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Jack Stack BBQ Kansas City

So please do not judge me for the timing of this post!  Yes my trip to Kansas City was last month, but I still have more to say!  If you have followed me for awhile, you know I have spoken HIGHLY of Kansas City barbecue.  Straight off the plane, suitcases in tow, our first stop is always for a plate of barbecue.  I stick with Gates, because that is what I know! So this go around I decided to change it up a bit and try Jack Stack BBQ. The Setup Majority of my family lives in KC, so I [...]

By |November 12th, 2017|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

The Corner in Kansas City

As you can imagine, whenever I go out of town finding a new brunch spot is on the to do list.  I had a brief stay in Kansas City (my birthplace) a few weekends ago before I headed over to my alma mater for homecoming.  With my aunt in tow, I went in search of a new Friday brunch spot in Kansas City!  Per the suggestion of my friend, we headed to the Westport area for brunch!  Keep reading for all of the tea on brunch at The Corner in Kansas City! The Setup The Corner, literally sits on a [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Travel Guides Roundup

So I like to travel, shocking I know!  For me, planning a trip can take months.  After I have scored my flight, I begin in-depth research about the new place I am going.  Most folks go to your big travel websites like Trip Advisor for reviews and guidance. I do too, because they are very helpful, but my favorite source of travel advice? Other bloggers! I honestly spend more time now searching Pinterest and my friends' blogs looking for information for my next trip.  I decided to share the wealth and drop a Travel Guides Roundup featuring my fellow Houston [...]

By |August 8th, 2017|Categories: Top Lists, Traveling Foodie|2 Comments

Black Owned Brunchin’

So when I travel there are a few musts for me when it comes to food.  First, I want to stick to locally owned spots that reflect the local cuisine and culture.  Next, I gotssss to find a brunch spot.  The reason there is obvious!  Beyond that though, I also really like supporting black owned businesses!  While thinking about these three things, I decided to put together a list of black owned brunch spots around the country!  I reached out to my vast blogger circle and friends for their advice and posts so that we can spread some love via Black [...]

By |July 30th, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Traveling Foodie|6 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|Comments Off on Cochon New Orleans

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

Brunching in Kansas City

You may have noticed I go to Kansas City, MISSOURI (not Kansas) often.  I was born there, have family there and went to college nearby.   Recently, I spent a few days in KCMO to celebrate my cousin's birthday.  My trips to KC are usually filled with family dinners and stopping by my favorite KC restaurants like Gates.  I try my best to squeeze in some new spots when I go for the sake of the blog though.   On the off chance that your life ever randomly takes you to Kansas City, I want you to be fully prepared [...]

By |May 12th, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Traveling Foodie|2 Comments

Pike Place Market

Like I said in my last post, television shows and movies were my source for all things Seattle.  If you were an avid watcher of Real World Seattle like me, then Pike Place Market is a MUST stop for any trip to Seattle!  We spent so much time there it deserved it's very own post.  Here are all of the things I ate and saw in and around Pike Place Market. Elliott's Oyster House Our conference hosts were kind enough to provide a list of Seattle restaurants near the conference hotel.  By day two we were all craving some seafood. [...]

By |April 4th, 2017|Categories: Traveling Foodie|4 Comments

Foodie Travels: Seattle Part 1

Writing travel blog posts may just be my favorite posts next to giveaways!  I am here to share all of the fun foodie details about my recent work trip to Seattle Washington!  Let me first get my stereotypes out of the way. I was in Seattle for three days and did not have to pull out my umbrella once!  But, I did see fish tossed around at Pike Place market, so there is that. As this was my first trip to Seattle I was fully prepared with the information I learned from Sleepless in Seattle and Real World: Seattle!  Alas, [...]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Traveling Foodie|10 Comments

Washington DC: The Food

As you probably can tell, when I travel I am eager to come back and share all of my experiences from the trip, especially the food!  Well, let me calm some expectations before you dive into this post.  My trip to D.C. was very short and mostly spent touring the monuments and museums.  Add in the fact that I had to account for finicky teen and tween appetites, my foodie experiences were fairly limited!  We ate breakfast at our hotel and grabbed typical franchise spots a few times. Somehow I managed to visit three spots that are worth sharing here [...]

By |March 13th, 2017|Categories: Traveling Foodie|Comments Off on Washington DC: The Food