The wildly inventive sausages at this Houston-area barbecue push the boundaries

Visiting a BBQ in Houston just a few years ago resulted in limited options when it came to ordering sausages. There were usually two choices: regular and jalapeño and cheese. These were made with pork and beef and purchased from a commercial distributor or made by a local butcher to …

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Coco robot delivery service opens with Austin restaurants

Coco, the Los Angeles-based robot delivery service, made its Austin debut this month. Austin restaurants participating in the program include Vaquero Taquero, Arpeggio Grill, Bambo Bistro, Clay Pit, DeSano Pizzeria, Tuk Tuk Thai and Aviator Pizza. The robots, which will be remotely controlled, will make deliveries in the South Lamar, …

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How UT researchers used your cell phone during the pandemic to save lives

AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s predictions about the pandemic that have guided public policy, warned hospital systems of surges, and been the subject of numerous reports to KXAN as a way to let the public know what’s to come. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of …

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This Frisco bakery brings its famous cookies to Addison

After finding success in Frisco, a boutique bakery brings its cookies to Addison. Cookie Society is opening a new location in Village on the Parkway, and if all goes according to plan, it will be open at the end of March. Co-owner Jeff Allen, who spoke to The Dallas Morning …

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A top chef returns to Tony’s famous kitchen, a bittersweet moment in the absence of the man himself

SOME UNDERSTAND THE controlled chaos of a restaurant. Some are curious to know what that life is like – what it takes for a team to perform at a high level – and what it was like to work alongside and learn from one of the best restorers in that …

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HEB monitors Mexico’s avocado ban as restaurants prepare to ‘smell it first’

News of a halt to US imports of avocados from Mexico surprised restaurants and vendors as much as consumers on Super Bowl Sunday. But HEB says it does not foresee any disruption at this time. “HEB is monitoring the situation closely and working with our suppliers,” Dya Campos, director of …

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Plans for a new $18 million elementary school and 4 other commercial projects filed recently in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

The following commercial projects have been filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Screenshot courtesy of Google Maps) Be the first to hear about new restaurants, businesses and facilities coming up or being renovated in the neighborhood with this daily roundup of commercial projects. The following commercial projects …

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Mici Handcrafted Italian has big plans for 2022 | pizza operations

Mici Handcrafted Italian has seven units in the Denver area. The company is poised for growth and plans to double in size in 2022. Mici Italian turns 18 this year, and the family-friendly, fast-casual concept is growing. Based on old world recipes developed by their father, Jeff, Michael and Kim …

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The longtime bagel spot is branching out with a new venture

The Rabbi ($14.95): Nova lox, whipped cream cheese, onions, tomatoes and capers are served on a bagel bun. (George Wiebe/Community Impact Journal) Something new meets something old in Bellaire with New York Eatery, an extension of the 46-year-old New York Deli and Coffee Shop founded on Hillcroft Avenue in Meyerland. …

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Texas restaurants gear up for Super Bowl Sunday – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

North Texas businesses are gearing up for a busy Super Bowl weekend with many bars and restaurants hosting fan watch parties. Super Bowl LVI between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals will be played on Sunday, February 13 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California. At The Social …

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4 shot and injured after Justin Bieber concert at Los Angeles restaurant

Filming of a Justin Bieber concert: 4 injured in front of a restaurant in Los Angeles Four people were shot and injured early Saturday after a fight broke out outside a Los Angeles restaurant hosting a party following a Justin Bieber concert, police said. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful Four people …

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This luxury home in the Dallas Design District features open living space and a commercial option

This hidden home in Dallas’ Design District offers luxury finishes and design elements, but you’d never guess it from the sidewalk view. The 5,592 square foot home is its own compound with gated access, four-car garages, an outdoor patio, and skyline views. To top it off, it also backs up …

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Main list of McDonald’s locations in Dallas selling the McPlant

McDonald’s has given foodies in Dallas-Fort Worth a great gift: North Texas will be one of the first regions in the United States to have the opportunity to try McPlant, the chain’s new plant-based burger. This follows a smaller test that began at eight restaurants in November 2021. (We did …

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PUD statesman wins unanimous support from Planning Commission

Friday February 11th, 2022 by Jonathan Lee A massive mixed-use development planned for the former Austin American Statesman The site moved closer to approval on Tuesday, receiving the Planning Commission’s unanimous recommendation – but not before commissioners spent several hours debating what changes they would like to see made to …

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Dave & Buster’s ink deal to stream UFC events

Photo courtesy of Dave & Buster Dave & Buster’s has partnered with mixed martial arts organization UFC to broadcast each of its fights at its restaurants, the restaurant chain announced Thursday. The move emphasizes the sports bar aspect of the chain, rather than its kid-friendly entertainment. Many of the chain’s …

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Is the artisanal barbecue really more expensive?

