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HotSchedules Recruit Visits… Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas is a sprawling metropolis with roughly 2.1 million people living in it. Only New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago are larger. San Antonio, the second largest city in Texas, comes in at seventh. So that means there are a lot of restaurants in Houston working hard to gain (and retain) the attention […]

Houston, Texas is a sprawling metropolis with roughly 2.1 million people living in it. Only New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago are larger. San Antonio, the second largest city in Texas, comes in at seventh. So that means there are a lot of restaurants in Houston working hard to gain (and retain) the attention of their customers…and employees.

HotSchedules Recruit , our application that allows restaurant managers and job seekers to connect, is beginning to flourish in hustle town, and we have a lot of great partners on board. It became apparent that we needed to make the three-hour jump from our Austin offices to get out to thank them in person. We also made some new friends along the way and helped restaurants better understand the benefits of HotSchedules Recruit.

It didn’t take long after meeting with some of these restaurants in Houston to realize that this is a great food community that embraces a wide array of culinary styles. And while the city is extremely large, there are numerous smaller “pockets” where some of today’s most forward-thinking restaurants reside.

It’d be impossible to hit the entire city in a week, but most of the locations we visited were in the Heights, Montrose, and Midtown area. You know, where the cool kids go to eat…

These stylish neighborhoods alone have dense populations of independent restaurants and coffee shops. All take great pride in creating an environment that is both inviting and eclectic. The interior design of Weights + Measures , Underbelly , Pass & Provisions were all very clean, minimal, and alluring, while restaurants like Revival Market , Down House , Barnaby’s , and Blacksmith Coffee were all a bit more playful and relaxed.

We particularly loved the Freddie Mercury tribute in Blacksmith. “When Queen Plays Freddie Pays.”

Walking into Weights + Measures we were immediately greeted by the most friendly staff who were just starting to ramp up for lunch service. During our conversation, we learned the barista working that day was hired through HotSchedules Recruit. We were very excited to say the least. The team agreed that seeing our application benefiting real people is a great feeling.

It’s stories like this that keep us pushing forward for the restaurant industry and helping people make great connections.
There were numerous a-ha moments for us on our visit to Houston. We had great conversations with all of these restaurants. In fact, there were too many to list in one article. Nonetheless, we wanted to share a visual diary of our visit.

We hope you enjoy it and find the time to research these restaurants. Hopefully if you live in Houston (or if you’re ever in the Houston area) you’ll visit some of these great restaurants. They all deserve your attention. We look forward to spending more time here and can’t wait to go back to enjoy more of what H-town has to offer.

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