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Chicken shawarma has been a mainstream part of the Heights-area food scene for years, but Big Bite on Washington Avenue and its Palestinian shawarma might be well-positioned to capture a unique slice of the market share while also serving Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes that appeal to a wider audience.

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Chatter’s Cafe & Bistro is an interesting place in many ways. It has the distinction of being one of the few Greek restaurants in the Greater Heights, labeling itself a purveyor of American and also Mediterranean cuisine. It is closing in on two decades of operating in the area, having been open since 2004.

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If you don’t live along or near the stretch of Wakefield Drive that has become a popular destination in the "GOOF" -- which locals call Garden Oaks and Oak Forest -- you may be discouraged by the ongoing construction in the area and tempted to turn around.

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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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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.

The patio and dining room were both good options during my recent visit to Porta’Vino on Washington Avenue. The airy atmosphere bid me to choose to sit inside, and with windows letting plenty of natural light in, the space felt open and welcoming.

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I’ve long accepted the fact that fried chicken is my favorite food. It’s a deceptively simple dish that can either have you cringing because there’s no seasoning in the breading, or singing because of how much flavor comes from one bite into its crispy skin.

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The Heights is a hot spot for any new or niche restaurant and bar concept, but it wasn’t always so. When I was growing up a neighborhood over in Oak Forest, the Heights was a laid-back, come-as-you-are kind of neighborhood. And while that vibe hasn’t disappeared, it’s places like the Yale Street Grill that have […]

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The interior at Kin Dee Thai Cuisine is open and airy, accented by lights encased in golden orbs, red and gray seating and white tables. But the detail I found most satisfying was the blue and white dishes. I’ve always liked this kind of china, so having it display my meal was a little bonus […]

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If it wasn’t for the constant flow of traffic on North Shepherd Drive, I could have forgotten I was in the middle of Houston while dining at Piper’s BBQ & Beer. The patio is set up like a wraparound porch complete with spread-out tables and picnic-style benches. There’s a small section of seating inside, but […]

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The space at 1221 W. 11th St. hasn’t been the luckiest spot for the restaurants owned by Delicious Concepts. Over the last few years it’s been repurposed for different concepts with the most previous one being Blackbird Izakaya. A few months ago, it was repurposed as Robot Noodle, a simple ramen outpost that uses the […]

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Cookies are more fun at Fluff Bake Bar, which has a selection of classic cookies with an upgraded twist, along with staples you can’t find anywhere else. The other dessert options at Fluff are just as good, too. The Unicorn Bait cookie is one of my favorites. It’s a sugar cookie with birthday cake crumb […]