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Springbok Houston

Time and time again I find myself trying a cuisine or a restaurant that I would not have tried prior to becoming a food blogger. Springbok on Main Street is the perfect example of this!  A few years back I was invited to happy hour at Springbok.   After a bit of googling, I discovered that Springbok is a restaurant/bar specializing in South African cuisine.  Ignorant old me wanted no parts of that and declined the invitation.  Fast forward to now and I am currently the events chair for the Houston Food Blogger Collective.  Our group was invited to a [...]

By |August 17th, 2016|Categories: Foodie Group, Happy Hour, Houston Eats, Lunch, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Springbok Houston

Brooklyn Athletic Club

A good Sunday Funday spot requires a few things.  Drink of course, preferably drink specials too.  Good eats.  A patio so that you can enjoy the sunny Spring weather.  Oh and this all needs to happen during the day, because the Monday morning workday calls :(.   After a few busy months,  my foodie group and I met for a long overdue brunch/relaxed Sunday Funday adventure at the Brooklyn Athletic Club. Location/Setup: Brooklyn Athletic Club is right at Richmond and 59.  The parking situation is a little odd.  For valet, you literally pull up into the restaurant.  I felt like [...]

By |April 3rd, 2016|Categories: Brunches, Foodie Group|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Brooklyn Athletic Club

Brunch at Benjy’s

I am back on my brunch kick! A beautiful sunny day in Houston meant I needed to be on someone's patio for a much needed Sunday Funday brunch! My sister, forever with me on these foodie adventures, selected Benjy's in Rice Village.   For the sake of the blog, I am always down for a new brunch spot and Benjy's is generally ranked as a top pick for Houston brunches.  Somehow this was my first time stopping over at Benjy's for brunch.   I had a great experience so I am sure it will not be my last. No filter just sun! [...]

By |November 17th, 2015|Categories: Brunches, Foodie Group|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Rustic Oak Gastro Pub and Wine

I have failed you all and not stayed true to the name of this blog! I checked my "Brunch" category and realized 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 brunch and overall had a great time. The Setup: This place is situated in a house and I [...]

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

Houston Restaurant Weeks Wrap Up: III Forks

Several weeks back I went to III Forks on the last weekend of Houston Restaurant Weeks.  If you recall from my first Houston Restaurants Weeks post, this was one of my favorite places from 2014's Houston Restaurant Weeks. Great service, great portion sizes and great food.  My foodie group and I decided to ring in one members' birthday month with a trip to III Forks. Setup: III Forks is in the Houston Pavilions in downtown Houston.  Downtown Houston is not ideal for any restaurant in my opinion.  This city's downtown goes to sleep after five pm on weekdays and for most [...]

By |September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Foodie Group, Houston Eats|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Houston Restaurant Weeks Wrap Up: III Forks

Houston Restaurant Weeks: Oceanaire Seafood Room

Oceaniare Dining Room This past weekend we celebrated my friend Leeann's birthday at Oceaniare Seafood Room. If you recall, Oceanaire was on my list of places to go for Houston Restaurant Weeks so I was excited about this pick! We had a larger group so we were seated in a semi private area to the side of the main dining room.  The restaurant printed up personalized menus with "Happy Birthday Leeann!" for everyone.  They even put a ribbon on one and gave to my friend as a souvenir.  I thought that was a great touch! Personalized menu for the birthday [...]

Birthday Brunch!

To celebrate my birthday, I invited several friends out to a Saturday brunch at Union Kitchen.  As you can imagine, the girls in my life also love a good brunch, so it seemed like the appropriate choice. Of course I had a great time with my girls! Not quite 30, yet but this still seems fitting HAHAHA! The Setup:  Urban Kitchen has several locations in Houston. This location is on Bellaire in a crowded shopping center.  It's right next to Dr. Nowzaradan office. He's the doctor on TLC's show My 600 pound life.  I actually say a film [...]

By |June 28th, 2015|Categories: Brunches, Foodie Group, Houston Eats|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Birthday Brunch!

June Foodie Group: Gloria’s Latin Cuisine

For this month's foodie group/birthday celebration for one of my friends, we went to Gloria's Latin Cuisine Restaurant.  Let me start by saying that Tex-Mex is huge in Houston. There are variations of Mexican restaurants and Tex-Mex restaurants literally on every corner here.  With so many options, everyone I know calls a different Tex-Mex/Mexican restaurant their favorite.  Due to so many options, it is hard for a restaurant to stand out to me in this cuisine area.  Many of my friend's call Gloria's their favorite and on my first two visits I really did not understand why.  I reluctantly went [...]

By |June 18th, 2015|Categories: Foodie Group, Houston Eats|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on June Foodie Group: Gloria’s Latin Cuisine

Second Time’s A Charm

In August 2013, my foodie group began at a locally black owned restaurant named Lucille’s for a birthday dinner for one of my co-workers. Leading up to our dinner, we had been tickled over a harsh review in the Houston Chronicle, where the owner took to the comments section to defend his baby. Despite the forewarnings, we made the trek to the Museum District to partake in Lucille’s Restaurant Weeks menu. The few things that were good, were GOOD and what was bad was BAD. The bad things have a way of outweighing the good things and we ultimately walked [...]

By |May 30th, 2015|Categories: Foodie Group|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Second Time’s A Charm

Weights and Measures

May 2015 Foodie Group brunch at Weights and Measures!

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