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Posts from February 2018

  • February 28, 2018
    History buffs rejoice! It’s time to celebrate Texas Independence Day, the day when 59 delegates met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico. Of course, there’s more to the story. After this decision, the Texian Army engaged and defeated General Santa Anna’s army in the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. Experience the history for yourself by planning your next day trip outside of Houston. Deer Park’s proximity to the San Jacinto Monument...
  • February 21, 2018
    It’s finally crawfish season and the best mudbugs in Texas are just a short drive from Houston. You can’t call yourself a true crawfish enthusiast if these places aren’t on your bucket list. Get huge, spicy crawfish at Texas Mudbugs and Bones in Baytown . During peak crawfish season, the guys at Texas Mudbugs and Bones park their food truck at 5011 Sjolander Road and give hungry patrons an outdoor Cajun experience under a giant oak tree. Take a seat at the picnic tables and...
  • Killen's Pork Belly Credit: Kimberly Park
    February 14, 2018
    Yikes! It’s the eleventh hour and you still don’t have a dinner reservation for tonight? Quick – book a table at a restaurant from one of our picks below and nobody ever has to know you waited until the last minute to plan something special. Killen’s Steakhouse Pray that you can still get a table at this dining destination named one of the “Best Steaks in the U.S.” by Food and Wine Magazine. Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef and Pearland resident Ronnie Killen...
  • February 7, 2018
    Valentine’s Day is one holiday that tends to creep up with very little notice. It’s also one that you really shouldn’t forget! It’s easy to make this holiday special. Go just outside of Houston to experience something new and romantic with your special someone. Who said romance only happens over dinner? After you try the waffles at Jupiter Pizza and Waffle Co. , you’ll be singing praises of early morning breakfasts. This Sugar Land spot specializes in Belgian...
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