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There are so many possibilities for making your own delicious snacks and meals at home, but here I will focus on a popular breakfast or lunchtime snack that requires little in the way of cooking equipment but does require some preparation: toast.

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I have always wanted to visit Tokyo for its sleek, futuristic architecture, cutting-edge technology and a culture that pays homage to its revered tradition and customs.

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One of the hottest tables in Houston, Casa Nomad will probably leave you with a surreal and incredibly satisfying experience unlike any Mexican restaurant you’ve ever been to.

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Rollin Phatties is already a known commodity on the Houston food truck scene, and its recent menu additions and move to a more accessible, high-traffic location should be reason enough to add it to your Heights foodie bucket list.

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For those in the health-conscious dining community, finding a suitable place to eat can sometimes be a struggle. But things have changed dramatically over the last decade, and even in recent years, more vegan and vegetarian options have sprouted in the Greater Heights and become a part of mainstream foodie culture.

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Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the most recent terrorist attack on American soil, some local restaurants paid tribute to some of the more recent casualties that occured as the U.S. military withdrew from Afghanistan, a conflict that began after planes were hijacked by Al-Qaeda members and crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in rural Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001.

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So often, a restaurant can mean more to people than the food it serves. This is especially so in the case of Hughie’s, which has been serving the Timbergrove and Lazybrook area for more than 30 years and the Heights since 2017.

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The long-anticipated Commune Preview event kicked off Aug. 26 at Heights House Hotel, 100 W. Cavalcade St., drawing 32 chefs from across the country to prepare a sampling of their best dishes over the course of the three-day event.

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 Commune, a project of Indie Chefs originally scheduled to be a two-week long “anti-food festival event” has been scaled back to three days due to concerns over rising COVID-19 cases in the Houston region, according to a news release from Hunter Smith of Fox Glove Communications.

 Houston-based Goode Company has signed a lease for a property at 1801 Yale Street. The restaurant chain, which serves Texas barbecue, seafood, and Tex-Mex dishes, will open a new location at the site that was previously home to Down House. 

A gathering of chefs from around the globe will be serving up themed specialty dishes during a two-week festival called Commune that will be held Aug. 21-Sept. 5 at Heights House Hotel. That and more in this week's food briefs.

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Crumbl Cookies, a Utah-based chain, plans to move into the Heights Marketplace development just south of Interstate 10, real estate firm Orr Commercial announced in a June 29 Facebook post. Franchise co-owner Chandler Mott said the opening is targeted for October.