Diner En Blanc: The Preparations

* This post is part of a Diner En Blanc series! Check out all of the posts here*  So last summer while stalking the Instagram pages of the Blood Sweat and Heels cast, I saw several of them attended a pop up dinner. Everyone was dressed in fabulous all white outfits. They brought their own food, alcohol, and table decorations. I was immediately smitten with this idea because I absolutely love experiences that are centered around food or meals with friends.  I just figured I would have to make a trip to NYC to partake.  Welp after browsing on Zagat one afternoon, [...]

Dish Society Brunch

As you may have already gathered, I like brunch! So when a few of my former co-workers suggested we get together for a much needed reunion, brunch was my suggestion.  We settled on Dish Society in the Galleria area (there is also a Katy location), because I kept seeing it popping up on Best of Houston lists so I figured it was worth I try. Drinks Unfortunately, I did not partake in the mimosas this go around, but by glancing at the menu it seems like they offer more variety than your typical champagne and orange juice.  They even had [...]

Texas BBQ

My friends and I at the Swinging Door Full disclosure, although I was raised in Houston, I was born in Kansas City, Missouri, which is known for it's barbecue.  For me, the pinnacle of barbecue will always be Kansas City barbecue.  Even with my limited expectations, I still venture out to Houston barbecue spots from time to time.  Before heading to Braman Winery, we stopped down the street to Swinging Door Barbecue for a birthday dinner. First rule, when you pull up to a barbecue spot, you should be able to smell it outside. Swinging Door passed this test. Then [...]

By |2017-01-22T00:46:37-06:00June 8th, 2015|Categories: Houston Eats|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Wait, Houston Has Wineries?

Braman Winery I had heard a few rumors of various wineries on the outskirts of Houston, but had never been. My friend suggested that we end her birthday celebration with a trip to Braman Winery in Richmond Texas.   I jumped at the offer, before pulling it up in my Apple Maps app.  Fair warning, this place is far if you live nearer to the Houston Loop. Despite the distance (and being out of uber range), in a word, this place is perfect.  Here's why: Wine:  I typically drink the cheap wines that you can find at Kroger, so I would [...]

Houston Rodeo

I would be wrong if I did not mention one of the BIGGEST food events in Houston, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Yes, this is really supposed to be about concerts, bull riding and mutton busting (youtube it), but the food is what brings many folks back year after year from February to March. For those of you who are new to Houston, please understand that EVERYONE of all races, ages, genders, socio-economic backgrounds attends the rodeo every year. It is one of the events that truly shows how diverse Houston is as a city Each year a barbecue [...]

By |2017-01-22T00:48:26-06:00June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Houston Eats|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Dallas Food Trucks

I am definitely a fan of the food truck trend.  The last few times I visited family in Dallas, I noticed the food truck festival at Floyd Warren Park. Apparently they park there weekly. On my most recent visit I got to visit the park and see what the Dallas Food trucks are all about ( I will post on Houston food trucks eventually) Two things that a long line at a food truck tells me, a) it’s popular because people are flocking b) the food is likely fresh because the line isn’t moving quickly enough to keep it short. [...]

By |2017-01-22T00:48:38-06:00June 1st, 2015|Categories: Traveling Foodie|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments