Where do you take out-of-town visitors to eat in Houston?
Locals, where do you take out-of-town guests to eat when you want to show them around Houston? The restaurant doesn’t have to be the “best” or even your favorite, but rather someplace intimate, exciting, or nostalgic -- The kind of place you bookmark in your brain and save for the perfect outing with the perfect person.
🔒 Blue Bell Ice Cream bracket: Vote for your favorite flavors here
For this writer, there’s little better on a warm Texas day than a cool, sweet scoop of Blue Bell ice cream. On that, many Texas ice cream addicts can agree. Much more divisive, though, is this -- Which Blue Bell Ice cream flavor is best?
‘The Warwick’ brings new fine dining to Houston early spring
One of Houston’s hottest dining destinations, The Warwick, is set to open early Spring in the former Houston’s Restaurant space at 5888 Westheimer Rd. at Fountain View Drive. The Warwick will provide an elevated dining experience boasting New American Fare with Southern influences.
PHOTOS: What people are eating at the 2022 Houston Rodeo
There are over 60 food vendors at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo this year -- that includes these wild new offerings and the Gold Buckle Foodie Award winners. Put simply, you’ve got plenty of food to choose from. Scroll below to view some of the decadent Houston Rodeo treats you should can track down at NRG Park this year. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you.
Husband and wife get ‘Out the Mud’ to build booming seafood delivery business
After evacuating their home in Louisiana in 2016 due to catastrophic floods Jamie and Stanley Alford had to find a way to start over, and they did just that - relocating to Houston with their family, where they managed to get out the mud and triumph together.
Aid official: Afghanistan's crises get 'progressively worse'
A senior international aid official says Afghanistan is being hit by multiple crises that are “progressively getting worse,” with drought, economic collapse and displacement all pushing the population into catastrophic hungerwashingtonpost.com
For Those With Eating Disorders, Holidays In A Pandemic Can Create Extra Anxiety – Houston Public Media
Those with eating disorders have reported worsening symptoms while staying socially distant. "The food anxiety still lies there,” she said. The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered or worsened eating disorders for many others. A study conducted by the International Journal for Eating Disorders found that symptoms worsened across the board for people with anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorders nationwide since the lockdowns in March. But for those with eating disorders, food can be a minefield of triggers.houstonpublicmedia.org
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Woodlands doctor on frontlines dies battling the virus The doctor's colleagues at HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball issued a statement about his death. Tourists threaten to overrun West Texas hospitals The surge of COVID-19 patients into West Texas hospitals is overwhelming staff and doctors.chron.com
Feeling thirsty? Here are 10 breweries you can safely enjoy a cold pint at
Here are 34 bars and taprooms reopening in the Houston area starting todayAlthough not all bars and breweries are open, we rounded 10 breweries in the Houston area where you can enjoy a cold pint while practicing safe distancing. Address: 2206 Edwards St, Houston, TX 77007Website: hollerbeer.comPhone: (832) 781-0555Safety Measures: The taproom is now open for outdoor seating only. No crowding around the bar and tables, inside or outside. Local Group BrewingAddress: 1504 Chapman St, Houston, TX 77009Website: localgroupbrewing.comPhone: (713) 429-1884Safety Measures: The taproom is currently limited to its capacity. 4J Brewing CompanyAddress: 1348 Cedar Post Ln, Houston, TX 77055Website: 4jbrewingcompany.comPhone: (713) 678-0776Cheers!
Healthy eating for kids: How to talk to them about good food habits
By modeling, parents can give kids a framework to help set their little ones up healthy eating habits as they mature. But in trying to coerce kids into eating healthy foods such as whole grains or vegetables, parents could inadvertently make their children overeat. To try and kickstart healthy eating behaviors in their kids, many parents find themselves offering rewards or incentives to kids who keep eating, even if it's past the point of fullness. Incorporate healthy foods into things they already like: You can pair healthy foods with more delectable ones. Along with eating healthy foods, the AHA's dietary recommendations also suggest being physically active for at least 60 minutes per day.
