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Author: Natalie Dressman
  • genesis
    May 3, 2017
    Whether for religious reasons or just a healthier approach to eating, many people are exploring kosher cuisine. There are a number of local restaurants recognized for their authentic fare and they’re keeping alive culinary traditions important to the Jewish community. Ranging from traditional to modern interpretations of classic favorites, these eateries are sure to have an option for the foodie in you. For those not familiar with Jewish cuisine, “kosher” is a Yiddish word...
  • main st. history
    April 19, 2017
    There’s no question that Texas has a rich history . San Antonio has the Alamo, and Austin has the Capitol, but Houston remains the historical center of Texas. Houston was the first capital of Texas, where the first national bank was founded, and the Galveston Daily News was the first Texas newspaper. It’s worth mentioning that Houston has various buildings in and around downtown that have stood for over a century. Whether you’re a visitor or native Houstonian, you’ll...
  • johnny steele dog park
    March 25, 2017
    Being torn between the desire to travel and the love for your dog can be difficult. Luckily, there’s Houston: a city that provides ample opportunities for both dogs and their owners to relax, sight-see, eat, drink, exercise, sleep, and anything else a traveler might wish for- together. Organizations like Paws on Patios and Dog-Friendly Houston have worked for years to expand the list of businesses, events, and parks that allow dogs, making for happier people and happier pooches....
  • the rink
    March 10, 2017
    Spring break has finally arrived, but knowing how to best fill those free days can sometimes be a little daunting. We’ve taken the legwork out of planning your week by creating your list of places to go. Here is spring break, Houston style. Avenida Houston and Discovery Green Downtown's entertainment hub will be busy this spring break, with free activities taking places every hour . Some of our favorites happening during spring break include a live ice carving, roller skating at The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lumen and Crimson NYE party Credit: Lumen and Crimson NYE Party
    December 29, 2016
    Ready to kick 2016 to the curb? Ring in the New Year at some of Houston’s most exciting New Year’s Eve parties with live music, epic fireworks, and delicious food. Here’s a short list of some of our favorite happenings around town. Hotel Celebrations Hotels are expected to bring the most style and panache to Houston’s New Year’s Eve events. From a 50,000-balloon cascade at midnight to glamorous dance parties and multi-course fine dining, hotels around town will...
  • Houston Skyline More Sky
    December 23, 2016
    Houston was recently named one of the top trending travel spots for 2017 by TripAdvisor, and for good reason. 2017 will be one of Houston’s most exciting years on record. From hosting Super Bowl LI to opening new museums and outdoor parks, Houston is the place to be this coming year. Check out a few highlights from our most anticipated projects and events. Super Bowl LI For the first time in over a decade, the Bayou City will host the biggest game in sports. Super Bowl festivities have...
  • three brothers bakery Credit: three brothers bakery
    December 10, 2016
    Houston has been heralded as “America’s next great food city” (Washington Post) and the cultural and culinary capital of the South. But the city’s diverse culinary scene was built on the back of a rich history of family-owned restaurants still in existence today. Three Brothers Bakery - 1949 The Jucker family has been baking for nearly 200 years. It was in Chrzanow, Poland where brothers Sigmund, Sol, and Max learned the family baking business. But as WWII broke out...
  • Menil Drawing Institute Credit: Menil Drawing Institute
    November 17, 2016
    The Menil Collection announced this week that its new $40 million, 30,000-square-foot drawing institute will open October 7, 2017. The freestanding building will feature temporary exhibitions, space for study and conservation, and storage of modern and contemporary drawings. The Menil Drawing Institute (MDI) is the fifth building on the Menil’s 30-acre art campus, along with the main museum, Cy Twombly Gallery, Byzantine Fresco Chapel, and popular Dan Flavin installation at Richmond Hall....
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