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Houston Ice Houses: Find Your New Favorite

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 old, some…

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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, beer is had (for those 21+, of course) and sometimes you get pinched. Surely with so many celebrations in Houston, we’ve got the Luck of the Irish in our city. Family-Friendly Festivities McGonigel’s Mucky Duck Pub Saturday, March 17 starting at 11 a.m. It doesn’t get more Irish in Houston…

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H-Town Guide to 2017 World Series Specials

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…

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Houston Hidden Gems

Guest written by Adam Winters Did you know that Houston is the most populous city in Texas, and the 4th most populous in the US? “Houston”, also the first word spoken from the moon, is of course home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center where all flight controls for manned space missions take place. Needless to say, this incredibly big city, which is almost the same size as the island of Oahu, is one of the biggest hubs in the country for all kinds of activities and interests. This bustling center is…

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The Last Minute Guide to New Year’s Eve in Houston

Ready to kick 2016 to the curb? Ring in the New Year at some of Houston’s most exciting New Year’s Eve parties with live music, epic fireworks, and delicious food. Here’s a short list of some of our favorite happenings around town. Hotel Celebrations Hotels are expected to bring the most style and panache to Houston’s New Year’s Eve events. From a 50,000-balloon cascade at midnight to glamorous dance parties and multi-course fine dining, hotels around town will ring in 2017 in style. Head to the…

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An Outsider's Guide to The Galleria

Houston was recently named among the top shopping destinations in America by U.S. News and World Report. So it’s no surprise that an entire neighborhood of the city is named and anchored by Texas’ largest shopping mall, The Galleria. The shopping destination is home to more than 375 stores, two hotels, an ice rink and 30 restaurants. But the shopping district is also surrounded by countless other attractions, restaurants, nightlife, and entertainment. Here’s a guide to some of our favorite parts…

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New Restaurants Announced for Downtown Entertainment District

Downtown Houston will soon expand its culinary landscape along the Avenida de las Americas. A series of restaurants will open on the ground floor of the George R. Brown Convention Center and in the forthcoming Marriott Marquis Houston. Grotto and Bud’s Pitmaster BBQ, among other concepts, will join downtown newcomers Pappasito’s Cantina and the recently-expanded Starbucks at the Hilton Americas-Houston, beginning the transformation of the convention district into the cosmopolitan destination…

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