Cooking with parents: Peli Peli owner makes Vietnamese dish with his mom
Peli Peli Co-owner Thomas Nguyen shares his familys take on the staple, plus some insider secrets from his mom, Lan Nguyen. Thomas Nguyen, Co-owner of Peli Peli, shares his mother's recipe for Vietnamese spring rolls and memories of mom and food from his childhood. Thomas Nguyen, Co-owner of Peli Peli, shares his mother's recipe for Vietnamese spring rolls and memories of mom and food from his childhood. Thomas Nguyen, Co-owner of Peli Peli, shares his mother's recipe for Vietnamese spring rolls and memories of mom and food from his childhood. Thomas Nguyen, Co-owner of Peli Peli, shares his mother's recipe for Vietnamese spring rolls and memories of mom and food from his childhood.
SUPPORT LOCAL: 5 brand-new businesses in Spring you can help stay afloat
HOUSTON KPRC 2 is continuing to feature local businesses as the Houston economy re-opens. In this feature, we have listed some newly opened or reopened businesses in Spring to support. Address: Old Town Spring, 26408 Preston AvenuePhone: (832) 244-1516Hours: Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Address: 6633 Spring Stuebner Road #325Phone: (346) 236-6988Hours: Closed Mondays, open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 9 p.m. Sundays. Tapout Fitness - Opened September 2019Tapout Fitness offers explosive boxing, kickboxing, boot camp, and martial arts classes for adults and kids.
Get free kids meals all summer long at Taco Cabana
Kids can get a free lunch every weekday this summer from Taco Cabana. Kids 12 years old and younger can get a meal which includes a bean and cheese taco, chips and queso and a milk between 11 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday. No purchase is necessary to pick up a free kids meal. Taco Cabana is offering the deal to provide relief to families financially impacted by COVID-19. Free kids meals are only available to-go through the drive-thru and children must be present and accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Picky eating linked to demanding parents who limit foods, study says
Lower levels of picky eating in children were associated with parents imposing few restrictions on foods and a lack of pressure to eat. Researchers asked parents to respond to questionnaires describing their child's level of picky eating and how the parents were handling the issue. Picky eaters and weightThe good news about picky eating is that studies show it doesn't appear to cause weight gain. That was evident in this new study as well, where picky eating was associated with lower body mass (BMI) scores. More reassuring: Giving up the power struggle over food may actually cut your childs picky eating behavior.
TV chef Aaron Bludorn secures a spot for his new Fourth Ward restaurant opening this summer
HOUSTON Chef Aaron Bludorn will depart his New York City home to plant his restaurant roots at Houstons Fourth Ward, soon. The TV chef who starred in Netflixs culinary competition The Final Table secured a place for his brand new restaurant Bludorns, located on 807 Taft in the Montrose area, Eater Houston reported. Details on menu items have not been released yet, but Bludorn says diners should expect a polished and charismatic, but not too fussy experience, according to his restaurant website. The news of his Houston arrival came last year after Bludorn announced on his Instagram he would leave his Executive Chef position at Cafe Boulud in New York City. Follow the restaurants new Instagram page for updates.
SUPPORT LOCAL: 5 unique women-owned businesses in The Woodlands you should get to know
HOUSTON KPRC 2 is continuing to feature local businesses as the Houston economy re-opens. Today were featuring women-owned businesses in The Woodlands. Salon Genesis is a tanning salon that has been voted as Best Spray Tan in The Woodlands since 2009, according to its website. Its services include an organic-based spray tan and teeth whitening using a lightening gel along with a high powered UV light. Phone: (832) 930-9355Help us congratulate Crystle on her incredible results on the 2030 Fast Track Program.
