You may have heard that Houston doesn’t really do seasons. Not like most other places, at least. What else explains a run of upper-80s-to-lower-90s heat in the first week of November? But lovers of all things autumn needn’t worry—cooler weather is on the way, and if you can’t wait until it arrives, you can already sample the flavors of the season at a charming neighborhood eatery that quietly serves some of the freshest food in town.
You’ve got your tickets. You’ve got your ‘Stros swag. All you need now is a perfect place to dine before the big game tomorrow. From upscale to casual, we’ve gathered a range of notable downtown favorites you’re sure to enjoy.
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.
No course in world cuisine is complete without a foray into the traditional churrasco cooking of the Brazilian gaucho. Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse, an endlessly romantic restaurant located on Westheimer Road between the Interstate 610 loop and the Sam Houston Tollway, serves some of the best in its class.
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
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
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
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.
Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse strikes the perfect balance between food, service, atmosphere, and price. This is especially apparent during Houston Restaurant Weeks, which was recently extended through the end of September to raise funds for the Houston Food Bank after Hurricane Harvey. The Chama Gaúcha team has created excellent fixed-price lunch and dinner menus to mark the occasion.
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.