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Valentine’s Day in Houston: Do This, Not That

Are you doing Valentine’s Day all wrong? Maybe you’ve hit a rut after a few years with your significant other, or maybe this is the first V-Day celebrating with a partner in … well, ever. Skip the cliché activities for something a bit more experiential that you and your partner will be able to enjoy together. Courtesy of @discoverygreen on Instagram Dining Out Don’t: Make Reservations at a Fancy Restaurant You can eat a nice meal out any time. Why fight the crowds, the noise and the pesky…

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Cirque du Soleil's Equality Night

Something feels a bit kindred between the old-timey allure of the circus and queerness. We’re at home in the outer fringes, getting a little bit weird and a lot bit theatrical. The camp, the sparkle, the drama, the costumes, the spectacle, the song “Circus” by Britney Spears, Hugh Jackman singing musical numbers about the greatest show on earth—that’s a whole vibe for us. It’s quite appropriate, then, to learn that Cirque du Soleil is hosting an Equality Night benefiting Houston LGBTQ+ center…

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Brunch of the Month: Lola

Ken Bridge, the restaurateur responsible for Dragon Bowl Asian Bistro and Pink’s Pizza, has given Houston another hip, casual restaurant with Lola. Bridge’s named the restaurant after his friend’s grandmother, who was a grandmother to him as well. An affectionate Filipino term for a grandmother, the name Lola embodies the warmth that comes with a grandmother’s love and the warmth customers experience with friendly staff and classic diner comfort food. View this post on Instagram…

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Houston’s Black-owned Restaurants

There’s no better way to celebrate Houston history than through dining, so patronize history in the making by supporting Houston’s Black-Owned restaurants. Start with breakfast at the Breakfast Klub, owned by Marcus Davis. With Katfish and Grits and Wings and Waffles, expect pan-American and Cajun comfort for breakfast and lunch. View this post on Instagram Rain or shine, The Breakfast Klub is always on my mind! Stop by for breakfast today…

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Celebrating Houston Black History

A vital part of honoring Black History Month is also honoring Black Present and Black Future. The contributions of black Houstonians — from artists and chefs to business owners and performers — help make Houston the internationally renowned city that people know and love. As one of the most widely diverse cities in the world, Houston is popping and bubbling with prime examples of Black Excellence to celebrate regardless of which month on the calendar we’re observing. View this…

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Brunch of the Month: Kulture

Add some culture to your life by brunching at Houston’s Kulture, an urban komfort kitchen. This Black-owned eatery, brought to life by Marcus Davis, provides guests with an extravagant dining experience with the home-grown comfort of classic Southern dishes. Executive Chef Dawn Burrell composes edible works of culinary art that harmonize African, Carribean, and Southern flavors. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kulture…

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Year of the Rat

Dining View this post on Instagram Dim sum is our favorite meal of the day and a table full of dumplings makes it all the better. 😌 • • • #oceanpalace #oceanpalacerestaurant #houston #houstoneats #houstonfood #htxfoodie #houstonfoodies #dimsum #dimsumlover #houstontx #bestofhouston A post shared by Ocean Palace (@oceanpalacehouston) on Dec 14, 2019 at 9:30am PST The Lunar New Year is an event worth celebrating, and in Houston there's no shortage of…

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Can You Feel the Love: Popular Date Ideas in Houston

Every now and then it is important for couples to take a night off and rekindle their romance with a fun and romantic night in Houston. Luckily, for all those lovebirds out there, there is always something going on in the city and some new spot to try. Cuisine reigns supreme in the Bayou City and what better way to enjoy at night out at one of Houston’s most romantic restaurants? Rainbow Lodge, easily considered one the best date spots for lovers, is a cozy spot for two. From the food to the…

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Living The Dream: Houston Celebrates MLK Day

1929 was a significant year in The United States. Wall Street crashes, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is created in New York City, and the Academy Awards debuts for the first time. That same year, Anne Frank, Barbara Walters, and Martin Luther King Jr. were born. These three well-known figures all seem to come from entirely different eras, but time is a tricky thing. The fact that Barbara Walters is still kickin’ highlights the fact that we are not terribly far from the civil rights era as it…

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Las Culturistas: Get Your Culture on Like a Local

This is the year of clear vision and we’re evolving beyond all past versions of ourselves. We’re staying hydrated, we’re supporting local art, we’re reading more books, we’re going to the museum instead of the club. With a new decade comes new adventures — all of which can be easily found in the Houston metropolitan area. Houston is filled to the brim with arts and culture just as widely diverse as the city itself, and it calls on us to explore with open arms. Consider this your cultural…

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