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Houston Chronicle Culinary Stars

As a food blogger, one of my FAVORITE foodie lists is the 100 Top Restaurants list curated by Houston Chronicle Food Critic Alison Cook. Every year I use this list as a guide for new food adventures and to pat myself on the back when places I reviewed make the list. I love that it always plays homage to the diverse cuisines that are represented in this diverse metropolis. From Asian standouts, to soul food, and of course Texas barbecue, they all will be represented. There is also great care to ensure the list includes a variety of price points [...]

By |October 20th, 2017|Categories: Events|0 Comments

National Pasta Month at Brio Tuscan Grille!

When I first moved back to Houston about five years ago, Brio Tuscan Grille in City Centre was one of my go to spots. I cannot really say why it fell out of rotation, but after my most recent visit it is DEF back on the list.   October just so happens to be National Pasta Month.  To celebrate, Brio Tuscan Grille created a two course pre fixe menu featuring some great pasta dishes.  Yesterday, myself and a friend of mine had the pleasure of sampling the whole menu! So, I am here to give you all of the National Pasta [...]

By |October 11th, 2017|Categories: Dinner, Houston Eats|0 Comments

Tacolandia 2017 Giveaway!

Hey friends! I am back with another exciting event plus giveaway, Tacolandia 2017!  That's right guys, the annual event is back for a the third year in a row.  Lucky you, I am also back with my third Tacolandia giveaway.  Honestly, I get more excited about this every year!  For my taco lovers THIS is your event, keep reading for all of the details on the Tacolandia 2017 Giveaway! The Event Details On Saturday October 21st, the Houston Press will host the third Tacolandia event at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou.  Attendees will enjoy unlimited taco samples from 4-7pm! There [...]

By |October 9th, 2017|Categories: Events|7 Comments

Black Girl Hair Journey

Ask a black woman about her hair and be ready to embark on a journey of growth, change and often self-discovery.   *Cues “I Am Not My Hair” and “Don’t Touch My Hair”*  IF she speaks candidly about her hair with you, the journey will likely include a few stops.  Some recurring nightmares around getting your hair pressed for Easter.  I think my ears are still deformed.  That first relaxer at a young age *wags fingers at our mothers.*  There will definitley be a story about her hair breaking off probably while in college.  It was the water in the dorms [...]

By |October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|3 Comments

Brunch and Football!

The calendar says it is fall, yet Houston temperatures say otherwise! Despite our fall weather challenges there are a few other signs that fall is upon us, including football!  Eventually the weather will cooperate and when it does, two of the greatest Sunday events converge to create the ultimate Sunday Funday!  Brunch and Football! So here is how I made this list.   There are plenty of brunch spots around town, but many of them do not have ample televisions to really enjoy all of the Sunday NFL games.   On the other end, many sports bars lack dedicated brunch [...]

By |October 1st, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Houston Brunches, Houston Eats, Inside the Loop, Outside the Loop, Top Lists|1 Comment

Sweet Potato Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

The official first day of fall is tomorrow September 22nd and you know what that means for a foodie?! It's SWEET POTATO TIME!  That's right, I said sweet potato NOT pumpkin.  Nothing says fall for me more like a sweet potato. Yes, I skip right past the pumpkin spice aisle because that is not my life LOL.  Since the rest of the country is not on the same bandwagon as me, that requires me to make my own sweet potato dishes.   As I scrolled through Pinterest and saw pumpkin spice cakes, I was instantly inspired to make a sweet [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Comments Off on Sweet Potato Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Oyster Mondays at Riel

Does anyone else have a hard time finding good happy hour spots in Houston like me?  It is one area that I am often asked about that I cannot provide a long list of options for unfortunately.   So when restaurants hit me up to alert me to their happy hour and meal deals, I get super excited and even more excited to share with you all! In this happy hour edition, I am sharing all of the fun details from my Oyster Mondays at Riel experience! The Setup I have a thing for neighborhood restaurants.  They always feel more quaint [...]

By |September 17th, 2017|Categories: Happy Hour, Houston Eats|Comments Off on Oyster Mondays at Riel

Issa Brunch Giveaway!

Hey friends! I feel like it is been awhile since I have posted! So what better way to come back than with a giveaway! *Pauses for excitement.*  The second annual Morning After Brunch event hosted by Houston Press is set for September 30, 2017, from 11:30am - 2:30pm at the Bayou Center Event Center Pavilion! As a girl who loves to brunch it should be NO surprise that I will be there with bells on! Best of all, I have a pair of tickets for one lucky winner!  Check out Issa Brunch Giveaway for more event details and for the giveaway [...]

By |September 12th, 2017|Categories: Events|19 Comments

Sweet Treats Benefiting Hurricane Relief

I went on a sweet mission this weekend!  According to social media, several of my favorite dessert spots were offering special treats with proceeds benefiting various local charities and I was determined to find them all! I already made monetary donations to local charities that I like, but if I can sneak in a few more coins and get a sweet treat too? Why not! Check out all of these Sweet Treats Benefiting Hurricane Relief! Dessert Gallery To know me is to know I love me some Dessert Gallery! They typically create themed cookies for sporting events etc, so I was [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|Categories: Desserts, Events, Houston Eats|Comments Off on Sweet Treats Benefiting Hurricane Relief

Brioche French Toast Casserole

I have quite a bit of time on my hands due to Hurricane Harvey.   I have spent some time volunteering and working on long term efforts with some of my blogger friends.   But I STILL had some time on my hands.  So what's a food blogger to do?  Play around in the kitchen that's what.  As a brunch lover, I have wanted to create a French Toast Casserole after seeing Tia Mowry's version on her cooking show!  Now seemed like a great time to create a Brioche French Toast Casserole! Check out the recipe below. Brioche French Toast [...]

By |September 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments
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