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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Great Date Night Restaurants (Feb. 7, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We break down the latest political stories and their potential impact locally. Then, just in time for Valentine's Day, our group of food writers discusses their favorite places to take a date. And we learn about the rise and development of West Houston in the Nineteenth Century.

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The Full Menu: Where to Find Healthy Food in the New Year

Posted on · On the latest installment of The Full Menu, food writers Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine and David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine, talk about places to get healthy food options to help you keep those New Year’s resolutions in 2017. Restaurants Mentioned in This Edition: Green Seed Pat Greer’s Kitchen Café Th Local Foods Dish […]

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Happy Friday, and the Good the Bad and the Ugly: Friday’s Show (November 11, 2016)

Posted on · Every once in a while, after a period of serious, heavy – okay, let’s face it, even occasionally depressing news, we like to take some time out to give you the opportunity to focus on the good news in your life. It could be about your personal life, about your friends or family, about that […]

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The Full Menu: New Restaurant Offerings in Greater Houston

Posted on · It seems like almost every day new restaurants are springing up in Greater Houston. We last dedicated time to those new places when we first began our foodie segment, The Full Menu, two years ago. So, we felt it was time to revisit new openings and see what the city has to offer. Our gaggle […]

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The Full Menu: Best Spots for 2016 Houston Restaurant Weeks

Posted on · Houston Restaurant Weeks, or HRW, began in 2003 as a way to help boost business in August – a normally quiet month for the restaurant industry – and to benefit the Houston Food Bank. It was created by local food talk show host Cleverley Stone and has grown from a one-week event into a month-long […]

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The Full Menu: Houston’s Best Pizza

Posted on · When it comes to pizza, New York has it by the slice, Chicago has its deep dish and Houston has well — what does Houston have? In the latest edition of The Full Menu, we asked our Houston food writers to take us on a tour of the city’s pizza places. Our conversation features: Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia […]

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Chef Robert Del Grande Discusses His 35 Years in the Houston Culinary Scene

Posted on · Chef Robert Del Grande began his life as a biochemist in California. But after chasing a girl (his wife Mimi) to Houston, he joined her at her sister’s restaurant called Café Annie. What followed over his next 35 years in the Houston culinary scene included winning the city’s first James Beard Best Chefs – Southwest Award […]

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Justin Yu Is Third Houstonian to Take James Beard Best Chef Southwest Award

Posted on · For the third time, a Houston chef has won the James Beard “Best Chef Southwest” Award. Established in 1990, James Beard awards are generally considered the culinary equivalent of the Oscars. Justin Yu of Oxheart won the award at the James Beard Foundation Gala in Chicago on May 2. It was Yu’s third time as a […]

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The Full Menu: Best Places to Eat in The Heights

Posted on · The Greater Houston region is a big sprawling area, and if you live in one particular part, chances are that’s where you spend most of your time eating out. That’s why, from time to time, we wanted to focus on good food spots in particular neighborhoods. On this edition of The Full Menu, our foodies begin with […]

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The Full Menu: Houston’s Best Food Trucks

Posted on · Food trucks have been a staple in Houston for some years now. Some have had so much success as mobile trucks, their owners have expanded to a fleet of trucks. Others have become popular brick-and-mortar restaurants. And when they leave the food truck game, others pop up to fill the gap — while some prefer […]