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9 Tips for Rodeo Houston

Growing up in Houston, I have been attending the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo since I was a little girl.  From Go Texan Day to the rodeo art contest, the rodeo is such a quintessential part of a Houston upbringing.  As an adult, I still love it and have learned more about all that the rodeo has to offer over the last few years.  The rodeo can be a bit confusing to navigate for out-of- towners or recent transplants.   I've tried to share a bit on Instagram, but there still seems to be questions about how the Rodeo works.  So [...]

By |2024-02-22T15:10:42-06:00February 18th, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fave Dining Experiences of 2023

As we wrap up 2023, I am reminded of my great dining experiences I had throughout the year.  Many of them right here in Houston where I live, while others happened during my travels.  Some restaurants provided excellent cuisine or unique dishes, while others provided fun atmosphere.  Here is a recap of my Fave Dining Experiences of 2023. Vine - Accra,Ghana Last year, I celebrated the New Year in Accra, Ghana setting the tone for a great year to come! We started out the year with brunch at Vine.  The patio style restaurant had a great fun atmosphere and delicious [...]

By |2023-12-30T17:49:30-06:00December 28th, 2023|Categories: Houston Eats, Top Lists, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

10 Honeyland Fest Takeaways

Hi. It's me.  A Houstonian foodie here to give you the real about the inaugural Honeyland that went down in Sugar Land, Texas this weekend.  From the beginning, this event caught the attention of foodies like myself.  Promoters initially billed Honeyland as a food and wine festival with music acts, all of which would highlight Black culture.  They even pulled out Marcus Samuelsson for the initial promo calling him the curator of the food, which led me to believe this would be a legit event.  As more about the event came out, it was clear to me that this event [...]

By |2023-11-14T18:54:21-06:00November 13th, 2023|Categories: Events, Houston Eats|21 Comments

Kitchen Items for Holiday Cooking

This post includes affiliate links. This does not cost you anything, but will allow me to receive a percentage of the sale.  Houston is now under 100 degrees, so I’m going to call that fall! This time of year, I tend to stay home more to cook and bake.  Something about it getting darker earlier just means I should be eating at home.  Anywho, with a few Thanksgivings under my belt and some Christmas baking, I now know to start doing inventory of things I need well before the holiday season.  For example, one of my pots is done, so [...]

By |2023-11-04T14:41:15-05:00November 4th, 2023|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|0 Comments

Where to Eat in Houston Before Renaissance

So, I went to see Beyonce in Toronto in July.   And about halfway through that concert I knew that as a Houstonian, I was going to have to make sure that I was in the building for the Houston show as well.  Now, I have yet to secure my tickets, because these prices are highway robbery ($600 for the 600 level!).  We know this is partly because many out-of-towners decided that Houston would be the best place to see Bey as this is her hometown.  Heavy sigh, we need an ID check at the door!  Over the last few weeks, [...]

By |2023-09-23T09:36:34-05:00September 10th, 2023|Categories: Top Lists|0 Comments

Renaissance in Toronto

When Beyonce announced the Renaissance tour dates, my friends and I were scrambling to find a city to see the show.   Yes, I live in Houston and obviously her hometown would be an excellent place to see her.  However, we wanted to get a vacation out of it!  So we looked at the schedule and picked Toronto.  A city that was new to all us.   Our group included about 10 ladies from Houston and Missouri.  We had a great time!  Here is my recap of Renaissance in Toronto! Where to Stay Within the group, we stayed at various hotels all [...]

By |2023-08-02T21:13:38-05:00August 2nd, 2023|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Houston Restaurant Weeks Recommendations

Calling all Houston Foodies, restaurant weeks is upon us!  Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW) starts on August 1st and goes through Labor Day Weekend  For those newer to the city, during the month of August, Houston restaurants feature unique menus for brunch, lunch and dinner ranging from $25-55.  These meals are generally two to three courses at some of Houston's best (and often most expensive) restaurants.   The best part?  A portion of the proceeds goes to the Houston Food Bank.   By 2022, HRW had raised $18.8 million dollars for the Houston Food Bank.  Each year people slide into my DMs asking [...]

By |2023-07-30T17:33:48-05:00July 30th, 2023|Categories: Dinner, Houston Eats, Lunch|0 Comments

Black Girls Who Brunch Favorite Houston Black Owned Restaurants

When I decided to compile a list of Black Girls Who Brunch Favorite Houston Black Owned Restaurants it was partly because of how our dining scene has changed over the years.  We have seen somewhat of a Black Renaissance in Houston with a massive growth of Black businesses and Black restaurants in the city.  We have also seen an increase in tourism and people's awareness of our dining scene.  With that comes a variety of opinions and critiques.  What I have found is that a lot of places that people visited seeking a dining experience, are actually bars.   Then, within [...]

By |2024-02-18T12:05:25-06:00July 23rd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|4 Comments

Usher Residency in Vegas

This spring I was telling my sister I needed to do something for my birthday.  A trip.  A  concert.  Vibes.  She circled back weeks later noting that Usher just so happened to have a show the day after my birthday in Vegas! It did not take much to sell me.  Just like that we were purchasing concert tickets and planning our trip for the Usher Residency in Vegas. Where to Stay If you are going to the Usher concert, be sure to stay at the Park MGM.  If you have an MGM account or players card, check your account offers [...]

By |2023-06-25T12:25:29-05:00June 25th, 2023|Categories: Traveling Foodie|12 Comments

What to do for Juneteenth 2023

Juneteenth is around the corner and many people are still looking for things to do for the holiday.  With the national acceptance of the holiday being new, I find that people, mainly Black people want to honor the day appropriately by focusing on the history.  The other thought is, lets rest.  Living in this country as a Black person can be traumatic.  Every day there is a new story of a person being harmed or killed simply because they are Black.  This is daunting to say the least, so taking a day off in this capitalistic system to rest and [...]

By |2023-06-07T19:14:59-05:00June 7th, 2023|Categories: Events|0 Comments
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