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Cafe Azur

I traveled to "France" for lunch recently and I am back just in time to share my experience with you! By France, I mean Cafe Azur, Houston's latest and greatest French restaurant.  Since opening last fall, Cafe Azur has been delighting Montrose visitors with their beautiful patio, brunch and dinner menus.  Here recently, they expanded their offerings to include lunch.  I took a break from my real paying job for a nice lunch with fellow bloggers where we experienced the French Riviera! Setup I visited Cafe Azur last fall soon after they open and loved it.  Time got away from me and [...]

By |April 24th, 2017|Categories: Houston Eats, Lunch|1 Comment

BGWB Buttercream Recipe

On a rare occasion, the cooking spirit comes over me I run to my kitchen to whip up something new or play around with old recipes.  Years ago I perfected a homemade buttercream that I have been making ever since.  I literally will buy a box cake and throw my own buttercream with it!  On this occasion I just wanted the buttercream, dats it.  But I quickly realized that a dish created from butter and sugar only looks good when it's on a cake! So I was forced to create the whole shebang for the sake of this blog.  My [...]

By |April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Recipes|3 Comments

Support Houston Black Restaurant Week

Hey friends hey!  Just wanted to drop you all a quick note about an event, or rather "events" going down in Houston the next few weeks, Houston Black Restaurant Week!  From April 17th through April 30th, Houstonians have an opportunity celebrate the culinary contributions of black restaurateurs, caterers, and chefs. Keep reading to learn how you can get in on the action! The Events Houston Black Restaurant Week will feature several events each aiming to showcase the talent within the Black Community.  There is literally something for every type of foodie! NOSH- Thursday April 20th at Ensemble Theatre at 6:30pm [...]

By |April 18th, 2017|Categories: Events, Houston Eats|2 Comments

Etta’s at Bar 5015

So, you may have noticed that I included Etta's at Bar 5015 on my most recent brunch list.   Well here is thing, I actually had not been there yet!  I honestly included it based on reputation and my previous experiences with Etta's!  But I felt like a poser, and that ain't me!  Last weekend, I finally gathered a group and we visited Etta's at Bar 5015 to see what the hype was about. Setup/Location Here is the important thing I want to be clear on, this is a PARTY.  This is not a brunch restaurant where you sip mimosas [...]

By |April 14th, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Events, Houston Brunches, Houston Eats, Inside the Loop|Comments Off on Etta’s at Bar 5015

NOLA Poboys

A few weekends back myself and some blogger friends were treated to a tasting at NOLA Poboys!  While Houston isn't New Orleans we have a our fare share of restaurants claiming to do New Orleans staples well.  Just about any Houstonian will name off their favorite of those restaurants and tell you what they do well.  With that in mind, I was eager to see what NOLA Poboys had to offer especially after I learned that this spot was New Orleans implant. Setup and Location The owner shared with us the plans for expansion throughout the Houston suburbs, but for [...]

By |April 12th, 2017|Categories: Dinner, Houston Eats, Lunch|1 Comment

Where to Brunch for Easter in Houston

Next Sunday is Easter Sunday, the holiest day of the year for Christians as we celebrate the resurrection!  As a kid I remember getting dolled up in bright spring colors, having my hair straightened and heading to church to celebrate the holiday.  Once at home, our Easter breakfast and subsequent dinner were usually more elaborate than every other Sunday meal, with a ham or roast and desserts.  Now, we the increased popularity of brunch I imagine my mother would have opted for that instead!  It seems to me that a brunch after Easter service goes hand and in hand.  With that [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Houston Eats, Top Lists|3 Comments

Macaron Festival Giveaway

Get excited macaron lovers! There is a Macaron Festival coming to Houston this month.  On Sunday April 23rd, the Texan French Alliance for the Arts will host a Macaron Festival at the Houston Design Center.  The event serves a dual purpose of displaying French culture to the Houston community and also raising funds for the organization's charitable endeavors.  Keep reading for more info and a giveaway! The Organization You all may have noticed that I have been a tad bit obsessed with France since returning from Paris!  So, after learning of TFAA I immediately hit google to learn more about [...]

By |April 8th, 2017|Categories: Desserts, Events, Houston Eats|14 Comments

Cirque Du Soleil and Ruggles Black

Cirque Du Soleil has made their triumphant return to Houston with their new show, KURIOS- Cabinet of Curiosities!  It sounds mysterious enough to pique my interest.  As always though there is a food plug here!  Local paleo restaurant, Ruggles Black decided to join the fun and create a menu based on KURIOS! I along with a group of my favorite bloggers previewed the special menu last weekend.  Keep reading for my review and more information about Cirque Du Soleil's stay in Houston. THE FOOD So let me start out with this note.  I am familiar with Ruggles Black, but avoided it because "paleo" [...]

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: Dinner, Houston Eats, Lunch|4 Comments

Pike Place Market

Like I said in my last post, television shows and movies were my source for all things Seattle.  If you were an avid watcher of Real World Seattle like me, then Pike Place Market is a MUST stop for any trip to Seattle!  We spent so much time there it deserved it's very own post.  Here are all of the things I ate and saw in and around Pike Place Market. Elliott's Oyster House Our conference hosts were kind enough to provide a list of Seattle restaurants near the conference hotel.  By day two we were all craving some seafood. [...]

By |April 4th, 2017|Categories: Traveling Foodie|4 Comments

Foodie Travels: Seattle Part 1

Writing travel blog posts may just be my favorite posts next to giveaways!  I am here to share all of the fun foodie details about my recent work trip to Seattle Washington!  Let me first get my stereotypes out of the way. I was in Seattle for three days and did not have to pull out my umbrella once!  But, I did see fish tossed around at Pike Place market, so there is that. As this was my first trip to Seattle I was fully prepared with the information I learned from Sleepless in Seattle and Real World: Seattle!  Alas, [...]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Traveling Foodie|10 Comments
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