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Brunch and Slay Recap

Last week I had the privilege of attending the annual Brunch and Slay brunch hosted at at 51fifteen in Saks 5th Avenue!  As the organization name implies, this event is solely for women who enjoy a good brunch (totally me) and like to slay in the fashion department.  On a basic level it's an excuse to dress up for a brunch with a fun group of women!  I had such a good time at this event that I had to come back and do a recap!  Check out my Brunch and Slay Recap for all of the fun! What is Brunch [...]

By |July 22nd, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Events, Houston Brunches, Inside the Loop|0 Comments

Cochon New Orleans

As promised, I am back with a few other highlights from New Orleans ! While we spent quite a bit of time at the official Essence Festival events, we did make a few escapes to local restaurants.  One spot that had been on my list for awhile was Cochon New Orleans !  So I gathered with a few foodie friends from Houston and we dined at the highly rated restaurant which focuses on cajun pork inspired dishes! So please enjoy my review of Cochon New Orleans! The Location and Setup Cochon operates two restaurants, the more casual Cochon Butcher and [...]

By |July 21st, 2017|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Dairy Free Coconut Milk Frozen Custard

Today just so happens to be National Ice Cream Day! As you may have gathered, ice cream or frozen custard recipes are probably my favorite things to make!  For National Ice Cream Day I decided to change it up a bit and make a dairy free frozen custard.  Please do not think for a second that I am shifting over to a health food blog, because that ain't me! BUT I thought I would add a frozen custard to a repertoire for the lactose intolerant folks!  So enjoy this Dairy Free Coconut Milk Frozen Custard! Dairy Free Coconut Milk Frozen [...]

By |July 16th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|2 Comments

Issa Giveaway!

I have teased this giveaway a bit because I am super excited about it and who does not love a good giveaway!  This one is a bit different than what you are accustomed to from Black Girls Who Brunch.  Instead of giving you a gift card to a great brunch, I am giving you a few accessories to take with you to brunch.  Get excited! Issa Giveaway!! The Bag Here is my snazzy brunch attire with my favorite skirt from Haute Dimensions. While I do not intend to be a fashion blogger, I recognize that brunch IS a [...]

By |July 15th, 2017|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|50 Comments

10 Takeaways From Essence Festival

I am a week removed from my first trip to New Orleans for Essence Festival and I am still recovering.  Y'all, Essence Festival was EVERYTHING!  This annual festival is hosted by Essence Magazine in New Orleans the weekend of July 4th every year.  The festival celebrates African American culture through music, speakers, food and art.  I am always on time for a celebration of US, so I finally made the trek to New Orleans for this amazing three day event.  As a first timer, I learned SO much that I have to share, so I created my list of 10 [...]

By |July 9th, 2017|Categories: Events, Traveling Foodie|3 Comments

The Caddy Shack

I am back with another review of a Houston spot!   Before heading to New Orleans for Essence Fest, a group of my Houston Food Blogger Collective friends and I headed to the Caddy Shack on Washington to enjoy a media tasting of their menu items.  Here are the highlights! Setup and Location You have probably passed the Caddy Shack before and may not have noticed it.  The Caddy Shack is located right in the thick of things on Washington across from B&B Butchers.  It's a smaller non assuming building, with the name Caddy Shack emblazoned on the front of the [...]

By |July 9th, 2017|Categories: Dinner, Happy Hour, Houston Eats|Comments Off on The Caddy Shack

Birthday Dinner at Yauatcha

Remember when I dropped that list of Houston Birthday dinner spots? For the most part I had dined at all of the places on the list except Yauatcha, the new dim sum restaurant in the Houston Galleria.  As I hinted to in that post, I decided to head to Michelin rated Yauatcha for a fun birthday celebration with my foodie group!  Keep reading for all of the details of my Birthday Dinner at Yauatcha! The Location and Setup A little bit ago, the Houston Galleria built a new building right smack dab in the middle of the parking lot across [...]

By |July 8th, 2017|Categories: Dinner|Comments Off on Birthday Dinner at Yauatcha

Seaside Poke

Poke, (pronounced po-kay) is all the rage and I for one am all about a food trend!  For the most part, high end restaurants have held the market on the poke trend which means it can be a budget buster.  Well to my budget conscious foodies, a new option poke bowl option, Seaside Poke just opened in EADO.  Check out my experience below! The Setup and Location Located in EADO next door to Chapman and Kirby, Seaside Poke is getting in game early.  In a matter of months that whole area will be filled with more restaurants, bars and businesses. Part [...]

By |June 29th, 2017|Categories: Dinner, Houston Eats, Lunch|Comments Off on Seaside Poke

Chapman and Kirby

A few weeks back it seemed like 90% of my non-blogger snapchat friends were all at some new spot called Chapman and Kirby.  It was packed, the party looked funny and somehow my invite was lost in the mail!  I did some investigation and learned that Chapman and Kirby was a new bar in Houston's EADO (East Downtown).  I made a note to come to visit at my next opportunity and report back here for others who were late like me! The Setup/Location Chapman and Kirby is anchoring the revitalization of East Downtown a former industrial area.  If you have [...]

By |June 28th, 2017|Categories: Happy Hour, Houston Eats|Comments Off on Chapman and Kirby

Pineapple Mule

*This is a sponsored post, but please trust that the opinions listed below are my own!* Summer is my FAVORITE season.  Yes it is hot as hades in Houston, but summer brings out the best events, food and longer days to pack more fun in.   For my family, summer means my dad will be hopping on the grill and my sister and I will head out to Cypress to chill on the deck while eating some good food.  This summer, we have stepped it up a notch with some fun summer drinks to sip while chillaxing on the deck!  [...]

By |June 27th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|2 Comments
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