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Black Girl Hair Journey

Ask a black woman about her hair and be ready to embark on a journey of growth, change and often self-discovery.   *Cues “I Am Not My Hair” and “Don’t Touch My Hair”*  IF she speaks candidly about her hair with you, the journey will likely include a few stops.  Some recurring nightmares around getting your hair pressed for Easter.  I think my ears are still deformed.  That first relaxer at a young age *wags fingers at our mothers.*  There will definitley be a story about her hair breaking off probably while in college.  It was the water in the dorms [...]

By |October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|3 Comments

Houston, My Hometown

I spent most of my childhood and now adult life living in my hometown of Houston.  I love this city to its core.  It is a beautiful city filled with an amazing diverse population that love this city as much as I do.  We have watched horrified as our city has taken on historic amounts of rain.  An estimated 50 inches will fall in Houston before this is all over.  The amount Houston sees in a year, in a matter of DAYS.  My hometown is a lake.  The highways are rivers.  Many of my fellow Houstonians have lost everything.   Thankfully, [...]

By |August 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

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

Gateway Memorial City

A year into blogging and I am probably at a foodie related event at least once a week.  Still, my favorite events are those with my Houston Food Blogger Collective!  It is fun not to feel like a crazy person whipping out your iPhone every time a new dish appears from kitchen.  When I am among friends, we ALL are eager to get the best shot!  Our most recent HFBC event was no different.  This time we were in for a treat, our hosts Gateway Memorial City invited us to try three restaurants in the Memorial Gateway Complex.  The new State [...]

By |October 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gateway Memorial City

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

Degusta Box Review and Giveaway!

I come bearing gifts!!!  The good folks over at Degusta box invited me to try one of their subscription boxes for a month and share my thoughts with you all my readers.  Please know, if I do not like something I will not share it here! As you can tell from this post, I was thoroughly impressed with the Degusta Box.  Check out my thoughts and the giveaway details below! How It Works Degusta box is a monthly subscription box that delivers all of the best new snacks to your door each month.   Subscription boxes like Curlbox or Birchbox seem [...]

By |July 11th, 2016|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized|6 Comments

Miyako Happy Hour

It feels like I haven't posted a new restaurant on my blog in forever! The problem is, I have been sticking to the places that I know and love, so few new spots.  Then I have gone the way of other food bloggers and microblog more of my adventures on Instagram and Snapchat (shameless plug, follow me there if you do not already!) Anywho one Friday, I was in search of a new Happy Hour to visit with my Foodie group.  I asked my Houston Food Blogger Collective crew and they all gave me great suggestions, many of which I [...]

By |June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Happy Hour, Houston Eats, Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on Miyako Happy Hour

Black Girls Who Brunch Turns ONE!

Guess what! We are ONE year old today! Yay!!! Here's a little BGWB history for ya! I picked the name and set up the Wordpress account in 2014, but sat on it for almost a year, too scared to write and worried about how my blog would be received.  I continued to visit restaurants and stockpile pictures for "one day" when I would actually blog about these places. One weekend in May 2015, I decided it was time to stop being scared and just DO IT! I spent the next few weeks writing various blog posts and finally found my style.   [...]

By |May 31st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|5 Comments

Movin’ On Up!

I'm moving on up like George and Weezy!!!  Sometime this weekend, my fabulously talented cousin, Kamilah well help me move my website from wordpress.com to wordpress.org (check her out at adodigital.com). Wordpress.com has been a great way to start this blog, but it is time to pop off the training wheels and move over to the .org version.  After the transfer I hope to be able to include more fun features and widgets that are not supported by the wordpress.com version.  For example, Black Girls Who Brunch is currently the #3 blog in Houston on Zomato, but wordpress.com does not [...]

By |September 26th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |2 Comments

My Thoughts on the Gaslamp Controversy

I debated touching on this topic on my blog, but what the hey, it is the convergence of my two worlds.  Of course I am a foodie/food blogger, but in my real life I am an attorney.   I have been drawn to the legal aspects of the ongoing drama with the local bar Gaslamp. For those out of the loop, three African American male attorneys attempted to enter the bar Gaslamp in Houston's Midtown area.  The bouncers told them it would cost $20. A note here, bars in Houston do not typically charge cover.  The three men declined and [...]

By |September 19th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on My Thoughts on the Gaslamp Controversy