“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.
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.
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.
Good news, Houston. Tomorrow, February 18th, is National Drink Wine Day, and oenophiles across the country will be celebrating with a glass or two of their favorite varietals. As it happens, tomorrow is also Sunday—a time for leisurely brunches and long conversation among friends. Happily, one Houston eatery brings the occasions together with an appealing, ongoing special.
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.
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
On a busy corner in Montrose sits Common Bond Café, a slice of heaven for everything from espresso to delicate pastries. The interior is industrial chic, paired with gorgeous natural light and wood accents. Common Bond’s offerings range the gamut, but all of it is fresh and prepped by noteworthy chefs. The perfect word for this place? Tempting.
Houston restaurants are renowned, and for good reason: They’re as plentiful as they are delicious. With so many fantastic options, it can be difficult to choose favorites… until it isn’t.