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Where to Eat in August: Riel, Lucille’s, D’Amico’s, and More

When one considers Houston cuisine, sandwiches aren’t typically the first food that comes to mind. Amazing tacos? Yes. Ridiculously tender…

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The May Hit List: Kata Robata, Xin Chao, Khoi Barbecue, and More

The start of May marks the kickoff to Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, which honors a wide rage…

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Immigration lawyer, restaurant owner, and community activist Debbie Chen peers into the dessert display at Six Ping Bakery in Houston's Asiatown.

Community Series

A Restaurateur’s Guide to Eating in Houston’s Asiatown

As someone who grew up in the heart of Houston’s Asiatown — and who is still deeply embedded in the…

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The breakfast spaghetti at San Morello in Detroit. // Photo courtesy of San Morello

Dining Access Hit List

Ten Restaurants That Define Great American Cooking Right Now

“Dinner is a meeting place for the sharpest minds, the most heroic hearts, the most independent spirits,” is how Balzac…

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The One Who Keeps the Book

How to Get Into Hidden Omakase

Like all great things, securing a seat at Hidden Omakase requires some work. First, you’ll need to find the restaurant: Concealed…

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Resy Spotlight

Meet Kaitlin Steets, the Rising Star Behind Theodore Rex’s Pop-Up, Littlefoot

About a month before Theodore Rex debuted its third pandemic pop-up, chef-owner Justin Yu told his chef de cuisine that…

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The July Hit List: Golfstrømmen, Julep, Moon Rabbit, and More

It’s officially summer in Houston, and with temperatures soaring into the triple digits, we wouldn’t blame you if you wanted…

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The June Hit List: Nancy’s Hustle, Da Gama, Pondicheri, and More

Across Houston, women-led kitchens are serving some of the most exciting food the city has to offer. Among the top…

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Immigration lawyer, community activist, and restaurant co-owner Debbie Chen inside her restaurant, Shabu House, in Houston's Asiatown.

Community Series

There’s No Place in America Quite Like Houston’s Asiatown

Debbie Chen is a co-owner of Shabu House in Houston’s Asiatown, as well as an immigration attorney and the program…

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The May Hit List: Kata Robata, Xin Chao, Khoi Barbecue, and More

The start of May marks the kickoff to Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, which honors a wide rage…

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The April Hit List: East Side King, Rare Steakhouse, Saigon Hustle, and More

Spring has finally sprung in H-town, and beautiful weather provides the perfect excuse to break out of the house and…

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People say, we’re coming out of COVID. But we’re not coming out of problems. Our industry is always in turmoil, in some aspect." Chris Shepard with the Southern Smoke smoker. // Photo by Catchlight Photography Southern Smoke 2018 raises over $425,000 for charity at its 3rd annual event in Houston, Texas on September 30, 2018

Interviews

The Pandemic May Be Ending. But Chris Shepherd Is Just Starting to Make Restaurants Better.

Given the blur of energy that Chris Shepherd always is, you’d figure that even a pandemic wouldn’t slow him down.…

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The March Hit List: Lucille’s, Bludorn, Blood Bros., Wild Oats, and More

The restaurant industry is abuzz this month after the James Beard Foundation announced the full list of semifinalists for its…

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The February Hit List: Mastrantos, Burger-Chan, Musaafer, and More

From Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day to hotly anticipated grand openings and the long-awaited return of crawfish season, Houstonians…

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New on Resy

New on Resy: Golfstrommen, 5Kinokawa, Chapman & Kirby, and More

From a debut restaurant from one of Norway’s top chefs to an intimate omakase counter, the January edition of New…

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The January Hit List: Golfstrommen, Neo, Savoir, and More

It’s the start of a brand-new year, and despite Omicron crashing the party and delivering yet another back-handed blow to…

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