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2022 Houston Food Things List!

Hey Houston! 2022 has been a great year in culinary for Houston. What better way to end the year than with the Food Things List 2022! This list showcases some of the best food experiences that include restaurants, amazing dishes, chefs, foodie must-haves and more to take you into 2023! So let’s get into it…

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Oxtail MashUp Culinary Competition is Back to Bring Together All Cultural Elements & Benefit Feed the Soul Foundation

Seventeen chefs will bring their elevated oxtail creations for the fourth annual Oxtail Mashup Culinary Competition on Sunday, November 6, at Project Row Houses from 6-9pm benefitting Feed the Soul Foundation.Seventeen chefs will bring their elevated oxtail creations for the fourth annual Oxtail Mashup Culinary Competition on Sunday, November 6, at Project Row Houses from 6-9pm benefitting Feed the Soul Foundation. Chefs from Houston and beyond bring creativity to a classic cut of meat that has been a historical staple in the black community. Be prepared to taste out-of-the-box oxtail dishes like those from past competitors, General Tso's Oxtail from Chef Bowie of Taste Bar and Kitchen, and Smothered Oxtail Ragoons from Chef Kurt Evans of CYL Hospitality.

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Superica is Elevating Lunchtime with Their New Lunch Menu!

Superica brings wood-grilled fajitas, handmade tortillas, and mouth-watering enchiladas during their new lunch hours, Wednesday- Friday, starting at 11am! Their "evolved Tex-Mex" menu is what you need during your lunch hour to get you pumped as you continue the day. Superica, founded by Chef-Owner Ford Fry, has a cuisine that is a combination of 1950s Tex-Mex and the wood grill that takes their food to another level. Their menu contains elevated dishes that pay homage to the classic tex-mex flavors that we know and love in Texas.

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Fogo de Chao Host VIP Dinner and Ribbon Cutting in Celebration of their New Friendswood Location!

Fogo de Chao's newest location is now open in Friendswood at the premier shopping destination, Baybrook Mall. To celebrate the new site, they invited some of Houston's elite to join in on the festivities, like Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Friendswood Mayor Mike Foreman, along with Fogo de Chao CEO Barry McGowen.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Chef Profile: Chef Jeffrey Taylor is Serving Puerto Rican and Soul Food Flavors with Japanese Technique

Grilled Shrimp, a beautiful corn puree, and pickled blueberries were one of the lively dishes presented by New York native Chef Jeffrey Taylor for his "Celebration of Life" menu at Black Chef Table in August. The menu brought a fusion of his heritage and professional training and gave some history into his own life experiences. Being a chef was something he always knew he would do. That determination has kept his culinary journey evolving and allowed him to stand out.

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Puttery Houston is Modernizing Mini Golf with Curated Cocktails and Upscale Bites!

This week celebrates International Mini Golf Day, and there is a new mini golf experience that satisfies those that are a kid at heart, foodies, and cocktail enthusiasts! Puttery is Houston's newest grown and sexy mini golf hotspot changing how we enjoy mini golf. Puttery, located on Washington Ave, brings three bars, three mini golf courses, and an amazingly great time for your next date night, meetup, or kickback!

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Restaurant Review: Enjoy Spicy Beef Rib Noodles and Bold Sichuan Flavors at Mian!

MIAN, which means noodles in Chinese, serves bold, mouth-tingling flavors and authentic Sichuan noodles in the heart of Houston's Chinatown. James Beard nominated Chef Tony Xu, who created this casual dining concept, as the sister to his first concept Chengdu Taste. Both restaurants originated in California and are both in Houston!

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Burns Original BBQ Opens Up Brand New Bistro Location in Kroger's Katy

Burn's Original BBQ, a Houston staple in Acres Home, has officially opened its third on-site bistro inside Kroger's Katy, located at 2700 West Grand Parkway Katy, TX 77449.

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Chill Works is Bringing New Meaning to National Ice Cream Month!

July is National Ice Cream Month, and this July is a hot one. Temperatures are crossing well over 100 degrees most days. Staying cool seems impossible with how hot Houston is. Many of you are looking for the nearest frozen treat shop in this sweltering heat. Look no further because I want to introduce you to the "Dopest Frozen Treat Shop in Texas," Chill Works!

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Queen of Yum is bringing the "Watermelon & Red Birds" Cookbook to Life!

As we are still enjoying the high spirits of the nation's first Juneteenth, Chef Vicky V, Queen of Yum, is keeping the spirits going with her Cookbook Brunch in partnership with Kindred Stories. This month she is featuring the recipes from "Watermelon and Red Birds" cookbook by Nicole A. Taylor. "Watermelon and Red Birds" cookbook is an ode to Juneteenth that showcases traditional Juneteenth foods with a 21st-century vibe. The cookbook includes recipes like Beef Ribs with Fermented Harissa Sauce and Roasted Nectarine Sundae. Chef Vicky V will bring these mouth-watering recipes to the table for us to enjoy.

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