There’s a joke I often see on various online food groups related to contemporary barbecue tastes. “So they can charge more!” For everyday barbecue consumers, this may ring true. If you just want to fill your stomach, going to a less expensive chain restaurant may be the way to go. …

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Austin Humane Society will host the Puppy Bowl on Saturday

Austin American Statesman NORTH AUSTIN The Humane Society organizes the Puppy Bowl The Austin Humane Society Puppy Bowl will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event, presented by Heritage Ranch by HEB, will take place outdoors at the shelter, 124 W. Anderson Lane, and will include …

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McDonald’s Land, Air and Sea Burger should come with a warning

Satirist John Oliver once described the food hack of making a grilled cheese sandwich in an upturned pop-up toaster as “a billion dollar idea that’s also worthless”. McDonald’s offers menu suggestions to turn its sandwiches into senseless atrocities against your duodenum, and it’s the complete opposite of that idea, which …

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24 places in Katy to grab a slice of pizza

Check out one of these 24 restaurants in Katy that serves pizza. (Courtesy of Canva) Looking for a new pizzeria? In honor of National Pizza Day on February 9, here are 24 places in Katy to get a slice. This list is not exhaustive. 1. Adriatic Cafe Italian Grill Dinner …

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Pine Bluff, Portia and Springdale restaurants inducted into Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Three Arkansas restaurants have joined the Arkansas Heritage Arkansas Food Hall of Fame: Colonial Steak House in Pine Bluff, Dairy King in Portia, and Neal’s Cafe in Springdale. The three were announced Monday in a hybrid ceremony (part live, part Zoom) at the Central Arkansas Library System’s Ron Robinson Theater …

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Dickey’s restaurant brands offer big discounts for big game

Heat up your big game watch party with smoked wings and more – exclusively from Wing Boss Core-smoked wings, and more! Wing Boss Exclusive Wing Boss Exclusive Dallas, Feb. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dickey’s Restaurant Brands wants to help you get ready for the big game with an amazing …

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Things to do: Upcoming food events this week in Houston

Here’s a look at this week’s hottest culinary events: The whole week Galveston Restaurant Week The beloved island tradition of Galveston Restaurant Week returns, running now through Sunday, February 13 and offering discounted prix-fixe menus at dozens of the island’s best restaurants. This year’s lineup includes hot spots like BLVD …

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Blumenthal calls for more federal aid to help Connecticut breweries | Texas

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Sen. Richard Blumenthal is pushing for the extension of federal pandemic aid to restaurants to save struggling Connecticut craft breweries. On Friday, the Democrat visited the Labyrinth Brewing company in Manchester. The brewery was able to survive the downturn in business during the pandemic thanks to …

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Austin is under a boil water advisory in February 2022

The city of Austin has been under a boil water advisory since the evening of Saturday, February 5. For restaurants, food trucks and bars, this means that all water intended for cooking, washing vegetables and meat, creating beverages, making ice cream and general drinking must be brought to boil for …

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No offer for the restaurant Georgia ‘Old South’

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — A replica of a well-known Georgian restaurant that served Southern staples but also used racist imagery appears to be on the way to demolition despite objections from the local NAACP chapter. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported this week that no one showed up to bid on Aunt …

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Business Beat: Evergreen will open a Korean fusion restaurant | business beat

Seajin Kim and his wife, Stella Park, say they are bringing something new to Longview with their new Korean fusion restaurant, Evergreen Food Factory. The couple also own Evergreen Coffee and Dessert and Evergreen Tattoo in Gilmer Road and Evergreen Street in Longview. Kim said he is nearing completion of …

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Bars and restaurants lead January recruitment spree

