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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 also to check out their vegan and veggie options. Andiron 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite E110, Houston, TX 77019 Montrose live-fire steakhouse Andiron…

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An Outsider’s Guide to Houston’s Asiatown

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, Malaysia and more. Plus…

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Saint Patrick’s Day in Houston

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, a day when those who are Irish celebrate the patron saint of Ireland and those who aren’t technically Irish express their appreciation for all things Irish. Green is worn, green beer is had (for those 21+, of course) and sometimes you get pinched (though maybe not this year). If you're looking for a place to celebrate, you're in luck! Houston has something Irish themed to suit every taste. Houston St. Patrick's Parade and Celebration March 16, 2024 Join an…

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Your Guide to March

In March, spring is in bloom, making it the perfect time to get out and about in Houston. Plus, March marks the beginning of bluebonnet season and crawfish season. Wondering where the best spots are to see the bluebonnets? We’ve got an entire list of locations! Want to eat the best crawfish in town? We’ve got a list for that too. Aside from bluebonnets and crawfish, we’ve got plenty of other things to do in Space City this March. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo February 27 - March 17, 2024…

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12 Crawfish Staples in Houston

Crawfish season is an exciting time in Houston. Yes, we Houstonians love our mudbugs and come crawfish season, many establishments around the city serve the tasty creatures Cajun-style or seasoned with Houston’s own viet-cajun flavorings. The appearance of crawfish on menus also coincides with the start of warmer weather perfect for a good crawfish boil. Get ready to dig in at one of these popular places around town. New to this boiled crawfish phenomenon? No problem. Read our primer on when to…

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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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Top Chef Selects Houston to Host Season 19

With a focus on celebrating culture and diversity, the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning culinary competition Top Chef selects Houston (ranked the nation’s most diverse city) for its series’ 19 th season. The series, produced by Magical Elves, will premiere on Bravo in 2022. A new batch of talented chefs will be challenged all over the city, and host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, and judge Gail Simmons will all be back to crown the next Top Chef . Hosting Top Chef is a prime example…

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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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Small Business Spotlight: EaDo

Just a short distance from downtown, the George R. Brown Convention Center, and the Houston Dynamo’s BBVA Compass Stadium, East Downtown (EaDo for short) is a vibrant neighborhood worth visiting. Steeped in history – the area was home to Houston’s first Chinatown – EaDo is filled with thriving restaurants, breweries and shops that showcase Houstons’ unique character. Ready for a visit? Don’t miss these three homegrown EaDo small businesses. View this post on Instagram…

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Houston Hotels with Must-Try Restaurants

You're peering into the open refrigerator door staring at cold leftovers, again. Yes, you've mastered a few recipes that have you feeling like a top chef, but maybe it's time to shake things up. Head to one of the hotels listed below for some great lodging accommodations, beginning with a better-than-home-cooked-meal at these chef-driven restaurants. After dinner, who knows? Maybe a dip in a rooftop pool, or a much deserved spa treatment? Maybe you'll bring along that cooped-up furry friend of…

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