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1600 Bar + Grille

Restaurant in Houston

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1600 Bar + Grille is "open-air and connected to the lobby of a very nice hotel". It is "very nicely decorated, including some vegetation, which provides some barrier to the lobby traffic". It features locally-sourced seasonal fresh produce, plus Certified Angus Beef and Gulf seafood dishes prepared from scratch to guarantee farm-to-fork freshness. Their "breakfast buffet is very good with lots of fruit and bread". Also, "the eggs and meat choices" are "outstanding". "The omelette choices" are also "great". Their hours of operation are from 6 PM to 10 PM daily. Their "buffet option is the best. Lots of variety and food is great. They also have a chef that can make you your own omelette and waffles". Also, "they can be low staffed so it takes forever to get seated if it’s a busy night".

(713) 577-6115

8th Wonder Brewery

Craft Brewery in Houston

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When the world was introduced to the Houston Astrodome in 1965, it was the world’s first air-conditioned domed stadium. People dubbed it the “8th wonder of the world”. The founders of 8th Wonder Brewery jokingly named their company after the moniker of this Houston icon as they brewed craft beers in a dome-like warehouse, 8th Wonder has been brewing their beers since 2013, and promises “fermented fun in East Downtown Houston”. The brewery currently has 7 beers available year-round, with seasonal recipes lined up throughout the year. Some beers are available in 6 or 4 packs, while others are available only on draft or showcased as a limited release. Give their taproom a visit for some of their “Imagin8ion brews – craft beers featured as one-offs or test batches. 8th Wonder also owns and operates 8th Wonder Distillery.

(713) 581-2337

8th Wonder Distillery

Distillery in Houston

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What does the 8th Wonder Brewery do when it reaches icon status for its craft beers? It moves on to distilling spirits, of course! Brewing craft beers in a dome-like warehouse, the founders of 8th Wonder Brewery jokingly named their company after the old moniker of the Houston Astrodome. In 1965, Houston Astrodome was the world’s first air-conditioned domed stadium and dubbed the “8th wonder of the world”. 8th Wonder Brewery was established in 2013, and promised “fermented fun in East Downtown Houston”. It has since become known for its different varieties of craft beers. In 2018, the company expanded to the liquor and spirits business by opening 8th Wonder Distillery right across the street from the brewery. They currently serve their house brand vodka and gin as well as cocktails and their craft beers at the distillery.

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Black’s Bodega

Store in Houston

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Black’s Bodega is a funky little shop in Houston, “serving everything you need” from beer and wine, cold pop, prepared foods, and free hugs! As soon as you walk in, it will make you feel good. Owner “Courtney Blackmore” really goes out of her way to take care of her customers. Black’s Bodega is a shining example of what Houston needs. Their products are often “locally sourced and the owner is a big supporter of local artists and musicians” which make this shop so unique. They have a great selection of local Texas brewed beers and you can grab a New Vintage record to play.

(832) 831-9966

Bonnie & Clyde Hummus

Artisan Food Producer in Houston

Bonnie & Clyde Hummus is not just selling fresh and delish hummus but also serves pita bread, Bahn Mi sandwiches, and fresh coffee. “It’s a killer hummus” that is “made with sterile water,” and made fresh before every market. Try their “traditional hummus and its simply the best hummus” you’ll ever have. But better “grab them up while you can, because they WILL sell out quick!” You can also have other favorites like the “avocado cilantro Jalapeño, Mistic Muhamara Dip, Cauliflower Quinoa, and coconut curry” as a worthy option. So bring out that kind-hearted gangster in you and try this “gangster hummus made with love!” Catch their food stands in your local markets now.

Cakes By Fran

Artisan Food Producer in Houston

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Cakes By Fran is a local and home-based business that specializes in soul baking. “When you order Cakes By Fran, you eat to the crumb because even the crumbs are priceless delicacy.” She just got “absolute cakes, bar none!” Her “unicorn cake filled with confetti” was always “a hit” and her “coconut cake” was just the “best.” It is easy to tell that “the main ingredient in every cake” is her “homemade love”; she is just so passionate and a “very talented” lady. She always crafts “a delicious masterpiece” that carries “next-level baking!” Not to mention that she also delivers that even on some “last-minute” orders. You may order online or catch her at her next event.

(214) 450-4228

Cherry Block Craft Butcher & Kitchen

Restaurant in Houston

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"Cherry-Block is a pop-up style restaurant in Houston's Bravery Chef Hall, specializing in grilled meats". "This is a foodie stop" because "from owner to butcher they take the steps to make culinary art". And, "every dish has care and soul". They have "delicious, mouthwatering steak". Their "Shrimp + Cracklins" has a "very nice kick to it". They also have "spinalis" which is a "ribeye cap that's been tied-up, rolled-up, and sliced into steaks". This is "supposedly the tastiest, most-marbled, and most-tender part of the ribeye!" You can have it "cooked medium". It is "outstanding", "well-seasoned, great outer sear, smoky flavors and yes very moist from all that glorious fat uniformly distributed throughout the meat". And, "you almost didn't need the butter". You will have an "interesting experience at Cherry Block" and will "love the concept of this fast-casual steakhouse, especially with meat of this quality" In the mood for chicken fried steak? Head on down to Cherry Block Craft Butcher & Kitchen to experience one of the 6 best local chicken fried steaks in Houston.

