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Songkran Thai Kitchen Review

Oh how I love events with my fellow Houston Food Blogger Collective members!!  For October, Songkran Kitchen in Uptown Park hosted us for an elaborate tasting menu of some of their best dishes.  The menu was literally three pages, so once we were seated on the patio, we knew we would be in for a treat! The Setup: Songkran is right in the thick of things in Uptown Park.  A few years back I visited this same space when it was a tapas bar, now it is has been completely converted to Songkran a Thai restaurant run by husband and [...]

By |October 26th, 2015|Categories: Houston Eats|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Songkran Thai Kitchen Review

Quick Post: Pie Five Pizza Co.

The good folks over at Pie Five Pizza reached out to me to encourage me to try their local restaurants.  I"ll be honest, Pie Five was not on my list of top restaurants to try, matter fact I had never heard of it.  I did a little research and decided it was worth the try. This past weekend, I brought my sister along with the "adventure."  First off, they really could not have a better location.  Right in the loop off of Yale Street in that uniquely suburban shopping center anchored by a Wal-Mart. Everything about the outside facade said [...]

By |October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Houston Eats|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Quick Post: Pie Five Pizza Co.

Quick Post: Tout Suite

As a writer/blogger I make note of cute coffee shops that are great work spaces for the days that I just want to get out of the house. Tout Suite was next up on my list of places to try.  I stopped by during the brunch/lunch hour on a Saturday for a snack and a little writing time.  I pulled up the location via Apple Maps, but it sent me to a Jail/Bail Bondsman a few blocks up on Commerce. I thought it was an odd location for a coffee shop, but I confidently hopped out of my car as [...]

By |October 21st, 2015|Categories: Brunches, Houston Eats|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Rustic Oak Gastro Pub and Wine

*This location is now closed :(.  Check out my brunch file for other options* I have failed you all and not stayed true to the name of this blog! If you check my "Brunch" category you may have noticed that I had not added a brunch post in months.  I rectified that problem this past weekend with a trip to Rustic Oak Gastro Pub and Wine with my foodie group friends.  Rustic Oak is a quaint restaurant which serves a brunch buffet on Saturdays and Sundays.  It is located right off of Richmond and 59, in Montrose.  We stopped by for a Sunday [...]

By |October 19th, 2015|Categories: Brunches, Houston Brunches, Houston Eats, Inside the Loop|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Rustic Oak Gastro Pub and Wine

Houston HAS Culture!

People deride Houston as a city that lacks culture, cuisine or something quintessentially ours that draws tourists to the city, but let me tell you Houston HAS Culture! Many can name our many popular industries such as Oil & Gas or recall the appropriately named Oilers NFL team. But let's be honest, there is nothing sexy about a "Come to Houston!" billboard that boasts our energy industry.  I am forever my hometown's cheerleader, but even I have fallen in with the naysayers a time or two.  This year I made a conscious effort to really discover what Houston has to offer [...]

By |October 18th, 2015|Categories: Events, Houston Eats|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Houston HAS Culture!

Rico’s Morning + Noon + Night

Scenes from movies really shape my bucket list or random things I intend to try.  Ever since I watched Something Borrowed, I have been dying to replicate the scenes where Ginnifer Goodwin's character (a lawyer like myself) meets her bestie, played by John Krasinski, at Central Park for a workday lunch at Shake Shack! After that movie, I became obsessed with Shake Shack and lunch at a burger joint nestled in a park. (Yes, I have simple things on my bucket list to balance out the extravagant goals) Luckily for me, some brilliant restaurateur brought this concept to Houston!  I [...]

By |October 14th, 2015|Categories: Houston Eats|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Rico’s Morning + Noon + Night

Hidden Gem: Kitchen 713

I kept hearing about Kitchen 713, a southern food restaurant within driving distance of work.  The description sounded interesting enough so I made a mental note and looked it up online. From my research, I found that Kitchen 713 is a fairly new restaurant that managed to make it onto the Houston Chronicle's Top 100 Restaurant List this year.  That in itself caught my attention because new spots do not receive that level of acclaim so quickly.  Then I checked the location and saw it is in EADO/Second Ward or the hood as some would say.  The location juxtaposed with the [...]

By |October 12th, 2015|Categories: Houston Eats|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Hidden Gem: Kitchen 713

Review of Piada Italian Street Food

A few years back my ancestry.com DNA test surprisingly revealed that among my strong African ancestry, I had a smidgen of Italian ancestry. I am admittedly ridiculous, BUT I took that small percentage and determined that it accounted for my love of Italian food.  Other than spaghetti, I pretty much fall in love with any dish that purports to be Italian cuisine.  Which leads me to my new discovery, Piada: Italian Street Food! I have eyed this place since the "coming soon" sign popped up at the Memorial Shopping Center.  Founded in Ohio, Piada recently opened their first Texas location right [...]

By |October 10th, 2015|Categories: Houston Eats|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Review of Piada Italian Street Food

Zifty Delivery Service Review

The good people over at Zifty reached out to me via email inviting me to try their delivery service.  They explained that Zifty is a delivery service that partners with local restaurants to deliver great food to your front door.  We are talking real restaurants here, not just your typical pizza and sandwiches! They called me a Zifty VIP in the email and lets be honest flattery and fancy titles will always get you far! I decided to try the service and share it with you good folks if I liked it.  Well, here we are so it is safe [...]

By |October 6th, 2015|Categories: Houston Eats|3 Comments

National Food Days List

Since I have been blogging, it seems like EVERY week I am alerted to some National Food Day. My first question was, what greedy person created these days? From my wikipedia browsing research, a wide variety of people have the "authority" to select a day for their preferred food. To my surprise, Presidents of our great country are behind a few for these days. For National Ice Cream Day, Ronald Reagan made a proclamation where he labels Ice Cream nutritious and wholesome therefore worthy adoration on the third Sunday of July.  Oh, I agree Mr. President. For other days, some random organization [...]

By |October 4th, 2015|Categories: Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on National Food Days List