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International Delight

by Nicole Marin  |  09.01.14
The Downtown bar and restaurant scene has a new kid on the block. Springbok, which originally got its start in Los Angeles, has only been open in Houston for a ...

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Houston’s Beer Scene Gets Crafty

by Amber Ambrose  |  09.01.14
Just as Downtown is undergoing a renaissance, so is the world of craft beer in Houston. The two go hand in hand, with more local, small-batch-brewed beers on tap in ...

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Designed to Inspire

by Sandra Cook  |  03.01.14
You don’t have to be a museum curator to appreciate the dynamic art gallery that punctuates the concrete grid and green spaces of Downtown Houston.  Sure, a museum curator will ...

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Sol Cafe Mejicano

Cafe Sol Mejicano is run by mother and daughter team Raquel Ramos and Marysol Hernandez, respectively. Raquelruns the kitchen, making her delicious Tex-Mex dishes from 100% fresh ingredients and prepared ...

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Minute Maid Park

You’re in a Major League Baseball park for goodness sake. Arrange batting practice on the field, run the bases or say “I do” at home plate. Minute Maid Park can ...

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Home Plate Bar & Grill

A great hangout spot before or after an Astros ballgame. Enjoy American food with all menu items under $11!

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Park it!

by Melissa Fitzgerald  |  09.01.13
There’s something delightful about the sound of the word park. Images of lazing under a tree reading a book, eating lunch outside on the grass and cloud gazing through a ...

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A culinary journey

by Lauren Covington  |  09.01.13
With creative bites, a well-stocked bar and unique conversation pieces, Goro & Gun covers all the bases for adventurous lunch and dinner crowds. Joshua Martinez, Brad Moore and Ryan Rouse ...

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Batanga Falls Into Place

by Lauren Covington  |  06.01.13
Restaurant owner Brian Fasthoff has been visiting his brother in Houston for more than 20 years. An Atlanta native, he saw something special happening in Houston. “The scene is exploding, ...

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Game On!

by Holly Beretto  |  06.01.13
Standing outside the big, plate-glass window on the concrete plaza between Caroline and San Jacinto streets in downtown’s GreenStreet complex, you might – just for a minute – think you’ve ...

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Savory Selections: What's New at Morton's?

by Lauren Covington  |  03.01.13
Morton’s, the classic Chicago steakhouse, opened in 1978 when steak lunches were popular with a male-dominated work crowd. While the prime steaks never failed to please, the steakhouse scene began ...

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Neighborhood Noshing

by Holly Beretto  |  12.01.12
It’s easy to feel at home when you walk through the door at the newly opened Barnaby’s Cafe in Market Square. The casual-fare favorite opened its doors downtown in September, ...

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International Flavors, Entrepreneurial Ex-Pats

by Lauren Covington  |  09.01.12
The Veteran: Bibas Diner    233 Main At 78, Haritos Bibas opened what he estimates is his 25th restaurant. “I am working, I am alive, and I take pride in my ...

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Food of the Gods

by Lauren Covington  |  06.01.12
Niko Niko’s Greek & American Cafe has come a long way since its first day of business 35 years ago when the owners cashed out for the evening with a ...

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Crossroads

by Barbara Linkin Mendel  |  12.01.11
When celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez set about creating a menu for the new Crossroads at House of Blues he made sure he incorporated global flavors into classic American dishes while ...

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Tasty Trifecta

by Lauren Covington  |  09.01.11
The argument for the best pizza in town is often the subject of heated dinner table debate. Luckily, downtown boasts three deliciously different pie shops, any of which could claim ...

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Food Court Mecca

by Lauren Covington  |  06.01.11
Maybe you’ve stood in line for Doozo’s famous dumplings. Or perhaps you’ve sat down at Potbelly Sandwich Shop enjoying a pizza sandwich while listening to their live music. If you’ve ...

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Samba the Night Away

by Lauren McClendon  |  03.01.11
Perched in the heart of the Theater District at Bayou Place, Samba Grille is a sleek and inviting churrascaria providing speedy service to time-crunched theater patrons and on-the-go lunch crowds. ...

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Ziggy's With It

by Holly Beretto  |  12.01.10
“People love comfort foods – meatloaf, chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes  – because it tastes great,” says Kevin Strickland, owner of Ziggy’s Bar and Grill. “But it tastes great because ...

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Get Carried Away Downtown

May 25th, 2010 4:13 PM
OMG, OMG, Sex and the City 2 is a mere 2 days away!  I can barely contain my excitement!  My co-worker however, could not care less and thinks I am ...

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