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Mary Cate S. has 85 articles published.

Mary Cate is a Houston-based writer, photographer, and reading fiend, recently returned to her native city after time in Austin and New York City. She loves sharing the best of Houston with the world — margaritas, anyone? She and her husband serve local businesses through their digital content company, Two Cats Communications.

A True Texas Love Story

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Rachel Lindsay, the Texas-born stunner who stole America’s heart on the most recent season of ABC’s hit reality series The Bachelorette, has an enthusiastic answer for anyone wondering why reality television was the right place to find love.

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Houston’s Latest Style Debut

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Houston is the most diverse city in the United States, and proud of it.

Evidence of its rich culture abounds, making it one of the most exciting destinations in which to dine and shop. Furthermore, it’s a bustling scene for what’s next—creative new concepts favor Houston’s enthusiastic audience and strong economy, bringing new stars to a sky that’s shining brighter by the moment. One of the city’s latest and greatest style debuts? Collectivo.

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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

Caracol’s Hurricane Harvey Benefit Wine Dinner

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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

Brunch + Drinks at Bosscat Kitchen + Libations

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Bosscat chose their name well. Their décor, staff, drinks, and food are all corner office offerings, solidifying the California implant as a boss of Houston Sunday brunch.

From an attractive darkwood space near the River Oaks District, Chef Peter Petro leads the charge with inventive dishes that are as mouthwatering as they are photogenic. The Sunday Brunch menu is made up of comfort food favorites, elevated with contemporary flavors. 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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Dine Well, Do Good: Houston Restaurant Weeks Extended

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Houston, we weathered the storm.

Harvey came through and left behind devastating aftereffects, but the shining light through the storm has been the way our Houston community came together. From the first responders who saved lives to the neighbors who made donations, acts of love and support have been a constant source of hope and inspiration.

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Featured Pick: Bosscat Kitchen & Libations

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Bosscat Kitchen & Libations is the kind of place that’s so fantastic, you’re not sure where to begin when describing it to folks. The menu? The décor? The staff, who’ve all achieved that rare combination of incredibly hip and very kind?

For the purposes of this story, let’s start with Houston Restaurant Weeks. Everyone’s favorite foodie holiday for a cause (the wonderful Houston Food Bank) ends on September 30, and with such an extensive list of participating restaurants, it can be difficult to choose which places you’ll prioritize over the next two weeks. Houston, we have a recommendation.

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Featured Picks: Uptown Restaurants

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Uptown is glitz, it’s glamour, and it’s the Galleria. It’s also home to some of the best dining in the city, and we’re here with the scoop on three not-to-be-missed restaurants that are dishing up special menus for Houston Restaurant Weeks (August 1 – September 4). We love this foodie holiday, because it gives a whole new meaning to dining with care: Each HRW meal benefits the Houston Food Bank. Bon appétit!

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Featured Pick: Lucille’s

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We’re in the thick of Houston Restaurant Weeks (August 1 – September 4), a glorious time of year: Many Houston restaurants, some of the very best in the nation, create special menus at excellent prices to benefit the Houston Food Bank – not to mention hungry Houston foodies.

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