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The drones at night, are big and bright...
01/08/2024

The drones at night, are big and bright...

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concerts generate plenty of buzz, and now, one literally buzzy, non-concert performance is back for 2024.

The restaurant's website says "temporarily closed," but sadly, it's gone for good.
01/08/2024

The restaurant's website says "temporarily closed," but sadly, it's gone for good.

Galleria-area diners will have to drive a little farther to satisfy their Dish Society cravings. The farm to table neighborhood restaurant recently closed its original Tanglewood location (5740 San Felipe St.)

Our Hill Country was included alongside destinations like Greece, Morocco, Panama, and Greenland
01/08/2024

Our Hill Country was included alongside destinations like Greece, Morocco, Panama, and Greenland

A new report says that one of the best places to visit in the entire world is right here in Central Texas.

A CultureMap exclusive: Trad Bowls and Jollof Jambalaya are coming to Montrose.
01/08/2024

A CultureMap exclusive: Trad Bowls and Jollof Jambalaya are coming to Montrose.

Montrose residents will soon have the opportunity to get on the block. Acclaimed West African restaurant ChópnBlọk will open its first brick and mortar location on lower Westheimer.

They're on your side
01/08/2024

They're on your side

Kick off the year by building healthy habits with Memorial Hermann Resolution​. It’s time to say goodbye to quick fixes and hello to a lifetime of good health through manageable and lasting routines.

Score discounts from 20 percent to a jaw-dropping 75 percent (!) from more than 50 top Houston stores and boutiques.
01/08/2024

Score discounts from 20 percent to a jaw-dropping 75 percent (!) from more than 50 top Houston stores and boutiques.

Get ready, savvy shoppers! The Bayou City Event Center is transforming into a bargain hunter's paradise as The Sale Houston kicks off its 10th-year extravaganza, promising incredible markdowns from Houston's premier boutiques.

One takeaway: A lot of new restaurants are coming to Memorial this year.
01/08/2024

One takeaway: A lot of new restaurants are coming to Memorial this year.

By any measure, the past year has been a great one for Houstonians who enjoy trying new restaurants. Houstonians had almost limitless new options clamoring for their attention.

Like all nuggets, they’re mostly a vehicle for sauce.
01/07/2024

Like all nuggets, they’re mostly a vehicle for sauce.

A rumor that has been circulating about Whataburger is true: They've added "wings."

Pizza and a movie sounds like a fun night out.
01/07/2024

Pizza and a movie sounds like a fun night out.

Restaurants devoted to pizza and poke are coming to a popular Spring Branch shopping center. The new arrivals are among the latest additions at the MarqE Entertainment Center, the eating, entertainment, and retail destination located just outside the loop at 7620 Katy Freeway.

From Spanish Village to The Swinging Door, we said goodbye to some Houston classics last year.
01/07/2024

From Spanish Village to The Swinging Door, we said goodbye to some Houston classics last year.

In a year defined by restaurant openings that saw Houstonians lining up for Trill Burgers, splurging on caviar at Little’s Oyster Bar, and devouring curry lamb shanks at Jūn, it’s easy to forget about those that shuttered.

From Lynn Wyatt dining with Bun B and Queenie at the MFAH, to José Altuve's locker room thank-you to fans, we look back ...
01/07/2024

From Lynn Wyatt dining with Bun B and Queenie at the MFAH, to José Altuve's locker room thank-you to fans, we look back at our favorite photos of 2023.

When reflecting on life’s most memorable moments, it’s often sights and images we most vividly recall. So, as we take a glimpse back at the year that was 2023 in Houston, we’re heeding legendary newspaper editor Tess Flanders’ advice that a picture is “worth a thousand words.”

Restaurant openings and closings dominated the week's top stories.
01/06/2024

Restaurant openings and closings dominated the week's top stories.

Editor's note:

This weekend is jam-packed with star-studded fun.
01/06/2024

This weekend is jam-packed with star-studded fun.

Catch CultureMap's weekend events segment live with editor Steven Devadanam and ABC13'a Brittaney Wilmore on Thursdays on ABC13's livestream and Channel 13 all weekend.

Our playbook for this weekend's free concerts and fun includes a CultureMap reader deal for Alto rides (with free Karbac...
01/06/2024

Our playbook for this weekend's free concerts and fun includes a CultureMap reader deal for Alto rides (with free Karbach beer!).

America's eyes will be on Houston on Monday, January 8, as the city hosts the College Football Playoff National Championship game at NRG Stadium, broadcast live on ESPN. Houston, notably, scores the championship game as the College Football Playoffs toast 10 years.

We'll take Peking duck, soup dumplings, and Sichuan dishes over a Zoës Kitchen.
01/05/2024

We'll take Peking duck, soup dumplings, and Sichuan dishes over a Zoës Kitchen.

