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Houston Artist Loida Wexler Featured at Urban Eats

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Loida Wexler Urban Eats

The work of Houston artist (and St. Thomas alum) Loida Wexler will be recognized at a reception hosted by local restaurant Urban Eats on Saturday, February 24. The popular Washington Ave spot is known for its made-in-house specialties and its commitment to locally-sourced ingredients. Ms. Wexler’s appearance is part of their “Urban Arts” series of exhibitions celebrating up-and-coming artists alongside artisanal, local food.

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Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Friends

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Friendship is one of the truest loves. Celebrate your best friends this Valentine’s Day with some of Houston’s best food, wine, and treats. From casual cupcakes to champagne and chocolate strawberries, this Valentine’s Day with friends will be one to remember.

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Where to Wine and Dine Your Valentine

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What’s dinner without a fabulous wine pairing? Indulge in the best this Valentine’s Day at some of Houston’s top restaurants, and raise a glass to the one you love.

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Your Guide to Houston’s Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinners

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Flower arrangement by John Friedman

It’s February, which means it’s time to start planning your most romantic Valentine’s Day yet. Spoil the special someone in your life with an unforgettable meal, courtesy of some of the best restaurants in Houston. Below are a few of the top dinners in town.

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Mardi Gras Meets Valentine’s Day at Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen

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Tony Mandola's Gulf Coast Kitchen

Even Houstonians have to admit it — there’s something innately romantic about New Orleans. With food, drink, and music as its primary muses, it’s hard not to feel a little starry eyed in Crescent City. Luckily, we needn’t always spend six hours on I-10 to get a taste of what makes our neighbor to the east so special. Not when we have Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen around.

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Welcome to Steak Heaven: Blue Onyx Bistro Debuts this February

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It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a city can’t have too many steak joints. In February, Houston will welcome an exciting new concept from the owners of Redfish Grill, serving prime rib and seafood in the Galleria area: Blue Onyx Bistro.

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Hungry’s, Longtime Houston Favorite, Debuts New Vegan Menu

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Hungry’s Cafe has long been a Houston favorite, and no wonder—their healthy, delicious entrees and refined atmosphere are a winning combination. Since the mid-1970s, their health-conscious international cuisine has attracted discerning diners and vegetarians alike.

Now, Hungry’s has taken another exciting step: The debut of a brand new Vegan Features menu. The daily offerings, which are available at both Hungry’s locations, have deepened their commitment to a healthy lifestyle and delighted customers.

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Montrose Restaurant One Fifth to Host Anniversary Dinner

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One Fifth Romance Languages, Photo by Julie Soefer Photography

James Beard Award-winning Chef Chris Shepherd will celebrate the first anniversary of his One Fifth concept with a lavish four-course dinner menu on Monday, January 29. The popular Montrose restaurant comes with a unique twist: Every year for five years, Shepherd will debut a new concept in the same space. Year one was dedicated to steak; the latest iteration is One Fifth Romance Languages. Next Monday’s special anniversary menu will feature favorites from both years, including the return of Shepherd’s four-person, four-foot-long ‘Baller Board’ platter, packed with a surplus of mouthwatering dishes.

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Montrose Honky Tonk Goodnight Charlie’s Welcomes Felipe Riccio Back to Houston

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Chef Felipe Riccio is no stranger to the Houston restaurant scene. His résumé is dotted with some of Houston’s most beloved eateries, including four years spent at REEF under the tutelage of Bryan Caswell and successful stints as a member of the opening team at both The Pass & Provisions and Camerata. He became a certified sommelier while working in Houston, and was named one of Eater’s Young Guns in 2014. But two years ago, Riccio left Houston for a culinary trip across the globe, staging at renowned restaurants throughout Italy and in upstate New York to learn from some of the finest chefs in the world. Now he’s back (and better than ever) at Goodnight Charlie’s, a brand new highbrow honky-tonk in the historic Montrose district.

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Emmaline Brings Laidback Luxury to North Montrose

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Imagine the ease and informality of a neighborhood bar. Now imagine refined fare like seared fresh scallops or escarole with soft poached eggs. Imagine those two worlds combining into one versatile space, where the division between casual and formal ceases to exist at all.

It’s the kind of space that would be the jewel of any neighborhood, and the kind of space that Houston, for all its culinary excellence, had been missing. Until Emmaline came along.

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