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Author: Andrea Slaydon
  • Grotto Shrimp Dish
    February 13, 2018
    Surprise your sweetie one day early on February 13th for National Eat Italian Food Day! It’s a day set aside to celebrate the Italian culture in our area, namely the uniquely inspired food. While you may think Houston is best known for its Mexican cuisine there are plenty of amazing options when it comes to enjoying fare the other side of the pond - Italy. Grotto Downtown Start your afternoon exploring Discovery Green park and walk over to Grotto Downtown. The warehouse style interior has
  • King Cake Recipe
    February 7, 2018
    You know it’s Mardi Gras time in Houston when you start seeing King Cakes pop up in bakeries and stores around town. King Cake is a traditional pastry meant to honor the three kings who delivered gifts to the baby Jesus. An authentic king cake includes cinnamon swirls with the colors of Mardi Gras sprinkled top, and would you believe it’s not all that hard to make one for yourself! “Purple signifies ‘justice,’ green signifies ‘faith’ and gold...
  • Buda Juice in Houston
    January 15, 2018
    Just in time to help out with your New Year’s Resolutions, January 15th is National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day. Fresh Juices are a great way to get vitamins and nutrients into your diet without much effort. There are many places around Houston where you can grab fresh squeezed juices in various flavors. The good news is you don’t have to worry about cutting up and juicing fruits and veggies at home. (Trust us, it’s a big mess and the machine is not easy to clean.) From the...
  • Central Market Cooking Classes
    January 12, 2018
    Cookies, muffins and cakes…oh, my! Does your New Year’s Resolution involve spending more time in the kitchen? January is National Baking Month - why not check out a local baking class? There are many places in the Houston area that offer classes for both kids and adults to learn the best baking methods. Move over Martha Stewart! In Houston…. we love to bake! Classes for Kids Central Market Tucked away on the second floor above the coffee bar and eating area at Central Market...
  • The Dunlavy's Cheese and Champagne
    December 31, 2017
    What better day to celebrate National Champagne Day than on December 31st! It’s officially the best day of the year to enjoy bubbly! While there are plenty of events going on for NYE ( find a few here ) you can celebrate the day of champagne in a more low key way at various spots around town. The Dunlavy The Dunlavy is a beautiful space with floor to ceiling windows right on the banks of Buffalo Bayou. To celebrate champagne, try the seasonal cheese tray with options from Houston Dairy...
  • Bacon Tres Leches Bread Pudding - Killen's Credit: Kimberly Park
    December 30, 2017
    It doesn’t matter if it’s wrapped around a piece of meat or mixed with creamy chocolate, bacon is good just about any way you eat it. There are no shortage of bacon options to check out around the Houston area. National Bacon Day gives you a reason to try out all things bacon in Houston. We narrowed it down to six places where you can get your fix fast. Killen’s STQ For a bacon dessert stop by Killen’s STQ on South Voss Rd. Would you believe they’ve added bacon...
  • Dish Society Sangria
    December 20, 2017
    If you are looking to add more fruit in your diet - we may have the ticket. Sangria is a popular drink that is packed with fresh chopped fruit of all sorts, along with added wine or other spirits. While it has been considered a summer time favorite, National Sangria Day is celebrated on December 20th…. and we say, why not? Everyone seems to have their own version of sangria. Citrus and berries are typically the foundation for the fruity drink but you can add any fruit such as melon,...
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