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National Museum of African American History and Culture: A People’s Journey

Y'all, in a word the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is AMAZING. Please know that this post is LONG and I really fought the urge to right a dissertation about my visit!  I have been a fan of black history since I was a child.  My grandmother could captivate me with stories of our family history layered with historical context when I was in elementary school.  She shared these stories orally in the same manner that much of our history has been passed on.   Fast forward to college where I majored in History and immersed myself in every [...]

By |February 28th, 2017|Categories: Traveling Foodie|5 Comments

Carlo’s Bake Shop

Attention greater Houston area! The Cake Boss has landed!  That's right, Carlo's Bakery has set up their first Houston location out at the Woodland's mall.  The new kiosk opened last weekend and I was one of the lucky few to visit while owner Buddy Valastro welcomed customers on grand opening day.   Even better, I also got a chance to speak with Buddy's brother in law Mauro Castano!  Check out my experience below :). The Desserts! Buddy the star of Cake Boss! The Carlo's bakery here is a kiosk right outside of Victoria's Secret in the middle of [...]

By |February 25th, 2017|Categories: Houston Eats|2 Comments

Sterling House

Hi it's me again, filling up your mailboxes with tons of posts that I have been waiting to share!  This time, I am sharing my experience at Sterling House a beautiful bar in Houston's midtown.  A few weeks ago Sterling House hosted the Houston Food Blogger Collective for a tasting of their best dishes and cocktails. Location/Set Up Isn't she pretty? Sterling House is in midtown, not to far from Montrose.  This beautiful bar is housed in a historic home built in the early 1900s.  I am a sucker for old historic homes in general and I love [...]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Happy Hour, Houston Eats|Comments Off on Sterling House

Taste of the NFL

Here again still playing catch up!! The Super Bowl was several weeks ago yes, but I would be remiss if I did not do a brief recap for you guys on the Taste of the NFL event.  This event showcases chefs from around the country, each representing an NFL team/city.    Proceeds from the event go to local food banks.  Since Houston hosted the event, most of the proceeds go to the Houston Food Bank, with other NFL cities receiving a smaller share for their local food banks. The Red Carpet Media pass and red carpet ready! Once [...]

By |February 20th, 2017|Categories: Houston Eats, Top Lists, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Taste of the NFL

Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors

As you guys can imagine, I eat out a lot (no judgment please).  Sometimes life gets crazy and I am unable to blog about all the places I've eaten immediately, so I am currently playing catch up.   A few weeks back, a college friend invited me out to dinner. We decided on Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors because we had both heard great things but had never been!  Once I heard that Eloise Nichols was owned by the sibling duo behind Adair, I knew I had to go! Location: So my friend and I both thought that Eloise Nichols [...]

By |February 17th, 2017|Categories: Dinner, Houston Eats|Comments Off on Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors

Brunch at Kitchen 713

Hey friends! It's been almost two weeks since Super Bowl and I am honestly still recovering from it! Super Bowl weekend was packed full of fun events and great foodie experiences.  I am still playing catch up, but of course it is time to share all the good stuff with you all.  First, let's start with a brunch because that's what gets most of y'all to stop by here right?? Anywho, with my friends in town a brunch was a must!  We stopped at the new Kitchen 713 for a great Sunday Brunch.  Check out my thoughts below! The Move: [...]

By |February 13th, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Houston Eats|Comments Off on Brunch at Kitchen 713

Fitzgerald’s Problematic Email

*Puts lawyer hat on.*  Y'all, another Houston spot has been accused of racism, but get this the discriminatory comments are in writing!  Here is the back story.   Today, a Houston based producer named Garrett Brown aka TrakkSounds (who happens to be white) reached out to local music venue Fitzgerald's requesting information on booking two "billboard charting hip hop artists" at their venue.  He received the below email in response. *music stops, mouth hits the floor*  You'd think I would be used to instances of overt racism, but each time my mouth hits the floor and I scream YOU CANT [...]

By |February 7th, 2017|Categories: Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|2 Comments

Happy Hour at 51fifteen

Have you seen the beautiful new Saks Fifth Avenue at the Houston Galleria?  Ever since it opened I have been dying to visit!  Well I got a chance a few weeks ago when Saks invited my Houston Food Blogger Collective group out for an event.  Keep reading for my experience! Setup: The Galleria can be intimidating to maneuver.  Thankfully, Saks is one of the few stores that you can enter from a parking garage without going into the main mall.  From there you take an elevator right up to the second floor into the restaurant.   You can also enjoy [...]

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Happy Hour|1 Comment

The Sweet List

As a kid, I was weird and hated sweets.  I would pass on my own birthday cake and cringe when offered chocolate.  What was wrong with me?!  Sometime between then and now I developed a massive sweet tooth which constantly puts me on the hunt for the best desserts in Houston.   I wrote about this some years back and that list still holds true.  I just got a tad greedier since that list and discovered several new spots, thus creating the Sweet List! Check below for my additions :) Amorino Who doesn't love good ice cream?  Well, when it comes in [...]

By |January 29th, 2017|Categories: Houston Eats, Top Lists|Tags: , |6 Comments

Black Girls Who Brunch Super Bowl Event & Deals List

I have a few friends coming to town for the Super Bowl so that means I go into planner extraordinaire looking for things to do etc. It is easy to became overwhelmed with all of the events for the Super Bowl so I decided to make a list one for my own planning and because I figured it would be helpful to you as well. I am a foodie so this list will of course highlight the food events! If you know of an event or deal I do not have shoot me an email and I will add it. Also, keep [...]

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|21 Comments
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