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  • 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
  • Pitch 25 Beer Park Credit: Pitch 25 Beer Park
    July 6, 2018
    As we head into the final days of the World Cup, it’s not hard to see that Houston is home to a large number of dedicated soccer fans. While basketball, baseball and American football may often steal the spotlight, a large number of Houstonians share a passion for the world’s most popular sport. For these fans, often relegated to second-class status in most sports bars, the time has come to proudly let their fútbol flags fly! Pitch 25 This soccer-themed bar may be the new kid...
  • June 29, 2018
    July in Houston is packed with fun events, Independence Day celebrations, concerts and theater performances. If you’re looking for things to do or planning a visit to Bayou City in July, this guide takes you through July’s most exciting events, new restaurant openings and exhibits. 4th of July The month wouldn’t be complete without a Fourth of July celebration and Houston knows how to celebrate. From concerts to fireworks to festivals, there is something for everyone. In...
  • 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...
  • April 2, 2018
    Spring is in the air in Bayou City and that means it’s time for some of the city’s biggest seasonal festivals. These fun events celebrating children, art cars, food and more are wonderful opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the warm spring months. So gather your friends or family and head out to one of these exciting Houston festivals. Houston Children's Festival: April 7-8 Kick off April spending time with the little ones in your life at the Houston...
  • March 8, 2018
    It’s that time of year again! We polled readers to see where the best crawfish was this season and based on their recommendations we have 12 staples to help you navigate this delicious time of year. Whether you prefer Vietnamese or Cajun style boils, H-Town has them all! (Pro Tip: If you don't know the proper way to eat crayfish, need beer pairings, or want a great recipe, click the image above or check out our Crawfish Season in Houston page .) Our Locals Love: Calhoun's...
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace Credit: Neil Greentree
    March 2, 2018
    When people think of diversity in Houston, the first thing that comes to mind is its expansive food scene. And while the Bayou City offers the best international tastes, the museums bring culture from around the world for art-lovers to enjoy without leaving the city limits. This spring, many institutions are highlighting India and giving Houstonians a reason to get their Bollywood on! The arts scene is bursting at the seams with exhibits showcasing the rich culture and history of India and...
  • ReelAbilities My Hero Brother Credit: ReelAbilities
    February 5, 2018
    Mark your calendars! Starting Feb. 12, Houston will host a free citywide film and arts festival that promotes inclusion and showcases the lives of people living with disabilities through film, music, art, and seminars. The ReelAbilities Film and Arts Festival kicks off on Feb. 12 with ReelArt , an exhibit at the Center for Art and Photography at Celebration Company with visiting artist Brandon Lack, an Austin resident who has Down syndrome. From the story of a ballerina who relearned how to
  • 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 –...
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