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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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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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Houston Through the Lens of Luxury

It’s been said that there are two certainties in life, death and taxes. By this point, most of you have probably filed your taxes and hopefully Uncle Sam rewarded you with a nice tax return. Some of us save our returns, but some of us tend to splurge the extra cash. From the poshest hotels and fine dining to private transport via aircraft, if you’re looking to spend, Houston has no shortage of ways to indulge and live large, even if only for a day. Luxury Living Let's start with where to stay if…

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12 Crawfish Staples in Houston

Ooh wee! It’s that time of year we’ve all been waiting for – crawfish season! The tasty seafood staple isn’t just about pinching tails for seasoned, succulent meat. The appearance of crawfish on menus across Houston signifies the start of warmer weather and outdoor gatherings with family and friends. A good crawfish party is one of the best things to do in Houston during spring break. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular places around town where you can dig in and get your hands on a few…

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How to Give Back This Holiday Season

Call it the holiday spirit, but there’s something about this season that makes us want to give back into our neighbors. Whether you’re a Houstonian or you’re visiting our city, we have plenty of way for you to be a blessing to someone else this holiday. From caring for our homeless friends or pets in need, to providing meals, toys or blankets to families, all acts of charity are welcome and there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer or donate. Toys for Tots The mission of the U. S. Marine…

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Your Guide to the Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Acclaimed movie critic Roger Ebert once said, “Art is the closest we can come to understanding how a stranger really feels.” A movie is one of the ultimate mediums by which an artist can connect with his or her audience. Whether it’s a short film or a three-hour opus, audiences immerse themselves in the storyteller’s world as a means of entertainment and escape. After a decade of bringing innovative cinema to visitors and residents alike, the Houston Cinema Arts Festival has a stellar lineup of…

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HUE Festival Showcases Houston’s Urban Art Scene

The Houston Urban Experience (HUE) Mural Festival is an excellent way to experience the work of local and international artists on the grandest of scales. From Nov. 18 – Nov. 20, visitors will have the opportunity to see artists take their work from concept to completion across Houston, including sides of buildings, street corners and other public structures. Founded and produced by Houston artist Mario “GONZO247” Figueroa Jr., the festival’s mission is to create festival event of murals, art…

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Celebrating Diwali in Houston

Diwali or the “Festival of Lights” is one of the largest celebrations on the Hindu calendar, but is also celebrated by Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists. Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. The festival can last up to four or five days and in Houston, there are plenty of ways to celebrate this special holiday. Diwali Celebrations Diwali Mela will take place at the West Oaks Mall on Oct. 12 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. This year’s…

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9 Jewish Restaurants in Houston that Will Convince You to Keep Kosher

Need a nosh? Houston has a variety of local restaurants serving authentic, kosher-certified fare. For those not familiar with Jewish cuisine, “kosher” is a Yiddish word that means “suitable,” “pure,” and disease-free. However, the kosher restaurants in Houston are not always your bubbe’s traditional Jewish eats, which is always delicious, but also exciting takes on ethnic cuisine too. From mouth-watering steaks to Chinese and Middle Eastern delicacies, even pizza, the menus aim to please. So…

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31 Space-Themed Businesses to Try During Space City Month

We've rounded up 31 businesses that reach for the stars in achieving space city theme status. Check them out! 1. Neil’s Bahr – Conveniently located in east Downtown, Neil’s Bahr is Houston’s self-proclaimed premier nerd hangout with weekly karaoke, video game tournaments and movie nights. Far out! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Eureka Heights Brew Co (@eurekaheights) on Jul 3, 2019 at 1:30pm PDT 2. Eureka Heights Brewing Company…

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