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Small Business Spotlight: West University/Rice Village

Tucked away between Rice University and the Galleria are West University and Rice Village. These areas are beautiful pockets of Houston filled with stunning architecture, tree-lined streets and lovely small businesses. For the best of eating, drinking, shopping and playing, check out a few of the many small businesses that are worthy of a shoutout. Courtesy of @simoneonsunset on Instagram Simone on Sunset Travel to Europe without leaving Houston by heading to Simone on Sunset. This…

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​​Hispanic Heritage Month Artists Q&A

Hispanic Heritage Month was created as a celebration to recognize the positive impact that Hispanic Americans have left on our country. This rings true when it comes to Houstonians, where they are entrenched in one of the closest cities to our southern neighbors. The roots of these artists run deeper than the river that divides the land. Their dreams become realities and their cultures transcribed into their work. The styles are different, but the messages are still identical. Now it is time to…

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9 Jewish Restaurants in Houston that Will Convince You to Keep Kosher

Need a nosh? Houston has a variety of local restaurants serving authentic, kosher-certified fare. For those not familiar with Jewish cuisine, “kosher” is a Yiddish word that means “suitable,” “pure,” and disease-free. However, the kosher restaurants in Houston are not always your bubbe’s traditional Jewish eats, which is always delicious, but also exciting takes on ethnic cuisine too. From mouth-watering steaks to Chinese and Middle Eastern delicacies, even pizza, the menus aim to please. So…

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Hurricane Ida Fundraisers

Houstonians know the the troubles of hurricane suffering all too well, so if you're looking for ways to help Hurricane Ida victims, look no further. Houston Food Bank is poised and ready to help relief efforts in Louisiana as/when needed. Houston Food Bank urgently needs volunteers to help them build more disaster boxes! Individuals or groups can register online and find shifts that work for them: www.houstonfoodbank.org/volunteer. There are morning, afternoon and evenings shifts with openings…

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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. Courtesy of @housymphony on Instagram Once Upon A Time: Alan Menken’s Broadway Jones Hall Sept. 3 – Sept. 5 Alan Menken is a legendary composer that gave life to songs like “Under the Sea” and “Friend Like Me.” The Houston Symphony will be honoring this Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning recipient with an entire concert dedicated to his work. Enjoy nostalgic hits from…

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Small Business Spotlight: Downtown

Downtown Houston has it all. Whether you’re looking for amazing eats, the latest plays, intimate live venues or a good drink, we certainly suggest heading Downtown. While typically viewed as Houston’s center of commerce and business, the Downtown area is great for business people, tourists and Houstonians alike and has lots to offer everyone. Plus, if you’re visiting on the weekdays, you can explore the ultra-cool 7.5-mile-long Downtown Tunnels System that links office buildings with restaurants…

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8 Reasons Your Dog Wants To Visit Houston

We all need a little vacay from the daily perils of life now and then – work, school, bills – but that doesn’t mean we want to take a break from man’s best friend. On the contrary, statistics show that hanging out with your furry companions actually helps you relax even more. Thankfully, Houston is a city that has a growing number of hot spots that show lots of love to those four-legged friends. The Dog-Friendly Houston organization actively advocates for businesses to become more accommodating…

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10 Reservations to Make During Houston Restaurant Weeks

Need another reason to dine at your favorite restaurant or try a new one in town? You’re in luck because August marks the start of Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW), a five-week-long event where participating restaurants offer prix fixe menus and a portion of the proceeds benefit The Houston Food Bank. From August 1 through September 6 (Labor Day), participating restaurants will donate $1 from the $20 lunch and brunch menus, $3 from the $35 dinner menus and $5 from the $49 dinner menus. With more…

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​​Underground Art Round-Up

Saddle up and strap down your hunting boots because we are about to round up the top underground art destinations in Houston that most people don’t even know exist. Yes, H-Town is big and vast so you kind of have to be in the know to hunt down these locations. Don’t stress, we are here to share the treasures of our local artists and you’ll be glad you stuck around. Without further ado, here is the list of Houston’s prime art adventures and locations. Photo by Shelley Vi Seismique Have you ever…

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Your Guide to August in Houston

While summer starts to wind down, we’re all looking for last-minute vacations and activities. August is a very busy month in Houston with the festivals, concerts and hotel packages to boot. Fill up your calendar and soak up the season with these fun activities. What To Do In August Courtesy of @houstonrestaurantweeks on Instagram Houston Restaurant Weeks 2021 Aug. 1 – Sept. 6 Houston has no shortage of amazing restaurants. From the most flavorful xiao long bao to a perfectly cooked steak, our…

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