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Mike and Betty Vega have owned and operated Jaime’s Dairy Treat for more than 40 years. The humble burger stand with a red-and-white striped overhang and a few picnic tables still draws a crowd at lunchtime and has many loyal fans in Richmond.

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Tucked away in Stafford’s Fountains on the Lake shopping center is a legendary barbecue spot with roots in Houston dating back to 1951 and boasts Willie Nelson and the late George H.W. Bush among its customers.

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A local college campus is now home to a new piece of artwork aimed at continuing to celebrate and embrace Fort

Bend County’s melting pot of cultures, people, and backgrounds.

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Jim Buchanan of Dozier's and Ara Malekian of Harlem Road Texas BBQ both were acknowledged by Texas Monthly in the magazine’s list of “50 BBQ Honorable Mentions" for their contributions to the state's barbecue community.

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The Houston area very well may be the pupusa capital of North America, and it has earned such a reputation in part because of places like Kelly Pupuseria, along a corridor of family-owned Hispanic restaurants in Fort Bend Houston. 

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Missouri City’s Texas Parkway Corridor is a hub of diverse family-owned restaurants, including Grace’s Cafe  —  which Grace Reynolds-Grant and her husband Prento opened in 2004, according to the restaurant’s website. 

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A Dulles High School alumnus and Rice University senior is making a name for himself in the Houston music scene by transcending genres and blending cultures. 

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I would encourage you to check out SomiSomi if for no other reason than to see the Taiyaki made from scratch in front of you, which is a neat experience to witness before taking home your sweet treat. 

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After a year’s hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo made a triumphant return to Rosenberg on Friday, with befitting pomp and circumstance and a well-attended opening night that saw lines stretching nearly the length of the fence running along the entrance to the fairgrounds. 

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On Sunday, food writer Stefan Modrich made the trek to Harvest Green’s Village Farm in Richmond to get a taste of Chef Fest, the fourth annual version of the event - a gathering of some of the Houston area’s top culinary talent.

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Chef Fest, a collaboration of chefs across the Houston area, is set to hold the fourth edition of its annual event at Harvest Green's Village Farm. 

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MTea & Coffee has been in Sugar Land for three years, and it’s making a strong case for the distinction of being one of the best boba shops in the Houston region. 

 Its tagline beneath its logo contains an affirmation, “be awesome,” an accurate description for the three different teas I had the opportunity to try recently.

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A small, mostly residential street just outside the Beltway sits a mere 2 miles away from Houston’s Chinatown, where some might say the city’s international culinary stars shine brightest. 

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I was excited at the prospect of trying Alings Chinese Bistro in Sugar Land, so I did my homework. Before visiting, I read about the origins and history of Hakka cuisine, which is widespread in Asia and found in countries like Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and even India. 

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  If you’ve been to enough burger joints in your life, you probably have picked up on an informal yet usually reliable indicator that can help you predetermine the quality of the place you’re walking into. 

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 The commercialization of the restaurant industry has led to an increasingly conformist and conservative aesthetic that has made its way into the dining experience of most people. 

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There are many restaurants serving New Orleans or Louisiana-inspired food in the Houston area, but not many that can boast an atmosphere that approximates the real thing like The Rouxpour in Sugar Land. 

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  Full disclosure: I wasn’t looking for Love Bird. But when I found out the place I was looking for in the Four Corners neighborhood of Sugar Land wasn’t open that day, I wanted to find something similar. 

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I think it’s appropriate that most of my rites of passage that I’ve experienced as an adopted Texan have been food-related. 

 The most recent of these was making my long-awaited first trip to Torchy’s Tacos when its Stafford location opened in April, the second in Fort Bend County. 

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A $2 million renovation of the Fort Bend Museum is nearly complete, and the public will soon be able to experience the upgrades.