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Juneteenth and Emancipation Park: A Legacy of Struggle and Triumph

Not only is the official start of summer just days away, but also one of the most important days in U.S. History - Juneteenth. Juneteenth - short for June 19 - officially marks the end of slavery in Texas. Did you know that Texas was the first state to consider Juneteenth a formal holiday? It all began back in the 1860s after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by former President Abraham Lincoln. Although signed, the Emancipation Proclamation didn’t affect slaves in Texas unless they…

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Supporting Black-Owned Business in Houston

If you’ve been tuned into the news, chances are you’ve seen the protests sweeping the nation following the tragic and unjust deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. In what is shaping up to already be a whirlwind year, the fight for racial equality and visibility forges on with even more conviction, as over 60,000 Houstonians came together on Tuesday, June 2nd for a march to celebrate the life of Houston-native George Floyd. Protests are an essential part of implementing change, but they…

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Good Ol' Texas BBQ? Think Again.

Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the country, which means we have A LOT of good eats to choose from. Take, for example, our BBQ. Bet you thought you knew what good ol’ Texas BBQ looked like. Well, think again… Houston not only delivers on traditional, perfectly smoked meets, but amazing fusion combinations as well. Pinkerton’s Barbecue 1504 Airline Drive, Houston, TX, Heights Located in the northside of Houston, Pinkerton’s uses only wood burning pits cooking their food low and slow…

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Must-Try Soul Food Stops in Houston

Southern by nature, spicy by virtue, and delicious by all standards. Soul food is the ultimate comfort food. The depth of flavors in the seemingly innocuous ingredients is an art form that few can master. Ham hocks, chitterlings, smothered oxtails and mac and cheese, catfish, okra and lima beans round out some of the usual soul food suspects. To bring out the best in Houston soul food, enjoying soul food with friends and family is a must. In fact, families run a number of Houston soul food…

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Your Guide to June

Try to Escape The Room Gather your best team from anywhere in the world and hop onto zoom to follow your host through virtual exploration of your “room”. The experience offers 360 images and live feeds to the physical room. Keep track of your progress through a virtual dashboard and try escape within 60 minutes! Sign up today to book your virtual room through Houston's Escape The Room. Camp out with Space Center Houston June 5 & June 19 Try camping and stargazing in your own backyard. Explore…

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Sizzling Fajita Roundup

Fajitas are without a doubt a Houston staple with a long, delicious history in the Lone Star State. But where can you find Houston’s best fajitas, worthy of a drive across town to satiate your craving? Let’s check out some of the Bayou City’s most popular, crave-worthy bites of skirt steak. El Tiempo 2814 Navigation Blvd. Houston, TX 77003, East of Downtown Started by the same family who established next-door Ninfa’s on Navigation, El Tiempo continues to serve “Mama Ninfa’s-inspired” recipes…

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Cocktails, Beers and Wine for All

Looking for the perfect place to meet your friends for a drink? No matter your poison, these local spots promise great ambiance and neighborhood vibes. From a brewery with a killer view of downtown to a trendy hidden cocktail bar, this roundup will leave you with the perfect suggestion the next time you’re asked to pick the happy hour spot! The Cottonmouth Club 108 Main Street, Houston 77002, Downtown Dubbed “the least cocktail-y bar in the city", The Cottonmouth Club feels like a hidden gem…

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Meatless Meals Even Carnivores Will Love

Meatless Monday may end up being one of your most flavorful days of the week. Houstonians are spoiled with a bounty of vegetarian options that won’t feel like a substitute for a meaty dish. Our Indian vegetarian cuisine with a tradition going back thousands of years, and our locally-sourced, American-style dishes might make you forget about those fajitas for even longer than 24 hours. Kiran’s 2925 Richmond Ave, Suite 160 Houston, TX 77098, Upper Kirby This spacious, elegant northern Indian…

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Flashback Friday: Comicpalooza

Usually around this time of year we’re gearing up for one of the highlights of May: Comicpalooza. However, due to COVID-19, this year’s annual pop culture convention is being postponed until 2021. We’re just as sad as you are, but to tie you over, we thought we’d take a walk down memory lane of all the fun times we’ve had at years prior to get ready for 2021. ✨ #FBF Ways To Support Even though you can’t attend the convention this year, you can still make sure that the people that work so…

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Sticky’s Chicken Brings Filipino Flare to Wings

Attention wing lovers! Interested in combining a little Asian fusion with a traditional American favorite? Well look no further than Sticky’s Chicken. Owned and operated by Patsy and Benson -a brother and sister team- this restaurant was once a popular food truck that officially opened its brick and mortar location back in December 2019. Immigrants from the Philippines, the journey to American citizenship began with their grandfather and military veteran Ceferino Vivares enlisted in both the…

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