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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

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 Brunches, Houston Eats, Inside the Loop|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

Starting a Supper Club/ Foodie Group

My foodie group :) Anyone who loves to eat out like me needs to be a member of a supper club or a foodie group! Mine started organically during Houston's Restaurant Week in 2013.  A few co-workers and I went to dinner for one of the lady's birthday.  We had so much fun we decided to make it a monthly thing. Here is how it works for us: 1) Reservations are a must, use Open Table It just makes life easier trust me.  Many of the restaurants we venture to prefer reservations for one, and it means there [...]

By |July 12th, 2014|Categories: Foodie Group, Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Starting a Supper Club/ Foodie Group