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  • February 23, 2019
    Mardi Gras is truly an experience unlike any other, but you don’t have to be in New Orleans to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Festivals, parades, happy hours, and freshly baked king cakes take over H-Town during carnival season, but sometimes you just need to know where to look. Grab your krewe and check out our list of the best ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in Houston. Throw Me Something, Mister – Parades Ready to party? Simply head to Galveston , which is only one hour south of Houston....
  • February 7, 2019
    February is the shortest month of the year, but potentially the most anxiety ridden. Why? Valentine’s Day. Fear not, whether you’re happily coupled up or single in the city, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday, so there are plenty of weekend options for ample ways to celebrate. Our below list is full of activities no matter your interest, budget, or relationship status. Looking for a V-Day dining breakdown? Checkout our...
  • February 1, 2019
    February may be a short month but in Houston it’s packed with fun events and activities that you won’t want to miss. From Chinese New Year celebrations to Valentine’s Day concerts and the start of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, there is something for everyone to see and do. Read on for our guide to February in Houston and mark your calendars with these exciting things to do in Houston. LAN! Spring of Latino Art February marks the beginning of a four-month celebration...
  • chinatown Credit: chinatown - culinary tours
    February 1, 2019
    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,...
  • October 5, 2018
    Ice houses have a special place in Texas history. In the early 1900s, nearly every Texas town had one of these establishments, which sold ice blocks for home ice boxes. But with the advent of electrical refrigerators, ice houses evolved into small convenience stores of sorts, and eventually became neighborhood gathering places where patrons could stop for an ice cold beer and conversation. While many ice houses have disappeared, Houston still has a number of these establishments – some...
  • Tacos at Los Gemelos Credit: Marco Torres
    September 26, 2018
    As the most diverse city in the country, Houston and it's food culture provides a wide range of regional and international options for every meal. Most notably in our fanatic taco culture. Whether you wake up to a couple of breakfast tacos before a day on the town, enjoy a neighborhood taqueria for lunch, or pick up a plate at a lively taco truck after a night out with friends. From authentic to fusion, vegetarian to Tex-Mex, there's always a perfect taco waiting for you. Join us on...
  • September 17, 2018
    We all dread it. The weekly trip to the grocery store playing bumper carts with other irritated shoppers under stale lights. Gone are the days of open air markets, face-to-face interactions with farmers and vendors, and the feeling that a trip to buy food was not a chore, but an opportunity to embrace the community we live in. Well Houston, brace yourself for a treat. With two major farmer's markets and a flock of food halls in the works, your days of food shopping are about to become a lot
  • September 17, 2018
    Keeping kosher? Houston has a variety of local restaurants serving authentic, kosher-certified fare. Whether you keep kosher for religious reasons or dietary restrictions, you’ll find delicious foods – from traditional to modern interpretations of classics – at these Houston establishments. For those not familiar with Jewish cuisine, “kosher” is a Yiddish word that means “suitable,” “pure,” and disease-free. Click here for more...
  • FM Kitchen Credit: @lana_del_wright
    August 15, 2018
    Have you had enough Instagram envy this summer? Well, it ends now! It’s your turn to set out on an adventure and capture some of Houston’s most photogenic restaurants and bars. Present Company opened its’ doors to the city in July of 2018 must to the delight of the most avid Instagram users! Orange couches, light blue tables, chandeliers. Every corner of this restaurant will force you to take out your phone and capture at least one element of this new Houston hotspot. Walk...
  • May 30, 2018
    It started as a 'Battle of the Beans,' with Houston touting our shiny new Anish Kapoor sculpture and Chicago acting Illinois-ed that their Cloud Gate would no longer be the only bean on the block. However, the two cities quickly came to terms when they realized their perfect pairing as two of America's favorite foodie cities. With literally hundreds of world class restaurants, scores of articles in magazines like Food & Wine and Bon Appétit, and 40 James Beard 2018...
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