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Houston’s Best Group Dining Spots

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 [...]

By |2022-10-30T00:16:52-05:00October 30th, 2022|Categories: Events, Houston Eats|0 Comments

Houston Restaurants to Visit this Fall

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 [...]

Weekend in New York City

At eighteen years old my older sister flew me out to New York City so I could experience the Big Apple before I started college a few weeks later.   It was one of my favorite trips EVER especially at 18 years old with no passport and few vacations under my belt.   Fast forward another eighteen years, and my sister suggested that we meet up in New York City for the Stranger Things Experience.   Y'all know if I have airline points and my PTO lines up, it is hard for me to say no to a trip! So I said yes, [...]

By |2022-08-30T18:54:06-05:00August 30th, 2022|Categories: City Guides, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Planning Group Travel

While on my trip to Punta Cana, people kept asking me HOW.  How are you able to get 22 family members on an international trip.  How did you organize it? Get everyone to pay? How did y'all not have any fights or arguments??  Others would say, my family could NEVER.  I want to encourage everyone, especially Black folks to not be afraid of the family travel.  It provides an excellent opportunity to bond, have a great time and step outside of your everyday norms. Here are some tips on Planning Group Travel. WHY? What is the purpose of traveling with [...]

By |2022-08-28T13:25:16-05:00August 28th, 2022|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Traveling Foodie, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Punta Cana Recap

If you have been around BGWB for sometime you may recall my family cruise some years back or my group trip to Aruba.  Welp we did it again, this time with a group of twenty-two people to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  It was a week vacation on an all inclusive resort.  Lots of fun and life long memories.   Check out my Punta Cana Recap below! Punta Cana When I travel out of the country one of my goals is try to get an authentic experience of the culture. I look for historical sites, popular food or drink and [...]

By |2022-08-03T21:23:58-05:00August 3rd, 2022|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Essence Festival 2022

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 [...]

By |2022-07-07T22:48:14-05:00July 7th, 2022|Categories: New Orleans, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Juneteenth Sites in Houston and Galveston

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 [...]

By |2022-05-30T22:58:01-05:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Events, Top Lists, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Célébrez en Rosé Recap

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 [...]

By |2022-05-29T15:25:11-05:00May 29th, 2022|Categories: Events|0 Comments

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
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