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8 Reasons Why Donuts Are Better in Houston

Donuts. What a beautiful creation they are. It's like dessert for breakfast. They come in dozens of variations, are beautiful enough to post pictures of, and of course, they taste amazing. Almost every Texan has been to Shipleys, but there are dozens of exquisite specialty shops in and around Houston. Many of these shops have their own unique flair, so you will have to decide what matters most to you. We’ve put together a small list to help you get started on the quest for your new favorite…

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Sun’s Out, Buns Out: Happy National Hamburger Day!

With the sun out this summer, it’s only right that you celebrate with your buns out! Hamburger buns that is. To celebrate this traditional American favorite, be sure to visit some of your favorite local restaurants for National Hamburger Day on May 28 with some delicious entrees that you won’t want to miss. Don’t eat beef? No problem! Make sure to also check out their vegan and veggie options. Courtesy of @burgerjointhtx on Instagram The Burger Joint Known as “The Best Burger in Houston,” this…

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Guest Blog: Saint Arnold Beer Garden

HEY, Y’ALL! It’s us, Saint Arnold Brewing Company taking over this blog on Visit Houston. We have a pretty important thing we need your help with. 🙏 Our beloved Saint Arnold Beer Garden is up for USA TODAY’s award for Best Beer Garden in America. We know we should win, and you know we should win, but it’s probably a good idea to let everyone else know why we should win… so, that’s basically why we’re writing this lil blog entry. Hope you see it and drop us a vote. #love Who are we? Or…

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Supporting Black-Owned Business in Houston

Protests are an essential part of implementing change, but they are just one of many ways to be an ally to the black community. Another impactful way you can aid in lifting up the black community is supporting local black-owned businesses. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a round-up of some of the many local businesses here in Houston that you can support to make a difference: Restaurants The Breakfast Klub 3711 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002 Midtown View this post on…

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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 Dinner at the Pondicheri Bake Lab + Shop Guests can enjoy a festive luxurious…

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How You Can Help Hurricane Laura Victims

We are so fortunate that Houston was spared from the destruction of Hurricane Laura, but Southeast Texas and Louisiana did not fare well and were hit with a Category 4 storm. Are you looking for ways to lend a helping hand to our neighbors? Here’s how you can give back and make difference for those affected by the Hurricane Laura. The Houston Food Bank Houstonians can help volunteer sort product and pack boxes at their center, located at 535 Portwall St, Houston, Texas 77029. Houston Food Bank…

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Celebrating Extraordinary Houston Women

From ingenious dreamers to creative problem solvers, some of Houston’s best and brightest are women who have helped not only give birth to this city, but who have also been essential in making Houston and the world better. In honor of the centennial anniversary of women's right to vote, we are highlighting the contributions of some of the city's extraordinary women--past and present--who are pioneers, community leaders, and culinary and cultural moguls. Irma Galvan Irma Gonzalez Galvan was…

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Sizzling Fajita Roundup

Fajitas are without a doubt a Houston staple with a long, delicious history in the Lone Star State. But where can you find Houston’s best fajitas, worthy of a drive across town to satiate your craving? Let’s check out some of the Bayou City’s most popular, crave-worthy bites of skirt steak. El Tiempo 2814 Navigation Blvd. Houston, TX 77003, East of Downtown Started by the same family who established next-door Ninfa’s on Navigation, El Tiempo continues to serve “Mama Ninfa’s-inspired” recipes…

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Meatless Meals Even Carnivores Will Love

Meatless Monday may end up being one of your most flavorful days of the week. Houstonians are spoiled with a bounty of vegetarian options that won’t feel like a substitute for a meaty dish. Our Indian vegetarian cuisine with a tradition going back thousands of years, and our locally-sourced, American-style dishes might make you forget about those fajitas for even longer than 24 hours. Kiran’s 2925 Richmond Ave, Suite 160 Houston, TX 77098, Upper Kirby This spacious, elegant northern Indian…

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A Taste of Houston's Asian Dining

Spicy. Sweet. Tangy. Delicious. Houston’s Asian dining is legit awesome, because we have it all. From Japanese noodle bowls to South Indian dosas and everything in between. Join us on a culinary adventure through some of the city’s most beloved Asian restaurants and food trucks. Qin Dynasty 5115 Buffalo Speedway, Suite 900, Houston, TX 77005, Upper Kirby Located in Houston’s posh Upper Kirby neighborhood, Qin Dynasty melds quality ingredients, a comfortable environment, and a dash of friendly…

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