worlds combining into one versatile space, where the division between casual and formal ceases to exist at all.

It’s the kind of space that would be the jewel of any neighborhood, and the kind of space that Houston, for all its culinary excellence, had been missing. Until Emmaline came along.

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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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The Only Place in Texas For South African Cuisine

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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

For a Limited Time: Fresh Corn Tamales at Award-Winning Hugo’s

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You needn’t be from Houston to know of chef Hugo Ortega.

Co-owner of H-Town Restaurant Group with restaurateur and wife Tracy Vaught, chef Hugo is renowned in the restaurant world for his dynamic dishes and unparalleled flavors. Earlier this year, he took home a James Beard Award – and the accolades keep on coming. Only yesterday, The Houston Chronicle released its Top 100 Restaurants, and two of H-Town Restaurant Group’s eateries topped the list: Xochi achieved number one, and Hugo’s shone at number six.

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Love Local (Foods)

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When visiting a new city, you want to have the best and eat it too. That’s where we come in, with recommendations on scrumptious places across town. Today, we’re here to bulk up your Places to Lunch list — up toward the top, pencil in Local Foods.

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Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors

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It isn’t just our baseball team that hits home runs. Last fall, family-owned Adair Concepts (Skeeter’s, Los Tios, Adair Kitchen) debuted a River Oaks gem, Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors. Named for the Adair siblings’ grandmother, the charming Southern-inspired space offers everything from weekday breakfast to weekend brunch, with plenty of Happy Hour specials and to-die-for dinners between.

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