With an estimated 150,000 visitors pouring into Houston to witness the greatest comeback/choke job in Super Bowl history, it’s not surprising that Houston’s businesses -- especially restaurants and bars -- would benefit from an enormous influx of crowds. Though it’s debated by some economists, the NFL reports that a city hosting the big game will make around $700 million thanks to the event. With new city roads, updates to Discovery Green, and the opening of the Convention District’s new restaurant super block, Downtown Houston’s months-long city revitalization reinvigorated local businesses, providing a refreshing experience for both out-of-towners and native Houstonians.
According to Upserve, a restaurant management platform, Houston eateries experienced a 31.5% increase in sales as compared to past weeks over the same Friday to Sunday period. The average Houston restaurant nets $14,484.39 in sales per weekend. On average, that 31.5% Super Bowl spike translates to an extra $4,513.32 for each establishment.
While it’s great news for the city’s food service industry, the massive crowds also meant more work for the cleanup crew in Discovery Green. As one worker told The Houston Chronicle, “we can’t count” the number of trips made to empty all the trash cans in the area.
This Pizza Dip Lets You Throw a New Kind of Pizza Party
Houston is a bona fide cultural and culinary melting pot with a ton of amazing places to eat, so it makes sense that our Easter brunch offerings follow suit. Our sprawling, bayou-side city has a lot to offer April 1, and because we genuinely like you, we’ve narrowed down the list of options. These holiday brunches cover everything from Mexican chocolate cinnamon rolls and braised lamb shank, to Belgian waffles and kimchi & eggs. Oh, and there’s a drag queen brunch too, naturally.
11 Cold-Weather Activities That Will Remind You Why Winter in Minnesota Is Actually the Best
Summer is easy to like. It’s got sunshine, water sports, and the built-in nostalgia of time off from school. But winter? That takes some more gumption to appreciate. While other parts of the country are either freaking out over a light snowfall or counting down the days ’til spring, living in Minnesota -- where temps are regularly below freezing and the average annual snowfall is more than 70 inches up north -- means you learn to relish the freezing weather rather than hide from it. With the right mindset, winter is secretly the best time of the year, with plenty of cold-weather activities in the Twin Cities and around the state to keep you active and engaged with your fellow Minnesotans. From dog sledding to ice sculptures to a truly epic foraged tasting menu, we have a little bit of everything here to help you brighten up the coldest months.
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The Best Restaurants in Houston to Get a Christmas Day Brunch or Dinner
Watching your eccentric cousin Tevin accidentally house eight glasses of your “famous” eggnog is fun and all, but sometimes Christmas is best spent away from home (and away from your family, in some cases). But even if you love your family so much you can hardly contain it, you can still totally bring them to these Houston restaurants, which are open and serving up feasts that will beat any kind of holiday casserole tradition you had in the past. Don your Christmas finest and get jolly at a boozy brunch, lavish prix fixe fête, or festive, family-style affair. Here are all the best restaurants open on Christmas Day.