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  • 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
  • cacao & cardamom Credit: cacao & cardamom
    February 1, 2018
    It only makes sense that National Chocolate Lovers Month is February. After a month of devotion to clean eating and healthy living, we firmly believe in February as the month to treat yourself. From artisanal chocolatiers to European-style chocolate shops, we’ve rounded up Houston’s best bets for chocoholics. The Chocolate Bar Uncle Darryl’s chocolate cake is a favorite at this Montrose institution with fans claiming it has a perfect frosting to cake ratio. The toffee bits...
  • Crawfish and Noodles
    January 16, 2018
    Pyro-gourmaniac (n.) - one in love with and/or addicted to spicy foods. If this is you, don’t worry, we’re not here to judge or offer some sort of flavorless 12-Step program. We’re here to tilt the hot sauce bottle. January 16 is National Hot & Spicy Food Day, that one day each year we can celebrate everything that makes us cry as soon as it hits our tongue. Thankfully Houston, with its plethora of exceptional restaurants offering global flavors from Sichuan Chinese to...
  • 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...
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