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Crumbville, TX

The corner of Emancipation Avenue and Elgin is booming y'all!  First, local leaders rightfully ditched the street name Dowling (named after a Confederate solider) and renamed it the more progressive name Emancipation Avenue. Yay for change!  Then, the Emancipation Park renovations were completed just in time for this year's Juneteenth celebrations! I have not toured it yet, but the pictures look amazing! All of these things are exciting and have brought national media attention to Houston's Historic Third Ward.   What I hope though, are some of the cool business operating in this area get some attention too.  I have [...]

By |June 26th, 2017|Categories: Desserts, Houston Eats|Comments Off on Crumbville, TX

Velvet Taco

Back with a taco post ahead of Taco Tuesday so you can prepare accordingly! Velvet Taco has been on my "need to try" list for a long time, but I tend to circle back to places I like such as Torchy's rather than trying something new.   A couple of Fridays ago I was not in the mood to fight the Rice Village traffic, so that meant giving Velvet Taco a try.  I grabbed a co-worker and we headed out for our first trip to the popular taco spot, Velvet Taco! The Setup/Location Taco Heaven! Velvet Taco is [...]

By |June 25th, 2017|Categories: Dinner, Houston Eats, Lunch|2 Comments

Phil & Derek’s

It's my birthday week! *Pauses for enthusiasm*  Everyone knows, the best way to celebrate ME is with food!  For my work birthday lunch we decided to try the Phil & Derek's lunch buffet! Most folks are aware of Phil & Derek's popular brunch buffet, but let me tell you lunch is a great time to go as well.  Follow along for all the tea on my lunch time experience! The Setup Earlier this year Phil and Derek's moved from the Kirby area to a larger space in Midtown with ample parking! This  central location makes it super convenient for a [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Houston Eats, Lunch|Comments Off on Phil & Derek’s

Dinner at Kitchen 713

Whew! Let's get back to the business of restaurant reviews shall we? While I worked on my event, I still tried some new places that I want to share with you!  Last week, I revisited Kitchen 713 for a tasting of their new menu items including dinner items and cocktails!  Now, I do not typically post on a restaurant several times, but considering that Kitchen 713 is in a new location and my last post was about brunch, I figured this deserved some attention.  For all of the details about setup and location check out my last post.  To get a [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Dinner, Houston Eats|Comments Off on Dinner at Kitchen 713

Houston Birthday Dinner Spots

As a food blogger, there are two questions I get the most 1) where would you recommend that I brunch? and 2) It's my birthday! I need a nice dinner spot. HELP!  Well, I think I have sufficiently answered question number one with countless brunch lists and reviews (Check here for that).  For the second one, I guess my dinner section did not give folks clear options, so here comes the list!  June just so happens to be my birthday month so it is only fitting that I roll out a list of Houston Birthday Dinner spots to host your birthday [...]

By |June 5th, 2017|Categories: Dinner, Houston Eats, Top Lists|Comments Off on Houston Birthday Dinner Spots

Biskit Junkie

I spent last weekend running errands related to my upcoming Brunchin' with Black Girls Who Brunch event! I seriously cannot wait and find a way to bring it up in just about any conversation.  Anywho, with any food blogger you run a few errands and you are quickly plotting on a food stop as well.  Biskit Junkie happened to be in the vicinity and since I'd never been, I quickly decided it was a good idea.  Keeping reading for all of the details of my experience! The Setup So I am going to keep it real here about my experience [...]

Dinner at La Table

Last weekend I met up with my foodie crew for a last minute dinner on a Friday night.  So here is how the planning went. At about noon we realized that we were ALL free that evening and since that never happens we scrambled to find a spot suitable for dinner. I of course advocated for some new spots which turned out to be the "hottest seats in town." We headed to Opentable and searched based on availability (#foodietip).  From there we landed on La Table, the galleria reincarnation that has been around for a few years.  Dinner at La Table [...]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Dinner, Houston Eats|Comments Off on Dinner at La Table

FM Kitchen + Bar

Houston foodies collectively mourned the closure of Triniti late last year.  Those tears were quickly calmed once the masterminds behind Triniti announced that they would be opening a new concept, FM Kitchen + Bar near the Washington Corridor before Summer 2017!  This past week, I had the privilege of visiting FM Kitchen + Bar before the grand opening.  Check out my experience below! The Setup FM Kitchen is located at Shepherd and Washington right behind the original Max's Wine Dive.  Somehow they managed to nab a location with a parking lot.  That alone will keep folks coming in!  From the parking [...]

By |May 16th, 2017|Categories: Happy Hour, Houston Eats|Comments Off on FM Kitchen + Bar

#GirlsNightOut Unicorn Edition

A few weeks back I traveled to a magical place where unicorns roam, women of all colors and creeds can gather for fun AND hopefully calories do not count.  Where is this magical place you ask?  It's curated by Erin, the creator of Ms. Independent.  Every so often, Ms. Independent hosts a fabulous event called #GirlsNightOut.  I had the pleasure of attending Erin's latest event, #GirlsNightOut Unicorn Edition! The Setup Attendees, pay about $30 for tickets to the event.  These events are typically hosted at some fabulous Houston high rise.  The Unicorn Edition was no different!  Guests joined the party [...]

By |May 15th, 2017|Categories: Events, Houston Eats|1 Comment

KURIOS at Peli Peli

I entered the food blogger scene about two years ago and during that time I have attended tons of events hosted by South African restaurant Peli Peli.  From popups, tv show premieres to tastings at Peli Peli Kitchen and Peli Deli.  Somehow I managed to never stop by Peli Peli in the Galleria mall despite even having gift cards to use for a visit!  Well, I finally joined the in crowd and visited Peli Peli last week to preview their Cirque Du Soleil, KURIOS at Peli Peli Menu! The Setup Peli Peli is growing faster than I can keep up.  The [...]

By |May 11th, 2017|Categories: Dinner, Events, Houston Eats|1 Comment