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A Feast at Bacon Bros!

This restaurant is sadly now closed :(  I made a rare appearance in suburban Houston just for a food tasting! If you tell me a restaurant focuses on bacon and other pork items?? I am willing to make the drive and let me just tell you Bacon Bros was totally worth it!  Starting in South Carolina, local entrepreneur Travis Cook brought the first out of state imprint to the Houston area!  While it stays true to the original, this farm fresh restaurant also pays homage to local flavors.  For all the details read on about a feast at Bacon Bros! The Location [...]

By |December 16th, 2017|Categories: Dinner, Houston Eats|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A Feast at Bacon Bros!

Ramen Tatsu Ya

We are all friends here so I can be honest with you.   For the longest time, if you mentioned "ramen" to me my mind instantly went back to that sodium filled childhood favorite.   It was the only thing my parents let me "cook" when they were not home!  Well with age, I learned that the real ramen, a Japanese favorite is NOTHING like that junk I ate as a kid!  This week, I had the pleasure of trying out the real deal at Ramen Tatsu-ya!  Catch all of the fun below. The Setup and Location Ramen Tatsu Ya, is located [...]

By |December 16th, 2017|Categories: Dinner, Happy Hour, Houston Eats, Lunch, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Brunchin’ with Black Girls Who Brunch

I am so excited to share with you all, that I have officially planned my first brunch event, Brunchin' with Black Girls Who Brunch! With a name like Black Girls Who Brunch many folks have assumed that I host events.  The look of disappointment every time I said "no, I just brunch"  got me to thinking.   I put the idea in the back of mind as something I should do sooner than later.   The problem though was planning an event required me to step out of my comfort zone to create an opportunity for BGWB!  Funny thing is [...]

By |May 19th, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Events|Tags: , |Comments Off on Brunchin’ with Black Girls Who Brunch

The Sweet List

As a kid, I was weird and hated sweets.  I would pass on my own birthday cake and cringe when offered chocolate.  What was wrong with me?!  Sometime between then and now I developed a massive sweet tooth which constantly puts me on the hunt for the best desserts in Houston.   I wrote about this some years back and that list still holds true.  I just got a tad greedier since that list and discovered several new spots, thus creating the Sweet List! Check below for my additions :) Amorino Who doesn't love good ice cream?  Well, when it comes in [...]

By |January 29th, 2017|Categories: Desserts, Houston Eats, Top Lists|Tags: , |6 Comments

The Paris Series: What to See

Pardon me for the delay in getting these Paris posts out.  I have doing the most and for some reason thought it would be a good idea to go to New York the week after returning from Paris (more on that later).    I am now back, rested and ready to share with you lovely folks the rest of the details from my trip!! So since my last post one of my friends bought a ticket to Paris and has been picking my brain about my trip. Oh and best of all, she got a deal on her flight! I used [...]

By |December 11th, 2016|Categories: Traveling Foodie|Tags: , |1 Comment

Thanksgiving at Fleming’s

Has anyone else noticed the extreme rush to get to Christmas this year? I saw full out Christmas decorations before Halloween!  It such a pity too because Thanksgiving is a great holiday especially for the foodies!  The last few years my mother has conned me into cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the rest of the family.  That process takes a lot out of you! For those looking for additional options that do not involve slaving away in the kitchen, Flemings Steakhouse will have all of their locations open on Thanksgiving Day offering a four course meal.  Plus, all the wine will [...]

By |November 5th, 2016|Categories: Dinner, Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|Tags: , |21 Comments

Peli Peli Kitchen

A couple months back I attended a watch party to cheer on the Houston restauranters behind the Peli Peli concept as they competed on CNBC's Restaurant Startup.  Using the Shark Tank format, contestants compete for an investment to start a new restaurant.   During the show, the team presented a fast casual option to their widely successful Peli Peli restaurant.   The team won the competition and began preparing to open their new concept, Peli Peli Kitchen!  In preparation they also hosted a pop up kitchen earlier this summer which I attended and thoroughly enjoyed.  Now as they open the first Peli Peli [...]

By |October 23rd, 2016|Categories: Brunches, Dinner, Houston Eats, Lunch|Tags: , |Comments Off on Peli Peli Kitchen

Fleming’s Sonoma Sunday Brunch

Time for another brunch post! The staff of Flemings invited me to try their Sonoma Sunday brunch at the Woodlands location. Per usual, I brought my sister along for the ride!  Check out our experience at Flemings Sonoma Sunday Brunch below! Location: I rail on the Houston suburbs but I shall give credit where credit is due, the Woodlands has one of the better food scenes in the Houston area. One of my complaints about the Woodlands is the distance, goodness it is far!  Then when I get there I do a Mary Tyler Moore spin and hat toss!  It's beautiful! [...]

By |September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Brunches, Houston Brunches, Houston Eats, Outside the Loop|Tags: , |1 Comment

The Morning After – A Brunch Event

Beignets The best way to recover the morning after a fabulous night on the town is to head to brunch with a group of friends.   These brunches usually include a recap of the previous evening's festivities, good food AND mimosas.  The Houston Press took this concept and turned it into a great event, smartly called The Morning After- A Brunch Event!  On October 1st, Houston brunch lovers will be treated to food and cocktails from all the best Houston brunch spots including my all time favorite spot, Max's Wine Dive!  There are other great editions such as [...]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Brunches|Tags: , , |11 Comments

White Chocolate & Honey Blondies

  A few weeks ago I received my second Degusta Box!  Opening the monthly subscription box still feels like Christmas.  As promised, each box will include some things you have probably seen before or tried.   This go around, that item was the Honey Bunches of Oats cereal.  The other draw of course are new items that you may have never heard of.  In this box I was immediately intrigued by the White Lily White Grape Seed Flour.   I have spurts of baking madness where I am using my KitchenAid mixer weekly, but I have not had much inspiration [...]

By |August 20th, 2016|Categories: Recipes, Tips and Tricks|Tags: , |Comments Off on White Chocolate & Honey Blondies