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Author: Zain Bidiwala

zbidiwala@visithouston.com

  • Chicago Bean at Museum of Fine Arts Credit: Visit Houston
    May 23, 2018
    A little background on our feud with Choose Chicago: Houston now has it's own "bean" ( Cloud Column ), located at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston . Our friends at Choose Chicago are trying to prove that their bean (Cloud Gate) is better. They are wrong. Nevertheless, they sent us a little gift package welcoming our "newborn" bean; even though, our bean was actually sculpted first... and, is better. Obviously. Well, being that we are super-hospitable, we decided to take...
  • May 18, 2018
    The day of the Royal Wedding has arrived! Since you're reading this, we'll guess that you weren't able to make the hop across the pond to celebrate with the newlyweds and their nine million closest friends. Fret not, for you can have your own royal British day in Texas' largest city. Care for a Spot of Tea, My Darling? One of Houston's finest boutique hotels offers a proper high tea fit for a queen (or, newly married princess.) Even though the Hotel Granduca is...
  • Biscuit Paint Wall Credit: Sharon Yeou
    April 13, 2018
    With so many ways to enjoy Houston, it can be difficult to figure out how to make the most of your time in the city. Today, we're sharing how Sharon from Los Angeles spent her time seeing some of Houston's best. Who is Sharon? She's a total foodie, loves travel, has a penchant for taking Instragam-worthy photos. Also, she was the winner of our L.A to H-Town sweepstakes (sidenote: her response to our congratulatory e-mail was "ARE YOU SERIOUS???"). FIRST THINGS FIRST We...
  • Biggios Credit: Biggio's Sports Bar
    January 30, 2018
    Houston may be one year removed from hosting arguably the most exciting football game of all time, but our bars and restaurants are just as excited for this year’s final game taking place in Minneapolis. You’ll find watch parties, game day food and drinks specials, and so many television screens it’ll make you feel like you're at the stadium. Revelry on Richmond 1613 Richmond Ave This Montrose game day go-to spot is stocked with 40 rotating local and craft brews,...
  • January 5, 2018
    Get on your feet, Houston! This year's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert lineup is bringing the biggest names in music to the NRG Stadium . Acts include: Tuesday, February 27 – Garth Brooks Wednesday, February 28 – Little Big Town (Armed Forces Appreciation Day) Thursday, March 1 – Blake Shelton Friday, March 2 – Leon Bridges (Black Heritage Day) Saturday, March 3 – Kelsea Ballerini Sunday, March 4 – Alessia Cara Monday, March 5 –...
  • November 15, 2017
    A huge dinner, football games on the television, Black Friday shopping – we all know what to expect come Thanksgiving weekend; though, you can surprise the whole family by switching it up this year. Add some ‘whoas’ and ‘wows’ by tying in one of these Houston-area holiday events. 68th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade The Parade is located in downtown Houston, begins at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and is free for all. The Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade...
  • November 2, 2017
    The Houston Astros will celebrate their historic World Series title Friday, Nov. 3, with a parade to city hall. Being the Astros' first World Series title, this party is going to be one for the books. The Astros came out victorious, after a dramatic seven-game series against the the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's office, the parade will begin at 2 p.m. CT (3 p.m. ET) at the intersection of Smith and Lamar. City workers will begin shutting down...
  • October 10, 2017
    Houstonians adore Halloween. After all, we're creative, come from different backgrounds and are willing to have fun. If you're looking for a guide to getting dressed up this year, look no further. From rental shops to thrift stores, we've got you covered. Frankel’s Costume A go-to destination for all things spooky for years now, Frankel’s Costume has an impressive Halloween selection at a wide variety of prices. Styles range from renaissance garb, Egyptian,...
  • October 9, 2017
    After scarfing down funnel cakes and turkey legs all day at the Texas Renaissance Festival, the first thing on any festival-goer’s mind is a nap. Rather than packing in and heading home, our suggestion is to pitch a tent at the festival. Spend a night under the stars at The Fields of New Market Campground and be one of the first in line for the next day’s activities at the fair. Back in the early days of the campground, it was not the most glamorous affair; though, now armed with...
  • October 9, 2017
    With the NBA season starting tomorrow, our hometown Houston Rockets are gearing up for one of the fiercest seasons in recent memory. A wild summer full of trades and free-agent signings have shifted the basketball landscape and hopefully, in favor of Clutch City. One of the most surprising moves of the off-season is the trade that brings perennial all-star point guard, Chris Paul to the Rockets. Pairing Paul with James Harden is bound to bring even more excitement to the hardwood; though, one
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