Rodeo Package at Blossom Hotel Houston

The welcoming lobby of the Blossom Hotel Houston After its grand opening event a few weeks ago, the new luxury boutique Bloom Hotel Houston is offering a special rodeo package for discerning rodeo enthusiasts now through Sunday, March 20, 2022. The closest luxury hotel to NRG Park, the impressive 16-story …

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Police confirm four restaurants in Bryan were robbed early Wednesday morning

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – Police confirmed that four different restaurants in Bryan were robbed early Wednesday morning. The four restaurants are Imperial Chinese & Sushi and Cotton Patch Cafe on Earl Rudder Freeway, and Mr. Hamburger and Babe’s Donut & Coffee Shop on Texas Avenue. Security footage from inside the …

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New Austin Wine Restaurant and Shop Underdog to Open on South First

A new wine restaurant and retail store will open this year in South Austin, run by the couple and partners Richard Hargreave, a Momofuku alum, and Claudia Lee. Underdog, located at 1600 South First Street in the future Willa mixed-use development in Bouldin Creek, will open in the fall of …

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Iconic Chicago Restaurant Portillo’s Selects First City in Texas for D-FW Expansion

Texas’ first Portillo’s restaurant is set to open in late 2022 at The Colony in Warren Buffett’s Grandscape development next to the Nebraska Furniture Mart on State Highway 121. Portillo CEO Michael Osanloo confirmed the location of The Dallas Morning News. He is aware that the famous Chicago chain has …

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Review: Dave’s Hot Chicken heats up Rice Village

Channing Wang / drummer By Talha Arif and Channing Wang 03/01/22 11:31 PM Rating: ★★★★½ Dave’s Hot Chicken opened in Rice Village last weekend, and in addition to free shot glasses and temporary tattoos, they delivered fiery sliders and tenders. The location is adjacent to Velvet Taco at 2525 Rice …

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Jury selection resumes for 1st Capitol Riot trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jury selection resumed on Tuesday in the first trial of one of hundreds of Donald Trump supporters charged with storming the U.S. Capitol last year. The first Capitol riot defendant to stand trial is Guy Wesley Reffitt, a Texas man charged with bringing a firearm onto Capitol …

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Our guide to Austin’s best pizza

Abby Jane Bakery To showcase the best of Texas-grown grains, pastry chef Abby Love works like a flour-obsessed mad scientist, combining nutty Yecora Rojo and other flours from neighboring Barton Springs Mill on an array of Neapolitan-style pizzas. The result? A fluffier wood-fired pie that’s the perfect canvas for the …

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Carte Blanche on Greenville serves everything from donuts to foie gras

Son of two cooks, Casey La Rue was born into the restaurant industry. He never went to culinary school but always enjoyed working in kitchens, mostly because it kept him busy. His skills developed as an intern, or internship, i.e. kitchen trainee. He started in several Michelin-starred restaurants in New …

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The Blossom Hotel Houston will soon welcome two Michelin-starred chefs

The lobby of the Blossom Houston Hotel Photo: Courtesy of Blossom Hotel Houston Earlier this month, Bloom Hotel Houston announced its grand opening after a soft launch last fall. The upscale property is located minutes from the Texas Medical Center, which sees 10 million patients per year and is home …

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Governor Greg Abbott asks Texas retailers to remove all Russian products from their shelves

In an act of solidarity with Ukraine, Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday asked Texas retailers to voluntarily remove all Russian products from their shelves. Abbott tweeted that he had requested members of the Texas Restaurant and Texas Package Stores Associations, as well as all other retailers. “Texas stands with Ukraine,” …

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Governor Abbott tweets demand to remove Russian products from Texas shelves

“I have asked members of the Texas Restaurant Association, the Texas Package Stores Association and all retailers in Texas to voluntarily remove all Russian products from their shelves,” Abbott said. “Texas stands with Ukraine.” I asked members of the Texas Restaurant Association, the Texas Package Stores Association, and all retailers …

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Some Americans welcome new CDC mask guidelines, others are wary – Reuters

CHICAGO (AP) — Grace Thomas is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 but still isn’t ready to take off her mask, especially around the children at the home daycare she runs in Chicago. But it remains to be seen whether children continue to wear masks after the Centers for Disease Control and …

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‘Quite an honour’: McAllen restaurant owners Delgados up for prestigious award

LEFT: Chef Larry Delgado at Salomé on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 at McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected]) RIGHT: Jessica Delgado (Courtesy of Salomé on Main) The big news came to restaurant owners McAllen, Larry and Jessica Delgado on Wednesday, when the James Beard Foundation announced the nominees for this year’s …

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New restaurants, shops and clinics: 10 businesses now open or to come in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

Check out new businesses and restaurants now open or coming soon in the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto area. (Brooke Sjoberg, Amy Bryant/Community Impact Journal) Do you want to discover new restaurants and businesses in your area? Shop for Afro-Tropical and Caribbean drinks at a new specialty grocery store in …

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Tips for Elon Musk’s Giga Barbecue in Austin