(713) 909-0691

Chocolate Wasted Ice Cream

Artisan Food Producer in Houston

Get ready to be wasted with the “award-winning” small batch creamery and Houston’s first urban ice cream truck! Selling artisan and handcrafted ice creams, popsicles, and other frozen treats, Chocolate Wasted Ice Cream has the “best ice cream in Houston.” They have an “interesting selection of ice cream” and some of which is “chocolate and orange ice cream.” Be sure not to miss their “popular” spiced chocolate, honey vanilla, and their own version of cookies and cream ice cream – the “truffle shuffle.” These artisans also offer fruity, creamy, and chocolate-dipped popsicles that are refreshingly awesome! And, not only do they sell delicious treats, but they also “give back to the community.”

(281) 935-4099

Dish Society (Houston Downtown [Finn Hall])

Restaurant in Houston

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Dish Society currently operates on 5 branches and 4 of which are located in Houston, Texas. The Dish Society at Finn Hall in Downtown Houston is one of them. The restaurant itself has multiple concepts. It provides a counter service for breakfast, brunch, and lunch while it offers full service during dinners and social hours. Moreover, it offers American and Tex-Mex food specialties that are locally-sourced from nearby farms, ranches, and artisan producers. It offers an extensive seasonal menu that covers anything from the classics to the most creative ones. Enjoy their "avocado toast" with their hearty "brussels sprout super salad" as a breakfast. Or perhaps, you'd like their all-time favorite "shrimp & grits" to go along with your ice-cold beer. And speaking of beers, this restaurant also features a rotating selection of local craft beer options along with an approachable wine list and handcrafted cocktails. However, if you're not in the mood for some alcohol, you can also enjoy their nutritious juices and elixirs, or perhaps, order for your regular cup of joe. Sky's the limit here, folks! You can't go wrong here at Dish Society! Dish Society continued to deliver excellent food during the pandemic. It was featured as one of the 9 Local Food Delivery Options in Houston During COVID-19

(701) 353-5694

East End Farmers Market

Farmers Market in Houston

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The East End Farmers Market is a wonderful place to buy not only fresh produce, but handcrafted items as well. It also boasts a good number of food vendors which are incredibly interesting and diverse. The residents of the place did an excellent job of developing the esplanade into a place for art, market, beauty, and an all-around gathering place. The East End Farmers market is a wonderful way to visit the east end. From seasonal produce, baked goods, gourmet vinegar, handmade craft, and even plants, this market has it all. And to top it all off, the prices are pretty reasonable and there is a good rotation of vendors so you'll discover something new every time you visit this market.

(713) 928-9916

Flavors Indian Fast Food

Restaurant in Houston

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Flavors Indian Fast Food in Houston, Texas is a "great place for fast, high-quality Indian food".  Try out their take on Indian menu staples like the chicken tiki masala, lamb curry, chicken biryani, saag paneer and more!  Make sure to drop by for a "good quick Indian lunch" to have an "overall great lunch experience".    

(281) 915-8084

Grizzaffi Coffee

Artisan Food Producer in Houston

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Grizzaffi Coffee is a Houston based Coffee Catering Company dedicated to bring the “Gourmet Coffee experience” right to your doorstep. Founded in 2008 by Nicholas Grizzaffi, their mission is to provide its clients and customers with the “freshest products and best customer service” possible. Their baristas had extensive training in the art of mastering the coffee machine as well as mixology. They select only the best locally roasted coffee, imported from premiere growing regions from around the world. Most of their coffees are Fair Trade, organic, and some are exclusive to Grizzaffi Coffee. Over the last 3 years, they have expanded their menu to include gelato, smoothies, Italian sodas and much more.

(832) 466-3325

Inglorious Vegan

Food Truck in Houston

The Inglorious Vegan specializes in their vegan burgers and fruit infused water. Try out “one of the best burgers” in the Houston Texas Market, “hands down”. They use biodegradable packaging for their food so you won’t have to worry about wastage. This is also a great place for non-vegans to try out plant-based burgers—it’s mind-blowing! Unfortunately, Inglorious Vegan operates seasonally, the best way to catch them in action is by following their Instagram account to get the latest updates. Their “wonderful Poblano burger” and their “pretzel bun” are a definite must-try when you get the chance.