(Stock) The leisure and hospitality industry added 151,000 jobs in January, accounting for nearly a third of all positions added to the U.S. economy, according to government figures released Friday. The robust performance has eased fears that the Omicron variant would prevent people from returning to the labor market and …

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Introducing Restaurant Grease Trap Installation and Repair Services in Dallas-Fort Worth

North Texas Plumbing (817-371-0709), a professional plumbing company serving Dallas Fort Worth, Texas, has announced the launch of its grease trap installation and repair services. Watauga, United States – February 3, 2022 — The newly launched services are designed for operators of catering establishments. Having a grease trap is essential …

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Austin Drive-In Theater Blue Starlite Opens at Garbo’s Restaurant

Local mini drive-in movie chain Blue Starlite is opening a new location in North Austin seafood restaurant Garbo’s this month. The outdoor theater setup will be in the restaurant parking lot at 2709 North MoPac beginning Friday, February 18. The full menu will be available, including lobster rolls, oysters, crab …

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New movie-themed restaurant dazzles Galleria with gold-wrapped steak

A new restaurant aims to introduce what it calls “Modern American Vibe Dining” to Houston. Opening on Monday February 7, diners will find that Juliet does things a little differently than most restaurants (5857 Westheimer Rd.). It starts with the entrance, which looks like a movie theater lobby with a …

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Houston restaurants takeover of downtown street extended for another year, signaling what could happen in other parts of the Bayou City

According to David Fields, the city’s chief transportation planner, a seven-block stretch of downtown Main Street is a perfect example of how Houston can redesign its roads. A pedestrian square to the south. The Metropolitan Transit Authority red line runs down the center of the street. Diners eat outdoors in …

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Austin restaurants and food trucks close ahead of February winter storm

Huge winter storm Landon makes landfall in Austin tonight bringing sub-zero temperatures, rain, sleet to the area, creating potentially dangerous conditions and bringing back memories of what happened during the last big freeze in Texas. As a precaution, many restaurants and food trucks in Austin are preemptively closing on Thursday, …

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Barbecue At Home Introduces New Date Nightclub

Dallas, 02 Feb. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by planning a romantic night in from the comfort of your own home — no reservations required! Let Barbecue At Home by Dickey’s help you decide what to have for dinner, so you and your …

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Ultra Private Houston Retreat Opens to the Public for a VIP Wine Event Like No Other

Oreal estate aficionados and connoisseurs will find something to suit their tastes on February 12 when the posh clubs of Houston Oaks open their very private grounds and pavilions surrounded by oak trees for the third annual Wine & Food Classic. It’s true. The public is invited with tickets starting …

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The 40/40 List for 2022: America’s Hottest Startups

Big chicken Units: ten Headquarter: Vegas Shaquille O’Neal is no restaurant rookie. He’s had a role in the Krispy Kreme and Five Guys franchises, and even a fine dining restaurant in Los Angeles. Not to mention, a headline-grabbing appointment in 2019 to Papa Johns’ board, which included investing in nine …

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Inspire Development embarks on massive mixed-use Pearson Ranch project in northwest Austin

When fully constructed, Pearson Ranch will span 156 acres and provide office, retail, dining, housing and hotels. (Courtesy of Inspire Development) Inspire Development has paved the way on Pearson Ranch, a 156-acre mixed-use project that aims to bring office space, retail, hotels, housing and parks to an area called the …

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McDonald’s celebrates Lunar New Year in the Metaverse

McDonald’s is jumping into the metaverse. The burger giant said Monday it was working with Humberto Leon, co-founder of fashion brand Opening Ceremony, to create an interactive exhibit in the metaverse that will honor the Lunar New Year. “McDonald’s Hall of Zodiacs: 2022 Lunar New Year with Humberto Leon,” features …

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Houston’s Biggest BBQ Festival Returns April 3

The 9th Annual Houston BBQ Festival returns to Houston on April 3 at the Humble Civic Center Arena Complex in Humble. Shown: beef ribs. Photo: Robert J. Lerma After a two-year Covid hiatus, the Houston BBQ Festival returns this year to the Humble Civic Center Arena Complex on Sunday, April …

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21 restaurants that opened in the Bay Area in 2021, 3 soon in 2022

The Burger Joint opened in 2021. (Courtesy of The Burger Joint) Throughout the year, Community Impact Journal keeps track of new and new restaurants and bars opening in the Bay Area. Here is a non-exhaustive list of new restaurants opening in 2021 classified by type of cuisine. “> American 1. …

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Goodtaste TV’s Tanji Patton shares healthy eating trends to get you back on track in 2022

HOUSTON – If you are looking to relaunch your diet in 2022 and eat cleaner and healthier, you are in the trend! Goodtaste TV’s Tanji Patton is here to help you reach your nutritional goals. Some common food trends you’ll see in restaurants and on menus this year include – …

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Dallas Restaurant plans to expand with Super Bowl trip – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Since opening in 2015, Café Momentum has become well known on the Dallas dining scene, not only for its farm-fresh dishes, but also for the young men and women who serve it. “My probation officer referred me. Honestly, this place was just to come here and get a paycheck,” Jedarrian …

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Consumer optimism improves as DFW companies recover from Omicron – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The omicron variant of COVID-19 impacted the retail and restaurant industry during the critical holiday season, a time many were counting on to make up for losses. But new data shows that as fast as the variant has swept through cities across the country, it can roll out just as …

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Solving the Shortage of Good Jobs: Local Restaurants Get Creative to Attract Workers

Giant “WE’RE HIRING” signs hang on the sides of buildings in cities across North Texas. In the midst of a staff shortage, the questions for employers have become “How do I staff my restaurant?” and “How can I retain the experienced staff I already have?” How about a fully funded …

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Believe it or not, the economy grew last year at the fastest pace since 1984

People shop at The Galleria mall in Houston during Black Friday on November 26, 2021. The economy grew strongly last year, but at an uneven pace due to the pandemic. //Getty Images, Brandon Bell Last year saw the fastest economic growth since Ronald Reagan was president. But for many people, …

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Texas DQ Restaurants Celebrate 75 Years

Special for the Avalanche-Journal | Lubbock Avalanche Log BEDFORD — For 75 years, DQ restaurants in Texas have been friendly gathering places where fans enjoy delicious treats and eats and create fond memories. And as DQ Restaurants across Texas prepare to celebrate this unique anniversary, they’re asking fans to share …

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11 Last-Minute Romantic Getaways to Texas for Valentine’s Day

RDares are nice, candy is fine, but if there’s one absolutely foolproof Valentine’s Day gift, it’s a romantic getaway. In honor of love-themed vacations, we’re highlighting some of the best hotel stays (with incentive offers) across Texas, because the only thing better than a thoughtful retreat is a short and …

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The Clever New Speakasis For A Clandestine Cocktail Party In Dallas

EEveryone loves a good speakeasy. With so many hotels, restaurants, and bars opening in Dallas, there has been an influx of elusive new places to discover (in addition to our city’s longstanding affinity for hidden cocktails). From an old-school getaway in Grapevine to several secluded spots around town, these are …

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Houston’s New Wave of Wine Shops Offer More Than Wine

Gina and Joe Stayshich always knew that the business they were going to open together, the one they had envisioned over the past decade, would be centered around wine. They opened Bodega Bellaire Thanksgiving week with lots more. “Our vision for the store was to bring our favorite things,” Gina …

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The Halal Guys brings its culinary traditions to Pearland

Halal Guys started with two Egyptian brothers, a few food carts in New York, and a dream of success. Three decades later, The Halal Guys is a restaurant chain that continues to grow its brand internationally, with multiple locations in Houston, including a new restaurant in Pearland. The Pearland Restaurant, …

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Austin Bakery Texas French Bread Catches Fire

Austin’s favorite bakery and restaurant, Texas French Bread, caught fire Monday night Jan. 24. Although no one was injured, the building was declared a total loss by firefighters, as reported by KVUE. Texas French Bread is located at 2900 Rio Grande Street in the Heritage District. Workers called firefighters to …

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An innovative restaurant offering chicken sandwiches is coming to Dallas

A restaurant concept from Denver known for its all-natural crispy chicken sandwich is coming to Dallas: bird calla small chain founded in 2016 that serves chicken sandwiches and salads, will make its Texas debut in Carrollton, in a former Taco Cabana at 3232 E. Hebron Pkwy., with an opening scheduled …

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Best things to do this week: January 24-30, 2022

Katie’s Seafood House, one of more than 30 participating restaurants offering meals and special prices during Galveston Restaurant Week | Photo courtesy of Visit Galveston Update: Monday, January 24, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. Make the most of your week with our top 10 picks and things to do this week …

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BCS Restaurants Raises Awareness of Rett Syndrome with New Book Sale

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) — A Texas A&M professor has a daughter who lives with a rare genetic neurological disorder called Rett syndrome, and a few local restaurants are trying to raise awareness by selling a book that raises money for research. Clifford Fry describes his daughter Ashley as the …

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Suspect charged with killing Humble outside Chuck E. Cheese

Humble police detectives charged a murder suspect on Saturday in the murder of a father on New Year’s Eve who was heading to a Chuck E. Cheese for his child’s birthday party. Antoine Daniel Badon, 27, of Humble has been cautioned in the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Calogero Duenes, court …

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Around town: Thank you for the restaurants we still have

A few nights ago I went out for one of my weekly dinners with Uncle Jim. It’s always a back and forth for where to go because we have so many amazing restaurants in the Wyoming Valley. Virtually every type of cuisine is available, the portions are generous, and the …

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34 new dining options open in 2021 or coming in 2022 in the Lake Travis-Westlake area

Pizzeria i Fratelli is coming soon to West Lake Hills in the mall shared with Texas Honey Ham and Blenders & Bowls. (Courtesy of Fratelli) Key Average entries: $-up to $9.99, $$-$10-$19.99, $$$-$20 or more B-Breakfast/brunch H-Happy hour K-Kids menu American 1. Capriotti’s sandwich shop 3944 S.RM 620, Ste. 130, …

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Restaurant Review: Canje – Food

canje (Photos by Jana Birchum) Avocado Escabeche Named after the national bird of Guyana, Canje is the passion project of chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph, co-owner and executive pastry chef of Emmer & Rye. Canje offers Caribbean cuisine rooted in Bristol-Joseph’s native Guyana and spanning flavors and traditions from Puerto Rico to …

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‘We can’t live in a cave for the rest of our lives’: Restaurants and lawyer talk about lawsuit against city of Minneapolis – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Seven restaurants have joined forces in a joint lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis, arguing for the immediate repeal of the city’s vaccination or testing requirement for those who dine out. Plaintiffs listed in the lawsuit include Smack Shack, Sneaky Pete’s, Jimmy John’s, Bunkers Music Bar & …

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The World’s Most Unique McDonald’s Restaurants – Eat This Not That

If you close your eyes and imagine a McDonald’s restaurant, it probably looks like the same thing the next person is also imagining. An exterior with brick or beige painted walls, a dark brown roof, golden arches swooping down somewhere – you know the drill. And of course, the relative …

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The omicron-induced COVID-19 surge has hit some Texas restaurants and bars harder than others – Houston Public Media

Many Texas restaurants and bars have been forced to close temporarily — for days, a week, sometimes longer — as this latest wave of COVID-19 brings staff shortages and other challenges. As the Omicron variant began to catch on late last year, bar owner Lee Daugherty grew concerned. He began …

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Omicron-induced COVID-19 surge hits some Texas restaurants, bars harder than others

As the Omicron variant began to catch on late last year, bar owner Lee Daugherty grew concerned. He began to implement serious protocols among his staff at Alexandre, his establishment in the Oak Lawn neighborhood of Dallas, including bi-weekly testing. It wasn’t long before someone tested positive for COVID-19. “We …

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We’ve got a problem: getting your due: This week’s cover spotlights rapper J Soulja – Chronicles

Cover photo by Jana Birchum / Design by Zeke Barbaro How does a musical artist quantify success? In albums sold? Number of Spotify listeners? Or is it something less tangible? How do you measure the impact you have on a single listener? What about your peer community? In this week’s …

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New Montrose apartment complex offers serious resort perks, cosmopolitan vibe – Inside The Sterling at Regent Square

VSCould this be a resort in Scottsdale or is it actually a luxury apartment development in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood? As you stroll around the sprawling fourth-floor terrace with a massive pool, palm trees, linear fire pits, a water wall, gas grills, and all sorts of chic outdoor furniture, you can …

