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Weekend in Phoenix

I turned 35 last month and decided that reaching my mid-thirties deserved something more than the typical dinner in Houston.  With 2020 a not too distant memory, I decided to search for a domestic location for a weekend trip to celebrate.  I wanted to visit a new city and one that leaned more "rest & relaxation" because I am 35 after all!  Somehow my sister and I settled on Phoenix.  We both had heard about the spas and food, so we decided to spend a Weekend in Phoenix. What to See/Do A few things to keep in mind about my [...]

By |2021-07-11T20:34:10-05:00July 11th, 2021|Categories: City Guides, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Weekend in Chicago

Forgive me friends, it has been a few months but I am finally getting around to sharing the details of my trip to Chicago!  I attended college in Missouri so as you can imagine many of my classmates came from neighboring Illinois.  As such, I have made quite a few visits over the years and have some great friends who call Chicago home.  This spring I spent the weekend in Chicago with my best friend and we ate at ALL the good places in Chicago.  While this post is late, it still includes so many great places that I think [...]

By |2021-07-10T15:59:08-05:00July 10th, 2021|Categories: Brunches, City Guides, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Soul Rolls

I am back with another collaboration with some of my favorite black food bloggers, this time celebrating Juneteenth once again.  I have given the dets on the significance of Juneteenth in a previous blog post (check that out here!). In the year since then, the push for Juneteenth to become a national holiday continues to grow with many of the efforts centered right in Galveston, Texas where the holiday began!  Check out the Juneteenth Legacy Project for more of those details.  As for me, I continue to use Juneteenth as another opportunity to highlight the greatness that is African American [...]

By |2021-06-13T11:24:53-05:00June 4th, 2021|Categories: Recipes|1 Comment

Black Owned Houston Nightlife

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 [...]

By |2021-05-30T00:32:35-05:00May 30th, 2021|Categories: Favorite Things, Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|9 Comments

Savannah Day Trip

Going back to Charleston for a week meant that I would have time to hit up some other places on that side of the country.  So many people told me that if I loved Charleston, I would also love Savannah.   With a two hour car ride between the two cities, we rented a minivan and made the short trip over to Savannah to see what this Southern city had to offer.  It was a short visit, but I wanted to be sure to recap my Savannah Day Trip What to See We booked this trip about a month before leaving [...]

By |2021-05-29T19:00:21-05:00May 29th, 2021|Categories: City Guides, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Back to Charleston

Writing blog posts ain't as easy as it used to be folks! But I had to come and share with you all of the great places I ate and visited on my return visit to Charleston, South Carolina.  After getting my second vaccy dose, I decided that I needed a week vacation in a domestic location.  I loved Charleston so much the first time, so I picked it again.  So Back to Charleston I went with a group of friends and family in tow. Much of my trip was similar to my last visit, so please be sure to check out [...]

By |2021-05-08T10:41:35-05:00May 8th, 2021|Categories: City Guides, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

KP Kitchen

When you move to a new area in Houston, one of the first things you should do is find a good neighborhood restaurant.  Preferably locally owned with locally sourced food.  You know the kind where the owner is always present wandering about greeting guests and helping staff.  KP Kitchen is just that for those in the Memorial/City Centre area.  Owner Kerry Paul, aka KP, cut his teeth at Houston favorites like Benjy's, the Classic and Local Foods.  His experience at these great restaurants shines through in the setup of his restaurant, the elegant classic feel and of course the food! I [...]

By |2021-03-13T14:53:33-06:00March 13th, 2021|Categories: Houston Eats, Lunch|0 Comments

Roots Wine Bar

So listen, most of my blog posts are the result of one good visit to a new or new to me spot in Houston.  When the world is open, it is rare that I circle back to places because there is always something shiny and new that I want to check out next.  Welp, I visited Roots Wine Bar about a week ago and loved it so much that I was back with another group of friends by that weekend.  This here post is the culmination of two good visits to Roots Wine Bar and the conclusion you should take [...]

By |2021-03-11T21:30:17-06:00March 11th, 2021|Categories: Dinner, Happy Hour, Houston Eats|0 Comments

Savoir Houston

Before the world shut down, I attended a work Christmas dinner at Savoir Houston over in the Heights.  I was super impressed with the food, service, the restaurant and the cute bar next door.   My plan was to come back and take photos in the daylight for a blog post.  Well here we are, over a year later, but I finally made it back for a socially distant brunch with a friend.  I gotta say Savoir Houston may be the best brunch in town that you just did not know about. The Setup During my visit in 2019, I recalled [...]

By |2021-03-01T19:27:51-06:00March 1st, 2021|Categories: Brunches, Houston Brunches, Inside the Loop|0 Comments

Feta Pasta Bake

There is FINALLY a food trend that I can participate in.  Food bloggers and Instagrammers hop on the latest trend filling your feeds with some new recipe or new food trick.  A few months ago it was the Dalgona whipped coffee and since I am not a coffee drinker, I had to sit back with fomo as the rest of my foodie friends joined in.   Then, the feta pasta bake or as I like to call Instagram pasta, made its way to my feed.  An easy pasta recipe featuring cheese and a tomato sauce.  It had my name written all [...]

By |2021-02-14T11:37:13-06:00February 14th, 2021|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments