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  • post oak boulevard
    May 12, 2017
    A major thoroughfare in the Uptown area will be completely transformed by the end of 2018, creating a pedestrian-oriented corridor designed to keep pace with a rapidly changing district. The Uptown Houston District is leading the effort to redevelop the entire length of Post Oak Boulevard from Richmond Avenue to I-610 West. What will emerge is a heavily-landscaped, grand boulevard lined with shops, restaurants and residential buildings. Sidewalks are being widened, extensive lighting installed
  • Mother's Day Brunch Omni Houston
    May 8, 2017
    May 14th is a day to celebrate a special woman in your life – your mother. Houston is filled with great options to spend the day, and here are a few of our picks. A Mother’s Day Brunch Nothing beats taking your mother out for a delicious meal, especially when it’s brunch. Many local restaurants offer excellent specials to start Mother’s Day off right. The Omni Houston Hotel offers an exclusive meal, along with the Houstonian and Hotel Granduca . Sambuca’s...
  • Hotel Granduca Credit: Hotel Granduca Facebook page
    May 8, 2017
    The fine china, towers of finger sandwiches, delicate sweets, and delicious beverages make afternoon tea a luxurious and elegant experience. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion (hint: Mother’s Day is right around the corner) or just want a unique afternoon out, Houston has several places that offer this English tradition. Read on to discover five places that offer afternoon tea service in town. (Note: All of these places require advanced reservations so make sure you call...
  • genesis
    May 3, 2017
    Whether for religious reasons or just a healthier approach to eating, many people are exploring kosher cuisine. There are a number of local restaurants recognized for their authentic fare and they’re keeping alive culinary traditions important to the Jewish community. Ranging from traditional to modern interpretations of classic favorites, these eateries are sure to have an option for the foodie in you. For those not familiar with Jewish cuisine, “kosher” is a Yiddish word...
  • Chef Hugo Ortega
    May 2, 2017
    Chef Hugo Ortega is bringing a James Beard medal to Houston. After six nominations for the prestigious James Beard Awards, Ortega was named Best Chef Southwest 2017 last night at a black-tie gala in Chicago. “Oh my goodness, what a moment,” Ortega said upon taking the stage at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He dedicated his award to “the great city of Houston,” his family and staff and concluded by saying: “What can I say? America is beautiful and I’m...
  • Bicycle Museum
    May 1, 2017
    Houston is well-known for its Museum District -- home to 19 cultural institutions within walking distance. However, these are just a few of the many diverse museums the city has to offer. Here are seven museums in Houston you may not know about. National Museum of Funeral History A museum that pays homage to everyone’s eventual fate – that’s the idea behind the National Museum of Funeral History. Located north of downtown, just past Beltway 8, this museum offers exhibits on...
  • Cosplay Contest 2016
    May 1, 2017
    What’s coming in May? Here’s a list of a few top events in Houston. To find out what else is going on, check out our Events Calendar . Party on the Plaza – Every Wednesday in May and June - Free One of Houston’s favorites is back, and it’s taking place in Avenida Houston! Party on the Plaza consists of nine weekly concerts in May and June, showcasing local and regional artists from 7-9pm. Enjoy food trucks, DJs, prizes and surprises. Playing in May: Los...
  • Museum of Natural Science - Tyrannosaurus Rex
    April 28, 2017
    If you wake up to the pitter-patter sound of rain, you may think “there’s nothing to do today.” Although Houston has many excellent outdoor attractions, there are just as exciting opportunities to escape the rain and have fun doing it. Museum-hopping When the weather is wet, it’s a great opportunity to see many of the museums in Houston ! The Houston Museum District includes great options like the Children’s Museum , Museum of Fine Art , Museum of Natural...
  • main st. history
    April 19, 2017
    There’s no question that Texas has a rich history . San Antonio has the Alamo, and Austin has the Capitol, but Houston remains the historical center of Texas. Houston was the first capital of Texas, where the first national bank was founded, and the Galveston Daily News was the first Texas newspaper. It’s worth mentioning that Houston has various buildings in and around downtown that have stood for over a century. Whether you’re a visitor or native Houstonian, you’ll...
  • Huntsville State Park Credit: Huntsville State Park
    April 11, 2017
    Houston has an annual average temperature of 69 degrees, making it an excellent place to enjoy the many outdoor options just outside of town. From wooded trails to endless coast, here are great places to escape to nature around Houston: Brazos Bend State Park One word: alligators. Located southwest of Houston, just 45 miles away, you’ll find the swamp and diverse nature of Brazos Bend State Park. Here, you’ll find 37 miles of hiking, biking and horseback trails, some of which are
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