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Weekend in Memphis

This year has been a year of travel, making up for 2020.  As you probably can tell, I love a weekend trip especially when traveling domestically.  Earlier this year my friend recommended a weekend trip to Memphis, Tennessee for the Southern Heritage Classic.  This game would match up Jackson State University coached by Deion Sanders and Tennessee State University coached by Eddie George.  Considering that I have family in Memphis, had never been AND Southwest had cheap flights?! This seemed like an easy yes for a Weekend in Memphis. Where to Stay For this trip we opted to stay at [...]

By |2021-09-17T12:52:37-05:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Traveling Foodie|1 Comment

10 Houston Restaurants to Visit in September 2021

Last month I did a "restaurant dump" for August and you all seemed to like it!  I love when a new idea aligns with my audience.  So I am back for the month of September with a new list of restaurants to try.  Remember, this is just a quick way to share restaurants that I visited recently, may have posted on Instagram, but did not get a chance to do a full dedicated blog post.  Here we go, 10 Houston Restaurants to Visit in September 2021 Bayou & Bottle Before the world shut down, Bayou & Bottle was one of [...]

By |2021-09-14T01:22:14-05:00September 14th, 2021|Categories: Houston Eats|0 Comments

10 Takeaways from the Family Reunion at the Salamander Resort

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending the inaugural Family Reunion at the Salamander Resort.   Hosted by Sheila Johnson and Chef Kwame Onwuachi the event aimed to celebrate the black culinary and hospitality world while taking the form of a traditional black folks family reunion.  With chefs from all over the world, panels of experts and a great crowd of "cousins" this may be one of the best events I have ever attended as a food blogger.  As you can imagine, I have lots of thoughts to share in this recap so lets get in to the 10 Takeaways [...]

By |2021-08-30T21:43:36-05:00August 30th, 2021|Categories: Events, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

10 Houston Restaurants to Visit in August 2021

Black Girls Who Brunch started as a restaurant review blog with me churning out a few reviews every month, mainly focusing on new restaurants around town.  Well this year, you may have noticed that I have not done those as much even though I have still be dining at new places.  Instagram seems to be getting most of that content which is not really my preference, but  over these six years I have also noticed that a single review blog post never does as well as a list blog post.  Since I am all about saving time and also providing [...]

By |2021-08-11T20:34:21-05:00August 11th, 2021|Categories: Favorite Things, Top Lists|0 Comments

Why is Everyone Visiting Houston?

Let me start with two things about me.  The first is, I love to travel, domestic and international.  The second is that I LOVE my hometown of Houston, heck I basically dedicated a whole blog to it.  I truly cannot see myself living anywhere else.  I love the culture of Houston, the diversity, the size, the people, the opportunities and so much more.  Well when you combine these two things, one would think I would get the appeal for tourists visiting my hometown.  Well... I am still a bit confused as are many other Houstonians.  We really are asking ourselves... [...]

By |2021-07-25T11:33:28-05:00July 25th, 2021|Categories: Top Lists, Traveling Foodie|1 Comment

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|10 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