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The Urban Swank girls will share tidbits of information to our readers on various topics including places to try, things to do, and any other interesting "foodie" news. This area of the website is our way to get information to you quickly and is yet another method we use to bring you the latest food buzz!

Pizza l’Vino Is a Primo Adult Pizza Service

It’s a chilly Thursday night and you’ve just returned from a trainwreck of a day at work. Cooking is out of the question given your…

The Chocolate Bar Makes Houston Life So Sweet

As a kid, I longed to visit the chocolate factory described in the eponymous Roald Dahl novel but more than a little freaked out by…

The Force Is With Lowbrow Bar & Grill

“Mass market.” “Manufactured.” “Intellectually demanding.” Such are the common pithy definitions of the adjective lowbrow. But thanks to Houston’s eponymous thriving café, another less pejorative…

Brooklyn Athletic Club: One Unique Experience

Even though the New Year brings an expected rush of new and reactivated gym memberships, I promise I am not pushing another workout facility your…

The Enduring Allure of Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine

In the ever-changing Westheimer neighborhood, restaurants have come and gone as the city’s culinary trends change. While many establishments succumb to the fickle tastes of…

Poultry Perfection at Dak & Bop

I would like to propose an overhaul of the acronym “KFC.” No longer should a certain national fast food chain have a monopoly over this…

Gastronomic Glamour at Georges Bistro

From veteran Houston restauranteurs Monique and Georges Guy, creators of Bistro Provence, Bistro Don Camillo, Café la Brocante, and Bistro des Arts, comes Montrose’s newest…

Much to Relish at Red Dessert Dive

“Booze ’n’ baked goods” easily sums up the offerings at Red Dessert Dive but that brief description does a gross disservice to the imaginative and…

Café Hélène - Vietnamese Cuisine with a French Twist

“Vietnamese cuisine with a French twist”? Café Hélène’s self-description initially appeared to me a tautology considering France’s colonization of the country irrevocably influenced its traditional…

Of Baseball and Burgers (Etc.) at Revelry on Richmond

Houston’s newest sports bar finds its home, as its name might suggests, on Richmond Avenue. But Revelry doesn’t want to be just your average watering…

Re-Configured Korean Classics at Dosi Restaurant + Soju Bar

Many restaurants have come and gone in the space that is 2802 South Shepherd, but its latest tenant looks like it’s here to stay. Dosi…

Fresh, Playful Fare at Café TH

One of the many recognized dining gems of EADO, Café TH stands out from other Houston restaurants by managing to provide a menu with dishes…

Tout Suite Is a Tour de Force

The owners of Sweet Bakery have created another delicious venture in the form of Tout Suite, a truly lovely café and eatery located in up-and-coming…

From Berlin, With Love: Verts Kebap

Newcomer to fast-casual dining scene in Houston is Verts Kebap, the brainchild of two Austin residents who were missing the döner kebap they enjoyed in…

Moon Tower Inn - Bringing Vegetarians and Carnivores Together

When Moon Tower Inn initially opened, Houstonians gave thanks. We loved the dressed-up wild game hot dogs and craft beer in the dressed-down outdoor setting.…

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