There's more than meets the eyes with Musaafer's new avocado appetizer.

ONE OF HOUSTON'S most celebrated new-ish restaurants, the upscale Indian outfit Musaafer in the Galleria, has a new spring menu that's said to blend two cuisines — including authentic Indian recipes, of course, and also Mexican — all highlighting local ingredients, with the fantastical modern techniques and gastronomy Musaafer is noted for.

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Latest Dish: Fall 2020

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Ronnie Killen’s first inner-Loop endeavor is now open in the former Hickory Hollow space. At Killen’s, expect much of the same mouthwatering comfort-food fare experienced at his fried-chicken pop-ups throughout the last year, plus fried green tomatoes with buttermilk sauce, and an ever-comforting chicken-and-dumplings dish. 101 Heights Blvd., 713.637.4664

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Chef Driven

Married into Houston restaurant royalty, a daring celeb chef with bicoastal cred goes Third Coast cool at his eponymous new must-hit hotspot.

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“Terrifying." That's how handsome celeb chef Aaron Bludorn describes opening a fancy new restaurant in a pandemic. He says he'd just begun gutting the space for renovation — the former Pass & Provisions on Taft, near Allen Parkway — when all hell broke loose in the spring. To add to the pressure, his wife and business partner, Houston restaurant royalty Victoria Pappas Bludorn of the Pappas dining empire, is pregnant.

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