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Posts from May 2016

  • Astros Experience
    May 27, 2016
    If you’re guilty of gifting a tie or socks every year for Father’s Day, it may be time to try something new. Luckily for you, Houston is brimming with possibilities this Father’s Day from dinner all the way to sky diving. Dad Deserves a Steak Nothing says “special occasion” like choice meat cooked to perfection. Help your dad feel special this year by taking him to one of Houston’s acclaimed steakhouses , of which there are many. Regardless of how casual...
  • white oak music hall Credit: white oak music hall
    May 21, 2016
    Houston was just named one of America’s top 10 music scenes by Travel + Leisure . The addition of a 38,000 square foot new live music entertainment complex probably doesn’t hurt either. Just minutes from downtown, White Oak aims to become “the best live music venue in Texas”. We visited White Oak this week to see how construction was coming along before its grand opening July 2. The Lawn stage is completely finished and already hosting big name concerts each weekend...
  • Jerry Built Burgers
    May 17, 2016
    For years, West Houston’s Memorial area has remained a haven for local, under-the-radar restaurants. Places like Empire Turkish Grill , Jonathan’s The Rub and Le Mistral draw residents nightly, serving up award-winning cuisine that’s anything but stereotypical suburban fare. And, lately, it seems that the rest of Houston’s restaurateurs are taking note, as a wave of well-known Inner Loop businesses are set to expand in the coming months. Read on for the scoop. Hot on...
  • alto bush Credit: United renderings
    May 12, 2016
    Five local chefs have teamed up with United Airlines and Bush Intercontinental Airport to offer travelers a taste of Houston all while enjoying free entertainment on one of 8,000 public-use iPads. The iPads and USB chargers will be situated in gate seats as well as seating at five new local chef-led restaurants. The upgrades are part of a $120 million renovation to Terminals C, E, and B South. Each Houston-inspired restaurant is set to open early next year. See the full list below: Chef Roland
  • buffalo bayou cistern Credit: katya horner on buffalobayou.org
    May 11, 2016
    For years a large portion of Houston’s public drinking water was stored in an underground cistern right off the banks of Buffalo Bayou . Built in 1926, the cistern was used for decades until it sprang a leak that couldn’t be found or repaired. The public reservoir was drained and sat unused and practically forgotten about. Years passed, Houstonians enjoyed the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark and Water Works pavilion above ground while the empty cavernous space the size of one and a...
  • invade houston art Credit: invade houston
    May 6, 2016
    If you catch a glimpse of a building-sized bunny in downtown Houston this month, don’t worry: you’re not hallucinating. A new art installation, known as Intrude, is coming to Houston starting May 9th, and features seven inflatable, white nylon rabbits. Some of these modern sculptures reach as tall as two stories high. This installation is meant to throw off your usual Houston view to get you thinking a little deeper. Intrude is being brought to life by Arts Brookfield , which aims...
  • Houston Skyline Buffalo Bayou
    May 5, 2016
    The number of visitors to Houston reached 17.5 million in 2015, up from 14.8 million the year before, according to data released this week by Houston First . The growth is due in part to low gas prices, increased air traffic, and Houston’s accolades as one of the top travel destinations in the country. 55.1 million Air travel to Houston in 2015 - up 3.7% from 2014 9.5% Increase in international air traffic to Houston, making it the second-fastest growing destination in the US 6 million...
  • glazed doughnuts Credit: glazed doughnuts
    May 4, 2016
    These days, it seems that donuts are the new cupcakes. They come in dozens of variations, are beautiful enough to post pictures of, and of course, they taste amazing. Almost every Texan has been to Shipley’s, but there are dozens of exquisite specialty shops in and around Houston. Many of these shops have their own unique flair, so you will have to decide what matters most to you. We’ve put together only a small list to help you get started on the quest for your new favorite donut....
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