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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|0 Comments

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

Weekend in Washington D.C.

I am back with more fun tidbits from my weekend in Washington D.C.  My weekend trip to D.C. centered around visiting the NMAAHC which I recapped in a previous post.  I really could have spent my whole weekend at the NMAAHC, but since we brought my two little cousins (12 and 13 years old) along I knew they had to see more than just the inside of the museum!  Maybe it’s the years of showing family around D.C., but somehow we finally managed to cram in most of the highlights in one short weekend *pats self on the back.*  I’ll highlight [...]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Traveling Foodie|2 Comments

National Museum of African American History and Culture: A People’s Journey

Y'all, in a word the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is AMAZING. Please know that this post is LONG and I really fought the urge to right a dissertation about my visit!  I have been a fan of black history since I was a child.  My grandmother could captivate me with stories of our family history layered with historical context when I was in elementary school.  She shared these stories orally in the same manner that much of our history has been passed on.   Fast forward to college where I majored in History and immersed myself in every [...]

By |February 28th, 2017|Categories: Traveling Foodie|5 Comments

Black Girls Who Brunch Houston Foodie Guide

When friends or family come to visit me in Houston, I take showing them a good time very seriously!  Houston is one of those cities that does not have a reputation like a Vegas, New York or Miami, so it is up to me to show them why I love this city so much. Since I became a food blogger, they all show up expecting me to take them on a culinary tour that is diverse as Houston.  That is where the fun comes in!  With each guest, I try to showcase the growing foodie scene in Houston by highlighting [...]

By |January 16th, 2017|Categories: Houston Eats, Top Lists, Traveling Foodie|Comments Off on Black Girls Who Brunch Houston Foodie Guide

The Paris Series: Random Thoughts and Tips

I know it's been over a month since I returned from Paris, but I have more to say!! Spend about a week in foreign countries and you will come home with SO many thoughts.  In this case, all of my thoughts did not fit in my three previous posts so I had to make a whole new posts with my random musings from this trip.  I threw in a few travel tips too :).  Enjoy! Rude? One common thing I heard about Parisians is that they are RUDE.  I did not find that to be true!  While they were not [...]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Traveling Foodie, Uncategorized|1 Comment
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