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MAD Will Ignite All Five of Your Senses

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Over 5 years ago, partners Ignacio Torras and Chef Luis Roger made their mark on the Houston restaurant scene with the concept, BCN (named after the Barcelona airport code). BCN may be quiet and tucked away in Montrose but their newest concept, MAD (after Madrid) is anything but subtle. The avant-garde concept in River Oaks District will transport you out of Houston and straight into Spain. Keep Reading

Contemporary Seafood Hits River Oaks District

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Atlas Restaurant Group, out of Baltimore, have had their eyes set on Houston for quite sometime and this summer landed two prime location in River Oaks District. Loch Bar and Ouzo Bar are standalone restaurants with only a few [key] things in common, great atmosphere, the highest quality seafood and impeccable service. Keep Reading

Moxie’s Grille & Bar: Hotspot for Burgers, Beer, and More

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Moxie’s Grille & Bar began as a small diner in Calgary, Alberta in 1986 and has since blossomed into an upscale dining experience with locations all across Canada and three in the US in Plano, Dallas, and Houston. The Houston is located on the corner of Post Oak Blvd and Westheimer Rd and offers incredible food along with an exciting, modern atmosphere. Based just a few steps away from The Galleria, it’s the perfect place to stop by after shopping or visiting Waterwall Park!

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Popular California Sandwich Shop Lands in Houston

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Mendocino Farms, the cult favorite elevated fast-casual restaurant out of California, recently opened their doors here in Houston. Husband and wife duo Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen opened their first sandwich shop in downtown Los Angeles in 2005. After falling in love with Houston’s food scene, they chose the charming Rice Village shopping district for their first location outside of California. Keep Reading

B.B. Lemon Opens Second Location in Montrose

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B.B. Lemon, the neighborhood eatery that combines southern hostility with New York vibes opened in second location in the heart of Montrose. Founder Benjamin Berg wasn’t necessarily planning to open a second location, but when the perfect spot came around he couldn’t resist. Keep Reading

Wine Bar Has a Passion for Architectural Preservation

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13 Celsius, which opened in 2016, by Ian Rosenberg and Michael Sammons, gives customers an authentic taste of small town Europe. The building’s unique architecture comes from the fact that it once was a Mediterranean – style 1920s dry cleaners shop. It reminded Rosenberg and Sammons of antiquated boutiques they fell in love with during their travel to Italy and the South of France. Keep Reading

Indulge in Houston’s 2019 Restaurant Weeks

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Houston’s restaurant week(s) is one of the biggest events of the year, where over 25 restaurants participate to raise money for The Houston Food Bank. Since the inaugural event in 2003, Houston Restaurant Weeks has become the biggest fundraiser of its kind in the United States, raising over $14.7 million to date. This week not only were the list of restaurants announced but some of their menus as well. Keep Reading

Monkey’s Tail Bar Opens in North Houston

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Located in the Lindale Park neighborhood, Monkey’s Tail was inspired by the nearby train station – a monkey’s tail is slang for the handle known to move the train tracks. The group of industry veterans that opened the bar combined their Mexican-American backgrounds to create a place where mid-century modern meets hole-in-the-wall vintage vibes. Filled with pool tables, lounge areas and a large dog-friendly patio it is bound to be the newest go-to neighborhood bar.  Keep Reading

McCormick & Schmick’s Has a Fresh New Look

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McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks, a leader in the steakhouse industry since the ’70s, recently debuted their new name, M&S Seafood, Steaks & Oysters, and a new look at their Uptown Park location. The updated modern interiors include fresh white marble walls and light lighting to create an inviting atmosphere to enjoy what USA Today called, the best Happy Hour in America.  Keep Reading

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