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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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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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