Listen folks, we are in the midst of the new roaring 20s, hot girls summers, vaxxed and outchea'! As a Houstonian I have been thoroughly enjoying what my city has to offer this year and noticing a lot of new fun places that happen to be black owned. A friend of my encapsulated this moment so well, stating that Houston is undergoing a Black Renaissance! While there are still struggles within the city such as genetrication, flooding, and necessary progressive reforms, in many ways Houston is booming floating on population growth. For me, a lot of the fun and excitement [...]
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So when I travel there are a few musts for me when it comes to food. First, I want to stick to locally owned spots that reflect the local cuisine and culture. Next, I gotssss to find a brunch spot. The reason there is obvious! Beyond that though, I also really like supporting black owned businesses! While thinking about these three things, I decided to put together a list of black owned brunch spots around the country! I reached out to my vast blogger circle and friends for their advice and posts so that we can spread some love via Black [...]
Let's talk about Where Black People Live in Houston. Years ago I created a neighborhood guide with the intended audience being fellow Houstonians or recent transplants. I never finished part two (my fault), but part one showed my favorite spots in some of the quintessential neighborhoods in Houston. Google searches are interesting particularly with my blog including the word "Black" in it. As such, black people who were looking to move to Houston found my blog when trying to find the best neighborhoods for Black families. So I started getting emails asking me "where should I live" and whew THE [...]
Happy Black History Month folks! This month, we celebrate our culture and our history! As a brand built on the celebration of blackness in the area of food and a lover of black history, I would be remiss if I did not highlight February. For the month of February, I along with the Black Blogger Clique will be celebrating Houston's Black Owned Restaurants! One of our collective goals is to highlight and support black owned restaurants through our blogs and we have found some fun ways to do just that for February. Check out the details below on Celebrating Black [...]
Hey friends hey! Just wanted to drop you all a quick note about an event, or rather "events" going down in Houston the next few weeks, Houston Black Restaurant Week! From April 17th through April 30th, Houstonians have an opportunity celebrate the culinary contributions of black restaurateurs, caterers, and chefs. Keep reading to learn how you can get in on the action! The Events Houston Black Restaurant Week will feature several events each aiming to showcase the talent within the Black Community. There is literally something for every type of foodie! NOSH- Thursday April 20th at Ensemble Theatre at 6:30pm [...]
What is group dining you ask? A birthday dinner. Perhaps a baby shower. A large group dinner just cause. Heck even a wedding or reception is a possibility at some of these places. If you want to dine with more than 10 people, have a private or semi-private room with a pre-fixe menu, these are some restaurants to consider with my list of Houston's Best Group Dining Spots. Rather than updating my previous list, it seemed easier to just make a new one. There are a lot of places that still make the cut offering vibes, great food and accommodating [...]
Instagram has had my attention lately and I looked up and hadn't updated my website in over a month! Time to fix that and share a few places I've visited over the last several months and enjoyed. Here are some Houston Restaurants to Visit this Fall . Bungalow Houston's latest Black owned restaurant in downtown Houston should be on your list for the fall. They are still within their soft opening period so give them some grace, but even with that caveat I'd say the restaurant is excellent. The food, atmosphere, service and drinks were excellent. I enjoyed everything I [...]
After a three year break (two years because of the rona!), I got to go back to Essence Festival and let me just say per usual it did not disappoint. This is my third time visiting New Orleans for Essence and I have written at length about my trips in previous blog posts. One may think, what else could she have to say?! So much more! Since my last visit to Essence Fest, the organizers made some small changes that really made the event all the better. So here is my reap of Essence Festival 2022. Events For the most [...]
Let's talk Juneteenth, specifically the Juneteenth Sites in Houston and Galveston. Last year, Juneteenth became a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Africans. This nation continues to struggle with its original sin, the forced enslavement of Africans for over 200 years and the impact this undoubtedly has on the descendents. If you doubt this, just take a peek at the brutal backlash the NYT 1619 project received because they dared to say the systems which built this country on the backs of enslaved Africans may still exist in some form today. Considering that reconstruction never fully happened, Jim [...]
This weekend Houston hosted its first Célébrez en Rosé. It's Memorial Day weekend, in Houston, so no surprise it was HOT as all get out. Still, we had a great time so I am sharing an event recap with tips for attending future iterations. Here is all you need to know in this Célébrez en Rosé Recap. Tickets Full disclosure, I received a pair of VIP tickets in exchange for promoting the event. But honestly, I think I would have gone even without the partnership. I encouraged several of my friends to buy tickets too and ended up with a [...]