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The Adolphus is one of the most historic hotels in Texas

Posted in Texas Accommodation January 19, 2022 by Katie Lawrence If you’re a history buff — or just someone who loves a luxury vacation — you’ll love staying at the Adolphus in Dallas. Opened in 1912, the stately building is one of the most historic hotels in Texas. According to …

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CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Goode Co. Restaurants Announces New Concept in The Woodlands; Starbucks is now open in New Braunfels and more news

Goode Co. Restaurants will open the Goode Co. Fish Camp & Oyster Bar in place of the former Goode Co. Barbeque. (Ally Bolender/Community Impact Journal) Take a look at the five most trending stories across Community Impact JournalCoverage areas in Texas as of January 18. Note: The following articles were …

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The world’s largest Buc-ee convenience store will no longer be in Texas

New Braunfels’ famed Buc-ee’s, once considered the greatest travel hub of all time, lose his title when a new Buc-ee’s opens in Tennessee and becomes the world’s largest convenience store. It seems that not everything is bigger in Texas. For nearly all of its 40-year history, Buc-ee’s extraordinarily large gas …

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Betty White is the owner of this Houston brewery. Their 100th birthday party for her is still going on.

When Betty White passed away, a shrine began to form organically through her photo at Eureka Heights Brewing in Houston. Photo: Evan Camp Less than an hour after news of Betty White’s death was announced, fans began flocking to Eureka Heights Brewing to lay flowers, candles, drawings and other keepsakes …

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A Syracuse restaurant opened to much fanfare last summer. Six months later, it’s closed

Luna Loca, a “California Tex Mex” restaurant that opened to great acclaim in downtown Syracuse last summer, has closed for good. The restaurant at 304 E. Onondaga St. near Columbus Circle (in the former location of The Mission) served its last meals on Saturday, January 15. Owners Ryan and Leigh …

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🌱 MLK Day Events + Festival and Food Drive + New Austin Homes

Happy Monday neighbours! Here’s what’s happening around Austin today. First, today’s weather forecast: Sunny and warmer. High: 69 Low: 47. Here are today’s top stories in Austin: Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and “to commemorate the civil rights activist and his work” several events are taking place …

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Texas couple from Dude That Cookz website get new cookbook, Gordon Ramsay Love

Jhe kitchen is often the heart of a home. The place where memories and meals are made, and it just so happens to be the epicenter of Shanna and Eric Jones’ burgeoning culinary empire. With the imminent release of their first cookbook titled A healthier life in the South, a …

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Opening of Phase 1 of Lakeline Park in the summer at Cedar Park; Pflugerville officials consider changes to Lakeside Meadows and other area news

Construction is underway at Lakeline Park in Cedar Park. (Courtesy of the City of Cedar Park) Read top business and community news from the past week from central Texas. Cedar Park-Leander Opening of the first phase of Lakeline Park this summer in Cedar Park The first phase of Lakeline Park …

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Restaurants fill staff shortage in Somerset County

Labor shortage: American workers seek more incentives The United States is in the midst of one of the greatest labor shortages in history. Here’s what it will take to get more Americans back to work. Just the FAQ, USA TODAY Many restaurants in Somerset County are being forced to close …

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Dallas suburb has 7th hottest neighborhood for US shoppers

Forney’s population has increased by 60% from 2010 to 2020, and the growth shows no signs of slowing down. A new report from residential real estate platform Opendoor provides further evidence of the Dallas suburb’s continued popularity. Forney’s 75126 postcode ranks seventh on Opendoor’s new list of the country’s 10 …

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🌱 Chef Gallivan’s New Pizzeria + Texans Fire Chief Coach

Hey, Houston! Let’s get you caught up to start this day on an informed note. Here’s everything you need to know in Houston today. First, today’s weather forecast: Getting windier and cooler. High: 51 Low: 35. Here are the top stories in Houston today: 1. Popular Houston chef and twice …

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Hopdoddy Burger Bar and Grub Burger Bar Announce Merger

Texas-based burger joints Hopdoddy Burger Bar and Grub Burger Bar are joining forces as the HiBar Hospitality Group, bringing the total number of restaurants in Texas to 31, with another 19 locations elsewhere, according to a newly released group press release. form. Hopdoddy, an Austin-based burger restaurant, officially entered into …

