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Movin’ On Up!

I'm moving on up like George and Weezy!!!  Sometime this weekend, my fabulously talented cousin, Kamilah well help me move my website from wordpress.com to wordpress.org (check her out at adodigital.com). Wordpress.com has been a great way to start this blog, but it is time to pop off the training wheels and move over to the .org version.  After the transfer I hope to be able to include more fun features and widgets that are not supported by the wordpress.com version.  For example, Black Girls Who Brunch is currently the #3 blog in Houston on Zomato, but wordpress.com does not [...]

By |September 26th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |2 Comments

National Cheeseburger Day: The SHACK

The Shack is a burger joint out in Cypress, Texas, not to be confused with Shake Shack, another burger place that is near and dear to my heart.  One of my favorite foodie websites listed the Shack as a top patio restaurant in Houston.  This drew my attention because A) it is not in the loop like all of the other places on the list B) while I live closer to heart of Houston, I grew up in Cypress but had never heard of this place and C) how was this place prospering in the land of franchise restaurants?  My [...]

A Giveaway PLUS a Deal!

Few weeks back I wrote about the upcoming Tacolandia event hosted by Houston Press.  The event is scheduled for Saturday October 24, 2015.  This event will feature an unlimited supply of tacos for the cost of entry.  The organizers are hoping to provide a big variety of tacos including seafood and veggie options for the vegetarian crowd.  I for one love tacos, so I am very excited to attend this event.  Tickets are already on sale, but for one lucky reader of my blog, I am giving away TWO tickets to this inaugural event.  Check out the rules for entry [...]

Houston Restaurant Weeks Wrap Up: III Forks

Several weeks back I went to III Forks on the last weekend of Houston Restaurant Weeks.  If you recall from my first Houston Restaurants Weeks post, this was one of my favorite places from 2014's Houston Restaurant Weeks. Great service, great portion sizes and great food.  My foodie group and I decided to ring in one members' birthday month with a trip to III Forks. Setup: III Forks is in the Houston Pavilions in downtown Houston.  Downtown Houston is not ideal for any restaurant in my opinion.  This city's downtown goes to sleep after five pm on weekdays and for most [...]

By |September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Events, Houston Eats|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Houston Restaurant Weeks Wrap Up: III Forks

My Thoughts on the Gaslamp Controversy

I debated touching on this topic on my blog, but what the hey, it is the convergence of my two worlds.  Of course I am a foodie/food blogger, but in my real life I am an attorney.   I have been drawn to the legal aspects of the ongoing drama with the local bar Gaslamp. For those out of the loop, three African American male attorneys attempted to enter the bar Gaslamp in Houston's Midtown area.  The bouncers told them it would cost $20. A note here, bars in Houston do not typically charge cover.  The three men declined and [...]

By |September 19th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on My Thoughts on the Gaslamp Controversy

Foodie Problems

I will be the first to admit, most of these are first world problems! But as I was thinking about the life of a foodie, I could not help but think it is not all glamour and free dinners.  Here are the "problems" I came up with and I thought I would share, ha! Pondering about world problems. 1)I try to keep it positive for the most part on my blog.  The idea is that you can come here for places I recommend, not places I hate. (Check out my Zomato account for the whole gamut!)  Now while I [...]

By |September 18th, 2015|Categories: Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

Lunch at District 7!

A few weeks ago I stopped over at District 7 for a workday lunch with members of my office.  District 7 has several locations. This time we went to District 7 in EADO.  Yes people, Houston is picking up the New York naming of neighborhoods. EADO=East Downtown.   This was my first time at this location, but I have been to the diner in midtown. Setup: The EADO location is cute  It is not as charming as the midtown location, which is styled like an old school diner. It is open late so it is super convenient for breakfast after [...]

By |September 17th, 2015|Categories: Houston Eats|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Lunch at District 7!

Back at B&B Butchers!

I made it back to B&B Butcher's before Houston Restaurant Week ended as promised.  Frankly, B&B Butchers is a budget buster (say that three times fast), SO I needed the budget friendly Restaurants Week menu to indulge once again.  This time, my sister, mother and I went on a Sunday for lunch.  I will just touch on what was different about this experience.  For my full review, check out my last post. Service On my last visit, I was treated to a tasting menu with the Houston Food Bloggers Collective.  The service was impeccable, but they of course knew that [...]

By |September 15th, 2015|Categories: Houston Eats|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Back at B&B Butchers!

Quick Post: The Waffle Bus

I have been blogging steadily for about three months and somehow this is my first post about a Houston Food Truck! (Check out my post about Dallas Food Trucks here).  Kind of surprising since I love food trucks.  My job opens its' doors to several food trucks daily during the lunch hour.  When I am able to escape my office for lunch, food trucks are one of my first picks. On Friday I went for the Waffle Bus.  I would say this is the most popular food truck in Houston.  I have yet to attend a food truck festival where they [...]

By |September 13th, 2015|Categories: Houston Eats|Tags: , , , , , , , |4 Comments

Quick Post: Salata

For most folks when we are on the hunt for a quick inexpensive lunch or dinner that usually means something unhealthy like fast food! I am nearing 30 (tear) and my body no longer considers fast food as food, so that means I have had to find some new staples.  One of my go to places for quick, cheap and healthy is the salad bar Salata! I discovered this place a few years back while living in the Energy Corridor when they only had a few locations.  I looked up a few years later and Salata had expanded to every mall [...]

By |September 11th, 2015|Categories: Houston Eats|Comments Off on Quick Post: Salata