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Your Guide to September

Fall is inching closer with the arrival of September and Houston has plenty of exciting happenings to keep you entertained. Celebrate Labor Day View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Houstonian Club (@houstonianclub) on Jun 5, 2020 at 3:15pm PDT Houston has plenty of activities this Labor Day. From the extension of Houston Restaurant Weeks to sound meditation at Buffalo Bayou’s Cistern, there is plenty to do over the long weekend…

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How You Can Help Hurricane Laura Victims

We are so fortunate that Houston was spared from the destruction of Hurricane Laura, but Southeast Texas and Louisiana did not fare well and were hit with a Category 4 storm. Are you looking for ways to lend a helping hand to our neighbors? Here’s how you can give back and make difference for those affected by the Hurricane Laura. The Houston Food Bank Houstonians can help volunteer sort product and pack boxes at their center, located at 535 Portwall St, Houston, Texas 77029. Houston Food Bank…

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Celebrating Extraordinary Houston Women

From ingenious dreamers to creative problem solvers, some of Houston’s best and brightest are women who have helped not only give birth to this city, but who have also been essential in making Houston and the world better. In honor of the centennial anniversary of women's right to vote, we are highlighting the contributions of some of the city's extraordinary women--past and present--who are pioneers, community leaders, and culinary and cultural moguls. Irma Galvan Irma Gonzalez Galvan was…

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Houston Restaurant Weeks 2020: Takeout and To-Go Options

UPDATE, 8/31/2020: Houston Restaurant Weeks has been extended through the month of September! Houston Restaurant Weeks 2020 has landed and our tastebuds have never been more excited! Given the ongoing call for staying home and staying safe, restaurants around the area have opted to offer their HRW menus for takeout and to-go for the first time ever. Browse the selections below and pick one (or, a few) to support this month. A portion of all proceeds goes to benefit the Houston Food Bank and…

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10 Reservations to Make During Houston Restaurant Weeks

If you’ve been waiting to try a new restaurant in town, August is a good month to do it. The start of the month marks the start of Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW), a five-week-long extravaganza of specially priced menus in the city’s top restaurants, all benefiting the Houston Food Bank. UPDATE, 8/31/2020: Houston Restaurant Weeks has been extended through the month of September! Get that belly ready to eat at one of the participating 200 restaurants in Houston and its surrounding areas, which…

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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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Houston Hotels with Must-Try Restaurants

You're peering into the open refrigerator door staring at cold leftovers, again. Yes, you've mastered a few recipes that have you feeling like a top chef, but maybe it's time to shake things up. Head to one of the hotels listed below for some great lodging accommodations, beginning with a better-than-home-cooked-meal at these chef-driven restaurants. After dinner, who knows? Maybe a dip in a rooftop pool, or a much deserved spa treatment? Maybe you'll bring along that cooped-up furry friend of…

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Self-led Hotel Art Tours

Who says you have to travel far to see art? Whether you’re planning a staycation or traveling to Htown, take a look around next time you’re staying in a Houston hotel, you just may feel like you’re in a museum. Hotels in Houston are full of unique pieces and we’re here to let you know which to consider next time you’re booking. When concierge isn’t available to give a tour, not to worry, explore collection highlights on your own with easy-to-use tours accessible right here. Self-guided…

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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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