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Foodie Travels: Isla Roatan, Honduras

I recently returned from a week long Carnival Cruise to the Caribbean!  I went with 16 members of my family and overall it was a really good time! We got off to a rocky start though, with Hurricane Danny in the Atlantic Ocean.  Then ironically, my name sake Hurricane Erika, almost complicated our return home.  Due to Danny, Carnival changed our itinerary the day before the cruise, sending the planner in me into a tailspin! I spent months researching our previous locations, but now I only had hours to find what to do and see in these places.  It forced [...]

Crave Cajun Seafood

I am always looking for hidden gems around my neighborhood to try.  Sometimes those little restaurants in the shopping centers have some of the best food!  When I saw a "grand opening" sign for Crave Cajun Seafood I decided to take the chance. My sister was up for the adventure so we stopped during a weekday last week. Once inside, I was a little surprised. The inside of Crave looks wayyyy different than I anticipated from the outside. I believe it was formally a sushi restaurant based on the bar they have inside. In my mind I envisioned some type [...]

By |August 26th, 2015|Categories: Houston Eats|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

Black Girls Who Brunch AND Blog

Whew last weekend was exhausting! Sam Smith concert, an 80s vs 90s party and then brunch with fellow bloggers! This was all before noon on Saturday.  If my schedule was not crazy enough, a flat tire meant I had to roll up to brunch in Uptown Park sporting my donut tire.  Despite the weekend craziness, it was great to gather with a group of fellow bloggers to enjoy a delicious brunch and excellent conversation. Renia, the creator of Gristle and Gossip suggested that several black food bloggers meet for brunch during the Houston Restaurant Weeks month.  Renia picked the french [...]

Houston Press Tacolandia

Houston Press is hosting their first Tacolandia at Buffalo Bayou Park on October 24th.  An entire event dedicated to tacos?? It's like the people at Houston Press read my mind.  I love a good taco, but I have really been interested in the fun unique things that chefs are doing with a taco!  We have moved well beyond meat, salsa and cheese folks.  This event will showcase all the best Houston has to offer in the taco "food group."  For the cost of admission, you will be able to sample as many tacos as your stomach can endure.   Houston [...]

Quick Post: Lunch in Midtown

On Friday my co-worker and I were desperate to try somewhere new for our weekly Friday lunch out.  Surprisingly, this foodie brown paper bags it during most of the week. That's how I am able to afford the weekend splurges :).  I suggested Holley's in midtown because it was close and participating in the Houston Restaurants Weeks. I have been to Holley's before and enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Holley's is a place that I would typically make a reservation for, but we were being spontaneous and just walked in. They were able to seat us quickly in the partially full [...]

By |August 17th, 2015|Categories: Houston Eats|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Quick Post: Lunch in Midtown

Helpie Hour: Foodies Give Back

It is only fitting that even my volunteer work revolves around food!! On Thursday I participated in the FRESH Young Professional's group "Helpie Hour" at the Houston Food Bank.  FRESH, is a group comprised of young professionals whose work focuses on benefiting the Houston Food Bank.  The Helpie Hour is a genius idea where volunteers spend an hour working on some activity at the Food Bank and then spend the last half eating and drinking as you would at any traditional happy hour. The cafe area. I love the HOPE sign. One thing I loved about the Houston [...]

By |August 16th, 2015|Categories: Houston Eats|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Helpie Hour: Foodies Give Back

Del Frisco’s Goodbye Dinner

It's Thursday so I might as well post a fuzzy throwback of Morgan and I! Back when I had braids and pretended to be natural at a natural hair event with this natural hair maven ha!  I could always count on her to do random unique things in Houston! I will selfishly miss my friend, but I am SO happy for her new opportunities back at home :) My dear friend Morgan left me to go back to her hometown yesterday :(.  It was only fitting for us to end it how it all began, with food.  We [...]

By |August 13th, 2015|Categories: Houston Eats|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Del Frisco’s Goodbye Dinner

Tipsy Dessert Bar Festival Review

Friday night I went to the Tipsy Dessert Bar Festival with my family that was in town from Missouri and Dallas!  The festival was hosted by Tipsy Dessert Bar, a company that specializes in alcohol infused ice cream.  The venue for the event was the Silo Live Music Venue. This is one of THE most unique places I have ever been to in Houston.  It's just past downtown on I10 in an area that seems to be transforming from an industrial to residential area.  The Silo Live Music Venue personifies that.  I am not sure what industry it was used for [...]

Quick Post: Whole Foods on Post Oak

Can I tell you how much I love this place? When my wallet allows for it, I swing over to Whole Foods for groceries or their hot food section.  The Whole Foods on Post Oak is the best one in the city, no competition. It is the design of the place that makes me break my grocery budget for the month every time I walk in there.  It is very bright and open.  The produce section for example was probably organized by an interior designer as opposed to a produce manager because fruits and veggies that compliment color wise seemed to [...]

By |August 8th, 2015|Categories: Houston Eats|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Houston Restaurant Weeks: Oceanaire Seafood Room

Oceaniare Dining Room This past weekend we celebrated my friend Leeann's birthday at Oceaniare Seafood Room. If you recall, Oceanaire was on my list of places to go for Houston Restaurant Weeks so I was excited about this pick! We had a larger group so we were seated in a semi private area to the side of the main dining room.  The restaurant printed up personalized menus with "Happy Birthday Leeann!" for everyone.  They even put a ribbon on one and gave to my friend as a souvenir.  I thought that was a great touch! Personalized menu for the birthday [...]