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Automation is the future of food, and the future is now: AI on your plate – Food

The “workshop and backbone” of Iron Ox’s greenhouse automation system, the Grover mobile support robot navigates the greenhouse to get plant growing modules where they need to be and is able to lift over 1000 lbs. (Courtesy of Iron Ox) As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to require endless adaptations in …

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Cheers to a bigger and better brewery for TUPPS

On Friday, January 7, after a year’s delay, TUPPS Brewery inaugurated its new facility. The brewery expansion and relocation will be just one mile from their current brewery at 402 E. Louisiana St. in McKinney. The move will house a new 25,000 square foot production facility, slated to open in …

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Take a peek inside the downtown Laura Hotel, a modern take on Houston’s heritage

When the Allen brothers first sailed up Buffalo Bayou in 1837 to prove that the fledgling city of Houston had a waterway, they could not have imagined that 200 years from now, a luxury hotel amid towering skyscraper would bear the name of their boat. The Laura Hotel, Autograph Collection …

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The 5 BEST B & Bs in North Texas

Hotels can seem a bit impersonal, and renting homes can be a lot of work. However, the guest rooms offer all the comforts of home, with the added bonus of a host or hostess on site (whose whole mission is to make your stay as special as possible!). If you’re …

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The absolute best sushi in the United States

In the city of Las Vegas, indulgence is paramount. By this reputation, even though it has been thrown in one of the driest places in the world, far from any nearby stopovers, Vegas is still the place to be for great sushi. Like its sister city of LA, Las Vegas …

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Guy Fieri’s latest Food Network show features 3 fiery Texans

Chances are a resident of Texas will win A man’s chance of a lifetime, a reality TV show by chef-lebrity Guy Fieri on the Food Network. “Guy’s Chance of a Lifetime,” a reality show that aired on Food Network in early 2022, features three Texans: Eboni Henry (front left, from …

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Hidalgo brings Harris County back to its highest COVID-19 threat level. Is anyone listening?

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has again moved the county to its highest COVID-19 threat level, her office said. The announcement should be an old hat for Hidalgo, who has gone red three times since the start of the pandemic. “Sadly, today we find ourselves crossing a threshold that we …

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Annual Community Guide: Many restaurant and shopping companies came to Round Rock in 2021

4000 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock 4 Flix Brewery 2200 I-35 Frontage Road, Ste. B1, Round Rock 512-244-3549 www.flixbrewhouse.com $$ K 5 Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar 2600 N. I-35, Rocher Rond www.whikeycake.com COMING SPRING 2022 COFFEES 6 Brushy Creek Cafe 601 Conservation Drive, Austin 512-614-4299 www.brushycreekcafe.square.site $ CAJUN …

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Undermanned Eagles Blown By The Cowboys; Restaurant closed after hepatitis epidemic

Hello. Here are some of the best stories from across the region. WEATHER A little freezing rain there this morning and we’ll see a bit of wet stuff throughout the day. It remains cold with peaks barely reaching 40 degrees. CLICK HERE to check your local forecast. EAGLES Scrubs can’t …

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Social Lites – Historic Downtown Conroe

Events for downtown Conroe. This Saturday’s Sinatra Experience is a tribute to the Vegas man with Dave Halston. Lorrie Morgan will perform on January 29. Tickets for both events are available at www.CrightonTheater.org Buy tickets for “The Rainmaker,” which premieres Friday January 21 and runs through Saturday February 5 at …

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Upscale Mississippi Coast Restaurant Hosts Brunch

Drag queens Ivy Dripp and Lexis Redd D’ville open the drag brunch at White Pillars in Gulfport, Mississippi on Sunday, December 19, 2021. Almost everyone involved in the White Pillars always sold out monthly drag brunch agrees on the set – up seems unlikely. This is the Deep South, and …

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Sushi restaurant to open in former Christie’s space in Uptown Dallas

There’s a new sushi landing in Uptown Dallas: Called Sushi Sakana, it’s a small mini-chain with two locations, opening at 2811 McKinney Ave., next to the Dream Cafe. Actually the same building as Dream Cafe. It will occupy the remaining space of what was once Christie’s, which moved to Greenville …

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