Jolly Roger Sweets

Artisan Food Producer in Houston

Jolly Roger Sweets is literally “the best in town” in making ready-to-eat cookie dough with the highest quality organic vegan ingredients. You will be “blown away by how accurate these flavors taste”; it’s not the taste “vegan things” are used to be known for. These aren’t “bland” with some “odd textures” going on. “The chocolate chip dough, for example, has that perfect sweet and salty balance with a smooth creamy texture that’ll bring back memories of your childhood.” Their “Blackbeard’s Ghost Gourmet Jam is so addicting and tasty” that you’ll find a “hard time not eating more.” Plus, “the lemon blueberry flavor makes a delicious almost ice cream texture when frozen.” And the best part is, “you can’t beat the price either” – it’s very affordable for that wonderfully “unique” treat.

(832) 262-2740

Local Foods

Restaurant in Houston

Closed Now!

Local Foods aims to provide nutritious foods without compromising its quality and flavor. And it achieves its goal by sourcing fresh local ingredients and preparing the meals with honesty. It serves brunch 7 days a week, featuring traditional brunch plates like "avocado & egg toast"; small plates like "brussels bowl"; sandwiches like "banh mi", salads like "taco salad", and soups like "summer squash and quinoa". They also serve a variety of non-alcoholic drinks, from "espresso" and "tea" to "soda" and "fresh-squeezed juice". A selection of wines and beers are also available. On weekends, Local Foods feature a special menu and an all-day happy hour. Local Foods continued to deliver excellent food during the pandemic and was featured as one of the 9 Local Food Delivery Options in Houston During COVID-19

(713) 227-0531

Lone Star Bee

Artisan Food Producer in Houston

Closed Now!

Committed to sharing the beneficial contributions of bees, Lone Star Bee is a “locally owned and operated” business that offers small-batch, handcrafted, and Texas-infused honey to the community. Inspired by their love for the honey bee, their products are undeniably sweet and unique. It comes in three “delicious” and “creative flavors”: Fiery Sweet Mesquite, Lucky Lime & Sea Salt, and Blackland Prairie Wildflower. All of them will certainly elevate the enjoyment of your favorite foods – guaranteed. You can add it to your morning “green tea,” sweeten your lunch meals with thee, use as a natural sweetener for dessert, or mix with your favorite “Margarita” to smoothly end your night. Indeed, Lone Star Bee honey can surely complement your day – anytime and anywhere.

(281) 450-0284

Oddball Eats

Restaurant in Houston

Closed Now!

Oddball Eats is serving the "best Falafel in Houston" 7 days a week. It showcases a Mediterranean-inspired menu, along with vegan and gluten-free offerings. The menu mainly consists of brunch fare, sandwiches, salads, sides, and drinks. Aside from the "famous falafel", other best-sellers include "lamb chorizo fries", "full Egyptian breakfast" and "chicken shawarma sandwich". The drinks menu, however, is limited as you can only get "fresh mint limeade". You can enjoy discounted prices on shareable dishes such as a "bowl of falafel" and "hummus and pita chips" during "happy hour", which runs from 3 pm - 7 pm daily.

(281) 205-0911

Phoenicia Specialty Foods (Downtown Market)

Store in Houston

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Enjoy urban YUM at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown Market, a “state-of-the-art gourmet market” on the ground floor of One Park Place. It is an “award-winning cultural and foodie experience” at the heart of Houston’s Downtown revitalization, carrying all of staple gourmet foods, along with household basics for Downtown residents and employees. The Downtown Market features quality produce, fresh meats and seafood, artisan breads and rustic-style pizza, boutique wines and craft beers, premium meats and cheeses, a signature coffee and gelato bar, floral and housewares sections, a comfortable dining area and a designated cooking demonstration kitchen. They also have a complimentary parking available in the “One Park Place garage” on a first-come, first-served basis.

(832) 360-2222

Pythagoras Conscious Food Philosophy

Food Truck in Houston

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For all you vegans out there, are you ready for something that’s “out of this world”?  Pythagoras Conscious Food Philosophy serves mouthwatering food that just leaves you wanting more. Their chefs “truly step out of the box with their vegan creations!”  But you don't need to be vegan to enjoy their dishes.  Pythagoras Conscious Food Philosophy is definitely a great and healthy option for vegans and even non-vegans out there. “Pepperoni pizza and buffalo wings with sugar cane” are a must!

(832) 461-7022

Strato 550

Restaurant in Houston

Closed Now!

Situated above the downtown skyline, Strato 550 is a staple power lunch destination serving Mediterranean-inspired cuisine paired with "impeccable" cocktails and wines. This chef-owned restaurant boasts an "expansive" and "elegant" dining area with "spectacular" views as you enjoy a "delicious" meal and a "spacious" lounge where you can unwind while indulging in after-work drinks and snacks. Devoted to the farm-to-table concept, it proudly features the season's best produce, sustainably raised meats, and locally-sourced ingredients from neighboring farmers and purveyors. The menu features appetizers like "fried cauliflower", soups like "butternut squash and mushroom", greens like "caesar", entrees like "top sirloin filet", and desserts like "custard".

(832) 280-8977

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