“The more things change, the more they stay the same” is a fitting tagline for Houston’s Montrose neighborhood, an area that somehow retains its eclectic roots as construction cranes continue to fill the air.
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:
There’s a secret sauce bubbling in the Houston restaurant world, a differentiator which sets it apart from the glitzy kitchens of New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles.
The hidden ingredient?
“I think, without any doubt, it’s the diversity,” says chef Hugo Ortega, the 2017 James Beard Award-winning chef who rules the city’s enviable culinary scene.
Houston is a city of caring neighbors, a heartwarming truth that has been proven time and again these past weeks. To celebrate that spirit of togetherness, chef Hugo Ortega’s Mexican coastal kitchen, Caracol, is hosting a special supper this Sunday, September 24 at 5pm, that will raise money to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Keep Reading
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.