These are the most ordered foods in each state during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Yelp
Despite being unable to dine-in at restaurants, Americans still satisfied their cravings with delivery orders. Yelp did some research to find the most popular delivery order in every state during the coronavirus pandemic. The data revealed some interesting results, like thin crust pizza being the most ordered food in Illinois and Louisiana not being the state that placed the most orders for crawfish. Here are the most ordered foods in each state during the coronavirus pandemic:Alabama Nachos(none)Alaska GumboArizona Tacos(Chela's)Arkansas Spring RollsSpring Rolls (Pixabay)California Bubble Tea(Photo: Goa L./Yelp)Colorado Crab RangoonCrab Rangoon (Serious Eats)Connecticut Cheese Pizza(Getty Images)Washington, D.C. BiscuitsDelaware Pho(Photo: Lindsay D./Yelp)Florida Garlic RollsMamaLovesFood.com (MamaLovesFood.com)Georgia Wings(Photo: Stephanie Michelle P./Yelp)Hawaii Bubble Tea(Photo: Goa L./Yelp)Idaho Cheese Pizza(Getty Images)Illinois Thin Crust PizzaThin Crust Pizza (King Arthur Flour)Indiana Poke BowlsPoke Bowl (Pixabay)Iowa Burgers(Photo: BurgerFi/Yelp)Kansas Gyros(Photo: Madiha/Yelp)Kentucky Gyros(Photo: Madiha/Yelp)Louisiana SushiMaine Pad Thai(Verdine)Maryland Gyros(Photo: Madiha/Yelp)Massachusetts General Tsos ChickenGeneral Tsos Chicken (Pixabay)Michigan Bubble Tea(Photo: Goa L./Yelp)Minnesota Donuts(KPRC)Mississippi CatfishCatfish (Cracker Barrel)Missouri Belgian FriesBelgian Fries (Pixabay)Montana Egg RollsNebraska SushiNevada Spam MusubiSpam Musubi (Kawaling Pinoy)New Hampshire Crab RangoonCrab Rangoon (Serious Eats)New Jersey Cheese Pizza(Getty Images)New Mexico Green Chile CheeseburgersGreen Chile Cheeseburgers (MasterCook)New York Cheese Pizza(Getty Images)North Carolina Tacos(Chela's)North Dakota Gyros(Photo: Madiha/Yelp)Ohio Deep Dish PizzaDeep Dish Pizza (Food Network)Oklahoma CroissantsOregon Loaded BurgersHamburger (Valeria Boltneva/Pexels photo)Pennsylvania Italian HoagiesItalian Hoagies (Food Network)Rhode Island General Tsos ChickenGeneral Tsos Chicken (Pixabay)South Carolina SushiSouth Dakota DumplingsTennessee Chicken TendersTexas CrawfishUtah Hot Wings(Photo: Stephanie Michelle P./Yelp)Vermont Burritos(Photo: Lola's Burrito & Burger Joint/Yelp)Virginia Tacos(Chela's)Washington Pad Thai(Verdine)West Virginia Bao BunsBao Buns (Pixabay)Wisconsin Pad Thai(Verdine)Wyoming Naan
After originally opening right before coronavirus, new BYOB Italian restaurant near Memorial Park re-opens
PortaVino is now reopened. The BYOB Italian restaurant initially opened on March 8 but was shuttered just eight days later amid the coronavirus pandemic, Paper City Mag reports. The restaurant is named PortaVino which in Italian translates to bring wine." PortaVino is operating up to 50% seating capacity and offers unlimited patio seating, in compliance with reopening guidelines. It is located at 7800 Washington Avenue, where it splits into Hempstead and Old Katy Road.
During coronavirus pandemic, a new crepe and waffle spot in Cypress opens up
Sleek Creperie & Cafe is now open in Cypress. The new cafe opened on May 22 after being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The crepe and waffle spot is offering a limited menu during its soft opening. Items include coffee, sweet and savory crepes, waffles, salads, sandwiches and wraps. Sleek Creperie & Cafe is located at 28610 Hwy 290, Suite F-02 Cypress, Texas.
