Covid-19

Abbott: Bars to Stay Closed as Restaurants Move to 75 Percent Capacity

As hospitalization rates have decreased, the Texas governor says some food-and-drink operations can increase.

09/17/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Drink Up

Food News: Bar Pop-Ups Offer More Opportunities to Support Mixology Workers

Plus, Bistro Provence is no more and Bistro 555 is here.

09/15/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

1945-2020

Remembering Tony Vallone, Houston's King of Hospitality

Prominent names in the city's dining scene talk about H-Town's admired late host.

09/11/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Food News

Houston Restaurateur Tony Vallone Dies at 75

The operator's wife of 36 years says Tony's legacy will continue.

09/10/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

The Party Never Ends

Food News: McDonald's Partners with Travis Scott on a New Meal

Plus, Molina's Cantina and The Burger Joint are expanding their empires.

09/08/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Platter Plot

Luby's Announces Its Sale Plan, Edging the Cafeteria Closer to an End

The company is going forward with a liquidation and dissolution plan that might bring full closings.

09/08/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Giving Back

Food News: Fertitta Donates $1 Million to Employees Affected by Laura

Plus, a popular French patisserie is expanding yet again, and this time into Sugar Land.

09/02/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

SOS

Southern Smoke to Federal Leaders: Help the Restaurant Industry

Those behind the Houston-based organization have co-authored an op-ed calling on a plan.

09/01/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

More Prix Fixe!

Food News: Houston Restaurant Weeks to Continue Through September

Plus, a popular burger joint in Greenway Plaza has decided to move on.

08/31/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Rent Battle

Ninfa's Uptown Locked Out of BLVD Place

The landlord at BLVD Place says the restaurant hasn't paid rent since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

08/25/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Hurricane Laura

What Grocery Stores, Food Distribution Organizations are Doing Before and During Laura

As a hurricane approaches the Gulf Coast, we're updating with information on markets and food hubs.

08/25/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Stock Up, Hunker Down

Here's How Restaurants, Bars Are Preparing for Hurricane Laura

Need last-minute food and booze? Also, know which spots are closing early or altogether as the storm approaches.

08/25/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Street Food

Food News: Burger Joint Owners to Bring Tacos to Heights

Plus, some tiny-tastic donuts are now available at BCK.

08/24/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

A 2020 Production

There Will Be No Winners at This Year's James Beard Awards

Instead, previous honorees will be celebrated. Also, there will be no 2021 Beard awards either.

08/20/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Begin Adapting

How Covid-19 Is Changing the Way Restaurants Do Business

From adding Plexiglas barriers to opening entirely new patios, operators begin to confront a new reality.

08/20/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Don't Be a Couch Potato

Popular Bakery Battling to Stay Alive After Being Shut Down

Fluff Bake Bar's new location has been closed for a month because of a slew of unexpected interior work.

08/18/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Chicken Fried Fantastic

Food News: Ronnie Killen's Inner-Loop Restaurant Officially Opens This Week

Get Texas-style comfort food in all its glory near the intersection of Heights Boulevard and Washington Avenue.

08/17/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

American Aaron

The Anticipated Bludorn Restaurant Is Here

A chef who starred on Netflix's "Final Table" and worked under Daniel Boulud is opening his Fourth Ward restaurant next week.

08/13/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Crack 'Em Open

Special Delivery: A Seafood Tower?

Landry's is getting into the home delivery game; plus, Southern Smoke launches an effort in Chi-Town.

08/11/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Fresh Baked

Food News: Restaurant Featuring Houston's Bread Man Set to Open

Plus, a popular New York-inspired delicatessen is moving ... which means another local mainstay is closing.

08/10/2020 By Timothy Malcolm