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Houston Reviews

French Riviera Bakery and Cafe

Guesssss what?! I found my very own authentic French cafe, French Rivera Bakery and Cafe, right here in Houston!  Well okay, I did not find it.  Several friends and fellow bloggers had encouraged me to stop by for some true French pastries right in my "backyard."  I finally made it by a few weekends ago for a quick breakfast.  Here is a quick post sharing my experience. The Setup Apparently the current location is an upgrade from a previous spot the restaurant occupied for decades.  The newer digs has it's own parking lot which is great, but let me tell [...]

By |April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Houston Eats|Comments Off on French Riviera Bakery and Cafe

International Waffle Day – Grand Lux

I live for a food holiday because I am GREAT at celebrating those! This Saturday (March 25th) happens to be International Waffle Day and as you can imagine a brunch connoisseur like myself is excited.  In preparation for Saturday's "holiday",  Grand Lux invited me out to try their chicken and waffle dish assuring me that it rivaled the best in the city.  Check out my review below! Location If you have followed me for awhile you know that I am a self admitted snob who typically frequents local spots.  I will turn my nose up with a quickness at a franchise [...]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Houston Eats|Comments Off on International Waffle Day – Grand Lux

Crawl for the Culture

This St. Patrick's day weekend I decided to hop in a time machine and go back to being twenty-one. You know the period of your life where calories do not count, bedtimes do not exist and hangovers are what older folks complain about. Who did I think I was?! At the very least I have fun stories to share with you. Since Friday marked St. Patrick's day and I decided I was twenty-one again, that meant I had to hit the streets!  After a crazy fun night in midtown, I woke up to do it all over again with the Crawl for [...]

By |March 20th, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Happy Hour, Houston Eats, Top Lists|10 Comments

March Madness at Russo’s Pizzeria!

It is officially MARCH MADNESS!!!  I have a fun deal from Russo's Pizzeria to share with you, but first lets talk sports! Did you make a bracket? Did your team make it to the big dance??  Can I just say, I LOVE March Madness.  During my college and law school years my school (Mizzou) was often a contender for the big tournament.  For me, there is not a college championship series more fun that basketball!  I was generally an avid watcher until a couple of  years ago when my school lost in the first round to a lower seed.  IT [...]

By |March 17th, 2017|Categories: Dinner, Happy Hour, Houston Eats, Lunch|Comments Off on March Madness at Russo’s Pizzeria!

A few Houston Happy Hours

I have been hitting up weekly happy hours lately as if I do not have a job to go to at 8am!  I would say "don't be like me," but I am providing you with a list of places so you can be JUST like me *evil grin.*  Creating a whole blog post for a happy hour is not too fun, so I waited till I accumulated several that I liked and created a new list.  Unlike my previous list, this one is not comprised of my "favorites" although many of the potential to become just that!   This list, is [...]

By |March 14th, 2017|Categories: Happy Hour, Houston Eats, Top Lists|1 Comment

The Raven Grill Brunch

My friends introduce me as the girl who has a blog called "Black Girls Who Brunch."  Then they add, "but she NEVER posts about brunch though!"  I of course hit 'em with a serious side-eye and explain that a black girl who brunches is multi-faceted!  I feel the need to say this at the start of every brunch post because I hate to see the "FINALLY" comments from my friends.  So yes, I say all of this to say, I found a new brunch spot that I must share with you guys! Last week, my super talented cousin Kamilah came to [...]

By |March 11th, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Houston Eats|Comments Off on The Raven Grill Brunch

Grub Burger Bar Lighter Fare

Last week I stopped over to Grub Burger Bar for a tasting of some of their lighter fare! I have been to Grub Burger Bar many times before and somehow managed to never add it to my blog until now.  Do not take this slight as an indication that I do not like this spot, cause I do, so I was glad when they invited me out to for a tasting.  So this time, I am making sure that share ALL the fun details with you all. Location/Setup Grub Burger Bar is located in the heart of City Centre in [...]

By |March 9th, 2017|Categories: Dinner, Houston Eats, Lunch|Comments Off on Grub Burger Bar Lighter Fare

Potente and Osso & Kristalla

Whenever I discuss Houston with people from the east coast or midwestern cities like Chicago, they pepper me with questions about our downtown and the fact that it's not really the hub of night time activity like their hometowns.  I share with them the sad story of what once was, the Main Street strip of clubs and bars which are now boarded up.  Then go on to how the crowd moved to areas like Washington and Midtown.  All while thinking how it's kinda sad that our downtown night life kinda sucks! Well guess what Houston, a revival is happening! Riding [...]

By |March 8th, 2017|Categories: Dinner, Houston Eats|Comments Off on Potente and Osso & Kristalla

Menu of Menus 2017 Giveaway

  Blogging provides a lot of exciting opportunities, but I will say my absolute FAVORITE thing is a giveaway! Today I am sharing one of my favorite giveaways, my Menu of Menus 2017 Giveaway!  Hosted by Houston Press, this event is set for April 4, 2017, at Silver Street Studio from 7pm to 10pm. If you are new to the food scene in Houston, just know that Menu of Menus is THE must attend foodie event. The event features samples from over 40 local Houston restaurants.  Many of the of top restaurants are all under one roof offering up delicious [...]

By |March 7th, 2017|Categories: Houston Eats|13 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
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