These restaurants have the nicest, hardest-working waitstaff, according to Houstonians
HOUSTON Waitstaff works tirelessly to make your dining experiences a memorable one. We asked our KPRC 2 followers on Facebook and Instagram pages to give a special shout-out to the restaurant with the best serving staff. Heres what they said: KPRC 2 Instagram follower @litos07 gave a shout out to Nacho Nachos in Pearland. Best staff, and great food! Valerie Garcia Moderski is showing love to Hacienda Real Mexican Grill & Cantina in Fulshear. Rigo and his staff are top notch!Other followers gave KPRC 2 a handful of restaurants that have some of the best waitstaff.
SUPPORT LOCAL: 9 of the best-rated Mexican restaurants in Cypress
Address: 9740 Barker Cypress Road, Suite 105Phone: (281) 345-7632Las Maanitas Mexican Restaurant - Rating 4.2Las Maanitas Mexican Restaurant is a family-owned and operated business founded in 2004. The restaurant offers authentic Mexican food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, carry-out and catering for events of all sizes. Posted by Las Mananitas - Cypress on Sunday, May 17, 2020La Maria Mexican Restaurant - Rating 4.3La Maria Mexican Restaurant serves classic Mexican platters like tamales, quesadillas and tostadas. Address: 17445 Spring Cypress Road #APhone: (281) 373-0559Ambriza Social Mexican Kitchen - Rating 4.3This restaurant offers traditional Mexican food with a twist. Order today to try the most authentic Mexican food in... Posted by Ambriza Social Mexican Kitchen on Thursday, April 30, 2020This family-owned fixture offers made-from-scratch Mexican food.
Cooking with parents: KPRC team member makes an Indian dish with her dad
KPRC Multimedia Sales Planner Niharika Vishwakarma tried her hand at the recipe with a little help from her dad, Rajesh Vishwakarma. A little spicy in the morning gets your metabolism going.KPRC Multimedia Sales Planner, Niharika Vishwakarma, shares insight into family through Indian food. KPRC Multimedia Sales Planner, Niharika Vishwakarma, shares insight into family through Indian food. KPRC Multimedia Sales Planner, Niharika Vishwakarma, shares insight into family through Indian food. KPRC Multimedia Sales Planner, Niharika Vishwakarma, shares insight into family through Indian food.
Houstonians say these 5 places and chefs make the best devils food cake
HOUSTON In honor of National Devils Food Cake Day on Tuesday, we asked our social media followers where they find the best devils food cake in Houston. Heres what they recommended:Fluff Bake BarAddress: 1701 15th Street, HoustonWebsite: fluffbakebar.comMany of our Instagram followers praised Fluff Bake Bars Veruca Salt cake, which is a devils food cake topped with salted caramel buttercream and pretzel pieces, named after one of the characters from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.***SOLD OUT. *** WE MADE A FEW CAKES... 6 Veruca salt available ONLINE for pick up tomorrow. AshleyCakesAddress: 2032 TC Jester, HoustonWebsite: ashleycakeshouston.comRecommended by KPRC 2 Instagram follower @smpiccolo, AshleyCakes is located in the Heights and serves several chocolatey versions of cakes, including Devils Food. Chef MandersInstagram: chef_perezamandaSeveral KPRC 2 Instagram followers praised Chef Manders for her cakes, including @jessicaleal1995, who gives her three thumbs up.
HISD launching curbside summer meals program for students on June 1
HOUSTON As the school year comes to a close, Houston ISD is transitioning to a curbside summer meals program for students. Children are not required to be present, but the driver must show proof of enrollment in any school district (report card, student id, etc.) By modifying our traditional summer meals program, we can continue to feed our students in a safe way.Mandated by the state, the transition to the summer meals program marks the end of the districts community feeding efforts, held in partnership with the Houston Food Bank. For a list of current weekday community distribution sites, visit www.HoustonISD.org/HealthAlerts. For more information on the summer meals program and to see a map of food distribution sites, please visit houstonisd.org/summermeals.
