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Asia Society Spotlight

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we’d like to spotlight a place that celebrates the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in The U.S. and that place is, Asia Society Texas Center. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Asia Society Texas Center (@asiasocietytx) on May 1, 2020 at 12:25pm PDT With 14 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual…

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A Taste of Houston's Asian Dining

Spicy. Sweet. Tangy. Delicious. Houston’s Asian dining is legit awesome, because we have it all. From Japanese noodle bowls to South Indian dosas and everything in between. Join us on a culinary adventure through some of the city’s most beloved Asian restaurants and food trucks. Qin Dynasty 5115 Buffalo Speedway, Suite 900, Houston, TX 77005, Upper Kirby Located in Houston’s posh Upper Kirby neighborhood, Qin Dynasty melds quality ingredients, a comfortable environment, and a dash of friendly…

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Houston First to celebrate the “Spirit of Travel” for National Travel and Tourism Week

What is your idea of the perfect trip? Catching a flight? Or perhaps a road trip to your favorite destination? No matter what your preference, travel inspires many of us to go beyond our traditional home fronts in search of adventure, relaxation, and even personal growth. The first full week of May is the time the U.S. travel community celebrates the value the travel and hospitality industry holds for our economy, businesses, and personal well-being. This year's theme for National Travel and…

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Mother's Day In The Age Of Social Distancing

Just because we are practicing social distancing doesn’t mean we’re allowed to forget about Mother’s Day – and we bet your mom won’t let you forget! While most restaurants and bars are closed in some capacity, many venues have gotten creative with their curbside/delivery ordering. For mom’s special day, check out these Mother’s Day options and inject some creativity into your celebration. Make sure to tag your social media posts with #MissingHOU and show us all the ways you showered Mom with…

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Sun’s Out, Buns Out: Happy National Hamburger Day!

With the sun out this summer, it’s only right that you celebrate with your buns out! Hamburger buns that is. To celebrate this traditional American favorite, be sure to visit some of your favorite local restaurants for National Hamburger Day on May 28 with some delicious entrees that you won’t want to miss. Don’t eat beef? No problem! Make sure to also check out their vegan and veggie options. View this post on Instagram Our version of brunch…

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Houston Art Car Parade 2020

Houston's Art Car Parade has celebrated local artists for the past 33 years, creating an environment that showcases hundreds of mobile masterpieces created by both trained and untrained artists, student groups, non-profit organizations, and anyone a vision to create. Not only has it created a celebration of local art, it has also awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to Art Car artists and artist teams and has become an important and inspiring art program for many schools across the Greater…

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Top Events in Houston this Spring/Summer

Postponed Or Cancelled Events And Conferences Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ March 3 - 22, 2020 Rodeo time has been a tradition in Houston since 1932, and the three-week extravaganza at NRG Park continues to consume the city every spring. The kickoff for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ is the Rodeo Parade, after trail riders ride into town and set up camp in Memorial Park. All 20 championship rodeo competitions are concluded with entertainment by music superstars. Hermann Park…

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An Outsider’s Guide to Houston’s Asiatown

One of the best things about living in Houston is experiencing the diverse cultures that make up the city’s population of 2.3 million people. Similar to other major U.S. cities, Houston has an area dominated by delicious Asian restaurants, exotic shopping and fun cultural experiences. This area, colloquially known as “Chinatown,” is by no means limited to only Chinese influence. Cultural influences in this part of Houston are from Vietnam, India, Pakistan, China, Korea, Malaysia and more. Plus…

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14 Houston Semi-finalists Make 2020 James Beard Nominee List

It’s that time of year again when the James Beard Foundation (a.k.a the Oscars of the culinary world) announces the semifinalists for its Restaurant and Chef Awards and in 2020, and Houston didn’t disappoint. These semi-finalists will be whittled down to finalists on March 25. The James Beard Awards are set for May 4 in Chicago. Check out the full list of Houston-based semi-finalists below: Best Chef: Texas (new category) Dawn Burrell, Kulture Manabu Horiuchi, Kata Robata Anita Jaisinghani…

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Off To The Races: Enjoying The Buffalo Bayou Regatta

How to Participate of Spectate in Texas’ Largest Canoe and Kayak Race On your marks. Get set. Paddle! From canoe and kayak novices and professionals to kids just looking for a fun adventure, the Buffalo Bayou Regatta is for everyone! In its 48th year, the race twists and turns for 15 miles of the Houston landscape. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. and is open to paddlers ages 12 and up. Grabs some friends or family and hit the water. The entry fee is $50/person but note that does not include the…

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