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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.

If you’ve never dined at Paulie’s, put it at the top of your list. Housemade pastas, fresh ingredients, and family recipes launch this counter-service eatery into the pantheon of Houston’s best dining options.

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“The cookbook commemorates 20 years in business,” Paul Petronella, Paulie’s owner and book author, told Houston Hotel Magazine. “It is a storybook for people to get a behind-the-scenes look at Paulie’s and other family restaurants. It’s also a guide to newcomers who want to open a restaurant, offering insight on what to expect.”

Creating the book and making it come to life has been a long process, and I’m excited to finally share it with the community and the world.
-Paul Petronella, Paulie’s owner and cookbook author

Join Houston in celebrating 20 years of one of its most beloved restaurants. Purchase Paulie’s: Classic Italian Cooking in the Heart of Houston’s Montrose District at the restaurant itself or on Amazon.

Featured image courtesy of Paulie’s.

Pop-Up Alert: Shop Stunning Reimagined Vintage Kimonos at Collectivo in River Oaks

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You can never get bored shopping in Houston. With its cultural diversity and fantastic designers, Bayou City is a hotspot for unique looks and exciting new concepts, like Collectivo, a new River Oaks concept store that specializes in luxury Latin American designs.

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Top Specials To Know About During the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

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All Roped In Package at Hotel Derek

This beloved Galleria-area hotel is offering a package worth lassoing! Book your stay with the All Roped In Package and enjoy the best in Texan amenities. Kick off your stay with a signature welcome gift, including locally-smoked beef jerky and honey roasted Texas pecans. Enjoy overnight accommodation, then fuel up with a Southern-inspired breakfast at acclaimed onsite restaurant Revolve Kitchen + Bar. Don’t worry about your buggy—valet is complimentary. Click here for more information and booking.

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Downtown’s Magnificent Discovery Green Park Kicks Off Jazz & Blues Concert Series

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Bayou City Music Series - Bun B performs at Discovery Green_Photo by Katya Horner

There’s nothing like spring in Houston. The sun is out, the air is clear, and the temperature is hovering in the 70’s. Inarguably, there’s no better time for an al fresco concert series, and downtown’s beautiful Discovery Green park is swooping in with a fantastic start to its 2018 Spring Season: the Bayou City Music Series.

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Shop These Texas Designs for Your Showstopping Rodeo-Ready Look

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    CITY Boots | The Georgia | $650 | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of CITY Boots
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Houston’s abuzz as everyone gets ready for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the world’s largest livestock show and richest regular-season rodeo. This unmatched, multi-week event kicks off on Tuesday, February 27 with Garth Brooks’ sold-out concert, and the good times (which include a big-purse Rodeo, some of the biggest names in the music industry, the largest Western shopping mall, a carnival, and amazing food) roll on through March 18.

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This Weekend’s Champagne Tasting Event at Camerata

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If you love champagne, then we’ve got an event for you. This Saturday, February 17, Paul Petronella’s (of Paulie’s fame) popular Montrose wine bar, Camerata, is teaming up with legendary importer Skurnik Wines for a seminar featuring methode champenoise sparkling wines from Europe.

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Your Complete Guide to the Houston Heights

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The best way to get to know Houston is through its neighborhoods! For a historic backdrop with fashion-forward shopping and casual yet high-quality dining, the Heights neighborhood offers a central location for exploring Houston while providing a local feel that somehow makes the nation’s fourth largest city feel a little bit smaller.

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Shop Handmade Southwestern Style from Ila and Bertie

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If you love the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, you know that Texas style shines big and bright. From boots to bangles, all aspects of Southern fashion celebrate the bold spirit of the west. As the fourth largest city in America, Houston has its fair share of designers. One such local up-and-comer is Amelia King, founder of Ila and Bertie, who’s bringing handmade Southwestern jewelry to fashionistas with flair. As you prep your Rodeo outfit, meet the lady behind this new Texas label.

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The Top 5 Things to Love About Houston

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On this day of love, we celebrate not only the special people in our lives, but also the beautiful city in which we make some of our best memories. Houston is a stunning place—a sprawling giant with distinct and memorable corners. It is Space City, where we celebrate the next frontier. It is Bayou City, which sometimes floods but always comes back stronger than ever. It is Clutch City. It is Astros City. It is the city we call home, and the city we’re so proud to welcome you to.

There are so many reasons to love Houston—here are our favorite few:

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Get Celebrity-Status Frames Just in Time for Mardi Gras

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Just in time for Mardi Gras, New Orleans-based purveyor of sleek sunnies and stylish opticals, KREWE, is coming to Houston! Their too-cute-to-be-true mobile Tiny House boutique will land in the high-end River Oaks District on Saturday, February 10, and you’re invited to their launch party.

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