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Foodie Travels: New Orleans

I made my first trip to New Orleans earlier this spring for a work conference. It is kind of surprising that it was my first trip considering that Nawlins combines two of my favorite things, History and Food! Remember I was there for a work event, so put aside the liquor aspect of New Orleans for a moment. Here are the food places I got to try during my short visit for a conference. I plan to go back soon just to indulge in more food, history and perhaps the Bourbon Street side of things. Café Du Monde Obligatory stop [...]

By |May 31st, 2015|Categories: Traveling Foodie|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

Sweet Temptations

I may or may not have a sweet tooth that is occasionally out of control however, this list is pretty strong evidence that I do. Tiff Treats This is an Austin, Texas implant with a few locations in Houston. Do not make the mistake of thinking that these are JUST cookies and you can buy them at Kroger's or make them yourself, because you cannot!! One dollar for a simple treat, loves it! Me thinking about Tiff Treats during a long day at work.  Dessert Gallery Dessert Gallery is a gallery of trouble for me! They have a variety of [...]

Top Houston Brunch Spots

It bears repeating that I just love eating out, that includes, breakfast, brunch, lunch, happy hour dinner, dessert. But brunch, it holds a special place in my food loving heart. A good brunch has the right element of haughtiness to quell the inner bougey black girl who resides in all of us. It’s a menu that includes breakfast and lunch items, so no matter what you are feeling it’s got you covered. It goes till about 2 or 3pm so even though you just rolled out of bed at 1:30pm after a night of drinking and partying you can still [...]

Finding Great Local Restaurants

Surprisingly to some, Houston is really home to great restaurants. Our restaurant landscape is constantly changing so there are always some new critically acclaimed restaurant to try. Here is how I try to stay in the know… Blogs I do not think you can be a blogger without reading other blogs. My favorites are the national ones like Zagat Houston and Houston Eater. I am also on Zagat’s email list. They are not a frequent emailers, but when they do send emails it’s full of great suggestions about new or unique restaurants in Houston. My level of excitement when I [...]

By |May 30th, 2015|Categories: Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Finding Great Local Restaurants

Second Time’s A Charm

In August 2013, my foodie group began at a locally black owned restaurant named Lucille’s for a birthday dinner for one of my co-workers. Leading up to our dinner, we had been tickled over a harsh review in the Houston Chronicle, where the owner took to the comments section to defend his baby. Despite the forewarnings, we made the trek to the Museum District to partake in Lucille’s Restaurant Weeks menu. The few things that were good, were GOOD and what was bad was BAD. The bad things have a way of outweighing the good things and we ultimately walked [...]

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Weights and Measures

May 2015 Foodie Group brunch at Weights and Measures!

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