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Posts from October 2016

  • lone star flight
    October 28, 2016
    The Lone Star Flight Museum , which will move from Galveston to south Houston next year, has been experiencing some radical changes both inside and out. The new $35 million 130,000 square foot facility is currently under construction at Ellington Airport. We spoke with Lone Star’s new CEO Lt. General Owens to find out more about this unique and fascinating tribute to our nation’s aircraft history. The decision to move the museum inland was made following Hurricane Ike, in order to...
  • mummies of the world hmns
    October 26, 2016
    It’s the week of Halloween , which means all ages are looking for spooky ways to celebrate. Instead of wrapping yourself in toilet paper this year, try spending Halloween with actual mummies. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is currently host to a special exhibition titled “Mummies of the World.” This unique and fascinating exhibit has traveled all around the country, including to cities like Orlando, Salt Lake City, and Buffalo. Mummies of the World is the largest...
  • momentum gym
    October 25, 2016
    The Washington Avenue Arts District will soon feature one of the largest bouldering gyms in the world. Momentum Silver Street’s 40,000 square foot indoor climbing gym will open in summer 2017 along with a 36,000 square foot facility in Katy. Located in the heart of Houston’s up-and-coming arts district, Momentum Silver Street is surrounded by artist studios, residential lofts, local dining options like Julep , B&B Butchers , and the Holler craft beer brewery . The Houston...
  • bourdain
    October 21, 2016
    Anthony Bourdain filmed a Houston-focused episode of his world travel and food show, Parts Unknown this past summer. Though the episode airs October 30 on CNN, check out this exclusive episode teaser to see if you can spot some familiar Htown favorites: See the trailers here and here . Want to work your way through his culinary tour before the episode airs? Check out our roundup of all the known restaurants and shops Bourdain visited while in town.
  • north houston bike park Credit: North Houston Bike Park
    October 12, 2016
    Houston has been awarded the 2020 UCI BMX World Championship leading up to the Tokyo Olympic Games. The 6-day event is expected to draw 3,000 amateur participants and 300 professional athletes from over 40 countries to the North Houston Bike Park . North Houston Bike Park, currently under construction, is part of a 30-acre extreme sports complex including a world-class BMX Race Track, concrete vert features, street course, pump tracks, tot track, bike trails and an outdoor events center that can
  • Cacao & Cardamom
    October 7, 2016
    Are you a homesick Texan or just looking for a classic Houston food gift for friends and family? Some of H-Town’s most-loved restaurants and artisan vendors offer their culinary favorites, ready-to-ship, making it easy to share the epicurean love with just about anyone in the U.S. From exotic baked goods and southern favorites to fajitas and gourmet chocolates, we’ve rounded up our favorite Houston gifts that are sure to impress. Goode Company’s Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie might...
  • Galleria Skyline Sunset
    October 7, 2016
    Houston was recently named among the top shopping destinations in America by U.S. News and World Report . So it’s no surprise that an entire neighborhood of the city is named and anchored by Texas’ largest shopping mall, The Galleria . The shopping destination is home to more than 375 stores, two hotels, an ice rink and 30 restaurants. But the shopping district is also surrounded by countless other attractions, restaurants, nightlife, and entertainment. Here’s a guide to...
  • marriott marquis houston Credit: Marriott Marquis Houston
    October 5, 2016
    Opening in December of 2016, Houston’s sleek new Marriott Marquis is another jewel in the crown that is downtown. This new 1,000-room hotel will feature many unique and luxurious amenities, including a Texas-shaped lazy river, Houston’s largest ballroom, a custom wine cave, and a prime location downtown, overlooking Discovery Green park. The opening of the Marriott Marquis is one of the many ways that Houston has been preparing for the 2017 Super Bowl . The Marquis’ decor...
  • villa arcos Credit: Houston Culinary Tours
    October 3, 2016
    National Taco Day is October 4th! Houston is packed with excellent choices for this most beautiful of holidays, so it can be hard to choose where to go. Don’t have your exciting celebratory plans nailed down yet? Let us help you out. Here are 11 phenomenal tacos, found only in Houston, you should definitely try. If you’d prefer to celebrate National Taco Day breakfast style, head over to our list of great Houston breakfast taco spots . Tacos Tierra Caliente Food Truck Ask most...
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