When you’re the richest man in the world, people tend to listen to what you have to say. The same goes for Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who, like thousands of other Californians, recently packed up and moved to Texas. Of course, Musk’s stuff includes Tesla, which formalized the move in …

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Restaurants offering Houston Rodeo food and drink specials

And just like that, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is back for another season. With Houstonians more motivated than ever to return to carnival grounds, eat rodeo and cheer on their favorite singing sensation, it’s all the more reason to celebrate all month long. As people …

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Best Fish and Chips Restaurants in Austin

Fish and chips at Garbo’s.| At Garbo’s Fish and chips have been a staple of the British diet since the early 1860s, battered in beer, fried and served with malt vinegar. The first known boutiques dedicated to the dynamic culinary duo opened in places like London and Lancashire; in the …

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Why the original Cry Wolf restaurant is already a Dallas chef favorite

After two years CastawayAfter 15 years of cooking in Dallas‘ most elite kitchens, chef Ross Demers has finally opened his second restaurant, Cry Wolf. Located in Old East Dallas about a mile from its first restaurant, On the Lamb, Cry Wolf is a quirky, unassuming 32-seater that’s quirky with an …

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Celebrate Mardi Gras in Houston

Illustrated by Ndidi Nwosu By Morgan Gage 2/22/22 11:10 PM Mardi Gras is the culmination of the Epiphany celebrations from January 6 to the eve of Ash Wednesday known as Fat Tuesday, which is “Mardi Gras” in French. This reflects the practice of eating rich, fatty foods before the start …

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A Meshack’s barbecue restaurant is opening in Plano, but it’s not the one you think

A restaurant with a well-known family name in Texas barbecue circles is opening its doors in Plano. Meshack’s Texas BBQ opens near Central Market on the northeast corner of Coit Road and President George Bush Turnpike next month, but is not affiliated with Meshack’s Bar-B-Que Shack in Garland, the Texas …

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NASCAR legend Bobby Allison talks about Daytona 500

(QUEEN CITY NEWS) – 500 miles and 200 laps later, there’s a new Daytona 500 champion. Rookie driver and Mooresville native Austin Cindric took the win on Sunday night. It’s not just the North Carolina barbecue that draws people to Lancaster in Mooresville. “I would say more than half,” Lori …

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Dallas Observer Launches Burger Week; 7 Days of $7 Burgers

How many burgers can you eat in a week? We think seven sounds good. the Dallas Observer launches a new promotion: burger week, a citywide celebration of burgers at a very affordable price. It’s free and attendees need only mention Burger Week to get seven days of $7 burgers at …

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4 places to try, 4 to forget

KINGWOOD, TX – Some travel experts compare this upcoming spring break to a prison break. That makes sense when you consider that millions of Americans have been cooped up at home due to COVID-19 restrictions for far too long and many are now ready to break free and take a …

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West Coast Taco Bar opens a Mexican restaurant in Elk Grove

West Coast Taco Bar’s Bitchin’ Cali burrito is stuffed with asada, shrimp, fries, guacamole, cheese, pico de gallo and chipotle salsa. Courtesy of the West Coast Taco Bar. A taco truck, once voted maker of the best burrito in the Sacramento area, has its roots in Elk Grove. The West …

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Applebee Restaurants in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Central and East Texas are Bringing Back DOLLARITA – Margaritas for $1 – for 1 Day Only on Day 2: National Margarita Day, Tuesday, 02/22/2022

Local Applebee franchisee SSCP Management recently made the LARGEST MARGARITA IN TEXAS(Must-watch downloadable video to prove it and see it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axRzBRw7Ok8) Dallas, Texas (RestaurantNews.com) On a day unprecedented in history when number 2 will dominate like it has never done before – Tuesday of the second month of 2022 on …

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15 candidates vying for Harris County judgeship; FM 646 in League City will be expanded and more Houston area news

Fifteen candidates are vying for the Harris County judgeship in the upcoming primaries in March, including nine Republicans and six Democrats. (File photo from Community Impact newspaper) Read the most popular Houston-area news stories from the past week. Harris County Q&A: Get to know Republican candidates for Harris County judge …

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Restaurant roundup: robots are invading kitchens

Funds are pouring in for automated solutions that promise to reduce labor requirements at every stage of the restaurant supply chain. On the delivery side, Berkeley, Calif.-based sidewalk delivery robotics startup Kiwibot announced on Thursday (February 17) a contract extension with food service and facilities management company Sodexo to increase …

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The new owner of MD Pizza Factory has a long history in the pizzeria

MD Pizza Factory recently changed hands, but most customers will only notice the difference with a restaurant facelift and a few pizza specialties added. Longtime customers might also recognize the new owner, who started working at the pizzeria when he was 14 years old. MD Pizza Factory, 4706 N Midkiff …

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7 Premier Dallas Restaurants With Heated Terraces For Outdoor Winter Dining

The advantage of Texas winters is that it is not (usually) too cold here. But when they do, you can usually still enjoy dining on the terrace, especially with these heated terraces. Despite the closure of several restaurants due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, some restaurants in Dallas remain …

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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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