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Kathleen Landry

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Summer Bucket List

Summertime and the living are easy, especially if you’re in Houston. Between the awesome hotel packages, free activities and indoor/outdoor fun, we’ve got experiences for all ages and stages. Check off everything on your summer bucket, including skateboarding, farmer’s markets, lazy rivers, spa services and more. What To Do in Houston Market Square Park View this post on Instagram A post shared by Historic Market Square (@marketsquarehou) Grab…

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Picnicking in Houston's Great Outdoors

Hibernation from the brutally cold winter is over and it’s time to enjoy being outside. After one of the coldest winters in recent memory, we’re in need of some fresh air picnicking. With so much great food in Houston, what better way to savor it than the great outdoors? Levy Park View this post on Instagram A post shared by Levy Park (@levyparkhouston) Want a spot to spread out with your family? Look no further than Levy Park. Complete with a…

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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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Small Business Spotlight: West University/Rice Village

Tucked away between Rice University and the Galleria are West University and Rice Village. These areas are beautiful pockets of Houston filled with stunning architecture, tree-lined streets and lovely small businesses. For the best of eating, drinking, shopping and playing, check out a few of the many small businesses that are worthy of a shoutout. Simon on Sunset | Cavo Coffee | Dao Chloe Dao Boutique | Under the Volcano | Main Street Theater Simone on Sunset View this post on…

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Small Business Spotlight: Downtown

Downtown Houston has it all. Whether you’re looking for amazing eats, the latest plays, intimate live venues or a good drink, we certainly suggest heading Downtown. While typically viewed as Houston’s center of commerce and business, the Downtown area is great for business people, tourists and Houstonians alike and has lots to offer everyone. Plus, if you’re visiting on the weekdays, you can explore the ultra-cool 7.5-mile-long Downtown Tunnels System that links office buildings with restaurants…

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Small Business Spotlight: Galleria/Uptown

Beyond all of the glitz and glamour of Houston’s Galleria/Uptown area are a number of local gems that were meant to be explored by Houstonians and tourists alike. From finely tailored men’s clothing to amazing art galleries and delicious eats, you don’t have to stick to just the huge designer labels that this shopping mecca is known for. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Off The Wall Gallery- Houston. (@offthewallgallery) Off The…

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Small Business Spotlight: Midtown

If you were to poll Houstonians on the city’s best area to eat and party, they will likely point you to Midtown. This area has a reputation for bars and restaurants catering to 20-somethings, but actually, Midtown is actually for everyone! With walkable parks, restaurants, stores and clubs, Midtown is a plethora of excitement for all ages. While you’re there, make sure you check out a number of the small, local businesses unique to this community. View this post on Instagram…

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Small Business Spotlight: Chinatown

Houston’s Chinatown is vast, exciting and full of unique finds. Whether you’re visiting or live here, this area of town should not be missed. Though it’s called Chinatown, the neighborhood is a cultural mecca where Chinese shops, restaurants, and cultural centers share blocks with Vietnamese, Japanese, Indian, Pakistani, and Middle Eastern establishments. Take a little tour of the East and be sure to visit some of the area’s small businesses like those listed in our roundup below…

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Very Superstitious: Your Guide to Astros Post-Season Rituals

For some, it’s a lucky pair of underwear or socks. For others, it’s neglecting to shave after the latest win. Superstitions are real and they hit the Houston area hard in the Astros post season. Foolish? Maybe. Necessary? Definitely. After the 2017 season’s World Series-winning run against the Dodgers, there’s no shortage of quirky habits that almost certainly contributed to our World Champion’s post-season juju. We’ve assessed some of the Astro’s super fan rituals from 2017 and decided to…

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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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