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Posts from February 2017

  • Moody Center for the Arts Credit: Moody Center for the Arts
    February 27, 2017
    Designed by acclaimed Los Angeles-based architect Michael Maltzan to bring together the Rice community and the Houston public and enable innovative artistic work to flourish, the $30 million, 50,000-square-foot Moody serves as an experimental platform for creating and presenting works in all disciplines, a flexible teaching space and a forum for creative partnerships with visiting national and international artists. Open and free to the public, the Moody is dedicated to trans-disciplinary
  • sweet paris
    February 24, 2017
    Chorizo and egg tacos, fresh French crepes and creme, chicken and waffles...hungry yet? Houston has some of the best breakfast restaurants in the country. We pulled together a list of some of our favorite spots around town to create the ultimate H-Town breakfast guide. Sweet Paris Crêperie & Cafe This Rice Village hotspot offers breakfast fans an authentic taste of France. The menu is the result of careful collaboration with French chefs experimenting with non-traditional ingredients...
  • jci chili
    February 23, 2017
    February 23 is National Chili Day! Texas is known for its traditional take on the spicy beef and chili pepper stew. Chili was even made the official state dish by the Texas Legislature. But leave it to Houston to take the traditional and turn it into something deliciously different. From chili mac and cheese to python snake chili and nationally acclaimed chili dogs, Houston has all your chili bases covered. We put together a list of the best chili creations around Houston. Time to hunker down
  • mardi gras galveston
    February 21, 2017
    Laissez les bons temps rouler! You don’t have to be in New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. Houston’s strong cajun influence shines as Mardi Gras festivals, parades, happy hours, and freshly baked king cake take over the town. Grab your krewe and check out our list of the best ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in Houston. Festivals and Parades Though it’s just outside Houston, Mardi Gras! Galveston is the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, attracting more...
  • hidden gems
    February 20, 2017
    Guest written by Adam Winters Did you know that Houston is the most populous city in Texas, and the 4th most populous in the US? “Houston”, also the first word spoken from the moon, is of course home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center where all flight controls for manned space missions take place. Needless to say, this incredibly big city, which is almost the same size as the island of Oahu, is one of the biggest hubs in the country for all kinds of activities and interests....
  • San Jacinto Monument
    February 20, 2017
    Newcomers flood into Texas from every corner of the country, every reach of the globe, every day. With such an infusion of humanity, ignorance of local history can be forgiven. But not for long. Perhaps most surprising to newcomers is that Texas was an independent nation first, a state second. Yes, Texas was its own republic for nine years before it became America’s 28th state in 1845. (Texas declared its secession from the U.S. in 1861 to join the rebels of the Confederacy, but...
  • Freedom of the Press Summer Fest
    February 15, 2017
    Houston’s biggest summer music festival is set to kick off with some of the biggest names in music. The ninth annual Free Press Summer Fest (FPSF) will take over Eleanor Tinsley Park on the banks of the Buffalo Bayou June 3-4, 2017. The festival typically showcases some of the most revered indie-rock, EDM, and hip-hop music artists. This year’s headliners are Lorde, Flume, G-Eazy, Cage the Elephant, Houston-native Solange, The Shins, Tove Lo, Carnage, Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert, Jon...
  • Ono Poke Credit: Ono Poke
    February 9, 2017
    Sushi and ceviche lovers are going to be ecstatic about poke—the newest food trend to sweep the city. Pronounced poh-kay, the Hawaiian staple centered around sashimi-grade fish started to gain steam in Houston last year, but an influx of newcomers in 2017 makes it clear that the craze isn’t slowing down. The raw fish salad traces its roots to the Pacific islands, where its served with fresh add-ins (avocado, masago and scallions, for example) and is seasoned with soy sauce. Most...
  • Crawfish in plate
    February 3, 2017
    It’s that time of year again! Crawfish season came early again after warmer winter weather throughout the region. We pulled together a list of the 12 mudbug staples in Houston along with a few picks from our local readers in a Battle of the Mudbugs to help you navigate this delicious time of year. Whether you prefer Vietnamese or Cajun style boils, Htown has them all! (Pro Tip: If you don't know the proper way to eat crayfish, need beer pairings, or want a great recipe, check out our...
  • Houston Texans Grille Credit: Houston Texans Grille
    February 2, 2017
    Still unsure of where to watch the Super Bowl in Houston? While many prefer to watch the game in the comfort of their home, some of you may be looking to join other fans this Sunday -- and Houston has plenty of options to offer. We’ve gathered and handful of top options, from sports bars to breweries, to help you decide. 8th Wonder Brewery , one of Houston’s many craft breweries, has been celebrating all week for Super Bowl LI. On Sunday, it’ll host Wonder Bowl, a free event...
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