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

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

Morning Glory San Diego

Last month I shared nothing on this platform.  This was the first time since I created my blog that I let a month go by without putting fingers to my keyboard and sharing a new recipe, restaurant experience or travel.  I spent much of last month consumed with the Presidential election.  Sharing important news updates on my Instagram page, encouraging people to vote and even serving as a poll worker on election day.  After election day I jetted to San Diego with my sister for a much needed getaway.  We did not do much on this short trip that warrants [...]

By |2020-11-16T21:43:30-06:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Brunches, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Brennan’s of Houston

As I share my latest restaurant review a few things come to mind.  First, whewww this feels weird?! It's been so long.  Second, I feel the need to justify my outings to those who I know disagree.   While there are a series of new restaurant reviews on my page, my outings still remain few and far between with me mainly dining at home with takeout or home cooked meals.   Of the four-five times I've dined inside, I made a point to pick places where the experience could not be replicated at home.  Brennan's of Houston s the epitome of a [...]

By |2020-09-26T20:37:41-05:00September 19th, 2020|Categories: Brunches, Houston Brunches, Inside the Loop|0 Comments

Brunch at Trez Art and Wine

Whew! It feels weird to be writing a restaurant post.  As many of us have, I scaled back dining inside of restaurants due to current conditions.  Instead, I provide my support through takeout and of course sharing on my social media.  This has worked for some time, but let's be real, brunch is different!  Part of what makes brunch so good are the vibes and people that come along with it.  SO for Black Restaurant Week I decided to venture out with a few blogger friends to Trez Art and Wine.  Here is my review, enjoy!  The Vibe Trez Art [...]

By |2020-07-25T18:53:04-05:00July 25th, 2020|Categories: Brunches, Houston Brunches, Inside the Loop|0 Comments

24 Pancake Recipes to Make Instead of Aunt Jemima

Last week Quaker announced that they were doing away with the name and image of their Aunt Jemima brand.  Founded in 1889, from the beginning Aunt Jemima played on imagery from minstrel shows and the mammy figure, a stereotypical portrayal of a Black woman (think Gone with the Wind). Over the last hundred years or so, societal norms have changed and Aunt Jemima, now part of the Quaker Companies, continued to reckon with it’s own history and imagery.  Rather than removing the name or character of Aunt Jemima, Quaker instead remixed her a couple of times, slimming her down and [...]

By |2020-06-23T18:35:03-05:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Brunches, Recipes, Top Lists|0 Comments

Postino’s Brunch

My brunch game has been weak this year, not going to lie!  When the folks over at Postino invited me out to try to the brunch menu, I jumped at the chance to do some much needed catching up.  I have visited Postino before (check out the recap here if you missed that), but for happy hour not brunch.  I typically do not write two blogs about the same restaurant, but the brunch was so good it deserved its own write up!  Get in to Postino's Brunch. The Drinks At its core, Postino is a wine bar so of COURSE [...]

By |2020-03-14T23:35:22-05:00March 14th, 2020|Categories: Brunches, Houston Brunches, Inside the Loop|0 Comments

Brunch at BB Italia

Let's talk about brunch people! I get so excited when I have a new brunch recommendation.  Mainly because I know that is why many of you come here and I try to give the people what they want!  A few weekends ago, a foodie friend and I visited BB Italia for brunch.  BB Italia is the sister restaurant to one of my all time favorites, B&B Butchers.  So you can imagine I was excited to visit and even more excited to visit for brunch.  Get in to this breakdown of Brunch at BB Italia! The Setup BB Italia is off [...]

By |2019-11-03T11:56:51-06:00November 3rd, 2019|Categories: Houston Brunches, Outside the Loop|2 Comments

Brunch at Whiskey Cake

Y'all, I did something I rarely do! I traveled out to the burbs for brunch! This trip just so happened to be to Whiskey Cake which I have heard nothing but great things about.  I was beyond excited to try it, so much so that the drive down I10 didn't even seem that bad.  For this foodie adventure, I grabbed foodie friend Bridgette of Bits 'n Bites for a Saturday Brunch at Whiskey Cake! The Setup Okay y'all know I judge restaurants out in the burbs.  They all look the same and lack character.  Whiskey Cake definitely breaks the stereotype!  The [...]

By |2019-09-05T09:58:20-05:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Brunches, Outside the Loop|2 Comments

FM Kitchen & Bar Brunch

It is time to add another brunch spot to your repertoire friends!  I recently visited FM Kitchen and Bar to try out their new brunch items.  They kept quite a few of your favorites and added some new items that are sure to be crowd pleasers!  Get in to this recap of the FM Kitchen & Bar Brunch below! The Setup On my last visit to FM Kitchen and Bar I was relegated to the indoor space.  In the years since that visit, the owners have expanded the outdoor offerings and added some Instagram worthy murals as well. During our [...]

By |2019-05-07T23:03:08-05:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Brunches, Houston Brunches, Inside the Loop|3 Comments