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Category - Sports

  • October 3, 2018
    For some, it’s a lucky pair of underwear or socks. For others, it’s neglecting to shave after the latest win. Superstitions are real and they hit the Houston area hard in the Astros post season. Foolish? Maybe. Necessary? Definitely. After last season’s World Series-winning run against the Dodgers, there’s no shortage of quirky habits that almost certainly contributed to our World Champion’s post-season juju. We’ve assessed some of the Astro’s...
  • Texans JJ Watt Credit: Austin Dressman
    September 6, 2018
    Ready, set, hike! The 2018 NFL season officially begins today and you know what that means... the Texans are back in town! This upcoming season has Houston in a buzz, given that promising young quarterback Deshaun Watson is back on the field with his team after an early exit last year, due to injury. It's safe to say that our team won't be holding anything back as they look to win the NFC South for the fifth time ever and leave a mark on the season. With eight games at NRG Stadium ,...
  • 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...
  • Houston Marathon Credit: Houston Marathon
    January 8, 2018
    You will need to get set up early if you want a prime downtown spot at the finish line, which means setting that dreaded weekend alarm. But don't fret sound sleepers. No matter where you land along the race course, Houston has plenty to delight and entertain while you wait for the main attraction. Experience Houston (and the marathon) along the race route Breakfast at The Honeymoon Open at 7:00 a.m., spectators can fuel up before the big race. Their light and healthy menu will keep you
  • January 4, 2018
    It seems we make the same resolution to get healthier each new year. But then, we drive past a Shipley’s, Whataburger or our favorite Houston Tex-Mex restaurant and that resolution goes out the window until January of next year. However, for those dedicated to keeping resolutions, Houston has more than enough options to get healthy. Healthy Eating Out Eating healthy no longer means eating boring. Houston has an expansive list of healthy dining options that are just as appetizing as their
  • November 14, 2017
    Between the turkey, mashed potatoes, casseroles, and pies, your Thanksgiving meal might leave you feeling a little stuffed. Consider some outdoor exercise that can help you melt away the trimmings. You’ve probably trekked to popular spots such as George Bush Park , Hermann Park , Discovery Green and Memorial Park , however Houston has nearly 53,000 acres of total park space to explore – that’s about the size of 40,000 football fields. But instead of just envisioning the...
  • November 3, 2017
    Good Morning, Los Angeles! We at Visit Houston struck up a friendly wager with Discover L.A. over the outcome of the 2017 MLB championship. The winner would take over the opponent’s social media pages for one day. And while we've got nothing but respect for the Dodgers, H-Town finally knows what it feels like to win the World Series! Don’t worry, y'all. We promise to be good sports! After all, when the season is over, at the end of the day, Houston and L.A. really have a...
  • 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 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 streets at...
  • Bosscat-orbit juice cocktail Credit: Bosscat Kitchen & Libations
    October 24, 2017
    For the first time since 2005, the Houston Astros are gearing up for the World Series. Read on for tasty food and drink specials unique to the World Series. Just one more thing to celebrate! Xochi Set in Downtown’s Marriott Marquis Houston, Xochi (pronounced so-chee) represents another creative endeavor from James Beard award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega. Special during the series, enjoy a Houston Strong Margarita, Astros Alphabet (Diplomatic Venezuelan Rum (for Altuve), Calvados, Mezcal Vago
  • October 24, 2017
    As October comes to a close, the MLB Playoffs heat up as the Houston Astros take on the LA Dodgers in the World Series. LA will have home-field advantage games 1 and 2 before returning to Houston for games 3 and 5. If needed, games 6 and 7 will be in LA again. Minute Maid Park will be filled to capacity, so whether the 'Stros are home or not, here are the top watch bars to root for the home team. Lucky’s Pub In East Downtown (EaDo) and next to BBVA Compass Stadium , Lucky’s is...
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