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
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
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
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 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
Owners Xavier and Mari Godoy are high school sweethearts from Venezuela who have a love of international cuisine. After years of working in the Oil & Gas field in Houston, the couple had the idea to open a restaurant where people left saying “You know what? I felt like I went to a friend’s house and had the best meal ever.” In January 2019 Mastrantos, an intimate and contemporary restaurant with international cuisine was born.
When Sam Governale opened Emmaline a little under two years ago, he dreamt of creating a laid back yet luxurious neighborhood restaurant. He did just that, but recognized there is always room for growth. Since opening, he has absorbed all of the feedback and worked closely with his chefs to completely revamp the menu. Staying true to their roots, the new menu is inspired by both American and international cuisine. Keep Reading
Celebrate the dad in your life the best way possible, with a hardy meal! The city is full of amazing dining options and we have rounded up the top 5 places with fun Father’s Day specials for you to enjoy. Keep Reading