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From Lucille’s to Late August (and Beyond), Chris Williams Is Poised to Expand — and Uplift

At some point last year, Chris Williams was convinced the pandemic would destroy the business he built with his brother,…

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The Rundown

Everything You Need to Know About MARCH, Opening Soon in Houston

Before you go to a restaurant, what do you want — or need — to know most? In this new…

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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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New on Resy

On Resy This Month: March, Hidden Omakase, Degust, and More

Spring means renewal and growth, so what better time for new and old favorites like Rosie Cannonball and Ramen Tatsu-ya…

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A Year in the Life

Ajna Jai, General Manager and Creative Director

In January, two months before COVID-19 forced restaurants and bars across the country to close, Ajna Jai closed her family’s…

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Courtesy of Ostia

The Hit List

The March Hit List, Lunch Edition: Ostia, Ginger Kale, D’Amico’s, Pondicheri, and More

March is the best of times in Houston. Spring is officially on the horizon, February’s frigid temps have come and…

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Courtesy Degust

The Hit List

The February Hit List: Degust, Diversión Cocktails, Tres, and More

It may still be winter outside, but for diners in Houston, it might feel like spring is already in full…

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One of the dishes at the new Hidden Omakase.

The Hit List

The January Hit List: Tiny Champions, Hidden Omakase, Ume Sushi, and More

We’ve all been waiting for 2021 to arrive, and now that it’s here, there’s plenty to celebrate. As in years…

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The Lounge at MARCH is bringing a bit of glam in a year we could all use it.

The Hit List

The December Hit List: The Lounge at MARCH, La Table, Indianola, Yi Peng, and More

December wouldn’t normally be prime season for patio weather, but these days, it’s a veritable Spring in the Bayou City,…

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New on Resy

New On Resy: Bludorn, Riel, Handies Douzo, and More

As we enter the final stretch of 2020, Houston restaurants are back, for the most part. Though the state currently…

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Cheese and charcuterie at Vinoteca Poscol.

The Hit List

The November Hit List: Pondicheri, Vinoteca Poscol, Better Luck Tomorrow, and More

November is the best of months in Houston: Hurricane season is behind us, sweater weather has finally arrived, and while…

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The spread at Ostia. // Courtesy Ostia and Jenn Duncan

The Hit List

The October Hit List: Ostia, One Fifth Mediterranean, Xin Chao, and More

With October upon us, and fall season in full swing, appetites are increasing, and the urge to venture out is…

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The Road Back

Pandemic Pop-Ups Are Changing How We Dine — For the Better

Like many of us, chef Amy Yi had big plans this year. She’d just left her job of the past…

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