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  • Backstreet Cafe Thanksgiving meal Credit: Backstreet Cafe
    November 2, 2017
    Don’t want to do all the cooking this Thanksgiving? Houston restaurants are ready to lend a hand with Thanksgiving to-go menus ranging from complete meal packages to appealing sides and desserts. Because, hey, you deserve to rest a little. Read on to find out where to stock up on Thanksgiving provisions and make sure to order early since most places have deadlines as early as Nov. 14. George Ranch Historical Park’s old-fashioned cobblers have built a loyal following in town....
  • Halloween pumpkin Credit: Halloween
    October 27, 2017
    Ready for tricks, treats, and spooky good fun? Halloween is around the corner and the Bayou City knows how to celebrate with tons of fun activities ranging from ghost tours to Halloween-themed nature walks. Yet for some (especially the little ones), the best is yet to come when they head out on Halloween night to trick-or-treat. If you’re not hanging out in your neighborhood, put on your costume and head out to one of these local attractions, retail locations and neighborhoods. In...
  • Houston Zoo Boo
    October 13, 2017
    From costumes to trick-or-treating to spooky decor, October is a fun-filled month for families with kids. And Houston has no shortage of Halloween-inspired events for all ages. Whether it’s a ghostly symphony concert or a day of Día de los Muertos arts and crafts, you’re guaranteed to have a fun at the many events the city has to offer. So get your little ghosts, goblins, princesses and superheroes and head out for a terrorific time. Halloween Monster Mayhem Monsters have...
  • HOU BBQ Collective chef line up photo Credit: Catchlight Photography
    September 28, 2017
    Eat, Drink and Help Houston Chefs Rebuild After Harvey As soon as the rains from Hurricane Harvey stopped, Houston chefs sprung into action to feed Houstonians who needed it. In those moments after the storm, Houston’s food community became one big restaurant working feverishly to provide comfort through meals, delivering them in Houston and beyond to cities also affected by Harvey. From first responders to medical staffs to volunteers to families displaced by the hurricane, chefs from...
  • City Hall Farmers Market
    September 20, 2017
    It may not feel like fall in Houston but fall is indeed upon us. Which means that Houston’s City Hall Farmers Market is back for the season starting Wednesday, September 20. The market, operated by Urban Harvest , is the perfect spot to grab lunch and catch a midday break in downtown Houston. Open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday through mid-December, the City Hall Farmers Market features more than 40 vendors offering prepared foods, artisanal bread, fresh produce, honey, and...
  • Xochi dessert Credit: Xochi Facebook Page
    September 15, 2017
    Houston Chronicle food critic, Alison Cook, released her top 100 restaurants picks for 2017 . The much anticipated list, now in its seventh year, includes the best restaurants in town and makes for a great dining guide for Houstonians and visitors alike. This year, the list includes 16 newcomers, including chef Hugo Ortega’s downtown restaurant, Xochi, which took the top spot held by the now closed Oxheart in previous years. Also this year, Cook numerically ranked the top 30 restaurants...
  • Typhoon Texas Water Park Credit: Typhoon Texas Water Park
    August 18, 2017
    The official end of summer is a little more than one month away but with kids going back to school, the days of lazy mornings and trips to the pool are winding down. Before you bid summer farewell, plan to take advantage of Houston’s many activities and attractions. Read on for some ideas. Splash Around Houston’s Water Parks What better relief for Houston’s summer heat than heading to a water park? Houston has several good options. Typhoon Texas Water Park in Katy has 16...
  • Potente Credit: Potente
    August 1, 2017
    If you’ve been waiting to try a new restaurant in town, August is a good month to do it. The start of the month marks the start of Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW), a five-week-long extravaganza of specially priced menus in the city’s top restaurants, all benefiting the Houston Food Bank. Get that belly ready to eat at one of the participating 250 restaurants in Houston and its surrounding areas, which offer two- and three-course menus at set prices. Lunches are $20, brunches are...
  • MFAH Pixel Forest Credit: Pixel Forest: © Pipilotti Rist / Photo: The Storyhive
    July 11, 2017
    Looking for a place to snap that perfect shot while exploring Houston? With its many green spaces, museums, sculptures and street art, you don’t have to look too hard to find an interesting backdrop for your photos and selfies. Read on to discover some of the coolest spots to take pictures. Smither Park This Instagram-worthy park in south Houston is covered in fun and colorful mosaic art. The park’s Lindley Fish Amphitheater, created by Nashville artist Matt Gifford using street...
  • Hotel Granduca Credit: Hotel Granduca Facebook page
    May 8, 2017
    The fine china, towers of finger sandwiches, delicate sweets, and delicious beverages make afternoon tea a luxurious and elegant experience. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion (hint: Mother’s Day is right around the corner) or just want a unique afternoon out, Houston has several places that offer this English tradition. Read on to discover five places that offer afternoon tea service in town. (Note: All of these places require advanced reservations so make sure you call...
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