Kin Dee Thai Cuisine officially opens in the Heights this Friday
Kin Dee Thai Cuisine is officially opening for service Friday, May 22 in the Heights. The restaurant offers a made-from-scratch, authentic Thai cuisine inspired by four distinct food regions of Thailand, with an emphasis on noodle-based entrees. Kin Dee also has a menu of 13 signature cocktails, and will serve a selection of wine, draft beer and Thai beer. Kin Dee is able to seat 77 guests, including 14 seats at the bar, and offers an additional 20 seats on the patio facing Shepherd. Kin Dee is located at 1533 N Shepherd Drive, Suite 160 at the Market at Houston Heights.
5 Texas ross to try this summer
Shelly Wilfong, a Dallas-based wine educator and host of the forthcoming podcast This Is Texas Wine, says the states wineries are crafting well-regarded, award-winning products that deserve attention. If you havent given ros a chance, spring and summer months are the perfect time to try a chilled glass. Though most Texas grapes are grown in the High Plains near Lubbock, there are nearly 500 wineries scattered around the state producing all manner of pink wine. 2019 Dandy RosProduced by Austin-based winemaker Rae Wilson, this lovely, light-bodied, dry French Provenal-style wine is made primarily from grapes grown in the Texas High Plains. 2019 Lewis Wines Round Mountain RosThis new wine is unique because its made entirely from grapes grown in the Texas Hill Country.
Ragin Cajun Westchase restaurant permanently closing after 20 years
Ragin Cajun located in the Westchase District will serve its last guests on Sunday, May 17. After 20 years the restaurant located on Westheimer road is permanently closing. Through its last day of business, the restaurant will continue to offer its limited menu for takeout orders only. For the last 20 years, our Westchase location has served up authentic cajun food and fresh Louisiana seafood - straight from the bayou, owners Luke Sr. and Dominic Mandola wrote on Facebook. We have enjoyed being a member of the Westchase community and would like to thank our Westchase customers for their continued support.Sunday, May 17, 2020 will be the last day for service at the Ragin' Cajun Westchase Location located at 9600 Westheimer... Posted by Ragin Cajun on Thursday, May 14, 2020The original Ragin Cajun located on Richmond Ave. remains open.
McDonalds is going to look drastically different when it opens
When McDonald's restaurants reopen their dining rooms, customers should expect stickers on the floor encouraging social distancing and the closure of self-serve beverage bars. Franchisees, which operate over 90% of all McDonald's world-wide, will have to pay for their own supplies, the document said. It spells out how to keep customers six feet away from each other, and mandate the use of some personal protective equipment. Customers aren't required to wear masks, but masks should be available to them upon request in municipalities where face coverings are required. McDonald's highly recommends workers use a "thumbs up" to check back in with customers who are eating at tables.
If you eat at these local restaurants next week, UHD students impacted by the coronavirus will get financial help
We are grateful that restaurants throughout the Greater Houston Area recognize the challenges faced by our students, UHD President Dr. Juan Snchez Muoz said. Customers should inform restaurants that they are supporting UHD Grub for Gators when placing their orders. Monday, May 18Gringos (Spirit Day) - 12330 Southwest Fwy, StaffordMention UHD Grub for Gators or present this flyer or when ordering. Bullritos (Charitibull Event) 2617 Underwood Dr., La PorteMention UHD Grub for Gators or present this flyer or when ordering. Saturday, May 23Jasons Deli - 1275 Kingwood Dr.Customers must RSVP to support Grub for GatorsSunday, May 24 noon to 8 p.m.Raising Canes - 9527 Broadway, Pearland
Chick-fil-A is launching a meal kit as more people eat at home
Chick-fil-A is rolling out a meal kit as more people eat at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. Each individual restaurant will decide whether to offer the meal kits, but Chick-fil-A expects at least half of its locations to opt in. Most meal kit companies operate as subscription services. The Chick-fil-A meal kits can only be ordered individually for delivery or pickup Chick-fil-A hopes that people will pick up a dinner kit when they drive by for breakfast or lunch. This month, Chick-fil-A started selling 16-ounce bottles of its signature and Polynesian sauces at Publix, Target, Walmart and Winn-Dixie stores in Florida.
