The Original Hot Dog Factory Houston

If you are an avid watcher of Real Housewives of Atlanta like me you are very familiar with the Original Hot Dog Factory!  When Porsha introduced her boo, Dennis McKinley on RHOA some years ago, they also introduced us to his restaurant, the Original Hot Dog Factory.   The brand recently began franchising across the country with a new location arriving right here in Houston.  The franchise owners happen to be two Houstonian sisters.   I stopped by a few weeks back with my own sister to try out the Original Hot Dog Factory Houston.  Check out the details below! The Setup [...]

By |2020-09-26T20:36:07-05:00September 26th, 2020|Categories: Dinner, Happy Hour, Houston Eats|0 Comments

Brennan’s of Houston

As I share my latest restaurant review a few things come to mind.  First, whewww this feels weird?! It's been so long.  Second, I feel the need to justify my outings to those who I know disagree.   While there are a series of new restaurant reviews on my page, my outings still remain few and far between with me mainly dining at home with takeout or home cooked meals.   Of the four-five times I've dined inside, I made a point to pick places where the experience could not be replicated at home.  Brennan's of Houston s the epitome of a [...]

By |2020-09-26T20:37:41-05:00September 19th, 2020|Categories: Brunches, Houston Brunches, Inside the Loop|0 Comments

Graham Cracker Crust Sweet Potato Pie

My love of all things sweet potato is well documented here on Black Girls Who Brunch.  I've stuffed it in cinnamon rolls, put in muffins, added it to ice cream, even made a pudding out of it.  But the one quintessential sweet potato dish was missing, a Sweet Potato Pie.  Some years ago, I had the idea to go with a graham cracker crust rather than the traditional pastry crust.  It took some tries and Thanksgiving experiments to get it right, but I think I have finallllly mastered a Graham Cracker Crust Sweet Potato Pie.  This recipe plays on my [...]

By |2020-09-26T20:38:26-05:00September 13th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|1 Comment

Riesling Pops

 *This post (Riesling Pops) is sponsored by Wines of Germany, but the opinions and recipe are my own! This content is intended for 21 and over.* As the summer comes to a close, may I offer up one more recipe for your summer nights?  For the adults, who doesn't have warm memories of a drippy sugary popsicle during the summer heat?? I know I do! Well let's re-introduce our childhood favorite by taking it up a notch with wine!  These Riesling Pops play on all of our favorite childhood memories while adding in some of the best parts of adulthood, [...]

By |2020-09-11T14:44:25-05:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

Kamp Houston

Despite the oddities that are 2020, restaurants are still opening albeit with less fanfare than years past.   The folks behind Prospect Park, Lost and Found and countless other bars/clubs frequented by Houston's black crowd have opened yet another bar in Houston.  This time, they have taken over the space vacated by Beaver's late last year to create Houston's newest bar experience, Kamp Houston. The Setup The clientele between Beavers and Kamp likely doesn't have much crossover so I am probably one of the few people who had the privilege of visiting both spots.  Both locations played up the outdoor theme [...]

By |2020-09-08T23:34:34-05:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Dinner, Happy Hour, Houston Eats|2 Comments