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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

Chris Shepherd’s Houstonian Hoot’Nanny Benefit Dinner

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Chris Shepherd, James Beard Award-winning chef, and mastermind behind many critically acclaimed restaurants, is constantly giving back to his city. Shepherd draws culinary inspiration from his Midwestern roots and tirelessly supports the Houston food community by stocking his restaurant’s shelves with local produce. He strongly believes that local food reflects the people in that community and has emulated this belief to advance the Houston culinary scene. 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

Brunches, Bars & Snappy Hours: Spring Edition

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Every issue we round up the best brunches, bars and happy hours from around the city! If you haven’t had a chance to flip through our Spring Issue, we highly suggest it and hope you get to check out all of these amazing spots this season! Keep Reading

Feed Your Needs: The Ultimate Guide to Houston’s Top Steakhouses

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You’re in Texas, home of the steer and the best steak in the country. From mouthwatering rib-eyes to succulent strips, we have it all right here in Houston. Because there is nothing better than that first bite of premium beef grilled to perfection, we’ve rounded up a list of the best steakhouses in town. At each one, you’ll find fine dining, excellent service, extensive wine lists and prime cuts you will be raving about for days.  Keep Reading

[French] Spring Blooms at La Table’s Marché

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French restaurant, La Table, opened in the Galleria area in 2016 and continues to bring fresh and luxurious items to both their menu and space. The two-story restaurant has two unique concepts. Upstairs you will find Château, a fine dining restaurant with tableside service. Downstairs is its chicly casual little sister, Marché, a French bistro with a wrap-around bar and outdoor patio. Both are decorated impeccably with coffee table books, a refined pastry bar, and a soft blue and white marble color pallet. Most recently La Table launched a new Sunday punch brunch and pre-fixe lunch menu, at Marché.

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It’s Always a Celebration at a’Bouzy!

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a’Bouzy opened in 2017, in the heart of River Oaks, by restaurateur Shawn Virene. It was his first solo venture and the city was excited to experience the champagne-fueled concept! Pronounced as it’s spelled – “ah boozy,” the name is a playful take on the small French town’s name, Bouzy, located in the Champagne region. That, plus the fact that the drink menu has over 150 Champagne options, makes a’Bouzy the place to go for any celebration.  Keep Reading

Embrace 1920’s French Colonial Southeast Asia at Le Colonial

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Le Colonial has been winning over people’s hearts since its opening in River Oaks District in 2016. The two-story space is impeccably designed with large palms, grand ceilings, chic wicker chairs, silk Parisian shades and much more that all make you feel as though you’ve stepped into another era.

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Celebrate The Azalea Trail at The Houstonian

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This year marks the 84th annual Azalea Trail put on by the River Oaks Garden Club. The event, March 1st through the 3rd, kicks off the spring season in Houston. Over the years the event has grown into much more than a fundraiser for horticultural education, conservation, and civic beautification. It has become a place for both women and men from the greater Houston community to come together and take in the beauty of the cities blooming azaleas.

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Omakase: Trust the Chef at Roka Akor

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Roka Akor, the Japanese steakhouse, seafood, and sushi restaurant in upper River Oaks will be coming up on their two year anniversary this summer. The nationally renowned restaurant came in strong to the already vast and competitive Houston food scene, specifically Japanese.  Keep Reading

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