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24 Hours in Vegas

A trip to Vegas seems like a right of passage for American travelers.  It's like the introduction into traveling around the country.  My first few visits happened in my early twenties and I thought it was EVERYTHING.  Ten years have passed since my last visit to Vegas, but once I heard that Silk Sonic would be performing a residency in Vegas, I knew it was time for my return!  I have long referred to Vegas as a weekend city and initially planned to make it a weekend trip for the concert. Before I could book, my friend said Erika we [...]

By |2022-05-19T16:21:32-05:00May 19th, 2022|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

10 Houston Restaurants to Visit in May

Been awhile since I made a monthly list of restaurants to visit, but rest assure during that break I was eating and gathering places to feature.  If you are new here, this list will include new and old restaurants.  Generally places I have visited recently that I thought were great and worth sharing.  I make a quick list of my favorites rather than a detailed blog post for each. Here are 10 Houston Restaurants to Visit in May. MAD This River Oaks District tapas restaurant has been around for a while, it just took me sometime to visit.  The price point [...]

By |2022-05-09T19:25:16-05:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Happy Hour, Houston Eats, Top Lists|0 Comments

Vibe Dining

Yesterday two friends tossed a term out to me called “Vibe Dining” to describe the current Houston food scene including (but not limited to) many of the new Black owned restaurants.  I immediately latched on to it because it was the perfect way to describe what I was seeing across Houston.  Beautiful new restaurants popping up with carefully curated vibes that draw large crowds plus are Instagram friendly, yet they leave a bit to be desired for a foodie like me.  Here are a few of my thoughts on the vibe dining trend. How Did We Get Here Now listen, [...]

By |2022-04-07T19:05:09-05:00April 7th, 2022|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|1 Comment

Hoorae takes DC

Made a trip to one of my favorite cities, Washington DC, for an event created by Issa Rae's production company Hoorae.  Hosted at the Kennedy Center, the event centered around connecting with other creators.  Here is a brief recap of what we ate and saw during Hoorae Takes DC. The Cherry Blossoms While we were there for the Hoorae event, the organizers just happened to pick a weekend that fell during cherry blossom season. Despite all of my visits to DC, I had never caught the cherry blossoms in full bloom which apparently lasts about two weeks.  It felt odd [...]

By |2022-04-02T14:45:01-05:00April 2nd, 2022|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Rodeo Houston Recap

After a two year break, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo came back in full force with all of the events that Houstonians know and love.   I traveled a bit during rodeo season and of course shared with others on my trips about the events going on back at home.  Folks were so confused about this concept that lasts about a month and what it entails.   Back home, my followers had questions about joining committees and navigating the rodeo.   So I decided to break it all down here with a Rodeo Houston Recap sharing all of the fun things from [...]

By |2022-03-20T17:41:19-05:00March 20th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Where Black People Live in Houston

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 [...]

By |2022-03-18T11:29:53-05:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: City Guides, Tips and Tricks|14 Comments

Charleston Wine & Food Festival

Work brought me to Raleigh at the perfect time, the week of Charleston Wine & Food, so I made an executive decision to make the four drive to Charleston to partake.  Not a single a regret.  This would be my third trip to Charleston (recapped the first trip here and the second one here), but with the festival activities this trip was a tad different.  I lucked up and got media for the event which gave me access to some of the cool signature events, plus I learned more details on navigating the event for future visits  Here is my [...]

By |2022-03-17T18:18:37-05:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Visiting Shreveport-Bossier for Mardi Gras

A few weeks back I accepted an invite from Visit Shreveport - Bossier to visit their area for Mardi Gras weekend.  I am always down to visit a new city so I excitedly accepted the offer.  While I was familiar with elements of Mardi Gras, I was not too familiar with Shreveport-Bossier, but entered this trip with a blank slate open to see what the area had to offer.  Through the weekend, I got a taste of so many elements of the city and had a great time.  Here is a recap of Visiting Shreveport-Bossier for Mardi Gras! Mardi Gras [...]

By |2022-03-12T19:30:45-06:00March 12th, 2022|Categories: City Guides, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

2022 Favorite Brunches

Apologies, it's been sometime since I've done a favorite brunch list.  I have my reasons though.  There is a lot of pressure to pick favorites and I always feel like I am forgetting one.  Then add to that my brunching activities were pretty non-existent the last few years given all that has gone on in the world.  But as I've started getting out more, I've found myself wanting my own list of solid brunch places to visit.   So here is my 2022 Favorite Brunches list,  I will update it as I encounter more. Let me also manage expectations, this list [...]

By |2022-02-20T10:09:48-06:00February 20th, 2022|Categories: Brunches, Houston Brunches, Inside the Loop|0 Comments

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Y'all know that I love sweet potatoes and will add them to just about anything.  Growing up, biscuits were our after church meal.  My mother would crack open the can, throw them in her corningware dish then cook them until they were golden brown.  My sister and I would then fight over who got the middle biscuit, both preferring the soft edges.  While my working mother did not have the time to create homemade biscuits, she still curated a tradition that holds a special place in my heart.  As I started dabbling in more homemade dishes, I was pleasantly surprised [...]

By |2022-01-30T21:39:36-06:00January 26th, 2022|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments
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