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Where To Eat Poke In Houston Right Now

The city's hottest food trend, mapped Poke restaurants have officially taken over Space City, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. For the unfamiliar, poke restaurants generally follow a pretty similar formula. Diners choose...Show More Summary

The First Take on Paul Qui's New Restaurant Is Predictably Offensive

CultureMap’s first look at Aqui is the latest in a slew of arguably offensive takes on the chef This week, Paul Qui opened his first Houston restaurant in the midst of highly publicized allegations of domestic violence. Now, first looks...Show More Summary

Check Out The Hay Merchant’s First Ever Cocktail Menu

The craft beer bar’s selection of boozy drinks launches today Starting today, The Hay Merchant will officially begin serving up its menu of potent, liquor-based libations for the first time ever. The menu was originally expected to arrive last month, but permitting delays pushed back its debut. Show More Summary

Five New Houston Food Trucks To Get Excited About

Italian sodas, frozen treats and more delicious roving eateries Houston has no shortage of great food trucks, and a crop of exciting newcomers is set to take the city’s roving eatery scene by storm. In addition to local favorites and...Show More Summary

Heart-Shaped Churros Have Arrived in Houston

Find these loopy, sprinkle-topped treats at Red Circle Ice Cream in Asiatown Bringing yet another trendy dessert to Houston, Red Circle Ice Cream has officially kicked open its doors in Asiatown. The new sweet shop quietly arrived at 6838 Ranchester yesterday, with an official grand opening set to follow later. Show More Summary

East Hampton Sandwich Company Brings Lobster Grilled Cheese to Houston

The Dallas-based chain is expected to expand into Space City this year Sometime this year, Dallas-based sandwich chain East Hampton Sandwich Company will make its way to Houston. On the heels of a growth investment, East Hampton Sandwich Company is expected to open two locations in Houston, reports Nation’s Restaurant News. Show More Summary

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations Will Expand With New Restaurant in the Heights

BCK: Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures will arrive this fall Sometime this fall, the minds behind newly-arrived (and immediately popular) eatery Bosscat Kitchen & Libations will bring a brand new restaurant called BCK: Kitchen & Cocktail...Show More Summary

Cakes, Cookies & Pastry In Houston: Where To Find The City's Best Sweets

Warning: you're going to want to try all of them. Much like the rest of Houston's culinary offerings, Space City's bakeries offer some seriously great cakes, cookies, doughnuts, and beyond. When a serious sweet tooth strikes, Houston's...Show More Summary

Milk & Cream Brings Its Ice Cream Stuffed Pastry to Houston

It’s like a doughnut, only with a giant scoop of ice cream inside In the coming weeks, new sweet shop Milk & Cream will bring its ice cream-stuffed, doughnut-style dessert sandwiches to Houston. Signage just went up at the restaurant’s...Show More Summary

Mysterious New Japanese Restaurant Kukuri Arrives In Houston

New sushi from a Michelin-starred chef is officially here Yesterday, mysterious new Japanese restaurant Kukuri made its official Houston debut at 1902 Washington Avenue. The restaurant announced its opening on Facebook, kicking open the doors at 5:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Chef Paul Qui’s First Houston Restaurant Will Open Earlier Than Expected

Get a taste of the Austin chef’s first Houston restaurant this weekend Before its official opening date, Chef Paul Qui will open the doors to a few lucky diners this weekend for a first taste of Aqui. Qui announced the news in a series...Show More Summary

Justin Yu Could Debut Theodore Rex By the End of the Month

5 things to know about the Beard Award winner's plans for the former Oxheart space Just over five months after closing Oxheart, Justin Yu is preparing to open his new restaurant Theodore Rex by the end of August. The chef dished on his plans for the casual, European-inspired new eatery in an interview with Eater’s Hillary Dixler. Show More Summary

16 Essential Houston Barbecue Destinations

Where to worship at the church of smoked meats Over the past couple of years, Houston has established its very own barbecue identity. Alongside the state’s vaunted establishments like Snow’s and Kreuz Market, Space City’s smokehouses...Show More Summary

Houston Police Will No Longer Mark Crime Scenes With Whataburger Table Tents

The unofficial practice has come to an end In what is arguably the most bizarre use of stolen restaurant equipment, the Houston Police Department has announced that it will no longer use table tents acquired from Whataburger as evidence...Show More Summary

Mai’s Restaurant Co-Founder Phin Nguyen Dead At 88

Nguyen was a fixture at the Vietnamese staple Earlier this week, Mai’s Restaurant announced that co-founder Phin Nguyen has died at the age of 88. Alongside her husband Phac, Nguyen founded traditional Vietnamese eatery Mai’s Restaurant in 1978 shortly after emigrating from Vietnam after the fall of Saigon. Show More Summary

Downtown’s Forthcoming Food Hall Now Has A Name

Look for Finn Hall to make its debut early next year As was reported earlier this summer, a massive new food hall is opening in Downtown Houston, and now one of the city’s most anticipated restaurant projects has an official name: Finn...Show More Summary

New Instagram Account Throws Shade At A’Bouzy’s Bourgie Clientele

OverheardAtAbouzy is a must-follow for snark enthusiasts Last week, Shawn Virene’s Champagne-obsessed eatery A’Bouzy made its debut, and now it’s officially spawned its own parody Instagram account called Overheard at A’Bouzy. The fledgling account only has a few posts as of now, but its owners are already seriously bringing the snark. Show More Summary

Take A Peek Inside A’Bouzy, River Oaks’ Chic New Destination For Wine Enthusiasts

More than 1,000 different bottles await Inside A’Bouzy, Houston hospitality veteran Shawn Virene’s newly-opened River Oaks restaurant, more than 1,000 bottles of wine and a relentlessly chic aesthetic await. Named for the Bouzy region...Show More Summary

Food Critic Flies to Houston, Learns That Dishwashing Is Hard

The Washington Post's Tom Sietsema worked in the kitchens of Caracol Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema traveled all the way to Houston to discover something that probably won’t surprise many people — being a dishwasher in a restaurant...Show More Summary

Chef Paul Qui’s Aqui Will Likely Soon Make Its Houston Debut

The restaurant is already taking reservations on OpenTable Later this month, it appears that Chef Paul Qui’s much-anticipated Houston restaurant Aqui will officially be ready to open its doors. The OpenTable page for Aqui is currently taking reservations starting on August 14, which likely marks the restaurant’s first official day of service. Show More Summary

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