Score an all you can eat breakfast plate to-go for under $7 at Houstons New Spot Eatery
HOUSTON Creating value is my passion, said Sean Shah, founder and owner of New Spot Eatery located at 12102 Westheimer Road. On any given night, youll find New Spot Eatery filled with customers hanging out and listening to a live local artists. New Spot Eatery located in Houston, Texas (KPRC)However, this once popular hangout spot is now filled with empty chairs and the sounds of phones ringing nonstop for takeout orders. New Spot Eatery has always offered their $6.99 All you can eat breakfast meal but is now adapting to a takeout option. Customers can now choose five breakfast items for that same price.
Cereal lovers rejoice! Houstons first cereal bar is coming to Katy in June
Taste Buds Cereal Bar will have a soft grand opening on June 19 and will be the first cereal brick and mortar shop in Houston to satisfy those with a sweet tooth. During its soft grand opening, the cereal bar will feature a limited menu and its one-of-kind Taste Bud Creations. Taste Buds Cereal Bar will also be providing specials to graduates, students and teachers. The cereal bar will be operating daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and close on Sundays. For updates and more information about the cereal bar, you can visit their website here.
These Houston-area restaurants serve up the best Jambalaya, according to KPRC viewers
View this post on Instagram Week 5 of #NationalSoupMonth is Jambalaya. #Jambalaya consists mainly of meat and vegetables mixed with rice. Jambalaya is a #Louisiana #Creole dish of Spanish and French influence. Jambalaya originated in the Caribbean Islands. The Spanish culture mixed with the native foods created what is known as Jambalaya.
These are the best nachos spots in Houston, as shared by KPRC 2 viewers
HOUSTON Nachos are one of the joys of living, but where can you get the best offering in the Houston area? KPRC 2 asked on social media and viewers answered with their recommendations and there were many. Where do you get the best nachos in the Houston area? Let us know and we'll put a list together of the best spots. Aguirres27727 Tomball Parkway, Tomball, TX 77375Alma Latina2203 N Shepherd Dr. Houston Texas 77008Taqueria ArandasMultiple locationsBodegas Taco Shop1200 Binz #160 Houston, TX 77004ChachosMultiple locationsCheddarsMultiple locationsChuysMultiple locationsEl JimadorMultiple locationsGoode Company Taqueria4902 Kirby DriveGriffs3416 Roseland St, Houston, TX 77006GringosMultiple locationsHarris County Smokehouse 19811 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77065Jaxs GrillMultiple locationsLas Ventanas Restaurant14555 Grisby Rd, Houston, TX 77079Luckys Pub Multiple locationsMolinas Cantina Multiple locationsNacho Nachos 1330 Broadway Street Pearland, TexasNinfas on Navigation2704 Navigation Blvd Houston, TX 77003PappasitosMultiple locationsRanchito6873 S. Gessner Houston, TX 77036Soulfood Vegan2901 Emancipation Ave Houston, TX 77004Taqueria Tepatitlan 4720 North Main St. Houston TX 77009Where would you add to our list?
Where you can drink, eat, stay and unwind in Fredericksburg
I spy the occasional shop offering T-shirts, fudge, and German beer steins, but altogether I find a more sophisticated Fredericksburg. Just a short drive from downtown Fredericksburg, wine tourists find more than 50 wineries and vineyards, and in Gillespie County alone, the count is nearly 30 wineries. As is the case at almost every tasting room in the world, guests have the option to try a flight of small pours. Main Street still buzzes with beer lovers, and Fredericksburg Brewing Company, which opened in 1994, has never been more popular. But my favorite galleries and shops take me off Main Street, southward along Lincoln Street.