Peking duck and xiao long bao are coming to Rice Village this spring. Duck N Bao will open its third location in the popular shopping and dining district.

The hilarious — and sadly dead-on — film opens in select theaters today.
01/05/2024

The hilarious — and sadly dead-on — film opens in select theaters today.

Movie Review Satirical American Fiction takes aim at Black stereotypes in media Alex Bentley Jan 5, 2024 | 9:49 am In 1987, writer/director Robert Townsend released Hollywood Shuffle, a satire that confronted the racial stereotypes of Black people in movies and TV. Thirteen years later, writer/direc...

We've got your playbook to a weekend of fun events and concerts — all free.
01/04/2024

We've got your playbook to a weekend of fun events and concerts — all free.

America's eyes will be on Houston on Monday, January 8, as the city hosts the College Football Playoff National Championship game at NRG Stadium, broadcast live on ESPN. Houston, notably, scores the championship game as the College Football Playoffs toast 10 years.

Get comfy. With more than 70 restaurants listed, reading Eric Sandler's comprehensive guide will take awhile.
01/04/2024

Get comfy. With more than 70 restaurants listed, reading Eric Sandler's comprehensive guide will take awhile.

Most anticipated openings of 2024

The Southeast Texas native will be joined, natch, by Beaver on the route.
01/04/2024

The Southeast Texas native will be joined, natch, by Beaver on the route.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 2024 is just 53 days away until opening day, but fans have some dam good Texas news to kick off the new year. This year’s 2024 Downtown Rodeo Parade grand marshal will be none other than Buc- ee’s founder and CEO, Arch “Beaver” Aplin III.

Say it with us: Whata-wing!
01/04/2024

Say it with us: Whata-wing!

A rumor that has been circulating about Whataburger is true: They've added "wings."

This weekend is jam-packed with star-studded fun.
01/04/2024

This weekend is jam-packed with star-studded fun.

This (chilly) weekend sees a Houston-born star take the stage in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (read all about her here.) Two other music icons — Elvis Presley and David Bowie — get their due at the 15th annual BowiElvis Festival and various parties.

The Houston-area “Livable Forest” is truly a place for friends.
01/04/2024

The Houston-area “Livable Forest” is truly a place for friends.

Homebuyers and families yearn for living in tight-knit communities with neighbors that will look out for each other, and one Houston-area neighborhood is going above and beyond to fulfill that role: the friendly neighborhood of Kingwood.

As our reviewer notes, this stunning showcase of an American icon does Tina proud.
01/03/2024

As our reviewer notes, this stunning showcase of an American icon does Tina proud.

The thing to know about Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is that it is far less musical than it is a celebration.

Answers to your most frequent questions.
01/03/2024

Answers to your most frequent questions.

Since the implementation of the Texas Compassionate Use Program (TCUP) in 2015, tens of thousands of patients in the Lone Star state have turned to medical ma*****na as an effective alternative to traditional medication.

Laid-back, SoCal chill and glow is coming to Rice Village.
01/03/2024

Laid-back, SoCal chill and glow is coming to Rice Village.

Houston continues to see swarms of Californians moving here — to the delight or chagrin of locals. But one transplant that has the city glowing is the Southern California-based jeweler Gorjana, which is set to open its third Houston store in Rice Village.

UH has created an endowed chair in honor of Elaine Finger, wife of the late real estate titan Marvy Finger.
01/03/2024

UH has created an endowed chair in honor of Elaine Finger, wife of the late real estate titan Marvy Finger.

A noted Houston philanthropist made a $2 million gift to the University of Houston to advance health care business innovation.

The A-list stylist responsible for J-Lo's world-famous green Grammy dress has
01/03/2024

The A-list stylist responsible for J-Lo's world-famous green Grammy dress has

Andrea Lieberman, the celebrity stylist known worldwide for putting Jennifer Lopez in the now-famous green Versace dress at the 2000 Grammys, has chosen Houston for the newest outpost of her brand A.L.C.

An Austin pizzeria and sustainably sourced sushi spot headline the newest arrivals.
01/02/2024

An Austin pizzeria and sustainably sourced sushi spot headline the newest arrivals.

Restaurants devoted to pizza and poke are coming to a popular Spring Branch shopping center. The new arrivals are among the latest additions at the MarqE Entertainment Center, the eating, entertainment, and retail destination located just outside the loop at 7620 Katy Freeway.

Our columnist recalls the time he put Smothers on the hot seat, plus his near run-in with the Houston Rockets' towering ...
01/02/2024

Our columnist recalls the time he put Smothers on the hot seat, plus his near run-in with the Houston Rockets' towering center.

As the world now knows, Tommy Smothers, the punchline member of the beloved Smothers Brothers comedy duo, died last week at 86.

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